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* The ''WesternAnimation/BuszzLightyearOfStarCommand'' episode "Haunted Moon" had Team Lightyear investigate a ghost sighting that was actually the astral projection of a man named Cooley who was frozen for 50 years.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/BuszzLightyearOfStarCommand'' ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' episode "Haunted Moon" had Team Lightyear investigate a ghost sighting that was actually the astral projection of a man named Cooley who was frozen for 50 years.
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* The ''WesternAnimation/BuszzLightyearOfStarCommand'' episode "Haunted Moon" had Team Lightyear investigate a ghost sighting that was actually the astral projection of a man named Cooley who was frozen for 50 years.
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** At the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks "Destiny of the Daleks", [[spoiler:Davros is cryogenically frozen by the Doctor until the next Dalek story]].

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** At the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks "Destiny of the Daleks", Daleks"]], [[spoiler:Davros is cryogenically frozen by the Doctor until the next Dalek story]].
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** Khan, one of the best remembered villains from [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]], was found aboard a 20th century sleeper ship in the episode "Space Seed". A Klingon sleeper ship also appeared in a ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode (here, unusually, the goal seemed to be not to allow a long trip, but to ensure there would still be Klingons around in case a war went badly).
** In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Humans from the 20th century who were cryonically frozen to survive illness appeared in the episode "The Neutral Zone" (Season 1 finale).
** Scotty from the original series uses a variation, as revealed in the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode "Relics". By storing himself in the transporter's pattern buffer he skipped the intervening years until rescue by essentially not existing.
** Similarly to "The Neutral Zone", ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': "The 37s" features characters from the early twentieth century in suspended animation (this time by the aliens who'd abducted them, rather than human technology). One of them turns out to be [[HistoricalInJoke Amelia Earhart]].
** In a second season episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', the crew find a few aliens that are in a stasis chamber years after they should have left. Janeway, being who she is, feels they must investigate.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': A number of races possess stasis pods, which can preserve a humanoid for many thousands of years. ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' twice touched on the fact that this form of stasis does not completely halt aging, but merely slows it down; all the frozen characters they encounter, having spent 10,000 years in stasis, have aged well past their natural lifespan and would die of old age within hours (at best) of defrosting. The same happens later with [[spoiler:Merlin (yes, [[KingArthur that Merlin]])]] in an ''SG-1'' episode.
** Subverted in one two-parter episode of ''SG-1'', when the team wake up and are told they have been in stasis, only to find it was [[spoiler:a trick by Hathor to learn the secrets of the SGC.]]
** Another episode has them finding a women frozen in ice in Antarctica, supposedly predating humans on Earth. She woke up when thawed. She was an [[AncientAstronauts Ancient]], not a human, which discounts time-travel.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'': Zhane was preserved in a stasis pod for several years while his injuries healed.
** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'': In the year 3000, mutant criminals are frozen and ''miniaturized'' for storage.
* ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'': The Zyuranger were frozen in their native time to come back in the present.
* ''Series/SoWeird'': "James Garr": the titular character had been frozen years earlier, and was revived. This story touched on the possibility that such preservation might not preserve the human soul.
* ''Series/RedDwarf''
** Lister spends three million years into the future in a "stasis booth" (a bit more complicated, as it actually froze him in ''time''). Stasis units are used or mentioned several more times in the series, along with "Deep Sleep" units, which appear to induce some form of hibernation. In series seven, a body is found literally encased in ice, although this is apparently done by a virus in the body, with no technological assistance (no explanation is given as to how the virus does this). And in something of a subversion, the body itself didn't get preserved very well, either.
** In another, they find a genuinely frozen corpsicle that originated from a prison facility. The odds of the contents are split evenly between an attractive female warden or an omnicidal mass-murderer. [[spoiler:It turns out to be the murderer.]]
* ''Series/KnightRider'': "Knight Rider 2000"'s central premise was that, [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale by the year 2000]], criminals would be cryonically suspended for the duration of their prison terms.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Humanity froze itself to wait out an environmental catastrophe in the serial ''The Ark In Space''.
