Notice that the SHADO courtroom has an almost wall-sized,
red-bordered image of a landed UFO in the woods on the wall
perpendicular to, and to the right of, the door. To the left
of the door is an equally-sized image of an aerial view of
The novelization reveals the "courtroom" is actually just a
conference room used for the court martial.
When Foster takes the stand at his court martial, he states
his name and SHADO code number, 804. This is the correct
number assigned to him in "Exposed"
and also mentioned in
When $10,000 suspiciously shows up in Foster's bank account,
Straker asks Freeman how they tracked where it came from. But
Freeman responds, "A Swiss, numbered account? You tell me."
Swiss banks have been known for their secrecy and protection
of client information since the Middle Ages, though there
is, in modern times, more cooperation with the law enforcement
agencies of other nations than is popularly believed.
Foster appears to have redecorated his apartment here from
the way it looked in
"Exposed", though there are many
"Exposed", Straker had a meeting
with Foster on the Harlington-Straker backlot set of Rupert
Square, Westminster. Here, Straker and Freeman travel to the
"real" Rupert Square to track down the maker of the spy
devices found in Foster's apartment. Of course, it's
actually the same Elstree Studios backlot seen in the
At 35:17 on the DVD, a Roger and Crispin antique store is
seen in Rupert Square. This appears to be a fictional
As Freeman's SHADOcar pulls up to the A.G. Singleton
electronics shop at 35:28 on the DVD, notice that the
to have lost the front passenger-side hubcap.
A.G. Singleton shop appears to have been a fictional
A.G. Singleton shop, a box labeled with "Trio" and "SP-5D"
is seen on a shelf. The Trio SP-5D was a speaker made by the
Japanese Trio Corporation in 1968.
This episode reveals that the swirling light screen behind
Straker's desk actually hides an escape route in the form of
an elevator with a secret exit on the studio grounds.
38:42 on the DVD is a reuse of a shot of from
"The Responsibility Seat".
As in that episode, this shot shows only the driver in the
car, but there are supposed to be two people in it!
Notes from the novelization of
"Court Martial" by Robert Miall, published as UFO in Great
Britain and UFO: Flesh Hunters in the USA.
(Roughly speaking, pages 69-71, 76-77, and
cover the events of "Court Martial". The page numbers come from the 1st
printing, UK paperback edition, published 1971)
This book is actually a novelization of several episodes,
interwoven into a single story in a way the televised
versions are not. It features the plot and characters of
and "Court Martial". For purposes of
this study of "Court Martial", only the chapters covering this
episode will be covered here. The chapters covering others
are dealt with in the studies of those episodes.
"Conflict" identifies General
Henderson's first name as James. This novelization, however,
refers to him as Wes Henderson.
Page 126 states that hovertrains race along intercity routes
during the 1980s of UFO. Hovertrains and
maglev trains started coming into use in the late 1960s and
when this novel was written in 1970 it was widely thought
they were the future of high speed travel within and between
cities. But various disadvantages caused them to fall out of
favor in the mid-1970s in the real world, hence our universe
is still stuck mostly with wheeled trains.
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