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Ezri breaking the rules for Worf in rejoining with him? How and why?

In DS9 "Rejoined" we learn, that Trills must not pursue romantic relationships with people their former hosts had romantic relationships with. The reason for this rule is, that the symbiont-transfer ...
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A parselmouth before Salazar Slytherin

Was there a parselmouth before Salazar Slytherin? I have read the books but I didn't find any link...
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Who created the veil in the death chamber, and why?

Was the veil created by someone or was it always there in HP? What is its purpose? If one can't communicate with the dead through the veil, then what do unspeakables learn from the the veil?
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What is Wonder Woman's magic lasso woven from?

Incredibly strong, able to stretch and contract, and a magical lie detector created by the Gods of old... What is DC Comics Wonder Woman's lasso of truth made of?
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Who is the older of two, Goldberry or Tom Bombadil

Who is the older of two, Goldberry or Tom Bombadil? Tom found her long ago,but she was there for him to find, couldn't she be more older than him?
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In TNG S02 E16 “Q-Who”; Why did Picard not continue to fire phasers?

During this first encounter with the Borg, Enterprise's phasers seemed to be very effective against the Borg cube. I can understand why Picard might opt not to continue firing once offensive action ...
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What Language is Raven using for her attacks?

I know that Teen Titans is based off from DC Works as Robin, Starfire, Raven and Cyborg are supposed to be younger versions of themselves. I am wondering what language Raven uses in her attacks, if ...
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Short story about a woman that travels to other planets. Read online recently. She just manages to live long enough to embrace new technology

I believe she loses a loved one and decides to take a pill to make her better. She eventually embraces technology and becomes a interplanetary (and possibly inter-galaxy) traveler. She travels using ...
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Saturday morning TV show from the 1970's or 1980's with a silver RV driven around a desert

What I remember of it was it was a group of people driving around a desert in a vehicle that looked like an RV and was silver in color. I don't remember any of the actors in it. It was a Saturday ...
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How do Klingon senses compare to human senses?

A bit of a random question, but biologically, how do the five human senses' abilities compare to the Klingon's equivalent fives senses (ie touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight)? Eg Do Klingons (on ...
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How did Vulcans view half-human-half-Vulcan hybrids?

We know of several half-human-half-Vulcan hybrids in Star Trek (Spock, Elizabeth). How did Vulcans view them? Were they viewed with the same condescension as "emotional"/"illogical" humans? ...
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What was the space station structure in Clone Wars Season Six?

In the first episode of Season Six of the Clone Wars, the planet under siege Ringo Vinda, is a planet encompassed by a giant ring space station. The entire planet!!! What type of megastructure would ...
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Why does Worf have such short hair to begin with?

Worf begins TNG with very short hair, and progressively grows it (see images below). But for someone who thinks of himself to be very Klingon, having short hair doesn't seem to be a Klingon thing to ...
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Is chi blocking based of any actual martial arts?

In Avatar and The Legend of Korra, chi-blocking seems to be a set of quick jabs which can paralyse and defend against benders. But was it based of any real life martial arts, or was this just made up ...
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Is there a galactic map showing the homeworlds of the various humanoid species?

I've always wanted to see a full galaxy map showing the locations of the various humaoid species such as the Klingon homeworld, Romulus, Cardasia, and Ferenginar. Other information like where the ...
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What's the difference between a Holodeck and a Holosuite?

The Enterprise D had a holodeck for training, entertainment, and plot contrivance, but on DS9, the holo-projecting room was referred to as a 'holosuite'. What is the technical difference between a ...
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110 views

Why didn't Thor grieve for his mother, Frigga

After Kurse kills Frigga, Odin rushes to his fallen wife and begins to mourn as he holds her corpse tightly in his arms, whilst Thor just stands there behind him with a disinterested demeanour, as if ...
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What house was Hagrid in before being expelled?

Hagrid, as shown in Chamber of Secrets, was once a student at Hogwarts, but was expelled from the school when Thomas Riddle framed him for keeping dangerous pets in the school. Since Hagrid was ...
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Doctor Who time paradox Captain Jack [on hold]

Jack is the face of Boe and has lived for millions (or billions) of years; The Doctor has called him a fixed point in time and space. In the short of 'time crash' the paradox of meeting himself and ...
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Can people who died of a brain tumor come back as a zombie in The Walking Dead?

If a person kills themself by shooting themself in their head, they can't come back as a walker, but what about people who died of a brain tumor? Can they come back as walkers or are their brains too ...
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Does the Harry Potter series have any instances of muggles being employed by Wizards?

In Harry Potter there are muggles who interact with the wizarding world, e.g. spouses, government officials, siblings etc. However, I cannot recall any examples of muggles being employed in the ...
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Identifying Anthology of SciFi Stories

I was hoping to find some answers on a very interesting anthology that I remember from the 70's, but was probably written earlier. There were a variety of stories, but 2 really stand out for me. The ...
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Why was Tom Riddles trophy at Hogwarts never removed?

In CoS, Harry, Ron and Hermione stumble upon a trophy for Tom Riddle, which he was awarded for catching the heir of Slytherin. As we know, at least Dumbledore knew that Tom Riddle was Lord Voldemort, ...
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Has any Starfleet Captain ever been Court Martialed for violating the Prime Directive?

The Prime Directive seems to be a core principle of Starfleet and a bedrock philosophy for their interaction with less developed civilizations, yet seems to be violated with remarkable regularity. Has ...
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Looking for a book series written for youth or young readers

The word 'Galaxy' is on the back cover. They are hardback books but fairly thin; Possibly short stories. One has 'Emergency' something in the title, maybe 'Emergency Medical' or something like that. ...
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Have any crimes been committed using a Transporter? [on hold]

By their very nature, transporters could be used for all sorts of criminal means, such as distorting a person's appearance (fraud or just malicious acts) or even destroying a person. Is there any ...
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Is Starfleet military or civilian?

