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Why do the Borg assimilate children?

After reading several other questions surrounding the mechanics of the Borg assimilating children and pregnant women, with the use of matriculation chambers to mature the child to a point where they ...
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How did the Penguin know how to sabotage the batmobile in Batman Returns?

In Batman Returns, how does the Penguin and his Red Triangle Circus Gang manage to get not only the Batmobile's blueprints, but a also find a way first to remove the Batmobile's protections (locks, ...
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Identify series of books about a hero chasing a body switching potion between planets

Can someone remind me of the name of the author, the name of the hero and the name of the series if any? Adventure Sci-Fi books, short by today's epic standards ( = about same length as Heinlein's ...
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What happens when the Borg assimilate a pregnant woman?

In Drone we see a Borg maturation chamber, and they obviously assimilate children (like Annika Hansen, later to be known as 7 of 9). So we know what happens when they assimilate a child. What happens ...
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Please help me ID this SciFi story [duplicate]

I don't remember if it is sa short story or not, I believe it is. The premises is a group of people are stuck or are traveling on an alien planet. They all get captured by a goo like mindless ...
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Is Q speaking to the crew from outside the ship, or does he project his image onto the viewscreen?

In "Q Who," while Picard, Data, Riker, and Guinan are speaking in the conference room, Q appears on the viewscreen. Though I'm not sure if Q has just projected himself onto the screen (as Nagilum ...
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Does being worthy negate the weight of Mjolnir?

We know that Thor's hammer has a weight, and that the weight is irrelevant to the ability to wield Mjolnir - but rather how worthy the wielder is. However, most of the people who have canonically ...
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Vampire stake protection [on hold]

In The vampire diaries/ the originals universe the smallest amount of wood to the heart will kill a vamp. Why don't they use body armour
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Batman: Arkham City (Video Game) - Why did Ra's al Ghul do what he did at the end? (Spoilers, obviously)

(Sorry about the title, trying to avoid spoilers.) So near the end of the Arkham City video game... My question is, what reason(s) did he have for doing that? If I remember correctly, he mentions ...
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Why did Venkman have sedatives on his date with Dana?

The title says it all. Why did Venkman have sedatives on his date with Dana? A syringe full of Thorazine is not a normal thing to carry, especially on a date. ...
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Name of movie with a demon or god made of clouds

This is an extremely vague memory I have of this movie. I can say it was from the late 1970's to the very early 1990's. It was a fantasy movie. The only scene I remember clearly, or at all, is ...
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Why can't wizards simply disapparate up to Hogsmeade station? [duplicate]

I can understand that younger wizards don't have the ability or license to apparate/disapparate, but what about the elder ones and some teachers? Instead of boarding a train from Kings Cross (platform ...
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Why did the council assign Ahsoka as apprentice to Anakin?

The Clone Wars cartoon introduced the character of Ahsoka Tano, Anakin's apprentice, who was assigned to him by the Council shortly after his own knighting. There are two parts to my curiosity: A) ...
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Could humans in the LOTR Universe perform magic? [duplicate]

In the Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Gandalf attempts to convince Saruman that the "Necromancer" i.e. Sauron, has returned, but Saruman dismisses Gandalf saying: Saruman: That's absurd. No such ...
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Why did Sarah Connor and her friends stockpile a hand held minigun?

After escaping the Pescadero State Hospital in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, John and Sarah Connor along with Uncle Bob traveled to the camp of Sarah's friend Enrique Salceda. There they accessed a ...
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If mutants can travel in time, why do they not change more events?

In Days from Future Past, we saw how Kitty sent Wolverine back years earlier in time (1973) to prevent Mystique from killing Trask and thus stop the Sentinel program before it started. Assuming that ...
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Were the Rings of Power at all connected before the One “bound” them?

While considering a recent question, I realized that I may not have fully understood something about the creation of the Rings of Power: were they (the 3, the 7, the 9, and even the lesser rings) at ...
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Story Identification: Large scale space combat story

Trying to jog my memory about the a book title and author of an old space opera book I read back in the day. Story elements as best I can remember (pretty much spoilers): Aliens make contact with ...
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The one ring: Did Sauron create the Middle Earth world wide web? [on hold]

"One ring to rule them all..." when sauron creates the one ring does he create a "Network" among the rings of power ?
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X-men: Apocalypse - Taking on an invincible enemy? [on hold]

I'm pretty new to the marvel universe and movies. After watching the last X-men movie, "The future past", I watched at the ending a small glimpse of the upcoming film, "Apocalypse" in which the ...
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What sports did Flash Gordon play?

I know that Flash Gordon, when he first appeared in Alex Raymond's original comic strip, was a Polo player. In the 1980 movie, he was an American Football player for the New York Jets. After that, in ...
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Does a Walker's senses diminish with time?

Based on this answer I started thinking about whether or not a Walker's senses will diminish over time. We know that they at least have a sense of sight, hearing and smell, as evidenced S5E01 (and ...
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Is there going to be an Iron Man 4 after all prototypes are finally destroyed for good? [on hold]

I'm new to the Marvel universe, having recently watched the Iron Man series, Captain America and the Avengers. I like the IM series so much that I want to know is there a 4th part going to come? If ...
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Do all planets in Stargate series have exactly the same atmospheric pressure?

In Stargate (the movie) we see that, when the gate is activated, there is no wind moving from one planet to another. This suggests that air does not flow, which, in turn suggests atmospheric pressure ...
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If Thor's hammer is so heavy, why does it not crush the table it is on? [duplicate]

After watching the latest Avenger's tv spot , I couldn't help but wonder, if Thor's hammer is so heavy that the Avengers can't lift it, why does it not crush the coffee table it's placed on?
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Why does Yoda mourn the Jedi after order 66 is executed?

