This weekend the remastered Star Trek episode “Court Martial” airs. There weren’t a lot of new effects, but the TOS-R took the opportunity to make one of their new ‘additions’
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From the CBS TOS-R Producers…
“Court Martial” Remastered
Captain Kirk on trial! The Enterprise, damaged from an ion storm and minus Records Office Ben Finney, pulls into Starbase 11 for much needed repair. While there, the apparent circumstances of Ben Finney’s death point to Kirk’s error. Now, with hotshot lawyer Samuel T. Cogsley (played brilliantly by Elisha Cook Jr.), Kirk must defeat the harshest witness of all: The Enterprise computer!
“Court Martial,” while relatively light on visual effects, gave us the chance to address the age-old question of where the Ion-Pod is located. Looking at an old script for reference we couldn’t find anything definitive. We labored long and hard over the positioning
and ultimately felt it made sense for Ben Finney to be close to Engineering since his plan included getting quickly to the lower decks where he could tamper with the ships computers in reasonable secrecy and be close to his hiding place to avoid the search he knew would follow.
We added some ships in orbit of the planet . Out on the frontier, we wanted Starbase 11 to have some activity happening in orbit, but not enough to take you away from the wounded Enterprise and its missing Ion-Pod.