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ralph124c
04-06-2008, 09:46 AM
-why did people walk around with artificial hands? In Starwars II (foget the title), when Luke Shywalker almose freezes to death on the ice planet Hoth, he is saved by Han Solo, and brought to a hospital. They put his body into some kind of water bath, and grow a new body to replace the frozen parts. So, with such technology aailable, why walk around with an artificial hand?

jayjay
04-06-2008, 09:59 AM
They put his body into some kind of water bath, and grow a new body to replace the frozen parts. So, with such technology aailable, why walk around with an artificial hand?

They did? I remember it as his having been suspended in bacta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_substances#Bacta) (not water), which helps natural healing and regeneration along and also helps restore frostbitten body parts. There was no duplicate body grown. But bacta can't create what isn't there, so when parts are severed, they have to be replaced with prostheses.

Just Some Guy
04-06-2008, 04:29 PM
My impression was the tank was a hypothermia treatment along the lines of what we have now, not something that was growing a body for him.

Merijeek
04-06-2008, 04:32 PM
-why did people walk around with artificial hands? In Starwars II (foget the title), when Luke Shywalker almose freezes to death on the ice planet Hoth, he is saved by Han Solo, and brought to a hospital. They put his body into some kind of water bath, and grow a new body to replace the frozen parts. So, with such technology aailable, why walk around with an artificial hand?

Ralph, that's one of the most impressive misinterpretations I've ever seen. You should get a medal or something.

PS. The thing that bursts out of John Hurt's chest in "Alien" wasn't something that he accidentally ate with dinner, it came from the egg.

-Joe

Bryan Ekers
04-06-2008, 05:51 PM
And by the way, Vulcans are incapable of lying.



(I've never understood why people, including later Star Trek writers, believe this, since the episode in which Spock claims this, he's lying his pointy ass off!)

Skald the Rhymer
04-06-2008, 06:10 PM
And by the way, Vulcans are incapable of lying.



(I've never understood why people, including later Star Trek writers, believe this, since the episode in which Spock claims this, he's lying his pointy ass off!)


Madman. A Vulcanian's EARS are pointy, not his ass. Otherwise Kirk would have had to had the conn reupholstered every time he left Spock the conn.

Bryan Ekers
04-06-2008, 06:14 PM
Fizzbin's not a real game, either!

Mahaloth
04-06-2008, 07:59 PM
-why did people walk around with artificial hands? In Starwars II (foget the title), when Luke Shywalker almose freezes to death on the ice planet Hoth, he is saved by Han Solo, and brought to a hospital. They put his body into some kind of water bath, and grow a new body to replace the frozen parts. So, with such technology aailable, why walk around with an artificial hand?

Drinking are we?

Revenant Threshold
04-06-2008, 08:26 PM
-why did people walk around with artificial hands? In Starwars II (foget the title), when Luke Shywalker almose freezes to death on the ice planet Hoth, he is saved by Han Solo, and brought to a hospital. They put his body into some kind of water bath, and grow a new body to replace the frozen parts. So, with such technology aailable, why walk around with an artificial hand? The water bath as previously mentioned is bacta, a general all-purpose regeneration-y type fluid. On some species, it can help grow back limbs - but only when it's the species in question might already grow it back, albeit slower.

Just think of it as him being dunked in a big vat of medicine. It can fix your frostbite if you get to it quick enough, but it won't grow back your hand for you.

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