I was watching TMP the other day, and something occurred to me: why wasn't Rand court martialed for her role in the transporter accident? I mean, this wasn't some random, unforseen malfunction -- the system was offline for repairs. Scotty and Decker were in the engine room working on the problem. Shouldn't the transporter operator know about this? What was going on? *door opens* RAND: Hey, Bob. BOB: Hi, Janice. Ready to take over? RAND: Yeah. BOB: Great. I've had to take a piss for the last hour. RAND: Thanks for sharing! BOB: Well, enjoy your shift. See you tomorrow. *Bob leaves the room* STARFLEET (over intercom): Enterprise, this is Starfleet Command. Commander Sonak and Lt. Yngok are ready to transport. RAND: Roger, Starfleet. Energizing now. *door opens* BOB: Hey, Janice, I forgot to tell yo-- *screaming starts* BOB: Uh, nevermind. After the accident, Kirk tells her there was nothing she could've done. Nothing? Really? She couldn't've checked the system status before beaming someone? You'd think that would be standard procedure.