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Old June 21 2014, 12:23 PM   #242
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Re: Fan Film Writer's Primer

Jumping back a bit to the topic of dialog that should die...

Technobabble
Moore: My experience in Star Trek taught me that technobabble could just swamp the drama in a show. Especially in a space opera, where you’re on ships in space and dealing with technical things, technobabble becomes a crutch to get into and out of situations. It just leaches all the drama away. The audience doesn’t know what the hell you’re talking about, and you’re making it up anyway. You make up a problem with the Enterprise warp drive, and then you solve it with a made-up problem, too.
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