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Educational Manga

I remember, in kindergarten to first grade (late 2000s or early 2010s), reading a kids' comic book from the public library. I think it featured some sort of gray-haired mad scientist who somehow ...
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Spaceports on Phobos or Deimos?

Has any story, movie, TV show depicted a spaceport on either of Mars' moons, rather than a spaceport on the surface of Mars?
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Who are all these superheros in Avengers: Endgame poster?

Recently I got my hands on IGN's Avengers: Endgame poster: I can identify majority of them but not all. Who are all these 13 superheroes?
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Sci-fi book where a guy turns to rock

I read this book 30 plus years ago...I remember the man it seems on another planet and is trying to climb this mountain which he's having trouble doing. All the while turning into the rock. He ...
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Where are the Forsaken Shipyards?

In World of Warcraft we see the Forsaken (the undead race) have their own unique ships, but where are they built? Their major settlements aren't near the water (Lordamere lake doesn't go anywhere), is ...
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Can anyone name this short story from a 60's anthology please?

Post nuclear apocalypse the first person is allowed out above ground but wearing a suit and only for few minutes. The oldest person is chosen... he wants to see if there is any sign of life on the ...
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Are the Kree the good guys?

In the new Captain Marvel trailer, when asked by Nick Fury about Krees, Carol Danvers answers that they are a race of 'noble warriror heros'. But in Guardians of the Galaxy, Ronan, who was a Kree, was ...
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Harry Potter Fanfic - “Professor Potter” and the power of love magic

I’m looking for a fanfic I must have read >5 years ago. It was a long novel and was part of a trilogy set without horcruxes starting from where OotP finished. Harry & Ginny pairing. Some facts ...
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Did Spock behave illogically in A Taste Of Armageddon?

In the TOS episode A Taste of Armageddon, Spock orders a Yeoman to stop Mea 3 from killing herself. Yeoman Tamula, you stay here and prevent this young lady from immolating herself. Knock her down ...
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Looking for a sci fi story from the 60's or 70's in which an ancient robot army is activated

I have searched high and low for this story which I remember reading as a kid. The story involves a robot army which was built thousands of years before the time of the story's events, - during a war -...
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80s/90s anime with three robots waken up, and had to be taken down by another robot because they weren't good

I'm looking for a title of an old 80's/early 90's anime featuring large robots. What I can remember is that there were 3 (I think) buried. Something woke them up, they weren't good... and I think ...
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Book series about a alien spacecraft found on moon with sentient AI (female)

Not, the moon is a spacecraft. Found by two astronauts the craft and sentient AI spawn space adventures and somewhere along the line an academy is founded on the moon. Please help me remember this ...
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Did Zabulon really love Alisa (Day Watch novel)?

In the Day Watch novel by Sergei Lukyanenko and Vladimir Vasilyev, at the end of Vitaly Rogoza part, we discover that Was his previously stated love real? Was he just using Alisa for the whole time?
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Did the writer of Tarzan ever state Jungle Book as inspiration?

Did the writer of the original version of Tarzan ever say if he was inspired by Kipling's Jungle Book? While there are a number of differences between the 2, the main story - boy raised by animals ...
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Trying to think of a novel I read in the mid 80s set in a dystopian future

A novel set in a future where the society lived in a closed maybe underground community where they were all telepathic. Punishment was to be cut off from other people’s thoughts. The main character ...
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Why do the mutant children need to reach Canada in Logan?

In the movie Logan, why do the mutant children need to cross the border into Canada? What makes sure they won't be hunted by Transigen/the Reavers there?
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Did Barry Allen and Felicity Smoak have a past relationship?

In Part 2 of Elseworlds, when Felicity finds out that Barry and Oliver have switched bodies, she says "it's not every day you find out your husband is your ex and vice-versa." This implies that Barry ...
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Regarding the ending of Asimov's the Second Foundation

At the end of the last book of the Foundation trilogy, we discover This is said to be "Star's End". Was there any previous mention of the place in a way that associated it with "Star's End"? Or was ...
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Is Bombadil a maiar like Gandalf? [duplicate]

In Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on the way to returning to the Shire Gandalf tells the hobbits that: But if you would know, I am turning aside soon. I am going to have a long talk with ...
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Childrens Fantasy Book - crumbled future, boy sent in search of petrol for the king

Bit of a random one. I have been trying to remember for years now the title of a book that I read some 15-20 years ago. So it's a British book would have been published mid 80's-90's and was ...
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Who first used spacefaring sapient felines in science fiction?

I've been getting into Wing Commander again lately and reading Niven's Known Universe, and Andre Norton is a life long favourite. All of these have something in common, they all have an intelligent, ...
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How did Professor Snape stop himself from becoming an Obscurus?

Quoting from the HP Wiki article on Tobias Snape: Tobias had a very poor relationship with both his wife and his son; when Severus was younger, Tobias frequently shouted at and hit Eileen whilst ...
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Book about old man storing magical power into plates

The book is about two beings fighting back and forth called Preservation and Ruin but preservation ends up being called the mist and I also remember there being an old guy who studied numerous ...
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What symptoms on Langara is Jonas referring to?

In S06E13, upon returning from a mission with an alien device, Jonas Quinn sees an alien creature that no one else can see. When the entire team is ordered to take some down-time, they discuss the ...
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Why didn't the Earth forces stop the Decepticons?

In the 2007 movie Transformers, Agent Seymour Simmons demonstrates a device that extracts the energy/radiation from the spark, effectively turning a phone into a "nasty" (decepticon?). ...
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What issue of X-Force Did Toad slime Siryn?

