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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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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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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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How does the T-800 find Sarah at the police compound?

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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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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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 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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Book - society of humanoid people that practise open relationships until they reach a certain age then have a monogamous partner

I think they lived kind of adjacent to a human race that had technology. They were the protagonists of the story. I read it around 20 years ago and it was probably about 15-30 years old then. They ...
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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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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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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 was New Asgard established at this place?

In Avengers: Endgame it is shown that New Asgard is established in Tonsberg, Norway. What is the reason that they chose this specific place for building their land to live? Does this place have any ...
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Theories by fictional characters [on hold]

Got to wondering... We have Cliff Claven's (postal worker in Cheers TV show) Buffalo Theory in regards to the effect of beer on your intelligence level. We have Sam Vimes' Boot based theory of ...
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Are Americans overwhelmed by comics (Captain America, X-Men,…) and Hollywood? [on hold]

I believe that virtual world is rising. On the other side, literature, romance, reading, learning, sciences, maths, ... things of importance might be interests. Virtual world replaces the reality. ...
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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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Mind transfer to prisoners on moons of Jupiter

About 20 years ago I read a series of books that had the main character transfer into the body of prisoners on four moons of Jupiter. Would anyone know what the name of the series was?
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Why wasn't Odinforce Thor strong enough to beat Thanos in Endgame straight up?

I mean, was the pizza and video games that bad for his overall powers? Or was Thanos really that much stronger? Captain Marvel and Scarlet Witch both overpower Thanos during their little 1 on 1s. Why ...
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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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Why didn't Nero use the red matter to stop the supernova before it happened? [on hold]

Nero knows where and when Spock and the ship will emerge. I get that he's a "particularly troubled Romulan", but was there a reason for why he didn't just take Spock's ship and the red matter, cause ...
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Is there a canonical date for the destruction of Romulus?

All we know from the 2009 Star Trek film is the date when the star went supernova. However, we aren't actually given the date for the destruction of Romulus, only that the "fastest ship" was ...
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Have Steve Rogers (Captain America) and a young Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) interacted during WWII?

Captain America served in World War II and Magneto's backstory revolves around his time in a concentration camp. Have Steve Rogers and a young Erik Lehnsherr interacted during WWII? Presumably this ...
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Why didn't the Empire disarm the populace?

Why does the Empire allow its subjects to go around armed? Han Solo openly carries a blaster. Chewbacca carries his bowcaster. In Rogue One, Baze Malbus carried a heavy repeater cannon. How does ...
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Fantasy book where some people have special powers (NOT superheroes)

Synopsis: Some people are born with special powers and they are called something in the book. The main character is one of these somethings and their power is essentially super-strength and is the ...
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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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Do we know where Human life originated in the Star Wars galaxy? [duplicate]

Assuming that the different species of alien all originated on different worlds around different stars do we know where the "Human" lifeforms that make up the majority of the Star Wars films came from ...
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Sci-fi series about a mercenary with a spaceship with AI

It's a book series about a guy that has a spaceship and the ship has AI and he travels all over doing odd jobs. There's one book with Lucky Jack in the title I think. I'm pretty sure he's hired to ...
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What do these prophecies reference?

In the Good Omens television series, when Aziraphale is reading Agnes Nutter's book of prophecies, some flash up on the screen. Some of them are easy to read, and others are very faint. For instance: ...
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Ron/Hermione Fanfic where Hermione creates a potion to understand Ron’s mind

The plot was where Hermione Granger brewed an experimental potion to understand Ron Weasley's mind. But ends up with a side effect of amplifying every kind of spell they cast. Understanding the ...
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1960s sci-fi anthology with a Viking fighting a U.S. army MP on the cover

A sci-fi collection with a Viking and a U.S. army MP fighting each other on the cover. I lost this in 1967. It was a paperback anthology.
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Was Voldemort related to Draco?

Bellatrix is Draco and Nymphadora's aunt and Voldemort sired her daughter, does that make him their uncle?
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Old story about some guy being able to manipulate radio waves

I read a story about some guy that was able to manipulate radio waves and turn inanimate objects to life. He was stopped when he was driven into a tunnel underground or under a river that was able to ...
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Story about tricking the earth empire into saving hopeless aliens

I'm hoping to identify an SF story (read it at least 20 years ago, I think), where Earth has set up a base on a distant world, and when the locals see how advanced they are, they quietly give up on ...
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Family science fiction movie where aliens chew gumballs to turn into monsters

What is the scifi family movie where aliens(?) have these gumballs that whomever chews it turns into an alien/monster/creature thing. The government is trying to capture the aliens for study and a ...
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Did Michael Sheen (Aziraphale) use a body double in this Good Omens scene?

In the recently released TV miniseries "Good Omens" based on the book by Pratchett and Gaiman, there is a wonderful character exposition scene where Was there a stunt double for this scene? I can't ...
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Sci-fi Film Viewing Order Needed! [on hold]

I am very much into film, but there are so many I haven’t seen in the sci-fi genre. So, would anyone care to provide a viewing order? One of my favourite all-time films is the first Alien movie (...
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Was “Pale Blue Eyes” an inspiration for “Burning Chrome”?

Neil Gaiman, in a piece for Lou Reed written for The Guardian in 2013 and reprinted in his non-fiction collection The View from the Cheap Seats, writes: I would see Lou's songs surface in the ...
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Sci fi/fantasy book, people stranded on a planet where tech doesn't work, magic mist

Trying to remember a series of books that were ostensibly fantasy, but the population of the world had been marooned after a space colonization attempt. Magic worked through a mist called The Fey, ...

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