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For comparing the adaptations of a particular work to each other, or comparing a work's adaptations to the source work. Always use in conjunction with the relevant work tag/s.

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Does the "fury of the Time Lord" scene occur in the original Human Nature?

The two-part TV episode Human Nature/The Family of Blood was originally a Virgin New Adventures book, also called Human Nature. The TV story ends with this brutal scene (taken from a transcript): ...
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What's the deal with Tek Knight's adaptation from "The Boys" comic book series into "Gen V"?

In the original comics of The Boys, Tek Knight is clearly a parody of Iron Man. Like Iron Man, Tek Knight wears a high-tech armor suit that gives him enhanced abilities and weapons. Tek Knight is also ...
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Is the “probability storm” concept that split Scott and Hope into multiple versions adapted from the comics?

Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne face a strange phenomenon in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania: a “probability storm” that splits them into multiple versions (“possibilities”) of themselves based on “...
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Are the knife/sword fights too fast in Dune (2021)?

"The slow knife penetrates the shield", we are told in both the Dune novel and its 2021 adaptation. Personal shields are meant to stop (or at least, severely slow down) fast-moving objects, ...
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Are The Collector and The Grandmaster related in the MCU?

I have heard in the Marvel Comics that The Collector and The Grandmaster are brothers. I have not read these comics so I do not know the exact sources of the information, but I wonder if this ...
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In The Expanse, which books follow the end of the TV show?

There are 6 seasons and 9 books -- does each book roughly equal to 1 season? Does this mean you can basically jump into book 7 if you have watched the show, but haven't read the books? Does the story ...
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Why did Super Friends change the Darkseid's "Boom Tube" to a "Stargate"?

As a kid, I started reading the original New Gods comics around the same time Darkseid first appeared on the Super Friends television cartoons. One of the peculiar differences I noticed between the ...
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Why do they leave a cookbook on Earth in "To Serve Man"?

This makes no sense except as some dark joke played on linguists. Did the story itself have an explanation, or was the story actually different, like humans steal the book or otherwise find it by ...
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Differences between BBC TV serial and novel of Neverwhere

The novel Neverwhere had a slightly unusual genesis, as the TV series came first in 1996, with the book following in 1997. Inevitably in the process of filming various compromises had to be made so ...
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Why can't Beetlejuice say his own name?

Basically what it says in the title: Why can't Beetlejuice say his own name? The reason I ask is because it seems to be a running theme throughout the franchise---- from the original 1988 film, to the ...
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Is there a listing of all the changes to A Canticle for Leibowitz between the magazine and novel versions?

The original magazine novelettes that became A Canticle for Leibowitz were apparently heavily reworked for the final novel publication, after Miller's conception of the work as a whole changed. Only ...
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Was the Sphere Hunt scene scene in the original publication of The White Mountains?

There is a passage that seems to be present in some copies (or adaptations) of John Christopher's The White Mountains, the first book in the 1967–1968 Tripods trilogy, but which may not have been in ...
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Has Jinx committed similar crimes in the games?

Based on the sources that I have read, in the games Jinx is known for a variety of, if not harmless crimes, at least largely non-lethal ones. For instance, according to the wiki, her misdeeds include: ...
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Were Vi and Jinx hinted to be siblings in the games?

Obviously, in the series Arcane, Vi and Jinx are shown as siblings from the beginning, back when the latter still went by Powder. The games, however, appear to be in a different continuity, and a ...
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Why does Moiraine act this way around the whitecloaks?

From watching the Wheel of Time TV show, I got a pretty confused interpretation of who and what the children of the light/whitecloaks are and what they do (as you can see in this question). There's a ...
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Which scenes in The Burrow are exclusive to the Half-Blood Prince film?

The Half-Blood Prince film mostly takes place in Hogwarts, but it has many scenes in and around The Burrow that I don't recall happening in the book. Which of these are exclusive to the film? I'm ...
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What was the first official film adaptation made of J.R.R. Tolkien's work?

