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Book about a kid growing up in a colony on another planet with his father, meets a girl also in the colony and they explore together

Remember reading a book in elementary school in the 90's about a kid who was on a different planet with his father (a colonizer I think) and I think they must have had a school for the children and he ...
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Is this an instance of Priori Incantatem?

During the climax of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Tina briefly duels with Graves and their wands appear to lock with each other (see picture). I believe this also happens some other times ...
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Book about a castle full of portals to other dimensions, everyone there has some magic

I read this as a paperback in the 1990s in Ashland, KY. I think the cover had the eponymous castle with various characters seen in it. I think I later learned it was the second book in the series. The ...
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Why isn't Fiendfire an unforgivable curse? [duplicate]

Why is Fiendfire not an unforgivable curse? It is capable of mass destruction as seen from Crabbe and Grindelwald, and it is a from of dangerous Dark Arts.
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What's with all those “thimbles” in Neuromancer?

I'm currently reading the book and as somebody for whom English is the second language understanding Gibson's fanciful vocabulary is quite a challenge. Now there is one particular term - "thimble" - ...
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Who would win a duel between Snoke and Palpatine? [on hold]

If you had to pick between those Snoke and Palestine, who'd win the duel with a lightsaber and who do you think is more powerful in the movies overall?
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Earth sends fleet to destroy an alien species that requires a virus to reach maturity

There's a sci-fi novel I encountered years ago, and I've recently become fascinated by the premise, but I cannot for the life of me remember author or title. The premise, as I recall, is this: An ...
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Matrix - no one was ever in the “real” world? [duplicate]

I got the feeling that even when they thought they were in the real world, they were not. i.e. the whole matrix could have been a genetic AI trying to perfect a "natural" human interface/intelligence ...
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70's Horror film with people in a mansion: girl turns to mud in front of a man

I'm looking for a film I watched at home on TV when I was a kid, probably between 1976 and 1980. The film deals with a band of people settling in a big house, perhaps a mansion. I remember a scene ...
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What is actually happening when Harry Potter is trying out wands?

When Harry is in Ollivanders, he holds certain wands and magic happens whilst trying to find a wand match. Is this similar to when he uses magic uncontrollably in the third book (to inflate Aunt ...
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What happens if a wand chooses a wizard who cannot afford it?

In Harry Potter with the recent question (How much do wands cost?), we know how much a wand costs which is 7 gold galleons. What if the young wizard family can't afford that? Like the Weasleys were ...
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How many Bloodshots have there been before 1994?

So I was reading Bloodshot #0. In that, they show that Bloodshot programs has been around throughout the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, and have been in many wars but in 1993 they want him to grow a ...
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Movie about a man who can see personalities

I remember watching a movie on TV about a man who could "see" the "voices" in people's minds. These voices were depicted as people. I'm not sure if everyone had these voices. Maybe he could only see ...
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From how much damage can a Time Lord regenerate?

As I have recalled from the new Doctor Who (2005), during all of regenerations, The Doctor had his full body intact. Considering a Time Lord has his/her regeneration energy left, from how much damage ...
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Differentiation: Horcrux vs. Hogwarts painting imprint

A Horcrux contains a shard of someones soul. On a physical level it is a passive object. The paintings in Hogwarts contain imprints of people who lived with it and are dead now. The imprints are ...
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1970's book where humans awake from hibernation to find ants and bees have evolved into intelligent beings

Read this book around 1975/79. Can remember the story but not the title. Basically: group of humans in deep sleep/hibernation in underground bunkers. Awake to find 1000s years gone by and ants and ...
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Movie about a girl looking for her kidnapped brother

I've seen this live action movie as a child in late 1980s or early 1990s on a black & white TV in Hungary with Hungarian voices (probably dubbed). It has stayed with me a long time now, but I ...
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When did Voldemort become active?

The Sorcerer’s Stone was moved to Hogwarts at same time Harry took admission in the school. All things started happening in the same year. Is it coincidence that Voldemort became active at the same ...
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Is there a large map of Tatooine?

I wanted to make the Tatooine globe with my hands, but I realized that a map of it is probably nowhere, and I would like to know if there is a version (whether it is canon or Legends) of this Atlas ...
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How does interconnection of paintings in Hogwarts work? [duplicate]

Is there any explanation about how the paintings are connected, so that people can walk from one painting to another? How can these imprints of dead people be transferred between paintings? If ...
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How can Miles O'Brien serve as a bridge officer if he is enlisted?

In the TNG episode "The Wounded" Benjamin Maxwell says that Miles O'Brien served as his tactical officer on the Rutledge. However, I had thought that O'Brien was enlisted, not an officer. How could ...
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What did Aragorn mean when he warned Gandalf about entering Moria?

In The Fellowship of the Ring after failed attempt to go through Caradhras the Company discusses the Moria way. Then Aragorn warns Gandalf of passing through the Moria. 'I will,' said Aragorn ...
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Campy Alien Horror movie with Alien Stowaway on Lunar Lander?

About 10 years ago my brother and I were flipping channels and we came across a movie that we have been looking for ever since. All we really remember is that some kind of slimy alien was stowed away ...
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Short story: Man crash lands on hostile planet and adapts to it

Old short story where a man crash lands on an alien planet with hostile environment. He thinks he is gradually changing the environment to suit him, but actually he is being changed to adapt to the ...
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80s or 90s TV episode where a man trapped between two seconds sees world deconstructed and rebuilt

I'm trying to find an episode from what I think is a sci-fi TV series produced sometime in the 80s or 90s. In the episode, a man and another character(s) finds himself stuck in the interval between ...
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Looking for a cartoon from 2002 to somewhere around 2013 about a ship powered by crystals

I don't remember much from it. It was about a crew that flew around in their ship. The ship got power/ bonus powers from putting different crystals in the engine. I think it's from one of the "...
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Can a Muggle inadvertently create a horcrux-like object?

