Questions tagged [production]

The act of creating a work (esp. movies: filming).

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During the production and screenwriting of Empire Strikes Back, was it Leia who was planned to be “The Other”?

In Empire Strikes Back, Yoda says to the spirit of Obi-Wan: Obi-Wan: "that boy is our last hope" Yoda: "There is another" And in Return of the Jedi, they reveal that he was talking about Leia. ...
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Match-up between Ten Forward windows (interior) and Enterprise D exterior

Is this a production goof or am I just not seeing the connection? Am I wrong or do the windows of Ten Forward not fit anywhere on the complete saucer section exterior of the Enterprise D? Shots ...
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Warp entry visual effect

This is a real-world question about the inspiration behind a visual effect. In the Star Trek: TNG series, several episodes depict a view out the windows of Enterprise D's Ten Forward as the ship ...
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How were the lightsaber effects done in Star Wars?

According to Wookieepedia, the the props are made of wood. Also, due to the brittleness of the stunt blades used during this fight, which were little more than wooden dowels, Diamond was forced to ...
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On what kind of media are the lost (and now recovered!) Doctor Who episodes stored?

According to this article and several others like it on the web, the missing Doctor Who episodes (mostly Hartnell & Troughton) were located in Ethopia and will be released "soon." I'm curious, ...
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What are the machines in the Matrix doing?

In The Matrix, the machines won the war against humans. They have incredibly efficient production and lots of energy. What are they doing in the meantime? What purpose do these machines have? I could ...
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Was this a case of executive meddling?

Was Donna meant to die in the Stolen Earth/The Journey End? There were several cases of foreshadowing her death, and Dalek Cann explicitly said "One will die". She could easily have died from brain ...
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Who played the Airperson who was verbally shoved aside by McKay in “The Intruder”?

Who portrays the delightful Airperson to whom McKay barks "Airperson, don't be there!" around midway through Stargate: Atlantis's excellent second-season episode [S02E02], "The Intruder"? As she is a ...
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Did Patrick Stewart nearly leave Star Trek at the end of Season 3?

I recently heard that Patrick Stewart wanted to leave TNG in the middle of his contract...something about his wanting more creative control of his character. I believe that this negotiation took ...
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Why the name changes for Janeway?

According to Wikipedia, Geneviève Bujold wanted Voyager's Janeway's first name to be changed from Elizabeth to Nicole. Later, Kate Mulgrew requested the name to be changed again to Kathryn. Why did ...
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Did George Lucas popularise the yell that is used in every star wars movie and is generally in other movies?

In every star wars movie, there is this distinct yell. It is generally used once. What is the origin of this scream? Was it popularised by George Lucas?
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Does Stan Lee get paid for his appearances in Marvel movies?

Stan Lee appears in a lot of Marvel movies, such titles include: The Amazing Spider-Man The Avengers Thor The Incredible Hulk Spider-Man 3 X-Men: The Last Stand Fantastic Four Spider-Man 2 Hulk ...
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What is the origin of all Star Wars movies?

Please dispel (or confirm, but I doubt) this thing I keep hearing about Star Wars. I heard that all 6 Star Wars movies had been written many years before their filming, even before the first movie ...