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Why was the MCU Super Soldier program considered a failure?

In Marvel Cinematic Universe, military tried to create super soldiers like Hulk, but they failed. So, the program was shut down. Where did they fail? Didn't Blonsky get Wolverine type super healing ...
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729 views

Do Frodo and Legolas have any discussion in the entire Lord of the Rings?

Did Frodo and Legolas have any discussion in the entire Lord of the Rings? From what I remember (from the movies), Legolas said to him in Rivendell "And my bow!" and then they never talked again. Do ...
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Short story where two opposing soldiers must agree to kill themselves for there to be peace

Trying to identify a short story (pre 1985) about a human soldier who finds himself locked in a cell with the first ever captured alien enemy. Turns out the alien is a sacrificial peace envoy. In ...
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0answers
68 views

How long would a camcorder sealed in a canopic jar last for? [on hold]

In the SG1 two-parter Moebius (08.19 & 20), there was a reference to a camcorder that was sealed (I can't remember if it was vacuum-sealed or hermetic sealed) in a canopic jar for thousands of ...
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32 views

Was the ponies' knowledge of Night Mare Moon retconned in “Luna Eclipsed”?

In the episode "Luna Eclipsed" (S02E04) the ponies celebrate their own version of Halloween where the children have to "sacrifice" part of their candy to Night Mare Moon. It is stated throughout the ...
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52 views

Why did they not do this to start with?

In the latest book in the Lorien Legacies series (The Revenge of Seven), we learn that Now, this seems really easy. Is there any explanation in the books or other canon why they did not do that to ...
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0answers
52 views

Time Travel Series 60-70s 3-4 books - Time machine appears on the lawn at a university

trying to find a old series, cannot find anything by goggling front covers for time-travel novel. Main character gets in a timemachine and goes forward, watching the rise and fall of at least 2 more ...
3
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1answer
60 views

A young adult novel about a girl in a medieval type time

A YA (Young Adult) novel from the 2000s, this book is set in a medieval type era. The main character is a girl whose parents are killed (I can't remember why) and she is living with her uncle. She ...
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1answer
852 views

Did Ulmo, the Vala of Water, ever return to Valinor?

Does anyone know whether Ulmo ever returned to Valinor?
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What movie is this? Alien living as humans

I can't remember the name of this movie, but is old, from the 1960's or 70's. It was about a community hidden out in the boonies. Maybe farmers. A couple visits this community, probably to study them. ...
2
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1answer
101 views

Looking for Space Exploration Book which is collection of different sub-stories

The Book is about an earthship exploring the frontiers that I read as a kid (80's). All the stories are told by the same character but different encounters and events. The first story is about the ...
3
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1answer
112 views

Short story about a woman betrothed to an Orc and delayed wedding by re-decorating castle. Title had swatch in it.

Does anyone know of a short Scifi story in a compilation book - woman sent to marry an Orc - swatch was in the title. She agreed to marry if she could redesign and decorate the whole of the Orcs ...
2
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1answer
205 views

Problem with Batmobile's (Batman begins) driver switching positions

In Batman begins we saw how the pilot/driver of the tumbler can switch to a prone position for better control or the vehicle weapondry. http://www.deviantart.com/art/NEW-BATMOBILE-DESIGNS-19640136 ...
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2answers
81 views

Searching for book about an alien invasion and reappearance of Elves

I am searching for a book or short story about an alien invasion of earth and the reappearance of Elves in the world.
3
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1answer
123 views

In which comics, Phoenix destroyed a planet protected by Herald of Galactus?

I once read a comic in which ruler of the planet was warned about the Phoenix force. But, he told that he was Herald of Galactus and he wasn't scared of anyone. He looked like Thanos, but with big ...
3
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2answers
118 views

A book about souls and human belief

I remember reading a story a few years that goes something like this: A (old?) dying man is placed in a clear box on an extremely sensitive scale so when he dies they will know how much the human ...
4
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1answer
132 views

How tall can Groot grow?

