Why carbon-freezing on The Mandalorian doesn’t bother me

When the trailers for The Mandalorian were doing the rounds only one thing bugged me about them.

Casual use of carbon-freezing people.

It was an oddity in The Empire Strikes Back that Han Solo was being frozen in carbonite, Boba Fett was concerned he was going to die and C3PO reinforced the uniqueness of the process with his running commentary.

So to see carbon freezing a standard tool just struck me and some others as odd and not well thought out.

Well not well thought out (by me) until I actually watched the show and considered the situation.

The Mandalorian takes place after Return of the Jedi and therefore well after Han Solo had been frozen and delivered to Jabba by Boba Fett (who fell into a nasty bum hole in the desert – classy way to die).

The head canon that I’m applying is that upon seeing the relative ease and success of Han Solo’s transportation and storage, the Empire probably started requesting this as a standard which then became the bounty hunter guild standard.

Hence when we meet up with our Mandalorian it has probably been in practise for a year or so and has become the captured target storage and transportation method of choice.

I was going to mention my general thoughts on the show as well which are all extremely positive but I might save that for another day.

So what do you folks think, is this a reasonable assumption to make or have they already addressed it somewhere else?

2 responses for Why carbon-freezing on The Mandalorian doesn’t bother me

  1. Alex says:

    I think it’s a reasonable assumption. I haven’t read all of the new Expanded Universe material – no comics, almost none of the books – and they haven’t mentioned it. But in my mind, YEARS have passed since Bespin, and what was once a weird thing may be normal now. It’s Star Wars – I don’t think it’s unreasonable to assume a totally different tech adoption-curve than the real world. To me, it didn’t seem unreasonable – but it did seem CALLOUS to use a potentially-deadly “storage and transport” method. But – Mandalorians. Not really GENTLE folk.

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