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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The working title was "Court-martial on Starbase Eleven", See more
Kirk's defense lawyer (Cogley) is permitted to call Captain Kirk to the stand, even though the prosecution had not rested its case. One is left to assume that Kirk was possibly next in line to be called by the prosecution anyway, but the fact that the defense was permitted to question Kirk first indicates that the case had changed to the defense phase, again, without the prosecution resting its case. However, this is only a certainty in the American court system. In the Star Trek universe, there are those court systems that allow both prosecution and defense to present their arguments at the same time. See more
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Captain James T. Kirk
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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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