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Mind manipulations in the matrix

This question is partly derived from this question: Why don’t humans back up their minds when they enter the Matrix? The problem in my idea in this question was that the brain receives feelings via ...
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Why did Luke leave his landspeeder when Sandpeople were coming?

When Luke and C3PO find R2D2 in the canyon area, R2D2 informs them of several life forms headed their way. Luke concludes they must be sandpeople, so he... Leaves the landspeeder and heads for a ...
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Why did John Scott attempt to kill Olivia in Fringe?

Since John Scott is later revealed to not be the traitor that we had thought that he was, why, near the end of the pilot episode, did he try to kill Olivia? I have seen all the episodes of the tv show ...
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If horcruxes are destroyed what happens to the Maker?

In the 7th movie part 2 (I suppose in the books also) Voldemort "killed" Harry which lead to destroying one of the Horcruxes that was inside Harry. Harry survived the killing curse and the battle ...
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If a full power Tardis went into siege mode how big would it be?

In the episode Flatline the power is being drained from the Tardis which resulted in the shrinking to a handy bag sized version. As a last resort to avoid being crushed by a train the Doctor activated ...
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Why would Capitol protest at all?

Clearly I haven't read the books. People from the Capitol seem to be doing a pretty well living, they even have luxury and stuff. Why would they want to protest against the regime? Or is it only ...
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Models of terminator [duplicate]

I hear/read about people calling the original terminator the T800. In t2 when uncle Bob first finds John, he proceeds to tell John he is a Cyberdyne systems model 101. Could someone please ...
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53 views

Short story about a man trying to seize control of a brainship

A man has had his brain removed and put in control of a spacecraft. Another man, the protagonist, is trying to take control of the ship, obviously against the wishes of the brain. He is prevented from ...
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Author C. Clarke [on hold]

What are the implications on society made by Author C. Clarke? What do you think? I think he set plans in action for the international space statioon.
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94 views

Why were the Hobbit and Lord of the Ring movies released in reverse order to the books?

The one and only Hobbit book 'The Hobbit' was published on the 21st of September, 1937. The first Lord of the Rings book 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' was published the 29th of ...
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What was the point of the bug?

On numerous occasions, we see the Agents moving in and out of people who're still hardwired to the Matrix. They appear to see what they see (as evidenced by the Vagrant in the subway who sees the team ...
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Why was the train marked A113?

In the latest episode of Doctor Who, one of the trains was marked as the A113. This is a common enough reference in American shows given that it's something of an in-joke for those who trained at ...
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282 views

What work of science-fiction first introduced the concept of “Glassing” or Alpha-Striking a planet?

From the Halo Wiki: The term glassing, also known as plasma bombardment, is used to refer to the act by which Covenant ships bombard a planet from orbit using heavy plasma weaponry. This ...
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What's the world like outside San Angeles?

The film Demolition Man is set in a single city "metroplex" known as San Angeles which comprises Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego. SAPD Officer Lenina Huxley tells us that the region was ...
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Different Magic Types [on hold]

My favorite types of fantasy novels are those that involve different types of Magic and I am in search of similar novels or series. I have scoured the internet for these, and have read many that were ...
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How do vampires change into bats? [on hold]

My question is very simple how do vampires change into bats so easily? The bone structure of a werewolf changes completely in a painful manner yet vampires can just hop in the air and change. Not to ...
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1answer
132 views

How did the dwarves know the dragon's name?

In the Hobbit, how did Thorin and his dwarves know the name of the dragon who destroyed their home? It doesn't seem like Smaug ever spoke during that battle. I was wondering if maybe it is supposed to ...
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49 views

In search of the Bandillo! [on hold]

I have been searching for more than a few years for an answer, and I haven't found anyone that has been able to assist. I have been reading fantasy books for 30 years, and I ran across a character or ...
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76 views

Why doesn’t Cyclops’ visor get blown off his face? [duplicate]

I’ve read a few comics in my time and X-Men are one of my favorite. However, different characters require different levels of disbelief. On the surface, Cyclops is pretty easy to see, he shoots a ...
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1answer
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Why didn't the stormtroopers radio for reinforcements at the Battle of Endor?

During the Battle of Endor, Emperor Palpatine reveals some information to Luke about the strength of the Imperial forces guarding the shield generator that is protecting the Death Star: Your ...
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Was it coincidence that the TARDIS in “siege mode” resembled the Pandorica?

My wife and I both loved the fact that the TARDIS in siege mode looked almost exactly like a mini Pandorica, as if the Chameleon Circuit had decided to emulate the most impregnable thing it could ...
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1answer
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Why is Gandalf surprised at Sauron's return in LoTR Fellowship (movie)?

In the movies, it is clear that Gandalf suspects, in An Unexpected Journey and even more so in The Desolation of Smaug, that Sauron has begun his return (especially when Sauron captures Gandalf in Dol ...
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What are the DC comics “species” being referenced in Sandman Overture?

Spoiler for Sandman Overture issue #1
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128 views

Anime movie involving people exploding into monsters?

I've watched an anime movie a few years ago where people are turning into monsters (because of inbalanced magic?). The main character hunts them with the same magic and wears a suit of armor that ...
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1answer
126 views

80's movie with girl that swims under house

Hi I am looking for a movie that I watched as a young kid. It idea in the 80's, and the only thing I can recall is something about a girl going through a mirror (and/or drain) am swimming under the ...
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1answer
116 views

Short story about scientist hired to resurrect/clone husband of ultra-wealthy woman

A scientist is hired by an ultra-wealthy woman to resurrect/clone her dead husband, as an extension of research he was already doing. "Ultra-wealthy" doesn't even begin to describe it. It is explained ...
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1answer
150 views

Story where a monster asks if he has a soul

I'd like to know the name of a book written no more recent than the year 2000 (probably a bit older.) It includes only two themes that I can recall: The main character is exiled for not having a ...
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1answer
95 views

Comic about space exploration team meeting human-sized, insect-like aliens

When I was a young boy living in Russia I came across a comic book that featured a space exploration team which made contact with not so friendly aliens who resembled Earth's insects, except that they ...
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1answer
134 views

What was the purpose of the two-way mirror in the Cabin?

