Star Trek is one of the greatest sources of technobabble ever. Tons of pseudo-science is written for the series to create fancy "scientific" explanations for the particles, force fields and other bogus sci-fi occurrences.

Following particles and other phenomena have been used in Star Trek:

(Note that many of these are real-world phenomena too, not just Trekkie gibberish)

The original list compiled by Steven Grimm.

Does anyone else feel like singing this node title to the old 80s Re-flex hit "The Politics of Dancing"?

We got the message
It came in over subspace
The Federation
is in danger!

But the Bussard collectors
Need resynchronization
The polarized plating
underwent tessellation!

Well you know you can't grok it
When they talk that way
What did Scotty just say?

The particles of Star Trek -
The particles of oooh reaching warp.
The particles of subspace, uh huh yeah,
Is the physics understood?

The dilithium chamber
and the plasma injectors
have overloaded
trans-dimensional vectors!

The antimatter fill port's
venting in the drive section!
The intermix chamber's throbbing
like an enormous erection!

Well you know you can't grok it
When they talk that way
What did Geordi just say?

The particles of Star Trek
The particles of the deflector grid
The starboard power coupling, uh huh yeah
Why does it always fail?

The particles of Star Trek.
The particles of the chambers coil!
The particles of photon torpedos yeah!
Is the physics understood?


"Hailing frequencies open, Captain!"

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