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Webcomic about flying ships and teens in WW2

Does anybody remember a webcomic with flying ships that act like battleships, world leaders talk to cats or panthers who are spiritual guides, teens fighting a war that looks like world war 2... but ...
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What happened after the end of the Truman Show?

At the end of the film, Truman But do we have any indication what happened after the show ended? Specifically, was a new child found to allow the Truman Show to ...
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Short Story: Cold War setting. In orbit, two astronauts decide whether to launch nuclear counter strike (“MAD” scenario). Twist at end

I'm trying to recall a sci-fi short story. The setting is during the Cold War on a space station orbiting Earth. The way the story is set up it seems as if the astronauts are American, and Russia has ...
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How could Tony Stark wield the Infinity Nano Gauntlet - at all?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, Quill only survives holding the Power Stone because he has Celestial blood. In Avengers: Endgame, Hulk uses the Infinity Gauntlet absorbing the intense gamma radiation ...
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Aliens take over Earth, humans on reservations, teenagers are tested [on hold]

I'm trying to find a book about aliens taking over the earth, humans live in a 'area' where they're imprisoned. teenagers have to go to aliens for regular tests.
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In “The Matrix Revolutions”, when the Sentinels are massing to destroy the dock building, why do they curve away rather than directly attack?

In The Matrix Revolutions at approx 67 minutes into the film, there is a battle against the Zion dock and the Sentinels attacking. The Sentinels get torn to shreds before they can touch the dock ...
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How much did Hobbits of Middle Earth during the Third Age know about Vala, Maia, and the events of the First of Age? [duplicate]

This question is prompted by a previous question ( When did Bilbo and Frodo learn that Gandalf was a Maia? ). My initial instinct was that Bilbo and Frodo had no idea what a "Maia" or "Vala" was. They ...
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Science fiction with a “parasite crystal”? [on hold]

I recall having heard about something similar to a "parasite crystal", but I cannot remember whether it was a book, a movie, or just my memory mixing things up. In any case, I'd gladly accept any ...
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horror/killing spree film at a gas station [on hold]

I am looking for a horror film, probably from the '70s about a couple killing people at a gas station in the middle of nowhere (America). A car load of people stop for gas but begin to find bodies and ...
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Why was Jacob still hanging onto the bucket?

Newt and Jacob travel to Paris by Portkey in The Crimes of Grindelwald. The Portkey in question is a bucket. Yet, some time after they've arrived in Paris and gone to Place Cachée, he's still hanging ...
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In The Expanse (TV), why was Thoth Station so poorly guarded?

During the battle of Thoth station in Season 1, there was only I know that However, all that explains is why there weren't more "special" weapons. Why weren't there conventional ships guarding the ...
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Ghost house where the house only appeared once a year for it was the ghost

I remember reading a short story in a Marvel annual many years ago where a group of young adults were bet they couldn't spend a night in a haunted house. So they took the challenge and spent the ...
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Are Pokémon like Throh and Sawk wearing clothes, or is it part of their physical bodies?

As seen above, the two Pokémon Sawk and Throh have on what appears to be karate gi uniforms. Gameplay-wise, when a Throh or Sawk is bred through the Daycare, the baby Throh/Sawk will always be born ...
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Looking for 1995 - 2005 website about a fantasy horde sort of like World of Warcraft but different

I'm looking for information regarding either a website or the works it was based on. I believe it had green text on a black background. "Horde" was a part of the name, I believe "the horde". It was a ...
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Were Hecate and Miss Cackle's personalities based on the books?

In the TV show The Worst Witch, two of the teachers are Hecate and the headmistress, Miss Cackle. I couldn't help but notice that their personalities seemed slightly similar to two characters from ...
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When does The Truman Show take place?

