Captain Archer has been captured by Klingons. He's accused of conspiring against the Klingon Empire. He's been promised a trial however and an advocate has been assigned to him, Kolos. During the trial it becomes clear Enterprise had responded to a distress call and rescued 27 people, who were considered traitors by the Klingons and to be picked up by the Klingon captain Duras, now weapons officer. Archer gets the feeling the whole trial is a farce, especially since his advocate tells the magistrate there's no defense. Archer tries to convince Kolos he must do better, while Starfleet, the Vulcan High Command and Enterprise think of other ways to get him released. Written by
Arnoud Tiele (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Though never stated in dialogue, the script states that the trial took place on Narendra III. This, too, is something of an irony, as 192 years later, another ship named Enterprise would be lost, defending the Klingon outpost on the planet from an attack by the Romulan Star Empire, an act of courage which greatly improved relations between the Klingon Empire and the United Federation of Planets. See more
When top-view shots of the Klingon tribunal hall are shown revealing onlookers in second-floor and third-floor balconies, the spectators are exactly the same, including identical costumes and synchronous actions. See more
My father... was a teacher; my mother, a biologist at the university. They encouraged me to take up the law. Now, all young people want to do is take up weapons, as soon as they can hold them. They're told there's honor in victory. Any victory. What honor is there in a victory over a weaker opponent? Had Duras destroyed that ship, he would've been lauded as a hero of the Empire, for murdering helpless refugees. We were a great society, not so long ago. When honor was earned through integrity ...
Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
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