In Episode 3, Yoda tells Anakin, Rejoice for those around us who transform into the Force. Mourn them, do not. Miss them, do not. Attachment leads to jealousy, the shadow of greed, that is. ...
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Did Tolkien give Thranduil his name?

I am aware that during the writing of The Hobbit, Tolkien must not have had much in mind for a large universe, as he was simply writing a kid's book. Therefore, Thranduil was simply named 'the ...
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Can Flash think faster?

The Flash is a superhero whose power is superspeed. In the TV shows (the current one and the one from the 90s portrayed by John Wesley Shipp), the superspeed effect by often shown by slowing ...
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Was Sauron's body destroyed before or after the ring was cut from his hand?

I'm a bit confused as to the ordering of events leading to Sauron's demise at the end of the second age. From the Silmarillion it appears that Sauron was hewn down by Gil-galad and Elendil, and ...
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What story features the day electricity vanished?

I think this short story was written in 50's or 60's. The premise is that all of a sudden, all forms of electricity stopped working, and people had to revert to a simpler way of life.
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How did Gally reach the other guys?

How did Gally reach the other guys at the end of the movie? He never was in the maze, he didn't know anything about opening codes, doors, and rooms and the doors were closed after the fight with ...
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What is the most common fantasy topic [on hold]

I guess I need to know what the most popular genre is so that I can write a story. I have tried reading a few books to find out however an awful lot of books have a mixture. I don't want to do this ...
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Read a sample on kindle: YA dystopian set in flooded London, protagonist is a girl

I read a sample of this book on Kindle... Starts off with the protaganist (a girl) saying how she lied to her mom about being sick and stayed at home that day. The reason she did so was to avoid a ...
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Sci-fi Movie Identification - Humans stored alien in a big concrete block and then it escapes

Other things I remember Saw this movie in the late 90's but may be older In the past an alien (that crashed on earth?) was stored in a big concrete block by (probably?) some scientists and army guys ...
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Movie Identification: Late 1980s - 1990s movie/tv movie?

It is killing me seeing that I cannot find this movie. I vaguely recall the plot being a symbiotic alien transfers to humans when from a black rock and controls them. One scene even showed them having ...
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How does Oliver Queen fund his “extra-curricular activities”?

I understand that, in seasons 1 and 2, Oliver had the resources of his crazy-rich family and Queen Consolidated. However, as of season 3: He doesn't have any access to QC resources (Except what ...
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Are the B1 battle droids in Star Wars self-aware?

They're so stupid and funny, they don't act like the cold-blooded robots in Terminator at all... so I first thought that they must be conscious. But then I realized that the Jedi mercilessly kill ...
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Did Robert Heinlein Create the Modern Concept of Powered Armor?

Is Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers, published in 1959 and winner of the Hugo award for Best Novel in 1960, responsible for the modern concept of "powered armor" that is such a standard of recent ...
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Does it always rain in Gotham?

I've been catching up with the Gotham TV show and It seems the city is always covered with dark clouds and everyone is carrying or put on a overcoat. Does it always rain in Gotham ?
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Does Starfleet have self-activated teleport technology? If so, have they ever used it?

I've seen multiple situations where non-starfleet beings teleport themselves to and from different locations by using a self-activated handheld device, i.e. they do not have to call their host ship to ...
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How far south did Black Numenoreans reside?

I recently read that Umbar was the most northerly haven where Black Numenoreans resided. Does that mean that most of them during the Third Age probably lived in Far Harad? I know their numbers ...
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Do Elsa and the snow queen never change clothes?

In the TV show Once Upon a Time - Elsa, mother snow queen and the pirate don't ever seem to change clothes. I can think of several possibilities: They wear the same attire every day. They have magic ...
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In “The Matrix” why are there no animals?

Besides the repetitive appearance of the black cat, I remember to have seen no living animals, neither in the Matrix simulation nor in "Zion". How comes this - is there in-universe explanation?
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Why is the United Federation of Planets based on Earth? [duplicate]

I've always thought it strange that the Federation (Starfleet), one of the dominant organizations in the alpha quadrant, and comparable to the Klingon Empire and the Romulan Star Empire, etc., is ...
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What would happen when you cast spells meant for objects on humans?

We know that certain spells usually meant for objects can also work on humans, for example: Transfiguration, when Moody Transfigured Draco into a Ferret Vanishing spells, when Dumbledore ...
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What Happened to Mestral?

In Star Trek: Enterprise episode Carbon Creek (Season 2 Episode 02): I'm curious if there is any more in-universe explanation about what may have happened as a result of this story. I haven't read ...
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Why does Frodo cry “O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!” at Weathertop?

At Weathertop, Frodo and the band are beset by the Ring-wraiths, at which point Frodo feels compelled to put on the ring, and he does. When the Witch King attacks Frodo and just before Strider comes ...
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Book where humanity is almost destroyed multiple times by an alien race

I'm looking for an old science fiction book. In the book, the Earth was destroyed by an alien race, and all of mankind was destroyed except for a group of people who were off earth at the time. ...
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Can Spock even have children?

Spock was the only Human-Vulcan half breed because he was genetically created, not born. In an interview between Gene Roddenberry and Sarek (played by Mark Lenard, of course) on the album Inside Star ...
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Still confused by the Abramsverse [on hold]

Being a lifelong Trek fan, I am still bewildered by the Abramsverse Trek films. The use of the black hole created by the red matter apparently affects space-time much like the quantum rift from the ...

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