The ability does require a certain amount of live and well crew white colored bar on health at the bottom. Crew is also for passive hull repair and team abilities ie: Tac Team, Sci Team, Eng Team. The bar will deplete from live/well-white collored, to alive/but injured-orange collored, to dead black/empty. To prevent major crew injuries and loss slot biofunction moniters-sci console, Emergency Force Fields-Eng console. Also use "brace for impact" and the space Medic+Doctor Doffs. The weapons and powers that affect crew are all torpedoes, Boarding party, and warp core breaches, also slaver+marader carrier pets.
what the hell is up with the crappy "f" at the end of my name was never there on either website till the crappy change