Need help constructing a technobabble sentence

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  1. Morpheus 02

    Morpheus 02 Commodore Commodore

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    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!
     
  2. Metryq

    Metryq Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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  3. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored BRexiting the Briefing Room Moderator

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    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03E68F6599Q[/yt]
     
  4. Jonas Grumby

    Jonas Grumby Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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
     
  5. Herkimer Jitty

    Herkimer Jitty Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    "The syncopating asynchronous neutron-flow buffer has reversed in polarity, resulting in a singularity resonance cascade."
     
  6. Metryq

    Metryq Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    There's an app for that.
     
  7. dub

    dub Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Location? What is this?
    Just show a clip from Voyager.
     
  8. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    :guffaw: QFT!
     
  9. King Daniel Beyond

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  10. WillsBabe

    WillsBabe Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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: