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What is the “Sexateria”?

In Futurama episode two "This Series Has Landed", Bender says this about Fry: You're the kind of guy who visits Jerusalem and doesn't want to see the "Sexateria." What is this referring to?
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Where in France is the post-apocalyptic Malevil novel based on?

Where in France is the novel Malevil based on, written in 1972 by Robert Merle? The book not the movie based on it, and the French original preferential to the English translation since there are ...
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Was Lovecraft's “Shunned House” a real building?

"The Shunned House" is one of my favorite stories by H. P. Lovecraft, although that is probably a minority opinion. One of the things that is notable about it is the detail with which he describes ...
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Filming location in “The Woman Who Fell to Earth”

The bike riding scenes from the new episode of Doctor Who were – I assume – set somewhere in the Peak District, fairly close by to Sheffield. Does anyone know where exactly these scenes were filmed?
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Where's the New Annex?

In The Laundry Files, while the actual HQ of the Laundry — Dansey House — is perpetually under (re-)construction, the Laundry's temporary HQ is "the New Annex". According to the author, Charles Stross,...
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Where's Dansey House?

In The Laundry Files, the actual HQ of The Laundry is the perpetually under (re-)construction Dansey House. According to the author, Charles Stross, it's located [...] hypothetically, somewhere ...
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What Happened to the Jurassic Park Helipad?

I heard that the Jurassic Park helipad was destroyed by a hurricane. Is this true?
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Which libraries is the layout of The Library based on?

The Library is the main location in The Librarians. While the Annex entrance is located at the base of the St. John's Bridge in Portland, there is little information available on what inspired the ...
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Filming locations for La Jetée?

What were the shooting locations for Chris Marker's La Jetée (1962)? In particular, where did they film the museum scene and the underground bunkers? (For context: I have the chance to go to Paris ...
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Where is the ruin in District 13 in The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part I located in real life?

Am watching the Hunger Games Mockingjay Part I and was struck by the beauty of the location where the picture below is from. In the film it's at 59:03 minutes in, where Gale and Katniss get to go ...
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Which movie features the least (non-zero) screen time on/of Earth?

Preamble: I was watching Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and there were a few scenes when Ego is gaining strength and the material goo he left behind on many planets starts expanding like crazy. So ...
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How identifiable is The Wall in The Handmaid's Tale?

This is a somewhat peculiar question, and I recognize that it may end up being closed. However, it concerns something that has been puzzling me for some years about Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's ...
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Where are the locations Clarke has listed in 'Heavy Lies The Crown'?

In the episode titled, 'Heavy Lies the Crown' Clarke has a list of unknown locations that includes: Rendon, Doah, Reva, Rappahan, Mana, Drom, Woodstock, Rockburn, Xandria, Beda, Nadal, Bowie, Dalk, ...
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Why is the city of Sheffield so overrepresented in Doctor Who?

In S01E12 of Nu-Who, in the final round of the deadly quiz game show that parodies The Weakest Link, the Anne Droid asks Rose Tyler the question: In geography, the Grand Central Ravine is named ...
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How far down the east coast did they get in John Wyndham's The Chrysalids?

John Wyndham's The Chrysalids is set in The people of Labrador are described as venturing out along the coast. Is there anything that gives us a hint how far down the coast they went? Do we have ...
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Was the Jedha temple site inspired by the Acropolis hill?

The Acropolis of Athens was the religious center in ancient Greece. In Rogue One, the Temple of the Kyber was the religious center on Jehda. In my opinion, the structural concept of these two look ...
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Where in London is 12 Grimmauld Place?

As of Order of the Phoenix (summer of 1995) 12 Grimmauld Place is a townhouse in a cul-du-sac located in a run-down neighborhood of London. The fashionableness of neighborhoods changes quite ...
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What is the location of Dr. Louise Banks's house?

What is the real-world location of the house used as Dr. Louise Banks's home in the movie?
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Where is the Abbey of the Albertian Order of St. Leibowitz?

Obviously a book set 600 (and 1200, and 1800) years in a post-apocalyptic future isn't necessarily going to have much in the way of noticeable landmarks that are definitively similar to ours. Still, ...
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Where in the world is Westworld's park? [duplicate]

This question addresses the question of how guests get into the park, but no one knows exactly where it is. This question asks if Westworld is an isolated part of the country, while the one I am ...
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Is there any connection between the hypothetical planet Vulcan and the fictional planet Vulcan?

For some time in the 19th century, it was believed that certain observed anomalies in the orbit of Mercury could be explained by the presence of a planet even closer to the sun, which was dubbed "...
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Where is Crescent Moon Bay?

The Vampirates series is set five hundred years in the future, in a world much more watery than the present-day one. From the synopsis of the first book: The year is 2505. The oceans have risen. A ...
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Does the Covent Garden Hotel really have the inherent security in its ground plan that Fiona claims it has?

In Zero History by William Gibson, Milgrim stays in London at a hotel on Monmouth Street. He wasn't always entirely comfortable with the lobby here, what there was of it. He felt like he might look ...
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In-universe, where is Camp Crystal Lake?

I'm trying to make travel plans for the next few years, related to a very specific set of dates. I'm trying to avoid the stomping grounds of legendary hockey-masked serial killer Jason Voorhees every ...
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Where is Metropolis?

The 1927 German science fiction film Metropolis is set in a futuristic city with a dystopian society. But do we know where this city is? Is it meant to be an actual real-world city at some stage in ...
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Where is the napalm falling?

