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Seize The Future – Exolinguistics!

The backstory of the occasionally-lamented ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter (Walt Disney World, 1995-2003) was that aliens had arrived on Earth to set up trade relations. X-S Tech, a sort of intergalactic Halliburton, had set up shop in the Tomorrowland Interplanetary Convention Center to demonstrate their latest teleportation device. Then – spoiler alert! – something went terribly wrong.

Part of the attraction’s ambient backstory were the pictographic alien glyphs that lined everything from the show’s entrance to the ride control consoles. To clue cast members in to the language of X-S, the following translation key and sample phrases were contained in the attraction’s training manual.


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