Need help constructing a technobabble sentence

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Morpheus 02, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Morpheus 02

    Morpheus 02 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 3, 2003
    Chicago IL
    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:

  2. Metryq

    Metryq Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 23, 2013
  3. The Wreath of Khan

    The Wreath of Khan Locutus of Bored Moderator

    Jul 5, 2004
    Rockin' 'Round the Moons of Nibia
  4. Jonas Grumby

    Jonas Grumby Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 24, 2002
    Somewhere in the South Pacific
    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

    Jul 4, 2008
    Dayglow, New California Republic
    "The syncopating asynchronous neutron-flow buffer has reversed in polarity, resulting in a singularity resonance cascade."
  6. Metryq

    Metryq Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 23, 2013
    There's an app for that.
  7. dub

    dub Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 13, 2012
    Location? What is this?
    Just show a clip from Voyager.
  8. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    42 miles west of COVFEFE
    :guffaw: QFT!
  9. King Daniel Paid CBS Plant

    King Daniel Paid CBS Plant Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
  10. WillsBabe

    WillsBabe Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002
    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: