Seen this on a number of missions. Either upon entering a map or in the middle of combat a dialog box will pop up with a BOff or some other NPC blathering away about something. Well, if you are in a ship and the box pops up EVERYTHING STOPS. Which, if you are currently surrounded by enemies and fighting for your life, isn't a good thing. Can we save these (usually unnecessary) dialogue bits until after combat is over... or at least have the ship maintain whatever settings it had (throttle, cloak, weapons, targets, etc) while the box is being addressed?
In the world of role playing it's a bit lame to have all action stop just b/c someone wants to talk.