*** Ironically, the Doctor himself makes the cryogenic/cryonic mistake, while belittling poor Harry's intelligence.
** The Cybermen froze themselves to conserve resources in ''The Tomb of the Cybermen''.
** One other example includes [[spoiler:Davros in ''Destiny of the Daleks'', where he is cryonically frozen by the Doctor until the next Dalek story.]].
** "A Christmas Carol" has the Eleventh Doctor end up on a world where a greedy family lends money to people in return for a family member put on ice as collateral. The large part of the episode involves the Doctor and a kid unfreezing a beautiful woman every Christmas Eve for a day, until the kid grows up and falls for her. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:she is terminally ill with only a few days left to live as shown by the counter on her pod]].
** The Silurians all entered "hybernation chambers" when the Moon arrived in Earth orbit, because they thought it was going to crash into the Earth (or, given recent revelations, [[spoiler: maybe because they were scared of the big dragon creature who laid it]]). All Silurian stories involve humanity coming upon some of these chambers and accidentally waking the Silurians up.
** Both "The Ice Warriors" and "Cold War" involve Ice Warriors being found in a glacier, thousands of years after they crashed on Earth.
* In ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', various characters are frozen/unfrozen in the Torchwood Hub, including someone who was dead for half the season. Presumably, those still frozen (including [[spoiler:Jack's brother]]) are dead now that the Hub is destroyed as of ''Children of Earth''.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''
** Once featured is a stasis process which turn the future rulers of a particular planet into [[TakenForGranite metal statues]]; during this time, they're still aware of everything occurring around them, so that when they're eventually revived, they'll have seen and heard enough of the politics going on in the building to function as effective monarchs. The statue stasis is specifically mentioned to be only safe for [[HumanSubspecies Sebaceans]]. Crichton barely survives the process the first time and would likely have died if attempted again; even the first time causes him so much pain that his statue doesn't look very "kingly," what with kneeling on the floor and screaming in agony. Interestingly, after his statue is beheaded by a Scarran, a Peacekeeper agent glues it back on, allowing him to be "revived" with few difficulties beyond those caused by his incompatibility.
** The second-season finale featured a massive cryonics facility beneath Diagnosan Tocot's surgery, where Tocot and Grunchlk store the bodies of all the patients that didn't survive their treatments. Most of them are pretty much beyond saving, and are only kept around as donors for luckier patients; unfortunately, because they're frozen before they actually die, the souls of the "donors" [[FateWorseThanDeath remain trapped in their bodies.]] However, one or two of the frozen residents turn out to be perfectly healthy- among them being [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Jool]] and a very irritated [[LizardFolk Scarran]] agent.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': [[GirlInABox When we first meet River]], she appears to have been preserved in this way. However, that was for medical purposes, and she was presumably only frozen for a short period of time. Also, the Alliance was looking for a brother and a sister together, not one man with a crate.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** Khan, one of the best remembered villains from [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]], was found aboard a 20th century sleeper ship in the episode "Space Seed". A Klingon sleeper ship also appeared in a ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode (here, unusually, the goal seemed to be not to allow a long trip, but to ensure there would still be Klingons around in case a war went badly).
** In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Humans from the 20th century who were cryonically frozen to survive illness appeared in the episode "The Neutral Zone" (Season 1 finale).
** Scotty from the original series uses a variation, as revealed in the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode "Relics". By storing himself in the transporter's pattern buffer he skipped the intervening years until rescue by essentially not existing.
** Similarly to "The Neutral Zone", ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': "The 37s" features characters from the early twentieth century in suspended animation (this time by the aliens who'd abducted them, rather than human technology). One of them turns out to be [[HistoricalInJoke Amelia Earhart]].
** In a second season episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', the crew find a few aliens that are in a stasis chamber years after they should have left. Janeway, being who she is, feels they must investigate.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': A number of races possess stasis pods, which can preserve a humanoid for many thousands of years. ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' twice touched on the fact that this form of stasis does not completely halt aging, but merely slows it down; all the frozen characters they encounter, having spent 10,000 years in stasis, have aged well past their natural lifespan and would die of old age within hours (at best) of defrosting.
''Series/AdamAdamantLives'' The same happens later with [[spoiler:Merlin (yes, [[KingArthur that Merlin]])]] in an ''SG-1'' episode.
