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In the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione slapped her in the book. But did she really just slap her? Or did she punch her? [closed]

I'm just asking for differences in the Book vs. The Movie.
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Story set on a world where the law requires everyone to carry a gun

I read a story, probably a short story back in the mid 1970s. In the story a man travels to another world, method of travel I have forgotten. The people of this world might have been ape like humans/...
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Did Snape have a failsafe method for giving his memory to Harry Potter? What if Harry wasn't around?

Did Snape have a failsafe method for giving his memory to Harry Potter? What if Harry wasn't around? Since Harry wanted to find Voldemort to end him, finding Snape wasn't part of his current mission. ...
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Manga or webtoon about a guy who has this aura that can't be suppressed, and all the demons want to get him

It's about a guy who has this aura that can't be suppressed, and all the demons want to get him. He can't leave the shrine that he has been in because of the aura he emits. He finds out that he has a ...
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Physics of Kryptonite -- atomic number, half life, etc.?

How deeply have the comic books gone into what sort of radiation Kryptonite emits, whether it decays, and its useful properties besides injuring Superman. I saw that its atomic number is 126, so it is ...
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Movie with flying eel-like creature and some weird gooey alien

I saw this movie back in the 90s. I suppose it was a horror movie, but there was nudity. I remember a blonde actress, who was chained, clothes were stripped and swallowed from head down by a creature ...
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In Star Trek (2009), was Chekhov actually wrong for calling Spock "Commander" instead of "Captain"?

At some point after Spock becomes the captain but before Kirk does, he gives an order to Chekhov who replies "Aye, Commander", then immediately corrects himself, saying "Ah! Captain, ...
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What happens if you eat the Shiekah Slate drop in Breath of the Wild? [closed]

In the video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Link carries a smartphone-like device called the Sheikah Slate. Throughout the game, Link can find other devices that "distill data"...
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What's the location on Coruscant we've seen that's farthest from the Jedi Temple?

It seems like most of what we see of Coruscant in the Canon Star Wars films and TV shows takes place within the Federal District, which includes the Senate Building, the Executive Building, and the ...
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Why did Kylo Ren drag his TIE fighter on the ground?

In The Rise of Skywalker, in a scene first shown in the trailer and taking place on Pasaana in the final film, Kylo makes the strange choice to fly his TIE whisper directly at Rey on the ground: This ...
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Uneducated and simple-minded character creates device to draw gold from sea water and a force field that wards off enemy missiles

The character in this book is a simple-minded savant who has a knack for making things as he needs them. In the course of the book, he invents a device that draws gold from sea water (or any substance ...
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What is the most accurate depiction of the StealthX X-Wing?

I'm creating a Lego model based off of it, and wish to know what is the most accurate depiction in art, games, or videos. I've been going off this picture so far since it's the most detailed, but I ...
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Children's book: family of explorers with a spaceship, use gas-filled seedpods to fly after a crash

I remember reading a children's book in the 1970s/1980s about a family with their own spaceship exploring new planets. I believe there were 2 parents, 2 children, and a dog-like pet. The main plot ...
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British TV show from 1970s set after a nuclear war

I vaguely remember watching a British TV show (possibly only one show, but maybe a series), where nuclear war has occurred. A family (maybe in Wales) has survived because they live in a remote valley,...
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How were the scenes of the disaster on Mül created for Valerian? [closed]

Following the creation of Alpha, how did they create the scenes of human-like people in the idyllic land at the beginning of the film, who came under attack?
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What type of portal was used in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness?

