Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 40 of 158

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

  1. #1

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

    Iím looking not for a gadget or piece of tech. Iíve decided everything technological that we can think of, can be done. Speeders with deflector shields? Sure. We havenít seen them but they can easily be done. Iím looking for something that would still be an emerging field of science. Something a Type II/III civilization would do next. Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Administrator
    Posts
    7,435
    Hmm, I was thinking biotech but they already did cloning and robotic appendages, and with cloning it seems like they could have just grown new hands instead of using robotic ones. I didn't see any evidence of disease or anything unless you count Jar Jar.

    The movies and books always went with "bigger weapons" and the easiest thing that comes to mind is "more speed." But that's no fun. "Better shields" that protect against the stunt they used in The Last Jedi? (where the ship hyperspaced into the other ship)

    Star Trek did transporters.

    The thing the Empire seems to have a problem with is detecting rebels (in places like cities or crowded areas); they always have the need to patrol; maybe something that can detect intent? Crap, Minority Report. How about something that can protect people from being Mind Tricked? They could rip apart races like Watto and figure out how they're resistant to it.

    Artificially giving babies force? Force Transplant... eek.

  3. #3
    Time travel.

  4. #4
    Likes Kittens. Eats Fluffies
    Posts
    11,920
    Hi

  5. #5
    Doesn't care what his title is
    Christmas Cardmaker Extrordinarie

    Posts
    5,178
    How about a wall along the outer rim border to keep jawas out

    But, like, a space wall

  6. #6
    Railings. It would prevent so many daily stormtrooper deaths aboard imperial bases with bottomless pits. Oh, or if we want to go with that line of thought stormtrooper armor that allows the wearer to run, sit down, and helmets that allow the wearer to see.

  7. #7
    Likes Kittens. Eats Fluffies
    Posts
    11,920
    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    How about a wall along the outer rim border to keep jawas out

    But, like, a space wall
    Space.... Force...


  8. #8
    Doesn't care what his title is
    Christmas Cardmaker Extrordinarie

    Posts
    5,178
    is the scientist good or bad what?
    who does he/she/ze/it work for?

  9. #9
    He works for the canon New Republic.

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    is the scientist good or bad what?
    who does he/she/ze/it work for?
    He works for the canon New Republic.

  11. #11
    Doesn't care what his title is
    Christmas Cardmaker Extrordinarie

    Posts
    5,178
    In any postbellum period, there will be significant effort put into reconstruction, largely of infrastructure that was destroyed during the time of conflict. Perhaps research into crop restoration, water reclamation, or some other food-related field if you want to focus on biology; otherwise, communications, transportation, or travel routes if you want to focus on technology or construction.

    Think "ways to rehabilitate planets razed by the empire"
    Last edited by Steven; 03-13-2019 at 05:20 PM.

  12. #12
    Someone on writingforums.org knocked some sense into me. The Star Wars galaxy has had 1,000ís of years to develop stuff so all science left to do is theoretical or observational. Iím going to have him study asteroids. Thanks for putting up with me.

  13. #13
    Admiral of Awesome
    Posts
    18,039
    Donít forget the social sciences. The Star Wars universe is well developed in the physical sciences, but for some reason* their understanding of political science is stunted. There should be a lot of soul searching and ink shed about the rise of the empire, and a lot of deep thinking across many disciplines about how to prevent similar abuses in the future.

  14. #14
    ^^vv<><>BASTART
    Posts
    8,728
    Personal armor which does something

  15. #15
    I bet there's some scientists trying to cultivate force powers in non-Jedi by injecting them with midichlorians or something

  16. #16
    Likes Kittens. Eats Fluffies
    Posts
    11,920
    R-R-Reborn?

  17. #17
    Okay. My asteroid idea failed. Itís been done to death.

    Isnít their anything else you guys can think of?

  18. #18
    Doesn't care what his title is
    Christmas Cardmaker Extrordinarie

    Posts
    5,178
    I think "their" were several good ideas and starting points offered, but last I checked, none of us were writing any fan-fiction. I think you'll find that in over two-hundred years of science fiction most ideas have already been covered. Read one of Asimov's or A. C. Clarke's dozens of short stories. They were written fifty years ago. Steal one of their ideas and put a Star Wars spin on it.
    Last edited by Steven; 03-13-2019 at 09:55 PM.

