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Miss Peregrine Home for Peculiar Children Loop in the Books [closed]

I'm going mad about how a loop works reading the Miss Peregrine books (I just started the volume 2). In book 1, Miss Peregrine says to Jacob that a loop works like a hole made with a finger in a ...
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How did Palpatine get the name “Sidious”?

Based on this question about Palpatine's first name being Sheev, I have a follow up question about Sidious being his Sith name. When he gave the Sith name to his apprentices Dooku and Anakin he ...
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Why did Leto II destroy water qanats, when he ultimately intended to terraform Arrakis anyway?

After getting his sandtrout skin, he went on a spree to destroy and spill qanats, to supposedly undo the terraforming of Liet Kynes (the Demon of the Desert affair). But in the Golden Path, he ...
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How many time has Arya actually used Needle?

During Episode 1 of Season 8, Winterfell, Jon Snow and Arya finally meet each other again. During this scene Jon notices that Arya has kept Needle, the sword he offered her in the first Season. When ...
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Movie where a circus ringmaster turns people into animals

I’m trying to remember a movie that was circus based where I think animals were turned into people. They couldn’t leave as they would die. The ringmaster did it with magic eye things(?)
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What happened to Thoros of Myr's flaming sword?

In the TV series, during the episode "Beyond The Wall", the gang get in a spot of bother with an undead polar bear which eventually leads to the death of Thoros. As the bear approaches, the gang ...
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Why does the doctor look chibi anime in the new doctor who VR game The runaway? [closed]

Why does the doctor look chibi anime in the new doctor who VR game: "The Runaway"?
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Was this incident in Captain America: Civil War officially confirmed to be a consequence of Spider-Man’s Spidey sense?

When Spider-Man is fighting Bucky and Falcon during the airport scene in Captain America: Civil War, Bucky (apparently) throws door at Spider-Man. Spidey instinctively ducks avoiding the door from ...
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Family sci-fi movie with cool jets stored under their big fancy house

Saw this film when I was little (around 2000-2006). All I can remember is that it’s a family movie and either the dad or the whole entire family fly their own jet/spaceship like thing. They are ...
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Story identification by illustration [closed]

So I have an awfully vague image that I'm hoping may trigger some recognition in the mind of someone out there. I remember owning a collection of scary stories / folk tales when I was a child (early ...
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Does Christopher Pike's first officer have a name?

Rather prominently, Pike's first officer called herself "Number One" when asked in an official capacity. While she gets way more screen time in ST:Discovery, we never see her named. It's now ...
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“Lost his faith in humanity in the trenches of Verdun” — last line of an SF story

I read this long story (novella?) a couple of decades ago, I believe, and probably in one of the SF magazines. There's a good chance this was in F&SF of the time. It involves a priest who was an ...
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Would Lenipobra be killed on the orbital Vavatch in Iian M. Banks' Consider Phlebas? [closed]

On a structure without gravity and only centripetal (centrifugal pseudo)force how could Lenipobra 'fall' to his death? I've thought too long on this question and come to the conclusion that Lenipobra ...
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What if Paul Atreides failed the Gom Jabbar? [closed]

I've wondered about the possibility that Mohiam's test was only the threat of death, that she would not have actually killed Paul for failing. However, Jessica's reaction to his success "My son lives!"...
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How does Godspeed have white lightning without Philosopher's Stone?

The 18th episode of season 5 of The Flash TV show is entitled "Godspeed" and Godspeed (aka August Heart) is in that episode. He has white lightning, just like Savitar, but he is not invisible for ...
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Sci-fi film: Underground self-healing machine that fires rocks out of a tunnel

In the late eighties/early nineties I watched a film on the television. The only scene I remember clearly was when the hero is on a desert like planet. Massive great big spherical rocks were flying ...
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(RETCON) Is there evidence that Yoda was referring to Kylo Ren when he said “there is another” hope in Episode V? [duplicate]

This is a retcon question. It’s relevant because the return of the Emperor in Episode 9 re-raises the issue of who will bring balance to the Force. There are the following quotes in Episode V: ...
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Why does the remaining Rebel fleet at the end of Rogue One seem dramatically larger than the one in A New Hope?

