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In the 2014 movie The Frame, what does the violin symbolise?

Jamin Winans's 2014 movie The Frame is a film loaded with symbolism and metaphor but the thing I keep coming back to is the violin. But I could be wildly incorrect.
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How did Apophis maintain System Lord status?

Apophis is the main antagonist of SG-1 for the first couple seasons. In The Serpent's Lair SG-1 destroys 2 Ha'tak vessels right before they attack earth. This is shown as breaking Apophis' hold on ...
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Does “Star Wars” still exist in “Back to the Future”? [duplicate]

In Back to the Future, when Marty goes back to 1955, he scares his dad by saying he’s “Darth Vader from Vulcan”. Obviously Darth Vader didn’t exist in 1955 as Star Wars didn’t come out for another ...
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Would Anakin still have needed the suit after Mustafar if he had not been burned?

I know there are several questions on the stack about how long Anakin survived on Mustafar, or how does Vader's suit help keep him alive. But I am wondering, considering that wounds from a ...
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Is Rogue Group/Rogue Squadron named after Rogue One (in-universe)?

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker leads "Rogue Group" at the Battle of Hoth: Rogue Group, use your harpoons and tow cables. Go for the legs. It might be our only chance of stopping them. ...
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How come Neville can't retrieve the prophecy?

If when the prophecy was made it didn't directly refer to Harry Potter (it could have been Harry or Neville) why is it only Voldemort and Harry can retrieve it, but not Neville? It only became about ...
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Why does Dumbledore secure the castle and send all students to the great hall?

In Prisoner of Azkaban, when the Fat Lady has left her photo and moved to another photo, she screams that Sirius Black is in the castle. Why does Dumbledore secure the castle and send all students to ...
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What does “the princess and the queen” refer to here?

In volume 36 of the fairly entertaining Sandman written by Neil Gaiman, George calls Barbara and Wanda "the princess and the queen". Wanda appears to not take kindly to it. George: Heeheeeheeeheee. ...
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Book series with a double planet system and poisonous bubbles that float around

I read this book many years ago. It is set on a double planet with a shared atmosphere. The people on the planet have a caste system, they are either military or thinkers. There are giant trees on the ...
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Does any man ever cross his arms?

Throughout the Wheel of Time series, it is almost comical how often Robert Jordan uses the phrase "crossed her arms beneath her breasts" to indicate a woman's displeasure. So much so that it seems ...
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Could the force of the Death Star break Captain America's shield? [closed]

I was re-watching both Marvel and Star Wars films, and had a question: Could the force of the Death Star break Captain America's shield? Assuming all of the energy was on the shield and not spilling ...
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Why didn't Harry's parents make each other their secret keeper?

In the Harry Potter series Harry's parents go into hiding by using a Fidelus Charm which needs a secret keeper. So they chose Peter Pettigrew as their secret keeper and were betrayed. Why didn't they ...
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Why is Hulk enormous in “Old Man Logan”?

Apart from being villanous, Hulk has two (though likely related) main differences from usual version of Hulk: He shows monstrous strength even in his human form and he is also freakishly big in his ...
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Where does the extra power come from in Compounding? [duplicate]

I understand the basics of Allomancy and Feruchemy, but I'm unsure of how exactly the powers support each other so well. Namely: where does the EXTRA investiture come from when Compounding? How is it ...
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Anime with school kids where one has a special power and is the queen bee of sorts - the others try to kill her [closed]

I saw an anime (watched within last 5 years) and just cannot remember the name. It features school kids and one of them has a special power and is the queen bee sort of character and the others are ...
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A Movie with Repopulation of Earth in Far Future

I am looking for a movie which ended when a group of young people emerge from a kind of spaceship in the far future where mankind had ceased to exist. The spaceship is a kind of intelligent spaceship (...
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Did the Colonials do any kind of spatial exploration?

