2013 Portland Trek In The Park Schedule, Pictures, & Video: The Trouble With Tribbles | Free, Cathedral Park

Trek in the Park: Journey to Babel
Trek in the Park photo by Merrick Monroe

Portland’s Trek in the Park returns for the 2013 season on August 3rd and runs for 4 weekends. Like last year, it will be in Cathedral Park under the St Johns Bridge. This is the fifth and final year of the series, and they have chosen one of the most famous episodes, “The Trouble With Tribbles”. After being depicted in Portlandia and written about in many large news outlets last year, the crowds will likely be even larger than before. Get there early for a good seat! As always, it is free to attend.

Below are more pictures from previous years and a trailer video for this coming season & the Portlandia skit.


Related Events and Info:


trek in the park 2013Trek In The Park: Journey To Babel
August 3-25, 2013 | Saturdays & Sundays 5PM | FREE

Cathedral Park
North Portland / St Johns
More info: www.atomic-arts.org

Trek in the Park’s Five-Year-Mission CONCLUDES! Over the last 4 summers, Atomic Arts has energized Portland to strange new worlds where no audience has gone before and it has all led to this- THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBBLES!

As Kirk and his crew attempt to settle a political dispute on a far off space station, they quickly realize their problems don’t stop there as they have to deal with Federation brass, tempestuous Klingons, and tiny, furry creatures who are adorable, hungry and… multiplying.

Portland actors accompanied with live music and effects bring this classic piece of pop culture to life at historic and picturesque Cathedral Park under the St. Johns Bridge!


Shows are at 5:00pm Saturdays and Sundays August 3-25 (4 weekends, 8 shows total!)

The amphitheater is located under the St. Johns bridge at the corner of N Pittsburgh in N Portland.

Spend a day in the park, bring a picnic and BOLDLY GO!


About The Trouble With Tribbles (From Wikipedia):

trouble-with-tribbles“The Trouble With Tribbles” is the 44th episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek, the 15th episode of the second season. It was first broadcast in the United States on December 29, 1967, on NBC. In this episode, the ship travels to Deep Space Station K7 to guard a consignment of grain bound for Sherman’s Planet. On arrival, a trader named Cyrano Jones (Stanley Adams) gives Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) a tribble, with dramatic consequences. Kirk and the crew also have to deal with the arrival of Captain Koloth (William Campbell) and his Klingon battlecruiser, but the tribbles unexpectedly reveal a plot to poison the grain.

Around 1,500 tribbles were created for the episode, with special tribbles created for certain purposes such as out beanbags or with surgical balloons inserted in them. While initial fan reaction to the episode was mixed, it was more popular with the general public. Critical response to the episode was positive, and it was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation which instead went to fellow Star Trek episode “The City on the Edge of Forever”. It has since been included in several “best of” episode lists and features, including as part of the Best of DVD collection alongside three other episodes. It has also been released as part of the season two DVD box set.


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More Trek in the Park Pictures and Video:

(Star) Trek In The Park, Woodlawn Park, Portland, Oregon
Trek In The Park | Photo by Erin Connolly


Trek in the Park: Journey to Babel
Trek in the Park photo by Merrick Monroe


Trek in the Park: Journey to Babel
Trek in the Park photo by Merrick Monroe


Photo by this.nik


Trek in the Park 2010
Photo by The Impression That I Get


Trek In The Park: Mirror Mirror
Trek in the Park photo by Merrick Monroe


Video: Portlandia- Trek in the Park

Trek in the Park gets interrupted by the Portland Police in Portlandia- Cops Redesign.


Video: Trek in the Park 2013 Preview: The Trouble with Tribbles

The preview for 2013’s performance of “The Trouble with Tribbles”, performed at the end of 2012’s performance of “Journey to Babel”.


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