** Subverted in one two-parter episode of ''SG-1'', when the team wake up and are told they have been in stasis, only to find it was [[spoiler:a trick by Hathor to learn the secrets of the SGC.]]
** Another episode has them finding a women
title character is frozen in a block of ice in Antarctica, supposedly predating humans on Earth. She woke up when thawed. She was 1902 and thawed in 1966. Not only does an [[AncientAstronauts Ancient]], not a human, which discounts time-travel.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'': Zhane was preserved in a stasis pod for several years while
ordinary London hospital manage to thaw him with complete success, but his injuries healed.
** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'': In the year 3000, mutant criminals are frozen and ''miniaturized'' for storage.
* ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'': The Zyuranger were frozen in their native time to come back
clothes don't even get wet in the present.
* ''Series/SoWeird'': "James Garr":
process. Even the titular character had been frozen years earlier, and was revived. This story touched on the possibility that such preservation might not preserve the human soul.
* ''Series/RedDwarf''
** Lister spends three million years into the future
matches in a "stasis booth" (a bit more complicated, as it actually froze him in ''time''). Stasis units are used or mentioned several more times in the series, along with "Deep Sleep" units, which appear to induce some form of hibernation. In series seven, a body is found literally encased in ice, although this is apparently done by a virus in the body, with no technological assistance (no explanation is given as to how the virus does this). And in something of a subversion, the body itself didn't get preserved very well, either.
** In another, they find a genuinely frozen corpsicle that originated from a prison facility. The odds of the contents are split evenly between an attractive female warden or an omnicidal mass-murderer. [[spoiler:It turns out to be the murderer.]]
* ''Series/KnightRider'': "Knight Rider 2000"'s central premise was that, [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale by the year 2000]], criminals would be cryonically suspended for the duration of their prison terms.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Humanity froze itself to wait out an environmental catastrophe in the serial ''The Ark In Space''.
*** Ironically, the Doctor himself makes the cryogenic/cryonic mistake, while belittling poor Harry's intelligence.
** The Cybermen froze themselves to conserve resources in ''The Tomb of the Cybermen''.
** One other example includes [[spoiler:Davros in ''Destiny of the Daleks'', where he is cryonically frozen by the Doctor until the next Dalek story.]].
** "A Christmas Carol" has the Eleventh Doctor end up on a world where a greedy family lends money to people in return for a family member put on ice as collateral. The large part of the episode involves the Doctor and a kid unfreezing a beautiful woman every Christmas Eve for a day, until the kid grows up and falls for her. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:she is terminally ill with only a few days left to live as shown by the counter on her pod]].
** The Silurians all entered "hybernation chambers" when the Moon arrived in Earth orbit, because they thought it was going to crash into the Earth (or, given recent revelations, [[spoiler: maybe because they were scared of the big dragon creature who laid it]]). All Silurian stories involve humanity coming upon some of these chambers and accidentally waking the Silurians up.
** Both "The Ice Warriors" and "Cold War" involve Ice Warriors being found in a glacier, thousands of years after they crashed on Earth.
* In ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', various characters are frozen/unfrozen in the Torchwood Hub, including someone who was dead for half the season. Presumably, those
his pocket still frozen (including [[spoiler:Jack's brother]]) are dead now that the Hub is destroyed as of ''Children of Earth''.
* ''Series/{{Farscape}}''
** Once featured is a stasis process which turn the future rulers of a particular planet into [[TakenForGranite metal statues]]; during this time, they're still aware of everything occurring around them, so that when they're eventually revived, they'll have seen and heard enough of the politics going on in the building to function as effective monarchs. The statue stasis is specifically mentioned to be only safe for [[HumanSubspecies Sebaceans]]. Crichton barely survives the process the first time and would likely have died if attempted again; even the first time causes him so much pain that his statue doesn't look very "kingly," what with kneeling on the floor and screaming in agony. Interestingly, after his statue is beheaded by a Scarran, a Peacekeeper agent glues it back on, allowing him to be "revived" with few difficulties beyond those caused by his incompatibility.
** The second-season finale featured a massive cryonics facility beneath Diagnosan Tocot's surgery, where Tocot and Grunchlk store the bodies of all the patients that didn't survive their treatments. Most of them are pretty much beyond saving, and are only kept around as donors for luckier patients; unfortunately, because they're frozen before they actually die, the souls of the "donors" [[FateWorseThanDeath remain trapped in their bodies.]] However, one or two of the frozen residents turn out to be perfectly healthy- among them being [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Jool]] and a very irritated [[LizardFolk Scarran]] agent.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': [[GirlInABox When we first meet River]], she appears to have been preserved in this way. However, that was for medical purposes, and she was presumably only frozen for a short period of time. Also, the Alliance was looking for a brother and a sister together, not one man with a crate.
work just fine.



* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''
** In "The Rip Van Winkle Caper", a criminal gang steals a million dollars in gold bars, then go into suspended animation for 100 years so they can spend the loot after the statute of limitations runs out. [[spoiler: Unfortunately the gang ends up fighting amongst themselves and the sole survivor, just before his death due to exposure in the desert, finds out that gold is now manufactured, making it worthless as money.]]
** In "The Long Morrow", an astronaut is placed in suspended animation for a long trip to another star system. A girl who fell in love with him just before he left also puts herself on ice to wait for him. Too bad [[spoiler: he took himself ''off'' ice while in space so that he wouldn't be younger than her.]]
* ''Series/AdamAdamantLives'' The title character is frozen in a block of ice in 1902 and thawed in 1966. Not only does an ordinary London hospital manage to thaw him with complete success, but his clothes don't even get wet in the process. Even the matches in his pocket still work just fine.
* In ''Series/{{Cleopatra 2525}}'', the main character is a stripper put in suspended animation for 500 years after a failed boob job (yes, really). And in the final CliffHanger episode, it was revealed that [[spoiler:so was the BigBad. Well, minus the boob job. It wouldn't look good on him.]]
* The title character of ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'' gets a one-way ticket to the future when his life support systems are frozen as well.
* ''The Second Hundred Years'' was a 1967 FantasticComedy about a Gold Rush prospector who had been frozen in a glacier for decades, thawed out, and moved in with his now-elderly son... AND ALSO his [[IdenticalGrandson identical-looking, identical-age grandson]]. This trope was the entire concept of the show.
* Played straight in an episode of ''Series/SeaQuestDSV'', "Games", where a notorious war criminal is kept in a cryonic freezer - until the freezer malfunctions, at which point everyone realizes that the killer pulled a DeadPersonImpersonation by killing the prison warden and putting him in the freezer instead.
* The ''Series/NewsRadio'' "what if" episode "Space" takes place in the far future and Joe has to be revived from suspended animation to fix the reactor core. When he can't, the staff has to go into stasis (except Matthew and Bill) until the problem can be solved. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Matthew kicks out the plug on the stasis machines and kills them instantly]].



* ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}''. Mark Volchek runs the town of Lynchboro, Seattle as a personal fiefdom. The OCB is sent in to investigate him, only to find that his big plan is merely to build a cyrogenic storage hospital for the entire town in order to sate his own phobia of death.

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* ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}''. Mark Volchek runs In the town pilot episode of Lynchboro, Seattle as a personal fiefdom. The OCB ''Series/BetterOffTed'', Phil the scientist is sent put in to investigate him, only to find a cryonic tube for three days. Ted says that "We froze him. Like a human leftover."
* The title character of ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury'' gets a one-way ticket to the future when
his big plan is merely life support systems are frozen as well.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' has a VictimOfTheWeek who had a monitoring system
to build alert a cyrogenic storage hospital cryonics company to collect him for freezing upon his death. This causes several problems for Castle and Beckett when the entire town company in order to sate his own phobia of death.question abscond with the body before the police arrive.
* In ''Series/{{Cleopatra 2525}}'', the main character is a stripper put in suspended animation for 500 years after a failed boob job (yes, really). And in the final CliffHanger episode, it was revealed that [[spoiler:so was the BigBad. Well, minus the boob job. It wouldn't look good on him.]]
* ''Series/DarkMatter'': The Seers' ship keeps people with predictive abilities on board this way.



* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' - the "Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer" character plays to the jury's sympathies by claiming this or that modern phenomenon 'frightens and confuses' him.

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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' - ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Cybermen froze themselves to conserve resources in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E1TheTombOfTheCybermen "The Tomb of
the "Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer" character plays to Cybermen"]].
** Both [[Recap/DoctorWhoS5E3TheIceWarriors "The Ice Warriors"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E8ColdWar "Cold War"]] involve Ice Warriors being found in a glacier, thousands of years after they crashed on Earth.
** The Silurians all entered "hybernation chambers" when
the jury's sympathies by claiming this or that modern phenomenon 'frightens Moon arrived in Earth orbit, because they thought it was going to crash into the Earth (or, given recent revelations, [[spoiler: maybe because they were scared of the big dragon creature who laid it]]). All Silurian stories involve humanity coming upon some of these chambers and confuses' him.accidentally waking the Silurians up.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS12E2TheArkInSpace "The Ark in Space"]], Humanity froze itself to wait out an environmental catastrophe.
*** Ironically, the Doctor himself makes the cryogenic/cryonic mistake, while belittling poor Harry's intelligence.
** At the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E1DestinyOfTheDaleks "Destiny of the Daleks", [[spoiler:Davros is cryogenically frozen by the Doctor until the next Dalek story]].
** [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol "A Christmas Carol"]] has the Eleventh Doctor end up on a world where a greedy family lends money to people in return for a family member put on ice as collateral. The large part of the episode involves the Doctor and a kid unfreezing a beautiful woman every Christmas Eve for a day, until the kid grows up and falls for her. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:she is terminally ill with only a few days left to live as shown by the counter on her pod]].



* Xena and Gabrielle of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' were accidentally frozen and slept for over twenty years by Ares. They stayed there.
* "Bronzing" in ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' is functionally equivalent, except the victim remains conscious.
* ''Series/VR5'': We learn in one of the final episodes that a character killed early on was cryonically preserved.

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* Xena ''Series/{{Farscape}}''
** Once featured is a stasis process which turn the future rulers of a particular planet into [[TakenForGranite metal statues]]; during this time, they're still aware of everything occurring around them, so that when they're eventually revived, they'll have seen
and Gabrielle heard enough of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' were accidentally the politics going on in the building to function as effective monarchs. The statue stasis is specifically mentioned to be only safe for [[HumanSubspecies Sebaceans]]. Crichton barely survives the process the first time and would likely have died if attempted again; even the first time causes him so much pain that his statue doesn't look very "kingly," what with kneeling on the floor and screaming in agony. Interestingly, after his statue is beheaded by a Scarran, a Peacekeeper agent glues it back on, allowing him to be "revived" with few difficulties beyond those caused by his incompatibility.
** The second-season finale featured a massive cryonics facility beneath Diagnosan Tocot's surgery, where Tocot and Grunchlk store the bodies of all the patients that didn't survive their treatments. Most of them are pretty much beyond saving, and are only kept around as donors for luckier patients; unfortunately, because they're
frozen and slept for over twenty years by Ares. They stayed there.
* "Bronzing" in ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' is functionally equivalent, except
before they actually die, the victim remains conscious.
* ''Series/VR5'': We learn in one
souls of the final episodes "donors" [[FateWorseThanDeath remain trapped in their bodies.]] However, one or two of the frozen residents turn out to be perfectly healthy- among them being [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Jool]] and a very irritated [[LizardFolk Scarran]] agent.
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': [[GirlInABox When we first meet River]], she appears to have been preserved in this way. However,
that a character killed early on was cryonically preserved.for medical purposes, and she was presumably only frozen for a short period of time. Also, the Alliance was looking for a brother and a sister together, not one man with a crate.
* On ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', the amber chemical that is used to contain interdimensional rifts sometimes traps people within it when it solidifies. The government declares people who gets ambered legally dead, but the episode "Amber 31422" reveals that the people trapped inside are in suspended animation and one person is successfully revived. In "Letters of Transit" late in the fourth season, [[spoiler:Walter and later Peter and Astrid are revived from amber in the year 2036 after being 'frozen' for 21 years]].



