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Why haven't Cardassians taken DS9 (Terok Nor) with them while withdrawing from Bajor?

I understand the Deep Space Nine station was able to move, although with many difficulties and limitations. So my question is, why haven't the Cardassians just taken the station to Cardassian space ...
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Was the weakness in Wraith technology ever revisited in any media?

In the Season 2 episode "Aurora", Sheppard's team discovers an Ancient warship by the same name. They learn from the Ancient crew whose consciousness is in some sort of virtual world that they are ...
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Does Iron Man's repulsor technology violate Newton's Third Law of Motion (in-universe)? [on hold]

Iron Man's suits displays a wide array of advanced technologies: super-durability amazing artificial intelligence, virtually unlimited energy via the ARC reactors, and repulsor technology The ...
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Story about hunting giant lizards for hides on privately owned planet

In this question: [Old SF novel about Earth as a prison planet; newly arrived convict has a secret agenda There is a comment about hunting giant lizards on a planet and exporting their hides. I ...
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How does Sloan get past DS9 security?

Has it be stated in another epsiode or the shows productiom team, how Sloan can circumvent DS9 security and get into Bashir's room? From the episode Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges: BASHIR: Odo's ...
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Why Did Lady Tremaine want to be Queen Mother? [on hold]

Because she wanted to marry Anastasia or Drizella off to the Prince, but only for her own sake. And if this is the case, shouldn’t she be an example on the tropes Mother Makes You King (female ...
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Despite Ken not appearing in Toy Story 4 [on hold]

Why couldn’t the Disney Shops sell Ken dolls so that kids could get another chance at buying them? I mean, what if they didn’t get a chance at buying them when Toy Story 3 was still new?
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Framed and sent to a prison planet, learns to hunt large native creatures

This is a stand-alone novel I read in the early 90s, probably around 1994. More space adventure than serious extrapolation or idea SF. Despite the setting it didn't have the noir aspects that became ...
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Book about a witch who tried to murder entire world population

I read this book in English in 2002 or 2003. The book had a black cover with some circular symbol in the center, I can't remember the shape that was in the symbol. In the book, the witch tried to ...
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Is Gnimrach an Ogre Prince? [on hold]

In Shrek Forever After, there is an ogre voiced by Brian Hopkins who The Internet identifies as Gnimrach. The name is a reference to the original script where Gnimrach was Brogan’s original name. ...
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Pre late-80s UK-based short horror story. Giant alien shapeshifters imitate a house and a uk phone box to trap and devour the young protagonist

General This UK-based short story was from a horror or SciFi compilation I read during the late 80s/early 90s (but was almost definitely from earlier). I have a feeling the compilation was probably ...
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Why is there no Legend of Galactic Heroes adaptation for US TV series? [on hold]

I mean it's not like the USA people doesn't know it. It's a timeless classic. I mean they manage to adapt one of the impossible to make series, Game of Thrones, why not this timeless classic?
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What would happen to superpowered people on Zur-En-Arrh that are human?

What would happen to super powered people on Zur-En-Arrh that are human? E.g. Blue Beetle, Major Force, Shazam, Green Lantern, Planet Master, The Flash, The Spectre, Raven?
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What is the earliest example of enmity between dwarfs and elves? [duplicate]

Throughout fantasy literature there exists enmity between dwarfs and elves, depending on the author it can range from distrust, through to outright racial hatred and war. Where have these historic ...
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Children's telefilm about a handicapped girl's beliefs in fairytale characters

Genre: Children's fantasy Story: Start: Main lead is a girl who believes in fairytale characters, like a fairy from the story Cinderella or Pinocchio etc. They all visit her when nobody is around ...
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Are all Ringwraiths called Nazgûl in LotR?

I knew before that the Black Riders and Ringwraiths and Nazguls are one and the same. But even before that, when I was little and saw the movies when they first came out, I thought the Nazgul referred ...
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Old SF novel about Earth as a prison planet; newly arrived convict has a secret agenda

I think I read this no later than the year 1986. English language, hardback, available in a public library in Indiana in the mid-1980s. I don't think it was by any of the Big Names of 20th Century ...
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Story about a space war, and a human prisoner of war captured by alien enemy

This story starts off with an alien fleet attacking a human spacecraft or fleet - the alien fleet overwhelms their human counterparts, and destroy all the ships. A few survivors escape in individual ...
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Book about space zoo collectors [on hold]

I read this book in the very early '60's about a group of inter galactic zoo specimen hunters and their adventures.
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Novel in which alien (Martian?) is trapped on Earth in prehistory

What I seem to remember is that the Martian is stranded by the destruction of his civilization. Also, there is an odd detail that sticks in my brain: the Martian drops a bracelet (or a watch?) in a ...
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Short story about military airships and a dragon corps

I'm looking for a short story that appeared in an anthology of either fantasy or science fiction stories. I believe the story is called "The Day is Saved" Personal Honor was an important aspect of ...
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Does the “Daedalus” actually land on the water?

When the Daedalus lands at Atlantis it appears to land on the water, is there anything that's considered to be canon that proves whether the Daedalus is actually landing on water (and floating on the ...
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In Mistborn, why can metal in people's bodies be affected by Allomancy sometimes?

In the first Mistborn novel, it's explained that one key rule of Allomancy is that it can't affect metal in or attached to other people's bodies. However, in The Hero of Ages, Vin seems to be able to ...
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What are the significance of towers in Lord of the Rings?

Leaving aside Minas Tirith and Minas Morgul which have towers as part of their overall structure, there are two very important towers, sometimes called the titular towers of the second book of the ...
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What happened to Brakiss?

