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What instance of Spock betraying Kirk is Marty referring to?

In the movie Daddy Day Care I recall the character Marty saying at one point: This is worse than the time Spock betrayed Kirk Now, I know Daddy Day Care isn't sci-fi, but it got me to thinking, I ...
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What peril did Boromir escape from?

You have not said all that you know or guess, Aragorn my friend,' he said quietly. 'Poor Boromir! I could not see what happened to him. It was a sore trial for such a man: a warrior, and a lord of ...
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Did Voldemort's course of action in the graveyard merely allow him to touch Harry or also to kill Harry?

I know this question correlates w/ other questions on the site, but I don't think it has ever been asked as such (so please don't delete). One of my biggest questions about the whole series is whether ...
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Why were VP's proxies sabotaged in David Marusek's “Cabbages and Cale”?

In David Marusek's story "Cabbages and Kale: Or, How We Downsized North America," the protagonist is Saul Jespersen, Vice President of the United States. In this future, people often use ...
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How did Loki's scepter end up in Strucker's hand at the start of Avengers: Age of Ultron? [duplicate]

There is a major turn of events left unexplained by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At the end of first Avengers movie (in 2012) we learned that Thor took the tesseract back to Asgard along Loki (as ...
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Is TOS: The Cage considered canon?

When I first read about the unaired TOS pilot episode The Cage and how most of its footage was reused in The Menagerie, I assumed that The Menagerie had simply "replaced" The Cage in terms of canon, ...
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59 views

Is there any justification to superman's actions in Superman vs. The Elite?

In Superman vs. The Elite For the rest of the movie Superman fights with the Elite As i understood the movie, the Elite are British secret agents. They seem like James Bond, a license to kill ...
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When did Ava set her thing up? [duplicate]

I've watched Ex Machina yesterday. In the finale, However, I'm confused about one thing - when did she set that up? How and when did she do that?
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Young Adult Sci-fi book about cyber-terrorists

I read it probably in the mid 1990's. The book involves a group of anonymous terrorists who attack people over the internet, usually in virtual reality simulations. One scene that stands out the most ...
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630 views

What are the evil things Gandalf encounters in his battle with the Balrog?

When Gandalf describes his titanic battle with the Balrog of Moria, Durin's Bane, he mentions encountering ancient creatures that gnaw at the earth, older than Sauron: Far, far below the deepest ...
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How could the ministry hide that a giant that caused the “hurricane” in West Country

At the start of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Fudge explains the current events to the Muggle prime minister and among them a "hurricane" in West Country (actually the damage was caused by a ...
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Do we ever see a 0-G environment on a Holodeck?

I was reading the TNG Bible and found the following excerpt about Holodecks: In the holodecks, almost any kind of recreation, training or exercise can be simulated, especially since these same ...
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What did Darren Cross mean with “Word travels fast”

In the recent Ant-man movie, How did Darren know this and were the viewers supposed to "get it"? Is there a leak?
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Humorous short story where ship is missing an 'offog' [duplicate]

I had an anthology of short stories from the 70's or 80's. It included a humorous short story about a space fleet captain who received notice of an upcoming inspection of his ship. After checking his ...
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How long had the humans been on Pandora before Sully's arrival?

The journey takes close to 6 years and in the opening scene, we see that the infrastructure is huge and well established, the open pit mine is gigantic and everything on the base seems to be in order. ...
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If Kryptonite prevents absorption of solar radiation then why was it never used to treat melanoma?

I know Kryptonite is stated to be very rare on Earth but surely the very rich/powerful (presidents, monarchs) would have carried it everywhere to protect them from skin cancer? Was it just the risk ...
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Was Tarzan's dialogue in movies influenced by the Hulk Speak trope?

Today I learnt that Me Tarzan, You Jane is a Me Beam Up, You Scotty. TV Tropes notes that movies from the franchise did have some Hulk Speak. Going through the TV Tropes page for the trope, I ...
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72 views

Why did Isla Sorna's Dinosaurs Change So Much Between Movies?

The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III both take place on Isla Sorna. So my question is, where did all the new dinosaurs in Jurassic Park III come from and what happened to all the ...
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60 views

Story with quantum computers that cause users to shift realities

I read a book back in the mid to late 1990s which I have been unable to recall the title or locate through Google. My recollection of the plot involves an artificial intelligence that has hired a ...
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1answer
57 views

Looking for a movie where a horse starts sneezing spider webs

What is the name of the movie? A spider crawls into a horses nose and then the horse starts sneezing spider webs and goes nuts and envelops a child in his nose web.
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Which TNG character features in the most episodes? [on hold]

While most of the main The Next Generation characters appear in the majority of the episodes, oft times episodes will be focused on just one or two characters. Which character features as the central ...
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138 views

Why is Species 8472 called Species 8472?

This is my current understanding of the situation. The Borg were the first to encounter Species 8472. Presumably, they called them Species 8472 because they have encountered 8471 species before them. ...
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94 views

What was Luke's job on the farm?

At the start of A New Hope Luke is working on Uncle Owen's moisture farm. What was his job on the farm? The night after Owen purchases C3PO and R2D2 Luke makes the claim that he thinks the droids ...
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72 views

Looking for a book where people in a well have a little girl and her older sister goes in to save her

It's a fictional novel about a little girl that falls into a well (I don't remember what happens to her) or is taken down into the well by the people that live down there, sortof as a offering. Her ...
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What short story had a protagonist who was an orphan from a race of mimics?

