@violet pretty sure the ship cleaning itself is just propaganda used by Starfleet recruiters

@Taweret @violet in the middle of a red alert and the roomba comes out and starts bumping into people's feet

@robotcarsley @Taweret @violet Riker comes out of the holodeck, drunk. He staggers and smashes a wall panel, falling asleep with sparks flying all around him.

The ship's automated cleaning services use the transporter/replicator system to disintegrate the broken glass, except it also takes Riker with it because of the glass that became embedded in him too. Then it creates a new panel in its place and deletes the logs for this event.

It's the perfect crime.

@Taweret dude's also responsible for cleaning the only bathroom on the ship

@extinct pretty sure they all just go on the transporter pad and have O'Brien beam it into space


I'd hate to use that bathroom after @Worf , especially after he gobbled up a plate of #gagh, downed a cask of #Klingon #bloodwine and chased it down with a pint of prune juice.

@Taweret @extinct I can’t believe Star Trek handles people going to the bathroom the same way they do in Harry Potter (doing their business wherever whenever then magically making it vanish) 😧

@NormalPopsicle @Taweret @extinct i've been thinking this joke for two straight days and i couldn't hold it in anymore

... much like starfleet and wizards don't hold anything in, apparently

@Taweret 24th century post scarcity society and they still can't scare up a Roomba? :blobcheeky:


Star Trek would have been more radical if they had actually shown people doing the cleaning/maintenence jobs and shown them being respected as valuable members of the crew instead of pretending that all menial labor had been automated away and everyone is a professional with an advanced degree.

@ActNebbish @Taweret that reminds me of a great series of comedy articles about service workers in various sci fi settings


It happening. It going to be called "lower decks" I'm pretty excited about it.

@ActNebbish @Taweret that would’ve been the first radical thing star trek ever did!

meanwhile, babylon 5 was over here actually doing it, even dedicating an entire slice-of-life episode to a couple of janitors *and* explicitly making the point, from one of the series’ two primary protagonists, that their labor is of no less value than anyone’s, and what they do is no less worthy of respect

Interessant das Interieur kommt mir unterschwellig bekannt vor. Aber durch Bildbeschreibung gibt es Aufklärung. Star Trek TNG

I’m glad you’re bringing us answers to the very important questions of our time!


I would rather see an episode where this Crewman saves the ship.

And not another "boy-genius, Wesley Crusher saves the ship for the 10th time this week" episode.

@Taweret This is just a hazing prank.

Experienced crew members know that Galaxy class ships clean themselves.

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