* In the pilot episode of ''Series/BetterOffTed'', Phil the scientist is put in a cryonic tube for three days. Ted says that "We froze him. Like a human leftover."
* One episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' has a VictimOfTheWeek who had a monitoring system to alert a cryonics company to collect him for freezing upon his death. This causes several problems for Castle and Beckett when the company in question abscond with the body before the police arrive.
* The main premise of ''Series/TheLastTrain'', where a meteor strike is about to hit the earth causing bringing about the end of civilisation as we know it so the nations top scientists are stored as human popsicles in an underground laboratory whilst the general public is kept ignorant. The main characters are all random strangers travelling on the same train who get also get made into human popsicles when a junior scientist traveling on the same train realises she won't make it to the facility in time and activates one of the freezing devices. She initially has a hard time convincing the others of what really happened when they all thaw out.
* On ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', the amber chemical that is used to contain interdimensional rifts sometimes traps people within it when it solidifies. The government declares people who gets ambered legally dead, but the episode "Amber 31422" reveals that the people trapped inside are in suspended animation and one person is successfully revived. In "Letters of Transit" late in the fourth season, [[spoiler:Walter and later Peter and Astrid are revived from amber in the year 2036 after being 'frozen' for 21 years]].
* ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'' does this with a frozen '''and''' [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy secretly alien]] UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.

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* In ''Series/KnightRider'': "Knight Rider 2000"'s central premise was that, [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale by the pilot episode of ''Series/BetterOffTed'', Phil year 2000]], criminals would be cryonically suspended for the scientist is put duration of their prison terms.
* ''Series/KyoryuSentaiZyuranger'': The Zyuranger were frozen
in a cryonic tube for three days. Ted says that "We froze him. Like a human leftover."
* One episode of ''Series/{{Castle}}'' has a VictimOfTheWeek who had a monitoring system
their native time to alert a cryonics company to collect him for freezing upon his death. This causes several problems for Castle and Beckett when come back in the company in question abscond with the body before the police arrive.
present.
* The main premise of ''Series/TheLastTrain'', where a meteor strike is about to hit the earth causing bringing about the end of civilisation as we know it it, so the nations nation's top scientists are stored as human popsicles in an underground laboratory whilst the general public is kept ignorant. The main characters are all random strangers travelling on the same train who get also get made into human popsicles when a junior scientist traveling on the same train realises realizes she won't make it to the facility in time and activates one of the freezing devices. She initially has a hard time convincing the others of what really happened when they all thaw out.
* On ''Series/{{Fringe}}'', the amber chemical that is used to contain interdimensional rifts sometimes traps people within it when it solidifies. The government declares people who gets ambered legally dead, but the episode "Amber 31422" reveals that the people trapped inside are in suspended animation and one person is successfully revived. In "Letters of Transit" late in the fourth season, [[spoiler:Walter and later Peter and Astrid are revived from amber in the year 2036 after being 'frozen' for 21 years]].
* ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'' does this with a frozen '''and''' [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy secretly alien]] UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
out.



* The ''Series/NewsRadio'' "what if" episode "Space" takes place in the far future and Joe has to be revived from suspended animation to fix the reactor core. When he can't, the staff has to go into stasis (except Matthew and Bill) until the problem can be solved. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:Matthew kicks out the plug on the stasis machines and kills them instantly]].



