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Did the Genesis device create planet Genesis?

When Dr. Carol Marcus designed the Genesis Device, it was meant to be detonated on the surface of a planet or moon. When Khan set off the Genesis device, it was aboard ...

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asked by LincolnMan 23 votes
answered by LogicDictates 22 votes

Does Odo have eyes?

I was watching the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode, "The Alternate", wherein Doctor Mora and Odo were reminiscing about when Odo was a young blob, and Odo said something about seeing (...

star-trek star-trek-ds9  
asked by colmde 22 votes
answered by LogicDictates 23 votes

Why didn't James Kirk destroy the Reliant instead of (or while) trying to escape?

Khan set off the Genesis device during the battle against the Reliant. Kirk's first choice was to beam over and turn it off. When his son said that was a non-option, Kirk's second choice was to escape....

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asked by LincolnMan 22 votes
answered by Buzz 12 votes

Why does this review of Star Trek IV include an image of Link from Legend of Zelda?

I was watching a recent review of Star Trek IV and noticed a very brief flash of this image during the review: Link to video at the time where this occurs. Thanks to Google image search I found out ...

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asked by UuDdLrLrSs 21 votes
answered by ApproachingDarknessFish 66 votes

First science fiction movie or tv show that had a complete language created for it?

I read a question about what the language used in 1951's The Day the Earth Stood Still was based upon and I guessed, apparently rightly, that it was just made up. I also of course know that there is a ...

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asked by releseabe 20 votes
answered by lucasbachmann 24 votes

Is Elastigirl's body shape her natural shape, or did she choose it?

Helen Parr aka. Elastigirl has the power to bend and change her shape, so is she choosing that shape or is that just the way she is?

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asked by Micah Infield 16 votes
answered by TheLethalCarrot 22 votes

Can Shazam undress himself?

There's this funny scene in Shazam! (2019) in which Shazam had to go to the bathroom and he couldn't figure out how to get his stuff out of the way. Finally, he had to transform back into his original ...

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asked by Umbrella Corporation 16 votes
answered by Jenayah 35 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Was the significance of Arya's Braavosi coin ever explained?

Jaqen H'ghar gives Arya the iron coin, she can apparently give it to any Braavosi and say Valar Morghulis and that gets her where she needs to go, but why? Where do these coins come from and what ...

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asked by coburne 37 votes
answered by Justin Ethier 40 votes

How well does Shadow of Mordor fit into Middle-earth canon?

The 2014 video game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In it, an undead Gondorian Ranger named Talion is bound to Celebrimbor's ...

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asked by PartyKingThrandeezy 64 votes
answered by Matt Gutting 101 votes

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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asked by Brett White 55 votes
answered by Thaddeus Howze 77 votes

Why was Snape called the Half-Blood Prince?

My question comes from what I learned in the movies, considering I have not yet been able to read the books. I would just like to know why Severus Snape called himself the Half-Blood Prince? Did many ...

harry-potter severus-snape  
asked by Aubree Granger 7 votes
answered by DavidS 39 votes

Reading order for Cosmere series by Brandon Sanderson

My entry into Brandon Sanderson's works is Mistborn Trilogy, I finished and loved it. Then I got to know that many of his series are connected and happen in the same universe - Cosmere. Next I started ...

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asked by akshaynhegde 40 votes
answered by Brandt Boulden 54 votes

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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asked by DavRob60 82 votes
answered by Mark Beadles 97 votes

Why didn't Harry die in the dark forest?

I know that this question may sound like it has a very obvious answer, and many of you may just say that Harry didn't die because he was the Master of Death, as he had the possession of the three ...

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asked by AugustoQ 33 votes
answered by Slytherincess 39 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Manga about a middle aged lady who got dragged into another world as some kind of magician/priestess that specializes in barrier magic

This particular manga is like an Isekai manga and it has a female lead. I don't remember much, but I remember the plot about it. This Lady was offered the chance to be transmigrated but she declined ...

story-identification anime manga isekai  
asked by ineedmoremangasopleasehelpme 4 votes

Looking for an animated TV Show with tiny alien spaceships in kids room

I saw this kids animated show in the 80s or 90s on a TV Channel The plot is the following: Kids find tiny spaceship-like toys flying in their house and the tiny spaceships fight with one another. The ...

story-identification animation  
asked by bpvxxvqd 5 votes

Umbrella academy reading order

What is the suggested reading order for the comic books of Umbrella academy? I found the Hazel and ChaCha save christmas on a good deal and bought it before even receiving the Apocalypse Suite series. ...

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asked by John Demetriou 1 vote
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