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How many seats were there in the senate of The Galactic Republic?

I love those flying disks in the senate of The Galactic Republic. How many disks were there? I googled, but without luck. A link says it 10000, but without citation. Is this ever mentioned in a book ...
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How was Palpatine able to kill three Jedi Masters easily?

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Palpatine failed to defeat Darth Maul in lightsaber combat. But, in the Revenge of Sith, how was he able to kill three Jedi Masters easily? I mean, they weren't ordinary ...
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Was Harry's wand still compatible after Voldemort's death?

Harry lost the connection to Voldemort when that peice of the soul was destroyed. He lost the ability to speak parseltongue. Was Harry's connection to his wand still as strong even with the peice of ...
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What were Jedi supposed to do after assassination of Chancellor Palpatine?

Being a Sith wasn't a crime and assassination of legit head of state was a treason. Plus, Senate and most of government bodies were in the control of Palpatine. So, basically, the Republic was going ...
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Story identification: Two kids visit each others' minds when they sleep

They're both teenagers or so. He's the prince of an eastern European country, she's middle-American middle class. They were both born with a "disorder" that causes them to occasionally fall asleep for ...
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Giant snails on a remote island

This story revolved around a guy who visited a remote island. There were giant snails there and he thought it amusing and could easily out run them ... for a while. Probably 50's. Ring a bell for ...
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Why did Sauron let Gollum roam Mordor freely a second time?

We know Sauron intentionally let Gollum go so that he may lead Saurons minions towards the ring, and Sauron knew would look and follow the ring at all costs. So when Shagrat see's Shelob with her ...
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Wouldn't Capt Braxton have already destroyed Voyager before the events of “Relativity?”

During the ST:V Episode "Relativity" a deranged Capt Braxton tries to erase Voyager from the timeline after suffering from temporal psychosis after repairing several incursions Voyager created. When ...
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Why didn't Mace Windu consult Yoda before going after Palpatine?

After Anakin told Windu that Palpatine was a Sith, Windu made a plan on the fly to assassinate Palpatine with few Jedi there. Why didn't he contact Yoda and other Jedi Masters who were in the ...
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Nuclear Energy Visual Aids [on hold]

Next week I am doing a presentation on nuclear energy in my class, and I need to come up with a creative way to present the topic that will keep the class engaged. Any suggestions? Please, anything ...
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Astronomy stories [on hold]

friends! First of all, thanks for your time! I would need some titles of famous short stories related to astronomy, space travel or so. Thank you!
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Two friends meet famous historical men

Okay I have been looking for this book for years now. It could be from 1999 to 2004. It is the story of two boys who are friends. They travel back in time as famous male friends such as President ...
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1answer
47 views

Kids with telekinetic powers in a quarantined city (written by female author)

I have been looking for this little sci-fi novel I read as a kid in the late 90's. By that time it already was pretty old. I don't remember the storyline, but it was set in a quarantined city (I ...
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Were time-turners available during the first wizarding war?

It has been established that time-turners are wizard-made. We also know that time-turners were not available during the second wizarding war because they were all destroyed during the events of Order ...
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Why cant Harry travel back to time (with the time-turner) and stop the execution of Sirius? [duplicate]

I just happened to watch Harry potter. Really awesome. I dont have thorough knowledge of the book but wondering If Hermoine possess the time-turner (as in Prisoner of Azkaban), why cant' Harry (or ...
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1answer
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Book set in the future about virtual worlds

I am looking for this book. It was a rather lengthy book about a bunch of people in virtual worlds, and set in the future. The stuff I remember had one character playing a fantasy virtual reality ...
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1answer
580 views

How do the dead in the Halls of Mandos exist alongside the living elves in the Valinor?