* ''Series/DarkMatter'': The Seers' ship keeps people with predictive abilities on board this way.

to:

* ''Series/DarkMatter'': ''Franchise/PowerRangers''
** ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'': Zhane was preserved in a stasis pod for several years while his injuries healed.
** ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'': In the year 3000, mutant criminals are frozen and ''miniaturized'' for storage.
* ''Series/RedDwarf''
** Lister spends three million years into the future in a "stasis booth" (a bit more complicated, as it actually froze him in ''time''). Stasis units are used or mentioned several more times in the series, along with "Deep Sleep" units, which appear to induce some form of hibernation. In series seven, a body is found literally encased in ice, although this is apparently done by a virus in the body, with no technological assistance (no explanation is given as to how the virus does this). And in something of a subversion, the body itself didn't get preserved very well, either.
** In another, they find a genuinely frozen corpsicle that originated from a prison facility.
The Seers' odds of the contents are split evenly between an attractive female warden or an omnicidal mass-murderer. [[spoiler:It turns out to be the murderer.]]
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' - the "Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer" character plays to the jury's sympathies by claiming this or that modern phenomenon 'frightens and confuses' him.
* Played straight in an episode of ''Series/SeaQuestDSV'', "Games", where a notorious war criminal is kept in a cryonic freezer - until the freezer malfunctions, at which point everyone realizes that the killer pulled a DeadPersonImpersonation by killing the prison warden and putting him in the freezer instead.
* ''The Second Hundred Years'' was a 1967 FantasticComedy about a Gold Rush prospector who had been frozen in a glacier for decades, thawed out, and moved in with his now-elderly son... AND ALSO his [[IdenticalGrandson identical-looking, identical-age grandson]]. This trope was the entire concept of the show.
* ''Series/SoWeird'': "James Garr": the titular character had been frozen years earlier, and was revived. This story touched on the possibility that such preservation might not preserve the human soul.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'': A number of races possess stasis pods, which can preserve a humanoid for many thousands of years. ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' twice touched on the fact that this form of stasis does not completely halt aging, but merely slows it down; all the frozen characters they encounter, having spent 10,000 years in stasis, have aged well past their natural lifespan and would die of old age within hours (at best) of defrosting. The same happens later with [[spoiler:Merlin (yes, [[KingArthur that Merlin]])]] in an ''SG-1'' episode.
** Subverted in one two-parter episode of ''SG-1'', when the team wake up and are told they have been in stasis, only to find it was [[spoiler:a trick by Hathor to learn the secrets of the SGC.]]
** Another episode has them finding a women frozen in ice in Antarctica, supposedly predating humans on Earth. She woke up when thawed. She was an [[AncientAstronauts Ancient]], not a human, which discounts time-travel.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek''
** Khan, one of the best remembered villains from [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries the original series]], was found aboard a 20th century sleeper
ship keeps people in the episode "Space Seed". A Klingon sleeper ship also appeared in a ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode (here, unusually, the goal seemed to be not to allow a long trip, but to ensure there would still be Klingons around in case a war went badly).
** In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Humans from the 20th century who were cryonically frozen to survive illness appeared in the episode "The Neutral Zone" (Season 1 finale).
** Scotty from the original series uses a variation, as revealed in the ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' episode "Relics". By storing himself in the transporter's pattern buffer he skipped the intervening years until rescue by essentially not existing.
** Similarly to "The Neutral Zone", ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': "The 37s" features characters from the early twentieth century in suspended animation (this time by the aliens who'd abducted them, rather than human technology). One of them turns out to be [[HistoricalInJoke Amelia Earhart]].
** In a second season episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', the crew find a few aliens that are in a stasis chamber years after they should have left. Janeway, being who she is, feels they must investigate.
* ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople'' does this
with predictive abilities a frozen '''and''' [[BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy secretly alien]] UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
* In ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', various characters are frozen/unfrozen in the Torchwood Hub, including someone who was dead for half the season. Presumably, those still frozen (including [[spoiler:Jack's brother]]) are dead now that the Hub is destroyed as of ''Children of Earth''.
* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959''
** In "The Rip Van Winkle Caper", a criminal gang steals a million dollars in gold bars, then go into suspended animation for 100 years so they can spend the loot after the statute of limitations runs out. [[spoiler: Unfortunately the gang ends up fighting amongst themselves and the sole survivor, just before his death due to exposure in the desert, finds out that gold is now manufactured, making it worthless as money.]]
** In "The Long Morrow", an astronaut is placed in suspended animation for a long trip to another star system. A girl who fell in love with him just before he left also puts herself
on board this way.ice to wait for him. Too bad [[spoiler: he took himself ''off'' ice while in space so that he wouldn't be younger than her.]]
* ''Series/VR5'': We learn in one of the final episodes that a character killed early on was cryonically preserved.
* "Bronzing" in ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' is functionally equivalent, except the victim remains conscious.


