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In “The Man from Planet X” was Planet X ever directly behind the sun w/ same orbit as earth?

This NASA web page refers to the SF film The Man from Planet X (1951) in reference to the possibility of a planet at earth's L3 point - directly opposite the sun: NASA is unlikely to find any use ...
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Background info on Space:1999 trading card

My mother-in-law found this trading card recently while cleaning out her basement. Can anybody give me some background information on the series and the trading card? Is this card highly sought-after ...
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Why do Transformers combine into large robots?

Clearly there are lots of different Transformer Combiners but this question is specifically about robots made for battle, the classic example being Devastator. Apparently the intention is that they ...
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When did Ahsoka follow the ways of the Force/Jedi after her departure from the order?

Learning the ways of the Force is different from learning the ways of the Jedi. Initiates to both the Jedi and the Sith learn the former. The Jedi way is about the philosophy of one's relation to the ...
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Who wrote “The Monsters” short story published by Purnell

I have a sci-fi book from the 80's "Purnell's Book of adventures in space" SBN 361 044070 Many of the stories have kept in my mind for so many years, particularly "The Monsters": "From his ...
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Is the Zoolander line the only line of descendants of 'Steve'?

In Zoolander 2 we discover that in the Garden of Eden who was really, really, ridiculously good looking and who's descendants were the key to We learn in Zoolander 2 that Derek Zoolander Jr is ...
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Does Thea Queen appear in the comics, in the same capacity as in the Arrowverse?

All I've found on Thea in the comics is this on Speedy who appears to be mostly unrelated besides name. In Arrow though from what I've seen (up to S3E13) Thea is: Does this have relation to ...
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Is Zoolander sci-fi? [migrated]

Do Zoolander and its sequel constitute as sci-fi? There are certainly strong elements of sci-fi, including: Zoolander using a psychic power to stopping a throwing star from killing the Prime ...
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Are Imperial star destroyers able to land? [duplicate]

I know how they are built in space and all, but can imperial star destroyers land? We see the republic ones landed in episode III (sorry i mentioned the prequels). In Star Wars Battlefront we see them ...
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If Vader had not been Luke’s father, what would the plot of the Original Trilogy be?

From the story in A New Hope (and from this other question), it seems quite clear that Darth Vader was originally not meant to be Luke’s father. On the contrary, Vader seemed to be the primary ...
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How does The Flash move without being seen?

In the second episode of the CW Flash TV show, Barry runs around Iris so fast and speaks so quickly that to her it appears that he was standing in front of her the whole time(She doesn't even notice a ...
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Short story “trash” in SF or Fantasy Anthology

A long time ago I bought a Sci-Fi or Fantasy book that was one of those collections of short stories by various writers - this was probably 10 years ago at a used book store, so no idea how old it ...
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Short story about village girl who accidentally enters a dragon and lives inside it for many years

About five years ago, I read a longer short story in an anthology about a village with a giant village-sized dragon. A girl wanders inside the dragon, gets lost, and ends up living inside the dragon ...
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How many Great and Bountiful Human Empires have existed?

Christopher Eccleston's Doctor refers a number of times to the "Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire". In total, how many so-called "Great and Bountiful Human Empires" have existed?
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What do fairies do with human children? [on hold]

This question might be too broad but, let me first generalise a bit: No matter the background/story/world vampires drink blood and sparkle, because this sort of diet is necessary for their existence ...
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Where is the T1000's logic center, or how is the liquid metal made intelligent? [duplicate]

So something that I've wondered for a long time is how in the world the T1000 could be intelligent. It seems as though there is no possible way that it has any sort of logic center, due to the fact ...
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Why did Snape love dark Magic so much?

In her answer to another question, Slytherincess mentioned this from a chat with JK Rowling : From a web chat: Jaclyn: Did Lily ever have feelings back for Snape? J.K. ...
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When you kill someone, does your soul immediately split, or is there a process? [duplicate]

I've read the Harry Potter books many, many, many, many times, and this has never exactly been clear to me. Do you need to do something in addition to murdering someone to make a Horcrux, or does it ...
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Why did the DADA teachers before Harry came accept the position?

By the time Harry came to Hogwarts, the curse on the DADA position had been there for a while, and these people had for some reason accepted the job (During the books, they accept the job for these ...
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Was the third riddle from “Little Dot” supposed to reference another story?

Recently I was rereading Diana Wynne-Jones's short story, "Little Dot", and as I was reading, I began wondering about the third riddle - I thought I had read something similar elsewhere. The riddle ...
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Exactly how big is the town of Gravity Falls supposed to be?

Looking at the town of Gravity Falls, it seems fairly small, without too many buildings. Both the Gravity Falls wiki and Wikipedia describe the town as "small." Additionally, we see many of the same ...
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When does Darth Vader realise Palpatine lied to him about his killing Padme?

At the end of Episode III we see: DARTH VADER: (continuing) Where is Padme? Is she safe, is she all right? DARTH SIDIOUS moves closer to the half droid/half man. DARTH SIDIOUS: I'm ...
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Why did Voldemort brand Death Eaters with the Dark Mark?

It's just so stupid. If anyone in his inner circle gets caught, they can immediately be discovered to be a Death Eater and sentenced, no other evidence needed. Is there any reasonable explanation ...
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Looking for a sci-fi book title about subterranean travel into the earth with a rocket

I'm trying to find the title of a youth sci-fi book about subterranean travel into the earth with a one-man rocket. Perhaps published in the 60's or 50's. The story follows one man traveling through ...
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Why did nobody else need a Time Turner?

