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Why wouldnt Wolverine use Sabretooth's help when he was time travelled to 1973?

It was shown that from the childhood days to 1975, Wolverine and sabretooth were together. When Logan was time travelled to 1973, why would he seek help of sabretooth?
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How could Wolverine says “He remembers everything”?

It is related to X-men Days of Future Past and X-men Origins It is shown at the end of X-men DOFS, that Professor asking what are all the things he remembers? and he replies "Everything". However, ...
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Looking for sci-fi book about female bipedal feline spaceship captain earns earrings after successful missions

This series of books is based on a matrilineal space-traveling bipedal feline race. Every time they use super-speed space travel their perception is distorted and, when they slow back down to normal ...
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Dumbledore's nose

This has probably been answered speculatively (if not definitively) but a search here didn't turn up anything. I have always wondered why Dumbledore didn't have his broken nose "magic-ed" back into ...
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3answers
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Why didn't the Rebels jump to hyperspace to escape at the Battle of Endor?

At the Battle of Endor the Emperor lured the Rebel Fleet into a trap: the Rebels believed the Death Star superlaser was not operational when in fact it was, and the Imperial Fleet led by Darth Vader's ...
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Science fiction/horror - Survivor floating in the water leds to deaths including impalement by swordfish

A ship out at sea comes across a guy floating in the water, the crew pick him up and soon, 1 by 1, the crew starts dying in strange accidental ways. In one of the deaths, the one guy got impaled by a ...
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1950's or 1960's movie about a couple buried at ground zero

Saw a movie quite a while ago. I think it was B&W. A married couple volunteered to stay in a "home" that was buried at ground zero (atomic bomb). They did not die when the bomb was dropped, but ...
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1answer
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Are there formulae for non-FTL starship speeds and and relative time passed? [on hold]

I'm about to run a sci-fi campaign with sublight starship travel, with a solar system and to all the stars within 10 light years of Sol. There are starships that accelerate at 1g, and some that ...
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Need help identifying a book - boy finds cave with ruins of a tiny civilization

About 25 years ago I read a book that for years I've tried to find. I remember nothing of the title or author, but I do remember the plot. My last question about a novel worked out so well I thought ...
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0answers
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SF story about a multi-generational colonist ship?

There was some kind of event and the passengers had begun to evolve/devolve and modified the ship's internal communications / public-address system to use musical tones. I know that's not much to go ...
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Can you help identify this sci-fi graphic novel/comic book?

Some 20 odd years ago I read a graphic novel and can't remember the title. Here's what I can remember: It as a sci fi story, set in a future where humans had made contact with several alien races. I ...
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1answer
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What model is the “Future Terminator” in The Terminator?

During one of the flashbacks that Kyle Reese has in The Terminator we get to see a Terminator attack a human settlement. Based on its realistic appearance this Terminator appears to be a 800 series, ...
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Hogwarts Teaching Books

I've recently watched all of the Harry Potter movies. I was really excited by them. But I had one question - which has nearly nothing to do with the concept: What kinds of books and lessons would be ...
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Who was commissioner James Gordon's father

In the Gotham (TV Series), it mentioned that James Gordon's father was a district attorney. Is his father mentioned in the comic version of Batman? What information do the comics give about James ...
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87 views

In comic version of Batman, why are the Waynes walking through the alley?

The Waynes are extremely rich, why they don't drive their car out of the theatre instead of walking through a dark alley which is a common sense that a millionaire like them should not. Note that I ...
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What is the origin of the name “Bolo”?

Keith Laumer's Bolo series features futuristic tanks named Bolos which possess artificial intelligence in later Marks. What is the origin of the name "Bolo"? Is it an acronym or abbreviation for a ...
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Did Fiske Cahill try to stop the Holts from blowing up the Franklin Institute?

(I checked on meta before asking about this series, and got a couple 'probably ok's, so i'm testing it.) In The Maze of Bones, Fiske, known as the Man in Black, is at the Franklin Institute in Boston ...
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What if Sauron reacquired the One Ring? [on hold]

If Sauron reacquired his ring, took control over Middle-Earth and its people, would the Valar, Maiar (besides the Istari) or Eru himself have intervened to stop him? Does any of the text say what ...
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How is the Jedi mind trick not a dark side technique?

How is the Jedi Mind Trick not a Dark Side technique? Isn't tricking another person's mind unethical? How can the Jedi use it and not become Dark?
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Did Legolas use any elven magic?

There are plenty of examples of elves (ex. Galadriel, Elrond, etc.) using magical abilities in LOTR. Even "lesser" elves than Elrond and Galadriel such as Arwen and Tauriel (in the movies at least) ...
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Is there a logic behind the naming of the Rebel Alliance's starfighters?

Looking at the most recognizable ones at least, I was wondering why the older starfighters of the Rebel Alliance are called X-Wing, Y-Wing, and the newer ones A-Wing and B-Wing. A logical order would ...
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1answer
75 views

How Many Batman Canons Are There?

When I see comic book questions, or questions on characters from comic books, they're invariably qualified with a "this canon" or a "that canon" only notice, which given certain characters is a fairly ...
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Can a Jedi move faster than the speed of light?

An answer here got me looking for the answer to this question. I did find the related question Why are blaster bolts in Star Wars moving slower than speed-of-light? but it does not seem to address ...
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4answers
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Who did the Elves think Annatar (Sauron) was?

Sauron posed in fair form to the Elves as "Annatar" (Lord of Gifts). Considering many of the elves Annatar appeared to have probably been alive for hundreds or even thousands of years, who did they ...
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1answer
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Can Cyclops' eye-blasts hurt him?

If he accidentally looked at himself without his visor would it hurt him or would he be immune?
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In Rise Of The Machines how did the Terminator get close enough to kill John Connor?

