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Why was the first Jedi Temple built on top of a Dark Side cave?

I am curious to know if there is anything mentioned in Star Wars canon that explains why the first Jedi Temple, located on the planet Ahch-To, was built on top of a Dark Side cave. I personally can't ...
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Book where alien helmet makes people smarter?

I remember reading book a while ago (maybe about 20 years) about a boy who decides to wear a helmet that he stole from his teacher, who happens to be an alien. This helmet makes him much smarter and ...
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Looking for an old anime series featuring a spaceship as well as an underwater base

I'm looking for an old anime series (or movie) produced in the 80's or earlier that aired fully dubbed in German TV some time before the 90's. Most remarkable scenes I remember: The film starts on (...
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What are the names of these two sci-fi writers?

I'm looking for the names (which I have forgotten) of two authors who co-author sci-fi novels. Both authors are actual scientists and they use their specialized knowledge to lend authenticity to the ...
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What ship class is the US Archimedes?

In Star Trek: Lower Decks, Season 2 Episode 10, we see a Federation ship named USS Archimedes. I couldn't quite decide what class it was supposed to be. It's rather reminiscent Excelsior-class, but - ...
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Movie where a boy finds a talking alien powersuit and gets inside

Never actually got the name of this movie and only saw it randomly on telly once. What I remember is this alien race fighting a war lost a super powerful sentient powersuit on Earth, then this random ...
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Will cities of the future be sinking in light? [closed]

The majority of movies depicting futuristic cities, as well as steampunk culture, assume cities are going to be illuminated with lots of excessive artificial lighting and advertisements shining all ...
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Manga where a retired knight goes to a village where summoned heroes reside

It's about a knight who retires and goes back to the village. He then realises that the village has summoned heroes residing there. All heroes have different abilities like super strength, medical ...
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Could precognition explain the choreographed look of lightsaber duels? [closed]

If you watch the lightsaber fights in the Prequel Trilogy, you'll see a lot of flips and twirls and duelists aiming for each other's lightsabers. Overall, a bunch of flair you would deem unnecessary ...
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Why did Maia compare helicopters to cars?

Maia just landed on aircraft carrier, speaks to Dr Nathan: Maia: I know you people think you're cutting-edge, but these prototypes we're loaning you will make what you've been flying look like used ...
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How old was Delos D. Harriman in Heinlein's "Requiem"?

Many of the early stories of Robert A. Heinlein were part of his "future history" series. Business tycoon Delos D. Harriman is mentoned in a number of stories, and as far as I can remember, ...
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Superhero cartoon where a blue-and-white alien combines with the hero

It was a superhero cartoon. The main character I think finds an alien which is white and blue then the alien combines with the main character. The main character's father was working with the alien, ...
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Sci-fi book or short story about people who crash-land on an alien world. The protagonist is captured by a hive of intelligent insects

This book from my teenage years I just can't get out of my mind for many years now, and sooo want to reread! It involved a travelling spaceship full of a few key characters - a male and a villain (I ...
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Anime in which a little girl finds a school where they reanimate constructs from dead things to fight

i remember only one of the first episodes. There is a little girl who is either lost or running from something in the woods when she stumbles into a really big building that turns out to be a school, ...
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Where does the money given to the icon of the Ferengi Blessed Exchequer go?

Ferengi use a sort of piggy bank in the image of the Blessed Exchequer to pray and make offerings of latinum. Where does that money go? Do the Ferengi send it to some church somewhere or maybe they ...
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Which story contains a planet named something like Istinigishinoburilahaha?

As a kid, I read a story about a husband and wife lizard people. They arrived by spaceship as passengers or colonists. I remember the wife complaining that the owners had made the temperature in the ...
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Children's Sci-Fi TV series from the 80s with a man in a black shiny helmet - perhaps called something 'galactic'

This is a long shot, but there was a Children's sci-fi TV series, either BBC or ITV, I am very vague on details, but I remember a guy in a black "space suit" with a shiny black helmet that ...
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Who uses combadges other than Starfleet and Bajoran Militia?