In the BSG universe, before the Cylon attack and destroy the Colonial civilization, did the Colonial engaged in any kind of space exploration? Whether by sending probes or ships to nearby systems or ...
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How do ships in the BSG universe calculate their position in the galaxy?

In the BSG universe, the Colonials seems to struggle quite a lot to be able to determine their position in the galaxy. In the episode Scattered of the new series, it takes 20 minutes for the ...
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Short film where an alien crew is transporting a ship full of criminals that accidentally get released

I have been looking for years for a short film. I think it was called Asylum. It was about an alien crew (one was kind of amphibian looking in a space suit, and the other was a crustacean like bug ...
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Black and white movie where man lands on Earth, is chased, and gets shot in the leg

I've been searching for the title of this movie I watched a while back when I was a kid, but I don't remember much about it. The movie was black and white, and has a spaceship that either lands or ...
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In Little Shop of Horrors, how is Audrey II able to see and hear?

In Little Shop of Horrors, particularly the musical, Audrey II seems to be able to see and hear without having any visible eyes or ears. How does the plant do this?
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A psychic science fiction book I read in the 80's an MIT rock star that sings to a flower and it sings back

I read that story in the 80s, although it might be older. It starts with a young genius who becomes a rock star. He's out practicing in a field, singing to a flower, when he realizes that he's ...
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Squeezable, boneless alien pets. Possibly furry. Children's sci fi, circa the '80s?

Does anyone remember a children's sci fi book that features boneless alien pets that are highly squeezable? My extremely fuzzy recollection is that these aliens are furry and friendly, perhaps like ...
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Identification: YA SF novel with teen-only faster-than-light travel

I'm trying to recall the name of a book. No idea about the publication date, but I guess I read it roughly 10 years ago. It was a young adult sci-fi, the premise of which was that teens (no one older, ...
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What's the command that Kirk gives when he turns over command?

Which is correct, A or B? As he turns over the command, Kirk says A) 'You have the COM' [as in Command] or B) You have the CONN.' [as in ???] I've always assumed the former, A, is correct, ...
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Sci-fi movie from the 1970's or 1980's with a robot in a junk pile salvaging a battery

I remember a sci-fi movie when I was a kid (70's-80's) where a robot character fell into a junk pit and scavenged a battery from a similar robot. Does anyone know anything about this movie? I'm sure ...
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Why did Stormtroopers leave their stations to watch lightsaber duel between Vader and Kenobi?

The only reason Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca were able to escape the Death Star is because the Stormtroopers left their stations and ran like kids to watch the lightsaber duel between Vader and ...
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Arthur C. Clarke collection with two old stories where light kills?

In an answer to If visible light has more energy than microwaves, why isn't visible light dangerous? on Physics.SE, I wrote: I remember a story by Arthur C. Clarke in which a character criticized ...
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In GoT is there meant to be an actual resolution in the end or is it just a snapshot of the eternal struggle for supreme power over the planet? [closed]

I mean if it's about who sits on the Iron Throne is it really about one person winning or how people will always be fighting over that perceived position of supremacy? I get the feeling the vision ...
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Do the books also contain nudity?

In the pilot episode of Game of Thrones, when I first saw a prostitute fully undressing in front of the Tyrion, I almost jumped because my mother had just walked past the TV. I proceeded to turn off ...
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Did Leia recognise the name Skywalker when Luke rescues her?

When Luke rescues Leia in A New Hope he introduces himself as Luke Skywalker, Leia then questions him by saying who? Which suggests to me she has heard the name before. So where does she recognise ...
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Can White Walkers talk?

White Walkers seem intelligent and they even produce sound. Can they talk? How do they communicate with each other? Talking about education, the Night King was once a human who can teach other White ...
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How did Mraize get an Aviar?

