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DarkJuliet
Jonathan Tung
Dec 19, 2009 1:10 AM
Haven't actually seen the movie but I know most of the plot-line. In in, the mineral Unobtainium is a much disputed resource mineral that is the reason for all the conflict.


Uhm.....Why isn't someone suing? You're telling me that the writers just happened to come up with the same name for some fictitious mineral that Oakley uses for its synthetic rubber inserts? Has anyone else noticed this??

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paul mcj
Dec 19, 2009 1:50 AM
Someone has!
http://www.o-review.com/portal_detail.asp?ID=9573

Now I really want to see the movie, if only to hear Unobtanium said many times over might give me a comfort level in pronouncing it correctly myself.
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science wrapped in art dealer
Dec 19, 2009 1:08 PM
haven't seen the movie , but am gonna , just for the same reason as paul
just hear them say unobtanium a lot.

Teknical
Rob Harris
Dec 19, 2009 8:23 PM
Yes, they mention Unobtainium. I think it's a good plug. From wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unobtainium
"Oakley has used the term in connection with the nose-pieces and ear-stems of their sunglasses since 198711 and for watches since 2002.12 US trademark laws means that the word is only protected for use in connection with similar goods and services as listed in the trademark registration."

Also it was used in science fiction before Oakley.

By the way, it was a GREAT MOVIE!! Many parts are very heartbreaking. I feel in love with the characters. See it in 3D!
EastCoast
E C
Dec 19, 2009 11:03 PM
pronouncing it correctly myself
I asked T-Pain, he says it's 'on-a-boat-anium.'
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O Unknown
Dec 20, 2009 9:12 PM
they also used it in the movie The Core
agentorange
Scott McDonald
Dec 23, 2009 9:37 PM

"The draw that Pandora has for humans is a naturally occurring ore dubbed "unobtanium," an old in-joke in science fiction for materials with physically impossible qualities. (Technically, since it's a mineral, it might better be called "unobtainite," but that's a pretty nerdy quibble.) Unobtanium is the best superconductor known, and apparently works at room temperature."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34515704/ns/technology_and_science-space/
 
 
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