The "I hate that Star Trek created ____" Thread

Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by KaineMorrison, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. Robert Comsol

    Robert Comsol Commodore Commodore

    Sep 10, 2012
    USS Berlin
    You mean like this (from "Tin Man")?

    COMPUTER: Rerouting structural integrity power supply.
    LAFORGE: Russell, watch the lateral grid balance. No. no, no, that's too much. We're going to have to do it manually. La Forge to Bridge.
    PICARD [OC]: Go ahead.
    LAFORGE: Captain, I'm trying to feed the inner grid by stealing some power from the structural integrity field. You should have partial shielding in thirty minutes.

    LAFORGE: Not good. I think all the control processors are shot. But maybe if I swap the chips from the secondary array, I can give you a minimum EM scan.
    RIKER [OC]: Do it.
    LAFORGE: Okay Russell, we're going to try starting retro sensor element thirty two only. You in? Go. The good news is that we have partial long range sensors.

  2. BillJ

    BillJ Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 30, 2001
    From everything I've read about TNG, the scriptwriters had very little control over the technobabble.
  3. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    It also creates scripting problems when you can have a guy working with LaForge on a procedure, but due to production costs, that guy isn't even allowed to say "Yes, sir."
  4. Armored Saint

    Armored Saint Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 26, 2012
    Quebec City
    I was rethinking about other problem with the Romulans, after their redesing, is the fact they become so grey. Despite their coldness, Vulcans themselves were shown as very colouful people. Look at Spock's cabin. So why the passionate Vulcans are so drab in an episode Unification? They totally screwed up what has been set up in The Enterprise Incident.
  5. jimbotron

    jimbotron Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 27, 2012
    Bay Area, CA
    That's unions for ya! No SAG card, no dialogue.
  6. FormerLurker

    FormerLurker Commodore Commodore

    May 17, 2009
    Technobabble has its place. That place is during the expository briefing scene, however, not in the middle of the action. A lesson that VGR forgot early on.