Peter Jackson has made six large budget films adapting The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, and before that there were the animated Rankin Bass and Ralph Bakshi films. However those films began in ...
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What is the first work to base Hogwarts uniforms on modern school uniforms?

The text of the first Harry Potter book describe the school uniform as a black robe with a black cloak, a hat, and dragon hide gloves when hand protection is needed, and I think that's pretty cool. ...
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Does the Foundation show use elements from the prequel books?

I've read the Foundation trilogy and its two sequels, but none of the prequels. The new tv show has a lot of elements which weren't in the original Foundation novellas. Are these things taken from the ...
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In Mimic (about giant insects that evolved to resemble men) -- the story and/or the movie, any indications that the insects are intelligent?

I read the story long ago and my sense was, the insects had to be fairly intelligent to blend in and come to think of it, seemed to be able to, for example, implicitly open doors and other human ...
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Is the Higgs mechanism used in "Solaris" for the screen and how does Lem generate mass?

The movie Solaris pictures an intelligence in the vast dimensions of a star. Solaris has the capability of making people appear out of the void and feeds upon memories. George Clooney plays a guy who ...
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Why did Gandalf change from blue to grey?

Everyone is familiar with Gandalf being described as "Gandalf the Grey", or, later, "Gandalf the White", and he was shown in both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies as ...
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What are the differences between the book and TV Series for Drummer's Storyline?

It's been a while since I read the books but I feel that The Expanse TV Series has drastically changed in regards to Drummer's storyline. From what I remember in the 5th book of The Expanse series (...
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Is Testaments material used a lot in Handmaid's Tale?

I recently read the Handmaid's Tale. I roughly had an idea about how much of the book is used in the series and where the series end in terms of books. This answer also helped me in my decision. So I ...
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How did Crabbe manage to use such a powerful spell?

In the movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II, we see Crabbe manage to unleash the Fiendfyre, ultimately destroying the Room of Requirement in the process. At least in the ...
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Which version of The Return of the King contains this changed line?

In the Extended Version of The Return of the King, when Aragorn uses Andúril to parry an attack from the King of the Dead, the King of the Dead replies: That line was broken! However, for as long as ...
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Why is Frodo so strongly drawn to Minas Morgul?

At around 56 minutes into the Extended Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Frodo is heavily drawn to Minas Morgul, the lair of the Witch-king of Angmar, only narrowly being ...
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Does Sauron have any dialogue in any of the books?

In The Lord of the Rings film adaptions, you can hear Sauron's voice at some points but it's often hard to hear it very well. You can also hear him quite clearly in The Lego Batman Movie, although I ...
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How accurate to the original story is the Witcher Netflix series?

So, I personally have not read the books, or played the games. I was aware of the series and the setting, but that's about it. After watching the series through several times now however, there were ...
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Was there a version of "It's a Wonderful Life" or "The Greatest Gift" involving both of them drowning?

For those unfamiliar, It's a Wonderful Life was adapted from "The Greatest Gift", both involving a man named George, suicidally despondent and about to jump off of a bridge to cash in on his life ...
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What is the meaning of Mr. Deltoid with Alex in Alex's home

Re-watching this scene after many, many years. Had not remembered (or maybe never saw this version?) where Alex, in his underwear, is laying next to Deltoid on the bed. This is a very disturbing scene ...
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Were Hecate and Miss Cackle's personalities based on the books?

In the most recent iteration of the TV show The Worst Witch, two of the teachers are Hecate Hardbroom and the headmistress, Miss Ada Cackle. I couldn't help but notice that their personalities seemed ...
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Has the filial relation between Nightcrawler and Mystique, from the comics, been explicitly excluded from the X-Men Cinematic Universe?

In the comics, Nightcrawler is Mystique's son. I could accept in X2 that it just never comes up, as I don't recall the two being on screen much together (if at all). But with X-Men: Apocalypse and ...
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Does Loras Tyrell have a birthmark in the books?

