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How did The Doctor end up outside and Clara lost inside when TARDIS was zapped by the scavengers?

In the Doctor Who episode Journey to the Center of the TARDIS, The Doctor turned off the shield of TARDIS and suddenly scavengers zapped it and pulled it inside. When they dumped the TARDIS, the gate ...
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29 views

Why didn't Harry specify to Neviile that he had to use the sword to kill Nagini?

Harry tells Neville to kill the snake, but does not tell him it needs to be done a certain way, or Nagini would not die. Why?
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Identify a story of carving half chair logo on Moon

Very long ago, I watched a cartoon. It's not in my mind whether it was telefilm or an episode of a TV series. Here are details I remember: The main character (probably a villian) I remember was ...
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45 views

Can Kitty Pryde phase through material attached to her (e.g. Toad's slime)

If Kitty Pryde has some material directly attached to her, can she phase through the material and leave it behind? Or would the material phase with her? It has been shown that she can phase other ...
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1answer
184 views

How big is the Death Star compared to the Executor

We know the size of the Death Star (2nd one) to be 160 km in diameter, and the length of the Executor Super Star Destroyer to be 19 km. In ROTJ we see the Executor smash into the Death Star, This is ...
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45 views

Book series about a paraplegic?

When I was younger I read a book series, possibly only a trilogy, about a boy who was confined to a wheelchair. he was transported to another world somehow, I can't remember. he meets this girl and ...
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Why does Andrew Wiggin introduce himself as Ender?

In the movie Ender's Game, Andrew just got in the program and was on the space ship. He was late and he introduces himself to kid beside him. He introduces himself as "Ender" instead of "Andrew". ...
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159 views

Was Saruman's ring subject to the one ring as well?

Saruman was known to of studied ring-lore and the rings created by the elves and Sauron, he probably created his own ring in the fashion of the elves of Eregion who had help from Sauron. We know that ...
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74 views

Novel with trainee herald - Tasting the blood of your first kill prevents haunting

I'm trying to find a book I read years ago but can't remember the name of the author or book title I can only remember bits out of the book: The two main characters are traveling - they are guys and ...
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1answer
118 views

Are these different looks in accordance with the Harry Potter canon?

I got this pic from Movies Now which says that Hermione would have different makeover if she belonged to different house. Is this in accordance with the canon? Does Ravenclaw not have blonde girls? ...
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1answer
100 views

Who are in the background in this Avengers 2 poster?

Who are those robots jumping from the helicopter?
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141 views

Is Gringotts money protected from the Gemino charm?

I remember that the coins in Bellatrix's vault (Deathly Hallows) were cursed with the Gemino and Flagrante charms. Those were probably special coins which were permeable to such magic. What stops the ...
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1answer
80 views

Which GoT characters do not appear in ASoIaF?

I started out watching the Game of Thrones series (just about to watch season 4), then became intrigued enough to also read the A Song of Ice and Fire series (soon to acquire book 5). Obviously a TV ...
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1answer
62 views

Climate relate plot holes in AvP?

In Predator, the girl reveals that the "devil" (the predator) only comes in the "hottest of years". In the beginning of Predator 2, there is a newscast in the background that states that LA is ...
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Was Sauron a Capitalist? [on hold]

In a comment by Vogomatix: "Sauron encourages evil and self-interest amongst his troops. He does not encourage needless waste. He wants his armies to grow in size...." Inspired this question. ...
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1answer
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When was President Ellis elected?

If he was President of the United States during the events of Iron Man 3 in 2013, was he elected or re-elected in November 2012? Also, what else do we know about him or about other U.S. Presidents in ...
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647 views

Did the dwarves in The Hobbit carry non-magical weapons before they got to The Lonely Mountain?

In Tolkien's book The Hobbit, is there any direct indication that the dwarves carried or used any weapons such as swords or axes before they found Orcrist, Glamdring and Sting? Or for that matter, at ...
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Would Luke Skywalker be considered a war criminal?

