That fits the scene; it just doesn't exactly fit with what Lucas said about Solo not knowing what he's talking about.
On the original topic, I once saw a passage from a pre-Kirk novel about the Enterprise where a guy ran into a room that had been evacuated of atmosphere and instantly froze solid as a result. Ummm... I don't think it works that way....
The artificial gravity was also off, so the guy also sailed across the room, hit the opposite wall, and shattered. Just to underscore the point that he was frozen. solid.
Anyone remember this novel? Was something else supposed to be at work there, or am I getting the particulars wrong?