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What legal problems prevented T’Pau from being used in “Star Trek: Enterprise?”

While wandering through a Star Trek rabbit hole, I came across this tidbit on the Wikipedia page for T'Pol; bold emphasis is mine: “Series producer Rick Berman said they originally intended that a ...
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Were silver highlights added to Darth Vader's helmet to make its surface seem more reflective?

In the Original Trilogy, the costumes used for Darth Vader's helmet were not all black, but had silver highlights applied in an alternating pattern: Screenshot from A New Hope (via Reddit) The effect ...
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What was the reason for the cancellation of 1899 after the first season?

1899 was cancelled by Netflix after its first season. According to the Wikipedia article on 1899, Netflix announced a few days after release that 1899 was in 58 countries the most watched product of ...
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Was the main story arc of 1899 completed in the season it had?

I really enjoyed Dark. 1899 is by the same creators, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar. Unfortunately, it was cancelled after just a single season. Is there any sense of completion in that single season,...
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What factors led to Disney retconning Star Wars Legends in favor of the new Disney Canon?

The Star Wars Expanded Universe is the culmination of decades of work with thousands of new characters and a multitude of plotlines, cultures and worlds, and which has been approved by LucasFilm via ...
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Was the end of episode 'sting' missing or moved for She-Hulk episode five?

Up until episode five of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, after the water colour credits there's usually a post credit sting. I can't tell if the changing room scene was the sting for that episode or if the ...
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What has been changed in Stranger Things since it was originally released?

In a recent Variety interview with the Duffer Brothers (creators of Stranger Things) they state this: We have George Lucas’d things also that people don’t know about,” he continued, while declining ...
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Similarities between TOS "The Apple" and "Who Mourns for Adonais" phaser sequences

Something I didn't pick up on when watching the original airings, but noticed while watching re-runs a very long time ago: At the climax of "Who Mourns for Adonais", Kirk orders the ship to ...
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Why are there Asian subtitles in some renderings of these shots?

In the Star Trek original series episode "The Naked Time", there is a short sequence in which Spock makes his way from the bridge to engineering, encountering a delirious crewman along the ...
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Why was Gloria Baker's Shark never released as a toy?

Wikipedia informs me that Gloria Baker's Shark — a Porsche 928 that could turn into a submarine — was never released as a toy, even though this was her main vehicle in the TV series. Considering that ...
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Salaries of Star Trek Guest Stars

What was the salary range of the guest stars on the original Star Trek series?
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Was the pipe-weed on the set of the Lord of the Rings films real or fake?

Hollywood has been wrestling with the thorny problem of smoking-depiction in films ever since tobacco went out of fashion in the 1990s, replacing on-set smoking with herbal cigarettes, e-cigs and CGI. ...
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Who did Taskmaster's stunts?

There's a pretext for this question which is a spoiler: So Which stunt actor(s) played Taskmaster? Was it different actors for different fighting styles?
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How big were the shooting models used in the original Thunderbirds TV show?

This is from a production perspective of the 1964-1966 Thunderbirds TV series. The various Thunderbirds vehicles appear in numerous shots including bay scenes as their pilots are transferred aboard ...
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Why is Stephen Fry's narration of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone an hour longer than Jim Dale's on Audible?

Since the pandemic, J.K. Rowling released Stephen Fry's version of the audio book for free. However, the Jim Dale version is 8 hours 18 minutes and Stephen Fry's version is 9 hours 33 minutes. I know ...
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Has the Key House set been used in another Sci-Fi show?

I've just started watching Locke & Key and a number of the internal sets used for Key House seem very familiar, but I can't recall what show I've seen them in before. The Hallway and Study in ...
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What happened to the plans for a 3D re-release of Star Wars?

Back before Disney bought the franchise, Lucasfilm was working on re-re-remastered versions of the 6 Star Wars films that were supposed to be released in theaters - this time in 3D! If I remember ...
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Which was The Phantom Menace movie gross, $1027+ millions or $924+ millions?

According to List of highest grossing films Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace gross was $1027 millions. But according to Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Star Wars: Episode I –...
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How were the scenes featuring Princess Leia in The Rise of Skywalker filmed?

As we know, our beloved princess, Carrie Fisher, died before the script for The Rise of Skywalker was even finished. According to this answer, digitally recreating her image was out of the question. ...
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Why did George Lucas set Star Wars in the past instead of the future?

I always found it interesting that Star Wars is set in the distant past instead of the (more obvious) future. Has George Lucas ever commented why he chose to do that?
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How many sequences is the most ever shown in a Game of Thrones intro?

I notice that the locations shown in Game Of Thrones opening title sequence change from episode to episode, presumably to reflect the locations of the major characters. What's the most amount of ...
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What does the alternate ending to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle entail?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, alternate endings to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle were considered. And when viewers watched Dwayne Johnson's character contemplate staying in the game at the ...
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Why was Poe Dameron re-written to survive in The Force Awakens?

The Episode VII crawl sets up POE DAMERON as a key character: Leia has sent her most daring pilot on a secret mission to Jakku, where an old ally has discovered a clue to Luke’s whereabouts…. But ...
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Why do the new Star Trek series have so few episodes in each season?

Star Trek: Discovery has around 15 episodes in each season, and Picard is going to have only 10. But The Next Generation and Voyager had nearly 30 episodes in each season. Why don't they produce ...
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Why the retro atmosphere to the town Will visits in Lost in Space "Return from Outer Space" (1965)?

In the first season episode of Lost in Space (1965) "Return from Outer Space", Will is teleported to Earth, ending up in a town in Vermont. It has a feel very like Bedford Falls in "It's a Wonderful ...
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Lost in Space (1965) first season sets

I've been watching the "original" Lost in Space (1965), "rediscovering" it having only vague memories of watching it in its original run. At the start of the first broadcast episode (not referring to ...
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Why do these communicators from Star Trek differ?

