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Giant alien robots controlled by dinosaurs

I'm looking for a movie I watched in early 2000s, but I'm not sure when it was filmed, maybe in the 80s. It was about aliens having invaded Earth using giant robots. The rebels build their own robot ...
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Why didn't The Mountain enforce Cersei's order? [duplicate]

In S07E07 "The Dragon and the Wolf" of Game of Thrones, while Jaime is preparing his troops to march to Winterfell, Cersei pulls him aside & tells him she means to double cross the rest. She has ...
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Did Han Solo shoot Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter wingman from the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon?

In Stars Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope, did Han Solo shoot Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter wingman from his chair in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon or from one of the Falcon’s two swiveling gun turrets? ...
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Novel: non-telepath helps overthrow rule by telepaths

Years ago, I read a novel whose title I'd like to rediscover. What I can remember is this: The novel's world has powerful, amoral-or-evil telepaths who are in a dominant social position. They've got ...
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Who owns the rights to 'Valentine the Dark Avenger'?

Who owns the rights to Valentine the Dark Avenger? The only Wikipedia reference I can find is the following Dark Avengers listing which is definitely owned by Marvel. It seems funny to me that it ...
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Teenagers find an ancient lizard creature in stasis and accompany him on adventures to an undersea city

When I was a kid, I read a book (likely from the '60s) about a pair of kids who find an ancient lizard/fish man inside a cave. The cave has been recently exposed by an earthquake and the creature is ...
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Symbolism in Frank Herbert's Dune (kundalini anyone?) [closed]

I'm trying to be very clear here to keep Stack reviewers happy. Have any reviewers of Frank Herbert's Dune (reviewers exist) commented that the worms represent kundalini (symbolism is the bedrock of ...
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2 Way Horcrux Chain

Lets say you had 3 wizards, let’s call them A, B and C. If A were to turn B & C into Horcruxes, B were to turn A & C into Horcruxes and C were to turn A & B into Horcruxes. Would killing ...
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Book: troubleshooter born into a desolate future world

I think the book or series is from the late 70s early 80s. It's based in the future; the character was born in a desolate world and grew up with an almost animalistic survivability. It was not by L.E....
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What was the dust in Harry's battle with Voldemort?

In Order of the Phoenix, when Harry forced Voldemort out from the possession, what was the dust floating around Harry, and what was it called?
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Why was sabotage so easy in the Triwizard Tournament?

Since the Triwizard Tournament is the biggest competition in the wizard world, why would it be so easy for someone to bewitch it?
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What did Robin Hobb call a group of dragons?

Robin Hobb towards the end of the "Realm of the Elderlings" series called a group of dragons something and I can't for the life of me remember what it was or find it in said books or online. Anyone ...
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How old was King Rastakhan at the time of Battle for Azeroth?

In the WoW expansion "Battle for Azeroth", players finally visit the legendary Zandalari Empire. Horde players meet its king, Rastakhan, eventually even During the quest to do so, players witness the ...
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How did no one exiting the Hogwarts Express bump into Harry under his Invisibility Cloak?

When Harry was on the Hogwarts Express trying to look through Draco’s belongings, how was nobody bumping into Harry when everyone was getting off?
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Batman/Clayface story about a death cult made of teenage horror fans

I'm trying to find the Batman comic that centered around Clayface and a death cult made up of teenage horror fans. Anyone know the story, and/or what the comic was, or the number of the comic, if it ...
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Sci-fi movie about a woman in an asylum / psychiatric ward

I saw this movie when I was a kid around the early-to-mid '80-s - I only remember a few details of it but what I do remember left quite an impression so I'd like to find it and watch it again. Here ...
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Harry Potter fan fiction where Sirius Black rescues Harry as a child

This was a Harry Potter fan fiction in which Sirius rescues Harry when he is a kid, walks to his uncle's cabin, and uses a "cooking wand"?
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How many people in the wizarding world knew where Harry Potter lived?

