Star Trek fans know that suspension of disbelief is crucial to their enjoyment of the space opera, especially the 1966 version. After all, the Enterprise was built by TV producers, not engineers. And those shows have been seen so many times that real fans have gotten a really good look at how unsuitable the Enterprise is for its mission. Some of the design flaws are pretty technical, while others are quite evident to everyone, like
9. No Seatbelts
We get it. It's fun to watch a dozen or so people get tossed around a bridge during a battle sequence — definitely more fun than just seeing a camera shake up and down while all the crew members remain safely strapped into their seats. But seriously, you'd think that after enough concussions caused by people falling out of their chairs, the Enterprise designers would just add some damn restraints. Class action lawsuit, anyone?
In most cases, drama trumps common sense, because a flawlessly-designed ship wouldn’t lend itself well to a crisis every week. Read about the most egregious design flaws on the USS Enterprise at io9. -via Metafilter