The Truman Show never mentions, as far as I noticed, when it takes place. There are some technologies that definitely don't exist, but none of the outside world other than extremely brief sequences is ...
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In Netflix's Another Life, S01E07, Nico releasing oxygen in space and making a big “rescue flare” [on hold]

Is there a science behind that or is it fiction? I asked this because when "The Martian" did that, he boosted himself in above orbit. In Gravity, they used it like a jetpack. I wanted to know who is ...
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JK Rowling Illustrated editions book tours

My sons really like the illustrated editions of the Harry Potter books. Two are coming out in October -- Quidditch through the Ages and Goblet of Fire. I would like to find author readings & ...
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Short comic about alien explorers visiting an abandoned world with giant statues that turn out to be alive but move very slowly

A sci-fi short story, probably part of a comic sci-fi/horror anthology. I remember seeing it when I was 13, but still remember the twist ending clearly. Judging from the artwork, something around 60'...
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Who is the wealthiest wizard in the Harry Potter universe?

Economics in the Harry Potter world is weird, not least because there's a single bank controlling all the money. But who has (or needs) the biggest chamber at Gringotts? Who is the richest wizard?
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Harry Potter Fanfic where Harry is sent to an alternate dimension where Tom Riddle is good

I know this fic is either on AO3 or Fanfic. It’s a Harry Potter story, I can’t remember if it had a set ship or not. The background is; Harry is somehow transported to an alternate dimension. In ...
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When was the first time Batman disappeared at the end of a conversation?

Batman has a habit of talking to someone like Commissioner Gordon, then disappearing when their back is turned. When was the very first time that Batman did this, either in the comics or some other ...
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What exactly happened to the 18 crew members who were reported as “missing” in “Q Who”?

I always thought they were dead in battle. The Borg didn't believe in assimilating lifeforms until "Best of Both Worlds." Yet others argue they were assimilated, and hence they were into assimilation ...
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Who was Lord Commander of the Night's Watch at the end of the show?

Edd appears to be leading the Watch early in S8 (though seemingly appointed by Jon rather than elected). We know the Watch still exists at the end, but who's in charge? We can't rule out Jon from ...
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1980s movie or TV show where a woman is turned into a Raggedy ann-like doll at the end

I must have been about 6 when I saw this show; it was late at night, and seemed more for adults, so the details are vague. From what I remember: There was a woman with some type of supernatural power,...
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Science fiction manga with a guy at a college party who takes a drunk girl home [on hold]

The story starts off with a guy at a college party who meets a drunk girl and takes her home. Then on the way back he sees a teacher having sex with a TA.
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Are there any actual examples of “awful things happening to wizards who meddle with time” in the book? [duplicate]

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione mentions: Awful things happen to wizards who meddle with time. Now, I can imagine what could go wrong logically, for example, their past self ...
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Why are these Doctor Who regenerations the same in (classic) Who?

Why are some Doctor Who regenerations the same in classic Who? I know in "new" Who regenerations are supposed to be the same but why are the regenerations in classic Who not all different? For ...
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Have any Chaos Forces ever turned?

There are plenty of stories of the forces of the imperium turning to chaos, being corrupted or just becoming evil. Is there any indication anywhere that the same can happen the other way. Forces of ...
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Is Lex Luthor a Terrorist? [on hold]

In Justice League Unlimited is Lex Luthor a terrorist if he used the Justice League's mega laser to destroy a whole city?
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When did the Borg start becoming dumbed down? [on hold]

For me, the introduction of Borg Queen kinda ruined it. "Temptation" - I mean the Borg as a whole are not about petty revenge and whatnot. I disagree though that with time the Borg got less scary. "...
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A man in the desert is bitten by a skeletal animal, its skull gets stuck on his arm

I'm looking for a short story about a man in the desert who sees an animal out of the corner of his eye. He can't really see it, but it's really hot outside so he takes shelter in an old adobe hut but ...
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Short story about time traveller who brings virus from future

A short story about a time traveller from the future who brings a virus to cull the human race in our present. He muses on previous unsuccessful attempts and why more direct action is needed. He tries ...
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Fantasy trilogy from the 90s where guy starts out as the only person dragons are afraid of, and by the third book he turns into a dragon

