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What is the small red planet/moon behind the fleet in the second shot of Return of the Jedi?

In the second shot of Return of the Jedi, there is what looks like a small red planet or moon visible behind the fleet of Star Destroyers: Is this intended to be the planet Endor or just another moon?...
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What are the fantasy or sci-fi-related objects on display in Jack Rooney's bedroom?

In the 2024 Netflix adaptation of 3 Body Problem, there is a scene in Jack Rooney's bedroom. On some shelves, there are a number of toys/memorabilia representing a number of fantasy/sci-fi franchises. ...
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Which Star Wars comics does this page (featuring Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine by Mark Mckenna) come from?

Which Star Wars comics does this page (featuring Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine by Mark Mckenna) come from?
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What are these objects shown in the movie, Avatharam (2014)...?

In the movie, Avatharam (2014), some entities are shown. Here are a few screenshots of them: And here is a video itself: Are these a part of science fiction? What are ...
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Identify this Star Trek badge with gamma-like symbol

I have looked and looked on Google images, eBay, Amazon, Star Trek shop, Memory Alpha... There are no references whatsoever to this badge design yet I obtained this commercially available example 20+ ...
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What is a top-shaped ship in Battlestar Galactica?

Some years ago, I found an old copy of the novelization of Battlestar Galactica in a second-hand bookshop. The book featured a large, symmetrical, top-shaped spaceship either on the cover, or in ...
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Which ship classes are depicted in the cover art for the Imperial Radch books?

Which classes of ship are which in the art on the covers of the three books in the Imperial Radch series?
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Yellowish-gold double bars (lieutenant's bars?) on Star Wars characters?

During The Clone Wars series, we see Ahsoka Tano's headband has two yellowish-gold double bars at the temples (looks like lieutenant's bars): We see something similar in The Mandalorian on Bo-Katan ...
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What fairytale provided Big Jack Horner's staff?

All of Big Jack Horner's tools are explicit references to fairytales, or at the very least famous children's stories/movies. The hand that turns people to gold is from the story of King Midas, the &...
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Do any images exist of Moff Gideon's combat helmet?

It is notable that Moff Gideon's dark-colored battle armor and cape resemble the style of Darth Vader/Kylo Ren. As an Imperial officer equipped for hand-to-hand combat, I can't imagine Moff Gideon ...
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What are these weapons in My Adventures with Superman s1e7 "Kiss kiss fall in portal"?

Without getting to specific on spoilers, we see a rack of weapons and arms in My Adventures with Superman s1e7. I recognize a few of these, and from that I can assume most if not all reference ...
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What Spider-Man suits are in Peter Parker's secret hideout in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse?

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Miles Morales, Peter B. Parker, and Gwen Stacy visit Aunt May’s home. She leads them to Peter Parker’s secret hideout, where they see several Spider-Man ...
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What is the ship called that transports Yoda and the clones into the arena in Episode II?

It is open on the sides and Yoda looks out of it and stands in front of clones. They are coming to rescue Anakin, Obi-Wan and Padmé.
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What is the palace on the floor of the great sea Haloisi Velike in Tolkien's early drawing "I vene kemen"

J.R.R. Tolkien's early (1916-1920) drawing I Vene Kemen is a depiction of Arda (not called that yet) in the form of a ship: Christopher Tolkien included this drawing in The Book of Lost Tales, Part I,...
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What creature did Boba encounter while digging for water?

In S01E01 of the The Book of Boba Fett, "Stranger in a Strange Land", during a flashback scene Boba is tasked by a Tusken villager to dig for water pods with another captive. During this ...
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What else is in the TVA's junk drawer?

In episode 1 of Loki when Loki visits the TVA he sees: From this question Whose photo is this? we can see that the TVA put multiple items of value (in our reality) into the drawer. Can anybody ...
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Which Marvel Superhero does this logo belong to?

A colleague has an accessory with a collection of Marvel Character logos and we haven't been able to identify one, with Google not yielding anything helpful, It has a Hydra and an Avengers logo so ...
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What is the magazine advert on Dennis Nedry's desk

I wondered if someone may help me to identify the advert of the open magazine on Nedry's desktop in Jurassic Park. It looks like a computer advert with purple 3D mesh and some graphs. It's possible to ...
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What are these symbols in the corridors of star destroyers?

I was watching the star destroyer flythrough and noticed these odd symbols all over the corridors. What are they?
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What fluid was the Rebel ground crew pumping into the starfighters?

At the end of Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), I noticed one ground tech closing a plastic true union ball valve and disconnecting a plastic flexible corrugated hose from a side port of one of the X-...
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Why were some fleet troopers wearing a beige baseball cap?

During the Royal Award Ceremony in the final scene of the film Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (1977), some fleet troopers can be seen wearing a beige baseball cap. A behind-the-scenes photo allows ...
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Italian dust jacket with Harry without his glasses

This excerpt from an article which is a biography of JK Rowling says that there exists an Italian dust jacket featuring Harry without his glasses. Can anybody confirm its existence and show it here? ...
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What does the logo on Luke's Skyhopper mean?

In the garage scene of Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), we see Luke Skywalker playing with a model of his grounded T-16 Skyhopper. There is a tiny logo on the model that is difficult to notice. The logo ...
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What story do "Flits", tiny, highly magical beings, come from?

What story do "Flits", tiny, highly magical beings, come from? My source: Pixies sort of remind me of Flits from a book I once read, tiny but with extreme magic powers, not to be messed ...
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What is this plastic toy?