If the Death Star was the size of a small moon, I think it's safe to assume there were hundreds of thousands if not millions of individuals stationed inside. Does this make Luke a war criminal, ...
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How much did Sisko change the timeline?

In the first three seasons of DS9 it is strongly implied that Commander Sisko's father is dead, but from season 4 and up Joseph Sisko makes several appearances in the show. Now I would like to know if ...
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1answer
147 views

How does one get a plot of land on Earth?

If you want something rare or precious (such as land for a farm) presumably you can apply for it in a lottery or to a commission intended to apportion such things equitably. (Source: an assertion ...
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is it possible to get any random big item replicated for the asking in UFP's Earth?

If you want something big, you queue up at an industrial replicator. (Source: an assertion in another SFF answer). The implication is that if you want a large material good (Yacht? Starship? ...
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1answer
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Why did it take so long for Alia to succumb to the Other Memory of the Baron?

I would have expected that she would have succumbed at an early age, not lasting into adulthood before she lost control to the others who would control her.
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How did Jack know what The Master had turned the TARDIS into?

in the episode The Sound of Drums. when Martha, Jack and The Doctor find the TARDIS, after Martha comments that the TADIS sounds like it was sick. The Doctor: It can't be. No no no no no. It can't ...
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Meaning of “Point Blank Range” in the final battle of RoTJ?

While commanding the rebel forces against the Empire at the climax of Return of the Jedi, Lando responds to to the Death Star's activation by order the rebels to engage the fleet of Imperial Star ...
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1answer
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Would the Nazgul have been greater in power if they had their rings?

JRR Tolkien stated that Sauron kept the rings originally given to the Nazgul so he still had control of their wills. "Who still through their nine rings (which he held) had primary control of their ...
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Was Prim's selection rigged?

As we all know, Prim was originally selected to be the District 12 Female Tribute for the 74th annual Hunger Games. However, here's the problem: Prim only had one entry into the Games. There were ...
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103 views

What is the correct pronunciation of “Ra's Al Ghul”?

Across the four screen/game adaptations I'm familiar with, I've heard the name "Ra's" pronounced as "Raz", "Rah-z" and "Ray-sh" - often times, differing even within the same work. Is there an ...
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1answer
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Country boy goes to the city, encounters shooting galleries with live targets and true love

I'm pretty sure this was in an anthology of older stories that I read in a paperback in the 90s, although the book may have dated from when my parents were growing up in the 60s and the 70s. The ...
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2answers
705 views

Why is Dwarven armor not highly treasured?

I'm reading through the Silmarillion when I came across this passage: ... yet, in the tempering of steel alone of all crafts the Dwarves were never outmatched even by the Noldor, and in the making ...
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1answer
117 views

ID Short Story: Humanity stumbles across ancient booby trap [duplicate]

I probably read this before 2000 in an anthology work. I frequently read books like "Best SF of yyyy". The style of the writing is like that of the SF Golden Age. Humanity developed interstellar ...
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Book ID: 70s-80s novel about boy that goes to a space academy

Random things I remember about the book: The boy is abducted from Earth to join an intergalactic space school or academy. I remember a scene near the beginning: he saw a young girl and was ...
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1answer
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ID series of novels science fiction…sisters turned into cow like aliens, mother ship full of humans

I'm looking for a series of books that deals with humans escaping Earth and having a mother ship full of humans who are being sent throughout the universe to different planets. The ship can transform ...
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1answer
60 views

Book ID: Technology World vs Magic World in a multiverse setting

I'm searching for a book series (Sci-fi/fantasy) that could be from the 90's or later that I read a few years back, all I remember is the plot from the first book: Two worlds - one based in ...
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where do they get the Jaeger strength measurement from in Pacific Rim?

In the movie Pacific rim, Crimson Typhoon is described as having "50 diesel engines per muscle strand" of strength. Where did they get that from? Is that a complete fantasy measurement that they came ...
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Why didn't the Istari participate in the Angmar wars?