  19. #19
    Doesn't care what his title is
    Christmas Cardmaker Extrordinarie

    Posts
    5,178
    Also, not all scientists are doing ground-breaking, envelope-pushing research into new and uncharted territory. I'm sure there are star wars scientists that study the breeding habits of womprats or the migration routes of ewoks or a product to clean alien blood off of space bar floors or whatever.

  20. #20
    Admiral of Awesome
    Posts
    18,039
    I mean, really, we're talking about a culture that was a militant theocracy with a black-and-white morality... in the good days. There are entire fields of philosophy that basically don't exist in the Star Wars universe.

    Philosophy as a whole might be an emerging field in the Star Wars universe.

  21. #21
    I think your best bet is going to steal ideas from TNG. I say this because you say you are going to write about technology in the SW universe. At the same time, the pseudo-philosophical parts of Star Wars are quasi-religious, like the Force, the Jedi, etc. The idea of going back in time [edit: where 'going back in time' is understood here as "archeology"] has been done to death I imagine (where some ancient Sith technology is discovered on a remote planet, or the ghost of Exar Kun start talking to you, or [...]).

    But I think TNG was always more serious about the scientific side of things. All you have to do is steal some ideas from one of its episodes and combine it with some of the quasi-religious ideas of Star Wars.
    Last edited by Reverend Jones; 03-13-2019 at 10:29 PM.

  22. #22
    Like... what if the FORCE actually allows you do do things like travel in time? Or travel to another dimension? Although you probably should be more subtle than that or else you'll just be writing a Harry Potter crossover in the case of the former or a Rick & Morty crossover in the case of the latter....

    Actually, now that I think about it, TNG already used the Force a bunch of times (like that time some aliens remotely sexually harassed a crew member of the Enterprise).

  23. #23
    Doesn't care what his title is
    Christmas Cardmaker Extrordinarie

    Posts
    5,178
    He can be an archaeologist studying ancient tauntaun architecture or the first droids or something

  24. #24
    Dr. Soong!

  25. #25
    Hmm, wait, that idea was also from Isaac Asimov.

  26. #26
    Genetic manipulation would be a neat subject in a galaxy full of aliens with tons of biological advantages. Just think of all of the things you could have grafted on, or into your body.
    Last edited by Phantom-Seraph; 03-15-2019 at 01:12 AM.

  27. #27
    Administrator
    Posts
    7,435
    ^^ Star Trek: Enterprise did that with the... er... Suliban (had to look it up); they actually combined it with time travel. (it was so boring; I'm so tired of time travel plot lines; maybe I'm too old)

  28. #28
    Bantha Souffle to Table One - A Maitre'D Story

  29. #29
    Doesn't care what his title is
    Christmas Cardmaker Extrordinarie

    Posts
    5,178
    maybe he can be researching recent jedi sightings in the anodea system or an old fortress on belgajer

  30. #30
    Likes Kittens. Eats Fluffies
    Posts
    11,920
    wot about a very large lazer beam

  31. #31
    a starfighter that let's you use Force powers as a weapon

  32. #32
    I wish our professional writer, Koobie, was still here to share his feedback.

  33. #33
    Likes Kittens. Eats Fluffies
    Posts
    11,920
    Quote Originally Posted by Nikumubeki View Post
    I wish our professional writer, Koobie, was still here to share his feedback.
    Koobie PMed me and asked me to ask wot about a very large lazer beam

  34. #34
    Likes Kittens. Eats Fluffies
    Posts
    11,920
    space weed, space chicks that want to make out with me for, like, no reason

  35. #35
    Likes Kittens. Eats Fluffies
    Posts
    11,920
    Hey Maximum7, welcome to Massassi. Who are you? Tell us about your fan fic.

    Is it about Pyle Popcorn? What planet is it on?

  36. #36

  37. #37
    Likes Kittens. Eats Fluffies
    Posts
    11,920
    Popkorn*

  38. #38
    I'd read a Command & Conquer book like this, though.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	i-nNn4W5W.jpg 
Views:	93 
Size:	981.7 KB 
ID:	28322

  39. #39
    Administrator
    Posts
    7,435
    Wow, a PA that actually made me ... well, not laugh, but internally chuckle a little bit.

  40. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by saberopus View Post
    Hey Maximum7, welcome to Massassi. Who are you? Tell us about your fan fic.

    Is it about Pyle Popcorn? What planet is it on?

    Thank-you!!! I'm an aspiring writer and my fanfic involves a brilliant scientist who is called upon to investigate the sudden expansion of the supermassive black hole in the galaxy's center. Hes from Coruscant and works for the New Republic.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •