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Kitty gets badass prosthetics after a farming accident.

This is pretty awesome. He looks like he's walking just fine. Seriously, how cool is this?

Of course, this raises other questions. For instance: Earth cats have custom-engineered metal implants with a biomimicking design, and Galactica doesn't even put people out for amputations?

British cats get better health care than we do?

Are they any closer to creating custom-engineered spare lungs for my poor asthmatic kitty?

The world wants answers.



Edit: Ok also, unrelated but WTF-inducing... Why did I not know that corporal punishment was legal in Ohio schools until 2009????

... You know what, now my head hurts. Continue marvelling at the bionic cat.

Date: 2010-06-28 11:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lls-mutant.livejournal.com
f course, this raises other questions. For instance: Earth cats have custom-engineered metal implants with a biomimicking design, and Galactica doesn't even put people out for amputations?

Well, in Cottle's defense, he was going to put Felix out, but it was because Felix is a masochist and didn't want to go to sleep and then wake up with his leg gone. That decision was all Felix, and Cottle didn't seem to crazy about it himself.

But the bionic cat is definitely cool :)

Date: 2010-06-28 11:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daybreak777.livejournal.com
British cats get better health care than we do?
Ha. That's funny. And sad. Because probably, yes.

Date: 2010-06-28 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blue-crow.livejournal.com
Well, its interesting that we always seem to develop technology in ways that science fiction doesn't talk about. Like, science fiction clothing you could change the color of with the press of a button- but real science clothing has fibers that make dress shirts not need ironing. Instead of flying cars, we have ones that are more fuel-efficient. It isn't that cool to be writing a science fiction show and go, "this car only needs solar power!" but one that flies is totally rad.

But that cat is sooooo cute. My mom thought that article was creepy but I love it.

Date: 2010-06-30 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prophetkristy.livejournal.com
FWIW, there's a deck hand with a prosthetic arm/hand that looks a hell of a lot more functional than what Felix got. (You can see him in "Dirty Hands," though I think he may be in one or two other episodes as well.) There is just basically no way that Felix got a break.

Awwww, kitty. (I can't play the video since my iPad doesn't do flash, but he's pretty cute in the photos.)

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