David Klaus called my attention to TrekMovie.com’s annotated list of Star Trek Buzzwords of 2009, a kind of Devil’s Dictionary for media fans. You see, we need lots of new language because ordinary old words are too puny to describe the vast changes made in the Trek universe since J.J. Abrams took the helm.
My favorite of the terms is the sneering “Budgineering” since they filmed the engineering room scenes at the Van Nuys Blvd. Anheuser-Busch brewery. I found that so inappropriate (right down to the same steel I-beams supporting the ceiling as in the basement of my hundred-year-old two-story brick house!) that I don’t have words to describe my disgust.