This question says the wizarding world believed Harry Potter lived with Muggles, but maybe that is all that most wizards knew about his location. How secret was Harry Potter's home in Little Whinging ...
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What can the Arcana do to stop the Sharona military

If you read the latest Multiverse book ( Hell hath no fury) the union of Arcana is in a bad place they lost control of the Hell Gate their Invasion force is completely cut off from resupply. Most of ...
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Book where humans were engineered with genes from animal species to survive hostile planets

This was asked elsewhere but the querent has never been back. It has, however, got me very curious as to the answer. Please note: I can't answer anything on the content as I'm not the OP looking ...
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1answer
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Short Story with Cinderella as a Voo-doo Witch

I remember reading this in a college English class about 20 years ago. The elements I can remember are: Cinderella's mother was killed by the king because she was a witch. Both Cinderella and her ...
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At the end of Thor: Ragnarok why don't the Asgardians turn and head for the Bifrost as per their original plan?

At the end of Thor: Ragnarok, the Asgardians are heading for the Bifrost when they are intercepted by Hela's soldiers and Fenris. After they are all destroyed and only Hela herself remained, the ...
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2001: A Space Odyssey's use of the song “Daisy Bell” (Bicycle Built for Two); life imitates art or vice-versa?

In Kubrick's movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey (IMDb), the computer HAL is heard to sing the song "Daisy Bell" (aka "A Bicycle Built for Two") as David Bowman is disconnecting HALs higher memory functions. ...
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90s Movie/TV series in which a boy travels to different worlds, fighting an evil scientist [duplicate]

Saw this movie/TV series the 90s, though could have been made in the 80s. It was a live action show. Boy meets a scientist, who can open a portal to different worlds They are being chased by an evil ...
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Sci-Fi book where patients in a coma ward all live in a subconscious world linked together

I'm looking for a book that I think I read about forty years ago. About a number of patients in a coma ward that lived in a subconscious world run by another powerful patient also in a coma... somehow ...
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Steamy fantasy book, succubus-type character being after the “seed” of male protagonist

I'm trying to remember the name of a fantasy book I read a while back (10 years ago). There was a male protagonist who was some kind of "chosen one" and a succubus-type character who was after his "...
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What is that brown stuff around the planet Xahea?

In Star Trek: Discovery, Season 2, Episode 13, "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part I", another Red Burst™ leads the ship to the planet Xahea, home of Queen Me Hani Ika Hali Ka Po, who Ensign Tilly met in the ...
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How is Gendry supposed to fulfill Arya's request?

There are no dimensions. How is Gendry supposed to make it? Is it a blowgun? A spear? What materials does it require? Gendry is supervising the forge for thousands of dragonglass weapons and Arya ...
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How did Mr. Incredible know how many powers Jack-Jack exhibited in Incredibles 2?

At the end of Incredibles 2, Elastigirl was surprised by Jack-Jack's powers. Mr. Incredible said she missed his first 17 powers. However, we the audience saw these powers. He was asleep when most of ...
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What was the meaning of the Night King's message?

In S08E01 of Game of Thrones, we see this message: We have seen this several times, the symbol drawn with horse heads, the stones around the Weirwood where White Walkers are created and in some caves,...
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What are noblemen’s dueling canes for?

In The Final Empire, noblemen are mentioned frequently to have “dueling canes” on them. What were these used for? Were they just canes, or did noblemen use them in duels, as the name suggests?
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Are there any examples in any of JRR Tolkien's writings where one can see through the eyes or take control of another being?

I know the palantír can be used to see afar or communicate with other palantíri, but is there a device, character, or magical ability that allows one character to possess the consciousness and/or body ...
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Why does discovery's replicator comment on people's meals?

I'm not too far in to the series at the moment, but so far every time someone has ordered something on the replicator it tells them about its nutritional properties. Why would it do this?
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In Dan Abnett's “Gaunt's Ghosts: The Anarch”, when were the Tanith infiltrated?