In s05e06 we see that Loras Tyrell apparently has a birthmark. CERSEI: This testimony is an insult to a great house. Why should The Faith or anyone else take the word of a squire over the heir to ...
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How many men has Cersei slept with?

Since I haven't read the books, I'd like to know exactly how unfaithful she's been over the course of the books and the TV series. From what I can recall off the top of my head from the TV series, ...
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Why was the "bread communication" in the arena of Catching Fire left out in the movie?

In the book, Katniss and her partners received several pieces of bread during the course of the game. The amount and type of bread serves as a countdown for a start of the rebellion. Bread seemed so ...
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Is Draco portrayed in the canon books as good-looking?

In fan-fiction, Draco-Harry and Draco-Hermione pairings are very common. Their popularity is evidenced by the fact that this very site has specific tags for them. This is often attributed to Draco ...
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How accurate is the depiction of Minas Ithil/Morgul in "Middle-earth: Shadow of War"?

In the 2017 video game Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Minas Ithil/Morgul is depicted as a walled citadel with a sprawling city at its foot. How accurate is this when compared with Tolkien's writings?
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Do the GoT books also contain nudity?

In the pilot episode of Game of Thrones, when I first saw a prostitute fully undressing in front of the Tyrion, I almost jumped because my mother had just walked past the TV. I proceeded to turn off ...
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Are there any significant omissions, deletions, or differences between Superman Returns and its novelization?

Is this book a strict novelization? Do it show any significant divergence from the final version of the film? Was it written based on the theatrical releases or earlier scripts?
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Are there any significant omissions, deletions, or differences between the Reeve-era Superman movies and the novelizations?

Are these books strict novelizations? Do they show any significant divergence from the final version of the films? Were they written based on the theatrical releases?
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Why is MCU Thanos inferior to his 616 counterpart? [closed]

In Thanos: Infinity Gauntlet, Thanos was extremely powerful with the Infinity Gauntlet, and would no way get severely injured by Thor's stormbreaker. With the IG, he knew what moves people would make ...
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Are there any differences in deaths between the comic series (The Infinity Gauntlet) and the film (Avengers: Infinity War)

Both in the comic book series The Infinity Gauntlet and its film adaptation Avengers: Infinity Wars does Thanos Are there any differences in deaths between the two events? I'm primarily interested ...
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Is there any reason for Peeta not losing his leg in the movies?

In the book, Peeta's leg is amputated and replaced by a prosthetic. In the movie, he doesn't lose his leg. In the book, Katniss also undergoes treatment for her deaf ear, which is repaired, but this ...
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Is the 2016 "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" TV series a direct adaptation from the books?

In the Wikipedia page for the 2010-12 TV series there is a section in which it's mentioned the TV series is not a direct adaptation from the books: The screenplay of the pilot by Howard Overman is ...
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Are the Infinity Stones in the comics and in the film in the same positions in the Infinity Gauntlet?

Is the placement order of the Infinity Stones in Avengers: Infinity War the same as in the comic books? E.g. the same stone in the center and at each knuckle?
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Why do all Conan the Barbarian movies and TV adaptations stray so much from any of the original stories?

According to Wikipedia, three Conan movies have been made in the past: Conan the Barbarian (1982), Conan the Destroyer (1984) and Conan the Barbarian (2011). On TV, there was the animated series (and ...
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Is The Phoenix part of Jean's mind or a separate entity?

In X-Men: The Last Stand, the Phoenix is shown as a part of Jean's subconscious that needed to be "walled off". Is this the case in the comics as well, or is the Phoenix a separate entity that takes ...
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How did Count Olaf know?

In season 2 of A Series of Unfortunate Events, it's revealed that Count Olaf apparently knew, ! In a world where such information is often difficult* to know, how did Count Olaf know? Guesses: I ...
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Does Jaime Lannister have dyslexia in the books?

In Game of Thrones Tywin Lannister has the following conversation with Arya Stark. Though the point of the conversation is mainly to pry into Arya's secret identity the following sounds like Jaime ...
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