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What is Riker's history with La Forge?

In The Next Phase, after there is this line: It's clear La Forge was already on-board the Enterprise in "Encounter at Farpoint" when Riker beams on, so the history must be prior to the show. ...
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The earliest TV show/movie to have an actor portray a comic book character with dissimilar ethnicity?

With the new Fantastic Four (yet another Hollywood reboot) coming out soon, it's great to see that the actor Michael Jordan (nah...not that one) playing The Human Torch isn't another white actor ...
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Was Captain Gantu based on Worf?

I recently re-watched Lilo and Stitch (the 2002) film and noticed a great resemblance between the character of Captain Gantu and Worf from Star Trek. Gantu seems a bit of an exaggeration of Worf, ...
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What happened to Kazak?

In the Archer episode Un Chien Tangerine, Archer and Lana have to recover a K9 agent whom they soon discover is actually a dog. His name is Kazak, he's an English Mastiff, and he is possibly the ...
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Where was Tony Stark born?

I have just learned that Tony Stark was born on Long Island, but I haven't been able to find any information about where on Long Island he was born. Long Island is, as the name suggests, fairly ...
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How did Pam lose so much weight so quickly?

Here is the Archer character Pam Poovey as she appears in seasons 1 through 4: And here is Pam in season 5: How and why did she lose so much weight so quickly?
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What was the deal with Korben's neighbor?

I just re-watched The Fifth Element last night, and I realized there was something I'd never understood. When Korben Dallas is selected for a mission by his former commanders, they rig a contest to ...
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Do any Rick and Morty secondary materials provide information about Rick's backstory?

With only 11 episodes released to date, we have precious little information about Rick and his biography. As I understand it, though, there are comic books based on the show, and I was wondering if ...
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What actor has portrayed the most comic book/science fiction superhero characters with some sort of special abilty and/or capabilities?

The following question asks about the actor that has appeared in the most comic book movies: Stack Exchange question: Actor with the most comic-book movie roles? I'd like to know, which actor has ...
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How did the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver come by their powers?

In The Avengers: Age of Ultron we find out a lot more about the Scarlet Witch and her twin brother, Quicksilver. I know that they volunteered for some kind of procedure or process which ultimately ...
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Was Good Omen's character Crowley used as a template for Supernatural's Crowley?

I've been watching the TV show Supernatural for years. Last year I listened to the audiobook version of Neil Gaimen's Good Omen's and was astounded by the similarities between the character named ...
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The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe

In the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas special The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe, I noticed that the little boy is wearing glasses with rather powerful lenses (as opposed to "prop" glasses with plain ...
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What would Aragorn have done in the Hobbit movies?

Viggo Mortensen, the actor for Aragorn, was offered to be Aragorn in the Hobbit movies, but refused the role because the character Aragorn wasn't in the book The Hobbit. Did they even have a plan ...
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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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Can you explain Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Cyborg from Teen Titans? [closed]

I know much about the character of Raven from Teen Titans. I don't know, however, much about any other Titan, Cyborg, Starfire, Robin, or Beast Boy. Can someone please explain them all to me in short? ...
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Was the fact that McKay is Canadian established prior to the Atlantis premiere?

It is clearly established in the first episode of Atlantis that Rodney McKay is Canadian. He wears the Canadian flag, and pronounces the last letter of the English alphabet as 'zed', and this ...
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Who (if anyone) could canonically tell Fred and George apart?

Is there anyone in canon who was stated to be able to tell Fred and George apart? Consistently, and not by randomly guessing.
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How could Harry have become an Auror?

From the top answer on this question: What is Harry & Ginny's Profession? Harry became an Auror under the new Minister of magic Kingsley Shacklebolt and Ginny became a professional Quidditch ...
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Why was Kestra Troi played by two actresses?

In the Next Generation episode "Dark Page" the viewer learns that Deanna Troi had an older sister named Kestra. During the memory sequence when Lwaxana remembers how Kestra died Kestra is played by ...
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Why was Rahm Kota accepted into the Jedi Order?

Introduction General Rahm Kota was a Jedi Master and General during the Clone Wars and later appeared in the Star Wars: the Force Unleashed, both as enemy and ally of Galen Marek. His Wookieepedia ...
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What are the largest characters by volume ever depicted in science fiction? [closed]

I'm talking about characters planet/star-system/galaxy-sized. Characters like Unicron, the 2001: A Space Odyssey baby, and even meta-characters, like Tenga Toppa Gurren Lagann (a ship powered by all ...
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Was Riker based on Kirk?

