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Encyclopedia of aliens

As a kid I had a book about aliens. It was a pseudo-encyclopedia of sorts with different kinds of articles and chapters about extraterrestrials. I was so young at the time, I don't remember a great ...
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1answer
146 views

Film where boy's parent reveal their alien selves to him

I never saw the full film, just a uk trailer, dated maybe about 1990. I thought at the time "I'm gonna watch that" but then the years intervened. I've had a search through this site but no joy. What ...
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Anime where powers are measured with crystals

I faintly remember an anime I loved but didn't finish. There are a boy and 2 girls in a cafe in one episode. They use crystals to see what magical powers the boy has. They are elemental crystals ...
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How smart is King K Rool/what is King K Rool’s IQ? [on hold]

King Keith Rool, yes I that is his name, is many things, but I don’t think stupid is one of them. Just look at what he knows; mechanical engineering (He has a gun that works as a vacuum, a helicopter ...
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How tall is Jake the dog when stretched to his full length

How far can Jake the dog stretch?
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1answer
185 views

Why does Spock recommend this not be spoken of anymore?

At the end of ST:DIS 2x14, Spock recommends that in order to prevent the experienced series of events from unfolding again. This left me deeply confused. I understand that the data was ...
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What is the average height of King K. Rool in the Donkey Kong Country games? [on hold]

King K. Rool is a hulking beast with a questionable IQ who has been twice the size of Donkey Kong (DKC) to twice the size of Diddy (DKC2)to quadruple the size of Donkey Kong (DK64) to the same size as ...
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1answer
393 views

What creature or object is represented during the time travel sequence in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home?

The plot of the film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home revolves around the main characters traveling back in time from the 23rd century to 1986, in order to obtain and bring back a pair of humpback whales,...
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Why do Asgard beam weapons seem to burn out quickly?

Why do the Asgard beam weapons seem to burn out very quickly when used by the BC-304 class ships? The human crew only got one shot off on the Wraith super-hive for example, and we've never seen them ...
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What is the Density of a Luma from mario? [on hold]

In the mario series the species known as Lumas intrigue me. Pink/Hungry lumas have the ability to transform into celestial bodies such as dwarf planets or galaxies. So with this information can anyone ...
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How is it possible for there to be Death Star wreckage remaining? [on hold]

In the recently released teaser for Episode IX, there is a shot at 1:38 featuring wreckage from one of the Death Stars (it's unclear which one). However, both Death Stars were destroyed by being ...
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2answers
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Why did Bronn offer to be Tyrion Lannister's champion in trial by combat?

In the story, A Game of Thrones, Tyrion Lannister demands a trial by combat after being wrongly accused of trying to kill Bran Stark and conspiring to kill Lord Jon Arryn. The halls of the Eyrie ...
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1answer
111 views

Cartoon or anime featuring identical robots wearing hats and walking in ranks

At 0:57 there is some animation, might be from some anime. So I was wondering which one?
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How does Physics justify Ouija? [on hold]

How does Physics justify Ouija? And the method of using planchette to call spirits?
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1answer
272 views

Is there any significance to the prison numbers of the Beagle Boys starting with 176-?

One of the things which has puzzled me since my childhood are the prison numbers of the Beagle Boys: (source: Wikipedia) They all start with 176- followed by a permutation of those digits. The ...
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In the DC universe, are Green Lanterns necessary? [on hold]

Is the corps necessary for the universe?
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1answer
2k views

Short story about astronauts fertilizing soil with their own bodies

There was a short-story about astronauts who lost in space on lifeless planet. They tried to grow crops but all attempts failed until the last one buried their bodies into ground. Those plants ...
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1answer
1k views

How does the body cool itself in a stillsuit?

In Dune, Fremen (and anyone else wishing to travel the desert) wear a Stillsuit, an all encompassing body suit which traps and recovers all moisture leaving the body. This includes urine, fecal ...
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1answer
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What was the first monster motivated by the need to replace worn-out or damaged body parts?

At least as far as movies are concerned, I do not think I have encountered in my watching experience a monster similar to the one in Jeepers Creepers, that is motivated by the need to replace worn-...
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1answer
77 views

Is the Polis tower a remnant of the lost Polaris station?

Could it be what's left of the space station Polaris (having been shot down, and maybe crashing to Earth)? Flip this picture...
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1answer
792 views

What does the writing on Poe's helmet say?

What does this writing on Poe Dameron's helmet say?
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In the current canon, who took over after Padmé as senator of the Naboo system?

I have been trying to find who took over the Naboo seat after Padmé died during RoTS. I have found information on who was there before her from the Queen's Shadow book. And I know in Legends it was ...
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2answers
1k views

Can White Walkers reanimate the dead in cemeteries?

Since the Army of dead breached the wall and is marching south, I've been thinking. Could White Walkers reanimate corpses/skeletons buried in cemeteries? This would increase numbers of wights ...
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After Sam didn't return home in the end, were he and Al still friends?

Because since Sam changed Al's future, would he still be friends with him/be his hologram? Or would there be no Quantum Leap, and Sam be by himself?
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How did the Vampire King come to be?

