And nearly every script's crisis resolution is two pages of doubletalk in pseudo-technical terms that makes no sense at all. "We had to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow going to the antimatter injector relays, and then everything worked again."
Edited to add:
The X-Files and Fringe are Sci-Fi Serialized Procedurals.
All right, so maybe it has been applied to them, I rarely watched X-Files
and have never seen Fringe
. But X-Files
was a synthesis of the crime drama and science fiction. The term procedural originated as a reference to crime dramas. Voyager is not a crime show.
Wikipedia explains the term in the first sentence of the Procedural Drama article:
A procedural drama is a genre of television programming which focuses on how crimes are solved or some other aspect of a law enforcement agency, legislative body, or court of law.