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In what order should the Star Wars movies be watched?

Please don't lynch me, but I've never sat through an entire Star Wars film. I'm aware that the 3 (new) films are technically prequels, but I feel strange watching 3 new films then 3 old films? Do I ...
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Pony ages in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

What is the actual age of the following ponies: Twilight Sparkle Pinkie Pie Rarity Apple Jack Rainbow Dash Fluttershy Princess Luna Princess Celestia Granny Smith So let's add some constraints: ...
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In what order should I watch Flash and Arrow TV Shows?

The two TV shows Arrow and The Flash cross over (or so I'm told). I've only been watching Arrow so far, and Barry Allen has just turned up. Do I need to start watching Flash episodes? What order do ...
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In The Walking Dead, what did Dr. Jenner tell Rick?

In the episode "TS-19", Dr. Jenner whispers something into Rick's ear before they leave the CDC which leaves Rick visibly shaken. What exactly does he tell him?
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Is there an official Marvel Cinematic Universe viewing order?

I'm planning on rewatching the currently-released 5 Marvel films prior to seeing The Avengers. Has Marvel released any sort of official viewing order? Captain America seems like the hardest one for ...
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How did the Zombies infection start in the Walking Dead?

I'm wondering where the infection causing peoples to turn into zombies start from?
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In which order should I watch the X-Men movies to know Wolverine's full sequential story?

I have watched like two X-Men movies before (can't remember which) then I just watched X-men Days of Future Past recently. I got kinda confused about Wolverine (bone claws, then metal claws, then bone ...
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Who is torturing Theon Greyjoy and why?

He comes out of no where and I haven't read the books. He just keeps torturing him and giving hints on who he is...
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Questions on ending of Thor: The Dark World

Sorry, not quite sure how to format spoilers so I tried to keep the title vague. Here's for the new Thor movie (just watched it last night): And follow-up:
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Why does Ava act this way?

Obviously, spoilers for Ex Machina below. Towards the end of the film; Why would Ava do that?
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What is the meaning to the ending of Another Earth?

At the very end of the movie Another Earth (2011), Rhoda What is the meaning of this? Did John I don't understand the meaning of the end at all.
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In the Netflix Daredevil series, is the “Black Sky” concept from any comic?

In the Season 1: Episode 7 titled Stick, we hear about Nobu's plan to import a Black Sky into Hell's Kitchen. It's insinuated to be some type of weapon. Is this concept taken from any comic story ...
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What happened to Ashoka Tano after she left the Jedi Order?

In the last episode of the Clone Wars cartoon series, Ashoka Tano was accused by the Jedi Council and put out of the Order, but after some diligent research, Anakin found out who was the real culprit, ...
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What constitutes a “Sol” cycle in the film “The Martian”

In the film (and book) The Martian, NASA has termed a cycle of time as a "Sol", and it is what Watney and the crew use to refer to what seems like it might be a Martian day. Is a Sol equal to one ...
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What order should Asimov's Foundation series be read in?

I believe that Asimov himself recommended reading them in chronological order, however I read them in the order that they were published and think that this is the best way to do it. What is the ...
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Who is Anakin Skywalker's father?

In Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Anakin's mother, Shmi, said that he does not have a father, although it seemed to me that she doubted that. Is there a canonical answer as to who Anakin's father is? ...
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What order should the Babylon 5 movies and series be watched in?

Can someone tell me what order should the Babylon 5 movies be watched, so as to get the best out of them as a whole while watching the series? I know that release date isn't the best way to do this ...
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What happened to Zuko's mother?

In The Legend of Korra, Jinora asks Katara what happened to Zuko's mother, and in The Last Airbender, it is only revealed that she was banished for killing Fire Lord Azulon.
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How can Professor Xavier be alive?

On X-Men 3:The Last Stand, we see that Professor Charles Xavier died and Jean Grey killed him, and his body turn into pieces. But on X-Men: Days of Future Past he's alive and well. I'm pretty ...
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What is Hermione Granger's ethnicity?

In all of the Potter books, there appears to be only one reference to Hermione's skin colour: They were there, both of them, sitting outside Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlor — Ron looking ...
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What happened to Sam Witwicky?

Transformers: Age of Extinction picks up five years after the Battle of Chicago in Dark of the Moon. The Autobots Bumblebee is apparently no longer Sam's guardian, as No mention, however, is ...
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What does Lucy turn into at the very end?

So, I just watched the movie Lucy (starring Scarlet Johansson), and although I think I got most of it, I do have some questions about it. To begin with: "Humans normally use only about 10% of ...
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Can somebody please explain the end of the movie “Project Almanac” to me?

I just watched the movie "Project Almanac." I kind of understood everything, I guess as much as a person can understand a time travel movie...until the end. David destroys the Circuit, clear box, ...
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Who was the fifth army in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies movie?

Elves Dwarves Men Orcs Who was the 5th army in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies?
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Why did Harry Potter intentionally lose the Resurrection Stone in the Forbidden Forest?

Just before he is sacrificed to Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest, Harry dropped the Resurrection Stone. “I thought he would come,” said Voldemort in his high, clear voice, his eyes on the ...
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Differences between dragon, drake, wyrm and wyvern

In many different books including Dragonlance, Tales from the Sword Coast, Magic: The Gathering and other similar fantasy series, I've seen references to dragons, drakes, wyrms and wyvern (which may ...
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What happened to Winston Smith at the end of 1984?

