Captain Kirk’s career is at stake when he is put on trial for the loss of a crewman during an ion storm.
Seriously this episode should be titled Ion Pods Away, because the Ion Pod is the single best story device we’ve ever encountered on Star Trek.
We dedicate a sizeable chunk of time to the Ion Pod, some may claim a little too much time but to those people I remind them that the space wrench gets equal if not more airtime.
We also discuss how Spock has a P-Touch label maker and how integral to everything that the Ion Pod is that Captain Kirk is only ever a button away from ejecting it… for ummmm reasons.
So did you enjoy our take on Court Martial or are we too quick to judge the books and the lawyers and the space wrenches?!?!