For example: In "The Cold Equations," a space pilot has to boot a stowaway off the ship or it will crash...and a colony won't get some much-needed medical supplies (or something). How would an episode of any Star Trek show solve the problem without the stowaway dying? The pilot could utilize his warp drive to create a warp bubble around the ship that would change its mass. Failing that, the stowaway could be an engineering genius who converts the ship's lavatory into a transporter, which allows the pilot to beam her down to the planet and land the ship safely. Any other examples?