And, in our final installment of the 'modern concerns' series, we come to the panic-tastic issue of contagious disease. Like bird flu. Or swine flu. Or space flu, which is definitely the worst.
Why It Might Work:
Actually, the idea of some virulent pathogen having broken out on board the
could be good - it'd force the crew to split up differently and form new alliances. A bit like The Andromeda Strain. But hopefully, y'know,
Why It Might Not:
Tricky moral conundrums for the non-infected would be great, but we'll be storming the box office for our money back if anyone has to be - yawn! - blasted from an air lock. We're so jaded.