The Istari were said to come to Middle-earth in the Second Age (the Blue Wizards) and the Third Age (Saruman, Gandalf and Radagast). So I'm wondering why didn't Saruman, Gandalf or Radagast help the ...
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1answer
116 views

Why did Sauron have Amandil dismissed from Ar-Pharazôn's Council?

Before the coming of Sauron, Ar-Pharazôn allowed Amandil to be on his council, knowing he was one of the Faithful. However, when Sauron showed up, Ar-Pharazôn kicked him off the Council. I was ...
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Why doesn't harry recognize the locket in Half Blood Prince

In the Order of the Phoenix, Harry and the others clean Sirius's house to make it more livable. During that they come across a heavy locket that no one could open. In the Half Blood Prince, Dumbledore ...
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What is District 13?

I haven't read the books. I hoped the movie would have been sufficient to fill me on the details presented in the books as it did pretty efficiently in the previous 2 movies. So what exactly is a ...
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1answer
4k views

Why aren't Dwarves immortal?

Ever since I read the Silmarillion, I've been wondering why the Dwarves were created mortal. Since mortality is the gift of men from Ilúvatar, it didn't make sense to me that Dwarves also have the ...
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2answers
301 views

Who is “financially speaking” the poorest superhero in the Marvel Universe? [on hold]

Generally, it is shown that Peter Parker struggles to make ends meet, so for me Spider-Man is the poorest superhero in Marvel Universe. Peter Parker is shown to do odd jobs like pizza delivery to ...
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2answers
78 views

BookID. Free Energy from alien

I read this book back around 2002-2004 The protagonist is given the key to perpetual energy by a mysterious alien, all is well until he finds out the energy is actually slowing the earth's rotation. ...
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1answer
115 views

Where did Mystique learn her combat skills?

As a mutant, Mystique has Shapeshifter abilities, but she is also a good fighter and has great martial art skills. Per Wikipedia Mystique is a cunning strategist in terrorist and commando ...
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1answer
156 views

Cthulhu Mythos: How does the cult recruit people, if at all?

In The Call of Cthulhu there is a worldwide cult that worships Cthulhu (and possibly other great old ones). I'm wondering how cult members actually make their way into the cult? A few thoughts I ...
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3answers
242 views

Sci-fi movie where a spaceship containing dead aliens is found on Earth

When I was kid saw a movie about a spaceship found on earth containing two dead astronauts. Can only remember parts and my guess is that MAYBE is from the second half of the 70's: The dead ...
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1answer
83 views

Why the inconsistencies of how Vegeta was destroyed?

In the early episodes of DBZ, King Kai tells the story of what happened to the planet Vegeta. It's guardian was a good man who became disillusioned with what the Saiyans had become and called down a ...
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1answer
654 views

Why Didn't Harry Use The Mirror?

In Order of the Phoenix, when Harry breaks into Umbridge's office to communicate with Sirius after his vision. Why didn't Harry instead use the mirrors that had been given to him by Sirius earlier in ...
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2k views

Movie where Earth is conquered and humanity are cavemen slaves

I saw this movie a while back I don't remember how it starts but from where I remember watching it from it may have not been too far from the start. Apparently Earth has been conquered by some alien ...
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0answers
73 views

Book ID (Sci-Fi): Men hunting based on TV voting system

I am looking for a book that I read in the late 90's (maybe the very early 2000's). There is a system of voting by TV which also serves as tribunal: People would vote laws and in case of ...
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1answer
153 views

What other reasons did the Separatists have for Separatism?

I am doing a report on the element of Separatism in Star Wars, but have only found that the various Unions and Planets wanted to separate because of high taxes on trade routes and corruption in the ...
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0answers
32 views

80s sci-fi book with human being healed by crystal-based aliens [duplicate]

Book was about an human who crash-landed on alien planet with crystal based life forms. He was badly injured and was 'healed' by aliens. I think the story was about him as human envoy, but siding ...

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