James T Kirk vs William T Riker. Both have a middle name starting with the same initial, both have reasonably common names (James/Jim and William/Will). In terms of character, both are quite similar ...
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Is Joseph Curwen a Lich?

And I mean the Joseph Curwen from H. P. Lovecraft's The Case of Charles Dexter Ward.
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She was quite decent; what happened to Barris Offee?

(Per request, I split the original into two questions) I mean, She is a healer and highly loyal to her master and friends. She has seen first hand the atrocities committed by the separatist forces. ...
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What happened to Barris Offee after her trial?

(Per request, I split the original into two questions) I know last season's conclusion is the mother of all cliffhangers, but are there any other EU materials where she appears later?
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Has there ever been an actor who has portrayed the Doctor, but was previously featured in the series as another character?

Now that Peter Capaldi has been named the new Doctor, it's going to be interesting to see if they'll address the fact he has already played Caecilius in The Fires of Pompeii, and John Frobisher in ...
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What/who are Yeomen?

I watched all the seasons of Enterprise and now started on The Original Series. In one of the 1st episodes, cpt. Kirk gives orders to a Yeoman, something I haven't encountered previously in the ...
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Actor with the most comic-book movie roles?

When Ryan Reynolds starred in Green Lantern (2011), I recall seeing jokes based on the fact that he'd recently appeared in another comic-book adaptation, X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). Even before ...
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Uluru in Heroes

While Heroes may have gone downhill fast after its second season, the beginning had some great storytelling, often with some augmented reality elements connecting the show to some of the out-of-show ...
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Is the death of a specific character in Buffy related to the appearance of another character? (heavy spoilers for season 5)

I thought it was a strange coincidence that Are the two incidents related? I got the impression that Has anything ever been said about this?
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How were Wichita and Little Rock named?

In the movie Zombieland, the two main male characters are named for where they're trying to get to... to avoid real names and keep from getting "too close": Tallahassee and Columbus. In short order, ...
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How is the Ogier Loial able to drive back the shadowspawn?

Since joining Rand, Loial has shown the ability to fight and drive back shadowspawn such as Trollocs and Myrddraal. It is known that Ogier are peaceful creatures and are not used to weapons. I've seen ...
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How are new werewolves made?

How are new werewolves made in the Twilight series? I mean, if werewolves don't harm humans then how did they get new ones? Are they born like humans?
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What characteristics does Alpha/Beta wolf have in Twilight Series?

I have watched TV series like Teen Wolf which told pretty much about Alpha and beta wolf.Similarly many movie series also explained it. But what is with the Twilight , I watched the Breaking Down ...
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Which Harry Potter Characters Appear in All Seven Books Only to Die In Book Seven?

Which Harry Potter characters appear in all seven books, only to die in book seven? [MAJOR SPOILERS/CHARACTER DEATHS] I can go either way on Harry, depending on your interpretation of the King's ...
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Why was Crusher replaced with Pulaski who was replaced by Crusher?

In season 2 of TNG, Dr. Crusher was replaced with Dr. Pulaski. In season 3, Dr Crusher came back. The best information I can find is "On Star Trek TNG, why was Crusher replaced by Pulaski? ...
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What are Science fiction stories that feature characters with Downs Syndrome or other special needs? [closed]

The title says it all, I hope. I'm interested in movies, comics, TV-series, but most strongly written material. To give some background, I recently noticed that people with special needs don't ...
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Does The Character of Jar-Jar Binks Serve An Actual Purpose in Star Wars?

I'm not asking about just an in-universe explanation. I'm talking about from the point of view of a writer or of someone analyzing a film or written story. I recently re-watched all six Star Wars ...
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Are characters in scifi/fantasy TV shows more likely to die?

There are many science fiction/fantasy TV series where several/many main characters are killed (A Game of Thrones, Firefly / Serenity, Earth: Final Conflict, Robin Hood, even back in Blake's 7 days). ...
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Is there a canonical timeline of Kilgore Trout's life?

Kilgore Trout is a fictional character who crops up in many of Kurt Vonnegut's novels and stories, as either a major or a minor character. Trout is a fictionalized version of another author, or maybe ...
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Role and significance of Molly Grue

In Peter Beagle's The Last Unicorn, I find the character of Molly Grue is something of a cipher. She seems to serve as a councilor and all-around wisewoman, but never seems to take an active role in ...