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28th May '16 8:23:41 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': Among the giant robot show elements and the sci-fi-oriented super-hero comic-book elements there is plenty of jargon around. And in the first chapter Rei very nearly calls the trope by name:
-->''She held her breath to dull the pain, and for the second day there was light, oh so much light, and she heard the technicians babbling their coded language of feedback loops and neural connections and the Eva went dark, overwhelmed.''



--> '''Sherman:''' OK, this chip has an automatic upgrading system. It will use an intergalactic...
--> '''Calvin:''' Yeah, yeah, yeah... big complicated words. They're all the same!

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--> '''Sherman:''' OK, this chip has an automatic upgrading system. It will use an intergalactic...
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intergalactic...\\
'''Calvin:''' Yeah, yeah, yeah... big complicated words. They're all the same!
20th May '16 5:45:11 AM erforce
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* The ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' films have some of the best techno-babble ever. They lampshade it occasionally with the mayor remarking, "Does anybody here speak English?" or with Venkman's "important safety tip" line.
-->'''Stantz:''' [[Funny/{{Ghostbusters}} Tell him about the Twinkie]].
** Dan Aykroyd, who developed the concept, strove to keep the paranormal jargon accurate, as his father and grandfather were both heavily interested in the supernatural/paranormal.

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* The ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' films have some of the best techno-babble ever. ever.
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They lampshade it occasionally with the mayor remarking, "Does anybody here speak English?" in ''Film/GhostbustersII'' or with Venkman's "important safety tip" line.
line in the [[Film/Ghostbusters 1984}} first movie]].
-->'''Stantz:''' [[Funny/{{Ghostbusters}} Tell him about the Twinkie]].
Twinkie.
** Dan Aykroyd, Creator/DanAykroyd, who developed the concept, strove to keep the paranormal jargon accurate, as his father and grandfather were both heavily interested in the supernatural/paranormal.
17th May '16 11:21:57 AM Sombrefloe
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*''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' has numerous examples of this, mostly in mission briefings. An example is a mission from Patricia Tannis:
-->"Tannis needs more parts to ensure the protection grid holds on her device’s ecto-containment unit, safeguarding against total protonic reversal, which would be extraordinarily bad"
8th May '16 7:16:29 PM nowaymanguy
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* In the first episode, Jack explains how the PerceptionFilter causes them and the elevator to be unnoticed by passersby.

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* ** In the first episode, Jack explains how the PerceptionFilter causes them and the elevator to be unnoticed by passersby.
8th May '16 7:15:27 PM nowaymanguy
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* In the first episode, Jack explains how the PerceptionFilter causes them and the elevator to be unnoticed by passersby.
-->'''Gwen:''' How does it work?
-->'''Jack:''' No idea. We know how to use it, but not how it happens. But if I had to guess, I would say there was once a dimensionally transcendental chameleon circuit placed right on this spot, with wielded it's perception properties to a spatio-temporal rift. But that sounds kind of ridiculous. "Invisible lift" has got more a ring to it, don't you think?
18th Apr '16 8:20:16 AM Micah
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Sometimes, of course, plain technobabble just doesn't cut it. Slightly more genre savvy writers may use a TechnobabbleLicense. (But it's still THE SAME.)
12th Apr '16 9:24:14 AM SteveMB
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'''Hawkgirl:''' Make a wormhole to suck away the bad stuff.

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'''Hawkgirl:''' [[LaymansTerms Make a wormhole to suck away the bad stuff.]]
26th Mar '16 1:17:01 AM nowaymanguy
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* Subverted completely with ''VisualNove/NineHoursNinePersonsNieDoors'' and the sequel, ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward''. The abilities of espers and those who throw their consciousnesses through time could have easily been handwaved with vague explanations about telepathy and mental time travel. Instead, everything is explained in complete length, pulling from real world scientific theories and phenomena, such as morphegenetic field theory, Minkowski space, the many-worlds interpretation, and schrodinger's cat, to name a few. In the end, everything is series seems to have gone out of it's way to purposefully avoid using techno-babble at pretty much any point, despite it being a highly sci-fi in nature.
16th Mar '16 3:47:53 AM Chrispang
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Sometimes, of course, plain technobabble just doesn'y cut it. Slightly more genre savvy writers may use a TechnobabbleLicense. (But it's still THE SAME.)

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Sometimes, of course, plain technobabble just doesn'y doesn't cut it. Slightly more genre savvy writers may use a TechnobabbleLicense. (But it's still THE SAME.)
16th Mar '16 3:43:43 AM Chrispang
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Sometimes, of course, plain technobabble just doesn'y cut it. Slightly more genre savvy writers may use a TechnobabbleLicense. (But it's still THE SAME.)
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