treknobabble

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Blend of Star Trek and technobabble.

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treknobabble (uncountable)

  1. A kind of technobabble particular to the Star Trek universe, with a particularly heavy emphasis on configurations of pseudoscientific particles and waves.
    • 1997 September 24, "$teve2" (username), "Re: SUNBURN : If you were not watching GITM", aus.tv.x-files, Usenet:
      I'd sooner trust treknobabble for an explanation than any thing you say.
    • 1999 December 29, "Bozo the Proctologist" (username), "Re: Bad Voyager Plots", alt.tv.star-trek.voyager, Usenet:
      So you think up something like Voyager meets some Romulans stranded in the DQ, or some treknobabble takes down the command staff and Seven assumes command.
    • 2003 December 17, Kazuaki Shimazaki, "The More Detailed Critique", alt.startrek.vs.starwars, Usenet:
      Even if they won using the power of treknobabble, this force ratio does not show the audience how mighty and dangerous the Imperial warships are []