Originally Posted by horatio
I am not so certain. One the one hand exploding consoles are ridiculous from a technical point of view and a cheap trick to endanger the bridge crew.
On the other hand Trek is not hard sci-fi, otherwise the bridge would not be exposed on deck 1 but deep in the innards of the ship, and it might be dramatically infeasible to show danger or damage, e.g. because your story focuses on the main characters who are nearly all on the bridge. Redshirt deaths or anonymous death reports, even if they are accompanied by showing the attack like in the Borg cutting a piece of the Enterprise out in "Q Who ?", have less of an emotional impact upon the audience than people on fire or flying around.
Which lends itself to my philosophy: "Logic and physics will always
yield to the needs of dramatic storytelling."