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Who is being spoken to in the BSG miniseries?

Just started rewatching Battlestar Galactica. In the miniseries, shortly before the bombing of Caprica, Six turns and addresses someone off-camera "About time you got here." Is it ever revealed who ...
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Where do the Hyperspace Routes in Star Wars Come From

Where did the Hyperspace Routes in the Star Wars universe originate from in the first place, Also is there only one route on and off a planet? Or can a world have multiple Hyperspace routes?
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Other world manga|MC is OP mage

Looking for a manga where the main character gets transported to another world as his character from a game. He is a mage, capable of using two swords and some martial arts. Got beard and gray cloak. ...
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When did Tasslehoff recover the time traveling device that Raistlin took from Gnimsh?

In War of the Twins book 3 chapter 11, Raistlin gets the device/pendant from Gnimsh just before he kills him. In chapter 13 Tasslehoff already has the magical device again: “But, now”—the kender ...
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How to call a form of government where the regent does not die [closed]

Watching Lucifer, I noticed he's referred as King of Hell. It got me wondering, is it right to call Monarchy a form of government where the regent will never die so a descendant can take over?
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What are intriguing fictional means of data storage? [closed]

I have been engrossed in the Dune series lately and am pretty intrigued by the strange means of data storage. From wire, to miniature printed material, to crystal, super strange. What other sci fi ...
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Did the Dilophosaurus understand Nedry?

In Jurassic Park, after stealing the embryos and getting lost, Dennis Nedry has to tow his vehicle down a steep, but short hill. When he meets a Dilophosaurus (I am not going to point out the ...
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Why did the Skeksis not kill Aughra?

The Skeksis trick Aughra into giving them control of the Crystal, in exchange for an orrery. During much of this period, Aughra has essentially been asleep. Yet the Skeksis seem content to leave her ...
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Have the Westworld producers acknowledged the similarities between Westworld season 3 and Person of Interest

Season 3 of Westworld contains the idea of the human race being controlled by an artificial intelligence, Rehoboam. This AI identifies individuals that need to be removed in order to protect the human ...
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A story about a beneficial 'disease': 'nerve skin'?

Reading this question Short story about a sentient disease from a Jovian moon, I came to think about a story, probably a novel, I read maybe 40 years ago, in Danish. It was about a kind of infection – ...
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Can the Soul Stone be acquired by 'sacrificing' Wade Wilson?

As we all know, the acquisition of the Soul Stone requires a sacrifice. Is it by any way possible to acquire it by 'sacrificing' dear old Deadpool? Something like this: :
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What does “whip me” mean?

Harley Quinn is on her skates being towed by rope behind Huntress' bike: Harley Quinn: Whip me!
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How did they light Magneto's plastic prison? [duplicate]

Both versions of the plastic prison, but especially the Pentagon prison, were well lit. How did they do this without using metal in the wiring and lightbulbs?
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Short sci-fi story about mind control hijacking

I read an excellent SF short story about 20 years ago. It started as a man being chased by the police. The man himself had had his mind taken over by another 'being'. These 'beings' were hunted by ...
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How much of the shrunken/giant Ant-Man is Paul Rudd?

Various times throughout his MCU tenure, the character of Ant-Man, played by Paul Rudd, shrinks and grows. He goes through various trials and tribulations while at those sizes, such as riding ants, ...
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Why hasn't Batman ever had Superman send the Joker to the Phantom Zone?

I understand why Batman doesn't kill the Joker. But the fact remains that Arkham just doesn't seem to be capable of holding him. So why not have him sent to an interdimensional prison designed to hold ...
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Is Deathly Hallows Part 2, and by extension, any Harry Potter movie that J.K. Rowling produced, canon? [duplicate]

Is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and by extension, any Harry Potter movie that J.K. Rowling produced or had any involvement with, canon, as she chose the direction (along with other ...
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SF book, early 1980's, Galactic gunfighter

I read this paperback book in the early 1980's but it wasn't in a new condition. There was a young gunfighter arrived on a frontier world and he goes to a bar and almost immediately is challenged to a ...
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Are there good sups in the Vault team?

Queen Maeve and The Deep showed a glimpse of good closer to the end of the season 1. Are they good eventually? What about the rest of them (according the comics)? It's unclear about Homelander: he ...
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Why does Homelander hate those who fear?

In Hughie's baptism scene, Homelander became rougher toward him when he sensed fear. Also he killed Sitwell after she told him that she's afraid. What stands behind his hate of afraid people? Contempt?...
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Did Homelander bring Billy to his wife in the comics and why?

In the TV series, season 1 of The Boys Homelander brought Billy to his wife for some reason. Was it the same way in the comics? Why did he do so? And did relations of Homelander and Billy change after ...
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If the sensorites can read minds, why do they not trust The Doctor and his companions?

In the season one episode of Doctor Who classic, the Sensorites, a species who can read minds (at least of Susan) still suspect that the humans may not be trustworthy. Surely, if they can know what ...
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Why did Grievous tell Obi-Wan he was trained in the Jedi arts when Obi-Wan already knew?

In Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, when Obi-Wan challenges Grievous to a lightsaber duel, Grievous replies: You fool! I've been trained in your Jedi arts by Count Dooku! This makes it sounds ...
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Short story about a sentient disease from a Jovian moon

I'm trying to identify a hard science fiction short story I read in a hard-copy book anthology (Update: actually ClarksWorld) roughly 5 years ago. My impression is that it was a relatively new story ...
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Book about small people living hidden from humans in a big city

About 10 years ago I read this book about small people (they were a different race than humans I think) who are living in a big English or American city. They hide from normal people and live in lost ...
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Do Veela have names?

