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Old August 25 2009, 07:49 AM   #1
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best technobabble?

What do you think the best, worst, most outrageous and funniest technobabblle is? You can separate them into categories if you want.

For me the funniest was the Ode to Technobabble scene in Rascals.

For a bit of technobabble that seems to make sense I'll go with Dr. Suna's explanation of reflection therapy in Frame of Mind.

Here's some inspiration for you.
See, the problem is that you are using your cards to show me what cards you have, and if you can't see that this is viciously circular, then there is no point in continuing
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Old August 25 2009, 08:03 AM   #2
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Re: best technobabble?

Even though it takes Treknology to a ridiculous level, I love the idea of the TR-116. An inventive and scary weapon, it reminds me of the sort of thinking I used to see in really good PnP RPGs: "Well if we have this technology, and that technology, and we combine them..."
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Old August 25 2009, 11:25 AM   #3
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Re: best technobabble?

I'm not sure if this counts as technobabble, but in Samaratan Snare (TNG season 2) when they realize that using the engines at full power to try and escape just gives the alien machinery more power to stop them is a way to show innovative non-linear thinking by the crew.
Though it just ends up being kind of like the "Reverse the polarity!" kind of solution.
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Old August 25 2009, 12:24 PM   #4
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Re: best technobabble?

"Oiling my traps, darling."
Its not easy being green.
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Old August 25 2009, 02:33 PM   #5
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Re: best technobabble?

I liked the Heisenberg Compensator
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Old August 25 2009, 03:06 PM   #6
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Re: best technobabble?

Along those lines, yet hardly technical, was the directions to Fizzbin.
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Old August 25 2009, 05:15 PM   #7
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Re: best technobabble?

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I liked the Heisenberg Compensator
"Mr. Okuda, how do the Heisenberg Compensators work?" - "They work just fine, thank you."

I like about the technobabble that it always seems to have some truth behind it.
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Old August 25 2009, 08:43 PM   #8
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And what exactly is "Pure Energy" anyway?
TOS, TNG and VGR never mentioned a "Federation President."
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Old August 25 2009, 08:48 PM   #9
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