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What is the significance of the Element of Harmony in Spike's stash during the S2E10?

We know from the season premiere that there are 6 Elements of Harmony, but does a 7th one exist, perhaps linked to Sunset Shimmer or any other pony? I am asking this because in Secret of My Excess, ...
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First air-to-air missile illustration in a German pulp magazine published in 1909 or 1910

In his regular column in Galaxy, For Your Information (v. 13, no. 1, p. 47-59; November 1956), Willy Ley wrote up several technological feats (e.g., television, tanks, remote manipulators) that were ...
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Unknown 80s/90s supernatural thriller movie

I saw a movie many years ago (25+) and haven't found it again since. US made movie. It starts with a woman walking through a parking lot and she's being harassed by some guy and a stranger steps in ...
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Did the Sith know of Force ghosts?

One of the primary goals of a Sith is to achieve immortality. So my question is: Did the Sith know that the Jedi could become immortal by becoming a Force ghost? And, if so, did any Sith try to ...
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Where did the trade federation ships go in the Phantom Menace?

In the opening scenes of The Phantom Menace we see the Trade Federation blockade of Naboo which features a fleet of many capital ships. In the climactic battle at the end of the film there appears to ...
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Why does The Ancient One think differently about Doctor Strange in Endgame than the film Doctor Strange?

In Doctor Strange, we see that, when Strange is seeking healing, he is rejected by The Ancient One, and if Mordo had not convinced her to change her mind Strange would probably never have been trained....
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How did the Trade Federation plan to “process” Queen Amidala?

In Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Nute Gunray instructs a Droid Commander to "process them" (referring to Queen Amidala and her entourage). The Droid Commander then asks they be taken to "...
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What if guilt hulk came out?

This is assuming he had full control of Banners body. I looked online but all I found was a website saying that this had never happened, but once nearly did. Looking for an answer.
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Is there ever going to be a sequel to “Lovelock” by Orson Scott Card?

I once read a remarkable story called "Lovelock" about an enhanced capuchin. It was said to be part of an upcoming "Mayflower Trilogy". Is there a sequel planned? Does anyone know?
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How did the Spanish-speaking ghost get recorded?

How Malcolm ends up believing that Cole isn’t insane is that in one tape recording of Vincent a man can be heard extremely quietly repeating Yo no quiero morir over and over. How did a ghost get ...
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Why did Khan ask Admiral James T. Kirk about Project Genesis?

When Khan first defeats Admiral Kirk, he asks about Project Genesis. Why would he ask about Project Genesis? Wouldn't the USS Reliant, a ship dedicated to helping ...
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How can the term “Mud Blood” be a slur when THE recognized G.O.A.T. Wizard, Merlin, was half Muggle?

The Harry Potter-verse seems to roughly line up with the then-real world of the 1990s. That being the case, unless there was some lore change within the series, Merlin, recognized in both realities as ...
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Wealthy businessman makes a deal with aliens to remove non-productive people from Earth

I'm pretty sure I read this in Analog, in the early 1990s. As best I can recall the story is set on Earth; technology and society are not greatly different from current, except possibly for a certain ...
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Who are the 2 most powerful entities to battle each other directly?

I was thinking the other day, which were the 2 most powerful entities/characters that came into direct combat with each other. I know that the Gandalf/Durin's Bane battle may have been the instance of ...
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Why could the First Order not track Luke Skywalker?

Several times in the original trilogy, we see Force-sensitive characters recognizing someone's presence through The Force: A New Hope: Darth Vader senses Obi-Wan before actually meeting him Darth ...
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode: Seto Kaiba talks about being a CEO and harming people every day

I'm searching for an episode where Seto Kaiba is asked not to do a certain action (can't remember the details) because it would harm someone. His response is what I'm really after. He says something ...
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Identify this fantasy sci-fi movie where babies refuse to be born

I saw a movie during the early nineties on Indian television. I vaguely remember the plot as follows: A woman admitted to give birth could not deliver the child in time. Like a disease, the situation ...
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And then her head fell off

I remember reading a compilation of children’s/bedtime/scary stories as a child, one of which was about a girl and a boy who eventually got married. Throughout the short story, she had a black ribbon ...
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Did anyone try to find the little box that held Professor Moriarty and his wife after the Enterprise D crashed?

It was bad enough that Captain Picard tricked and trapped two sapient beings in a little cube, rather than in any way acknowledge their rights under Federation law, but whatever happened to that cube? ...
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Horror film (scene) where a guy tries to escape from a haunted house and is swallowed by the pavement

I remember this odd scene from when I was really young in the late 80's though judging by the clothing styles in this movie this film may have been from the 70's. I think the characters where sort of ...
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Do I need to watch the Gundam series in order to not be lost?

I previously asked about a specific scene and found out that it was from Gundam Wing. [1] I'm now considering watching that series, but I'm concerned that I'm not going to know what's going on if I ...
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Why didn't Data's freedom apply to Lal?

In the episode The Offspring Data creates another android named Lal. Starfleet catches wind of this and they dispatch Admiral Haftel to move Lal to a research station. However, in the earlier ...
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Why did Igor Karkaroff enter the Great Hall?

In a scene in the movie version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we are shown the Great Hall and the Goblet of Fire, and then Igor Karkaroff, the headmaster of Durmstrang, entering the room and ...
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Would Neville Longbottom Have Survived If Voldemort Had Marked Neville For Death Rather Than Harry?

If Voldemort had marked Neville Longbottom as his equal, instead of Harry Potter, would Neville have survived the Killing Curse as Harry did? Neville and Harry are both inherently brave; however, ...
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Which songs on the Star Wars soundtracks have vocals?