He was a lion then some black stuff turned him into a vampire, but how?
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2answers
113 views

70's (or earlier) sci-fi book: character enters a world where the sun reflects the climate upon epileptic fits

I read this book in the 1970s. The central character comes in and out of a world where the color of the sun reflects the climate/chaos. The character enters the world when he experiences an epileptic ...
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1answer
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Live action Disney film about a highschool student creating an invisibility formula

This starred a young Kurt Russell​ as a high-school student, his entry in a science fair (I think) is a formula that in theory could turn someone invisible. The principal of the school dismisses it ...
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What are the main differences between the original Stargate SG-1 and the Final Cut edition?

I just got Amazon Prime video so I can rewatch the Stargate series. I remember things a little differently then I am seeing it. For instance, I distinctly remember Carter saying (when first getting ...
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1answer
145 views

Why not modify a shuttle craft?

In the series finale, Burnham creates a Red Angel suit to go through the worm hole. Why not modify a shuttle craft? It already has weapons, so you don't need that many ships to escort you. With a Red ...
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1answer
77 views

1960's book about a stowaway on a moon rocket

I remember a book about a worker who got caught in a moon rocket, crashed through the crust and survived. Was joined by a chimp named Cheeky who was in the rocket and met a moon man with translucent ...
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What is the meaning of “flood the intake and sweep to the bi-lats”?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Han is piloting the Millennium Falcon with Chewbacca. Han: Drop the landing gear. When I tell you, flood the intake and sweep to the bi-lats. A little ...
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1answer
141 views

Short story about stranded astronauts who miss the color green [duplicate]

This short story is probably from the 1950s or 60s. In it, a pair of astronauts are stranded on a planet where all the vegetation is red and there is nothing green to be seen. The only time they ever ...
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1answer
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Short story about a child who is a miniature, living Earth

I saw this short story in an anthology years ago. At least 20 years old, probably more. This was a humorous short story about a child of human parents who was born as a tiny earth, complete with ...
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Manga where all the characters were human/animal hybrids

I read this manga a while ago. All the characters were half-human, half-animal. The main character was half-human, half-crow, his main weapon was this hatchet-like thing attached to a chain that he ...
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What was the inspector's theory, if any?

In the short story "The Spider" by Hanns Heinz Ewers, a medical student plans expose the reason behind some apparent suspicious suicides, unsurprisingly later revealed to be murders, and supernatural. ...
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Did Rey adopt Kylo's lightsaber combat opening stance? [closed]

In the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker teaser trailer, Rey stood on a desert and ignited her lightsaber. Her opening stance was, in my opinion, very similar to Kylo Ren's in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, ...
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1answer
143 views

Will a wand change allegience if its owner lost a friendly duel?

Severus Snape defeated Lockhart during a friendly duel in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. If Snape had defeated Lockhart during a real duel, Lockhart would have lost his wand's allegiance. ...
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New Dune film. What should we expect? [closed]

New Dune movie coming out, searched for it, to my complete dismay, not a single sci-fi connoisseur is talking about it. Shame I say, shame...
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Scifi book about intelligent blob aliens and nanotech

I read it years ago and just can't remember what it was called or who wrote it. It's about blob aliens and nano tech. Humans are a spacefaring species and have met and live along side, on many ...
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Why did Discovery continue with its mission?

Star Trek: Discovery season 2 ended with the characters enacting their plan to prevent Control gaining access to the Sphere data onboard the Discovery by attempting to launch Discovery into the future ...
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In “Course: Oblivion”, why did Voyager not find the probe?

After reading a question on ST probes, I was reminded of the Voyager episode "Course: Oblivion" where So my question is, why did the real Voyager crew not find the probe and other non-affected ...
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Why are Starfleet vessels not fitted with seatbelts or harnesses of some kind? [duplicate]

Simple question, seatbelts. I'm looking to see if it's ever mentioned canonically or not. I was watching an early episode of TNG last night, giggling at Riker's dance-like twitching as the Enterprise ...
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1answer
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Can burning tin physically damage the senses of Allomancers?

In The Final Empire, burning tin is frequently described as making one’s senses strong enough to make them squint, cover their ears, etc. Can it physically hurt their ears and eyes?
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What does this say in Elvish?

I was recently in a building, and someone wrote this on a table: It seems to be Elvish. What does it translate to?
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If Lestat was able to read minds, how come he didn't see Claudia had in mind to kill him?

Was he not paying attention to the minds of Louis and Claudia? Or was he only able to read human minds, not vampires'?
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Would Vipera Evanesca work on a Basilisk?

If someone casted Vipera Evanesca on a Basilisk, would it have worked?
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1answer
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In the movie Star Trek: First Contact, could the Borg have been beamed off the Enterprise? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: First Contact, once the Enterprise's crew found out that the Borg were on board, could they have beamed the Borg off the Enterprise out into outer space, or do the Borg have the ...
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How did Fremen produce and carry enough thumpers to use Sandworms as de facto Ubers?

In Dune, Fremen travel regularly on the backs of enormous Sandworms (variously "Shai Hulud" or "the Maker"). They summon them through the use of a device called a "thumper" (presumably Frank Herbert ...
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Is there a difference between the hex and jinx categories of magic? [duplicate]

During the course of several years at Hogwarts, Harry and the DA use a variety of hexes and jinxes. Most of these seem to fall under the same category of magic, yet they are named differently. By ...
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Did Sidious know that Tyranus fought Yoda?

I saw one of the answers that says; So that basically answers the question. But here is my question now, Is/Are there any evidence that Dooku/Tyranus told it to his master Sidious? Such as the ...

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