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What's the correct pronunciation of 'Triskelion'?

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, S.H.I.E.L.D.'s headquarters is the Triskelion, an enormous facility in Washington D.C. I'm looking for a canon pronunciation of its name. Oddly enough, it's ...
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More Night Furies? Could there be more? [duplicate]

What do you think would happen if Hiccup and Toothless find more Night Furies? Would they accept Toothless the way that he is?
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B&W TV show where people in a space ship are eaten by a plant

I don't know if I dreamt this story or of it was real but I remember watching this old black and white sci fi TV show. A group of people are taking a trip in a luxurious space ship. Something strange ...
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Wasteland-style movie, one character has computer connections in his head

Probably early 80s, wasteland type environment. One of the bad guys had computer type hook ups in his head. I also remember a scene where two heroes are stuck in a room with these white sacs hanging ...
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Who/what replaced the Dementors at Azkaban?

It would be foolish to trust the Dementors after they sided with Voldemort, but somebody's got to guard Azkaban- was this ever adressed?
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How did the crew survive the docking to Endurance?

In order to successfully dock the spinning Endurance spacecraft, they had to synchronise with it and TARS informed them that Endurance’s spin was ~70RPM. Wiki gives this formula for calculating ...
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Solaris (novel, 2011 English translation) Why were the automats locked up?

In the novel 'Solaris', by Stanslaw Lem, Kris Kelvin notices that the automats are all missing after he arrives on Solaris Station. He questions Snaut about this, but the latter refuses to explain. ...
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How do the four Keirseyan temperaments ( Rational, Idealist, Artisan, Guardian) correlate with the four Hogwarts houses? [on hold]

This chart attempts to show the houses where a person of a particular Keirseyan temperament is likely to feel most at home. As you can see, it's very flexible and not perfect, as some ...
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Why were the doors of Moria made so easy to open?

Dwarves are supposed to be suspicious and secretive. Why allow anyone who knew the elvish word for "friend" to enter?
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Snape and the killing of harry's parents

Why did Snape kill Harry's parents I've asked all of my friends and searched all of google so why did he do it
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Is it C-3PO or C-3P0?

A lot of people will interchange an "o" for a zero when speaking them aloud, like with phone numbers and postal codes, so I'm thinking this is the same here, but with nicknames like "threepio", I'm ...
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What are Raina's superpowers?

Raina has got spikes all over her head, but it's merely her physical appearance. It's by no means her superpowers. In the last episode S01E17 of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Gordon assured Raina ...
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Why didn't Ms Delphox use Teller to melt the guilty brain of The Doctor?

In the Time Heist episode of Doctor Who (2014) season 8, Teller caught The Doctor and Clara in the vault and took them to Ms Delphox's office. As to why didn't Teller finish them there in the vault, ...
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Why doesn't Luke's lightsaber cut Jabba's guards in Episode 6?

In Return of the Jedi when Luke is taken to the Dune Sea to be cast into the Pit of Carkoon why is it that when he strikes Jabba the Hutt’s guards with his lightsaber they are merely knocked off the ...
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What would the Valar do if they knew Saruman had joined Sauron? [on hold]

As we wall know Saruman was a Maiar and Istari, and was a student of Manwë, and is known to be wise if not wiser than the rest of the Maiar Posse, my question is what would the Valar do to Saruman if ...
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Are deleted scenes considered canon?

There are a number of deleted scenes (specifically in the prequels) that add a lot of interesting information to the backstory of events and characters in the films. One that jumps out at me is the ...
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Short story about an astronaut that has to harvest/collect the body fluids of an alien for a panacea

Short story read in the 60's or 70's, an astronaut has to enter an alien ship and collect the tears/sweat? of an alien to use as a wonder drug for humans. The alien has some sort of presence which ...
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How could humans win a war with artificial intelligence? [on hold]

Assuming scenarios put forward by the Terminator Series, Battle Star Galactica or the Matrix, how could humans win a war with AI? Win conditions would be either complete destruction or severe ...
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169 views

Was Voldemort allowed to visit Hogsmeade while in school?

We know that in order for third-years and up to be allowed to visit the village of Hogsmeade, they must present a form duly signed by their parent or guardian. When Harry’s guardians, the Dursleys, ...
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99 views

What happens if you die in a dream before you die in the dream within?

Why do Arthur and Eames have to arrange kicks in their respective dream levels? If all the characters want to return to reality, shouldn't a death in the first dream level (Yusuf's) suffice?
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What does a person who never watched Game of Thrones need to know to understand season 5? [on hold]

I have watched the series but I now want to watch it with someone who missed the first four series. Unfortunately watching 40 hours of the previous episodes is not an option. Is it possible to ...
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234 views

Is there any indication that someone is cast as Anakin in The Force Awakens? [on hold]

There is some recycled dialog in the second teaser for The Force Awakens, with a voiceover by Luke: The force runs strong in my family. My father has it… Assuming that the dialog is from The ...
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Late 90's YA Alien Book

Trying to find a book a read in the late 90's. Young Adult fiction story about aliens secretly coming to earth & the main characters trying to stop them. I recall it surrounding TV towers and ...
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What is this small Imperial ship with two dishes below it?

I learned about interdiction in Star Wars (I thought it was just in EVE Online) by watching the fan short film TIE Fighter, after wondering what those Star Destroyers with lumpy growths were, but ...
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155 views

In which book did Count Dooku try to make General Grievous Force-sensitive?

I just found out that Dooku once tried to make General Grievous Force-sensitive by blood transfusion, but failed. In which Legends book can I find this?
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How can John Connor send Kyle Reese back in time if Kyle Reese is already dead?

