So I have just started watching Star Trek. And I started from Star trek TOS. I have just completed season 2, and I believe in every episode I have watched, I see people flying around (thrown around) on the bridge every time Enterprise gets hit by something. Its a miracle they don't get injured or worse.
Star Trek TOS is supposed to be set in Earth's future. Now Earth has had seat belts in cars for quite a while. So why don't these highly advanced starships have them?
Is it merely a plot device to make us watchers feel the impact those guys are feeling, since the other effects leave much desired for? Or is there a in-universe explanation for this. And mind you these ships have a lot of empty space to fall in case of a hit or abrupt stop or sharp turns or whatever. And people who designed these, if they didn't anticipate such scenarios before the first flight, they would surely know after even a single flight or simulated run. How the hell do captains not report of such a requirement to federation. Surely some of the flying crew members must have died. I know I would if I took one of those falls.