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    Default Alternative uses for the stasis pods!

    Since they are on the ship for a long time and there are many stasis pods, couldn't they use some of them to preserve food from spoiling? In this episode they could have killed multiple of those animals and just stored the meat away in the pods for use later. A sort of ancient refrigerator but more advanced

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    Default Re: Alternative uses for the stasis pods!

    or store themselves for a hundreds of years and let destiny travel closer to the source of the background radiation god thing

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    Default Re: Alternative uses for the stasis pods!

    Store all the useless people so they aren't wasting food, water and air.
    Thaw em out when we need redshirts.

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    Default Re: Alternative uses for the stasis pods!

    Quote Originally Posted by morrismike View Post
    Store all the useless people so they aren't wasting food, water and air.
    Thaw em out when we need redshirts.
    this

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    Default Re: Alternative uses for the stasis pods!

    The stasis pods are designed (based on all others we have seen) to slow bodily processes. Dead animals have no bodily processes so it wouldn't work.

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    Default Re: Alternative uses for the stasis pods!

    it's just an advanced freezer. even at low temperatures molecules still move, so eventually you'd age. for the ancients, it's thousands of years.

    anyway, yes it would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by escyos View Post
    The stasis pods are designed (based on all others we have seen) to slow bodily processes. Dead animals have no bodily processes so it wouldn't work.
    However, food goes bad because its being eaten by tiny microbactieria. That IS alive and would be slowed along with the dead animal.


    And heck it might not work for the space deer, but for smaller animals trap them alive and store em.

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    still a big fail.

    food also goes bad because the cells within the food itself die. the normally perfectly contained reagents mix and cause all sorts of unwanted reactions.

    so there still ARE reactions.

    furthermore, stasis has ABSOLUTELY and UNCONDITIONALLY NOTHING to do with bodily processes. it cools down atoms, slowing them. slowing everything. if you tossed a rock into a glass of water, and halfway the sinking put it in stasis, the rock would be hanging halfway. over the eons, the rock would very slowly fall but it would be very slowly.

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    Default Re: Alternative uses for the stasis pods!

    We really have no idea how they work. For all we know it could be some sort of localized time dilation.

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    Default Re: Alternative uses for the stasis pods!

    Quote Originally Posted by KEK View Post
    We really have no idea how they work. For all we know it could be some sort of localized time dilation.
    ^This

    No one has ever stated that the stasis pods were cryogenic. The term "frozen" when used in these franchizes does not have to be taken in the literal sense. Even the Asgard have stated that they only scratched the surface of the Ancient's technology, and the stasis pods could definitely fall into the realm of currently unknowable tech - until TPTB decide to let us in on exactly how they work.

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    Default Re: Alternative uses for the stasis pods!

    Yes no has ever said the stasis pods actually freeze peeple.

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    Default Re: Alternative uses for the stasis pods!

    what does it look like to you then? both the Atlantean AND Destiny stasis pod put the guy in a block of ice. how they do it, no clue. but it's clearly ice.

    whatever other methods are at play, no clue. but there's ice involved

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    I'd assume the Destiny would also have more normal refrigerators somewhere, perhaps in its cantine? If not they could perhaps even whip one up with stuff laying around, it's not that complicated a technology.

    I'd also assume that, for story purposes, the stasis pods require a large amount of energy so it would hamper the optimal operation of the ship. That's strictly an assumption of course.

    The basic idea that they are chronically short on any meat is indeed not realistic in the very long run. They could perhaps even have taken a stock of animals for breeding purposes on the destiny, they're only 80 or so people it's not that much. In time they should encounter at least alien counterparts for chickens so they have some eggs. The fact that they don't have it means, storywise, that they haven't had much luck in encountering such creatues.
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    Default Re: Alternative uses for the stasis pods!

    Quote Originally Posted by escyos View Post
    The stasis pods are designed (based on all others we have seen) to slow bodily processes. Dead animals have no bodily processes so it wouldn't work.
    Well then stick them in there live. The meat will be fresher still. I'd like to see them wrestle a live rainbow deer into one of those pods .

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceship View Post
    Well then stick them in there live. The meat will be fresher still. I'd like to see them wrestle a live rainbow deer into one of those pods .
    I now have a mental image of sgt. Greer chainsawing a deer's legs off then shoving it into the pod while it's rapidly bleeding to death
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    Quote Originally Posted by thekillman View Post
    what does it look like to you then? both the Atlantean AND Destiny stasis pod put the guy in a block of ice. how they do it, no clue. but it's clearly ice.

    whatever other methods are at play, no clue. but there's ice involved
    You assume there is ice. The visual effects artists give you the representation of "ice" to simulate a "frozen" state, however when someone comes out of the pods, are they covered in water? No. They are dry as can be. That's why I say that one shouldn't take the term "frozen" too literally.

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    Default Re: Alternative uses for the stasis pods!

    Alternate uses?

    Extreme musical chairs.

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    Default Re: Alternative uses for the stasis pods!

    If we could use them for freezing food i say go for it!

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    Default Re: Alternative uses for the stasis pods!

    They could also use them to store away bad crew member / life forms that become problematic. Chloe would be a prime candidate to be locked away in stasis when she was transofrming into an alien.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceship View Post
    Well then stick them in there live. The meat will be fresher still. I'd like to see them wrestle a live rainbow deer into one of those pods .
    If it was too big to fit, you could cut their legs off while they are still alive - freeze them before they bleed out.

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