WARNING: this question is about the latest novel in the Gaunt's Ghosts series by Dan Abnett. It's really hard to ask it without spoiling anything about the story arc set up in Salvation's Reach and ...
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Why did Fred hope that they would forget to give out the notice?

At the very end of Philosopher's Stone we are told the following: notes were handed out to all students, warning them not to use magic over the holidays ("I always hope they'll forget to give us ...
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Is there any algorithm, logic, rule or law for Thanos' actions at the end of Avenger: Infinity War? [duplicate]

I want to know here is there any logic, law or rule where Thanos determines that these Just curious in this utter randomness or is there any order?
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Why was Tyrion worried & disapproving of Jon and Dany’s actions on the boat?

In S07E07, “The Dragon and the Wolf”, of Game of Thrones, We see Tyrion noticing this & there is a worried look on his face and clear disapproval. In S08E01, “Winterfell”, when Ser Davos ...
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Why do they portray characters with beard/eyebrows not matching their hair? [duplicate]

Why did they make characters like Gendry to have blonde beard when he has black hair? Or Daenerys to have black eyebrows, when she has silver hair.
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What are the motives behind Cersei's orders given to Bronn?

This question contains spoilers for Season 8 Episode 1. Cersei has ordered Bronn to go assassinate I understand her motives for wanting to murder Have I missed something fundamental in the plot? So ...
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Why did Thor lie to the Guardians of the Galaxy?

In Avengers: Infinity War, when Thor first talks to the Guardians, he told them that Thanos killed half the people on his ship. Untrue. He killed everyone except Thor. Nobody was moving except for ...
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Do Velaryons not exist in the Show?

One of the showrunners in the Behind the Episode interview said: Only Targaryens can ride dragons Obviously in the books we learn about the Dragonseed and House Velaryon dragonriders. Have they ...
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If Jon Snow became King of the Seven Kingdoms what would his regnal number be?

We see Sam revealing Jon's true identity to him at the crypts of Winterfell. There he refers to him as Am I missing something?
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Book: boy meets a guy who gets killed, and escapes to a pocket dimension where inhabitants are versions of himself

It was about this boy who meets this guy. Something happens where the guy is killed by bad guys as the kid escapes to a pocket dimension. It turns out that the guy and all the inhabitants are ...
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Short horror story about an explorer poisoned by a witchdoctor, the effects cause him to slowly shrink while still alive

I read this short story maybe 10-12 years ago, about an explorer who discovers or goes looking for a mysterious tribe, I think in South America or possibly Africa. There might be something about ...
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When did traveling to Talos IV get a death penalty added to it?

In "The Menagerie", we learn that traveling to Talos IV isn't just a bad idea, it can literally get you killed under General Order 7: Starfleet General Order 7 was a directive that forbade contact ...
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Young adult book about girl in magical tower with bear

Probably 1980s. I remember a book that was one of those story-within-a-story novels. The 'outer' story was about a girl that lived (possibly captured) in a magical tower with a spiral staircase and a ...
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90's teen horror novel where “Mike” goes on a date with a girl to see their favourite band “The Zombies” [closed]

This was a teen horror book from the 90s. It is not Point Horror, Fear Street, or Goosebumps. I am sure the the title was "Bad Blood"; however, I have searched online and can't find it. The story of ...
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ST TNG “Manhunt” blooper

While watching "Manhunt", I notice a scene where Madeline makes an error (in Rex's Bar): Jees, Dix. Cuzzo's the guy who iced Marty O'Farron. They never would have nailed him if it hadn't been for ...
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Who can trigger ship-wide alerts in Star Trek?

While re-watching DS9 "The Adversary" (S3E26), in the scene where Miles O'Brien almost catches a hostile changeling infiltrating the Defiant, it occurred to me that I didn't know if Miles even had the ...
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Why don't the Weasley twins use magic outside of school if the Trace can only find the location of spells cast?

Using magic outside of Hogwarts is illegal for wizards under seventeen. But it is also revealed that the Trace can only find the location of where spells are cast, which is why the Ministry blames ...

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