Originally Posted by Kukalaka
Horrible premise and one of the first of many ridiculous "The Enterprise is so badly designed one or two people take complete control of it from the bridge" episodes.
That said the spacedock FX were excellent, as stated.
One or two people took control of the old Enterprise in The Search for Spock. I wouldn't have thought such a fully automated ship was so far fetched - planes today pretty much fly themselves except for take-off and landings.