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Morpheus 02 July 2 2013 07:50 PM

Need help constructing a technobabble sentence
 
I am doing a presentation next month, and wanted to use Trek technobabble as an example for the point I'm making.

The idea is to create a sentence that to non-scientists, sounds fairly scientific. But to scientists, it's utter bull-oney.

So maybe some reversing of a polarity, and a singularity mention, perhaps.

Also, some deconstruction of that sentence would be nice too (i.e. why reversing the polarity is "wrong"). :bolian:

Thanks!

Metryq July 2 2013 08:41 PM

Re: Need help constructing a technobabble sentence
 
Turbo Incabulator the Original
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac7G7xOG2Ag

Be sure to read the story posted under the video.

Locutus of Bored July 3 2013 02:00 PM

Re: Need help constructing a technobabble sentence
 

Jonas Grumby July 3 2013 07:27 PM

Re: Need help constructing a technobabble sentence
 
Quote:

Morpheus 02 wrote: (Post 8326996)
The idea is to create a sentence that to non-scientists, sounds fairly scientific. But to scientists, it's utter bull-oney.

Does it have to be based on a sentence? There are plenty of things seen in Trek that would make most scientists scoff.

Totally lifeless planets with oxygen atmospheres. Ancient, derelict spacecraft adrift in space for centuries, but with still perfectly functioning gravity, lighting, air and heat. Human-looking "aliens" everywhere.

Hell, just show 'em a shot of a spaceship traveling faster than light! :D

Herkimer Jitty July 4 2013 07:20 AM

Re: Need help constructing a technobabble sentence
 
"The syncopating asynchronous neutron-flow buffer has reversed in polarity, resulting in a singularity resonance cascade."

Metryq July 4 2013 11:48 AM

Re: Need help constructing a technobabble sentence
 
There's an app for that.

dub July 4 2013 04:09 PM

Re: Need help constructing a technobabble sentence
 
Just show a clip from Voyager.

137th Gebirg July 4 2013 09:32 PM

Re: Need help constructing a technobabble sentence
 
Quote:

dub wrote: (Post 8335225)
Just show a clip from Voyager.

:guffaw: QFT!

King Daniel Into Darkness July 7 2013 04:55 PM

Re: Need help constructing a technobabble sentence
 
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/a...bble_chart.jpg

WillsBabe July 9 2013 06:56 AM

Re: Need help constructing a technobabble sentence
 
This reminds me of an interview with Levar Burton who said that the TNG scripts often had "insert technobabble" as a place marker while the script writers dreamed it up. :lol:


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