We see in the movie and in several comic books that Groot was able to grow larger. This question came about because I was debating with a friend on who was taller, Ant-Man or Groot, because both can ...
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0answers
252 views

Statues that move (and kill) only when not looking at them

I watched a movie or show on TV about statues that move (and kill) only when not looking at them. I'm 90% certain it was a Sci-Fi channel show (before the name change). I would have to say I first ...
4
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1answer
134 views

Searching for a specific science fiction short story [duplicate]

In my English class - 7 years ago - we had Isaac Asimov as topic, but this little story was not one of his. It was about a single guy on a outpost. He tells about how normal his live is and how nice ...
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What was Gandalf's motivation to help the dwarves with their quest? [duplicate]

Gandalf is charged to aid the world in their fight against Sauron, Smaug had been peacefully sleeping for a very long time. Why would he encourage the dwarves to go and risk waking him? Once ...
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1answer
117 views

In Bicentennial Man, how famous is Andrew?

This is about the film by that name, but if the short story or the novel are similar enough (I've not read them) information from them could be used to make a guess. Andrew Martin is physically a ...
13
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1answer
733 views

How does the stargate ramp survive the unstable wormhole?

It's been established that the unstable wormhole created during the activation of a stargate will vaporize anything in its path. If so, how does the ramp in the SGC gate room, which goes right through ...
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1answer
86 views

How many Marvel films can be expected? [on hold]

I wonder how many Marvel films could be expected around the "Avengers subject" given the multiple post-credits scenes we already have seen. We already have 2 Infinity Stones after Thor 2 : The Dark ...
7
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1answer
285 views

In which comic issue was Superman ruler of hell?

The Wikipedia page for Lucifer (DC Comics) has the following to say: Two angels, several demons, a human, and briefly Superman have taken his place as ruler of Hell... This is, I believe, after ...
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1answer
54 views

If an avatar goes into the avatar state while being poisoned, do they still die?

I was wondering but how exactly is the avatar state very useful for example if an avatar like Korra gets poisoned by a metallic based venom? The Avatar State, yes, is a defense mechanism designed to ...
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5answers
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How does David Lightman in WarGames manage to hack a computer by dialing a number?

His setup seems to be a telephone connected to a computer. When he dials another computer on the phone, he manages to gain access to it remotely. Is this a realistic situation or just something ...
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3answers
227 views

Where did the Daleks in “Into the Dalek” (#243) come from?

In episode #243 - "Into the Dalek", there is at least one large ship full of Daleks, and a rebel ship of humans that are fighting them. Are these Daleks new creations of the multicoloured Daleks from ...
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2answers
77 views

Was the timing of Leatherback's EMP significant?

I was rewatching Pacific Rim the other day and got to the scene in Hong Kong harbour where the three Jagers fought Leatherback and Otachi. I noticed that Leatherback seemed to wait until Striker ...
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2answers
569 views

How did Vastra and Jenny meet?

Being a huge fan of Shoujo Ai/Yuri, Vastra's and Jenny's relationship intrigues me greatly. the first time i remember seeing Vastra and Jenny was in the episode A Good Man Goes to War when The 11th ...
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Why don't the Doctors' companions speak Dinosaur?

Seeing as Clara has been in the Tardis - which automatically gives people(/living organisms) the ability to understand all languages - why doesn't she understand Dinosaur?
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Are there stories featuring elevators through L1? [on hold]

Liftport has proposed a lunar elevator through EML1. I know of stories with elevators from a planet's stationery orbit. For example Clarke's Fountains of Paradise or Robinson's Mars trilogy. I also ...
3
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0answers
116 views

Looking for a short story about a society where when you are sentenced to life in prison, you are kept alive in prison forever

It's told from the perspective of a prisoner who has served hundreds of years and they won't let him die. Any suggestions?
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In Deep Breath, do you think that Moffat wanted The Doctor to reflect religious/nonreligious beliefs? (religious arguments unwelcome) [on hold]

I noticed in the first episode of this season, the doctor is speaking to the Droid, it is obvious that the "promised land" represents heaven. The doctor continually says to the droid that it's not ...
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0answers
35 views

Who paid for the Clone army that Sifo Dyas ordered? [duplicate]

Knowing governments and that everything needs to be paid for, who authorized and paid for the clone army 10 years before the start of the clone wars? How is it the Kaminoan's started work without ...
2
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0answers
122 views

What would happen if Wolverine stopped eating?

