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Book series with a battle between scientists and militarists

Chance meeting between a very militaristic people and a scientific expedition caused casualties on both sides. Scientific people use ESP (telepathy, healing, communicating with ocean whales/dolphins, ...
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Why don't Rogue One and Solo have opening crawls?

The opening crawl is one of the most distinctive feature of Star Wars films. But only the numbered episodes have it, not Rogue One or Solo which are also part of the Star Wars franchise. Why is this?
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Was Dama Fortuna from Fiona’s Prologue the witch that Fiona mentioned in Shrek 1? [closed]

In Shrek 1, Fiona said, “When I was a little girl, a witch cast a spell on me.” Some people think she was on about the “witch” aka fortune teller, Dama Fortuna from the deleted scene “Fiona’s ...
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Are all the ascended dead?

In the episode where they are finally able to put together Merlin's weapon and send it to the Ori galaxy, Vala points out that she's pretty sure the one part that didn't make it into the rig is the ...
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VHS animated movie forest where a scientist and people collecting flowers that they took to a tower

I think there was a scientist with some others that wanted to collect some flowers, and brought them back in a tower. I remember and a guy with wheelchair. It was not western or anime, I think it had ...
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What does “D.Wiz, X.J. (sorc), S. of Mag. Q.” stand for in the Harry Potter: Film Wizardry book?

I received Harry Potter: Film Wizardry (Updated Edition) and the Hogwarts letter seems to be different than in the book and the film, according to how Harry reads it out loud in Sorcerer's Stone. At ...
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Why doesn’t Shrek the Third start with a storybook opening?

All the other Shrek films start with a storybook opening. But Shrek the Third doesn't. Has anyone involved with the production of that movie or the franchise in general revealed why this is?
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Why Does Mama Coco Look Old After Going to the Other World?

I thought everyone in Coco becomes middle-aged when they enter the other world but in the last scene when Mama Coco dies she looks older than her parents..
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Did the Jedi Order use corporal punishment?

I just read a fanfiction, where a padawan is spanked for disobeying. Do you think this is realistic? Was Coporal punishment allowed?
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Weird cartoon show: characters get trapped in a game show hosted by an alien, can only escape if they win the show

There's this cartoon show and in one episode they get trapped in a game show. The host is some weird alien that stands on a floating disk. The only way out is if they win the show.
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Book about teenage boy who finds out he’s part alien, is good at gymnastics and helps with an alien invasion

Early 2000s is when I read it. The book was about a teenage boy who turns out to be part alien (I think). He was really good at gymnastics his eyes did this crazy dilating thing that would freak out ...
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Does a specific character write the Cosmere books?

The Ars Arcanum section that is in most Cosmere books is known to be written by Khriss, as shown in Arcanum Unbounded. Is there some specific Worldsinger or god or Shard or something who in-universe ...
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What is the name of this Sci-Fi Circular Interface Seen on Computers and Holograms?

Many Sci-Fi movies and video games have this circular interface used on touch-screens and interfaces (the Iron Man movies or the class select screens from Mass Effect are two examples). What is ...
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What American film was mentioned in Cixin Liu's The Dark Forest?

In The Dark Forest, p. 298, Cixin Liu's character, Rey Diaz, described a dead man's switch. Rey Diaz brought down his left hand and covered the cradle with his sleeve. "I was taught this wonderful ...
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Scientist couple raises alien baby

A science fiction movie where a scientist couple secretly raises a female alien baby. The baby has a tail, and grows into an adult in a matter of months (or weeks). During adolescence, she starts ...
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Do Violet's clothes turn invisible?

At the very beginning of Incredibles 2, we see Violet handing off babysitting to Dash in the form of an unmanned strolled zooming across to him: In this scene, she turns completely invisible (though ...
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Why doesn't the Doom Patrol age?

This question is referring to the 2019 Doom Patrol series on the DC Universe streaming service but supporting material from the comics is certainly welcome. All of the main characters have stopped ...
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Short story, dystopian famine, chemical food changes a man into a creature

Short story i read in late eighties in a thick hardback anthology. Dystopian future where everyone lives on a very basic meagre ration. Then there is some supply failure and a much further reduced ...
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Live Action English Language show about a virtual world with an human-appearing girl who tastes orange juice through her fingertips? [duplicate]

Live Action English Language show about a virtual world with an human-appearing girl who tastes orange juice through her fingertips? And she's not human, but might be under a hologram? ... I think ...
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SF novel featuring a giant Terran warship

I'm trying to identify an SF novel that features a giant Terran warship that gets tricked into a space storm and when stressed to a danger point, breaks up into smaller individual self powered ships. ...
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60s or 70s novel about Empire of Man making 1st contact with 1st discovered alien race [duplicate]

The Empire of Man is a vast multi-planetary network of human colonies that have been unified by a benevolent imperial administration. But no intelligent alien life had ever been discovered. Until now, ...
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Star Trek episode where Tuvok is confused with time

What episode does Tuvok ask "what about the delta flyer?" And someone says "the what?"
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90's book about children climbing a tree and visiting different worlds from there

In the 90's I read a book about two children (I think they were siblings, boy and girl) who climbed a tree. At the end they found a door to another world. After some time the (fantasy) worlds switched ...
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Novel/story about traders on a planet with no metal [duplicate]

I read this story around 1975. The main character traveled with some traders to a planet that had no metal, and that was being prevented from having any metal (I don't recall why). The planet's ...
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Film where a dropout takes drugs to fight demons

I'm looking for a weird film with people using drugs in order to access some kind of super power to fight evil. My brain cannot put a title on it because the title was not related to the movie, and ...
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TV show where a man lockpicks a door and a woman in a red dress is in a pitch black room that vanishes [duplicate]

I am looking for a television show that I saw in 2013. In one scene there is a woman in a red dress with blond hair sitting alone in a pitch black room that vanishes. In another scene a man uses ...
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Book where people are sent to a distant destination and babies are awakened out of sleep when nearby, problems ensue

I read this book MANY years ago. A space mission is sent to a destination many light years away. A set of babies and people to tend/raise them are frozen and awakened when near the destination. The ...
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Why is a Flerken so dangerous?