If you haven't read George Orwell's 1984, this contains spoilers, so you may want to stop reading now. I'm serious — no more jokes. This is your last chance. Next paragraph is a spoiler. At the ...
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Why did all the Ringbearers leave Middle-earth in the end?

At the end of The Return of the King, Frodo, Bilbo, Gandalf, Elrond, and Galadriel left Middle-earth on a ship, along with other elves. I named those five because they were all ringbearers and it ...
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Why did Daenerys drop her ring?

In the episode of Game of Thrones "Mother's Mercy" (S5 E10) when she drops a ring into the dirt. Do we know the significance of this ring? Is it meaningful that she dropped that particular piece ...
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Is there a difference in the Red Hulk's and Green Hulk's powers?

I get that the two Hulks are different characters, but is there a difference in the Red Hulk's and Green Hulk's powers?
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What makes this character worthy to lift Thor's hammer, Mjolnir?

After being created and brought to life by a stroke of Thor's lightning I think there was a gasp from the cinema audience at this point, I'm quite confident this was not in the comics. Why is ...
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What is the meaning of The Hunger Games' golden bird?

Everytime time media need an image about the Hunger Games, they use this golden bird What is the significance of this bird?
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What do the White Walkers do with the baby boy gifts from Craster?

When Craster gives away the baby boys to the White Walkers, what happens? Do the baby boys become snacks at a White Walker party? Made into something else with magic?
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What track plays in the background of Mark Wahlberg’s introduction in Transformers 4?

In the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction, what is the song played in the background during the introduction of the hero (played by Mark Wahlberg)? It plays at time 3:15 in the timeline of the ...
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A Memory of Light Question on the Epilogue

How did Rand al'Thor do what he did at the end of Memory of light? How was this achieved, and what are the implications?
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What does House Greyjoy's motto, “We Do Not Sow”, mean?

What does the motto of House Greyjoy, "We Do Not Sow", in the TV series Game of Thrones supposed to mean? It seems to be missing a noun, to me. Is it something like, we do not sow discord? Or we do ...
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Why did Darth Vader die in Return of the Jedi?

At the end of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Luke had beaten Darth Vader in a duel, but didn't seem to injure the latter critically — all Luke did was sever Vader's right hand, which was a prosthetic ...
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Would the One Ring even work for anyone but Sauron?

The temptation of the One Ring, we quickly learn, is always tied up with power: each character's fantasies of possessing it seem to be about what they would do with great power. Even Sam, as I recall, ...
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Which Marvel movies have NOT included Stan Lee cameos?

I recently saw Fantastic Four 2015 and I noticed that it did not include a Stan Lee cameo. As I thought about it, I think that the: 1989 Captain America movie. 1990s Fantastic Four B movie. ...
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Is there a transcript of Uhura's conversation with the Klingons?

In Star Trek Into Darkness, there is a scene on Kronos where Uhura leaves the shuttle to converse with the Klingons. What was the conversation about? Is there a transcript?
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Why can't adamantium cut through vibranium?

In Avengers vs. X-Men #3, Wolverine's claws meet up with Captain America's shield. It's always been my understanding that Wolverine's adamantium claws can cut through anything, but also Captain ...
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In the Day of the Doctor, is the Curator (Tom Baker) the Doctor or just another person?

Unless he wasn't playing as the 4th Doctor (which is unlikely as the 12th Doctor- Matt Smith- says he doesn't forget a face when he saw him) how did the 4th Doctor's cameo fit in at the end of the ...
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What's the recommended reading order of the Ender Wiggin books?

The series that starts with Ender's Game has a parallel series that starts with Ender's Shadow. The graph of the timeline is... well... complicated. Does it make more sense if you read them in the ...
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What is the meaning of the ending of “The Man in the High Castle”?

The end of The Man in the High Castle consists of: Understanding all that (and I'm assuming I'm interpreting it correctly), what did Dick want the reader to get out of this? What's he saying? My ...
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If only the Sith deal in absolutes, why does Obi-Wan say it that way?

Obi-Wan tells Anakin that "Only the Sith deal in absolutes", and uses that as his identification that Anakin had actually turned to the Dark Side. But it would seem the statement itself "Only the ...
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How did Nick Fury lose his eye and get his eye patch?

In The Avengers (2012), Nick fury wears an eye patch. I did my homework, and Wikipedia gave me one explanation: Fury's injured left eye, though initially minimally affected by a grenade blast ...
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What happened to Seneca Crane at the end of the movie?

At the end of the movie we are shown Why did that happen?
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Is the actor for Albus Severus Potter one of the triplets who played Harry?

This has been going around a bit on Facebook with some people I know: The site in the image, LOLSPIC.com, seems to contain just user-submitted funny/interesting images, and doesn't seem to be a ...
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What is the timeline for The Lord of the Rings trilogy?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy obviously covers a lot of time. How many months / years pass from the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring until the end of The Return of the King? A timeline of ...
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Which films should I see before “The Avengers”?

I haven't seen any of the movies in the universe that includes The Avengers. However, this one is a Joss Whedon film, so of course I'll see it. But first, should I go watch any other movies in that ...