In the movie, What kind of portal it is? Is it similar to the ones used by TVA in Loki series? Does it work on quantum energy for teleportation?
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Isekai manga where the main character is summoned to another world, but is kicked out. He later fights a mimic and a vampire, and gets stronger

I am looking for a specific manga where the main character (MC) and his class are summoned to another world. I think he doesn't have good stats and is kicked out. But the main point is that he fights ...
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Alien deduces everything about human Earth culture (including English language) from only a wardrobe & a coat hanger with the name of a cleaners on it

I think it's a short story. I probably read it in the 1970s. Somehow an alien finds a wardrobe containing one wire coat hanger that has a paper cover on it with the name of a dry-cleaning business. ...
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SF short story, maybe from 50s or earlier, man visits place (planet?) where vendors at a market buy minute things, like fingernail clippings

I read this story when I was a kid in the early 1960s. I don't remember the plot, but I was struck by the idea of this market where vendors wanted to buy (and sell?) things (namely pieces of human ...
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Is Ariana Dumbledore's death different in the movies compared to the books?

I can't find any mention of this in 'Behind the scenes' in the HP fandom. What I understand is: In books: There was a 3-way duel (or 2v1 ?) and then Ariana was caught in the cross fire. More info ...
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On which occasions in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" has Data lied?

There were two instances in The Next Generation where Data can be said to have lied or at least severely distorted the truth that I can remember: "The Most Toys" (Season 3 Episode 22) - ...
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Did Kylo Ren know that Rey would wreck his TIE Fighter? [closed]

If Rey's Sith Wayfinder to get to Exegol is in the TIE Fighter wreck on Pasaana, wouldn't it be destroyed with the fighter? Or did Kylo Ren know she would destroy his ship? Or did Palpatine foresee ...
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How does the lightsaber rifle work (in universe)?

From what limited things I’ve seen on the internet, the lightsaber rifle consumes lightsabers as ammunition. I don’t know exactly which comics it’s in, but I know Jocasta Nu uses it against Vader, but ...
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In Detroit: Become Human, what is ra9?

In the video game Detroit: Become Human, many of the deviants become obsessed with something (or someone) called "ra9". Has any source, either in-game or out of game, definitively ...
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Astronaut is deluded into taking his helmet off (and dies) [duplicate]

It's a short story about two astronauts who land on a planet. They think they see green hills, flowers, breathable air. Despite the warnings coming from their base, one of them removes his helmet. At ...
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Did Sauron ever consider that the Valar and/or Eru Ilúvatar may not allow him to conquer Middle-earth?

I am wondering if there is anything mentioned in LOTR canon that Sauron had once given thought to the possibility that the Valar and/or Eru Ilúvatar may not allow him to conquer Middle-earth, and due ...
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Do we know if Gollum/Sméagol was called to the Halls of Mandos?

My understanding is that the second Children of Ilúvatar are called to Mandos when they die and then move ... elsewhere. I think this applies to all men, halflings, etc and the only way to avoid it is ...
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Did you see Luke and Biggs on Tatooine at one of the 1977 screenings of Star Wars ("A New Hope")? If so, can you please provide corroboration? [duplicate]

I saw Star Wars in the theater seven times during 1977 and know for a fact that I saw the scene of Luke and Biggs on Tatooine on the big screen during the first showing that I ever saw. I also ...
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Wouldn't Miller's planet be fried by blue shifted radiation? [closed]

In Interstellar, wouldn't Miller's planet be fried by blue shifted radiation? The 61,000x time dilation multiplier would make even cosmic background radiation photons into Extreme UV photons.
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Manhwa/manhua where a women transmigrates into a game where she is the second female lead

I need help finding a manhwa/manhua where a woman transmigrates into a game where she is the second female lead. After finding out she became the second female lead (she transmigrates in the beginning ...
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1950s short story where natives of an alien planet "help" humans solve problems, with each solution creating a bigger problem

This story was in a 1950s anthology of classic sci-fi stories. The aliens are friendly, and recommend planting a certain hedge, I think, to solve a problem. When the hedge becomes a problem, they ...
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Why did Super Friends change the Darkseid's "Boom Tube" to a "Stargage"?

As a kid, I started reading the original New Gods comics around the same time Darkseid first appeared on the Super Friends television cartoons. One of the peculiar differences I noticed between the ...
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Star Wars: R2D2 connected to mainframe

In the original (1977) Star Wars film, there was a very brief shot showing a connector being attached to R2D2 so that Rebel mainframes could retrieve and analyse his memories. Is there a still of that ...
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Does Medusa's hair grow at the same pace as normal humans?

