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    Default What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?

    I?m trying to write a Star Wars story about a scientist who is working on something in the era of the New Republic. He does not believe in the Force. I just need something for him to be researching. It really isn?t that important to the story; it just has to sound cool and scientific.It can NOT be game-changing or something that can alter the story in a dramatic way. Also it can?t already have been done in Legends or Canon. I want a fresh idea.

    It cannot be

    - A time machine

    -A teleporter

    -A matter replicator

    -Synthetic tibanna gas

    -A singularity Weapon

    - Any type of droid

    -Anything to do with holograms

    -A food synthesizer

    - Anything to do with the Force or Midi-chlorians

    - A shrink ray

    -A freeze ray

    -pico and femtotechnology

    -A Dyson sphere or any type of megastructure.

    -Liquid metal armor or a nano morph

    -Any improvements on the hyperdrive

    -Limb regeneration

    -Hyperspace nullifier

    -Holodeck

    - Knowledge Transfer (Instant learning like in the Matrix)

    -Philosophers Stone

    -Kinetic weapons

    -Solar sail

    -Anything to do with kyber crystals

    -Gene editing

    -Mech suit

    -Exosuit

    -Gender change



    In canon, during the Empire, scientists were researching methods to control droids, lasers that can punch through deflector shields and ship scale disintigrators. These ideas are therefore taken.

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    Default Re: What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?

    Yeah, this is why SW tech has hardly advanced in 20k years.
    Make a stargate, that's not on your list.
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    Default Re: What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?

    Didn't you ask this question already?

    https://forum.gateworld.net/threads/...be-researching
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    Default Re: What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?

    Just to point out that you can make anything a fresh idea if you give it a bit of a unique spin.

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    You aren't specific about what kind of scientist he is, so how about broadening things away from tech gadgetry? Could he be an archaeologist or a historian? A linguist studying some dead language? A zoologist or a botanist observing some rare species? An astronomer? Could he be working on something arcane-sounding like aqua-thermal treatment of ceramics and metals in constrained environment?
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    Default Re: What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?

    I'm trying to look for something that was never researched until the era of the New Republic like kyber crystals weren't until the Empire used them for a superlaser and even then, they had been used in weapons formation in the past. I'm looking for something that presumably hasn't been thought of in the 25,000 years of time where almost everything has already been done.

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    When you "drop in" to be a brain drain, we are not really interested.
    You are asking us to do for free what you want to get paid for??

    Do we get credit for helping you?
    Kickbacks?
    Anything?
    Womble gave you real advice on how to make it "different" and you did not even bother to respond him.
    Fix your own problem.
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    Default Re: What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?

    I’m open to him being anything.

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    I’m just writing a fan fiction/RPG. I’m not asking for gold or working on publishing a novel. Geez.

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    Default Re: What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximum7 View Post
    I’m open to him being anything.
    Except for the lengthy list of exclusions which includes just about everything, that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximum7 View Post
    I’m open to him being anything.
    Gender studies? I can't see this one in your list Well there is Gender change, nvm.

    But on a serious note, could it be a ''Darwin'' scientist working on tracing back the evolution of the different races of SW along with their inter-connectivity? Surely in a high-tech world there must be a few scientists with advanced equipment that can do DNA testing and such to trace back lineages?
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    Default Re: What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?

    Okay so my archeology idea didn’t work. My scientist is called upon by the New Republic to investigate why the supermassive black hole is more active than usual and sucking in things from a further range. I just need something for the scientist to be studying before he is called away. It has to sound fresh and? coo?l.

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    Default Re: What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximum7 View Post
    Okay so my archeology idea didn’t work. My scientist is called upon by the New Republic to investigate why the supermassive black hole is more active than usual and sucking in things from a further range. I just need something for the scientist to be studying before he is called away. It has to sound fresh and? coo?l.
    Why? I mean is it a key part of the plot? Why not make it that it's something really humdrum and boring that he's not getting any traction with so that when he gets asked to study the black hole he's super excited about it?

    Otherwise he'd have to be a scientist studying either something gravity related or something to do with stellar phenomenon given what he's asked to do. Scientists are highly specialised into their particular fields so you'd never send an archaeologist to look at a black hole anyway.
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    Default Re: What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?

    Well. He’s like an omnitist. He studies many different fields of science.

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    How many sites has Max posted this question on?
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    Yes. Yes. I posted on a lot of sites but I think I found something and will no longer be doing it.

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    This time I found an idea. For real this time. Thanks for all your help!!!

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    I decided to go with a quark star. It’s better than a black hole because we don’t even know if they exist. Perfect for expansion However, I still need something for him to be working on before he deals with the quark star. I’m looking not for a gadget or piece of tech. I’ve decided everything technological that we can think of, can be done. Speeders with deflector shields? Sure. We haven’t seen them but they can easily be done. I’m looking for something that would still be an emerging field of science. Something a Type II/III civilization would do next.

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    Default Re: What can a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximum7 View Post
    I decided to go with a quark star. It’s better than a black hole because we don’t even know if they exist. Perfect for expansion However, I still need something for him to be working on before he deals with the quark star. I’m looking not for a gadget or piece of tech. I’ve decided everything technological that we can think of, can be done. Speeders with deflector shields? Sure. We haven’t seen them but they can easily be done. I’m looking for something that would still be an emerging field of science. Something a Type II/III civilization would do next.
    Birthing suns would be a logical next step in the star wars universe. Constructing a ship that can convert gas giants into stars for example. I specify ship because for that sort of purpose you’d want it to be mobile so it can travel from one system to the next.
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    That’s a good idea. What could I call this process?

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