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What was the first sci-fi TV series to have titles for each episode?

Star Trek: The Original Series had titles for each episode. (e.g. - Amok Time, Balance of Terror, The Doomsday Machine, and so forth.) Doctor Who episodes had titles as far back as 1963. (e.g. - The ...
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What are some examples of recycling of narration in science fiction? [closed]

The first one I recognized was while watching the original broadcast of The City at the Edge of Forever in Star Trek TOS. The narrator intoned, "Time is like a river." I thought, "Hey, I've heard ...
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A universe not quite like ours

Okay this is a story someone else was telling me about. I wanted to read it but he didn't remember the title. This was in the mid-eighties; the story itself must be at least that old. The protagonist ...
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Did Palpatine foresee that Anakin would kill him?

I read it somewhere in the 90s that Palpatine/Sidious had a vision in which he foresaw that Anakin would kill him and the reason why he tried to turn him to the Dark Side is to make sure it doesn't ...
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How did the Justice League survive on the Anti-matter Earth in “JLA: Earth 2” if they're made of ordinary matter?

! In the Graphic Novel JLA: Earth 2, the Justice League travelled to the Post-crisis Earth 2, which is presumably the Anti-matter universe of Qward without being annihilated, could someone please ...
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Sci fi short story, enemy weapons made the population deaf [duplicate]

I read this short story at least thirty years ago, an anthology in the UK but the story was set in the US. A grandmother is struggling to raise her grandson, I think the parents are dead. There is an ...
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Looking for story about farmer who sees aliens land in his field, but it turns out that the farmer is the alien and the aliens are humans

I’m looking for the name of a YA Science Fiction short story that I read in middle school in the 70’s. As I remember it, the story was told from the perspective of a farmer who was tending his fields ...
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Is there any canonical AI in the 'Verse?

In Joss Whedon's Firefly universe, is there any evidence of artificial intelligence, regardless of how advanced? In particular, I'm wondering if creating a basic autopilot AI for an asset in the ...
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Scary short story about boy who finds out he’s the only real human on Earth

Looking for a short story I read maybe 10 years ago, about a boy who finds out that he’s the only real human on Earth, and all the other people he sees are not human but something else. It takes place ...
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Looking for YA short story about boy who finds family living in cave from alternate world

I’m looking for the name of a YA short story that I read in middle school back in the late 70’s. I believe it was part of a Science Fiction short story collection. My recollection is that it had “Key” ...
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Is this scene from a Deryni novel?

The scene is: Wizards have gathered for a once a year forging of a ring of power. The ring is struck only once each year. There are required to be mythical beasts (don't remember which one) in the ...
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How far out where the story themes of 12 monkeys tv series planned?

I have just finished watching the 12 Monkeys TV series. It seems pretty well put together with, from what I can tell, most of the timeline story arcs pulled together. Have the writers ever talked ...
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Book about boy with superpowers

There’s a book I read about a boy that has superpowers he didn’t know but then he went somewhere (I can’t remember I think it was like some camp with his school). He then goes to a forest from hearing ...
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Why did Picard not recognize this individual in the first episode of Star Trek: Picard?

Why did Picard not identify Dahj as Lal in Picard S01E01 "Remembrance"? The background is that Data had made a painting, which we had not seen before, of his daughter Lal. As the painting is titled "...
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Who drew the Wendimoor mural

In S2:E09 of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, we find out that in the ‘throne room’ (or whatever exactly it is) in Wendimoor, there are mural drawings of Earth, similar to the ones of ...
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Why didn't Robert go to king's landing after Lyanna's abduction?

After Lyanna was kidnapped ( or eloped) with Rheager, Lyanna's brother Brandon went to King's Landing to clear the matters where he, along with his father is killed by Aerys. But why didn’t Robert ...
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Triton book series

In the late 1960's or early 1970's there was a book series about a boy whose parents were research scientists on on an island. There was an explosion and he was blown into the water and somehow ...
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What “cup” is Genie referring to?

In Aladdin (2019), Genie says to Aladdin: Genie: Don't ever interrupt me, no matter what. Now, I usually don't have to go through all of this... because by the time the guy gets to me, he ...
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Anime where a woman knocked into a window leaves Japanese characters with her blood

There was a scene where a random woman was knocked onto a window, and as she slid down, she wrote Japanese symbols with her blood. There were also scenes where a guy said phrases that allowed him to ...
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Would Legilimency be easier or more difficult against an Animagus?

When a witch or wizard transforms into an animal, we know they can still think and listen, like Pettigrew did when living as a pet. But according to Sirius it can alter one's emotional state. Could ...
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Old sci-fi book - man invents video game, learns secret. Love interest put in cryosleep

I am looking for an old sci-fi book that takes place in the future. People are living to be hundreds of years old and a man gets the Nobel prize for inventing a new video game to prevent boredom. He ...
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Did all reindeers live in the Forbidden Forest? If so, how did he (and possibly Khristoff) escape the magical mist?

In Frozen 2 we saw reindeer packs are inside of the magical mist with in the Forbidden Forest. I don't remember seeing them before though. If that is the case, how did Sven escape the magical mist ...
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What are some examples of Lovecraft's racism in his published short stories?

I was reading a review of Color out of Space at Ars Technica and some of the commenters were really up in arms about Lovecraft's racism. Now, I don't doubt the man was racist and that above the ...
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Where is the main character named in Hotline Miami?

On the Wikia for Hotline Miami, the player character of the first game is referred to as Jacket. I just beat the first game the other day, and I don’t think this name was ever actually mentioned in it....
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Who first said this iconic Superman line?

