I was fleshing out a plot for a story. In the future, humanity's most dangerous and clever criminals are housed in a single prison complex orbiting the Earth. Without saying, its colossal. It's also outfitted with very powerful weaponry. And, it can sustain thousands of people for extended periods of time. Sounds like some manner of spaceship, right? So, I had a fun thought: Maybe, if this thing was flung at some planet with intelligent life, how would everything pan out? Likely panic on the part of the aliens. Maybe an epic war ensues. Maybe, the planet they crash land on only has one inhabitant: a monster that likes to toy with its prey before feeding. Perhaps a hierarchy? Internal conflict? There's definitely room for complex morality and deep societal themes. Lots of human nature at play, probably. There's so many different possibilities. I think it'd make for an interesting read! Now, there is one problem. I need some reason for the prison to fly off into deep space. I was thinking, perhaps an asteroid whips by, and the gravity pulls it out of orbit and leads it off? Or there's some kind of emergency protocol that sends it off into outer-space? Maybe I should ditch the prison idea altogether. Maybe, a sleeper ship, filled with prisoners in cryosleep, en route to a mining station get knocked off course? A penny for your thoughts, friends?