We keep hearing a touchy/feely description of Starfleet as a bunch of explorers out poking around the galaxy wanting to help people and be friends. As Guinan told Picard in TNG 3x15 'Yesterday's ...
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What is the range of the Enterprise-D's sensors?

A similar question on the functionality of sensors can be found here, but my question goes beyond that (pun intended). What is the range (distance) of the sensors of the Enterprise-D? My ...
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Identify Book: Wizards use modern items to cast spells

The book starts out following the main protagonist, a young woman, as she leaves work, in California I think. Her car doesn't have air conditioning and I recall the the book referencing "4x65" or ...
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Doesn't Hogwarts seriously put the world in jeopardy? [duplicate]

Forty kids enter Hogwarts every year. That's forty potentially powerful wizards from potentially broken homes, abusive families...orphanages. We all know about Voldemort, and I think that's reason ...
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What's so special about the atmospheric continuum?

In Bewitched, whenever Darrin asks Samantha to explain some magical thing, or any magical explanation for that matter, it always seems there's reference to something called 'the atmospheric ...
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Is there a universal age of adulthood recognized by UFOP?

In the galaxy, lifespans are ridiculously varied, from Kes' species becoming adults at about age 2 to the effectively immortal Trill. I know that UFOP doesn't dominate the entire galaxy, but does it ...
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Why doesn't Voldemort use muggle technology to trivially destroy all of his obstacles? [duplicate]

Avada Kedavra < ICBM I know Voldemort despises mudbloods and muggles but even he couldn't deny the brutality of muggle weapons. An intelligent and dark mind such as his must have been drawn to and ...
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Fantasy book filled with short disturbing stories

Okay I'm going to just start off by saying it is not The Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson or Andrew Lang. I have read through all of their works that I could find online, bought a supposed ...
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Source of tale/story referenced in “The Last Question” by Asimov

In Isaac Asimov's "The Last Question", there is a passage which reads: "Sure you are. You're weak on logic, that's the trouble with you. You're like the guy in the story who was caught in a ...
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What happened to Nog's field promotion on the Valiant?

During "Valiant" (S06E22), Nog is given a field promotion from Ensign to Lieutenant Commander when he's assigned by Tim Watters (himself only a Red Squad Cadet who received a field commission to ...
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Why doesn't the wizarding world use computers?

I know, I know it would destroy the atmosphere. But I'm interested to see if JK Rowling has made a up a valid reason for a complete lack of computers in Hogwarts. It's always bugged me ever since I ...
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What creature did Q arrive as in “Hide and Q”?

In Q's second appearance, Hide and Q, Q first arrives on the Enterprise as a glowing orb of light with three snakelike heads and several bright starbursts surrounding him. He then changes into his ...
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Why didn't Jason Ironheart protect Talia's personality?

In the Babylon 5 episode Mind War Jason Ironheart departs his physical existence and in parting grants Talia Winters, his former lover, the gift of telekinesis as well as enhanced telepathic abilities ...
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Do bionic implants interfere with force abilities?

I can't remember where, but it was stated or heavily implied that droids cannot be force-sensitive due to their bionic nature (and also because they can't have midichlorions in their 'bloodstream'). ...
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659 views

How fast does a phaser-beam travel?

A phaser fires a nadion particle beam at it's target. That sounds like inertial mass is involved so it doesn't reach light speed. Semi-Out-Of-Universe we see how fast a phaserbeam is: I'd estimate ...
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How do inhabitants in “I, ET” understand Crichton?

In the pilot episode of Farscape, it's established that translator microbes help different alien races to communicate with one another. However, in the very next episode "I, ET" the inhabitants of a ...
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What book has the collapse caused by people creating nanotech that eats metal and other tech with Chinese on the moon chucking rocks or missiles?

There was some nihilist creed that convinced people to destroy technological society and attempt to kill off the few survivors who were not affected. The story line centers on their survival and ...
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809 views

What film has The Rock investigating murders on Mars (and was there a sequel?)

This movie is set in the future, with a lot of sci-fi elements. If I'm not mistaken, the plot consists of mysterious murders on a lunar/Martian base (not sure which) which is used for scientific ...
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Had the Doctor shown anyone their future before Vincent?

Toward the end of the Doctor Who episode Vincent and the Doctor the Doctor takes Vincent van Gogh to the present time, to a gallery of his paintings. While there the Doctor asks the curator what his ...
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Why didn't Dumbledore hide everything in the Mirror of Erised?

Why didn't Dumbledore hide everything in the Mirror of Erised? Surely it would have served as a better hiding place for the Bowl of Prophecy rather than the Department of Mysteries. Similarly Godric ...
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Are there exceptions in the International Statute of Secrecy?

I was wondering what a wizard should do when a Muggle is about to be killed (let's say in a car accident) and a present wizard notices this in time to prevent this (for example by levitating the ...
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How far does Avada Kedrava penetrate things?

I know this is a bit of a silly question, but I have to ask it as a scientist: How far does this spell (and others I guess) penetrate objects? Clearly it goes through clothes, from the books, but I ...
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How was Dumbledore's original wand? What became of it after he acquired the Elder Wand?

What was Dumbledore's original wand? A wand is as powerful as its master, it did beat the Elder Wand. Wasn't it more powerful than the Elder Wand? Anyway, where was this wand kept all along? When ...
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Married Couples in the Star Trek Universe?

It just occurred to me that hardly anyone in any of the series is married! What's up with that? O'Brien is married, Dr Crusher and Cpt Sisko are widowed, Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres get married - ...

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