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Does anyone know what this fantasy script is from?

My friend keeps on writing it, yet he won't tell me where it's from. He says the third line from the top says : "for what reason."
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What are those "sticks" on Jyn Erso's back?

After my wife and I first viewed Rogue One we both walked away and mutually we had one question hanging around. What are these two stick/sword things hanging from Jyn's back? To my recollection, she ...
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What is this painting on the Enterprise showing?

In the TNG episode "The Best of Both Worlds" Part 1, Commander Shelby is given guest quarters on the Enterprise. Her quarters contain the painting shown below: What is the inverted tear-drop-like ...
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Is this a laptop in the Weasley's house?

Recently I've watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 again and a little piece of something made me curious. It's definitely thin enough for being a laptop (display), it's tilted like a ...
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Spaceship from a film or show that is semi circular in shape with a section jutting out of the middle

I was out with friends last night and we went into a sci-fi bar where they have props and models all over the place. We had fun identifying all the ships, costumes and stuff, but one model had us ...
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What are Imperial officers wearing here?

Most, if not all Imperial officers are dressed in variants of the same uniform: As you can observe above, there are two main accessories decorating the uniform on the chest: the rank insignia and ...
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Is the tartan worn by Scotty in "Savage Curtain" an actual clan tartan?

In the Star Trek TOS episode "Savage Curtain", Scotty is shown wearing a tartan and a sporran as part of his dress uniform, as seen below: Is this an actual clan tartan, and if so, to which clan does ...
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What is Darth Vader holding on the cover of the original Star Wars novelization?

On the cover of some versions of Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader is holding something in his hand. It seems to be comprised of some strings with multicolored objects ...
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Where in the Star Wars original trilogy does this translucent green orb in a circular dish appear?

This is a Star Wars poster that I own: It's a collage of different scenes, characters and other elements from the Original Trilogy. Near the top is this orb, apparently floating above a hole in a ...
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Are these figurines from any recognisable franchise?

As a kid in the eighties, I used to play with these plastic space soldiers, lovingly painted by my grandfather. I just rediscovered them and immediately wondered if they're from an actual franchise, ...
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What franchises are these weapons from?

The numbers refer to the weapon before them unless that weapon is last on the line. (Also if anyone has a more complete screenshot of the remaining weapons or of ones with cut off portions please ...
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What are those two silvery objects resting on Ben Kenobi's table when R2-D2 plays Princess Leia's message?

In "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope", when R2-D2 plays the holographic recording of Princess Leia at Ben Kenobi's house, Leia's image is projected on a round stone table where two silvery objects, ...
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What is the bottom left object in this picture of fantasy items?

Recently I found it this picture on facebook. My friends and I have tried to figure out what is the object (or weapon) that appears in the bottom left corner of the picture under Gandalf's staff. ...
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In Loki, who is in this photo at the bottom of this box?

In season 1 episode 1 of Loki series when Loki visits the TVA he sees I would like to know whose photo is present in the drawer.
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What is this Star Wars LEGO figure?

What is this? Found it in an old Star Wars advent calendar. Not sure if it's custom or official, and I will appreciate any good guesses.
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Where is this triangular-shaped space station from?

I came across this image on Facebook. It looks similar to Deep Space Nine. A reverse image search on Google revealed that the station is from an old Chinese television show. Now I am wondering does ...
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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 were the titles of the seventeen DVDs owned by Sally Sparrow?

In the "Blink" episode (Season 3, episode 10), Sally learns that the Doctor is attempting to communicate with her through hidden messages called "Easter Eggs" within seventeen separate DVDs. Larry, ...
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What were those lines in the opening shot of Rogue One?

In Rogue One, after the words A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... appear on the screen, it immediately cuts to a shot of mostly empty space. I say mostly because there are some weird lines ...
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Star Wars references in this drawing

What are all the Star Wars references in this drawing by O'lee Graphiste?
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What are these spaceship silhouettes?

I know a few of them but I don't recognize them all.
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Whose head is in Janeway's ready room?

On Star Trek: Voyager, Captain Janeway keeps a sculpture of a head on a shelf near her desk in her ready room. Whose head is it?
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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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What is this object seen in Mos Eisley spaceport?

This object can be seen in Mos Eisley spaceport in Star Wars: Episode IV. I’ve always wondered what its purpose is. Do we know?
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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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Old fantasy image depicting a kid in a space suit building sandcastles on the moon

I'm looking for an old image seen in the 1980s. Stylistically, it looks like it could have been by Boris Vallejo or Julie Bell (both famous for heroic fantasy covers and pictures), but as far as I ...
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What are these tower-like things outside Luke's home on Tatooine?

