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Old January 22nd, 2019, 01:48 AM   #1
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What could a scientist in my Star Wars fan fic be working on?

Im trying to write a 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. Also it can’t have already been done in Legends or Canon. I want a fresh idea.

It cannot be

A time machine
A teleporter
A matter replicator
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
Improvements on deflector shields
Mech suit
Exosuit
Gender change
Anything to do with anti-aging
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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Holodeck would be cool. They seems to have holograms but no proper holodecks like in Star Trek. The next step froward.
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Cell phones
Video games
Evolution theory (so they can understand that humanity assistance in several different planets of that galaxy at the same time is impossible)
Life extension through genetics instead of dark side of the force


Do Stargates exist on star wars universe?
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Old January 23rd, 2019, 12:57 AM   #4
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Cell phones
Video games
Evolution theory (so they can understand that humanity assistance in several different planets of that galaxy at the same time is impossible)
Life extension through genetics instead of dark side of the force


Do Stargates exist on star wars universe?
What does the Star Wars Canon say about this? I always imagine that in the Star Wars universe, humans also originated from Earth but then spread through the galaxy millennia before Star Wars takes place. Because of the long time span and unknown events, information about Earth and its history has been lost and forgotten. Earth may have even been destroyed.

So Star Wars would really play in the year 4000 or even 5000 AD. The story itself, however, is told from an even more distant future explaining the "long time ago..." narrative.

Having said that, I think the scientist should be a space archaeologist trying to uncover the origin of humanity.
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What does the Star Wars Canon say about this? I always imagine that in the Star Wars universe, humans also originated from Earth but then spread through the galaxy millennia before Star Wars takes place. Because of the long time span and unknown events, information about Earth and its history has been lost and forgotten. Earth may have even been destroyed.
Star Wars happens "a LONG TIME AGO"...

and "IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY"

At most, you could make a case for a few thousand humans having been abducted by aliens from that galaxy, back in the stone age, some 50 thousand years ago... or maybe even being recruited as fighters, or for their latent force powers...


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So Star Wars would really play in the year 4000 or even 5000 AD. The story itself, however, is told from an even more distant future explaining the "long time ago..." narrative.
Nope. Doesn´t match the timeline.

The Old Republic existed until 1000 years before the movies, when it was re-organized in the Republic.

The Sith order was formed 6000 years before the movies.


https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Human/Legends
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Having a recorded and civilized history reaching back far beyond the beginning of space travel,[4] the origin and early history of Humans was lost to their scientists in the depths of millennia. Whatever the original homeworld was, it was universally accepted that Humans evolved on one of the Core Worlds near the galaxy's center. Humans were among the few sentient species in the galaxy whose homeworld was unknown, the Ryn, Yoda's species and the Baragwins being some other examples.

According to an inscription found by archaeologists Dr. Ualp Xathan and Fem Nu-Ar on Seoul 5 around 4 ABY, Humans originated on the planet Notron,[5] an archaic name for Coruscant.[54] The ancient Zhell nations, who drove the Near-Human Taung from Coruscant, may have been the progenitors of later Humans.[4] Coruscant's ground had been several kilometers below its inhabitants' feet for millennia, with the lowest depths of its planet-wide city dating back to 100,000 BBY. Thus, it was impossible to carry out the historical study and archaeological research on the planet's prehistory necessary to prove or to disprove that theory. In addition, Coruscant's natural climate was said to be too cold to support Human life,[55] a claim difficult to be reconciled with the theory that it was the original Human homeworld. Tarnese Bleyd believed that the ancestors of Humans favored trees and high ground based upon his observations of human hunting behavior. [56]

It is possible that some ancient civilization, such as the Celestials or even the Rakata, transported early Humans from their original home planet to others. It was, in fact, alleged that they had once been a slave race of the Infinite Empire[4]; however, any knowledge of Human enslavement was absent from Rakatan records as of 3956 BBY. Some of the far-flung 'colonies' eventually diverged genetically from the Human baseline, giving rise to various Near-Human races and species.

During the Jedi Civil War, the Jedi Revan discovered evidence in the oral traditions of the Sand People on Tatooine that the human species may have originated as slaves taken from that planet by the Rakata, the Sand People being the genetically distinct species that evolved from those who were left behind. The fact that the Sand People's legends indicated that the planet had once been far more temperate and habitable before an ancient war with the Rakata adds credence to this possibility. However, millennia of distortion introduced into the historical record combined with the Sand People's extreme hostility to the idea of introducing new interpretations into their oral tradition made it impossible for Revan to investigate this further.[57]

Humans discovered space travel themselves, early in their history; in fact, they were already present on a few scattered colony planets of the Core Worlds even before the development of hyperdrive, thanks to the use of sleeper ships. Coruscant had grown to a planet-wide city and from there, they spread to such Core Worlds as Alderaan, Corellia, Corulag, and Chandrila.[4]
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Old January 25th, 2019, 12:57 AM   #6
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as you can see, it seems several fans or/and book authors, who wanted to maintain scientific consistency with evolution theory, arrived at similar conclusions on how to match Star Wars history (which in theory is our same universe, a long time ago, as the famous phrase says) with evolution.

