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    Default Obituaries, Funerals and Burials for the fallen?

    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?

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    Default Re: Obituaries, Funerals and Burials for the fallen?

    Let me quote Greer: "BBQ?"
    'Death stands above me, whispering low I know not what in my ear . . .'

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    Resorting to cannibalism? Really? Seriously? =\

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    Its meat, why bother to ask its name.. But realy, on shipwrecks people did resort to eating others to survive.. 'ts Natural.
    'Death stands above me, whispering low I know not what in my ear . . .'

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    Default Re: Obituaries, Funerals and Burials for the fallen?

    They could always launch them into space through a hole in the hull or the airlock.
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    Default Re: Obituaries, Funerals and Burials for the fallen?

    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.

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    Default Re: Obituaries, Funerals and Burials for the fallen?

    The most humanin thing is an space burial. Or an tradicional burial on an unnamed planet.
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    Default Re: Obituaries, Funerals and Burials for the fallen?

    burn the bodies onboard destiny, and use the ash for hydroponics. bury the bones on a planet

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    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.
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    Default Re: Obituaries, Funerals and Burials for the fallen?

    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...

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    Default Re: Obituaries, Funerals and Burials for the fallen?

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

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    Default Re: Obituaries, Funerals and Burials for the fallen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lahela View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: Obituaries, Funerals and Burials for the fallen?

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meo3000 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid327 View Post
    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.

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    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

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    Default Re: Obituaries, Funerals and Burials for the fallen?

    Some simple options could be to burn the bodies or release them into space.
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    Default Re: Obituaries, Funerals and Burials for the fallen?

    i can see them picking a planet and burring them there. or the tok'ra way would make a great scene.

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    Default Re: Obituaries, Funerals and Burials for the fallen?

    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?

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    Default Re: Obituaries, Funerals and Burials for the fallen?

    Quote Originally Posted by carmencatalina View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by carmencatalina View Post
    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.

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