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For questions about Duffer Brothers' supernatural sci-fi horror web series "Stranger Things" created for Netflix. The show is set in 1980s Indiana and is an homage to 1980s pop culture.

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What Kind of Research Was Being Done At the Lab?

In Stranger Things, what kind of research exactly was being done at the lab in season 1?
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Mind Flayer at the end of Season 3

In the beginning of season 3, the characters say that However, at the end of the season,
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How was Erica able to open the door without a key card?

In episode 5 of Stranger Things season 3, a conversation between Steve and Robin when they are stuck in the elevator goes like this: Steve: They're buttons. They have to do something. Robin: Yeah,...
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What happened to Hopper's girlfriend in season one?

In one episode in season one we see Hopper in the middle of the night go out to smoke a cigarette. In a few seconds he is joined by a woman who asks him to get back inside. I assume that's his ...
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How was Will sending messages through the lights?

In season one Joyce sees the lights flashing and accredits it to Will sending her messages, later she puts up a Alphabet and Will sends her a message, so how was Will controlling the lights from the ...
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What happened to the gate to the Upside Down world in the school in S02E02?

In S02E02 we see a breach created in the Hawkins high school by the Demigorgon, a gate between the real and Upside Down world. Eleven enlarges this gate to enter the real world. What happens to this ...
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Why was there water in Eleven's searches?

When Eleven goes on her searches (pretty similar to what is referred to as Astral Projection), she gets into a dark scene where she finds or connects with the person she wants to reach. In that scene, ...
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How did the Upside-Down have electricity?

In Season 2, Episode 2, Will has a vision or episode in the Upside-Down. When he enters the Upside-Down, he sees a row of eerily glowing blue streetlamps. I don’t believe these were there before, ...
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How old are Eleven and Kali?

In Stranger Things season 2, we're introduced to a new character, Kali. Since it's a bit relevant to the timeline of the show, I'm wondering if we know the actual ages of Eleven and Kali, or at least ...
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Why didn’t the Demo-dogs eat this person?

When Hopper and Jane went back to the laboratory, they found the doctor who had managed the project. He was in a stairwell, having previously been left in the security camera room. Most curiously, ...
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What was going on with Will and the lights in Season 2?

When Will was and questioned about the best way to kill it, the lights flickered on and off in the shed. Was this supposed to be Will himself having psychic powers? The Mind Flayer having them? The ...
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Did Eleven’s mother initially have any abilities?

It’s fairly clear that, as of the “current time” on Stranger Things, Eleven’s mother has some weak psychic powers. She can perceive Eleven trying to communicate with her, and make lights go on and off....
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Did Will really enter the Upside-Down?

After the events of the first Season, Will is shown to experience “episodes” where he seems to see or enter the Upside-Down. On the one hand, it would seem as he couldn’t enter the Upside-Down while ...
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Does the Mind Flayer control all Demogorgons?

In the second season of Stranger Things, we’re introduced to the incorporeal evil known as the Mind Flayer, or the shadow monster, a sort of vast parasitic organism that lurks in the Upside Down. It’...
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What is the code that Hopper knocks on the door?

SPOILERS FOR STRANGER THINGS SEASON 2 In Stranger Things, Hopper knocks in Morse code on the door so that Eleven can know that it's him. It sounded like .. . ... to me which Google tells me is "IES". ...
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How did Hopper and Joyce leave the Upside Down?

In the Episode "Upside Down" Hopper and Joyce enter the Upside Down to find Will; we see they walk a lot and visit many locations, but we never come to see how they find the way back and leave the ...
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What disturbs the Demogorgon other than the blood from the real world?

Why is the Demogorgon bugged when Will tries to contact his mother via phone? It is only suppose to sense blood from the real world. Further, why does it keep visiting Joyce through the wall even ...
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What did the Demogorgon eat before the first breach?

It is clearly a predator, drawn to blood, but it also appears to not be a lot for it to prey on, particularly with large claws and teeth. It must have been an early Christmas when the first breach ...
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Are things that change in Upside-Down reflected in the real world?

It seems even small things in the normal world are instantly represented in Upside-Down, such as the Christmas lights. Are the changes two-way? In Upside-Down, the Demogorgon Does that mean that ...
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Can the Demogorgon open gates?

Spoiler Alert - everything is a spoiler In Stranger Things, gates to the Upside-Down open up all over the place: There's the "primary" gate at the DoE facility There's a gate in Joyce's shed which ...
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Is the explanation in Stranger Things consistent with what we see?

In the series the Upside-Down is explained by the example of a rope and an ant. So it would be a “continuation” of regular space. However: In the show it seems necessary to use gates to reach it. ...
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Why was the "Demogorgon" not attracted to Eleven's blood?

The "Demogorgon" in Stranger Things is very attracted to even small amounts of blood. Eleven is frequently bleeding from the nose at several points in the show. Why does this not attract the "...
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In the Upside-Down, how much do you see/hear of the regular world?

In Stranger Things, early in the series, However, later when we actually see more of the Upside-Down... But if this is the case, then Is there any set of rules for how much somebody in the Upside-...
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