Adam Reynolds wrote:
The second problem that struck me is just how stupid that system was. It should have allowed for a crew member to be thawed the second it detected a problem that could not be automatically fixed.
The crew should be rotated through hibernation, given that the Autodock has the capability to induce hypersleep their pods should have similar function), seem practical that a few crewmen would take 'shifts' of a year or so to keep the ship maintained, etc. Considering evrything was 'dark' until Jim woke up...shouldn't there be century of dust (the ship seemed to be pressurized the whole time)
At the absolute minimum, Reactor computer Bricks. Emergency wake up protocols should have kicked in
What engineer devised this system? The above dilemma would have almost been more interesting if it were two crew members, in which the first had to debate whether to thaw a second crew member, though it would have instead been more about whether they could have made the repairs alone.
The diagnostic system should of been more helpful. The Deck Chief couldn't figure out the damn Reactor Computer Bricked. The ship obviously 'knew' hence giving Reacotr control processes to other processers..until Windows 2120 BSODed on each sub processor one at a time.
You would think that every display on the bridge would be plastered with " WARNING: REACTOR COMPUTER FAILURE! UNABLE TO REBOOT SYSTEM!"
As far as Jim being thawed, the Deck Chief explained it was a random glitch when the ship was reallocating reactor processes.
Aurora was awoken by Jim being a serial stalker
And the Deck Chief's pod had a nasty compound malfunction
Overall the Avalon is the result of 'Corporate Koolaid', Everything is inhouse Homestead Inc. "Hypersleep pods never malfunction", etc. On top of that, there's the 'corporate' predilection to do things on the cheap. The knowledge disconnect with the AI for example, Arthur, etc. when first approached... "Oh we're 4 months from the colony"...then Jim challenges..."Oh we have another 89 years to go". Not having manned maintenance protocols and at least Auto Doc's for the crew so they can be awoken to respond to hazards and resume hibernation when resolved. Auto Doc's have to be expensive, just one for 5,000 passengers + crew?
...then there's the whole part were the AI doesn't intuitively explain how it's addressing a damn critical system failure...and prioritizes reaching destination on schedule over life support, etc.