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How does the Babel fish translate the Vogonic phonetic for Barnard’s star?

I saw this question asked recently. Presuming that Vogonic cosmography and Human cosmography are unlike, the brain waves for the Human interpretation of Barnard’s star would not correlate with the ...
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What's the manga with a exiled former sage?

When I first read this it was only a chapter or two that was out. Story goes a former sage/hero who looks like a child, lives in some mansion in the middle of nowhere with 4 maids who are some type of ...
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Has there been an originally Sith-trained individual who converted into a Jedi? [duplicate]

In the movies we have seen Dooku and Anakin, the two originally trained within the Jedi Order becoming Sith Lords. Even though Vader eventually reverted back into being a Jedi, he was originally a ...
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Why didn't Hank Pym carry Scott Lang in his 'tank' key chain?

In Ant-Man, when the good guys infiltrated PYM corps to destroy the Yellowjacket prototype. It would be much easier if Pym would have sneaked Scott Lang using his tank key chain rather the all the ...
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Are the different uses of “Master” in relation to Jedi ever discussed

As far as I can tell the word Master is used in 3 contexts, in regards to Jedi. Jedi Master was a rank in the Jedi Order given to powerful Jedi, many of whom were leaders within the Order. A Padawan ...
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Why are centaurs only interested in astronomy?

Hagrid explicitly states in Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone "Ruddy star-gazers. Not interested in anythin' closer'n the moon." Chapter 16: Through the trapdoor Is there a reason ...
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Why was Chidi writing a thesis?

According to what he said in the first season, Chidi is a professor of moral philosophy. Indeed, we see in the third season that he has an office, a plaque, and so forth. Naturally, that makes one ...
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Earlyish 90s PC Space War / Battle Game

This was a PC game I remember from the earlyish '90s (1992–1993 or somewhere around then). I remember some specific pieces but not the overall gameplay. It was a game where you built up your army (or ...
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What does “auto-wash” actually do?

Recently, I needed a washer mechanic to come to my home to clean out the lines. He told us that we need to do an... auto-wash ...from time-to-time to avoid problems, and that made me wonder about a ...
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Fantasy novel with bright yellow cover, male witch protagonist

I read a book a couple years ago with a bright yellow cover that I’ve been dying to remember the name of. The main thing I remember was that this was a world where women were witches with different ...
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Are the spirits of old cycle Avatars dead?

I know Korra is the last avatar of the old cycle and the first avatar of the new. But is it just the connection that's lost and they are still there or has something happened to the spirits of the old ...
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Did Lyanna Stark ever love Robert Baratheon?

At the time of the famed tourney of Harrenhall, Lady Lyanna Stark was betrothed to Eddard Stark's best friend, Lord Robert Baratheon, while Prince Rhaegar Targaryen was married to Princess Elia ...
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Book about colonists on a new planet where it rains acid [duplicate]

I read a book maybe 20 years ago about a colony ship that arrived at a new planet and quickly went down to live on the surface. Some kind of acid rain came, killing several colonists. There were some ...
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Asimov story about a scientist who foils an attempt at genocide through genetically engineered food

There's a story about a scientist forced to conduct research into creating genetically modified food grains that will kill off the people of poor nations who import these food grains. The scientist ...
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Why didn't Kaminoians inform Obi-Wan that Count Dooku took over with ordering the clone army?

in the Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones movie we can See that Count Dooku took over with ordering the clone army, did he ask for the clone Army to have the biochip that would turn against ...
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Is Enterprise-J and Temporal Agent civilization no longer in existence in the future?

According to this StarTrek.com article: The Enterprise-J deserves a lot of credit. It is one of the ships that helped destroy the galactic threat of the Sphere-Builders in the Battle of Procyon V. ...
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In the comics is Blade known to have a particular accent?

In the main Marvel comics continuity (Universe 616), Blade's background is that he was born and raised in Soho London, yet in all the other media (movies, live action TV show, cartoons) I have seen ...
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Is there an in-universe reason why so many people in Altered Carbon are following late 20th/early 21st century fashion?

