The act of creating a work (esp. movies: filming).

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What happens after “V” season 2?

The 2009 reimagined series V (for Visitor) was cancelled after only two seasons. Many shows, especially if they're sci-fi or fantasy shows, manage to wrap up the story in some other way after being ...
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Did The Force Awakens use any screen wipes to transition from scene to scene?

When Episode VII was announced, I remember hearing fans wonder whether Abrams would use to the screen wipes to transition from scene to scene the way other Star Wars films did. ...
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Out of universe, why did they decide to have the Third Doctor be stranded on Earth for so long?

Since the Doctor traveling through time and space was a significant chunk of the show's premise, the decision to restrict the Third Doctor to "modern"-day Earth for much of his tenure seems like it ...
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How does Phil Tippett—the stop-motion artist for the original “Star Wars” trilogy—feel about the 1997 CGI reworking to the films?

Phil Tippett is a fairly well known—and well regarded—stop motion artist and visual effects supervisor—whose big break happened when he was hired by George Lucas in 1975 to create the special effects ...
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Was ST:VOY watered down?

The premise of ST:VOY seems like it would introduce a whole new ethos and a whole new way of doing things for Star Trek. During the same time, you had DS9 being set mostly on a station hanging out at ...
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Was Star Wars changed because of a car crash?

I recently heard a story that Mark Hamill was in a serious car accident between the filming of Episode IV: A New Hope and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and the resulting surgery, causing visible ...
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Is this story about how Michael Dorn became Worf true?

I once was told a story about how Michael Dorn auditioned for the role of Commander Worf on Star Trek. Instead of saying what the script he was given said, he tried to "act" like a Klingon would. ...
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What's the relationship between Blunt Talk and Star Trek?

The new Starz network show Blunt Talk marks Patrick Stewarts return to television. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the pilot episode and upon looking at Wikipedia to link this question ...
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Was Genesis intentionally designed this way? [adult question]

I think it's pretty clear in the images below what Genesis resembles (if not, perhaps you need some 'adult education' lessons and should leave this question now)... and from the schematics in the ...
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Was The Mountain dubbed in season 4 of Game of Thrones?

Was the actor who played Ser Gregor Clegane dubbed by another actor during his most important dialogue in season 4 of Game of Thrones? During his most important lines, he seemed almost too good to be ...
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Why did the producers decide to name the Enterprise the Enterprise-D?

Star Trek: The Next Generation first aired in 1987 and is set in 2364. Now, the Enterprise-A was first unveiled in 1986 at the end of The Voyage Home 2286. My question is this: why did the producers ...
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Why does Star Trek use Celsius (SI system), not Fahrenheit (the imperial system)?

Why does the Star Trek franchise (produced in the USA) use Celsius for temperature and other units from SI, rather than Fahrenheit and units from the imperial system (still widely used in USA)? ...
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What graphics system was used to create GV & Elma in Galaxy Rangers (1986)?

GV & Elma were the two 3D-rendered starship AI embodiments displayed on the screens of Ranger-1 and Goose's Ranger-2, respectively. I'm wondering whether they were done using SGI systems Iris GL, ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for Star Trek-era designs paralleling 20th century fashions?

I am generally the type of guy who thinks "because it's a TV show" is a reasonable and complete explanation for unexplainable elements in fictional works. However, given the tendency for Star Trek ...
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Where is the Emperor in New Hope?

During the entire runtime of Episode IV: A New Hope, even though he is mentioned a few times, the Emperor is never actually shown on screen. And even when he is mentioned it's more of a passing ...
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Exactly how secret was the reveal in The Empire Strikes Back?

Arguably the most famous scene in Star Wars is when Darth Vader reveals to Luke Skywalker that This surprise was kept secret to most of the crew and even the cast during production, with Dave ...
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How/Where does “Ewoks: The Battle for Endor” fit into the Star Wars timeline?

The question Are the ewok movies canonical? shows that The Battle for Endor is at least canonical to a certain extent. That being so, where does it fit into the Star Wars main storyline, i.e., the ...
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During the production and screenwriting of Empire Strikes Back, was it Leia who was planned to be “The Other”?

In Empire Strikes Back, Yoda says to the spirit of Obi-Wan: Obi-Wan: "that boy is our last hope" Yoda: "There is another" And in Return of the Jedi, they reveal that he was talking about Leia. ...
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Match-up between Ten Forward windows (interior) and Enterprise D exterior

Is this a production goof or am I just not seeing the connection? Am I wrong or do the windows of Ten Forward not fit anywhere on the complete saucer section exterior of the Enterprise D? Shots ...
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Warp entry visual effect

This is a real-world question about the inspiration behind a visual effect. In the Star Trek: TNG series, several episodes depict a view out the windows of Enterprise D's Ten Forward as the ship ...
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On what kind of media are the lost (and now recovered!) Doctor Who episodes stored?

According to this article and several others like it on the web, the missing Doctor Who episodes (mostly Hartnell & Troughton) were located in Ethopia and will be released "soon." I'm curious, ...
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What are the machines in the Matrix doing?

In The Matrix, the machines won the war against humans. They have incredibly efficient production and lots of energy. What are they doing in the meantime? What purpose do these machines have? I could ...
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Was this a case of executive meddling?

Was Donna meant to die in the Stolen Earth/The Journey End? There were several cases of foreshadowing her death, and Dalek Cann explicitly said "One will die". She could easily have died from brain ...
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Who played the Airperson who was verbally shoved aside by McKay in “The Intruder”? [closed]

Who portrays the delightful Airperson to whom McKay barks "Airperson, don't be there!" around midway through Stargate: Atlantis's excellent second-season episode [S02E02], "The Intruder"? As she is ...
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Stewart nearly left TNG? [closed]

I recently heard that Patrick Stewart wanted to leave TNG in the middle of his contract...something about his wanting more creative control of his character. I think, but I am not sure, that this ...
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Why the name changes for Janeway?

According to Wikipedia, Geneviève Bujold wanted Voyager's Janeway's first name to be changed from Elizabeth to Nicole. Later, Kate Mulgrew requested the name to be changed again to Kathryn. Why did ...
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Did George Lucas create the yell that is used in every star wars movie and is generally in other movies [closed]

In every star wars movie, there is this distinct yell. It is generally used once. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdbYsoEasio it sounds like this. Did George Lucas create the yell, or did someone else ...
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Does Stan Lee get paid for his appearances in Marvel movies?

Stan Lee appears in a lot of Marvel movies, such titles include: The Amazing Spider-Man The Avengers Thor The Incredible Hulk Spider-Man 3 X-Men: The Last Stand Fantastic Four Spider-Man 2 Hulk ...
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What is the origin of all Star Wars movies?

Please dispel (or confirm, but I doubt) this thing I keep hearing about Star Wars. I heard that all 6 Star Wars movies had been written many years before their filming, even before the first movie ...