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Court Martial (Star Trek: The Original Series) Quotes

Court Martial (Star Trek: The Original Series) is a television show that appeared on TV in 1970 . Court Martial ended in 1970.

It features Alexander Courage in charge of musical score.

Court Martial (Star Trek: The Original Series) Quotes

  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "It's not all bad, Mr. Spock. Who knows, you may be able to beat your next captain at chess."
  • (Dr. McCoy) "If you have any doubt, that was indeed Captain James Kirk of the Enterprise."
  • (Areel Shaw) "Yes, I know. Are you a friend of his?"
  • (Dr. McCoy) "In these trying times, one of the few. Doctor Leonard McCoy, and you?"
  • (Areel Shaw) "Areel Shaw, and I'm a friend, too. An old one."
  • (Dr. McCoy) "All of my old friends look like doctors; all of his look like you."
  • (Cogley) "Gentlemen. I submit to you that Lt. Commander Ben Finney is not dead."
  • (Areel Shaw) "Your witness, Mr. Cogley."
  • (Cogley) "No questions."
  • (Cogley) "You did the right thing, but -- would you do it again?"
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "Given the same circumstances, I would do the same thing without hesitation. Because the steps I took, in the order I took them, were absolutely necessary, if I were to save my ship. And nothing is more important than my ship."
  • (Jame Finney) "There you are. I just wanted one more look at you; the man who killed my father."
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "Goodbye, Areel. Better luck next time."
  • (Areel Shaw) "I had pretty good luck this time. I lost, didn't I?"
  • (Areel Shaw) "Do you think it would cause a complete breakdown of discipline, if a lowly lieutenant kissed a starship captain on the bridge of his ship?"
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "Let's try."
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "See, no change. Discipline goes on."
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "Areel. You still haven't told me how you know so much about what the prosecution's going to do."
  • (Areel Shaw) "Because, Jim Kirk, my dear old love -- I am the prosecution. And I have to do my very best to have you slapped down hard. Broken out of the service. In disgrace."
  • (Mr. Spock) "Lieutenant, I am half-Vulcanian. Vulcanians do not speculate. I speak from pure logic. If I let go of a hammer on a planet that has a positive gravity, I need not see it fall to know that it has in fact fallen."
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "I'm telling you, I was there, on the bridge. I know what happened. I know what I did."
  • (Portmaster Stone) "It's in the transcript. And computer transcripts don't lie. Now, I'm telling you, Captain, either you accept a permanent ground assignment, or -- the whole disciplinary weight of Starfleet Command is going to light right on your neck."
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "So that's the way we do it now? Sweep it under the rug, and me along with it? Not on your life. I intend to fight."
  • (Portmaster Stone) "Then you draw a general court."
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "Draw it? I demand it, and right now, Commodore Stone, right now."
  • (Dr. McCoy) "Mr. Spock, you're the most cold-blooded man I've ever known."
  • (Mr. Spock) "Why, thank you, Doctor."
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "What is all this?"
  • (Cogley) "I figure we'll be spendin' some time together, so I moved in."
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "I hope I'm not crowding you."
  • (Cogley) "What's the matter? Don't you like books?"
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "Oh, I like them fine. But a computer takes less space."
  • (Areel Shaw) "The prosecution concedes the inestimable record of Captain Kirk."
  • (Portmaster Stone) "Mr. Cogley?"
  • (Cogley) "I wouldn't want to slow the wheels of progress. But then, on the other hand, I wouldn't want those wheels to run over my client in their unbridled haste."
  • (Portmaster Stone) "Continue."
  • (Cogley) "Stop. Now, I think that's enough. I wouldn't want to slow things up too much."
  • (Cogley) "Books, young man, books. Thousands of them. If time wasn't so important, I'd show you something. My library. Thousands of books."
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "And what would be the point?"
  • (Cogley) "This is where the law is. Not in that homogenized, pasteurized synthesizer. Do you want to know the law? The ancient concepts in their own language? Learn the intent of the men who wrote them, from Moses to the tribunal of Alpha III? Books."
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "You have to be either an obsessive crackpot who's escaped from his keeper, or Samuel T. Cogley, attorney at law."
  • (Cogley) "You're right on both counts. Need a lawyer?"
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "I'm afraid so."
  • (Dr. McCoy) "If you have any doubts, that was indeed Captain James Kirk, of the Enterprise."
  • (Areel Shaw) "Yes, I know. Are you a friend of his?"
  • (Dr. McCoy) "In these trying times, one of the few. Doctor Leonard McCoy. And you?"
  • (Areel Shaw) "Areel Shaw. And I'm a friend too. An old one."
  • (Dr. McCoy) "All of my old friends look like doctors. All of his look like you"
  • (Dr. McCoy) "."
  • (Areel Shaw) "Jim, be serious. You're not an ordinary human, you're a starship captain, and you've stepped into scandal. If there's any way they can do it, they'll slap you down, hard and permanently, for the good of the service."
  • (Cogley) "Rights, sir, human rights. The Bible. The Code of Hammurabi, and of Justinian. Magna Carta. The Constitution of the United States. Fundamental Declarations of the Martian Colonies. The Statutes of Alpha III. Gentlemen; these documents all speak of rights. Rights of the accused to a trial by his peers, to be represented by counsel. The rights of cross-examination. But most importantly, the right to be confronted by the witnesses against him; a right to which my client's been denied."
  • (Areel Shaw) "Your Honor, that is ridiculous. We've produced the witnesses in court. My learned opponent had the opportunity to see them, cross-examine them --"
  • (Cogley) "All but one. The most devastating witness against my client is not a human being, it's a machine. An information system. The computer log of the Enterprise. And I ask this court adjourn and reconvene aboard that vessel."
  • (Areel Shaw) "I protest, Your Honor."
  • (Cogley) "And I repeat. I speak of rights. A machine has none. A man must. My client has the right to face his accuser. And if you do not grant him that right, you have brought us down to the level of the machine. Indeed, you have elevated that machine above us. I ask that my motion be granted. And more than that, gentlemen, in the name of a humanity fading in the shadow of the machine, I demand it. I demand it."
  • (Areel Shaw) "How long will it be this time before I see you again?"
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "At the risk of sounding like a mystic, that depends on the stars."
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "Put the phaser down, Ben."
  • (Finney) "Oh, I wouldn't kill you, Captain. Your own death would mean too little to you. But your ship --"
  • (Captain James T. Kirk) "What about my ship?"
  • (Finney) "It's dead. I've killed it."

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