Given that Altered Carbon happens several centuries in the future, why do so many people wear clothes that look very close to, or identical to, late 20th century/early 21st century styles? Out-of-...
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Rifle usage in Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom

In one of the John Carter Barsoom books there is mention made of long range rifles used by one of the Green Martian clans Update: Thanks to comments from Klaus AE Morgensen I've now got the actual ...
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YA Fiction Series: Color-coded magic system and protagonist kills brother at high school

Likely written in the last 5-10 years, this is a YA fiction/low fantasy series mainly set in a high school and then college-like environment. There were some kind of arena fights at the school and the ...
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Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid (1975), Old bird movie

When I was really little I had a DVD with Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid (1975) version on it. There were also two other movies. One of them was about why some birds are grey and some ...
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Anybody recognize this Halloween special from 84 or 85?

For years, I have been trying to track down information about a program I saw around Halloween time. This was probably a two-hour special, featuring four separate stories about 20 minutes in length, ...
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Why do starships have a limited weapons range in Star Trek?

In many Star Trek, we have heard references to weapons ranges. For example, a Nebula class starship has a weapons range of roughly 300,000 kilometers. We can reliably predict that a projectile weapon (...
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The meaning of the ending of “Riddick” (2013) [duplicate]

At the very end of the movie Riddick (2013), Riddick asks the question: And gets the following answer: I don't understand the meaning of the end at all. How should I interpret this answer and the ...
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What do members of the Momo tribe carry inside their belt flasks?

S01E13 of Arthdal Chronicles introduces the Momo tribe, known for their navigational prowesses and their combat skills. Shortly before going to sleep, Eunseom asks Ipsaeng about the "water flasks&...
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Except Tank and Dozer, was anyone from Morpheus' crew in Zion before Mr. Anderson joined them?

On the Nebuchadnezzar, other than the two naturally born humans Tank and Dozer, were any of the crew ever in Zion before they unjacked Mr. Anderson to join them? I think Morpheus must have been in ...
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Has the Star Trek away team ever beamed down to a planet with significantly higher or lower gravity than Earth?

Every episode I’ve ever seen has the away team walking around like they’re on Earth (for obvious out of Universe reasons). Are there any episodes where the actors pretend it’s difficult to walk around ...
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In Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, could the beings have built a faster computer when the technology was available? [closed]

Could the pan-dimensional, hyper-intelligent species of beings wait for computers to be faster and build another Deep Thought to calculate the answer to the question of life the Universe and ...
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In the comics, how long has Batman gone without sleeping?

In Justice League: The Animated Series' Season 2 Episode 5-6 (Only a Dream), when Doctor Destiny is taking down all the Justice League members, only Batman and The Manhunter were able to escape his ...
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Why were Luke and Leia split up and given to two different families?

In the Star Wars movies we see Luke and Leia hidden and raised with two different families. As a princess, Leia is actually in the public eye whereas it seems safer to let Owen and Beru raise both ...
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Story about a book/writing invading our reality

I was assigned to read this short story in a college science fiction course around 2000. All I remember is that the plot involved a book(?) or a series of writings about an ancient or possible ...
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Female version of “It's a wonderful life” [closed]

It was a female lead version of the James Stewart film "It's a wonderful life" Googling keeps bringing me to a late 1970s TV movie titled "It happened one Christmas" but that is ...
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Viewing Order of Sailor Moon Anime

So, I recently found a website where you can watch anime online and was looking to watch Sailor Moon. However, there are 10 different shows listed, as shown below: Sailor Moon (DIC Dub) Sailor Moon (...
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Is the “rope-based fashion” a fictional element?

