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Questions tagged [suspended-animation]

A temporary state of interrupted breathing and loss of consciousness resembling death, caused especially by asphyxia. It is notably used in the late 20th to 21st centuries in Star Trek for deep-space missions.

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How does suspended animation work in “Earth 2”?

In the tv show Earth 2, the colonists spent the trip to the new planet in suspended animation. Was there any explanation, or hints about how the suspended animation worked (like cold storage)?
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Novel featuring a group of regular people who wake up from pods administered by aliens and start pairing off [duplicate]

Possibly post-apocalyptic, in any case the characters wake up from what may be suspended animation into a common area. I think they may be fed some kind of artificially constituted food and one of the ...
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70s book/short story, Man wakes up from suspend animation or cryo and world has collapsed

In the book, the protagonist wakes up from either suspended animation or cryo (Probably supposed to be a short test), After 10-20 years have passed. He finds the facility abandoned (and looted?), ...
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70s? Novel. Spaceman in suspended animation wakes up in underground city/bunker

Paperback book, in English bought in USA in the 1970s. Spaceman in suspended animation wakes up in underground city/bunker. How he got like there... I THINK he was a crewman on a spaceship, and was ...
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Short story search. Snow moon, love triangle, hibernation

A story read sometime in the late 1970's or early 1980's from a collection purchased second hand. Protagonist is part of a archaeological expedition to a snow moon or planet. May have been Jovian ...
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60s/70s story about English people (Chris et al?) going to Mars and hibernating on the way

It was a long time ago and my memory is faulty: a small group of 4 or 5 young men and women are sent to Mars from England (perhaps to check out colonization?), using some sort of long-term human ...
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Captain becomes sleeping pod

What's the movie where they have upright hypersleep pods. The crew is strapped in and when they wake up they find that their captains harness slipped (I guess years back) because his face was pressed ...
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Very old post-apocalyptic Science Fiction novel - suspended animation, 2nd moon, and a chasm

I'm trying to identify a very old science fiction novel, probably from the 1920s or 1930s. The plot involves a couple who go into suspended animation for some reason, and wake up several thousand ...
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What story involved a man awakened from a long suspended animation with a new body, and a brain implant with eye interface?

I think it's been 15+ years since I originally read the story, and I believe it was either a short story or a fairly short novel. I recall certain tidbits like: The man's brain is put into a new "...
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Looking for a movie I saw as a child: boy went back in time, friend died, later born again

The movie was about a boy who went back in time to a pirate era and met a friend there who later in the movie died. The boy never was able to return to his time but was able to witness his friend be ...
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Novel, or series of novels, where people take turns living [duplicate]

I cannot remember much about this novel (series of novels?) but: The earth is overpopulated. Everyone has to go into suspended animation, and we all take turns living, I think one quarter of humanity ...
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can you identify a show about a man thawed from cryosleep to help future survivors of mankind?

This is driving me crazy. I think it was a short lived TV series, maybe scifi channel. Not real recent but within the last 10 years I think. The back story was a near future that had perfected ...
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Robot wakes man from suspended animation to play Santa Claus (comic)

I recall a short comic story from a magazine (maybe Heavy Metal or similar) in the late 70's or early 80's. It's about a guy who is woken from suspended animation on a colony ship by a robot once a ...
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What 80s SF novel had survivors on starship cannibalize frozen colonists?

Searching for a SF novel, I believe from the early 80s, where colonists who awakened early on a massive colonizing starship survive for generations by cannibalizing the tens of thousands of frozen ...
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Cryonics Short Story in three parts?

I am trying to remember and find a story about at least three people who are awakened from cryonic sleep/suspended animation, each at progressively futuristic dates, and the circumstances that befall ...
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Sci fi short story about a boy experiencing space travel out of suspended animation [duplicate]

I'm looking for the name of a short story about family on space flight. The boy somehow stayed out of suspended animation, possibly out of curiosity. At the end, with "empty eyes" he answers what ...
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Story Identification: Man freezes himself and his wife in the hopes of curing her terminal illness [duplicate]

I read this story when I was very young and can't remember the name but it made an impression. A young man finds out that his wife has a terminal illness, so convinces her to be put into some kind of ...
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80s TV movie: ship with child crew [duplicate]

Question regarding a TV movie from the 80s with a ship crewed entirely by children. These children were geniuses who were specifically chosen because it was the only way a crew could make it all the ...
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Book about a man who's cut in half & placed in suspended animation

I remember reading a book fifteen to twenty years ago that had the following charactersitics: The main character was a man who at some point lost the lower part of his body (legs & pelvis) He was ...