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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Chandra would also sit in judgment of James T. Kirk in another timeline, serving on the Starfleet Academy board trying that Kirk for his actions regarding the Kobayashi Maru scenario in Star Trek
(2009). That board would also include Lt. Alice Rawlings, named for the actress who played Jame Finney. See more
In the bar scene near the beginning of the episode, a number of starfleet officers are wearing the Enterprise emblem on their uniforms, even though they are not Enterprise crew members. See more
Gentlemen. I submit to you that Lt. Commander Ben Finney is not dead!
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
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Referenced in The Hunt for Red October
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