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Mar 4th 2014 at 1:13:26 AM •••

  • Star Trek: This practice carries over from the show into various Star Trek novels. When a civilian ship, shuttle, or other vessel without torpedoes suffers a casualty, it seems to be standard practice to use the transporter to do the job (optionally destroying the body in the process so there aren't desiccated corpses floating in deep space for all eternity...).

Plonking this here (with a bit of tweaking) until it can have a specific example added.

May 15th 2011 at 5:14:08 PM •••

It's just occured to me that - given that Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest sonofabitch IN SPACE! - a lot of people are going to have their day ruined by ancient space coffins falling out of the sky.

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Sep 5th 2014 at 9:17:59 PM •••

Most likely, if they hit a planet, they'll just burn up in the atmosphere.

What if shooting stars are actually dead bodies?

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