Random Headcanon: That Federation vessels in Star Trek seem to experience bizarre malfunctions with such overwhelming frequency isn't just an artefact of the serial television format. Rather, it's because the Federation as a culture are a bunch of deranged hyper-neophiles, tooling around in ships packed full of beyond-cutting-edge tech they don't really understand. Read on…

I swear that if you have any affection at all for Star Trek then you will find at least one passage at the other end of that link that leaves you helpless with laughter for a minute or two. Most likely, you'll find several.

[Via More Words, Deeper Hole]