When Kate asks the Terminator unit how John dies it says something along the lines of at date and time John Connor was terminated this unit was chosen because of the emotional attachment he felt ...
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1answer
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identify a book or series of books: far future humans in clan/military groups named after chess and other game pieces fight against aliens

Years ago when I was a teen I read a book that centered around bands of humans fighting against aliens of some kind in a apocalyptic setting. Each clan of humans was small and named after different ...
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Who is Gilderoy Lockhart based on?

J.K. Rowling has stated that Gilderoy Lockhart is the only character in the Harry Potter series who is based on a real person she knows. Are any of your characters based on real people? The ...
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0answers
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Acc. to The Clone Wars, is Jango Fett still Jaster Mereel's mentee / adopted son?

Specially in relation to Satine Kryz's New Mandalorians, Jaster Mereel's True Mandalorians and Tor Vizsla's Death Watch? The Clone Wars wiki seems to imply that the TV series has combined Satine ...
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1answer
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Supernatural, good demons?

Now I'm fairly new to the Supernatural franchise (I just started season 3) but I ended up either accidentally reading too much wikia's or my friends have told me about things so I know a fair bit into ...
3
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1answer
111 views

Trying to remember book from childhood

I'm trying to remember the title to a book that I ready some time in the 80s I think. The only thing I have to go on is what the cover of the paperback looked like. I'll try to describe as much ...
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1answer
87 views

Ending of DoFP with Wolverine (spoliers)

I'm trying to understand the ending of DoFP.
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What is the most massive planet a human could stand on? [on hold]

At what mass does a planet's gravity become so great that a human can't actually physically remain standing under their own power? To clarify, I'm talking about a trained astronaut, so I'd assume they ...
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1answer
78 views

Need help with a book title - something like “Sting”

My son was telling me about a book that he read last year in class that had a picture of a bee on the cover, but where it's abdomen is a syringe (with the needle in place of a stinger). It was kind of ...
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Looking for a short story about the human race pooling together resources to reach dying race

It's a great story I read several years ago, and was written in the form of newspaper articles and short narrative. The humans receive a transmission from an alien race asking for help, and they put ...
3
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1answer
78 views

Looking for a book - Time Travel and Alternate Time Lines

I know this is a long shot but I'm looking for the name of a book I read when I was younger (early 70's). From what I recall, the main story was a bunch of soldiers got picked up by a time traveling ...
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Could a lightsaber deflect a laser blast from a Tie Fighter?

Or a Turbo Laser such as the ones on the surface of the Death Star?
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Why wouldn't Luke use his lightsaber to cut the feet off the Imperial Walker?

As demonstrated in the beginning of Phantom Menace, lightsabers can easily slice through or melt metal. Why didn't Luke just slice the feet or legs off the AT AT Walkers in The Empire Strikes Back?
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How and when did Azog get his arm back?

I've read The Hobbit a number of times, but not recently. I just saw the first film, "An Unexpected Journey", last night. In a flashback, Thorin cleaves Azog's arm off . This doesn't seem familiar ...
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Why does the drawing of Capt. Walker look just like Max?

In Beyond Thunderdome, why does the painting of Captain Walker look exactly like Max? It seems like the lost children's mythology is crudely cobbled together from cultural artifacts, and not actually ...
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1answer
97 views

Quite fuzzy movie? [on hold]

When I was about six, I remember seeing the last minutes of a strange movie. It involved some aliens giving a young boy (aged ess than 10 or so) back to his mother due to his love for her. I can't ...
11
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1answer
1k views

In the beginning of Gotham, why are the Waynes walking through the alley?

I have just watched the first episode of Gotham and am curious why, if the Waynes are extremely rich, they bother walking through a dark street instead of driving and taking an expensive car in front ...
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0answers
43 views

Maze Runner: Was Gally always himself?

Book ending spoiler alerts!! In the Maze Runner book, Gally runs into the maze after a Gathering is held between all of the Keepers. When Gally snapped in the Gathering, was he pissed off, or ...
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1answer
86 views

Why did Beetee's plan involve sending Katniss and Johanna away with the wire?

Please note, I have only seen the movie so this may be answered in the book. Towards the end of Catching Fire,
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How can Quasars emit anything if they're black holes? [migrated]

We've heard it many times, nothing can escape the gravity of a black hole, even light once it's past the event horizon. If this is true, how can a black hole emit anything? Quasars are massive black ...
31
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1answer
3k views

What caused the apocalypse in the Hunger Games?

So the stories of the Hunger Games are set in Panem, a post-apocalyptic society situated in North America. Is there anything to explain what caused the Apocalypse? Whether from the main books, any ...
4
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2answers
283 views

Can Hunger Game winners take tesserae?

In the books, it is revealed that winners have a life of semi-luxury, never left hungry, capitols little pets. But can they take tesserae? It might be a time of general hunger or something of the ...
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1answer
156 views

story identification - need help identifying 60's or 70's sci fi novel please

I got a stack of sci-fi books when I was a kid, around 1982. Some I remember: Childhood's End, World Out of Time, Venus on the Half Shell. But I've forgotten this one, about a kid who goes into some ...
4
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2answers
129 views

Why did alternate timeline Samantha Carter never join the Air Force?

In the episodes Mobius, parts 1 and 2, it seems that the changes SG-1 makes to the timeline hinge on the fact that their part in the rebellion against Ra caused him to take the stargate with him ...
5
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0answers
129 views

Title of a book - Earth invasion blocked by aliens

I'm trying to find out the title/author of a book I never finished when I was in middle school, so around the early 2000s. In this book, Earth exists as it is today (at least in the 90s, when the ...

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