Okay, Kyle Reese dies in T1. Then in T2, when John and the Terminator are under the truck (fixing it) the Terminator tells him that, " you are going to send your father (Kyle Reese) back into time". ...
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Has The Hulk ever been controlled using mind-control?

I'm interested to know whether or not The Hulk has ever been controlled using any form of mind-control, or ever been an 'enemy', but not of his own volition. Has The Hulk ever been controlled using ...
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Heroine named Shelby stranded on a planet of telepaths

In the late 70's I read a good scifi book about a woman named Shelby who is the pilot of a space freighter. It has a problem and she sets down on a planet to wait for help. The planet is peopled with ...
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Why does Frodo follow Galadriel and offer her the Ring?

Why does Frodo offer the Ring to the Galadriel when Gandalf specifically told him NOT to offer it to anyone!? And why did Frodo follow her from his camp out? Plus, he didn't even look like he was ...
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Earliest story involving a Man-Made Creature turning on its creators?

Does anyone know of the earliest known record of a story involving some sort of artificial creature, brought into existence by humans, that, at some point, becomes violent and attacks its creators or ...
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Movie with guy demoing Iron-Man-style jetpack

A while back (like 8 years ago), I was in Raley's and saw a clip from a movie while I was waiting in the check-out line. It was a guy flying a red jetpack for (presumably) the first time. The ...
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When does Daredevil happen?

We already have a question about how much time passes over the course of the first season of Daredevil, and I'm not asking for that. Rather, I am trying to figure out when in the Marvel Cinematic ...
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What was Zod's punishment for the coup? [duplicate]

After Zod attempted his failed coup during the opening of Man of Steel, he and his troops are sentenced to "300 cycles of somatic reconditioning." Given that "somatic" means "of or relating to the ...
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Movie or TV series episode with a kelpie or horse monster in a modern setting?

I am trying to track down the name of a film or TV show I saw as a child during the 1980s. I vaguely recall a kelpie or water-horse type monster and some kind of long tunnel possibly a canal. I think ...
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Anime with floating house, fliers and conscripted teen boy

I watched this anime/cartoon in 2010 - 2011. The main character was a teen boy. Apparently he lived in a house with his mother and his little sister (?) which was located on a floating piece of land ...
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In the Netflix Daredevil series, is the “Black Sky” concept from any comic?

In Season 1, Episode 7 Stick, we hear about Nobu's plan to import a "Black Sky" into Hell's Kitchen. Is this concept taken from any comic story line, either with the same or different name? Or, is ...
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Harry Potter Book hole [duplicate]

Why couldn't Harry always see threasles because he saw his parents (Lily and James) die before the 1st year ? He saw Cedric die, but that was the 4th year. What about years 2,3,and the beginning of 4 ...
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Why did Sam never return home?

At the end of the finale of Quantum leap, a title card was shown that read: Why not?
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What Star Trek episode has a prison experience that is only in the mind?

I'm fairly sure this was a Star Trek episode. A character went through a horrible prison experience for years, only to find out when he woke up that merely months had passed and it was all part of ...
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437 views

Bringing spare horses when you have to “ride hard?” [on hold]

How does this trope make any sense? I've been re-reading the Sword of Truth series, and numerous times they mention that they need "6 horses. We're going to ride hard and need the spares." How does ...
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Sci-Fi story where Mars is ruled by dogs?

This was a young adult book. It was old, probably from the 50's or 60's. And the young male protagonist was transported to Mars where it was ruled by dogs. I think he had a dog of his own that went ...
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How is someone's “power level” determined in Dragonball Z?

How is a Dragonball character's power level determined numerically? What exactly is measured? *This particular image depicts a moment where Vegeta vociferously reacts to the scanner's readout of ...
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Identify story about a man stranded in a red planet with a sentient hand as his friend

I remember reading a short story 10 to 15 years ago about a man stranded alone on a red planet, where nothing would be green, and so he would miss that color. There was a sentient hand to keep him ...
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Where had Lupin taught before Hogwarts?

In Prisoner of Azkaban, when Harry, Hermione, and Ron get on the Hogwarts Express, the only nearly empty compartment they can find is the one in which Remus Lupin is sleeping. They do not recognise ...
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Why are Castiel's wings still broken? Can he now teleport?

In Supernatural the Book of the Damned...
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Are there cats or creatures similar to cats in the Star Wars Universe?

I wonder if cats or creatures similar to cats exist in the Star Wars Universe. And if yes, what are these creatures, like humanoid cats or more like predators like tigers etc. Or are there any ...
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In the parchment the Goblet of Fire spit out, why wasn't the school name there?

In the Goblet of Fire, students were supposed to put their name and the name of their school in the Parchment they put inside the Goblet. It is clearly stated that Fred wrote "Fred Weasly, Hogwarts", ...
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Is it ever explained how exactly the Others can threaten Westeros right around the Wall?

The info I remember about the Wall was that it was built, using magic, by the Children of the Forest after the last long winter and Others invasion. It's purpose is to retain the Other should they ...
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Why is The Wall the only Democracy in an otherwise Westerosi Monarchy?(Minor S05E02& Book 3 spoiler)

I saw the leaked S05E02 of Game of Thrones & I will keep this question as spoiler free as I can. This is also a spoiler for the third book, A Storm of Swords. In the episode, a new Lord ...
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150 views

What is the relationship between Superman and Wonder Woman?

What is the relationship between Superman and Wonder Woman? Is it strictly professional or does Official Canon state that these two are now together?

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