I watched Captain Marvel. I remember Talos calling the cat a Flerken. But I also remember some report on the animal as being very dangerous. Why is a cat with tentacles in it's mouth so dangerous?
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In Toy Story, is Bo Peep’s name really Bo Peep?

I’ve read an account about someone’s grandmother having porcelain figures with names like “princess.” Is it possible that Andy just CALLS her Bo Peep while her ACTUAL name would be something like “...
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Was Pepper ever healed from the Extremis given to her in Iron Man 3?

Pepper was given the drugs, or whatever it was to make her heal, and heat up. Did that ever get removed from her system, or is she still like that? We see no examples of it after that movie, but I don'...
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In the Cursed Child, who was Minister for Magic in the alternate reality where Ron is married to Padma Patil?

In the first Act, Albus and Scorpius interfere in the First Task and because of that, they go to an alternate timeline where Ron is married to Padma Patil and Hermione isn't Minister for Magic, but ...
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Why did the Ministry of Magic allow Dumbledore's nepotism?

When it comes to appointment of teachers, Dumbledore exercised high-level of nepotism. Some examples: Lupin, Snape, Slughorn, Trelawney, Hagrid etc. Why didn't the Ministry of Magic intervene?
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Live action TV show where High school Kids go into the virtual world and have to clear levels

I've been trying to remember this live action TV show for years now. In it teenagers were able to enter this virtual world of sorts and they become these avatars. Their goal was to clear levels and ...
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“Medusa”-type book set around Sedona, AZ

Some years ago, I read a sci-fi novel set in motion by the discovery of a 19th century Apache man who had been turned to stone in a cave near Sedona, AZ. Elements I recall of it are that there was an ...
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Space mission brings back terrible smothering fungus

I read this book years ago at school, or some of it, and I'm wondering what it was. A space mission (to somewhere in the Solar System - I'm thinking Venus) had unwittingly brought back spores of a ...
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What is a “balanced” force, and do the Jedi want it? [duplicate]

The Prophecy of the Chosen One says that it will lead to "ultimate balance in the Force be restored". What does this actually mean? Is the goal to wipe out the Sith? If so, how is that balance? Wouldn'...
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70s/80s SciFi film (or series episode?) where a spaceship has only one rescue capsule, so the crew members start killing each other

I'm looking for a movie that I once saw on German TV in the early 00s. At least I think it was a movie - I cannot say for sure that it wasn't an episode of some TV series. What ever the case, I'll try ...
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70s/80s comic space opera short story published in some SF magazine, containing the phrase “in durance vile.”

A ship is intelligent. It plays tricks on its crew to keep them alert. Sometimes they think it goes too far. The crew shut it down for a period of time as punishment. Space pirates then chase and ...
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What was the first appearance of a sword-wielding canine?

Pokémon sword will include a new legendary pokémon named Zacian which is a wolf-like creature holding a sword in its mouth. A lot of Dark Souls fans are saying that this is clearly a reference to the ...
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Sci-fi book about future of earth where the land has been submerged, and aliens use it to breed [duplicate]

1970's or 80's book about the future earth. Aliens invaded, and sunk the land, now there are floating islands, and the aliens come back every so many years to plant eggs in the sea to hatch. There ...
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Why are there no name ribbons on the Marauder's Map in the movie adaptation of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”?

In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and both cinematic parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, why are the names on the Marauder's Map not shown in ribbons like ...
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What is the effect of the neuralyzer on aliens?

In the Men in Black series (movies or comics), is it expected that an alien would lose its memory, nothing would happen, or have other side effects if neuralyzed? In the movies the MiB neuralyze ...
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Shape changer in space frontier story collection

It was one of the stories in a space frontier collection. A hunter was after the most dangerous game. When killed it had the shape of a small seemingly harmless wormlike creature. But the creature ...
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Has there been a multiethnic Star Trek character?

Star Trek has always been at the forefront of ethnic and cultural diversity. In TOS, we had a Russian, a Japanese-American, a Scot(t), Americans, etc. which was groundbreaking for the time. In the ...
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What happened to Goose in “Captain Marvel”?

In Captain Marvel, Agent Fury fell in love with an adorable cat called Goose. It is clear that this is long before The Avengers, but Goose does not appear in any of the shows after that. What happened ...
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Can you be killed by a curse other than Avada Kedavera in Harry Potter? [duplicate]

A question for the AMAZING J.K.ROWLING!!!!!!!!!!!
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Which human character killed the most Kingsguard members?

Who killed the most Kingsguards/Queensguards? I know that in the second-to-last episode of the TV show, Specifications: the character must have killed the guard themselves, not others who did it for ...
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Isekai manga where the main character is left in his original world and his class transported to a fantasy world

In the manga, the main character was left behind in his original world and his whole class was transported to a fantasy world because the main character was asleep and was out of range from the magic ...
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How did the men of Gondor and Rohan communicate and join forces during the siege of Minas Tirith?

At the battle of the Pelennor Fields, Gondorian soldiers are trapped inside the city walls with a giant army of orcs and evil men outside the walls. After the arrival of the Rohirrim, were the men of ...
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Short story where a girl collecting pink shells is trapped in a cave by a storm

I read this short story at school, I think Primary school but I'm not very good with dates, so over ten years ago. Though as we read it for school it was probably older than that. I also remember it ...

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