I was watching an episode of The Simpsons in which Bart and Skinner battle to the tune of Obi-Wan and Anakin's fight on Mustafar from Revenge of the Sith. It ...
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Story about sentient beings on a planet rapidly evolving because of rapid climate change from glacial conditions to warming then back to glacial

Researchers on this plant were studying the most intelligent animal on the planet. I think they had a binary star system that caused climate conditions to vacillate between very hot and very cold ...
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Are Railguns on tanks practical? [on hold]

I've seen many science fiction(mainly Japanese ones) where there are railguns or laserguns fitted to tanks as the main armament. However, as railguns and laser weapons are much much expensive, ...
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What/Who did Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious fear? [on hold]

Similar to this question: Why does Sauron fear Aragorn if he is a Maia? Palpatine/Darth Sidious is most powerful Dark Lord of the Sith in the Order of the Sith Lords. I have been wondering this ...
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Can Mystique create objects?

When Mystique shape-shifts, she looks like the person she wants to imitate with their clothes on. Now, if she removes these clothes and puts them away and then returns to her original form, do the ...
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What happens to parts of Mystique that are cut off?

In the original X-Men movie, Mystique takes the form of Wolverine, including the appearance of having Adamantium claws. The claws are clearly not actual Adamantium though, as Wolverine is able to ...
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Book about a guy who can create portals, uses the sun to destroy missiles

I read a book years ago about a guy that creates portals that can be directed to source and destination. He used it to tie one end to the sun and used the other end to destroy missiles.
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Why were the crew so desperate to catch Truman and return him to Seahaven?

During Truman's first escape attempt, he travels for several minutes at high speed before encountering a range of increasingly unlikely obstructions, culminating in a police road block and an (alleged)...
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Story about characters on a space station where chemicals purposefully give people specific psychoses

I'm trying to find the title of a science-fiction short story where a number of humans live on a space station. Pretty sure the main character is male There's some sort of catastrophe or sabotage, ...
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Short story where a man stranded on Mars finds an abandoned Martian civilization with machines that try to provide him with food [duplicate]

It's an old story (maybe from the fifties?) about a man stranded on Mars, and about to die. He finds the remains of an ancient Martian civilization, now extinct. But the machines are still working, ...
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Can feruchemists store negative attributes?

It's been stated throughout the series that the feruchemy comes from the body of the feruchemist. For instance; In order to store better sight, you have to first spend some time with worse sight than ...
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Is “burning” metals in the Mistborn series the same as digesting? [duplicate]

I wonder if Sanderson ever answered it on any panels. Do the metals simply magically disappear after they are burnt or are they in any way excreted from the body? Do they provide any nutritious value ...
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Cartoon where the protagonist has a removable Jack-o'-Lantern for a head

This is a cartoon I remember seeing an episode of as a preview on a VHS tape in the early 2000s. The VHS may have been of The Wizard of Oz if that helps, but I can't be sure. In it, the protagonist ...
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Short about reincarnation and a secret handshake

I saw a short film a few years ago (maybe ~5 but could be more) about a grandmother and her grandson that come up with a secret handshake. Then they're both reincarnated over and over again, ...
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Dystopian Arthouse film about a man making a robot in a dystopian destroyed city

I found a movie a while ago that I just can not remember the name of. It was centered around a man in a dystopian destroyed city who was making a robot in his basement. He makes the robot look like ...
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Sci fi film similar to Village of the Damned

I saw this in the late 1960's/early 1970's on UK television. It was black and white but that was the only telly my parents had (so it might have been in colour) I don't recall the full plot. ...
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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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Why didn't the Discovery crew warn Starfleet about the Defiant?

In S01E10 of Star Trek: Discovery Burnham notes that the USS Defiant is believed to be the first ship from the prime universe to arrive in the mirror universe. However, the Defiant comes from ...
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“Causal loops are unchanging and self-originating, whereas time loops are constantly resetting”.. What does it mean? [on hold]

Recently I've started reading about Time Travel after watching it in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. There is a line on this subject in the Wikipedia page on 'Causal Loop' i.e. The term "...
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Why did Voldemort fall with Harry in the final battle?

In the finale battle between Harry and Voldemort, Harry leaps off a certain height dragging Voldemort down with him. This causes them both to be disoriented when they land, which ultimately places ...
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Anime about a girl who crashes on a planet and chased by an indestructible evil robot

It's probably from 80-90s. I remember that a girl probably crashed on some remote planet and was chased/hunting an evil robot that was indestructible. She was fighting with him at some villages. I ...
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Identify a 1950's era story about a man left on empty planet who slowly becomes native

This is one of the two stories I read as a kid in the 1950's, early 60's which forever locked me into sci-fi. Spoiler alert! I want to identify a short story about a spaceman who ended up marooned ...
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Where are the towns of Hyrule in Legend of Zelda?

On the first NES game, you only see a few people-merchants in caves-and other than that, you only run into Zelda. Where is the rest of Hyrule? Where is Kakariko village or even the main castle?
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Do the elves have pity for other races?

It is made obvious many times that they are far more beautiful, skilled, tall, and physically strong than everyone else. Considering this, did they 'look down' upon all the other peoples? In the '...
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Short story, dystopian famine, chemical food changes a man into a creature

Short story i read in late eighties in a thick hardback anthology. Dystopian future where everyone lives on a very basic meagre ration. Then there is some supply failure and a much further reduced ...
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What Is a Dragon Heartstring?

Dragon Heartstring is used for wand cores by both Ollivander and Gregorovitch. What part of a dragon's heart do the Heartstrings come from? Do Heartstrings come from an entirely different part of the ...

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