The famous Superman line is It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's Superman! Who was the first person to say that in a Superman story?
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Which props in Star Trek: Picard are reused from the original TNG show and films (if any)?

We established here: Who signed the Captain Picard Day sign? That the Picard Day sign from Star Trek: Picard is not the same as in TNG. However we've also seen Which props in Star Trek: Picard ...
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Who is better Captain Marvel or Captain America Cap [closed]

Who is better I love both but I want your answers
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A perfect backscratch as evidence of telepathy

A man and his son swim at the beach. Afterward, the man lies down to dry in the sun, and the boy obligingly scratches his back. The salt is making the man's back itch as the seawater dries, and the ...
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Tolkien's Mordor descriptions

I'm looking for Tolkien's descriptions of Mordor, as written in the books (not interested in the movies). I've been looking online, but I mostly found generic scientific descriptions. EDIT: I'm ...
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In Halo 3 how high is the ''shield'' from Requiem's Surface and where does the sunlight come from?

I've never actually played any of the Halo games so if these questions were already answered please forgive me. Anyway, although I've never played Halo I have always enjoyed the Forerunner Structures....
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What are some examples of foreshadowing in Men in Black? [closed]

When J first sees K use the neuralizer in the initial movie, he indignantly blurts, "Have you ever used that thing on me?" This seems like a simple defensive question, but in the third movie we see ...
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To what extent has exotic real-life earth experience been presented as extraterrestrial? [closed]

I guess I should clarify that I'm looking for an overview here in regard to changes in the presentation of real earth objects, flora, fauna, culture as alien. Edit in response to Adamant's comment: ...
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What was the first self-referential scifi book?

I think it was the first book of Zelazny's Amber series where the main character Corwin has a chat with his retired military buddy while on an excursion to our world. The buddy wonders aloud if we're ...
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Anime with a guy who goes to join a group with great powers [closed]

I watched an episode or two, years ago (3+) but haven’t been able to find it. All I remember is that it’s about a boy/guy that left his home to join some sort of group. The group had 10-ish members ...
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is there a story on what happened day 1 of wall-e's life?

tell me. is there a story on what happened day 1 of wall-e's life? like was he a factory error at first or something happened while he was funchining wall-e unit's default program?
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Are the organs with which Spider-Man secretes organic webbing ever shown?

So I understand that the webs Spidey uses are in fact generated from within his body and seem to project from his wrists (?) -- real spiders have spinnerets I think located on their abdomens. Do the ...
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Robot that calculates injuries done to others by tiny fractions

I'm trying to remember a story (comic or book I think) where there is a robot that can calculate injury, suffering and harm caused to others. The hero of the story thinks that they have not hurt ...
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What “title” is Jasmine referring to?

In Aladdin (2019), Prince Anders about to marry Jasmine: Prince Anders: So, why did no one tell me of your beauty? Jasmine: No one mentioned yours, either. Prince Anders: Oh! Thank you. ...
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Why can’t The Mandalorian from The Mandalorian take off his helmet, while animated mandalorians like Sabine and Pre Vizsla can?

In The Mandalorian they make a big deal of Mando never removing his helmet in front of others, yet characters like Sabine do it casually all of the time. Is this a contradiction, unexplained, or is ...
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Does the Kijimi cantina allow droids?

In the movie Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, there is a cantina scene at Kijimi where Oma Tres, the bartender, after noticing that C-3PO -wearing a coat- has entered the workshop of Babu ...
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Is Ice Man [Bobby Drake] an only child?

Speaking mostly here of the "main" 616 universe, because I know it can vary, but other versions with siblings would be interesting to see. The reason I ask is because, for Bobby especially, these ...
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Looking for an 80’s fantasy book series [closed]

I am looking for an 80’s fantasy book series. The covers of the books and the books themselves were pinks and oranges. I think there may have been more than 5 but less than 15. The one I remember ...
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Science fiction stories by Isaac Asimov [closed]

What do you think is the best Isaac Asimov story I should search.So far I've read only one "Callistan mennace" and I was wondering how his other stories are.
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How much does the Iron Man Mk 1 suit weigh?

I’m talking about the Iron Man Mk 1 suit from the first movie, the one he uses to escape the cave.
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Folklore and mythology in The Witcher's bestiary

The Witcher's world has a very rich bestiarium. For example the arts of a vampire: Higher Vampire Alpor Katakan Moola Bruxa Nosferat Ekimma Fleder Garkain Plumard Or the Necrophages: Abaya ...
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Comic with disturbing imagery

I recall reading a comic book (possibly a graphic novel) in the late 80's which had some disturbing imagery. I can't recall much but here are some of the things I do remember; A very burly reformed ...
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Is there such a being as 'Dark Multiverse' Darkseid?

I've recently been reading DC Comic's Dark Multiverse and I have been wondering just how the Dark Universe interacts with the Fourth World. In Dark Knights Metal We know that version differs from ...
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How did Marty know Doc originally? [duplicate]

It's clear that Marty first met the 1955 version of Doc by tracking his house down in the phone directory. However, earlier in the film, they are shown to have quite a strong relationship. Doc is ...
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Why did the geth never leave Rannoch?

So you have the geth, a robotic race that overthrew their former masters, the quarians, and cast them off their shared homeworld of Rannoch to go live in outer space, while they hide from the rest of ...
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Does Morris Bench a.k.a Hydro-Man exist in the MCU?

In Spider-Man Far From Home, when Beck faces off the Water-based Elemental, on the news, [A handful of students are watching a television news report about Mysterio.] Unidentified student: It’...

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