One of the joys of Cabin in the Woods is that everything that we know from "standard" horror movies gets an explanation. The creepy warning, the reading of the Latin, the character archetypes, etc, ...
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Does spice cause blue lips in Frank Herbert's Dune?

I saw a comment here that implied that consumption of the spice (in Dune by Frank Herbert) caused blue lips. Is there any evidence of that? I only remember the blue within blue eyes. Spice giving ...
5
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2answers
96 views

Can a non-angel become one by stealing an angel's Grace?

Later on in *Supernatural, Could a human, demon, or other creature kill an angel and steal the angel's Grace, and thus become an angel?
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Was Quirrell a willing host?

Can it be inferred from canon whether Quirrell was a willing host to Voldemort? Was he a supporter of him before he became his host? If he was tricked, for example, by meeting a weakened, ghostly ...
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89 views

Do Katniss' parents have a set name?

Does Katniss' mother have a known first name? What about her father? I would prefer canonical sources, the movie and author interviews if any are okay.
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83 views

Consciousness/body hopping

I am looking for a sci-fi novel about people moving their consciousness into other persons, 'swapping' so you can experience others lives, then getting trapped into anothers body, and trying to get ...
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What is the TARDIS' true weight?

This question I have is similar to How much does the Doctor's TARDIS weigh from the outside? but different because I am wondering what its true weight is. Is there anything in Doctor Who that hints ...
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142 views

What does it mean to “stopper death”? [duplicate]

‘As there is little foolish wand-waving here, many of you will hardly believe this is magic. I don’t expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its ...
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looking for short story / novella - time is flowing in reverse except for the story teller

Looking for a short story or maybe a novella in which time is flowing in reverse, except for the man who is narrating the story. He has watched men and women returning from the graves, growing young ...
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1answer
99 views

What will become of Ar-Pharazôn and his men? [duplicate]

I've been reading through a book (I think it was The Complete Guide to Middle-earth by Robert Foster) and I'm uncertain what the ultimate fate of the Numenorians who invaded Aman will be? Ar-Pharazôn ...
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1answer
140 views

An old animated movie about a boy on a spaceship searching for treasure

I'm trying to remember the name of an old animated movie. Description will be a bit vague but here goes: It's a cross between Treasure Planet and Sword in the Stone. (it's not Star Chaser). It's a ...
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1answer
239 views

Humorous short story about a young woman who wants to demonstrate shape-changing to her boyfriend

She's a witch, and talks about proving it to him by shape-changing into a cat or dog. He doesn't believe it, and is preparing to go swimming. She does whatever preparation is necessary for a ...
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What order should Babylon 5 be watched in (series 5 and later films) [duplicate]

I am about to watch series 5 of Babylon 5 and I want to work out what order to watch the episodes and films. From this question I have obtained three different suggested viewing orders. There's ...
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1answer
61 views

Story identification: SF with spaceships in the form of tarot symbols

This was a SF book where there were 4 factions, each with spaceships in the form of the tarot symbols (swords, cups, wands, pentacles). I believe it was a novel not a short story, but I can't be sure ...
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115 views

Searching for a story about humans who were extracted from various time periods

Many years ago I read a story about humans who were extracted from various time periods (ranging from cave men to people from the far future) and brought together. The future humans were presented ...
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1answer
156 views

Star Trek: The Motion Picture dress uniforms

Is there any additional information regarding formal dress uniforms for Starfleet personnel, from the first motion picture? Some could say the admiral's uniform seen in the first movie was a dress ...
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1answer
89 views

Which 52 universes from the DC Multiverse survived Crisis on Infinite Earths?

In the comic Crisis on Infinite Earths, the DC multiverse is destroyed. But, in Infinite Crisis and subsequent comics, it was revealed that the multiverse had been restored/recreated/preserved into ...
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1answer
268 views

Star Wars trivia question to identify race

This came up as a question in a trivia quiz. "Enter the name of an intelligent race, which is housed in a human hand, can live many thousands of years and tell me what is her talent?" Well ...
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1answer
600 views

What sci-fi short story featured a man waking up from stasis several times over millennia?

I read this story in a sci-fi anthology in the mid 90s, but I remember thinking the book looked pretty old by then. The story is about a man who wakes up from stasis / cryogenic sleep in the future, ...
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1answer
128 views

Did Jaime realise what Bolton's motivation was?

In aSoS1, when Jaime Lannister and Roose Bolton meet in Harrenhal, the following conversation takes place (Jaime's PoV): What does Jaime mean by 'knowing the game they are playing'? Does he mean ...
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In the films, why does Sauron choose Azog instead of the ringwraiths to lead his legions?

It seems like it would make more sense to have your most powerful servants leading your armies, rather than some orc who only cares about revenge. Is there a plot explanation or a description in film ...
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1answer
82 views

1980s/90s cartoon about infected people with powers hiding in a fog?

I'm looking for the name of a cartoon, but I only remember bits and pieces of it. In it half the planet (Earth?) is taken over by some sort of virus. The virus maintains geographic control of its ...

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