While from the above quote, they don´t mention humans coming from another galaxy, it's implied human origins are quite uncertain.


My own theory to match the above. A group of homo sapiens was conscripted by the Celestials, about 120 thousand years ago. These were beings from outside the Star Wars Galaxy, ultra powerful and old (much more than anything in Star Wars universe). The celestials brought humans to work possibly on Tatooine and later also on the Core Worlds, where humans started their advanced society, which started to thrive on it's own once the Celestials were gone.
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as you can see, it seems several fans or/and book authors, who wanted to maintain scientific consistency with evolution theory, arrived at similar conclusions on how to match Star Wars history (which in theory is our same universe, a long time ago, as the famous phrase says) with evolution.
The "a long time ago" phrase does not mean its a long time ago for us. The narrative can be set in the far future so the Star Wars stories are happening a long time ago for the narrator but still future for us.

I refuse to accept that Star Wars actually plays in our past and Earth is not the original origin of humanity. Just too many assumptions. Remember, the fewer assumption, the better.

To keep it consistent with our timeline, humans evolved normally on Earth and then spread through the galaxy and possibly other galaxies too. Your are right, the times I provided won't match with the Star Wars canon. This is not a problem, Star Wars plays then 10,000 or even 20,000 years AD or whatever matches the canon. So the only assumption I made, is to put the narrative int other future relative to the Star Wars stories.
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but I just said (maybe I was not clear?) that imho the best theory, and it's left open by the wiki article I said, but it is IMPLIED) is that humanity CAME from Earth, some 120 thousand years ago, brought by the super powerful ultra ancient race the Celestials to this other galaxy. It's a good reason they can´t find humanity's original homeworld on that Galaxy.
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How about just make up some cool-sounding but nonsensical thing? Like ... Astral-projected Soniciams.
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New type of FTL drive. The hyperspace technology in the Star Wars universe has many limitations, such as restricted pathways for FTL travel. These pathways act as chokepoints for strategic and economic access to different parts of the galaxy and sometimes lead to conflict. It also limits exploration of certain parts of the galaxy such as the Unknown Regions and makes exploration itself dangerous for pioneers seeking new hyperspace lanes.

Also super-maneuverable capital ships. If Star Destroyers can maintain multiple engines on the rear, maybe it can install auxiliary engines on other parts, which would make the capital ships super-maneuverable and make them practically invincible to those pesky little starfighters, not to mention increased deterrence against other capital ships.

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Maybe some kind of injectable healing substance to replace bacta? So that you don't have to be sugmerged in an enormous bacta tank to heal serious injuries? Though bacta patches existed, they weren't less effective and only served as quick medical healers for superficial wounds.
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maybe Star Wars should invent REALISTIC technology, allowing space battles with ships flying with relative speeds to each other of several hundred km per second, and battles taking place at distances of thousands or even millions of kilometers, instead of all ships battling, over a planet, but realistic, on an area no bigger than a WW2 naval battle.
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Truly magnificent space battles are in Iain M. Banks's Culture novels. Nothing even close has ever been seen on film or tv.
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Star Wars happens "a LONG TIME AGO"...

and "IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY"

At most, you could make a case for a few thousand humans having been abducted by aliens from that galaxy, back in the stone age, some 50 thousand years ago... or maybe even being recruited as fighters, or for their latent force powers...




Nope. Doesn´t match the timeline.

The Old Republic existed until 1000 years before the movies, when it was re-organized in the Republic.

The Sith order was formed 6000 years before the movies.


https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Human/Legends
WTF? The Old Republic was converted by Palpatine into the Empire in 19BBY (Before Battle of Yavin) and the Sith Order is 6900BBY-140BBY.
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Old March 24th, 2019, 07:57 AM   #15
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I’m going through all the threads I posted on looking for a last idea.

I’m looking for something highly advanced.
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WTF? The Old Republic was converted by Palpatine into the Empire in 19BBY (Before Battle of Yavin) and the Sith Order is 6900BBY-140BBY.
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The Old Republic can be divided into the Old Republic (really old republic) and the Republic.

And after the Empire is destroyed, the New Republic.

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Old_Republic

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The Old Republic was a galactic government that existed prior to the establishment of the Galactic Republic, thousands of years before the Clone Wars.
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In the aftermath of the last conflict between the Jedi and Sith, the Old Republic was succeeded by the Galactic Republic approximately one thousand years before the Invasion of Naboo in 32 BBY. The new government united much of the galaxy under the rule of democracy until it was replaced by the Galactic Empire at the end of the Clone Wars in 19 BBY.
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