They say there's no use crying over spilt milk... but in this case, I think the pilot would be allowed to shed tears over his spilt coffee - the terrified passengers of the United 777, too. [AD via Airliners via Engadget]
Pilot Spilt Coffee Over Cockpit, Which Set Off The Hijack Alarm
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And why Gene Roddenberry might not have been a fan.
As a lot of Imperials learned after the Battle of Endor, siding with Palpatine was a bad idea. One doesn’t exactly feel sympathetic to space fascists, but even so, it’s hard to deny that surviving the aftermath of a fight like that must have been a rough time.