But Sometimes Scientists are Useful:
I wanted to put Pandora in the Alpha Centauri star system, but we haven't found any large planets there. One of my astrophysicists said, "Well, if a planet's ecliptic was inclined at 60 degrees to our line of sight, then the Doppler method would not work because the planet would perturb [the star] Alpha Centauri A or B on a different axis, and so we wouldn't be able to see it. You wouldn't be able to see it using the transit method, either." So there might be planets there. But you can only have stable orbits out to about 230 million miles from Alpha Centauri A, so your planets have to be close in, blah blah blah. So we went through the steps of creating two possible solar systems there, because it's a binary star, and gussied it up with technical research.