Oh, yeah, it's so great the way Abrams dumbed everything down
Oh, yeah, it's so great the way Abrams dumbed everything down, and ditch anything resembling an attempt at internal logic or rational thought....
There has certainly never been a piece of technobabble, or comparable fictional device in Star Trek that has inspired any kind of interest in science by any viewer, nor the development of real world technologies derived from elements of those concepts
"How many space anomalies of the week can you really stomach? How many time paradoxes can you do? When I was studying the show, getting ready to work on it, I was watching the episodes, and the technobabble was just enervating; it was just soul sapping. Vast chunks of scenes would go by, and I had no idea what was going on. I write this stuff; I live this stuff. I do know the difference between the shields and the deflectors, and the ODN conduits and plasma tubes. If I canât tell whatâs going on, I know the audience has no idea whatâs going on. Everyone will say the same thing. From the top down, you bring up this point, and everybody will say, âI am the biggest opponent of techno-babble. I hate technobabble. I am the one who is always saying, less technobabble.â They all say that. None of them do it. Iâve always felt that you never impress the audience. The audience doesnât sit there and go, âGod damn, they know science. That is really cool. Look how they figured that out. Hey Edna! Come here. You want to see how Chakotay is going to figure this out. Heâs onto this thing with the quantum tech particles; itâs really interesting. I donât know how he is going to do it, but he is going to reroute something. Oh my God, he found the anti-protons!â Who cares? Nobody watches STAR TREK for those scenes. The actors hate those scenes; the directors hate those scenes; and the writers hate those scenes. But itâs the easiest card to go to. Itâs a lot easier to tech your way out of a situation than to really think your way out of a situation, or make it dramatic, or make the characters go through some kind of decision or crisis. Itâs a lot easier if you can just plant one of them at a console and start banging on the thing, and flash some Okudagrams, and then come up with the magic solution that is going to make all this weekâs problems go away."
In the end Mr. Moore's opinions are no more relevant than mine or a 14 year old kid watching for the first time. Having worked on the show sort of encapsulates a person and generally makes their opinions less not more important.
is a part of Star Trek.
Having worked on the show sort of encapsulates a person and generally makes their opinions less not more important.
You are obviously neither a Trekkie nor a Trekker.
...while remaining true to the body of work as a whole.
So yes his opinion matters less and it needed to be said.
Some people may think that because they create something that they get to decide what it means or how people will interact with it.
and fans are what has defined and kept Star Trek alive
You got that I was being sarcastic, yeah?
Ronald D. Moore wrote:
I was watching the episodes, and the technobabble was just enervating;