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Movie: during a weekend in a house, a young kid befriends someone eating anything, they find the place of a plant scientist who reached immortality

There is a family who went to a house for the weekend. The wife and three kids went to that house first, the husband doesn't come on Saturday because of work. He says he will come after the work. The ...
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How does the T-800 find Sarah at the police station?

I use to think that it was because the T-800 ends up calling her, but that was after Reese and Sarah go back to the hotel. The detective mentions that she was waiting for her mom to come from Big Bear....
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i need help figuring out and idea for a school spec-fic wrighting assignment? [on hold]

it cant be normal, as in it has to be new and creative and have a really big WHAT IF? in it. my previous one was about what if the government was hiding the cure for cancer, but that didn't have a big ...
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Is the existence of jinn well-known?

On the TV series Jinn, some evidence suggests that knowledge of the existence of jinn is fairly widespread. For instance, when the tour guide is talking about jinn, they give a very historical ...
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What did Damon regret not telling Cee?

Near the beginning of Prospect, while Cee's father is falling asleep he says: I'm sorry I didn't tell you. I should have told you. There were in fact two things which he hadn't told her before ...
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Why was Rorschach willing to forgive The Comedian's “moral lapse” with Sally Jupiter?

I do not have the book with me now so I cannot get the direct quote but when Laurie Juspeczyk confirms that The Comedian sexually assaulted Sally Jupiter, Rorschach dismisses the incident saying that ...
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Story about a sentient star system, in a 50s or early 60s anthology

Story about a sentient star system, possibly in f&sf anthology from 50s or early 60s. I know this is a long shot, but I hope someone will know of this story. I believe it was called "Darkness or ...
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What is the first work featuring white noise?

Alternate Question Title: Did Stephen Bartholomew invent white noise? I just read The Rumble and the Roar by Stephen Bartholomew (Worlds of If Science Fiction, February 1957) It is a story about ...
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What do Boxings look like in Era 2?

In the Final Empire, coins were called "Boxings" because they had Kredik Shaw on the back, the "box" the Lord Ruler lived in. However, the Final Empire fell about 345 years before Era 2, yet they ...
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Trope identification and earliest examples: Stereotype exists because of banished people

Trope described: Humans live (quite far) away from race/species/distinct group of people called X. There is a lot of negative stereotypes about the X. They are all dishonorable, thieves, murderers, ...
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Why weren't the other agents concerned when Smith met Cypher alone?

During the scene where Morpheus is being interrogated, Agent Smith tells his colleagues to leave him with Morpheus. The other Agents seem very shocked by this move, and they almost reluctantly leave. ...
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How does Sarah know which button, of the three, to press on the machine that ends up killing the T-800 at the end?

She had never seen that type of machine before, prior to her climbing into it, across, and to the other side. She then pulls the bars down and without looking at one of the three buttons, she reaches ...
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In Street Fighter, what does the M stand for in M Bison?

We keep referring to the leader of the international terrorist group called Shadoloo as M Bison. What really does M stand for?
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What actually happened to Preservation?

Spoilers for book three of the Mistborn original trilogy:
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What happened to the T-800 when the cop car crashes into the wall?

At the end of the car chase scene in The Terminator, the titular villain makes an escape and isn't seen until later in the film.
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What possible ways, looking back at the scene of when the T-800 crashes the cop car, could it have escaped without being seen by the cops? [duplicate]

We know it escaped on the passenger side; however, when the cop goes back to look, all we see is a wall stretching for a miles (and T-800s do not run as fast to not be able to see it running off). So ...
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In the police station, why crash a car through the bulletproof glass?

Couldn't the T-800 just punch through the glass, go through, and then assume attacking? In the second movie, this does not stop the T-1000, even though a different model; it just punches through, ...
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How does the T-800 manage to get through in Sarah's dream?

When Reese tells Sarah the story about "his world", the door to the bunker is manned. Then after we see Reese with Sarah's picture, we hear the dogs barking and then all of a sudden the T-800 gets ...
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At the police station, why does Kyle Reese ends up having to punch a door to save Sarah?

At the police station, Kyle Reese punching a door was a bad move on his part, as it could've given them away. Why did he resort to such extreme measures?
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How did the T-800 know it was Kyle Reese who turned on the car in the garage?

From the audience's perspective, we assume that the actors knew, through script of when to begin the fight scene. How would the T-800 have known that Kyle Reese was in the car with Sarah? Can ...
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Whose names were written in the Governor's notebook?

On The Walking Dead, in the episode Say the Word (Season 2 Episode 5), Michonne sneaks into the Governor's office and finds the following list of names written in a notebook, with his daughter's name ...
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What is the password at the end of Neuromancer?

I just finished William Gibson's Neuromancer and I'm still puzzled by the famous password that Lady 3Jane is the only one to know, the password needed to remove the restraining bolt on Wintermute. ...
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If the Doctor were to open the TARDIS under water in the ocean, what would happen?

I've always wondered what would happen, and have asked my friends a few times, but without a satisfying response.
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Are all Kryptonian objects “super” under a yellow sun?

Superman's original cape made from his swaddling blanket is indestructible. Are other Kryptonian artifacts, materials, substances or products of similar super durability? Or, are only certain ...
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Who is this character in “Avengers: Endgame”?

At the end of Avengers: Endgame when all the super heroes are fighting Thanos and this army, there is a brief exchange between Thanos and some woman that (paraphrasing from memory) goes something like:...
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What happens to the runabouts when Starfleet abandons DS9 at the start of the Dominion War?