In the picture below, the communicator's buttons and pattern in the center differ from each other. Was there any direct intent to make them look different from although still similar to each other? I ...
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Had William Sadler ever been considered for a role in The Walking Dead?

The Wikipedia article on Frank Darabont, original executive producer of The Walking Dead (TWD) explains that he works regularly with some actors. For example, Jeffrey DeMunn participated in many of ...
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Does Infinity War have the most credited people ever (so far)?

Having just seen Avengers: Infinity War, and, of course, waiting around until after the credits for the inevitable post-credits scene, it's quite noticeable that an immense number of people worked on ...
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In Star Trek, which planet was 'forcibly relocated' twice by the scriptwriters?

In one of the Star Trek nitpickers guides, Phil Farrand notes that there was a planet which was on the Federation side of a border with a hostile alien species. After a cease fire and neutral zone was ...
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Did Michelle Yeoh do her own stunts in this scene?

In episode 13, What's Past Is Prologue, Emperor Georgiou and Michael engage in hand-to-hand combat with Mirror Universe Lorca. Full video of the scene linked here. (warning, even the YouTube title of ...
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How is the Game of Thrones series being made when there are no new books by Martin to base it on?

How is the Game of Thrones TV series made, when there are no books written by Martin yet to base it on? I've read all of the books and watched all of the episodes, but I don't get it. Season 7 is ...
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How many times has the in-production Robotech live action movie changed director already?

A Robotech live action movie was first announced in 2007. Since then, they changed company, and a different director was announced more than once. Yesterday, I saw the new of an Argentine "Andrés ...
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Why did Imperial Star Destroyers change?

Obviously the in universe reason that the Imperial-I star destroyer in ANH was replaced by the Imperial-II star destroyer in ESB/RotJ is because it's better in some way (cheaper, more effective, ...
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What was the cost to produce one episode of Galaxy Rangers?

I remember reading somewhere that the production was, at the time, USD $1,000,000 per episode. The only source I could find now is a comment on amazon, stating the entire production cost $65 ...
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Was Return of the Jedi released in Japan as Revenge of the Jedi?

As is commonly known, the working title of Return of the Jedi was, for some time, Revenge of the Jedi. This was even used on early promotional material and on a teaser trailer. In this video by ...
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Is/was General Leia Organa expected to be in the next episodes (VIII and IX) of Star Wars?

With the death of Carrie Fisher, does it have any impact on the next Star Wars films, episodes VIII and IX? Was she slated to be on 8-9? Has principal photography started with her on camera?
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Is Face the Raven's village set reused for The Husbands of River Song?

The episode "Face the Raven" partly takes place in a hidden village within London. The Christmas special "The Husbands of River Song" also features a village having a very similar aesthetic. Are ...
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1.21 Gigawatts or 2.21 Gigawatts?

In the original "Back to the Future" movie, Doc has his famous "1.21 Gigawatts" scene. But I noticed today that the French version actually is translated "2,21 Gigawatts" (deux virgule vingt et un ...
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Why was the colour of Luke's lightsaber changed from blue to green between the trailer and the release of Return of the Jedi?

This answer showed me something I didn't know: that Luke's lightsaber was blue in the first trailer for Return of the Jedi. As we know, Luke used a green lightsaber ...
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Which episodes of Star Trek TNG led to their writers becoming regular staff?

Most TV episodes, and it seems so for TNG too, are written by existing writing staff, or come from freelance screenplays whose writers rarely, if ever contribute to the show again. Occasionally an ...
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Why does Riker pronounce "charade" two different ways?

I learned this interesting fact from a comment on a YouTube video yesterday. In this scene from Future Imperfect, notice how Jonathan Frakes pronounces "charade" (at 1:55): ...
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Why were Series 6 and 7 split into two parts?

Nearly every series of new (post-2005) Doctor Who, excluding specials, has comprised a sequence of weekly episodes: Series 1: weekly from 26 March 2005 to 18 June 2005 Series 2: weekly from 15 April ...
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Is Hulu's version of Trigun edited?

Recently, I've been watching Trigun on Hulu. It seems to have the occasional awkward cut, and the narrative seems to noticeably jump sometimes. I don't know if this is due to editing for content or ...
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How are lightsabers digitally rendered? [duplicate]

A while ago, I thought one could use trigonometry. Simply have the actors hold the base of the light saber, and the stick part would be generated by the computer.
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Whose voice was dubbed in for Flash Gordon?

In the 1980 film Flash Gordon, the lead actor, Sam J. Jones playing Flash Gordon himself, departed from the project before post-production, leading to many of his lines being dubbed over by another ...
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Star Trek: Enterprise - Episode Carbon Creek, song ID

In the episode Carbon Creek of Star Trek: Enterprise, T'pol's great-grandmother T'Mir crash lands with several other Vulcans outside a town named Carbon Creek, Pennsylvania—hence the name of the ...
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Is Moffat leaving Doctor Who?

I've heard it as a rumour from a few friends, but can this really be happening? Is there a trustworthy source that validates this claim? Also, why is he leaving, and who is to replace him? I'm rather ...
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Working titles of Star Wars films?

I learned from this question that Blue Harvest was the working title of Star Wars Episode VI (Return of the Jedi), and it made me wonder: did any of the other Star Wars films have similarly surprising ...
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Why did it take 11(ish) years to make Deadpool?

According to several stories regarding the just released Deadpool movie, it is stated Ryan Reynolds (who had played a previous version of Deadpool) had to wait 11 years to play the main character in ...
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