I read The New Rebellion a Star Wars novel set 13 years after Return of the Jedi. Luke's big bad apprentice is chilling on a planet making droids. Does he ever do anything in future books?
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Netflix show with elemental monsters

There was this show I think on Netflix and they each had like elemental monsters and the water ones were like really technologically advanced. And one charcter had this dark one that was like a voodoo ...
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How can Spider-Man replace Iron Man without money and brain? [on hold]

Trailers of Spider-Man: Far From Home talk about Peter replacing Iron Man. After the Happy and Nick Fury both want Peter to replace Iron Man. What exactly MCU thinks of Iron Man that a broke high ...
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Kid's story: freed witch causes strange weather

I believe I got this from a BookMobile in the US, around 1973. Set in 1950s or 1960s. A child (from the city, or maybe from the US) is sent to live with relatives in rural England, maybe for summer ...
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How did Kovacs go from being arrested to in bed with Ortega in episode 5?

I was startled to see Kovacs being led out in handcuffs at 41:20, and then in the next scene in bed with Ortega. How did he get out of jail? What did I miss?
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Where did they get the transporter coordinates for the Defiant in “The Tholian Web”?

At the start of the Star Trek episode "The Tholian Web" the crew of the Enterprise can somehow "see" the wreck of the Defiant although it doesn't register on the ship's sensors. Then they beam over to ...
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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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Story where in the second part the hero gets kidnapped by a paincult

I'm looking for a book where in the second part the hero gets kidnapped by a member of a paincult. He regularly gets tortured but even falls in love with the woman torturing him with a kind of pain ...
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What is the ship shown just before the Enterprise in the ST: Enterprise opening credits? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: Enterprise, season 1 at least, the opening credits show a bunch of aircraft and spacecraft. Just before the Enterprise shows up, there is another ship of similar configuration. Is ...
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Prisoner on alien planet escapes by making up a story about ghost companions and wins the war

I read this short story decades ago in a German translation in some anthology, but I believe the original was in English. Or was it in German? I'm not even sure. I'd like to find out the name of the ...
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How did Gollum enter Moria?

We know from the books that Gollum already was in Moria when the Fellowship entered. We also know that he did not enter from the West but from the East. However, as far as I know, we do not know ...
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Time travel back to stop a man to commit a disaster

I want to think that it was a series or a TV movie series. The movie/series looks like timeless but it not it well to what I have read in the episodes summary. It looks like a 2010s movie. I did not ...
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80s or 90s Fantasy novel, part of series. Castle talks to wizard, 2 headed dragon fights itself

USA English paperbacks. Pretty sure it was a trilogy. The covers were quite colorful. One I remember had a man standing before a chained up 2 headed dragon. I remember little of the story. In Fact I ...
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Book that ends with the lines “Fall in love, it makes you brave. Ah, yes, very brave.” [migrated]

Looking for what is probably a young adult book, pre-80's, possibly fantasy, that I read long ago which ends with these 2 lines, the 2nd line being its own paragraph: "Fall in love, it makes you ...
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How did Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli know what Uruk-hai were?

In Peter Jackson's film adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, we see Saruman as he takes the initial steps towards creating a new army. The orcs under his command proceed surprisingly quickly, and ...
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How did Kyle Reese know that Sarah Connor was at the technoir?

The original T-800 heard the call from Sarah to his friend Ginger, and besides Kyle was following Sarah around, but how did he (Reese) find where she was at these disco?
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Are we supposed to just pretend that Nightcrawler isn't Mystique's son in the current X-men films?

I could accept in X2 that it just never comes up, as I don't recall the two being on screen much together (if at all). But with X-men: Apocalypse and now Dark Phoenix, it seems like something the ...
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Was Marietta Edgecomb under a spell in The Order of the Phoenix?

In The Order of the Phoenix, just when Dumbledore’s Army was discovered by Umbridge, Marietta responds in a manner which allows her to save the DA from most trouble... but her eyes are strangely blank....
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Fantasy book: redhead girl talks to animals, is made to stay with her noble father, discovers she's part of a phoenix rebirth cycle

The main points I remember is that this red haired, green eyed girl is able to talk with animals. She lives with an old lady in the beginning of the book as her mom had died and her father left. The ...
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Final Fantasy X: Botta background

I've recently started playing Final Fantasy X again, after many years. One thing I always wondered about is the Besaid Aurochs player Botta. Every time you speak with him he says something like, "I ...
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Story of a Witch Boy

Looking for a story about a young warlock who flies around at night with witch friends. He is callous and unfeeling until he befriends and falls in love with a Quaker? or Amish? girl he meets at a ...
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60's (or earlier) sci-fi short story about two spacecrafts exchanging plants for gold and thinking they got the better of the exchange [duplicate]

I'm looking for the title or author of a sci-fi short story about two spacecrafts somehow meeting and exchanging plants for gold or other items. Both crews think that they have gotten the better of ...
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60's (or earlier) sci-fi short story: man travels back to the Stone age, his glasses get broken and his attempts to grow crops fail

Looking for title or author of a sci-fi short story about a man who somehow accidentally travels back in time to the stone age, where he tries to survive and help people, but ends up having his ...
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Do ships in Pirates of Caribbean get a speed boost from magic?

In the Pirates of the Caribbean series, the ships have magical properties. Do these properties affect their speeds? That is, do they travel faster than equivalent real-world sailing ships?
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Is Queen Ingrid from Maleficent 2 loosely based on the Queen from Sun, Moon and Talia? [on hold]

Sun, Moon and Talia is a fairytale that provided the basis for the Sleeping Beauty fairytale. As such, the Queen from it was the basis for the Ogress Queen Mother, Who Queen Ingrith is based on.

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