In TNG and DS9, Starfleet members and soldiers/officers in the Bajoran militia use long distance communicators shaped like the symbols of the organizations they serve attached to their uniforms- do ...
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Fantasy Novel with Alternate Arthurian Mythos, Knights Magic Sentient Swords, set in Alternate Late Middle Ages

I'm hoping to finish a book I borrowed from a library in college half a decade ago, but can't remember its name. Alas, I only got halfway through it before I had to return it, and then I couldn't ...
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Was what Joi did with the hooker a normal function of her system?

At first I thought that this was some creative thing that Joi came up with but now it occurs to me that her synching must be a feature that many people use who own their own Joi -- when they ...
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Short story about a visitor from outer space using DNA found in a museum to recreate an individual with knowledge of advanced technology [duplicate]

I am looking for a story about someone from outer space visiting a museum, possibly on Earth (though the planet is not known to the visitor). They have the technology to take DNA to recreate the ...
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Isekai manga about a guy who trains with a guild master, joins a church and becomes a healer, and then goes floor by floor up a dungeon

It's about a guy who goes into an adventurers guild and trains with the guild master, and then joins a church and becomes a healer. He drinks stuff that they call really nasty and it smells insanely ...
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Why didn't The Amazing Spiderman show Norman Osborn?

In The Amazing Spiderman (2012), Norman Osborn is frequently referenced as the reason for employment of Curt Connors/the Lizard, but always represented by a proxy in the form of Oscorp executive Rajit ...
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Novel with a hand-held kinetic gas weapon

This is a toughie I'm afraid. I read it probably in the late 80s. It was a pulp sci-fi of the classic "tough guy agent bloke does tough guy agent things in space" genre. The only thing I can ...
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Jeepers Creepers and the number 23

In the film Jeepers Creepers, Jezelle points out that the Creeper seems to need to feed based around the number 23: "Every twenty-third Spring. For twenty-three days. It gets to eat". Is ...
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Story about aliens using machine to remove and send their collective evil thoughts away to a place that, in a twist, is right in the path of Earth [duplicate]

About a decade ago, I read a brief synopsis of a Sci-Fi work (may have been a Golden Age, Sci-Fi short story in an anthology on Wikipedia) of a "Utopian" alien civilization that would send ...
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Why is Flash (Barry Allen) written as slower than light if he's faster? [duplicate]

On the internet, people keep saying that Barry is far faster than light and thus significantly faster then every dc superhero besides his nephew Wally, citing the time he could perceive attoseconds, ...
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Is Greg the only in-world character who notices the game mechanics?

Epic NPC Man is a web series by Viva La Dirt League set in an online RPG, making fun of the various tropes associated with the plot and mechanics of said games. One of the running jokes is Greg the ...
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Book set in a time of dragons featuring a boy and his dragon saving their homeland from weird monsters [duplicate]

I have been trying to remember the title of a book I read like a year ago. It is based in a time of dragons and the two main characters in the book is a boy and a dragon. The boy and dragon are ...
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Short story with a boy who goes through a door that isn't there

I'm trying to remember a short story I read in the early/mid 80s with some kids who decide to take revenge on a bully, they turn up to his birthday party laden with presents which turn out to be empty;...
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What did 'thrice defied' really mean? [duplicate]

The prophecy states: "The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches...born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies...and the Dark Lord will mark him as ...
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Looking for title or author of a fantasy novel with large, tusked goat-like creatures as mounts

I read this in the mid '90s, but it had that acid treated paper feel that said '70s through '90s. The protagonist rode a mount that was definitely not a horse. I recall tusks and goat-like ...
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Isekai manga where the MC gained Minecraft-like powers

I remembered back when I found a manga about a guy being isekai'd into another world with Minecraft-like powers If I remember correctly, he either landed on a cave, an island(?). he's also near the ...
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Identify a science-fiction novel… key points: space travel, immortality drug, main characters stranded on distant planet, they eventually escape

I’m looking for the name of a science-fiction novel I read perhaps a decade ago. I’ve extensively searched several common search engines and come up with nothing, so I’m turning to this community to ...
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YA novel where the world is divided by color

Read this book before 2013. The protagonist (I think it was a boy) lived in a world where society was divided by colours and each colour had their own city/continent. Each of these colours had their ...
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Which did Tolkien create first, Utumno or Angband?