I'm pretty sure it was under one of those banners like D&D or similar. And I remember an early scene in the first book where the guy has to ride a horse and gets incredibly saddlesore to the ...
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Sword-and-sorcery flick from the 80s with a magic scarf that saves the hero's life

The only thing I can remember about this 80s sword-and-sorcery movie is that the knight received a green scarf from a (possibly magical) maiden/princess, and at the very end of the film, his enemy ...
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Fantasy quest novel where the music magic hero doesn't get the girl

I believe I would have read this in 1988, as a stand-alone paperback novel. (I was avoiding all, or at least most, series that summer, having gotten fed up with David Eddings.) I don't really recall ...
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What is the name of the ending song in the 2019 Netflix release of “Neon Genesis Evangelion”?

Neon Genesis Evangelion has a different ending theme in the 2019 Netflix release. The original show had covers of "Fly Me to the Moon" at the end of each episode, but the song was changed to some ...
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What is the prop for Thor's hammer (Mjölnir) made of?

I am asking the material of the prop, not the hammer in the universe. I am asking the material for the hammer tip, handle and strap.
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Fantasy books in which science is outlawed while the characters search for sites from the past

I remember reading a series of books in which science is outlawed. The main character and a small group are looking for sites which include a pre nuclear war silo or bunker complex with hi-tech ...
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What Is The Fastest That We Have Seen Bart Allen Travel?

What is the fastest that we have seen Bart Allen travel in any continuity? It doesn't matter if it is when he was Impulse, Kid Flash or The Flash. I'm interested in the issue number and page (image ...
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Which Issue Did Barry Allen Travel At His Top Speed?

I am trying to find the top speed of each Flash in any continuity. What is the fastest that we have seen Barry Allen travel? I'm interested in the issue number and page (image if possible) that he ...
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What Is The Fastest We Have Seen Jay Garrick Travel?

What is the fastest that we have seen Jay Garrick travel in any continuity? I'm interested in the issue number and page (image if possible) that he actually travels at his top speed rather than a ...
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What would Saruman join forces with Sauron for?

Curumo (Saruman) is not known, AFAIK, to have forgotten his identity and his mission from the Valar. Even ignoring his commitment to the Valar - he knows that Mairon's master is gone and won't be ...
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Did any of the Doctor's assistants ever need psychological counselling?

Given the number of times the Doctor's assistants have the sorts of experiences that would send most people off for counselling, did any of them actually need or have this? As far as I know (...
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What happened in “Ring-a-Ding Girl” for the outcome to turn out the way it did?

In The Twilight Zone episode "Ring-a-Ding Girl", I don't fully understand what happened. I don't fully understand, if she was dead all this time, this means the crash already happened and all those ...
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In the movie Krull, what happened in the Spider Den?

At the middle of this spider cavern is a cocoon like house with a woman in it. She seems to have power over the guardian-a giant white/plastic spider. After getting the needed information, she turns ...
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Did the new Kirk ever mind meld with Spock Prime?

I can't remember, but I thought they had in the film. If so-wouldn't he then learn everything from Spock regarding the former timeline?
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Escaped dolls meet Sugar Jack

I am looking for an anthologized fantasy short story in which two dolls escape from their playroom into an enchanted forest. Living in the forest is a manic, toothless creature named Sugar Jack, who ...
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When did Bilbo and Frodo learn that Gandalf was a Maia?

It is obvious that the common Hobbits (and men) knew nothing of the true nature of the Istari. When the Istari arrived in Middle-earth they were considered "strange elves" (as a matter of fact, ...
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Book where a human ship returns to Earth to find humans are savages and crocodiles have become intelligent

I'm looking for a science fiction book that may or may not have been published. I work for a printing company so I see a lot of obscure books. I read the book about ten years ago. The book I'm trying ...

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