unobtanium

unobtanium

n. something highly desirable that cannot be found; a fantastic, perfect metallic substance. (see also obtanium.) Of course, his bike is made of unobtanium and should stand up in a volcanic eruption.
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Avatar 2009 James Cameron's Avatar is set in the 22nd century, when humans are colonising Pandora, a lush moon, to mine the mineral unobtanium. The title refers to a genetically engineered body, operated remotely by a human, to interact with the native population.
I have not confirmed that because Walther Model 1 rifles are extremely scarce and pricey in the United States and Model 1 magazines are pure unobtanium. The same forums teach that the magazine for a Weatherby .22 will fit in the Olimpia but these require a tab to be filed or ground off and "adjustment" to the horizontal groove in the spine to ensure proper latching of the Weatherby magazine in an Olimpia rifle.
This was created out of "unobtanium." It had never been done before, said David Noah, AFRL's program lead for the demonstration.
(Hornady also offers their excellent brass in .25-35, a good thing since Winchester's is just about "unobtanium." I used Winchester in the handloads because of stocking up after buying my 1894.)
The moon is being colonized by the Resources Development Administration (RDA), which is mining the world for Unobtanium, a prized and costly commodity.
Referring to the mineral ("unobtanium") for which the company is mining, he reminds her that "This is what pays for the whole party...
While the Na'vi live in perfect equilibrium with a sentient nature, with whom they perpetually exchange information and vital energy, humans come to Pandora with an essentially materialistic purpose--the unobtanium. Even the name of the rock humans are after suggests the impossibility of the ultimate utopia of mankind portrayed in the movie wealth, material possessions at all costs.
His mission is to persuade a tribal race to leave their homeland, so greedy human business folks can get their hands on precious ore dubbed "unobtanium".
(Oh, and by the way, "complete electromagnetic dominance" can be achieved only with unobtanium.)
The displacement of the Earth's wound onto Pandora and the relevance of Jake's individual trauma for the human race as a whole become obvious, as this hole in the middle of his life is visually articulated as a huge crater that the humans are digging in Pandora to extract unobtanium, a mineral that is considered the solution to the Earth's energy crisis.
It's a bit heavy for daily carry in this age of "Unobtanium" weight guns, but if you're used to carrying "real" guns, the compact round-butt modification and short slide work wonders for comfort.
His mission is to persuade a tribal race to leave their homeland, so greedy humans can get their hands on the precious ore "unobtanium".
In the final act of the film, Colonel Miles Quaritch (Stephen Lang) asks 'Hey Sully, how does it feel to betray your own race.' While in his mind, the battle for unobtanium has becomes about the human race versus the Na'vi, the question could also be in reference to Sully betraying the 'white' race in favour of non western culture and custom.
Set in 2154, when humans are mining a precious mineral called unobtanium on planet Pandora, it's the tale of Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a disabled marine confined to a wheelchair.
A company mining the precious mineral "unobtanium" wants to win the trust of native race the Na'avi, so with the aid of a hi-tech gizmo, Jake's mind powers a specially grown alien body to infiltrate the indigenous tribe and win them over.