In a spaceship, the captain and security chief are speaking in the captain’s ready room. An ensign pokes their head in through the door.
Ensign: Captain, aliens have taken over the ship!
Captain: Security Chief, isn’t it your job to prevent this?
Security Chief: I’ll increase our security measures. It won’t happen again.
Much later, they are in the same ready room when a lieutenant sticks their head through the door. The captain looks grumpy.
Lieutenant: Captain, holograms have taken over the ship!
Security Chief: Sorry, I didn’t anticipate invaders that could go inside the computer. I’ll make some adjustments.
The next time, the ship’s doctor sticks her head through.
Doctor: Captain, my kid’s science project has taken over the ship!
Security Chief: Come on, who could have seen that coming?
Looking exhausted, the security chief stands next to a computer console. The captain watches with their arms crossed, and an engineering officer stands nearby.
Security Chief: Okay, Captain, I’ve installed the most rigorous, cutting edge security measures in the ship’s computer so that nothing can take it over, I swear.
Engineering Officer: Captain, the computer has become sentient and taken itself over!
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Comments on Space Hijack
It’s a hard life battling the plot. You can never win, only delay the inevitable, because sooner or later the invisible hand of the author will show up and overcome all your efforts.
The best victory you can hope for is to force it into the contrive territory. It’s petty and a bit pointless, but that’s still a victory of some kind.
Looking at you, Star Trek.
LOL … I’d like a look at that science project. If it can take over the ship, it must be cool.
Good one again, Bunny and Chris!
Star Trek: TNG has you covered xD
P.S.: I love how sheepish the doctor looks and how she has some superficial resemblance to Beverly Crusher!
In the security officer defense, they always take the ship back, so the intruders security is not better.
You can’t prepare for everything. There will always be some unknown variable that you couldn’t have expected.
This holds especially true, when it’s an arms race. Whenever you come up with a new weapon or defense, the other side will begin looking for ways around it.
all previous invasions were orchastrated by the computer itself, to force the security officer to upgrade it´s security so when it decided to take over the ship no one would be able to take it back!