In "A Time to Stand" (S5E26) Starfleet mines the entrance to the wormhole, starting the Dominion War. No reinforcements are sent to defend Deep Space Nine so the fleet can destroy Dominion shipyards, ...
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What other Marvel works inspired the MCU?

Is there an official list of Marvel Comics or Marvel Animation works that have influenced the MCU? For example: Thor: Ragnarok has shades of Hulk Vs and Planet Hulk
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Time travel short story where someone from the past follows the travelers back

Short story on time travel where, at the end, a primitive follows them back to the present but gets scared of a delivery truck and jumps back through the device.
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TV show starring two men who develop various gadgets

One is a regular size man and other is very short person. i think he is the one who invents the gadgets and the tall one uses them. I remember an episode in which tall man disguises his car ( by ...
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Is “Spider-Man: Far From Home” set before or after “Avengers: Endgame”?

The trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home has just been released: With Tom Holland being in this film it gives some interesting insight into what might happen in ...
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Is there wildlife in Downbelow on Babylon 5?

I was watching, and I noticed this shady character enjoying what appears to be a nice, freshly prepared lizard on a stick in Downbelow. How does a lizard whose destiny is to be cooked over a ...
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Does this curse break any Laws of Magic?

The “Ghoul Goblin” comics portrays a soldier, Major Archibald Talbot, winding up getting cursed by a group of Wizards after harassing and throwing racial insults at them and the other patrons of the ...
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Are there any individual aliens that have gained superpowers in the Marvel universe?

We have seen plenty of examples of Earthlings (Terrans) who have obtained superpowers through various means: Bruce Banner, became the Hulk after exposure to Gamma Radiation Steve Rogers, gained super-...
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Sci-fi short story about time travel

It is set during the last ice age as a modern man is living among a small community of early humans and is told to kill one of the last neanderthals as a test to see if he is really human or a savage. ...
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Is the neck coloring favored by Cardassian females a tattoo or just makeup?

Throughout the run of DS9, Cardassian females can often be seen with one or more of their neck-bones colored in blue or purple. An example is in the screenshot below. It's a neat little cultural quirk ...
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Can the T-800 see in night vision?

Apparently, when it was in the cop compound, it was able to turn off the lights and pretty much nail every cop on first shot. Pretty neat that the T-800 series could see in night vision, probably ...
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Animated movie about space farmers and BIG blue aliens that had more then one eye and were taught how to do kung-fu by protagonists father

I know this animated movie might have been 3D and it was possibly from pre-2011. In it, there were these space farmers. I think they wore orange space suit sometimes and the protagonist’s father was ...
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Movie with a woman detective in it and a vampire who falls for her

I don't remember the specifics, but after the titles, the opening was about a murder in the streets and a detective was supposed to investigate it.. A man watches her from the roof of one of the ...
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Movie or tv series in 80s/90s which has a rooster wind vane set in a roof

When something is going to happen, it spins/rotate really fast. It's kind of a sci-fi/magic story. I don't remember much because I was maybe 7-10 years old when I watched it. It could be an Australian ...
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How did space travel spread throughout the Star Wars galaxy?

By the time of the Star Wars films almost every species has access to space travel and faster-than-light technology. Has it ever been mentioned where this came from, did a specific species go out and ...
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What did Brienne write about Jaime?

In Game of Thrones S08E06, Brienne She then opens the book which we saw in earlier seasons which holds the accomplishments of other Kingsguard. What did she write about Jaime? Has anyone ...
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Do these two articles appear in Trek Magazine and Best of Trek?

Two articles by Mark A Golding, "Shortcuts Though Space in Star Trek" and "Subspace Radio and Space Warps" advocate the theory that much interstellar travel in Star Trek is done through wormholes or ...
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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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90/80s young adult sci-fi tv show: young girl turns out to be alien princess (or some such)

I'm trying to find a tv-series/mini-series that I viewed as a teenager, probably in the 90s, possibly late 80s. A pair of siblings (twins as I remembers) grow up in a nice neighbourhood. One day an ...
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A medieval book with a redhead girl as a main character who allies with vampires and werewolves against scientific opposition

I am looking for a book about a girl who fights a war after her father dies. She forms an alliance with vampires and werewolves and other creatures. The opposition believes in science. She wins the ...
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How did Frodo know where the Bree village was?

How did Frodo know where the Bree village was? I've never read the books, but in the movie Gandalf just tells Frodo go to Bree expecting Frodo to know where that is. So if Frodo knows where Bree is, ...
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Old TCG style show where kids would fight tournaments in a battle dome with their monster cards

I think it was on Cartoon Network. It was kinda like Yu-Gi-Oh!, but it took place in a battle dome. The kids would go and fight tournaments with their monster cards and the arena changed (i.e. jungle, ...
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Medieval show with magic gem [on hold]

I can’t remember much because it was a long time ago, but I remember there was a a guy with a magic gem, a girl, a big guy (I think he was blue), and an old man. It was a cartoon with a similar art ...
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Sci-fi book based on Hinduism/Buddhism

Setting: The remnants of Earth (they called it something that started with a "U") Opening: I recall the book opening with someone with a long name who preferred to only keep the middle part of his ...
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Sci-fi. A space cloud engulfs Earth. Men live underground and require a rare mineral for power

A black cloud engulfs the Earth forcing men to live underground. They need a rare mineral to create the sub-space fields they use for power. A prospector discovers an underground city of lizard people ...

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