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qingdom
May 22nd, 2011, 08:25 AM
Stasis / Suspended animation isn't a total 'Pause' or 'Freeze'.... it just slows down metabolism and aging. But the final 8 just came from eating a big dinner.

Even so, unlike Matrix chambers or Demolition Man chambers, those stasis pods does not have any wiring connected to each persons' body.

There's no way to extract waste material from the body.

In addition, even with slow metabolism for three years, there's going to be muscle degregation due to lack of moving / exercising in a semi-comatose state....

For the stasis pod in SG-1, the ancient woman who get reanimated had to go through some minor physical therapy before becoming mobile again.

So, if after three years that Eli DOES come up with a successful jump / plan, the crew would awaken just to form a huge line in front of the bathroom.... That's IF the passageways to the bathroom has life support turned on.

Worst case scenario they do come out of the jump thousands of years later, their lime / lime substitute supply for life support generation might have grown to mold.... which makes things much worse if all 80 people wake up to line up for the bathroom.


And then there's the joke of if and when people vomit or regurgitate, it'll be like 'hey... that's what i ate three years ago!'

General Jumper One
May 22nd, 2011, 08:36 AM
the ancient woman wasn't found in a stasis pod, she was found in the ice.

blueray
May 22nd, 2011, 09:16 AM
the pods mostly keep them the way that they were, so i imagine there body will resume normal function after they wake up, so they won't all have to go at once. and i imagine they went before the got in lol.

J-Whitt Remastered
May 22nd, 2011, 11:19 AM
Stasis / Suspended animation isn't a total 'Pause' or 'Freeze'.... it just slows down metabolism and aging. But the final 8 just came from eating a big dinner.

Even so, unlike Matrix chambers or Demolition Man chambers, those stasis pods does not have any wiring connected to each persons' body.

There's no way to extract waste material from the body.

In addition, even with slow metabolism for three years, there's going to be muscle degregation due to lack of moving / exercising in a semi-comatose state....

For the stasis pod in SG-1, the ancient woman who get reanimated had to go through some minor physical therapy before becoming mobile again.

So, if after three years that Eli DOES come up with a successful jump / plan, the crew would awaken just to form a huge line in front of the bathroom.... That's IF the passageways to the bathroom has life support turned on.

Worst case scenario they do come out of the jump thousands of years later, their lime / lime substitute supply for life support generation might have grown to mold.... which makes things much worse if all 80 people wake up to line up for the bathroom.


And then there's the joke of if and when people vomit or regurgitate, it'll be like 'hey... that's what i ate three years ago!'

I'd bet that they would take people out in stages just like they put them in. The next scene would probably be like the scene in Austin Powers when Austin is unfrozen and is urinating for about two full minutes.

morbosfist
May 22nd, 2011, 11:53 AM
"Evacuating."

So long as they didn't go in holding it in, they should be fine.

garhkal
May 22nd, 2011, 02:55 PM
I would think they all were smart enough to 'do their business' before they went in.

LtColCarter
May 22nd, 2011, 05:10 PM
the ancient woman wasn't found in a stasis pod, she was found in the ice.

Thank you for saying this. I was like...I've watched SG-1 several times and don't remember an ancient woman in a stasis pod.

TuKwick_1
May 22nd, 2011, 06:29 PM
Thank you for saying this. I was like...I've watched SG-1 several times and don't remember an ancient woman in a stasis pod.

I thought that they found Wier in a pod?

Pharaoh Atem
May 22nd, 2011, 06:40 PM
just take a 10 out at a time and let them go to the bathroom and then ten more

qingdom
May 22nd, 2011, 06:49 PM
Thank you for saying this. I was like...I've watched SG-1 several times and don't remember an ancient woman in a stasis pod.

I stand corrected. My apologies for citing something that wasn't at all true. It's been a while since I rewatched the earlier seasons of SG-1... the pod that O'Neill went into, I thought that was the same pod we thawed the Ancient out of. Wrong conclusion. Sorry.

General Jumper One
May 22nd, 2011, 07:06 PM
I thought that they found Wier in a pod?

that was in SGA, not SG-1, and the pod she was found in was in Atlantis.

garhkal
May 23rd, 2011, 04:21 PM
And she was near death.

General Jumper One
May 23rd, 2011, 05:04 PM
And she was near death.

Yeah, but she was also getting in and out every once and awhile to rotate the ZedPMs.

LtColCarter
May 24th, 2011, 10:45 AM
No, in SG-1, the ancient woman was in ice. In SGA...it was an old Dr. Weir in a stasis pod.

General Jumper One
May 24th, 2011, 03:44 PM
No, in SG-1, the ancient woman was in ice. In SGA...it was an old Dr. Weir in a stasis pod.

Yes, I said this.

LtColCarter
May 25th, 2011, 06:32 PM
Yes, I said this.

That you did! ;)

rushy
September 25th, 2012, 12:02 PM
Question: If Weir aged so much in 10 000 years, how come the ancient woman didn't? She was there for many years longer than Weir?

Gem of Tigress
September 25th, 2012, 08:03 PM
^ Ayiana (frozen ancient lady) was an Ancient, old Dr. Weir wasn't. Ayiana had the ability to heal/revive herself being an Ancient while old Dr. Weir, being a human, could not. hope that answers your question :)

garhkal
September 28th, 2012, 10:27 PM
And maybe her stint in ice kept her as is better than stasis did.

Gurluas
August 7th, 2013, 01:11 AM
I always thought it wasn't normal ice but some sort of stasis ice, possibly from a statis pod that was perhaps damaged in a glacier, burying her.

In any case. There appear to be several kinds of stasis pods.
Long term and short term. Long term stasis pods appear to be able to preserve persons for many millenia, short term ones can preserve persons for only centuries before they start visibly aging. The pod the old Dr.Wier and the Aurora crew were in were short term stasis pods.

jeri
September 10th, 2013, 03:57 PM
Okay, back OT. There would not be a big run to the toilets, at least not at first. If I understand the stasis pods, they slow metabolism down as far as possible, only the vital functions would have priority. In this case digestion is not a priority. I think the folks would have to be moving about a bit to get the old colon back into action. And every body has it's own timing.

Also, who says that they had that meal directly before going in? I didn't think the timing of that scene was definitive.

thekillman
September 11th, 2013, 08:26 AM
If I understand the stasis pods, they slow metabolism down as far as possible, only the vital functions would have priority. In this case digestion is not a priority. .
A slow metabolism also means slow digestion. During their time in stasis, assuming Weir aged 60 years during her 10 000 year stasis trip, 3 years on Destiny means 6 days for their body. those 6 days the body is in a state of extremely low energy expenditure. At worst, the Destiny crew would've lost a small bit of weight.

Lt.Colonel John Sheppard
September 13th, 2013, 01:57 AM
i always wondered about toilet paper and actual bathrooms.

thekillman
September 13th, 2013, 09:30 AM
i always wondered about toilet paper and actual bathrooms.

Why? I don't understand why some people seem to have a near-fetish of toilets on spaceships.

they're there. There's just no point in showing them.