Questions tagged [object-identification]

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What kind of helmets are these?

I've been troubled by helmets recently. Namely, artwork of Horus leading the Sons of Horus into battle. The image shows all sorts of variations of space marine helmets ranging from the Mk4 helmet to ...
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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 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 class is the starship with angled nacelles in the Second Battle of Chin'toka?

What is the Federation starship class that immediately comes into view with angled warp nacelles in the following clip? Just to be clear, this is the ship that is ...
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What are the objects drawn at the start of The Warlock's Hairy Heart in Tales of Beedle the Bard?

The Tales of Beedle the Bard has a small drawing from J.K. Rowling at the start of each story. I found some of these difficult to interpret. The most puzzling one is the drawing at the start of “...
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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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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 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 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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What items are shown in this panel of All-Star Superman?

This panel from All-Star Superman shows part of Superman's Fortress of Solitude. (Note that "Superman's Forbidden Room" is the name of the story, not the area shown.) You can see the city of Kandor ...
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Can these sigils Ned saw at the tourney be identified?

In the first book A Game of Thrones, during the tourney being held in honor of the new Hand of the King, Ned is walking through the ground and notices the following sigils: The shields displayed ...
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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 were the cylindrical structures Rey was salvaging from in the Star Destroyer?

In the beginning of The Force Awakens, Rey is shown to be salvaging components from large cylindrical structures in what appears to be a crashed Star Destroyer's hangar. Is there any information (cue ...
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What are all these Harry Potter objects?

The first three or four were especially confusing to me, I'm not sure what they are. What are all these Harry Potter objects? (it's apparently from this article, though I couldn't view the page).
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What is the ID of all these ships?

Based on this question asking to identify the silhouette of Buck Rogers' star fighter, someone posted a link to pic of the larger collage of ships the question was based on. What is the ID of all ...
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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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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 was the initial escape ship of Rey and Finn?

In The Force Awakens, Rey and Finn first head for a ship in order to escape the planet. Once it was destroyed by the TIE fighters, they ended up onto the Millennium Falcon. But, what was the initial ...
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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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Is the Clanger's tandem rocket used in any episode?

During the title sequence of nu-Clangers (the third season released in 2015), two Clangers ride a tandem rocket past the Hoot planet. But I don't remember it appearing in any of the stories; does ...
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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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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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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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Unknown equipment on the back of some runabouts

The runabouts in Deep Space Nine sometimes have additional equipment on their backs; this is a screenshot from S02E15 (Paradise), showing the Orinoco in the background with the unknown equipment & ...
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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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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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To whom does each of these lightsabers belong?

These lightsabers look like they're from the Star Wars films: These lightsabers look like they're from the Star Wars non-film universe: To whom does each of these lightsabers belong?
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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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What are these Star Wars Lego figures supposed to be?

My guess is they're pod racers....
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What were the objects Rey was salvaging in the Star Destroyer hangar?

In The Force Awakens, Rey is shown salvaging components from cylindrical structures in a crashed Star Destroyer's hangar. Is there any information (cue the TFA Visual Dictionary, Incredible Cross-...
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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 franchises are these weapons and objects from?

I think some have featured on a past post of mine ;)
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What do the markings on Obi-Wan's ship mean?

In Revenge of the Sith we catch a glimpse of some strange markings on the side of Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter. Do we know what they mean?
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(Space)ship identification

I just bought this miniature from my local comic shop. It was near some toy micro machines of Star Wars but I failed to find the ship by browsing the vehicles section in the Star Wars.com databank. ...
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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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Jake Sisko: Space Cosby?

Did Jake Sisko ever wear this remarkably ugly sweater on screen, or was it just for a this photoshoot?
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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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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 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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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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Identify a sci-fi painting of a man in a space suit flying just above a horde of aliens

I remember a painting in a book from when I was a child. I think it was an anthology or encyclopaedia of sci-fi or something like that, and it was very large. There were several paintings in the book, ...
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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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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 character is this black cat figurine in Guardians of the Galaxy?

I have a picture of Yondu's figurine collection from Guardians of the Galaxy. The black cat figurine (second from the right) is quite familiar to me, but I can't place it. I'm pretty sure it is from ...
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What are the things in Dr Who, Season 08, episode 10?

In Dr Who Season 08 episode 10, "In the Forest of the Night", are the Basically, what are they?
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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 nations are represented by the flags in the background in the episode Rapture?

In the season 5 episode "Rapture", during the ceremony scene, in the background we can see a number of colourful flags. One is quite clearly the flag of the Federation... But there are at ...
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How many characters from Derek Hales family do we know exist (dead and living)?

In Teen Wolf Derek Hale's whole family was either ripped in half, burnt or off hiding, not counting Peter and Malia. Does anyone know any other members of his family, could you name them?
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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 ...