I think that we have it well-established (regardless of whether or not one sees this as flawed logic) that Harry is not a Horcrux. A Horcrux has to be made intentionally, and the recipient is cursed ...
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Story about aliens saving dolphins when the Earth is about to be destroyed

The premise was that the earth was about to be destroyed, and some alien race could only save one species. Much to the chagrin of the humans, they saved the most intelligent species which turned out ...
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Science fiction/fantasy book I read 50 years ago. Took place on the planet Venus

I remember loving this book when I was in middle school It took place on the planet Venus. It was all ocean. There were sea horses (their leader was named Belleraphon) and porpoises and mermaids. A ...
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What is the outcome for Dors Venabili?

In the Isaac Asimov book Forward the Foundation I'm curious about the future of Dors Venabili:
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Can a Vessel give up a Shard without dying?

Brandon Sanderson has said a Vessel can give up a Shard: Questioner: Can holders of Shards give them up voluntarily? Brandon Sanderson: Yes, a Vessel for a Shard of Adonalsium can give up ...
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How much do wands cost?

Its never mentioned how much Ron or Hermione or anyone else's wand costs. Does anyone know how much an average wand would cost in the Wizarding World?
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Why Does No One Remember Past Invasions In Doctor Who? [duplicate]

After watching the recent New Year's episode (Resolution), something has been bothering me. A Dalek is encountered on Earth in 'present' times and attempted extermination ensues. Nothing that shocking ...
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Anime in which someone says “if you are going to space so will I”; see screenshot [closed]

I saw this anime at the display TV at Shop Rite. The image shows a dark haired female in a pink outfit with a white triangular emblem on her right shoulder speaking to a male with white spikey hair ...
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Are Dumbledore and Harry related? [duplicate]

As all pure-blood wizards are related, surely Harry and Dumbledore would be related as his father is a pure-blood and so is Dumbledore's family. Additionally, if this is true, surely Dumbledore ...
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How did Jasnah's Soulcaster gem crack? [Spoilers]

In The Way of Kings when Jasnah uses her Soulcaster to defend herself and Shallan against the 4 thugs in the alleyway, the book describes how one of the gems on her Soulcaster cracked from the strain ...
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Is a horcrux made everytime someone kills? [duplicate]

I want to say the answer is "no", because Voldemort probably killed way more people than the amount of horcruxes he has and not every evil murderer wants to make horcruxes. Also it seems to be a ...
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How did Zod know Kal-El was on Earth?

In Man of Steel Kal-El triggers the homing beacon on the scout ship, this signal is picked up by Zod who then travels to Earth. Zod explains this is how he is here but not how he knew Kal-El was also ...
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Examples of a paraplegic person walking with the help of an exoskeleton in TV series/movies [closed]

I'm looking for examples of paraplegic people using an exoskeleton to walk in TV series/movies. One of the examples I remember was from the Dark Angel TV series (2000-2002). Can anyone please ...
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Sci Fi book about humans and synths

I'm searching for the title and author of this book. I really liked the premise but couldn't pick it up. Here's what I can remember from it! It's about two separate races: humans and Synths The main ...
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Story with a pre-determined sentient book

I'm not sure if this was some sort of short story, or just a part in a larger book, but there was a book that would converse with you, but with text that was already in the book. For example, the ...
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Story about a statue in a basement

I am looking for what I believe is a short story. A summary for the plot had to do with a statue of some sorts in I think a basement, the desert, or on an alien planet. The statue had some sort of ...
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Why do the White Walkers let people escape? [duplicate]

I can think of two times in the TV show when a White Walker has essentially caught a human, and then just let them walk away. The survivor from the Night's Watch in the first episode. Samwell Tarly ...
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Does Ahsoka know when Obi-Wan and Anakin die?

Not sure if this has ever been revealed or discussed, but I always wondered whether she knew when exactly these two died as she would have only been in her 30's when they passed. Also does anyone know ...
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How can demigods exist if the gods don't have DNA?

Every person has DNA containing 46 chromosomes, 23 each from the mother and father. If there's a significant fault in the DNA the embryo simply won't be viable. How then, if the gods don't have DNA ...
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Star Wars fanfiction where the main character is taken from Earth by a Sith, he later fights Ashoka

I read this fanfiction a while ago on fanfiction.net and I don't remember what it is called. Main character is called James, and while he is on Earth he is taken by a Sith (Count Dooku I think, and ...
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Did Thanos exclude certain alien races from the snap? [duplicate]

As far as I know, Thanos killed half of a number of alien species before he got the six Infinity Stones and did the rest. The races include: Gamora's species Nebula's species The other children of ...
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Would Stargate Command be affected by a US Government Shutdown?

In the event of a US government shutdown, as occurred in 1995-1996, 2013, and 2018-2019, would Stargate Command be shut down? It's part of the US military, but it also employs a large number of ...
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Early (pre-1994) Warhammer 40K Space Marine novel about three central characters becoming battle brothers

I read this some time before 1994 so my memory is hazy. If I recall correctly it has three central characters who are from different, warring gangs representing different tiers of a Hive City. They ...
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How does the TARDIS prevent unauthorized access?

It has often been mentioned on second-hand sources that the TARDIS can block unauthorized individuals (basically anyone that the Doctor or the TARDIS itself doesn't want inside) from entering it. What ...

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