In the episode Captain Picard is sitting in Ten-Forward when another officer, now an admiral, approaches him. They come to quarrel over an incident in the past, the admiral says something about a court martial being "standard procedure when a ship is lost".

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    Again we see how Star Trek is "Hornblower in space"; court martial was standard procedure for a ship being lost in the age of sail as well. Apr 24, 2017 at 20:56

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This is TNG: Measure of a Man

PICARD: Oh, you did more than your job. You enjoyed it.

PHILLIPA: Not true! A court martial is standard procedure when a ship is lost. I was doing my duty as an officer of the Judge Advocate General.

TNG: Measure of a Man

For the record, Phillipa Louvois isn't an Admiral but she has been promoted from Lt Cmdr to Captain since he last saw her (when she was prosecuting him for losing the Stargazer)

  • I stand corrected.
    – Nu'Daq
    Apr 24, 2017 at 20:15
  • @Nu'Daq - On the plus side, your quote was spot on.
    – Valorum
    Apr 24, 2017 at 20:18
  • also the episode in which we find Picard may have a history of domestic violence ;)
    – NKCampbell
    Apr 24, 2017 at 22:15
  • ... which does make me wonder why a simple Google didn't do the trick ahem Apr 25, 2017 at 0:54
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    @BoundaryImposition - SE policy is that we should "embrace non-Googlers" :-)
    – Valorum
    Apr 25, 2017 at 7:17

In Measure of a Man Picard confronts Phillipa Louvois who had been promoted to Captain since she prosecuted his court martial.

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