In the First Age, Melkor had two fortresses, first Utumno and then Angband. Utumno was the older and greater fortress, but it was destroyed by the Valar in the War for Sake of the Elves. Later, ...
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Why is the number of orcs thousands instead of millions in "The Lord of the Rings"?

I know that Tolkien served in World War I, in which more than 20 million died. And he also witnessed World War II, in which more than 70 million people died. So why did Tolkien limit the number on ...
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If the General Counter-Spell exists, why are there specific counter-curses?

If a combined Finite could stop Grindelwald's extremely powerful Protego Diabolica, and various spells like the ones in the Duelling Club orchestrated by Severus Snape and Gilderoy Lockhart, why are ...
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What's the earliest citation for "you can hear the dice rolling in the background" about a piece of fantasy fiction?

The earliest I remember hearing this comment was about Dragonlance, which began to be published in 1984. There was earlier RPG-influenced fiction, though, as far back as Norton's Quag Keep (1978). ...
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Story about finding an alien fossil near dinosaur fossils

There's a story (I think it's Soviet SciFi), with an alien fossil found near a fossil of a dinosaur with laser-drilled holes in its skeleton, and the story revolves about finding the skull of one of ...
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80's fantasy story about two people and a gigantic ant

Looking for an 80's fantasy story about two people and their human-sized ant companion/friend. The people eventually become a couple and are returned to their own world to forget about one another, ...
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Science Fiction novel which takes place on a large cylindrical spaceship traveling through space

When I was in college in 1987, I read a science fiction book that I'd like to reread. But I cannot remember the name or author. The key features that I recall, are It takes place on a large ...
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What is Kool-Aid Man?

Besides being an anthropomorphic nearly full pitcher of cherry kool-aid, has there ever been any detailed description of how this pitcher of cherry kool-aid came to be so large, given appendages and ...
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Fantasy book about a reincarnated girl who could see auras

I read this book years ago. It was about a reincarnated girl who could see auras and a guy with his sister who are from her past life. The guy was that reincarnated girl's boyfriend. At the end of the ...
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how would the warhamer 40k universe react to cybertronians (transformers) [closed]

1 the initial reactions of all the major factions 2 what would the transformers do 3 how would the imperium react to primus and unicron 4 who would declare war on the transformers and who would win ...
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60s/90s animated medival movie where an the main character meets an old woman who's been imprisoned since she was young and who then burns the castle [closed]

I can't exactly remember the plot but I do remember a scene where an old woman who said that she has been imprisoned since she was young and beautiful and then proceeded to burn the Castle and ...
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Would Umbridge kill Harry if she got the chance?

We all know Umbridge loathes Harry, but is there any indication whether she would have killed him (or had him killed) if the opportunity had presented itself?
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Does transfiguration truly change one thing to another?

I mean, if someone transforms a match into a needle, is the needle a real needle? Or is it something that looks and weighs like a needle but actually a match in disguise? If I burn this needle, would ...
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Does anyone else find the Seven Potters plan incredibly stupid? [closed]

I was reading the question 'When leaving Privet Drive, why did there need to be seven Potters instead of using the Invisibility Cloak or Disillusionment Charms?' That made me wonder why didn't they: -...
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What other sports and clubs are there other than Quidditch, Gob stones and Chess? [duplicate]

Are there any clubs other than Quidditch, Gob stones and Chess?

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