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TV show (or made for TV movie) with a human male dating an alien female

I remember watching something on the Sci-Fi channel when I was younger, of what seemed to be a really bad TV show or made-for-TV movie that took place in "THE FUTURE!!" and had two young adults in a ...
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Does Harry Potter pass the Bechdel test?

The Bechdel test "is a measure of the representation of women in fiction. It asks whether a work features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. The requirement ...
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Why did Captain Rex's phase 2 helmet use a phase 1 visor?

Captain Rex's phase 2 helmet (when he finally gets one) appears to use a phase 1 visor style, with it being thick at the nose and tapering towards the ears, while the standard phase 2 helmets start ...
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Story about people trying to recover a ship, but can't because its engine is still operating

I read a short story a long time ago which, for a while now, I've lamented not remembering the name of, because I really enjoyed the concept so much. I believe I read this sometime in the mid-80s, ...
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Is the background of Neal Stephenson's character Root revealed in previous novels?

Many years ago I started reading the Baroque series by Neal Stephenson. I really hated it and abandoned it without finishing, but I was intrigued by his enigmatic character of Root, who was long-lived ...
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Old (pre 2000) science fiction story of personal robot

I am looking for sci-fi short story that may have appeared in Analog prior to 2000. It had to do with a personal assistant robot that was intended to protect its human partner from harm. The robot ...
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What is “there” mean here?

In Toy Story 4 (2019), Bo meets Doug, whose half was destroyed by the cat: Doug: Couldn't take it out there, huh? Bo: Hey, Doug. Saw your better half at the front of the store. Doug: Yeah,...
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Who are the two extra teachers from the end of the USJ arc?

At the end of the USJ arc, S1 E13 of the Boku No Hero Academia anime, there is a splash screen of the backup that was arrived to fight the League of Villains. From right to left they are: 1 - Vlad ...
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Are there dark side Jedi who are not Sith?

In Star Wars canon, can there be Jedi who use the dark side of the Force and are not Sith?
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How do Togrutas hear?

I was watching Ahsoka videos when it suddenly dawned upon me that she has no ears. After doing some research, it seems neither her horns nor her tentacles serve an auditory function. The other ...
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What is this creature/character and what are its powers?

In Legends of Tomorrow season 5 episode 5, Constantine calls a mysterious creature to heal him from lung cancer. What is this creature (character) and what are the powers that it posseses?
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Youths can teleport, they are chased by the government

There was a film from the 80s in which young people can teleport anywhere they can think of. These guys are recruited to do studies with, maybe by the government or a secret company which wants the ...
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How different biologically are Remans, Romulans, and Vulcans?

How different biologically are Remans, Romulans, and Vulcans? According to the question How are Vulcans and Romulans different from each other?, when Beverly Crusher tried to heal a Romulan with a ...
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Scifi short story about beings that have evolved into blue orbs that float in space

This was a short story which I believe was written before the year 2000. It was about beings which are bluish orbs floating in space, evolved to no longer needing their bodies. They recognize one ...
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What is the beverage Thor is about to drink near the end of Thor: Ragnarok?

Towards the end of the movie, Thor is chilling out on the ship and is about to serve himself a drink, just before he was interrupted by Loki. As can be seen in the following pictures, he picks up a ...
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Brain-eating alien that incorporates memories/function of the eaten

Trying to remember a book/storyline. Possibly a StarTrek novel. Alien bird-like with a beak 'cracks' the skull open and swallows the brain whole. Brain is incorporated into their skull, becoming dual-...
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Was Yoda wrong about the limits of telekinesis?

In Empire Strikes Back, Yoda tells Luke that an object's size doesn't matter and that the difficulty of levitating an X-Wing was only in his mind. If the upper limits of telekinesis are determined by ...
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What Jedi Temple is Han talking about?

In Alan Dean Foster's novelization of The Force Awakens, Han Solo say this about Luke Skywalker: The people who knew him the best think he went on a personal quest, looking for the first Jedi ...
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The Light Brigade question

Just finished "The Light Brigade" from Kameron Hurley. Enjoyed the read very much, especially how everything neatly closes. There's one detail at the end that nags at me though:
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Which of the Death Eaters survive after the final battle?

So after the final battle, lots of people die. But not everyone! Even people from the bad side had to have survived. So who did?
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Was Sisko the first corporeal/linear being to meet the prophets?

