After encountering a severe ion storm, the Enterprise visits Star Base 11 for repairs. While there, Kirk files a report about the death of crewman and former friend LCDR Finney, who was taking scientific readings in an externally mounted instrument pod before Kirk needed to jettison it for the safety of the ship. However, the computer log shows that Kirk jettisoned the pod before there was a danger, thereby revealing the captain's willful perjury and culpable negligence in crewman Finney's death. Or so it would seem.
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Krasnovsky is the only member of the trial board to speak other than Commodore Stone. His single line is "And when the orbit begins to decay?" See more
At the beginning of his testimony, the computer announces Spock's rank as "lieutenant commander." Spock, however, is a full commander. While lieutenant commanders are, for the sake of convenience, frequently addressed as "commander" by organic beings (and mechanical ones trying to fit in among organics, such as Lieutenant Commander Data), the computer here would not be programmed to display such informality in a court-martial. See more
Mr. Spock, you're the most cold-blooded man I've ever known.
Why, thank you, Doctor.
The on-screen title is printed as "Court Martial", but the proper grammatical spelling should have included a hyphen. The title should have been printed as: "Court-Martial" See more
Special Enhanced version Digitally Remastered with new exterior shots and remade opening theme song See more
Referenced in The Hunt for Red October
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Written by Alexander Courage See more