Re: technical quibble
I really don't think you can apply any logic to people getting thrown around in a bit of combat turbulence when they can go from a few thousand kph to warp speed, and more importantly back out again, without so much as a tremor.
Maybe the advanced space weapons are not delivering a concussive shock, but some kind of EMP-like wave that ripples through the artificial gravity/inertial damping field... which still would not explain the lack of seat belts and helmets.
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