In Prisoner of Azkaban, hermione forgets to go to Charms after going to whatever other class she has that day--Muggle Studies, Runes, or maybe Arithmancy. Whatever class it is that is always the same ...
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Did Professors at Hogwarts Take a Salary? [duplicate]

Would the professors of Hogwarts be paid a salary for their teaching? There's obviously Gringot's where the wizarding world (at least in the UK) would store their riches. I seem to recall there being ...
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Does Gringotts employ any non-goblins?

I'm asking for a friend, a wizard who until recently worked at the Apothecary in Diagon Alley, but is really interested in banking, like his Muggle cousin who made millions of dollars working for a ...
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Was Harry three months old or fifteen months old when his parents were killed?

I know Harry was born in 1980 and went to Hogwarts in 1991, and he was described as a baby when his parents were killed on Halloween night. But was this 1980 or 1981? Was he only three months old or ...
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Doesn't Legends of Tomorrow cause a Time paradox?

If Legends of tomorrow heroes reach their goal and kill "Savage" wouldn't that be a "Time paradox"
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129 views

Why can't Captain America afford a place in Brooklyn? [duplicate]

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, we get this exchange between Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Falcon (Sam Wilson): Sam Wilson: Found a place in Brookyln yet? Steve Rogers: I don't think I can ...
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Who was Holtzmann?

Inventions acclaimed to Holtzmann pretty much makes the world go round in the Dune universe. Holtzmann engines allow space-folder ships to move through dimensions. The Holtzmann effect is somehow ...
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How susceptible are TIEs and A-Wings to damage and destruction in Disney canon?

Anyone familiar with Legends - especially games - will know how consistently weak these crafts are. Take the Rogue Squadron series of games for example: TIE Fighters are easily one-shotted while ...
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In the magicians, how does Julia meet the Brakebills guys and/or Filory?

I am not sure if I have skipped some chapter, because between Julia ascension (described at the end of 'The Magician King') and Julia teaming with the Brakebills (at the end of 'The Magicians') she ...
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Would a lightsaber ignite a flammable substance?

I remember reading somewhere(I don't really remember where, sorry) that a lightsaber isn't really hot, it just makes atoms vibrate and hence heat is produced in a material the lightsaber comes in ...
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After The Force Awakens, is Star Wars' definition of parsec different from ours? [duplicate]

The quote from this post confused me: REY: (surprised) This is the Millenium Falcon! This is the ship that did the Kessel Run in 14 parsecs! So I did a little bit of research and figured out the ...
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Identify these “Retro Machines”

Who are all of the "Retro Machines" depicted on this shirt design, and what properties are they from?
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Short story where the economy is so bad that everybody has advanced degrees and no jobs

I read this story well over twenty years ago, so I really don't remember too many details. I am 99% sure it was in an issue of F&SF Magazine, from the 50's I think. Moreover, I think it was the ...
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Why does human racial diversity exist in Star Trek?

In Star Trek, humans of different racial appearances exist, such as Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura. But I assume that if humans have been able to travel easily around Earth, and that there is ...
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Are there any known plans for the future of Leo Frankowski's Boy and his Tank series?

Leo Frankowski had an ongoing series, A Boy and his Tank, the last of which introduced an enemy (Kren of the Michegai) meant to be absolutely unrelatable; literal baby-eating monsters. And then ...
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How many people know Flash's secret identity?

So many people know Flash's "Secret Identity" in this new TV show, that I must confess I have lost the count. Bellow is a small list, far from complete: Can anyone provide a complete list?
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Is there any continuity between X-Files Season 10 comics vs Season 10 episodes?

The X-Files Season 10 comic series started being produced in 2013 I think. This was before Fox decided to sponsor the currently running "Revival" episodes which are being listed officially as Season ...
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Why do the numbers of the storm troopers in Finn's group skip some?

In FN-2187's 4 man squad there is also FN-2199, FN-2000, and FN-2003. Shouldn't the numbers be consecutive like FN-2000, FN-2001, FN-2003, and FN- 2004? That is what the organizational system for ...
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How many times is Jar Jar killed in Lego Star Wars?

A common trope in the Lego Star Wars shorts is to kill off Jar Jar Binks. How many times does this happen though? How many times is Jar Jar Binks killed/destroyed in Lego Star Wars? To avoid making ...
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Are there organized groups of Force users other than the Jedi and Sith?

In The Force Awakens Maz Kanata says I am no Jedi, but I know the Force. Are there any other groups who have learned to use the Force, or is every non Jedi/Sith force sensitive completely ...
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Are new orders of clone troopers immediately ready for deployment?

To spark off the Clone Wars, Palpatine/Sidious had the clone army ordered a decade in advance, so that when the time comes they are ready for battle, and all that is needed is for him to "make it ...
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What were the immediate death tolls of Order 66? [duplicate]

As accurately as sources can provide, what were the Jedi death tolls in the immediate aftermath of Order 66: On Coruscant, and how many by Anakin's hand? Outside Coruscant, across the galaxy, to the ...
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Is it ethical to let an entire civilization die rather than violate the prime directive? [on hold]

In season two episode 15 data finds out a planet would be destroyed unless the enterprise intervenes. But doing so will violate the prime directive.
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Calculate stargate position [on hold]

I wish to figure out the coordinates using a set of six constellation symbols as points in space and a point of origin to set a course vector toward a gate destination. These set of six points out of ...
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Does Leia Organa have force powers in canon? [duplicate]

In legends there was a whole lot about Leia having force powers, as do her children. Is this still hold true? Does Leia Organa have force powers in canon?
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Which known Force users are not confirmed dead as of episode 7?

In the Disney canon there are many Force users, though fewer than Legends to be sure. How many of these characters could imaginably still be alive by the time of The Force Awakens?

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