On Tatooine outside Luke's house, there are these small tower-like objects outside Luke's home. There are 3-4 of them. The same thing can also be seen outside of Obi-Wan's house as well. What are ...
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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?
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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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Identify this arrowhead-like gold icon on a blue background

I came across this list of upcoming comic movies: Click image to enlarge. But I don't recognise this icon, can anyone tell me what/who it represents? Click image to enlarge.
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What are the orange plates on Picard's desk?

As you can see in the below image and, as I'm sure most TNG watchers would have noticed, there are a series of orange 'plates' on Picard's desk. Does anyone know what these are? (Does Picard ever use ...
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What is this item in the movie Aliens?

There is a well-known image from James Cameron's science-fiction movie Aliens (1986) showing Ripley and Newt escaping from the queen and her xenomorphic fellows (see below). One of the two heroines (I ...
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What is this monument in the intro of Stargate SG-1 Season 4?

I always wondered what the Monument in the intro of Season4/5 in Stargate SG-1 is: To me, it looks like the Sphinx, but the hat is too big/high.
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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 stories and characters are referenced in this painting of a Science Fiction and Fantasy Lounge?

This image depicts a fantasy version of the Storm Crow Alehouse, a real-world fantasy themed tavern. This one is obviously filled with various references to fictional works. Can we identify the whole ...
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What are all these items from the Narnia books?

My favourite edition of CS Lewis's Narnia series has covers featuring a variety of significant items from the books wrapped around by twining leaves and branches, as shown in the image below (from The ...
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"Star Trek: Discovery" Uniforms: what is the meaning of their colors?

The new Starfleet Uniforms from Star Trek: Discovery are very distinctive and different from anything that we have seen before: Especially their color scheme is decisively a new thing when compared ...
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What are the names of all the sci-fi vessels in this artwork?

This artwork is described as featuring "over 120 locations, vessels, and characters." The locations are labeled and there are only a few characters, so that leaves the vessels. Many I recognize (see ...
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What is the complete list of ships in the Futurama Mobius Dick graveyard for us die hard scifi fans?

In the episode Möbius Dick, the Planet Express crew travel trough a spaceship graveyard in Bermuda Tetrahedron. You could watch a video of this scene on comedycentral.com. We have confirmed 13 of the ...
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Can anybody ID this ship silhouette? [duplicate]

Been driving myself and a group of friends absolutely crazy.
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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 these large-scale, human power-plant-tending robots from The Matrix movies have a name, in-universe or out?

Do these large-scale, human power-plant-tending robots from The Matrix movies have a name, in-universe or out? Source This one (found with search engine) already has a Stack Exchange imgur ID ...
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Is there a Canon/Legend explanation of the symbols on two vessels inside the Tantive IV?

All these years I've been wondering about the meaning of these two polygonal symbols painted on the vessels or tanks located in the room where Vader chokes Captain Antilles, at the beginning of Star ...
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Is it possible to identify the wands in the Wizarding World logo?

The Official Wizarding World logo depicts several wands: click to enlarge The middle wand seems to be the Elder Wand. Is it possible to identify the other wands (as in who are their owners)?
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What werewolf hunter uses this equipment (crossbow and hat)?

Science Fiction Stack Exchange and some other Stack Exchange sites are currently running a game called the "Winter bash" where users can earn "hats", overlay images they can add to their user avatar. ...
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What is the ship in this scene?

At the end of the Star Wars Rebels episode "The Lost Commanders", an Inquisitor on a Lambda-class shuttle enters the docking bay of Agent Callus' Star Destroyer. To the right of the shuttle are ...
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Can you identify these Fantasy / Sci-Fi Weapons from Grrl Power?

Previously, I've been very iffy on these sorts of posts, but I figure it's worth a try. These images are from Comic #408 of Grrl Power. The author has stated: Most of these are pulled from comics, ...
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Which character does this "stunt" lightsaber belong to? It appeared in Star Wars Ep II

Does anyone know which character this stunt lightsaber belonged to in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones? A bit of background: I worked on the film for nearly 12 months. Was generously gifted the ...
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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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Does the Foundation from Asimov's novels have an emblem?

I'm well aware that the Galactic Empire from Isaac Asimov's has a famous emblem consisting of the "Spaceship and Sun". I was wondering if the Foundation itself1 has an equivalent emblem described or ...
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