shock to your systemDewie would not have picked the S.S. Drake to carry them through deep space. He pored over the ship’s blueprints night after sleepless night, spent hours out of each day down in the engineering lab to study its internal components in person, melted the brains of its engineers with his endless questions and laundry list of concerns. He seemed insatiable, even feverish, trying to get to the root of a problem that no one else apparently saw.He could tell you in plain Koppaian what was wrong, but he might as well have been speaking a foreign language to the engineers and his colleagues. The ship wasn’t ready to fly, plain as that! It had only been completed a few months ago, with no major takeoff or landing tests, its electrical systems often failed, and its software was extremely buggy. Nothing worked in synchronicity. And they wanted to fly this thing in six weeks?“We’ll fix it, it’s part of the process,” the engineers calmly assured him ad nauseam.