Canon wise... if Wolverine stops breathing he doesn't die but rather goes into a coma like state (X-Men: Days of Future Past). However, what would happen if he were to stop eating? Life cannot exist ...
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1answer
86 views

Looking for a book, wormhole, space ship Crash landing

From what I remember of the book: A spaceship goes through a wormhole (I think) and crash lands on a planet They salvage what they can from the ship and build a castle on a mountain, cutting the ...
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1answer
1k views

Who finished C-3PO?

Anakin left C-3PO without his outer coverings when they left Tatooine in Episode 1. Who finished him by the time they went back in Episode 2?
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1answer
196 views

What TV movie has a man seeing glimpses of dystopia in his utopian world?

This movie came out around 2000 and was created for one of the cable networks (and never in the theaters). I think it was on the original Sci-Fi Channel or maybe the USA Network, but really not sure. ...
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1answer
88 views

Identification of a fantasy/mystery book about a sentient tree

Story is of a family that moves to a house with a tree in the yard. They start having strange dreams. Touching the tree causes a trance state. They find out the previous home owner died from cutting ...
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0answers
42 views

Book about 2 humanoid aliens stranded on Earth

First read this as a loan from Galashiels Public Library in 1970s. Basic plot: 2 humanoid aliens are stranded on Earth. The male becomes the subject of an investigation by a young female newspaper ...
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Short story identification: Man poisons wife with mushrooms and a large fungus appears for revenge

Written in the form of a diary - a man (professor / mycologist ) poisons wife by substituting poisonous mushrooms for edible ones in her meal. He buries her a short distance from the house and a large ...
5
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1answer
137 views

Looking for a short story involving warfare on the moon

The story consists of the conversation at a dinner party between two couples. The husbands are soldiers in the opposing "white" and "black" armies that constantly wage war on the surface of the moon, ...
10
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1answer
335 views

How do Banthas survive on Tatooine?

As far as I can tell from their appearance, they're pretty much like woolly mammoths: Long shaggy fur, slow moving and high fat content. This type of biology would be better suited to planets like ...
4
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2answers
138 views

Is there an Italian-English Harry Potter dictionary?

Many nouns in the Italian version of Harry Potter have been changed to something else. Is there a comprehensive dictionary encompassing all changes? Including characters, spells, objects, places, ...
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2answers
2k views

Does the Polyjuice Potion Dark Mark work?

I was just reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and I was wondering, when Hermione Granger changed into Bellatrix Lestrange, she should've obtained the Dark Mark, temporarily. Now, my ...
4
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1answer
98 views

80s horror book with a man crouched and eating a leg on the cover?

I'd really love to know what this book is. Here are the details: The cover of said book may have featured a thin, maniacal looking figure (or boy) crouching in front of a dark forest. He had a leg ...
5
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1answer
276 views

Why would Mystique's DNA allow for Sentinels that can duplicate mutant powers?

The future Sentinels in X-Men Days Of Future Past are clearly shown adapting to powers thrown at them by copying them. Isn't that what Rogue's DNA would allow for, not Mystique's? Mystique can just ...
4
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1answer
112 views

(Children's?) Movie where a man turns another man's heart into stone

My fiance watched a movie when she was a child that involved a man with a glove who turned another man's heart into stone. She's pretty sure that it was a movie from the 1980s. "Apparently, it was a ...
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1answer
41 views

Why don't the spectres in HDM attack Mary Malone?

In Amber Spyglass it is mentioned that the spectres dont attack Mary. Do we ever learn why this is?
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66 views

Looking for a story published in Analog or Asimov's or Fantasy and Science Fiction

I'm looking for a short story I read in either Analog, or Asimov's or Fantasy and Science Fiction within the past few years. In this story, a woman is awakened in the night by aliens communicating ...

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