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In the apocalyptic film 'These Final Hours' what happened to Rose’s mom?

The film deals with the final 12 hours of the last humans on Earth in Australia. Rose (the little girl that James rescues from thugs) is heading to her aunt’s house where her dad is. But ultimately ...
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How did Garak know that the Romulans won't question why a data rod was partially recoverable?

In the episode In the Pale Moonlight, Vreenak says the following: VREENAK: You are persistent, Captain, I'll grant you that, but dogged determination isn't enough to change the reality of your ...
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Book where Patton or MacArthur teams up with Robert E.Lee in an apocalyptic world

A friend told me he read an excellent SF book years ago where Patton or maybe MacArthur partnered somehow with Robert E. Lee in a near-future apocalyptic world. Who knows this?
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Is Omega Supreme the only Guardian Robot who can transform?

In the Transformers G1 cartoon, Guardian Robots are seen a couple of times, one battling Superion, another battling autobots, but as far as I remember, they never transform. Omega Supreme however, can ...
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When was obliviation discovered/invented?

According to Harry Potter Wiki Mnemone Radford was the witch who first developed Memory Modifying Charms. She became the first Ministry of Magic Obliviator, due to her skill with the charm. When ...
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Webcomic about "small differences" ruining a date (specifically one of them likes YOHpt1 the other YOHpt2)

Trying to track down a webcomic. The panels are a back and forth between a couple on a first date. Something like "What do you do mostly?" "oh watch a lot of tv?" "whats your ...
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Short Marvel fanfic about Magneto having a head cold

I think I read this in college, which would put it between 1998 and 2002. I thought I read it on the Fonts of Wisdom site, but I can't find it on there. It was a short humorous fanfic where Magneto ...
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1950s TV episode where a motorcyclist takes a drug which changes his time perception, enabling him to avoid logs falling off a truck

On a show like Science Fiction Theater (but not that one), a maniac was releasing logs from the back of his truck and killing motorcycle riders. A man took a drug which changed his time perception, ...
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Book about a girl who finds out she was a fairy sent away to keep her safe, and gets sent someone to protect her

I’m pretty sure the cover has the girl in a dress sitting down next to a pool of water. She was born a fairy but brought up as human and eventually finds out she was actually a fairy sent away for her ...
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YA book ID: short stories including Masked Granny and hypnotic TV camera

Who can identify this collection of sci-fi (or spec-fi) short stories that I read (in Britain) in the late '80s or early '90s? One story was about a rock singer called "Masked Granny". She ...
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Manhua/manga/manhwa where the female lead's kingdom gets destroyed and she's kidnapped

It was a typical romance isekai to some extent. The female lead read a story and died, then reincarnated into it. She realizes her kingdom gets destroyed (I think). Her sister or someone she knew is ...
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Sci-fi book read in the early 2000s about a video game developer evading kidnappers, who want his in-game geology algorithm, I think

The main protagonist was a genius game designer / CEO of a computer game company, who knew where the minable resources in the game were, because he was the one who created the very realistic geology ...
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Manhua where the main character's mother's family was a renowned cultivator family, and his dad is watching over a portal to some dimension

I'm looking for a manhua where the main character's mother's family was actually a renowned cultivator family, and his dad is watching over a portal to some dimension.
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Film that begins with spaceship combat seen from a cockpit or control room

Alright, so as a kid I remember seeing the beginning of a film on TV, and it's been bugging me for more than a decade trying to figure out what it was. I remember the first scene - it felt like late ...
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How did GLaDOS open portals in the beginning?

If you look at the beginning of the original Portal game, GLoDOS opened portals for us. While the portals were opened on plain white surfaces, how could GLaDOS do it ...
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Spaceship chess game identification

I faintly remember the game, I played it as a kid in the early 00s. The game involved a chessboard where at first you could play chess as you normally would. When a piece would take another piece ...
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'80s novella about a computer running everything, which is destroyed by a punch card

I have been trying to find even a reference to this book and haven't been able to do so. I read it in the early '80s, but it might have been published a bit earlier. It was a rather small mass market ...
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Novel with a women editing 20/21st century movies to add interaction and 3D effects

Novel with a women editing 20/21st century movies to add interaction and 3D effects. She lived in a shack in the wilderness and if I remember correctly it was an additional source of income. I thought ...
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What happens to lightsabers after large battles?

Do the hilts just sit there? I'm specifically refering to huge battles like Geonosis or the 7th Battle of Ruusan. Is there someone who scavenges the sabers, or do the Jedi/Sith send people to recover ...
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Manga/manhwa about a guy with water powers, a secret society, and a secret training island

I read this story a bit then left and forgot its name. There is a guy who discovers that he has water-controlling powers when he is attacked on a rooftop near a water tank, and he suddenly creates a ...
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Short story about time travel and refugees from the future

I'm trying to find a short story about a woman whose job is processing time travelling refugees from a future genocide/dystopia. The protagonist is in charge of settling them in refugee camps. She's ...
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Why does Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) bother fighting if she can warp reality?

Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) has the power of reality warping through chaos magic. https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Scarlet_Witch We've seen her warping reality in WandaVision: After ...
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Anime movie/series about school students that go to another world with rocky territory, they fight square monsters

I’m trying to find a movie or series, it was an anime or some animation if I remember right. I watched it around 2010-2016. I remember it had school students and they transport to another world or ...
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Sci-Fi / fantasy books about rediscovery empires [closed]

I would love your recommandation of books about a civilization that slowly discovery a previous/old civilization that has disappeared (war, technology issues, etc..). It can even be the remanent of a ...
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Trying to find the name of a movie that I (partly) know the plot of involving a small town and aliens

I am trying to find the name of a (possible) movie that I only know the plot of partly (since I don’t know the movie completely, it may contain some spoilers). As far as I know, it is as follows: It ...
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Book with people who wake up in pods in the middle of the street

I don't remember much about this story other than it is quite old. In the plot all I can remember is that there were a group of people who wake up in pods in the middle of the street of a town. I ...
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When Snape did this to Dumbledore, why didn't Fawkes protect him?

