- n. alternative spelling of unobtanium.
“For example, during the development and service period of the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, engineers working for Lockheed Corporation at the Skunk Works used the term unobtainium as a dysphemism for titanium.”
“Look, HG Wells had Cavorite, and the 'unobtainium' is clearly Cavorite in disguise.”
“The techno-geek community was dealing in unobtainium long before James Cameron heard of it.”
“The precious ore, "unobtainium" - nice pun Cameron - so sought after isn't even given enough of a back-story for audiences to understand why it may be so precious.”
“In it, we see the mad preppy corporate guy, head of the mining operation who employs a small army of former marines for security and directs them to attack the Na'vi people because his company wants the blang - a mineral called unobtainium - that's underneath the soil in”
“Tell them that diplomacy and aid work better than bombs, and that we do not need unobtainium, which is called that for a reason, although we know it as "oil".”
“The action unfolds in the year 2154 on the distant planet Pandora which is in the process of being invaded by SecFor (as in Security Force, get it?), a U.S. military-industrial complex/corporate conglomerate with designs on a rare mineral called unobtainium (as in not obtainable, get it?).”
“Humans are invading/colonizing Pandora to mine a valuable mineral called unobtainium (seriously, unobtainium?) that would solve the energy crisis on Earth.”
“Like the rest of the human visitors who've made camp on Pandora, he has signed on with a corporation that's intent on extracting a valuable if mysterious substance from the moon called unobtainium, a great whatsit that is an emblem of humanity's greed and folly.”
“For using the name "unobtainium," Cameron is being sued by ninja from the guys who made The Core, but I hear their wire-fu isn't too good either.”
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