The Trouble With Toup�es

Episode Title: "The Trouble With Toup�es"
Production Number: 42
Original Air Date: 12-29-67
Stardates: 4523.3, 4524.2

Synopsis: While responding to an emergency call from Deep Space Station K-7 to guard a shipment of quadrotriticale, the Enterprise crew acquires some small alien animals from trader Cyrano Jones. The living hairballs multiply faster than Kirk's chins and soon the Enterprise and K-7 are infested with the beasts.

A Klingon battle cruiser requests shore leave for its crew at the station. Under the terms of the Organian peace treaty, Kirk allows Captain Koloth and his crew to visit the station in limited numbers for tanning sessions and eyebrow maintenance. Klingons and Toup�es share a mutual dislike for each other due to olfactory incompatability.

Arne Darvin, a surgically altered Klingon admits to having poisoned the grain and the Klingons are ordered from Federation space. Cyrano Jones is given the 17.9 year task of removing the hyper-fertile Toup�es from the space station. Jones later founds the Intergalactic Hair Club for Men.

Lt. Commander Scott transports all the hair pieces from the Enterprise into the engine room of the Klingon battle cruiser before it goes into warp.

Mick Reasor
Gouache on Rives BFK, 2.5x3.5 inches, 2010