Star Trek Problems: Sensitive Consoles

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Wesley Crusher vs Exploding Console

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Vincent’s Comments: If you’ve ever seen Star Trek: The Next Generation, then you’ve probably seen the consoles exploding at one point in the episode. I believe there’s some dumb explanation for why it happens, something to do with the system overloading when under attack or some such. The real explanation in real life is that to show danger inside a ship it’s far more expensive to blow a hole in the side of a set or have it crash down on them every other week than it is to blow up a console and kill a random no name crew member.