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Why wouldn't Cylon Raiders immediately send at least one by FTL to report contact with military enemies?

In Season 1, Episode 9 "Tigh Me Up,Tigh Me Down" it is very clear that Cylon Raiders have FTL capabilities (since part of the main storyline is about that fact). Now one can wonder why that Raider did ...
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How did Raoden know about poor state of repair of the road to Toa?

During the finale of Elantris, the biggest mystery of the book is revealed by the way of Raoden This, somehow, prompts him to This implies that: the road to Tao was in a state of poor repair, and ...
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Which ship classes are depicted in the cover art for the Imperial Radch books?

Which classes of ship are which in the art on the covers of the three books in the Imperial Radch series?
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Older book about a little girl has this tiny cat that gets into her lunch box and eats a bite out of her sandwich [on hold]

What I remember is a little girl has this tiny cat that gets into her lunch box and eats a bite out of her sandwich by chomping through the plastic. I read this book about 25 years ago so it's got to ...
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Book series where a painter is heir to clan of dragon blooded barbarians

I've been looking for this series for a while. I remember reading the first two books of this series around 2010 in the USA. Additional Details The blood was important, and transformed the ...
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What term describes the form of government seen in Star Trek in the TNG era? [on hold]

I haven't watched TOS (it's not to my taste), but after watching the whole series of TNG, I liked their system of government (or least what is shown). So what exactly is their system of government, or ...
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Which was the first story featuring espers? [on hold]

Many stories feature "espers", or in other words, a person who is capable of mind control, telekinesis, telepathy and all kind of powers related to the mind. Some examples in comics, movies, books, ...
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Doesn't the 'Avis' charm indirectly violate the Gamp's law of Elemental Transfiguration? [duplicate]

‘Yeah, well, food’s one of the five exceptions to Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration,’ said Ron, to general astonishment. Now Avis is a charm that creates a flock of birds. Isn't it possible to ...
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How did Rick not get zombie blood or “gunk” in his bloodstream while floating in the river?

When Rick gets blown off the bridge and floats downstream with a giant wound through his back and abdomen, along with countless zombies that have been blown to bits. How does zombie blood not enter ...
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When were female captains banned from Starfleet?

In the TOS episode Turnabout Intruder, a woman who wants to be a Starfleet captain states that "Your world of starship captains doesn't admit women. It isn't fair." Kirk agrees with her that it ...
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Why does Carol not get rid of the Kree symbol on her suit when she changes its colours?

After Carol finds out the truth about her past and how Yon-Rogg lied to her, she claims she can no longer wear the Kree colours (dark green) and allows Monica to choose the new colour scheme of her ...
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Has Elantris been inspired by Dungeons & Dragons?

I'm reading throught Elantris from Brandon Sanderson (great book by the way) and I'm also a D&D (3.5) DM with a great love for psionics. What struck me was the similarity between the Elantrians ...
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Anime about a boy fighting robots in space

I'd like to identify this anime which I watched around 15 years ago. It looks like a Japanese anime, but I'm not sure. I do not remember a lot about this anime. I only remember there is a boy ...
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Children's book about a boy who travels to the future, using Coca-Cola syrup for negative friction

I remember reading this (old) book when I was about ten years old, in 2012. It was already old then, I think it's from around the 1980s. I can only remember a few things from it: They used Coca-Cola ...
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Book: war between two countries, the main character is a dragon rider and there was some kind of dark magic

A few years ago I remember I read a book series that I really liked. The main character was the last of his race (I can’t remember what gender the main character was or the race but I thing it were ...
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'70s or 80s TV episode with two-dimensional beings living on paper

I remember a TV series similar to The Twilight Zone but mostly with children as main characters, and this episode where they find some sort of book or scroll inhabited by two-dimensional beings who ...
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Film with giant tentacled red aliens which show up at sunrise/sunset, their touch is deadly

The film was set on a alien planet where human soldiers fight against giant translucent red aliens with tentacles. They show up at sunrise or sunset (I'm not sure). They are deadly if touched. I ...
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Looking for specific episode of Cyborg 009 (1979) where Heinrich makes a difficult decision

In the late 70's and early 80s in New York City, Japanese programming would take over on Saturday evenings on UHF Channel 47 which normally ran Spanish programming. Shows like Yuusha Raideen, Ikkyu-...
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Drarry fic where Draco helps Harry get his Wizengamot seats back from Arthur

I am looking for a Drarry fic, here is what I remember: Hermione wants to divorce Ron (I think he cheated on her) but she learns that if she leaves Ron, she will have nothing and will not even be ...
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Are Captain Marvel's powers affected by Thanos' actions in Avengers: Infinity War?

I only have limited knowledge of this and will probably make a false assumption somewhere in this question. Hopefully what I'm trying to ask is clear and someone can offer corrections. I understood ...
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Anime with legendary swords made from talismans and a man who could change them with a shattered body

There was an anime that I forgot a long time ago, basically there were these legendary swords made from talismans and this dude could change them, and his body was shattered into bits so he almost ...
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What music was used in “Glenn The Flying Robot”?

I am aware that it is a passage of Bach but does anyone know the title of the piece? It is played throughout the film but mainly near the end where both the main pianist rivals need to play it ...
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Is there anything in the world more physically painful than the Cruciatus Curse?

As I understand it, Crucio stimulates all the pain receptors in the body causing it to experience incredible pain. So theoretically, there should be nothing in the world more painful than the ...
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If Captain Marvel (MCU) were to have a child with a human male, would the child be human or Kree?

If Captain Marvel (MCU) were to have a child with a human male, would the child be human or Kree?
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Short story about a guy who plays a computer game that destroys actual alien ships

I'm trying to remember the name of a story I read some 20 years ago. In the story a powerful alien civilisation is confronted by a strange enemy: a 2-dimensional rectangular shape that destroys their ...
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What is the meaning of “guy who invented pants”?

