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Why did the Empire need the Death Star?

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Did Luc Besson ever explain why Zorg really wants the arrival of the evil?

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What caused Geordi La Forge's blindness?

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Did anybody in the Star Trek universe temporarily travel to the future?

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What changes were made for the second edition of 'The Martian'?

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What's the earliest point in human civilisation that anyone has time-travelled back to, in Star Trek?

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How did GLaDOS open portals in the beginning?

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Why did Lockhart seem threatened when Ron and Harry took him to the Chamber of Secrets?

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What does Gandalf the White mean by his strange speech about Boromir?

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Movie with human-sized alien/bugs with guns

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When Snape did this to Dumbledore, why didn't Fawkes protect him?

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Film or TV show with spooky dead trees and singing

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Movie with two parallel universes, each of which is a television show in the other's universe

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Is there a longer audio clip than this where Tolkien discusses the Eagles?

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Golden age SF short story where spacecraft pilots are reanimated dead people?

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90s vampire short story set in post-communist Romania having a subplot about the effects of AIDS on vampires

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A Russian (Soviet) movie where the protagonist falls asleep in the train and ends up in the next town exactly the same as his own [closed]

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Trying to remember a Sci-fi movie or TV series where a human space fighter pilot chases an alien space fighter craft to the edge of a black hole

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Beethoven driven mad by voice from future

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Spaceship chess game identification

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Why were Mordo's group of heroes so disastrously overconfident in confronting this enemy?

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What's with the "getting rejected from the Field of Reeds" dialogue in episode 1?

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Story about a really advanced room (called a "Nursery"), that makes realistic images, and ends in the main character's death [duplicate]

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Sci-fi book read in the early 2000s about a video game developer evading kidnappers, who want his in-game geology algorithm, I think

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Identification of a black and white sci-fi film where the US and USSR build supercomputers to run missiles [duplicate]

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Where is the story of Aladdin originally set?

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Alien diplomat unable to lie settles bet about the most wonderful planet in the galaxy

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I’m looking for short story I read as a teenager, possibly by Heinlein. Story about a society where people can be armed in public

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Sci-fi short story with shocking reversal of expectation [duplicate]

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Book title where characters slow down perceived time in order to time travel

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30 or more years old short story about a creature that kills at distance

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Movie where the characters finds out what they have to do right at the moment they need to do it to avoid the enemy knowing their plan

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Planet of cannibals

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Scientist in accident which reverses his molecular handedness

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Time travel short story about a man from a multi-racial future who is killed when he goes back to a racist past?

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In one of Heinlein's lesser-known novels, he described an unusual ability to detect metal objects without looking at them. Which one?

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Murder in cult of identical people

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Story about sailing ship/printing press on a metal-poor world

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Isaac Newton is visited by a time traveller who tries to give him a calculator

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In "The Algebraist" how do the Dwellers build their ships?

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Who is this Green Lantern member?

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Why did this character need America Chavez?

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What narrative purpose does Ulysses Klaue serve in Black Panther?

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Trying to remember a story about vikings attacking a convent

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Story about rats in ESP experiments

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In what continuity does Joker want his "g** d*** electric car"?

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A book series about an engineer sent back in time to medieval times

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Novel about people on a generational ship who experience no external senses, except language-based communication


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