In Harry Potter there are Veela, women who are part human, who are so beautiful and charming that they can seduce any man. I was just curious about the fact that I can't seem to find anything about ...
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Poignant story of forgetting … feels like Ellison

Short story: A man arrives in an isolated room, in shock of some sort brought on by his travel there. Temporary amnesia. There's someone else (AI/machine/hologram) already there, also not remembering ...
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Book/Novel in which people create hard light substances

My friend once tried to lend me a book set in a fantasy world. I think he said something along the lines of "It's got wizards! Solid light constructs! It's a must-read in your life!". Being young and ...
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What is the history of the League of Shadows in the DC Comics? [closed]

In regards to the League of Shadows, where is it first mentioned in the comics? What is the history and timeline of the organization?
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Novella where a man bonds with an alien who lives inside of him

A book I read in the early 70s, novella-length. A man bonds with an alien who lives inside him and keeps him alive for centuries. Basically immortal.
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Short story where aliens give boy super powers which he uses to destroy the world, dies alone [duplicate]

I'm actually trying to pin down an anthology and this is the only story I can remember being definitely in it. A boy (maybe called Christopher) is visited by aliens who agree to carry out his every ...
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Hinterlands by William Gibson: What is inside of “The Highway”? Why did astronauts end up insane or commit suicide?

Did the story mention the source that is behind the death of astronauts? Is it infohazard, learning something that can "break" one's mind? Or did the astronauts encounter something malevolent that ...
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Is this scene from Star Blazers 2199 a reference to Clifford D. Simak's novel The Way Station?

In episode 1 at around 10 minutes in, we receive this scene, where the Japanese supposedly translates to "Here lies a visitor from a distant star." I can't help but wonder if this is a reference to ...
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Astronauts visit a spot in space, to gain valuable knowledge but always dies in 24 hours returning earth and not speaking anything [duplicate]

The novel is about cargo cult, a primitive civilizations conducting various acts in order to return with goods from an advanced civilization, like someone entering a blackhole and returning with a 4k ...
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Two sorcerers duel whose willpower increases with distance [duplicate]

This is a short story I read more than 20 years ago, but I don't recall at all where. It opens with a pair of sorcerers (with innate, mental-based powers like telekinesis) competing. One pulls down ...
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In HP, how do Muggles accept that wizards and witches are real? [duplicate]

In HP, I don't understand why Muggles accept that Hogwarts, or really any part of magic, is real, much less send their kids to Hogwarts. As it says in P/SS: “Nobody in my family’s magic at all, it ...
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Short story about two spaceships moving in opposite directions

I'm looking for a sci fi short story: It is told in a slightly surreal dreamscape kind of way. Two identical spaceships are headed in opposite directions, each carrying a solitary person one of ...
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What image did Odin in the MCU have about the inhabitants of Midgard (Earth)?

I was just watching some episodes of Marvel's Avengers Assemble and a question came to mind. In one of the episodes​, Odin argues with Thor about his stay on Earth and his liking for company with ...
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What is the chronological order of all Halo media (games, novels, comics, short stories, movies, animations, shows, etc.)? [closed]

I own every piece of Halo media that exists currently, but I'd like to work through them in chronological order instead of publication date order this time around. It's a bit much to track down, but I ...
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Sci-fi short story about prehistoric proselytism and preaching involving dinosaurs

I can't remember where I read this story or even whether I really did. It seems ridiculous now, but the gist of the story (as far as I recall) involved a man who was about to die. He decided to upload ...
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Anime where the MC has a ring of light on his chest and monsters can look like people

I watched an anime a couple years ago on Netflix where the MC had a ring of light on his chest or maybe it was on his head? This ring of light when exposed revealed monsters or demons that were nearby....
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What happened to Lucy Gray Baird in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes?

Suzanne Collin’s prequel novel to her Hunger Games trilogy was recently released, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. I got the book early and read through it quickly. When I reached the part where ...
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Book about a billionaire geeky mad scientist who creates a zombie apocalypse in order to start a harem

In 2015 or 2016, I read a book on the Amazon bookstore that was about a man who created nanobots that infected the human body and turned them into zombies, while using a different "strain" of nanobots ...
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What is the Eclipse?

The mysterious Eclipse is what starts the plot of the show moving, with a piece taken from it sending a young Loretta forward through time, and the artifact itself returning her to her own period. It ...
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Does the final episode have a moral?

In true Twilight Zone or Outer Limits fashion, many of the stories in Tales from the Loop have a clear moral. Sometimes this is stated outright by the characters in voice-over, such as "nothing lasts ...
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How did HAL depend on humans?

In the interview done by the TV service, the journalist asked HAL if in view of his "enormous intellect he is ever frustrated by his dependence on people to carry out actions". In what way did HAL ...
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Looking for Cartoon Movie Name

It’s a movie for the 90’s I think. It a love story involving a girl who turns into a crane. I think a jewel is involved. At the end of the movie both her and her prince are cranes and they fly away. ...
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Which book Cole reads in the last episode of the “Tales From the Loop” series?

The series in its last episode ("Home") shows us little boy Cole being given a book nearly at the beginning of the episode. I've got a strong feeling this book is H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, but ...
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Novel about a crime in VR. Protagonist starts in medieval fantasy and travels to different servers (bayou, etc) to solve a crime

I believe I read this novel in 2005 or so. It's about a guy that works and plays in VR. I remember that his office is on a virtual beach. It starts in a medieval world where everyone has to talk in ...
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Young adult book about telepathy across time

There’s a YA book I read a few years back and I forgot the title. It’s about a boy in New England who lives in this old house and he gets very sick, and in his mind he hears a girl from colonial ...

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