As seen here Mraize has an Aviar. The problem is that First of the Sun, the planet that Aviar come from, does not have a Perpendicularity, as stated in Arcanum Unbounded. This being the case, how did ...
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Post-apocalyptic SF Book - “Chaos” and a fur-covered girl in a world of broken reality

It was an SF Book, that I've read around the early 2000s, written by English-speaking author. The action takes place in the post-apocalyptic USA, but no one is really sure what was the real cause of ...
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Sci-fi short story: protagonist being convinced by a salesman to buy a better model because his children's work would pay for it, not his [duplicate]

I came across a New York Times article today with the title "No Tuition, but You Pay a Percentage of Your Income (if You Find a Job)". I have remembered that I read a short science fiction story a ...
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Zombie/Infected movie ending with a lady and a child handing some kind of cure to someone in a “safe zone”

The only thing I can remember that stood out was the ending. A lady and another adult or large child arrives to a place that looks like a safe haven and hands someone what looks like a cure. I can’t ...
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Are there any significant omissions, deletions, or differences between Superman Returns and its novelization?

Is this book a strict novelization? Do it show any significant divergence from the final version of the film? Was it written based on the theatrical releases or earlier scripts?
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Are there any significant omissions, deletions, or differences between the Reeve-era Superman movies and the novelizations?

Are these books strict novelizations? Do they show any significant divergence from the final version of the films? Were they written based on the theatrical releases?
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Science fiction story: asymptotic drive the empire lost out to low tech rebels due to focusing on new and ultimately failing techs

In this story the low tech rebels on the outer worlds gradually win small peripheral battles, but at the centre the empire is initially unconcerned as it is about to roll out bigger and better weapons,...
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Can Hemalurgy affect other Investiture?

Is it possible to use a Hemalurgic spike to affect people with other Investiture, like stealing someone's Breaths for example?
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Short story where man becomes convinced that if he falls asleep he will die

I remember reading a short story on the internet where teleportation technology is invented. The main character decries the new technology and refuses to use it because it causes a gap in ...
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Who was the student that previously brewed a potion of sufficient quality to claim the Felix Felicis?

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince during the potions class Slughorn claimed that the prize of Felix Felicis was won only once before by a student. I should point out, however, only once did ...
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TV mini-series about a boy transported to another world

I don't have much to go on but... I watched this some time between 1998 - 2003. It was a TV miniseries (maybe 8-12 eps I think), about a boy (age 11/12 I think) that gets transported to a magical ...
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Book about a future world where people could live in a VR world and become famous from it

I read this book a while back and probably found it in the young adult section of my library. The plot revolved around a future world where people could live in VR and earn money become famous. It ...
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What caused the Lestrange family tree to wither?

During the mausoleum scene Leta reveals the Lestrange family tree whilst recounting the events of what happened to Corvus. I had the impression that as the family tree was growing it was developing ...
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Would a Weeping Angel float through space if it was in outer space due to no gravity?

Would a Weeping Angel float through space if it was in outer space due to no gravity or would the quantum locking stop it from being able to float? For example, some astronauts are studying the anti ...
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What does Worf say in Klingon in the TNG episode “All Good Things”?

I was rewatching "All Good Things" from ST:TNG. In the scene when the Klingons attack the USS Pasteur, Captain (Beverly) Picard tells Worf to signal their surrender. Worf replies with Tos Vah'cha ...
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Sci Fi book about society sprung from a prison ship coexisting with giant squid predators [duplicate]

I read this book two years ago at a local library and can't remember the name of it. The book is really old, written in the 60s. It has a peach cover with multicolored text. It's about a man living ...
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Comic story arc/issue where Deadpool is eaten by zombies and the zombies all turn into Deadpool clones

I vaguely recall the details of a Deadpool comic book issue I read around 4-5 years ago. Here are a few details I remember: Deadpool eats a load of chimichangas during a zombie apocalypse and ...
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How did they capture all of the Symbiotes in the Venom movie?

At the start of the movie, they are already in the spaceship with the Symbiotes. So how were they able to capture the Symbiotes in the first place?

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