While watching Rizzoli & Isles last night, my wife hit the pause button to fetch something from the kitchen, leaving me in front of a static screen. In the scene, one of the police detectives was typing in commands to trace an IP address to its physical address. For just a second or two, his computer screen was shown, and that’s where we happened to freeze it.
I took one look at that screen and started to laugh. When my wife returned, I pointed and said, “Read that line!”
If you can’t quite make it out in this screen capture, it says: “Reverse neutron flow polarity.”
I am reasonably sure that tracing an IP address does not involve a command to reverse neutron flow polarity. Somebody is either a Star Trek fan, or a World of Warcraft fan (and World of Warcraft got that terminology from Star Trek).
It’s a total geek moment that we’d never have noticed but for a fortuitous press of the pause button. I wonder if anyone at the TNT studio picked up on it?