Fawkes was genuinely loyal to Dumbledore and even protected him once by taking Avada Kedavra on itself (and then being reborn from its ashes). Why didn't Fawkes protect Dumbledore once again when ...
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Book about an invented material that can raise the dead but is toxic to the living

Book I read in the early 1970s about a group of scientists who invent or discover a material that allows dead people to be brought back to life, but is toxic to living beings. They use it to bring ...
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Manga where the MC is a magician who gets reincarnated and adopted by goblins

The manga is about a magician who gets reincarnated as a noble but gets abandoned by his father. he was later adopted by a goblin and he turns his village into a monster kingdom.
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2 early 2000's cartoons I cannot remember [closed]

There's one I'm pretty sure is called Z-Animals where a trio of kids travel to another World Ig and save morphed beings. The main character can turn into them and there's a walking orange shark. The ...
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Did Optimus Prime, Jazz, Sideswipe, Mirage and Windcharger ever turn into a combiner again?

In episode 64 of the Transformers G1 cartoon, Optimus Prime, Jazz, Sideswipe, Mirage and Windcharger disguise as the Stunticons. Then Megatron asks them to turn into Menasor, to see if they were the ...
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Book involving an AI/robot planet that became cut off from humans

I'm trying to remember the name of a sci-fi book in English that I must have read in the last 10 years, but have gone through my Kindle history and can’t seem to find it. I'm pretty sure that it was a ...
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Webtoon where the main character is suicidal [closed]

I've been looking for this webtoon story where the main character is basically suffering from depression. I think the plot is all about him recovering from his past. I haven't read much about it since ...
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Story with Iron Man jumping into a time portal to escape the Phoenix, before she destroyed the Earth

The Phoenix is brought back by a dying man wanting to destroy the Earth, while Tony Stark watches. Tony jumps into a time portal to escape at the last minute. He goes through different time frames of ...
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Worm fanfic where Taylor is biomanipulation powers centered on insects by Cauldron as part of a scheme by Emma to make her a nemesis

The story had a few premises that diverge from the main narrative. For one, Cauldron has a black market where you can buy the vials that give powers. As with the main story, they can't pinpoint powers,...
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Pre-2000 Ranma 1/2 and Sailor Moon fanfic with a failed romance between Michiru and Ranma

Seeing if anyone can find a fanfic where there was a crossover between Ranma 1/2 and Sailor Moon, where (pre-series) Michiru and (post-series) Ranma where the plot brought them together in a ...
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Series of books/novellas, involving a depopulated Earth, mass infertility, a religious cult, time travel, and Amazon warriors

There was a series of books/novellas in the '70s or so, involving a very depopulated Earth due to a chemical/drug error that made all females who lived in modern society infertile. A prophet had ...
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Are there any creatures resistant to Avada Kedavra?

Throughout the books there are some creatures that are explicitly quoted to be resistant to magic (giants being the one that comes to mind). Are there any references in canon about creatures not being ...
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Is there a longer audio clip than this where Tolkien discusses the Eagles?

I was linked to this today: At first, I assumed that it was faked/cut together. But now I think it's real, and that he really did say this while alive. I never knew ...
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Are any of the 14M alternate futures Dr. Strange saw in IW, distinct universes part of the Multiverse, or potential branches of the 616 universe?

In Avengers: Infinity War, Dr. Strange at some point used the Time Stone, to go forward in time and see all potential future outcomes of the conflict with Thanos. I went forward in time... to view ...
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Translation for a LOTR tattoo

I want to get a LOTR tattoo with the quote “Until the stars are all alight” in Tengwar. If anyone can help me translate it I would be so grateful.
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Book about a lost princess and a pond [closed]

I was in middle school from 2002-2004 and I fell in love with this book. I thought it was called The Princess Through the Pond. All I can remember is that she goes through, then she finds out she's a ...
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Need help finding a horror movie (horror buffs)

This movie might have been an all Asian staff if not there was a girl with piercings in it that was.(I think) They are stuck in an elevator (or some room) and they can’t get out. It seems like a witch ...
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Which source book does this page (featuring the outline of a terminator anatomy) come from?

Which source book does this page (featuring the outline of a terminator anatomy) come from?
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How did this person become a metahuman?

The metahuman Cisco nicknamed DeathBolt wasn't in Central City when the Accelerator went boom- so how did he mutate/gain his powers? Was this ever explained?
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Fantasy book where two boys swap places from different worlds

I am looking for a book I read when I was younger. It involves 2 boys from different world swapping places and pretending to be each other. They are identical except that one is white and the other is ...
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Children's/YA fantasy book where the protagonist is briefly possessed by the villain

I'm looking for a book/series that I read probably 8-10 years ago (although it could have come out earlier). In the book, the hero makes some kind of deal with a possessing entity, where that entity ...
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Alien movie where the spaceship crashed and repaired itself like reptile skin

I watched this movie a long time ago. I remember the aliens come to Earth because of DNA and showed some humans the family tree showing special DNA on it. The ship crashed and was repairing itself. I ...
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Time traveller going backwards and mad in museum [duplicate]

Interesting short story I read 1970-80s. A lifepod containing one occupant appears at a museum. At first hairy, dirty and wildly incoherent, the occupant becomes calmer, cleaner and communicative over ...
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Has the Slingshot Effect ever failed?

It's mentioned that time travel using the gravitational slingshot effect is highly dangerous, but typically reckless Kirk uses it successfully at least four times (including twice with a captured non-...
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