i always found this scene rather sad, being the future you think you would of just kill the power to unit. the other question is why the hell does it need to be blasted with radiation never really understood that one theres just no logic to it considering that electronics actual get damn by radiation.
Electronics can be hardened to specific types of radiation. My assumption was that the chamber was a gamma radiation chamber for sterilization, much like what they do with food. Makes sense given the sterile conditions on the torus.
sounds reasonable, never knew that about food little worriering but that isn't most danagous thing in foods but one of many questions i do wonder about that movie is why didn't he cut the power the chamber? so that you know the door wouldn't close and kill him.. but hey i guess being in the future common sense just kinda went out the window with safety.