The Rebel fleet at the end of Rogue One (even after sustaining many losses) still seems considerably larger than the fleet in A New Hope.
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Does Leo finally come back for Calypso?

He promised her that he would come back for her. Did he actually come back? Leo promised Calypso he would come back for her, but did he actually return to take Calypso home?
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TV videos shown in middle school about reading books, woman book destroyer and a face that hypnotizes kids

When I was in the 7-8th grade (1994), there were class videos we had to watch about this or that. One show in particular had a cliffhanger ending, and I never got to find out what happened. There ...
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Book: main character dreams of evolving from lower life forms while he is in cold sleep

I can't remember a lot of details other than a scene where the main character is dreaming about being a trilobite who has discovered that he can eat well if he stays close to a large predatory mollusk ...
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What’s the difference between Locomotor and Wingardium Leviosa?

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, after Umbridge has dismissed Trelawney, the teachers get her trunks back upstairs by using “Locomotor Trunks!” However, wouldn’t this same thing have been ...
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Book (or series) about a boy who sees “mirrors”

I read a book quite a long time ago (5-7 years) and I would love to revisit it but I can't remember the name anymore. It was a about a boy who saw "mirrors" flowing around. Later on, he found out ...
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How does Captain America pick up his shield so easily when it's lying with the convex side facing up?

We saw this happening in the bridge fight scene in the movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier just after Steve jumped out of the bus when the machine gunner was trying to shoot him. The question ...
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How much of the faces power is magic, and how much is it the skill of the wearer?

In the TV Series we see Arya wear various faces, initially the faces seem to be similar to her, young females that she could easily take on the mannerisms and possibly learn to put a voice on for. The ...
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Did Deadpool rescue all of the X-Force?

Note: This is basically all spoilers. If someone has a good way to apply the spoiler markdown (I ended up putting almost the whole body in markdown) please do so. In the mid-credits scene we see ...
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Hindu / Hindu Based Mythological Influence in Late 20th Century Books [closed]

I've not read too much Sci Fi but I noticed that amongst the most noted books, Hyperion, Rendezvous with Rama and a few others that the books either are influenced or directly source Hindu Mythology. ...
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Does the transformation into Shazam help heal Billy's injuries?

When an injured Billy Batson transforms into Shazam, it is obvious that Shazam no longer has those injuries. However, when he reverts to Billy Batson, are those injuries healed? I welcome all answers ...
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SF book about people trapped in a series of worlds they imagine

I read this story a while ago, before 1990, probably quite a bit eartlier, and I suspect it is rather older than that (60s or 70s?). I think it was a short story, but I am not sure. It is set in the ...
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Anime: Dying alien robot merge his head with an human and gives him armor to keep fighting

A humanoid high tech alien robot is being chased by an enemy through space and is partially destroyed as it fights in earth. With only his head still in one piece, it manage to merge symbiotically ...
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How many languages does Aquaman speak?

According to the closed captioning for the DVD of Aquaman (2018), Aquaman himself (in addition to English), speaks some lines in Russian, Italian, and Maori, implying that he knows at least some of ...
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Short story about a man alone in a station on the moon

I read a short story in middle school I've been thinking about recently but I can't remember it's name. I totally know the story but I have no idea what it was called. A man was alone taking care of ...
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Identify a book about a boy with a magic mirror who becomes a scribe then wizard

I am looking for a book about a boy that was on a farm and looks into a magic mirror. Later the boy becomes a scribe and eventually joins a wizard college. He used magic in a sewer to hone his ...
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Palpatine's flesh in Episode 9. Damaged or undamaged? [closed]

In Star Wars EU, Palpatine's clones lacked the Sith lightning damage that the original Palpatine had sustained from fighting Mace Windu. Assuming that the Palpatine in Episode 9 is a clone, would his ...
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Why didn’t Dementors fight with Voldemort in the last battle of Hogwarts?

