SixDigitDebt I feel safer already having the fucking psychiatrist running the ship. Nothng screams "EMERGENCY PROCEDURE QUALIFICATIONS" like a career spent dealing with klingon gender identity issues.
kingarthur When I was a therapist, the character of Troi gave me hope of a future where we would be accepted and appreciated and deemed to be totally useless but still get all the great Starfleet perks.
SteamPoweredKleenex This still isn't as silly as the joystick Ryker used to fly the ship in "Insurrection."
SolRo there is no such thing as automatic starship seperation. redshirts actually phaser the ship into pieces, getting exposed to hard vacuum.
Jet Bin Fever Pretty much everyone gets screwed that isn't immediately on the bridge. It's sort of the opposite of accepted naval etiquette.
bopeton Wait what? I didn't know Constitution class ships had saucer separation.
Raggamuffin Well, I'm not going to look it up, but I think this isn't so much a ship function as much as a last ditch "use a bomb to blow off the part of the ship that will explode in a crash" kind of thing.
I like how it gently glides to a landing at the end.
Syd Midnight It was mentioned offhand in ST:TOS and the thought of it became such a part of obsessive Trekkie lore that they did an emergency saucer separation it in the first episode of TNG as fanservice. So fans complained, because the situation didn't really call for it.