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* ''Series/{{Wiseguy}}''. Mark Volchek runs the town of Lynchboro, Seattle as a personal fiefdom. The OCB is sent in to investigate him, only to find that his big plan is merely to build a cyrogenic storage hospital for the entire town in order to sate his own phobia of death.
* Xena and Gabrielle of ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'' were accidentally frozen and slept for over twenty years by Ares. They stayed there.
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* The somewhat obscure SF comedy from Poland, "Sexmission". Two scientists, after a botched cryo experiment, find themselves in a StrawFeminist society (a global war wiped out most males). Naturally malcontent with their new role, they decide to [[IncrediblyLamePun fuck the system.]]
9th Mar '17 12:49:43 PM TotemicHero
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* The characters in ''Manga/SevenSeeds'' were put into cryostasis shortly before an asteroid was scheduled to hit the planet, with the machinery set up so that they would wake when it was possible for humans to live on the surface again.
8th Feb '17 2:53:35 PM groza528
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*** Considering the SequelSeries is about his next reincarnation, isn't his death kind of a [[FridgeLogic prerequisite?]]
25th Jan '17 12:00:54 PM BroticusMaximus
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* Mei in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' was an Overwatch scientist who was studying climate change in Antarctica until a storm cut off the power at her station, damaging their communications systems and leaving them stranded. She and the other scientists cryonically froze themselves in order to avoid dying of starvation, but they weren't found until 30 years later and she was the only survivor.

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* Mei in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' was an Overwatch scientist who was studying climate change in Antarctica until a storm cut off the power at her station, damaging their communications systems and leaving them stranded. She and the other scientists cryonically froze themselves in order to avoid dying of starvation, but they weren't found until 30 10 years later later, and she was the only survivor.member of the team whose cryo pod hadn't failed in the intervening decade.
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' episode Operation: C.A.K.E.D.-F.I.V.E., a Kids Next Door operative from the 1800s, the aptly titled Numbuh 19th Century, is thawed out after having been frozen in an ice cream explosion for over a hundred years. He is [[FishOutOfTemporalWater understandably confused]] by the modern day world.
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* In the third [[TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy]] [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Timmy]] [[{{Crossover}} Power Hour]], A.J. hated so much the idea of being SurroundedByIdiots (it came to the point he got an award declaring him "only genius in town" and said award described Dimmsdale as "City of Idiots") he froze himself. He was thawed out soon after by Chester but spent a good deal of the episode thinking he was in a distant future and his brain was making him hallucinate about the time he left behind. So much for the only genius in town.

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* In the third [[TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy]] [[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Timmy]] [[{{Crossover}} Power Hour]], A.J. hated so much the idea of being SurroundedByIdiots (it came to the point he got an award declaring him "only genius in town" and said award described Dimmsdale as "City of Idiots") he froze himself. He was thawed out soon after by Chester but spent a good deal of the episode thinking he was in a distant future and his brain was making him hallucinate about the time he left behind. So much for the only genius in town.
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