: Oh no! That last lightning bolt fused the detonator! There's no way to turn this thing off! Simmons
: Can you do it manually? Sarge
: Impossible. I specifically designed it so that I wouldn't be able to defuse it. Grif
: Why? Sarge
: In case I fell into the wrong hands, and was brainwashed to help the Blues. Simmons
: Nice thinking, sir. Grif
: You had to get just one last
asskiss in before we die, didn't you?
This is like having an emergency light that plugs into the wall! Or a parachute with a rope that's connected to the airplane!
It seems the ship blew a plasma injector, and is now down to just four. Archer insists the ship can run on four injectors just fine, but Trip points out it can't run on three.
Okay, see what I mean about Starfleet sending them out to look like idiots? If something is that essential to the functioning of your ship, why would you not carry spares?
Multiple spares, at that? And even supposing they did
carry spares, and they've already blown through all of them, why would they not turn around and head back to Earth as soon as they lost their last spare?
Note to self
: When designing outer-space headquarters, do not allow personal living quarters to be shot off into space by a control that is outside the room
—Chris Sims on X-Men
, "Sanctuary, Part 1"
"Note: Need to implement this."
(chaos is wreaking havoc in Ponyville)
Twilight Sparkle: Don't worry, everypony! I've learned a new failsafe spell that will fix everything!
(Her horn glows, and a wave of light surrounds Ponyville. When it fades... nothing happens.)
Twilight Sparkle: My failsafe spell... failed! Now what do we do?
"At Starfleet, we put the 'fail' in failsafe!"