Men and Elves go to the Halls of Mandos when they die, to receive judgement, whence the Men move on to their fates, and the Elves linger forever (until the End of Days, Dagor Dagorath). The Halls of ...
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Movie about a secret room with skeletal remains of an old man

Guess I watched this in the late 90s. Remember only a few things - There is a girl in a huge old fashioned house. She found a book which had a nicely crafted cover. The cover had a heart shaped ...
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Why does Fantasy count as Speculative Fiction? [on hold]

In the case of Sci-Fi the answer is clear: Sci-Fi is about speculating what it would be like if certain technologies were developed. As such, some old sci-fi works have turned out to be very ...
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What happens when The Hulk goes into space?

In Hulk (2003) when the fighter jet, takes Hulk to the "top of the world" (an altitude of over 95000 feet, and into the beginnings of space, what actually happens to Hulk? He is seen suffocating, his ...
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I have about Star Trek Voyager S2 E22 “Deadlock”, why would Janeway suggest sending a security detail across the barrier?

This is the fourth question about the episode I have. I was asked to split my original question up. B'elanna stated early in the episode they couldn't bring more then five people across or it would ...
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1answer
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In Star Trek Voyager S2 E22 “Deadlock” How could Wildman give birth?

I was asked to break out original question into more questions They were already way past nine months out of space dock. They were almost two years out at that point. This is my third question about ...
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1answer
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I am confused about Star Trek Voyager S2 E22 “Deadlock”, can anybody explain why the proton blasts were causing problems?

I originally had this divided 8 ways, but it was suggested 8 was too many. So I grouped my questions a bit differently into 4. I hope this meets to everyones satisfaction. Star Trek Voyager episode ...
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1answer
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Story Identification: Linguist Ambassador between planets?

I'm looking for a silly book, or story, I guess. There's a spaceship crash on a foreign planet, with a linguist who ends up marrying the alien rescuer and becomes ambassador between the alien world ...
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What is the title of this DC comics book?

I've seen in the Batman sold by Moleskine diary. Which issues the scenes?
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67 views

Star Trek TNG uniforms, where to buy? [on hold]

I thought that 2 months would be plenty of time to get a costume for ComicCon Dallas 2015, but looking around I see Anovos is in PRE-ORDER (whatever that means— no indication of ship date), and ...
2
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1answer
49 views

Series or miniseries about four or five kids/teens on spaceship to be turned into cyborgs

Once I saw a series or a movie split into approx. 3-6 parts, where the main characters were four or five kids/teenagers and they somehow managed to get on a spaceship that was supposed to go into deep ...
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1answer
59 views

Paperback novel about a man who kills a birdlike alien on his balcony with a watering can

I read it as a paperback book somewhere in the mid-90s, I think. The protagonist lived in an apartment building. He's out on the balcony when a birdlike (but humanoid) alien swooped down and attacked ...
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460 views

Looking for a story set in a world where everyone has multiple personality

This was in a grade-school reader in the 1960s, so the story was probably written in the late 50s/early 60s. In the story, everybody (should I say every body?) has two personalities. It's expected ...
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What is Aragorn's age when Bilbo stops adventuring? [duplicate]

In the LOTR movies, Gandalf remarks that Bilbo's adventures ended 60 years before his eleventyfirst birthday. Aragorn tells Eowyn that he is 87, so would that place him at 27 during the events of The ...
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Why did Richard's cleaning lady keep throwing out the S-Z phone book?

From chapter 16 of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency: There was no Gently at all. Not a single one. He found the other directories, except for the S-Z book which his cleaning lady ...
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Story about alien race called the Venge seeking to destroy humans

I read this Sci Fi Novel in high school but it was so long ago I can't remember the details, Author, etc. The basic story is about a race of aliens who are called "Venge" short for Vengeance of ...
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Why do the Kaminoans take orders from Tyranus rather than from the Jedi?

In episodes 1-4 of season 6 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Kaminoans take direct orders from Count Dooku (as Tyranus). These orders conflict with the wishes of the Jedi, specifically Jedi Master ...
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In The Walking Dead, would someone die if bitten by a zombie that had died from stab wounds and had a clean mouth?

