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qingdom
November 19th, 2010, 06:07 AM
How will this work?

They can't dedicate a cargo bay in Destiny to house dead bodies. I don't believe we have found hibernation pods like how the browns came out from.

The only option they have is to bury the fallen on a planet with a gate, hoping it's peaceful enough to give the dead a proper farewell.

The other alternative is incinerate / cremate them, store the remains in an urn, and hopefully no one would forget about them when they are able to dial home back to earth.

Thing is, they don't have urns... unless they disassemble kino's and use them as urns.

On a side note, given the numerous deaths so far in the SGU universe, although there are plenty of appreciation threads, I believe we need dedicated threads for obituaries. Seems only the proper thing left to do to lay their characters to rest unless the writers decides to bring them back through flashbacks or dreams. Don't you think?

Alexander E. Brent
November 19th, 2010, 06:42 AM
Let me quote Greer: "BBQ?"

qingdom
November 19th, 2010, 06:45 AM
Resorting to cannibalism? Really? Seriously? =\

Alexander E. Brent
November 19th, 2010, 06:48 AM
Its meat, why bother to ask its name.. But realy, on shipwrecks people did resort to eating others to survive.. 'ts Natural.

J-Whitt Remastered
November 19th, 2010, 07:02 AM
They could always launch them into space through a hole in the hull or the airlock.

Shadow_7
November 19th, 2010, 07:04 AM
They seemed to have more than enough boxes. i.e. Cloverdale. And the ship is huge, so they can store them quite a while. Perhaps in a room vacuumed to space to help with oxydation and foul odors. Even if they don't cannibalize, the bodies would make good fertilizer for hydroponics.

Steelbox
November 19th, 2010, 08:13 AM
The most humanin thing is an space burial. Or an tradicional burial on an unnamed planet.

thekillman
November 19th, 2010, 08:17 AM
burn the bodies onboard destiny, and use the ash for hydroponics. bury the bones on a planet

Steelbox
November 19th, 2010, 08:21 AM
They should start putting those sign, you know the one they put at construction sites right in front of the Stargate:


Welcome traveler:
We have XX days with out accident.
We are proud of us.
Help us, safety is our friend.
Use your safety hat and Googles.
And don't forget the flak-jacket.

droid327
November 19th, 2010, 10:17 AM
The way I see it they have two good options for a dignified sendoff...

1) Spock 'em out an airlock, the classic space interpretation of a traditional burial-at-sea
2) Tok'ra funeral, disintegrate them in a kawoosh the next time Destiny drops out of FTL

Really, I dont think they're so hard-up on biological material that they need to recycle bodies for fertilizer or Soylent Green...

Lahela
November 19th, 2010, 10:25 AM
I like the idea of "Burial in Space". A ceremony then casting the body to the universe seems a fitting send off.

carmencatalina
November 19th, 2010, 01:40 PM
I like the idea of "Burial in Space". A ceremony then casting the body to the universe seems a fitting send off.

How creepy would it be to be casually going along in your spaceship and then, bam, suddenly, dead bodies floating around.

Don't litter space with your dead! Other people (blue aliens, living plants in spaceships, sentient mold creatures) have to use it, too.

meo3000
November 19th, 2010, 01:52 PM
Im just waiting for someone to show up wearing dead man clothes, like the senators suit. Get rid of the body but dont you dare throw out perfectly wearable clothes.

carmencatalina
November 19th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Im just waiting for someone to show up wearing dead man clothes, like the senators suit. Get rid of the body but dont you dare throw out perfectly wearable clothes.

Ewww, worse than dead bodies floating around in space, NAKED dead bodies.

James71
November 19th, 2010, 02:41 PM
The way I see it they have two good options for a dignified sendoff...

2) Tok'ra funeral, disintegrate them in a kawoosh the next time Destiny drops out of FTL


I like the Tok'ra funeral idea. That is a purely Stargate type of thing and should be done because of course, that is in the name of the show.

stevilevi
November 19th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Have their coffin carried through the Stargate back to Earth with bagpipes playing and a Scottish flag draped over the box.

Oh wait, my bad, that already happened :)

smart
November 19th, 2010, 07:20 PM
Some simple options could be to burn the bodies or release them into space.

blueray
November 19th, 2010, 07:48 PM
i can see them picking a planet and burring them there. or the tok'ra way would make a great scene.

qingdom
November 19th, 2010, 08:19 PM
Releasing dead bodies into space seems to be a popular choice. But with this, I am reminded of a Star Trek Voyager episode where there's an alien race that picks up dead bodies, reanimates the dead and insert their alien dna to create a sentient undead appearance within that person.

I can only imagine the browns or the blueberries picking up these floating bodies in space and do science experiments on them.. which doesn't do much justice in leaving them rest in peace.

Sea burials are a different story. big fish eats up the dead bodies. Unlike space.... We haven't seen space fish yet. Except for the Doomsday planet eater thingy in Star Trek TOS. But this universe isn't related to Star Trek so.... now what?

JustAnotherVoice
November 19th, 2010, 08:45 PM
How creepy would it be to be casually going along in your spaceship and then, bam, suddenly, dead bodies floating around.

Don't litter space with your dead! Other people (blue aliens, living plants in spaceships, sentient mold creatures) have to use it, too.


Ewww, worse than dead bodies floating around in space, NAKED dead bodies.

Whatever dimension you're from, where a spaceship regularly runs into floating corpses, hang a sign so I can avoid it when I next travel the multiverse.

If I do happen to find myself in a spaceship, being infinitely unlucky enough to splatter somebody's corpse on my windshield, I've got 2 words for ya: Not It.

droid327
November 19th, 2010, 09:56 PM
Well if you want to get realistic about it, there's 2 things to consider when talking about floating corpses through space....

1) Unshielded radiation from any nearby star would fairly quickly destroy any organic matter, like we saw with the neutron pulsar, just not quite that dramatically fast. Presumably, Destiny drops out of FTL near a star every time, since they're always near planets. An unprotected corpse in space might last, oh, 25 years? 50? before it was completely degraded into an oily, black, unrecognizeable clump of complex photochemical hydrocarbons

If they jettisoned corpses in FTL, they'd get vaporized once they crossed the FTL field envelope.

2) Any ship traveling at space-faring speeds would instantly vaporize any corpse-sized body upon impact without so much as even noticing it was there, no more than you can tell whwen you run over a bug with your car....it'd just be a squishy micrometeor, which any spaceship would doubtless impact constantly.

[3) Naturally, the odds of another ship even getting into detectable range of a corpse in the vast vastness of space, let alone hitting it, is laughable]

morbosfist
November 19th, 2010, 09:58 PM
If it makes you feel any better, any spaceship capable of interstellar travel that wound up hitting a corpse in space would leave a very messy blood stain. You wouldn't even see it in time.

Edit: Dang, beat to the punch.

garhkal
November 20th, 2010, 02:55 AM
They could always launch them into space through a hole in the hull or the airlock.

Kinda burial at 'sea' way?... I can see it.




I like the idea of "Burial in Space". A ceremony then casting the body to the universe seems a fitting send off.



Agreed. heck they could wait till the ship needs to go recharge, and space them INTO the sun.




Im just waiting for someone to show up wearing dead man clothes, like the senators suit. Get rid of the body but dont you dare throw out perfectly wearable clothes.



Heck, we have seen numerous war films where people scavenge the dead for clothes.


Now we ar done with the bodies.. What i would like to know is.. What do they tell the folks back home, of their loved ones who die?