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Old 11-13-2017, 10:54 PM   #21
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Your scientist might discover lignan ore and has some reports that in the past, an accident with lignan ore transported a ship 5,000 years to the future. Or he has the reports and went searching for the ore.

He is no Force user so he puts his scientific knowledge at work but he'll need the support of a Force Sensitive guinee pig (sapient, sentient or even a plant). Maybe he tries to use the ore to make a time jump backwards (which of course doesn't work because its impossible).

Research for communicators that will work while in hyperspace (in the old movies this wasn't possible, in the Disney canon it is and maybe your scientist is the one respobnsible for it). But when he succeeds, your ship might be the only one having it (if you also have an engineer who can build it) for a while.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:52 PM   #22
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Maybe he is working on flavour masking agents so that Yoda's infamous stew doesn't taste like crap?
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:25 PM   #23
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Huh. Just had a thought - maybe whatever he's working on really is unrelated to the reasons the Space Pirates(tm) have for kidnapping him.

I'm remembering in Heinlein's Number of the Beast, when Zeb Carter gets recruited by Jacob Burroughs to help with his continua device - because Dr. Burroughs has mistaken Zebediah John Carter for his cousin, Zebulon James Carter (there was an eccentric, wealthy uncle with specific requirements for later generations to inherit). "There can't be two Doctors Z. J. Carter on this campus..."

Our Heroic Science Guy might just have a name too similar to the Space Pirate(tm)'s target - like maybe "Harn Solom" and they thought they'd grabbed legendary pilot Han Solo or something (cheesy is okay, we're working with Star Wars which is powered by only the finest hypercheddar).
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:22 PM   #24
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Are those compartments on the Millennium Falcon that Han Solo uses to smuggle stuff special in some way? Maybe resistant to scanning? Either way inventing some kind of stealth technology or cloak of invisibility could be cool.
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