I Knew You Were Tribbles (When You Walked In) Skewers Star Trek And Taylor Swift

By David Wharton | 8 years ago

Given how inescapable Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble (When You Walked In)” has been over the past couple of months, you’ve almost certainly heard some of it, even if you didn’t want to. But even if you’re no fan of Swift’s music, we can be thankful for the barrage of parodies it’s inspired (my favorite examples involving the judicious application screaming goats or screaming Nic Cage). As for the video below, the most surprising thing is that it took this long for somebody to think of it and make it happen. Ladies, gentlemen, undercover Klingons: I give you “I Knew You Were Tribbles (When You Dropped In).”

The video is the creation of Josh Millard, referencing of course the unforgettable episode “The Trouble with Tribbles,” written by David Gerrold. We’ll forgive the spotty vocals in deference to the clever lyrics and spot-on editing. I still keep laughing at the shot of the guy adding one tribble after another during the “which had a baby, which had a baby, which had a baby-y-y-y-yyy” refrain. Nicely done, sir.

Millard also has a webcomic, Larp Trek. And just for the hell of it, here’s that Nic Cage thing I mentioned…