Why didn’t the Dementors fight with Voldemort in the last battle of Hogwarts?
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How did Kyle Reese know what to buy to make pipe bombs?

After fleeing the police station and checking into the motel, Kyle goes shopping for supplies returning with moth balls, corn syrup etc but how did he know what to buy? I think that in the original ...
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Book: suicidal girl is saved by a dragon in human form, dragon community faces internal strife

Read this book several years ago for free on my Kindle. It began with a girl's attempted suicide interrupted by a man. I believe he heals her? We later find out he is a dragon. He lives with several ...
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Fantasy story; one type of magic grows in power with use, but the more powerful they are, they more they are drawn to travel to their source

World is a non-Earth and mostly steriotypical sword and sorcery. I think there were only humans. I believe it was a stand alone novel, but it could have been in a series. I think it was written in ...
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Why does Hermione say “how often do I have to tell you” when telling Ron that you can't (Dis)apparate inside the Hogwarts grounds?

While writing an answer to Was there any reason to think that there might be students younger than 17 coming for the Triwizard Tournament?, I came across this line: “A Portkey?” Ron suggested. “Or ...
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What is the visual aesthetic of Brave New World [closed]

In Brave New World does Huxley ever describe the look of the World State? The buildings, clothing, technology, or anything like that?
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Half Blood Prince and the Death Eaters at Diagon Alley

In the beginning of the Half Blood Prince, you can see death eaters blowing up the wall to diagon alley. So, wouldn’t the muggles be able to see and walk straight into the wizard world? Also I mean ...
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Anime in which aliens invade Earth and a robot scientist makes a toy robot to fight it

I don't remember the plot but in the anime a scientist makes a boy's toy into a robot to fight the alien robot. The anime was very new and had very good animation. The boy controlled the robot in ...
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SciFi series, one book about some criminal with his extra fat cells in suitcases

It was a series, something like Spaceways Patrol or something. Kind of pulpy, maybe, around the 80s. Small books, maybe around 150 pages. One of the books had some guy who was storing his fat ...
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What is the appropriate reading order for Sword Art Online?

From Googling around a bit I've gotten the impression that: The Light Novels (LNs) are the source material The "Progressive" novels (PNs) expand upon the source material The Manga was adapted from ...
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What are the out-of-universe reasons for the references to Toby Maguire-era Spider-Man in Into the Spider-Verse?

We see numerous iconic scenes directly lifted from the Tobey Maguire-era Spider-Man films in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, such as: etc. What are in out-of-universe reasons (rights, story-...
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What did Thanos do to Eitri's hands?

What did Thanos do to Eitri's hands? Are they: encased in metal? cut off and replaced (by Eitri or Thanos) with metal? turned to metal? something else? In Avengers: Infinity War, Eitri reports on ...
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Combination spy novel and horror regarding “mind vampires”

I am trying to track down a novel I read in December 1990 on my way to Saudi Arabia. Lost the book. It melded some Navy "moles" in the Pentagon funneling secrets (about a new plane) to the Russians ...
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What's the meaning of “fortified infraction restraint”?

In Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), Lando shows his Millennium Falcon to his new friends: Han: Looks like you had a little work done. Lando: Indeed I have, Han. Installed an escape pod in the ...
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Short story by Isaac Asimov about a mental chef

I'm looking for a short story by Isaac Asimov about someone who creates dishes not in the kitchen but by combining ingredients in his head.
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Why didn't Eitri join the fight?

In Avengers: Infinity War, after the passage of Thor, Groot and Rocket to Nidavellir, Eitri has nothing left to lose, his planet is dead and he can no longer forge weapons by himself. Given that he is ...

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