On the show 3%, we see various characters wear clothes that seem to be adorned with a network of ropes. I noticed this only during the last couple of episodes, but it may have been around for a longer ...
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Horror movie (or at least has horror elements), indie filmmakers sneak into rich man's mansion haunted by said rich man

I would say this came out in the mid-late 80's timeframe. The heroes (or at least protagonists, might be a stretch to call them heroic) are a small group (no more than three of them, IIRC) of ...
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Looking for a web comic with a female lead character that wears a long green wig, has piercing, and has tattoos [closed]

A while back I was reading this web comic I really like however it’s was not updating a lot so I decided to move on to another story in hopes that I had saved it and could go back to it later when it ...
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Why Is Hogwarts Descrimatory Towards Squibs When There Are Answers? [duplicate]

Hogwarts seems to pat themselves on the back for being a diverse place. With Muggleborns, Half-Bloods, and Pure-bloods, you'd think that Hogwarts is a decent place. Every child that is aware of the ...
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Does Dumbledore Intentionally Put Harry In Danger In The Philospher´s Stone? If So, Why Would He?

I've noticed that Dumbledore seems to have some correlation with many of Harry's perils. Probably the most obvious example would be in The Philosopher's Stone. It really started at the very beginning, ...
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SF short story, maybe titled “House by side of the road”, about a human at a remote interstellar site guarding against alien invasion

SF short story, maybe "House by the Side of the Road"? Human at remote interstellar site as first defense line against alien invasion, probably 1970s.
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Why isn't Star Trek: Discovery produced in 4K?

Star Trek: Discovery is a modern TV show and yet it's produced in 2K HDR. Yes, HDR makes it beautiful, but I don't find it as detailed as 4K videos. Why isn't Star Trek: Discovery produced in 4K HDR?
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Why did Michael Burnham rescue USS Discovery?

In the end of last episode S03E02 of Star Trek: Discovery, Why did she do that given the only reason USS Discovery was brought to the future because USS Discovery couldn't be destroyed thanks to ...
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Why did the Dark Side not clone Anakin's missing body parts & attach them to his body? [closed]

In the Star Wars Movie we can see that their technology is very advanced, and that they have created a Clone Army. When Anakin was wounded after his fight with Obi-Wan Kenobi the Sith took his body ...
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Isn't it weird that no one in the wizarding world, especially the muggle borns ponder about muggle sciences?

I did search this before asking the question but there are no satisfactory answers. Thing is everyone has got this mutual understanding that muggle and wizard universes are different and there is no ...
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Book about a live reality tv show where money depends on viewers but they were really harvesting dreams

There's a book I checked out of the library a couple years ago and I'd like to get my sister to read it but I don't remember what it's called. I actually don't remember if you got money or not but I ...
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Anime where the protagonist fixes old airship

I watched this Japanese anime a while back (about 2013-2015) so bear with me on the details. I cant remember if it was new at the time or a little bit older. I think I watched it on Crunchyroll. The ...
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Enterprise D's Deck 1-Lower - what's it like?

In ST:TNG, we actually don't get to see most of the Enterprise-D. Specifically a lot of Deck 1 is unexplored, and more specifically, Deck 1-Lower. Here are some blueprints of it. I was wondering if ...
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How was the powerful witch killed by a simple arrow?

In Mulan (2020), I didn't understand how the powerful witch was killed by a single arrow released by Bori Khan: How was the witch able to be killed by just an arrow?
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How does Hagrid track Harry and the Dursleys when they try to escape the letter-sender and how does he travel during that period?

From this quote in Chapter Four-The Keeper of the Keys: “Be grateful if yeh didn’t mention that ter anyone at Hogwarts,” he said. “I’m — er — not supposed ter do magic, strictly speakin’. I was ...
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Why Starfleet ship don't have dedicate boarding party? [duplicate]

I see all the time, important character (i.e: bridge crew), might include the captain and first mate (case of uss shenzhou) are in boarding party. Dead crew result in missing slot at the bridge. Why ...
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Searching for a Harry Potter fanfiction with super!Harry

I'm searching either for one story for for two stories. I'm not sure if the following are part of the same one, or if I'm conflating two things. Harry something something meditated and has super ...

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