In The Walking Dead, Season 3 episode 16 (Welcome to the Tombs) Milton is stabbed to death by the Governer then left in the same room Andrea is being held in to reanimate and kill Andrea. He hadn't ...
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Is Spock married?

In TNG S3, Ep. 23, "Sarek," Picard mentions having met Sarek "years ago, at his son's wedding." The only thing close to a wedding I remember is "Amok Time," but clearly Picard was not there. Does ...
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Why did the Time Turner change the events in Prisoner of Azkaban?

When Harry, Ron and Hermione were first trying to complete their task "strange" things kept happening, such as being hit with rocks, saving Buckbeak (whether he was actually killed the first time, or ...
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1answer
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Story identification: a horror movie similar to poltergeist and the conjuring

A long time ago (80's or 90's) I saw a good horror movie and I would like to watch it again, but I have no idea what the title was or the names of any of the actors. Here's what I can remember: - it ...
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Need help with the title of a old scifi book

I know someone trying to remember the title of an old book but they can only describe it as this ... The “protagonist” is a member of a spherical alien race. They use needle thin “jets” of liquid for ...
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While chasing our heroes, why did the T-1000 keep the same face all the time?

T-1000 could morph into anyone's body. Then, what was the point of using the police officer's body all the time when the T-1000 was chasing our heroes? What was the point of notifying them that this ...
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1answer
598 views

Children's 80s TV show sci-fi with puppets

There was a children's show in the 80s. I remember some ugly scary looking puppets (aliens?) and tic-tac-toe i think played on large on cubes, rotating metal hoops. It's not much to go on I know. ...
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Do the Death Eaters regard Harry Potter as viable threat?

The issue never seems to be directly addressed in the books, but in tGoF Voldemort mentions one of his motivations for a public duel with Harry being an intent to show that the "Boy who Lived" was ...
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When kids reach a certain age they are shipped off to another planet [duplicate]

The kids are shipped to a different planet to survive for a certain period. I can remember there being a larger kid that had a gun and a dog for protection who ends up dead. In the end, the kids ...
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1answer
103 views

Short story about aliens colonizing earth and introducing a drug

From what I recall aliens come to earth and gets the people addicted some kind of "drug" making everyone passive. Other details I remember are the Aliens live off of methane gas so everything smells ...
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Were parts of Harry Potter inspired by James and the Giant Peach?

James and the Giant Peach: full name James Henry Trotter parents killed by a rampaging rhinoceros when he was very young lived with 2 abusive aunts until magic came into his life Harry Potter: ...
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Has Spider-Man ever sold or financially profited from his webbing?

It's a pretty incredible invention / discovery on Peter Parker's part, according to Wikipedia: Shortly after getting his powers, Peter Parker develops a special synthetic polymer adhesive that has ...
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I am confused about Star Trek Voyager S2 E22 “Deadlock”, can anybody explain how the phase shift worked after the division/creation of the two ships? [on hold]

I originally had this divided 8 ways, but it was suggested it was too many. So I grouped my questions a bit differently into 4. I hope this meets to everyones satisfaction. Star Trek Voyager episode ...
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1answer
125 views

In TNG S1 EP 17, “when the bough breaks” why didn't the federation gain the repulsion weapon technology when helping the Aldeans?

In the tng episode "When the Bough Breaks", S1 Ep17, after the enterprise fixed the ozone layer, cured the people, and agreed to teach them about their technology and how it functioned, why didn't the ...
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1answer
56 views

Movie where aliens/monsters electrocute people

I'm looking for the name of a horror/sci-fi movie. This was a movie I watched a very long time ago, when I was still quite young (around 1995 - 2000). The movie could have been older as it was showing ...
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Mysterious sciene in the science fiction movie Interstellar [on hold]

In the movie Interstellar, My questions are: Is travelling through a worm hole really possible (if we can find one stable worm hole)? The reason for the question is: according to the same general ...
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Did Voldemort kill half-bloods too during the FWW?

Or was it only muggles and muggle-borns? I'm writing a story and I need a little bit of help.

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