C-3P0 informs Luke et al before they are thrown into the pit of Sarlacc that:

"In its belly, you will find a new definition of pain and suffering as you are slowly digested over a…thousand years."

Assuming you don't break your neck in the fall, surely you would:

  1. Suffocate
  2. Die of thirst
  3. Starve
  4. Die of old age

long before you were actually digested?

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    The implication is that the Sarlacc keeps you alive, presumably because you taste better that way or something. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense from a thermodynamic standpoint, but hey, Star Wars physics. May 18, 2018 at 23:24
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    I'd like to know how they found that out. Did someone leave a note for his many times great grandson - "cut that belly open on your fiftieth birthday and see if the victim we fed to it 950 years ago is still alive and suffering"
    – Danny Mc G
    May 18, 2018 at 23:45
  • @approachingdarknessfish: I don't think so, that question was about the workings of Sarlacc's biology, this is about the level of fear a would be meal should experience.
    – user100501
    May 18, 2018 at 23:52
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    @user100501 - The proposed duplicate does actually answer the question; it indicates that the Sarlacc actually keeps its (intelligent) meals alive, and fed (dealing with the first three items in your list). Old age would still presumably come into play; the quoted text indicates that that actual duration of life depends on the species of the meal....
    – RDFozz
    May 19, 2018 at 0:36
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    @user100501 - (Of course, if you modified the question to eliminate the other three concerns, you might still have a point. However, the pain and suffering involved lasting (say) 30 years vs. 1000 probably makes no difference to the meal.
    – RDFozz
    May 19, 2018 at 0:38


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