I was looking on Quora a few days ago and saw that apparently during the first few issues of X-Force, the writers decided to give Toad the ability to secrete slime from his hands and he used this on ...
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In Doctor Who - “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” why wait to take Earth?

While watching this episode, why did Tzim-Sha wait to take Earth? one of the planets was taken by Paltraki and his crew but this didn't have any effect in the acquisition of Earth later in the episode....
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Why are Dwarfs almost always technologically advanced compared to other races? [on hold]

In almost every fantasy world Dwarfs are almost always shown to have superior technology compared to other races. Why is that?
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Everyday scenes in fantasy art [on hold]

I have seen a lot of fantasy art collections/publications that showcase breathtaking landscapes, heroic characters, and mythical beasts. I have come across fewer collections that focus on everyday ...
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How much dirt did Galadriel give Sam?

It seems odd to carry around a box of dirt for a year. If he was going to make any use of it, he'd need a lot. Is there any mention of how much dirt Sam got?
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Discovery Channel movie about a rover entering an organic spaceship, activating a green light that causes black spheres to appear on Earth

This isn't something I remember well, but I'll do my best to describe it. I watched this around 2013-2014, on Discovery Channel. It was some kind of movie or TV Show about a hypothetical situation ...
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Science fiction story about creatures attempting to take over a planet by propelling an iceberg across it

I hope that someone can help me track down a story I read quite a few years ago. All I definitely remember is that there are creatures who live underneath an iceberg and they are attempting to propel ...
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Battlestar Evacuations

If a Battlestar is critically damaged from say, a battle or an accident, then how can the entire crew of the Battlestar evacuate in a hurry? Are Battlestars equipped with lifeboats or escape pods?
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Dune Film Deleted Ending Scene

In the 1984 David Lynch film adaption of Dune, I remember seeing a video clip of Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam saying to Paul, "You cannot loose these people upon the universe!" She said this at ...
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Were the spear-fishing and green milk in TLJ added due to fear over fan nitpicking?

I don't really see the point of the montage involving Luke spearfishing and milking the space manatee. I don't see much of a story-telling reason to see how Luke has survived or become very rugged. ...
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Why was Frodo unable to destroy the Ring?

In Lord of the Rings Return of the King just after the One Ring was destroyed in Mount Doom along with Gollum, there is a scene in which Frodo says: Sam, I could not have destroyed the Ring. Why ...
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Why did the First Order not use Interceptors as their primary starfighter?

As seen in the Original Trilogy, the standard TIE fighter was inferior to Rebel X-wings and A-wings, hence the TIE Interceptor was developed to combat these higher performance starfighters. Why do the ...
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Anime where the main character's brother sacrifices himself by driving a missile or ship to its explosion

Please help me identify an anime which I forgot the name of. All I can remember is a scene about the brother of the main character sacrificing himself by driving a missile or ship to a place in order ...
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How could Ron and Hermione meet Dumbledore in the Entrance Hall?

At the end of Philosopher's Stone Hermione states that she and Ron ran into Dumbledore in the Entrance Hall on their way to the owlery. “So what happened to you two?” said Harry. “Well, I got ...
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Book of 4 short stories, one about an afterlife, title begins with 'L'

Book with 4 short stories in it, all pretty different, I'm pretty sure the title is a single word starting with L. A name maybe. In one of the stories, a guy dies and ends up in an afterlife with ...
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Looking for possible anthology book where one story featured a bird in a diaper and bonnet

It was a book I remember seeing a few pages of when I was young but of which I can't remember more than a few details. There was one story about a little monster girl, whose mom told her that old "if ...
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How many spaceships has Doctor Who discovered in London?

Doctor Who often seems to find spaceships buried under London (For example the Cyberman ship) or perhaps disguised as buildings in London, (I can think of two) or hidden in bedrooms in London. How ...
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Identify an old story about a family escapes to an island after a global flood?

The story started with a family (maybe French) living in a remote island (?) They were discussing the new X-bomb experiment planned by one of the global powers. On the day of the experiment, they ...
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Why did the Ux worship the “Creator”?

In Season 11, Episode 10, when the Ux apparently decided he was the Creator. But he was hardly the only person to land on the planet, and the Ux seem to be knowledgeable about Doctor Who "...
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Would a Jabari ruler of Wakanda take on the mantle of Black Panther?

If a Jabari challenger for the Wakandan crown had won in the ritual combat and been made ruler, would they still receive visions and power of the panther goddess Bast, or from their own Gorilla deity,...
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80s-90s anime (movie or series) in which an armored girl exchanges age with a dying man on a beach

What is the name of an anime from 80s-90s movie/series in which there is a scene, maybe the end, where a girl (who has an​ armor) exchanges age with a dying man in a beach, so the man transforms into ...
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Why aren't all cities mining cities?

We know that in the Mortal Engines series, some cities are mining cities, doing exactly what it sounds like: mining the materials that their city needs for fuel, and so forth, instead of cannibalizing ...
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Story about a paralysed man making self replicating robot arms?

A man creates robot arms to manipulate the world as he is disabled. The arms created larger and larger arms and smaller and smaller arms so they can perform gigantic and microscopic tasks? Any idea ...
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How did the world of the Mortal Engines, in the aftermath of the Sixty Minute War, manage to do something we can't do today?

In Mortal Engines, the Sixty Minute War devastated civilisation as we know it, leaving most 'old tech' completely inoperational. Yet, despite the collapse of technology as we know it, they managed to ...
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How did Jon Snow descend the wall in Season 3, Episode 7?

We see him climb the wall, but how did they come down? The same way they got up or are there any stairs belonging to the Night's Watch? If so, then why did the red-haired girl say "It's a long way up ...

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