In The Walking Dead, Season 2, Episode 5 - Chupacabra, we see a flashback of Shane and Lori on the outskirts of Atlanta, watching as military helicopters drop napalm in the streets. I identified ...
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Where was the castle in Heaven Sent?

In Doctor Who Series 9 Episode 11, Heaven Sent, the Doctor spends almost the entire episode in a castle. Some of the shots of this castle could be CGI, but was any of it filmed in a real castle, and ...
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What is the name of the island used in Ocean Girl?

What is the name of the island used in Ocean Girl? Is it a real island in Australia?
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Where in Moscow are the Watch offices?

The Night Watch and the Day Watch both have large offices in Moscow, which are very common locations for scenes in the books. Based on their descriptions and their relationship to other real places in ...
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Where is the Green Room?

I'm watching Supernatural for the first time and just saw the episode "Lucifer Rising". In it there is a room, the Green Room, that's super fancy looking with white walls, gold accents/trimmings, and ...
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Where is Godric's Hollow?

In the Harry Potter books (specifically, HP and the Deathly Hallows), Godric's Hollow is the home and/or birthplace of a great many famous British witches and wizards - maybe even all of them. But ...
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What, where, why is San Fransokyo?

The movie Big Hero 6 takes place in and around a city called San Fransokyo, which is obviously an amalgam of San Francisco and Tokyo. Is there a explanation why this city exists, both in and out of ...
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The Zygon Invasion/Inversion: is Truth or Consequences a real place?

In the Doctor Who episodes The Zygon Invasion and The Zygon Inversion (series 9 episodes 7-8), the US town of Truth or Consequences features heavily, its name being used as the slogan for a Zygon ...
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Real world location for the Dursleys' house?

Is there a real place that the Dursleys' address was based on? We know in-world that they lived at 4 Privet Drive in Little Whinging, Surrey. Does Rowling ever let us know if there was a real world ...
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Why did they change the London street from Deathly Hallows book to film?

In the book HP and the Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron, and Hermione Apparate away from Bill and Fleur's wedding to Tottenham Court Road in London, where they go to a cafe and end up duelling with a pair ...
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Was the location of the portal to Landover in “Magic Kingdom for Sale — SOLD!” an actual site in Virginia?

Re-reading Terry Brooks' 1986 fantasy novel "Magic Kingdom for Sale — SOLD!", there's a passage on page 49 describing how the protagonist, Ben Holiday, is to find the access point to the magical ...
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Does Hill-Valley, CA exist?

Okay, I know the city itself is fictitious. However, related to the accepted answer to Where is Hill Valley?, does this map, used in BTTF3, correspond to a real location? Note that the linked ...
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Where is Hill Valley?

Many BTTF fans know that Marty, Doc and Jennifer arrive in Hill Valley on October 21st 2015, and were eagerly awaiting that date. As outlined in this question, they arrive at 4:29PM. However, the ...
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Do the Ninja Turtles live in sewage?

We know that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live in the sewer of Manhattan (in New York City). We know that those sewers handle the bodily waste of several million people. There is no possible way ...
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Valyria shown in game of throne TV series

We have finally seen Valyria in season 5. Can anyone tell me where the Valyria scene was filmed?
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Which earth locations most closely resemble locations from the works of Tolkien? [closed]

I hope this question survives and is not a dupe so I am happy to improve if required. I know that Jackson and the film crew picked suitable existing locations but which real life places most ...
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Where abouts is the Broken Empire Trilogy set?

I am currently half way through the second book in the Broken Empire Trilogy by Mark Lawrence so if this gets answered in the books please mark answers with spoilers. While reading these books it is ...
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Film set for Lost Girl 4.3 same as Hemlock Grove season 2?

The exterior and interior of the house shown in Lost Girl season 4, episode 3 ("Lovers Apart") looks nearly identical to Olivia Godfrey's house in Hemlock Grove, season 2. Was the same location used?
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Where does Orphan Black take place?

I've only watched a couple episodes so far (maybe about halfway through season 1), and I'm not sure if I just completely missed something obvious, but I have no idea where the show is set. One of the ...
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Is the real world address of Rose Tyler's flat known?

I'm currently in London and as far as sight-seeing goes for a Doctor Who fan ... well, let's just say a picture of Bad Wolf's flat would be the whovianst thing to send back to my fellow Whovians back ...
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Is V's lair based in a real place?

When Evey wakes up in V's home, he tells her she has to stay with him because otherwise she could give away the location of his lair. She counters that she has no idea where they are, and he says the ...
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What real-life cities have been used as the basis for cities in The Lord of the Rings?

Did Tolkien use any real cities as basis for his stories? If yes, which cities have counterparts in Middle-Earth?
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Was the warehouse at the end of Raiders based on any real-life equivalent?

I'm sure people probably recall the scene I'm talking about, but here's a recap: At the conclusion of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indy is assured that the Ark of the Covenant is in a "safe place" where,...
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Can we deduce the location of Metropolis by where the World Engine landed in the Indian Ocean?

In Man of Steel, (spoilers) Can we deduce the real-world location of Metropolis based upon where the other piece was? Is the location on the shore of the Indian Ocean distinctive enough that we could ...
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Exotic Spice & Tea Shop Location

Was the location or address of the Exotic Spice & Tea Shop in the television show Grimm ever shown?