Jump to content
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Scudder

Synthehol - How's that work?

Recommended Posts

I'm wondering if there's a fleet-wide consensus on how synthehol works? How has everyone been playing synthehol in their sims?

I didn't find anything in our wiki or forums, and Memory-Alpha is vague.

The best answer I found draws from TNG episodes and an interview with Roddenberry:

  • Synthehol is intoxicating. However, any rise in a person's adrenaline counters and eliminates synthehol's intoxicating effects. An officer summoned to the bridge in Red Alert will be almost instantly sober.
  • Synthehol is non-toxic (there is no "synthehol-poisoning") and is non-addictive.
  • It looks, smells, and tastes similar to alcohol -- to all but a connoisseur.

Any thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are a few studies online about the possibility of real-life synthehol attempts, and this link provides a nice, short, and concise explanation about how alcohol works on the mind and how synthehols could be produced and how they would act. From what I can gather, a synthetic alcohol would work to simulate the dopamine surge to elicit the pleasant mental effects of alcohol without any of the toxic, debilitating symptoms that occur with the breakdown of ethanol. So, pleasant short term buzz without the lasting detrimental effects. Thanks for asking about this, as it caused me to do a bit of research and I can now more competently use synthehol in my sims! :)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Synthehol is a relatively new invention. In the TNG Season 6 episode "Relics", Scotty had never heard of synthehol; Data even went so far to say it had only started being served "recently" (circa 2360s).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, Ayiana said:

Synthehol is a relatively new invention. In the TNG Season 6 episode "Relics", Scotty had never heard of synthehol; Data even went so far to say it had only started being served "recently" (circa 2360s).

Perhaps as a result of the events in Star Trek VI? :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The way Scotty reacted to it I'd say Scots have a genetic sensitivity to it. ;)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.