In the Inhumans Tv series Medusa's hairs are shaved off by Maximus, but as she possesses powers related to controlling her hairs, does her hair grow at the pace of normal humans or it grows faster?
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I think the Trace in Harry Potter is illogical and a plot hole (please correct me) [closed]

Books vs movie In the HP books, Ron and Harry peeled potatoes the muggle way for Mrs Weasley. They ask the brothers to do it with magic, because they aren't allowed to use magic. In the movies we see ...
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Who is the woman in the post credit of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness"?

In the post-credit scene of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness a mysterious woman appears and tells him that Who is this woman?
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Book about a young brother and sister who get sucked into a story book, along with their house, after their parents were killed by a witch

Book about a family who move into a new house; next door lives a creepy woman. One night a witch comes into their house and kills the parents, and the two children, girl and boy, get sucked into a ...
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How many of Grimlock combiners have been animated?

In other topic, someone showed me that Grimlock combiner along with the other Dinobots, Volcanicus, have been animated officialy in Transformers: Power of the Primes. However, in internet, many other ...
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Young adult novel about a boy and girl who could see through each other's eyes

They were born at the same time. One lived in the USA and the other in Germany. Each would have "episodes" where one would pass out and then would see through the awake one's eyes. This is ...
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Book where the people of this world are able to form special bonds with their dogs

The book I'm looking for is the first in a series. The MC is a girl who lives in a slave village. Her people are seen as lesser and don't form bonds with the dogs. One day the girl meets one of the ...
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Is Kes' accent from the actor or the character?

I cannot place Kes' accent. What is it? Is it based on any non-fiction accent? Is it the accent of Jennifer Lien from her daily life? Or was it a choice to make this the accent of the character?
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Comic Book Identification - many eyed floating alien monsters in underground caverns in the desert

Several years back (nearing ten?) I went over to my local library and read a comic book. I remember it being about some guy way out in the sandy desert (I think a researcher); he stumbles into an ...
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Book series about a Southern debutante teenage girl demon slayer

I think I read this about 5 years ago as an ebook from the library. Unfortunately, there's a lot of books in my history and I haven't noticed it on my list yet. The protagonist is a girl in high ...
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How do the atmosphere containment field generators work in Star Wars? [duplicate]

From what I can see on screen, there’s a glowing thing similar to a ray shield that one can pass through, but prevents the atmosphere in a ship from going into the vacuum. How does it prevent gas from ...
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What is the big modified Mon Calamari cruiser in RotJ?

It looks like a standard, but seems to have fins extending out and is the first thing hit by the 2nd Death Star. It appeared to be holding a small freighter/cruiser similar to a GR-75 transport, when ...
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What does Gandalf the White mean by his strange speech about Boromir?

In The Two Towers, chapter five, soon after Gandalf has returned as Gandalf the White, he says something very peculiar to Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas in Fangorn: ‘You have not said all that you know ...
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Starship crewman from separate space community falls for outsider

An anthology short story read in 1970-80s. In the far future passengers travel on long journeys between human colonies in large spaceships crewed by hereditary crew members. Because of the length of ...
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In Interstellar, how did Cooper and TARS provide momentum while detaching from the main ship?

Cooper refers to Newton's 3rd law while detaching. I didn't understand the physics behind this scene.
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Old, space-themed comic from the '90s or earlier, involving a female character with cat ears and a tail

I remember one of the female characters had cat ears and a tail; I think she was involved with another character romantically. In fact, I think there was some nudity and it might have had a softcore ...
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What "traffic" is Nyles referring to?

In Palm Springs (2020), because of Nyles, Roy is stuck in a time loop. Nyles asks Roy to kill him: Nyles: Could you kill me one more time? You could still beat the traffic? Roy: All right. Side yard. ...
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