I found this sci-fi model toy in my house. What is it supposed to be?
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Are these plush dolls based on a fantastical character or creature?

There's a picture of a plush doll that's making the rounds on Twitter: The tweet wonders whether they are antisemitic caricatures of Jews, which it definitely can be, based on the hats and long noses....
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What film are these medical beds from?

I've seen some pretty wild conspiracy theories about magical "med-beds" that can cure any disease but are being suppressed by governments. These pictures were posted claiming to be photos of ...
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What's the little black box on Nedry's Desk in Jurassic Park?

Do you have any idea what this little black box is on Nedry's desk? I think it's a computer peripheral, but I can't identify what it is. It opens with a glazed part on top. In another part of the film,...
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Are any of these ships from other movies?

At the end of Spaceballs there is a scene set at a diner / gas station / space station thing. Here we clearly see several Winnebago style ships as well as the Millennium Falcon. Are any of these ...
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What is the toroidal device that Cassian is carrying to Jedha?

In Rogue One, while Cassian and Jyn try to contact someone who could take them to Saw Gerrera, we can notice that Cassian is carrying a backpack with a big round device with a hose tied to it. The ...
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What is C-3PO working on in this video?

This awesome PSA from the 70’s is super cool to watch. I love the retro-feel of all the electronics in the room and it kinda makes me think of Andor. It’s driving me crazy but I can’t figure out what ...
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In E. J. Patten’s book Return to Exile, what is the tree like thing

In the book, Solomon Rose fought one of these things. The tree thing was described as having white eyes and mouth and eyes looked like they were cut out. Also, which identification would be correct?
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What is the bio-hazard with an eye symbol on Moody's pocket watch?

In the film version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire we see Moody with a pocket watch that he uses several times. Click image to enlarge. It has a bio-hazard like symbol with an eye in the ...
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Language in the Jinx fantasy series

In the Jinx series by Sage Blackwood, there is a language where to speak a sentence, you open the first word in half, insert the second and split in half. Repeat till your sentence is finished. I ...
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Need help in identifying this action figure

I was going through my old toys when i came across this - I remember getting this around 2016-2017 from London, can somebody please help me in identifying this character? I am pretty sure we can ...
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What's the green toy set besides Yondu's bed in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"...?

What's the green toy set besides Yondu's bed, during his farewell ceremony in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2...? From what I can tell, it was placed there by Gamora. This video shows the whole scene.
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Where is this logo seen in the Witcher franchise?

I found this necklace online which says it's from the Witcher franchise. Could someone verify where exactly was this logo portrayed in the games?
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What ships are on this T-Shirt?

I came across this T-shirt mentioned on Facebook, with a link to where you can order it from, and got a higher quality image from it. Now, I know most of them: A. Top left : Star Fury - B5 B. Central ...
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Do we know who owned the lightsabers that The Path had?

In episode 5 of Obi-Wan Kenobi we land at the Jabiim and the headquarters of The Path. There's a bit of downtime and Obi-Wan has a look about. He notices some Aurebesh writing on the wall with Jedi ...
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This sculpture in google maps looks very familliar - what is it?

I spotted this sculpture on google maps. You can see it slightly left of center behind the weeds... Who or what is it? Update: Here is a new photo 19-Sep-2016:
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What do the colors in the ID plates worn by the Rebel Alliance mean?

We can observe in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) that rebel soldiers, snowspeeder pilots and sensor controllers, stationed at Echo Base on Hoth, wore uniforms with distinguishing ...
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How did Christine Palmer protect Doctor Strange?

In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Doctor Strange uses the dreamwalking technique in a surprising way and consequently comes under attack from the spirits of the damned. Christine Palmer ...
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To whom does each of these wands belong?

To whom does each of these wands belong? Note: inspired by this meta question
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Toy identification: Transformer knockoff - Big Blue Head

I know it's not a story I'm trying to identify, but it's the closest place I can find to ask. I'm trying to remember the name of a toy I had as a kid (in the late 1980s or early 1990s), and have never ...
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Whose derelict ship do Boimler and Mariner find?

In LD: Where Pleasant Fountains Lie, Ensigns Boimler and Mariner find a crashed starship that AGIMUS tries to influence them to salvage. I've watched and rewatched this scene and can't quite figure ...
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What are these two superhero(?) images that potentially look like the James Webb Space Telescope?

This Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope tweet says: I wonder if they will let me hang up my favorite superhero posters in the @NASAGoddard cleanroom? I cannot wait to join these fantastic telescopes! ...
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What are these creatures on the cover of Kane Chronicles: The Throne of Fire?

What are these two creatures? I feel that they could be either tjesu heru, Sure enough, Menshikov's staff began to writhe and grow. Great, I thought. Another serpent. But something was wrong with ...
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What object is Dr. Boyce holding in the briefing room?

In the scene from "The Cage" where the officers agree to use the ship's power to destroy the entrance to the Talosians' underground complex, Dr. Boyce can be seen holding an object that ...
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What is a tabukuk?

Near the beginning of Keith Laumer's A Plague of Demons,* two spies are meeting in a restaurant in North Africa, and one sweeps their table for surveillance devices. We went through a ritual of hand ...
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What is this red thing on a Jurassic Park poster?

I came across this Jurassic Park poster and I was puzzled by something I didn’t recognize. In the top right there’s a red shape peeking out from behind the Jurassic Park gate. What is this red thing?