Kirk is falsely accused by a former friend, prosecuted by a former girlfriend, ridiculed by his fellow officers, and defended by a Luddite lawyer. Just another day at the office.
An interesting episode, this show is a classic mashup of sci-fi and a traditional courtroom drama. With the interesting character of Sam Cogley entering the Star Trek universe as Captain Kirk’s defending attorney, we find Kirk fighting for his professional career under the stress of losing one of his own crewmen. We also get to meet one of Kirk’s ex-flames (who apparently pushes Andy’s buttons).
With a classic Trek fight scene at the end, and perhaps the lamest prop in Trek history (the “white sound device”/microphone), this show gave us some great fodder for our discussion, which we hope you’ll enjoy half as much as we did.
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