With some catastrophe in his background, he arrives on a hot frontier world (requiring a survival suit?) populated by humans, to live with a kind, morally strong woman, who perhaps owns a bar (... or ...
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Who would win a fight between Goku and Superman? [on hold]

Who would win in this fight ? Both are used to high gravitational field and almost have equal strength . Both are from different worlds .So there is no chance that they have fought before .
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Anyone remember a sic-fi character named Saa?

HELP!! Anyone remember a sci-fi character named 'Saa'? It's from a book back in the 1960, I believe, maybe 70s. Any help is truly appreciated.
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Can we compress the universe? [on hold]

Can we compress the universe and save all the universe data's in a box in size of atom.
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Sagan Text Algorithms Founder [on hold]

how we can extract and find new algorithms and new sciences from a text and convert 2D text to a 3D one and find new things , I find some thing like contact film by Carl Sagan , in that film they do ...
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1answer
53 views

Why is the joining fatal for some?

As we all know the joining can be fatal for some. The concoction a recruit drinks is a special blend of darkspawn blood, lyrium AND Archdemon blood, so it is no wonder people die, but what attributes ...
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109 views

To the other side

If the Millennium Falcon went into light-speed, it'll be on the other side of the galaxy by now. ~ Admiral Piett As far as I know, it takes a couple of days to cross the galaxy at light-speed. ...
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1answer
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Why did the non-clone officers of the Republic serve the Empire?

Besides the Jedi, there are other non-clones serving the Galactic Republic in the Clone Wars. Many of them served at the officer level, particularly in the Republic's star fleets. Unless I am ...
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2answers
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Reading Order of the Malazan Books

I'm about to start my journey into the world of Malazan and to my despair I've found that the series consists of the following series: The Malazan Book of the Fallen (10 books) The Tales of ...
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Why don't starships use holodecks as living quarters?

It seems as if you could get a lot more out of them instead of just simple rooms. You could live in a cabin, on the beach, etc.. Plus, it seems like you could get A LOT more people in a smaller ...
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Can anyone heal as effectively as Wolverine?

Other than mutants who are direct descendants / blood relations of Wolverine, or mutants who have Wolverine to thank (whatever the reason) for their suped up regeneration, for example: Daken - ...
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160 views

Have The Hulk and The Thing ever fought before?

I was wondering who would win between a fight between these two guys with such monstrous strength? They both are almost of equal strength but hulk has increasing strength with increasing anger and The ...
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1answer
1k views

Have Captain America and Wolverine ever fought?

Both have advanced healing powers, one has an Adamantium coated skeleton and claws and the other has a Vibranium shield. Wolverine has his special sense ability, but Captain America has brilliant ...
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3answers
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Are any ships in Star Wars capable of intergalactic travel?

It always made me curious to hear: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... Which implies that the Star Wars universe is in a separate galaxy to our own. Then I was reading Are there Star ...
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125 views

Have Spider-Man and Flash ever fought? [duplicate]

I'm wondering if Spider-Man has ever fought the Flash, and if so, who won? I would imagine that with the Spider-sense of Spider-Man he would be able to sense anything coming towards him but that The ...
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1answer
118 views

Where does the water to transform Dune into a non-desert planet come from?

In the first three Dune books, where does the water come from to terraform Dune into a non-desert planet? They have the qanats (water tanks/reservoirs), but where does the water come from? Also, aside ...
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1answer
125 views

Movie with giant alien fish creature?

I am trying to find the name of a sci-fi movie I saw as a kid. I remember only bits and my memory may be off. I believe it took place on an alien space ship or saucer submerged at the bottom of a ...
7
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1answer
130 views

Short story collection about Transporter “Doors”

I'm looking for a short story collection about different uses/inventions of transporter doors. I think it was just a single author collection, that I read in the early 2000s. In each story these ...
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2answers
2k views

Are Holocrons “real” Star Wars?

I was reading an answer here a few days ago that was talking about "Holocrons", saying that Kylo Ren might have learned the ways of the dark side from a Holocron. Are these Holocrons actual Star Wars ...
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1answer
200 views

Is Kylo Ren a new character for The Force Awakens?

The name Kylo Ren sounds vaguely familiar to me. Is he a new character created for the new movie? If so, is there a related character with the last name Ren already in the canon (movies, books, ...
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Are there Star Wars medical doctors and can/do they scan for midichlorians?

So JJ Abrams announced a few days ago that I kinda don't believe him, because this is the same guy who said Cumberbatch wasn't playing Khan, even after filming on that one had already begun.... ...
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What book had a character who could control magical strands or streams?

I am looking for a title of a book, The main character could send out a "strand, stream?" of magic to retrieve whatever he wished. If he wanted a beer he would get it and one would disappear ...
3
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1answer
79 views

An animated movie that had black robots that turned people into stone late 1960s to 1970s

It was a weird sci-fi animated movie I saw only a little bit of it. This is what I recall: It was old but had color, so I assume it was late 1960s to early 1970s. The animation and style reminded me ...
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1answer
164 views

How could Voldemort be killed when Harry's blood runs through them both? [duplicate]

As we know, at the end of Goblet of Fire, Voldemort takes Harry's blood into his new body, thus binding Harry to life so long as Voldemort lives due to his mother's sacrifice. My question is, then, ...
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1answer
133 views

What happens to Perkins?

We know that from at least Goblet of Fire and onwards, Perkins, the other guy that works in the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office, has lumbago (according to Wikipedia, a common disorder involving the ...
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68 views

What would be the response to Project Insight, had it succeeded? [on hold]

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Hydra plans to use Zola's Apache Hadoop algorithm to basically commit a mass genocide of anyone who could possibly oppose them, based on shady data collection ...

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