Top Ten Trek Technobabbles

Mike Matei / September 23rd, 2008


  • April 8, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Oh god!!!

  • lander77477

    April 9, 2010 at 5:11 am

    LOL james, that episode is called “The Nth Degree” not the “9th” degree!
    That’s the first factual error I’ve ever discovered in one of your videos! That’s also my personal favorite episode of star trek TNG

  • April 9, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    the one where riker is blabbing on and on to a ferengi about how to work a control pannel… he is intentionally doing so to distract the ferengi officer while the crew re-commandeers the enterprise that was hi-jacked earlier in the episode. i think it’s the episode where picard gets turned into a little kid through a transporter accident.

    out of context, that quote, or “technobabble”, is just way funnier. like if riker were actually explaining something like that, it really wouldn’t surprise me. 🙂

  • peachdaisy22

    July 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    mi mind is brokded…

  • DarkSlayer

    August 2, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Yeah, kent’s right. Riker was only talking bullshit during that part.

  • August 25, 2010 at 1:03 am


    But we should throw Spock into the mix just to make it that much more complex.

    The Doc + Data + Spock = A conversation that is capable of.. anything…

  • Schloss Ritter

    October 7, 2010 at 12:03 am

    It seems that there were some added captions added that weren’t in the original version of this.

    Data + Doc Brown = 1.21 Positronic Gigawatts!

  • kawamura2

    October 18, 2010 at 4:34 am

    You know, Tachyons are a real thing, not just technobabble. They are, i think, particles that travel backwards in time, though you know, I may have just gotten that from Star Trek myself lol No, seriously, I have heard of Tachyons before. And I do think they have something to do with time.

  • Doug

    October 23, 2010 at 9:54 am

    dont’ they go sideways?

  • mcnerven

    November 9, 2010 at 4:38 am

    Tachyons are hypothetical subatomic particles that travel faster than the speed of light and as such can move freely about time-space. They’re also mentioned in Alan Moore’s Watchman in regards to Mr. Manhatten.

    Hope that helps =)

  • The Kaleidoscopic God

    March 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I thought #1 made sense, on some level. I felt like I understood what he was saying. Or I just think I did because of some key words.

  • Parry Hotter

    May 6, 2011 at 12:11 am

    The Quantum Flux Capacitar w/ Matter Anti-matter Field Generator that generates Anti-time Subatomical Particles excelerates my Tachyan Particle Emmissions produced from my Sulfuric Anomalies trailing from my Glutiusmaximus Butticus causing the Quatnum Filiments to stain my Tighty Whiteys.

    1985, Here I come!

  • home2alone

    May 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    honestly i think you made the top trek technobabble right before you played your number 1

  • Javas

    July 25, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Haha, #1 and James own technobabble
    He´s always been good at technobabble, thats one of the reasons why the Star Trek review in AVGN is my favorite.

  • tsukino_kage

    August 26, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Should I be alarmed that I actually understood that stuff?

  • derrick554

    September 9, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I have to say that these “top tens” are quite entertaining.

  • gunshypigeon

    October 9, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I’m just shocked at the end James didn’t bring up the A-Team because of Dwight.

  • Mr.Anderson

    October 25, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    You do realize that number 5 isn’t technobable but a password or code?
    As mentioned before, tachyons are actually hypothetical particles that always travel faster than light.
    And number 1, if you don’t freak out by hearing the name of a machine or part, isn’t that technobabled.

  • Starcraft39

    November 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    @Mr.Anderson I think you missed the idea of just watching these videos for entertainment.

  • misterbeefy117

    January 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I’m a die hard Trek fan and I found this hysterical.

  • Piet

    January 31, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    If the two of them ever step into the same room, it would cause an paradoxon in the space/time continuum…wait! what I´m talkin about?!

    So great, James! Compared to the pure boredom of Star Treck – your Technobnabble at least sound plausible. 😀

  • Haziel Olivera

    March 28, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I may be a nerd but this show/ movie series is too smart for me

  • Big Phil

    July 18, 2013 at 6:53 am

    And I say ‘bounce a graviton particle beam off the main deflector dish’…

  • August 14, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Not sure if I’d include your number 3 as Riker is making up lots of stuff on purpose to confuse the guy standing next to him. Granted it’s not really any less confusing than the serious technobabble, but unlike those Riker doesn’t bother using any overly simplified analogies to explain himself =)

  • September 1, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I always hated the technobabble. Turns out it was bigger crap than we ever thought. The writers would just leave scripts with sections to be filled in later with technobabble. One writer even admits to it.

  • chris jackso

    August 23, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Haha i loved the real time commentary.

    “this might be a rotational time reference”

    “oh thats what that is thanks for clearing that up” lol

  • Mechaghostman2

    May 22, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    hahaha I kinda understood the 10th one but, jesus effin’ christ! I’ve never really payed much attention to how insane the techno babble sounds, lol. I guess I never payed much attention to the techno babble at all, haha!

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