In the X-Mansion, Deadpool says to Colossus: You'd think the studio would throw us a bone. One that doesn't end up in my mouth. The first movie made more money than the guy who invented pants. They ...
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Anime about a guy who is taking medicine to block supernatural powers

I saw this anime on free-to-air television in Australia (SBS) late night and despite the time and the scene I saw I don't believe it's some weird hentai. The scene I recall is that there is these ...
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Within Hogwarts, where could you spend money?

This was inspired by a recent question about the Galleons that Hermione handed out for Dumbledore's Army meetings. As far as I can recall, during Harry's time at Hogwarts, there were no places within ...
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Possible Eco thriller, man invents a device to remove rain from glass

I read this large hardback book maybe ten years ago from a UK library. I think it was eco sci fi (not sure about that) . The ecological disaster was possibly just the global warming thing of a few ...
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When was Peter Capaldi's Doctor in “Day of the Doctor”?

This question is pretty much the same as this one, except for the twelfth Doctor instead of the tenth. We see a short glimpse of the thirteenth Doctor in The day of the Doctor, but as far as I know, ...
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What (if any) is the connection between The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner?

Is there any connection between The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner, and if so, are the Maze Runner series prequels to the Hunger Games books? Both are recovering from an/the apocalypse I think the ...
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How much time passed between the arrests of Margaery and Cersei?

I am writing a story and I want to know how much of a time gap was between the arrests of Queen Margaery of House Tyrell and Cersei of House Lannister.
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Why did QuickSilver get killed in Avengers: Age of Ultron?

Why did the directors kill off QuickSilver in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Pointless to have a "main" character killed off after one movie.
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Isekai manga where main character is an inventor but wants to be an adventurer

I recently read an isekai manga where the MC invented some stuff but wanted to be an adventurer. I remembered he invented a hot bath system, paper, etc. I think in the last chapter, he was asked ...
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Book about a boy getting stuck in a video game, one-eyed monkey involved

I read this book when I was a kid so I only remember a few details, but I really want to find it. It was about a kid who I'm fairly certain gets trapped in his video game because there's one part I ...
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Thermodynamics in Disney's Frozen [on hold]

New here and sorry if it had been asked and answered. In Frozen Elsa runs away from her Coronation by turning the water in the Fjord to ice so that she can make a quick get away. This quick trick sets ...
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Were the Galleons Hermione passed out illegal?

As Hermione, herself points out, the only danger with the fake coins used for communication among Dumbledore's Army would be that someone might actually spend them. This brings up the possibility of ...
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Novel set in a dystopian future where everyone was color-blind by mandated ingestion of medicine [duplicate]

From what I remember, in the spring of 2007, I was reading a novel in class (5th grade) about a future where everyone was color-blind by mandated ingestion of medicine. And that no one was allowed to ...
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How is Accio a safe spell? [on hold]

Why couldn’t Newt use ‘Accio’ to retrieve all his beasts? ‘Accio’ only works on inanimate objects. While people or creatures may be indirectly moved by ‘Accio-ing’ objects that they are wearing ...
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Horror/SFF anthology about fat/overweight characters

(It wasn't particularly body-positive, let's just say, but I am looking for it anyway). Anthology. I thought it was pretty mainstream, like Datlow or Greenberg or Dozois, but no matter how I search I ...
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Anime: main character has control over time on cards and uses them to fight time monsters; characters lose memories if they speed up time

It's been a few years but in this anime the characters have an element which they control time on to fight, speeding up or slowing down time on said element, some include water, air, cards and school ...
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Old anime with a blue robot that was found by a boy. That robot lost his memory

Looking for an old anime with a blue robot that was found by a boy. That robot lost his memory. The face of the robot was on a display. I don't remember very well; they were fighting together, and ...
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How do tau ethereals control the tau?

In Warhammer 40k, the Tau Empire is lead by Ethereals. The 5th Tau codex states ‘it is speculated that they (ethereals) exert some kind of pheromone based or latent psychic control over the other ...
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Is there a canon interpretation of who the five are in the Prophecy of the Five from the KOTOR Comics?

In the Knights of the Old Republic comics series, one of the central themes is a Jedi prophecy known as the Prophecy of the Five, which describes five people who are to bring on the return of the Sith ...
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Comic-book: Kids find a dead female superhero in the woods

It was an early 2000s comic book, most surely from the USA. I think it was the first number in a series. Four high school boys and girls find the body of a female superhero in the woods. Most of the ...
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Why did Traeger join his hands with Quinn's team?

In The Predator (2018), after the Predator set off a timer bomb to destroy the ship, Traeger, despite being enemies, joined hands with Quinn's team. Why did he join his hands with Quinn's team?
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Short story: alien intelligence take-over in Antarctic base

I'd like to track down an English-language short story I read sometime between 1990 and 2010 approx, and which I'm fairly sure was in a UK-edition anthology. It's about an alien intelligence (monster?...
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If Captain Braxton in Future's End never experienced the timeline where he goes back in time, why does he try to stop it in Relativity?

Captain Braxton returns through the rift in “Future's End” having never experienced the catastrophic destruction of the solar system time line, which has been altered. Then in season 5, "Relativity" ...
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What is the “three and three hundred thousand syndrome”?

I am reading Death's End, the third book of the Remembrance of Earth's Past trilogy, and I have come upon this concept again, but I have since forgotten its meaning (I am reading things in a very ...
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Why is the doctor's holographic projection tangible sometimes and intangible at other times? [duplicate]

In "Future's end, part 2", the doctor is fired upon by two Earth militants and the bullets pass through his holographic matrix. Only two scenes prior, with his new holographic projector, he receives ...

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