DS9 "Prophet Motive" (Prophets speaking to Quark): ROM: (quarters) Did the Sisko send you? QUARK: What? Sisko? What does he have to do with anything? SISKO: (office) The Sisko taught us ...
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Come to the dark side, we have cookies?

Where does this come from? Obviously the first half is from Star Wars but the expression is not from Spaceballs and some Googling doesn't find anything.
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Why did Obi-Wan Kenobi choose that moment to appear to Luke?

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker violently escapes from the lair of a wampa ice creature, finds himself in the middle of a life-threatening snowstorm on an inhospitable planet, collapses ...
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If Thor is the god of thunder, why does he control lightning, even indoors?

Okay, I can kind of deal with him being the god of thunder and controlling lightning since thunder is a product of the former. The thing I have a real problem with is when he controls lightning ...
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How many letters were used in the scene?

What I want to know, is how many letters were used when they made the scene of hundreds of letters flying from the chimney. Did they use one? Did they use hundreds?
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Did Luke have help from Obi-Wan in using the Force in the wampa cave on Hoth? [duplicate]

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke is hanging upside down in the wampa cave and reaches out to pull his lightsaber to him in order to cut himself down. However, we know that at this point his Jedi ...
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Can anyone identify this old computer game where a troll turns you into a frog?

This was a game I played in school aged 5 or 6 (in Year One or Two), which would be in 1991. I believe it was on a BBC Acorn, though it might have been some other computer; it seemed old fashioned to ...
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Kids with special abilities flee being sent to camps, gain friends

There's this book I've been trying to find for the longest time and I just can't remember the name. What I remember, there are these kids that have abilities or something but people see them as bad. ...
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Old time travel series with older self helping younger self

I'm currently looking for an old series (saw 1 or 2 episodes some 10-20 years ago). I'm not sure if it’s a live action series or an anime though. What I remember is: A boy (12-16?) goes to school in ...
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Has Constantine ever fought Hades?

As we know that Hades exists in the DC comics and he is god of Hell and John Constantine is hellblazer have they ever come face to face in a fight? If not do they have different versions of hell for ...
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Why is Harry still protected at the Dursleys even after the fourth book? [duplicate]

It is said that Harry is protected due to this whole blood protection thing and Aunt Petunia as Lily’s sister and so on. I get this, but why is the protection still "active" after the fourth book in ...
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Why did the Tusken Raiders shoot at podracers?

During the Boonta Eve podrace, Tusken Raiders shoot at the podracers; from the The Phantom Menace Script Four TUSKEN RAIDERS perched above the race course fire their rifles at the Pods racing in ...
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How did the Rebels find the design flaw to the first Death Star?

So I just read the answers to this question, where most of the authors agree complete fault analysis for a ridiculously complex project like the Death Star is close to impossible, given technical ...
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What is the meaning of the name 'Getheren' of Gethen?

In The Left Hand of Darkness chapter 2, "The Place Inside the Blizzard" is a historical or legendary tale of a man (*) whom we learned is named "Getheren". In the story we learn he has committed what ...
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Do Vulcans blush green?

I have seen a lot of Star Trek fanart that shows Spock blushing with his cheeks flushed green. I'm aware that his half-Vulcan biology gives him copper-based, green tinted blood, so the coloring makes ...
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What did Han do to Lando in the past?

From The Empire Strikes Back: Leia: I thought you knew this person. Chewbacca: [Chewie barks something to Han] Han Solo: Well, that was a long time ago, I'm sure he's forgotten about that. ...
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In American Gods, is there another version of the gods in their native lands?

In chapter 6, Wednesday says to the council of old gods, When the people came to America they brought us with them. So what happened to the lands that they left? Do they no longer have gods? Or ...
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Are any ships in Star Wars capable of intergalactic travel?

It always made me curious to hear: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... Which implies that the Star Wars universe is in a separate galaxy to our own. Then I was reading Are there Star ...
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What is the intended viewing order for Farscape?

This question already asks what about the importance of watching Farscape in the intended order, but unfortunately the only answer that offers an intended order recommends going by the production code,...
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Time travel in Doraemon - was the Stable Timeloop effect ever really adverted?

The basic premise in the Japanese manga/anime Doraemon is that the titular character - a robot cat from the 22 century - was sent to the past to help Nobita Nobi to improve his future. In the first ...
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Is there such a being as 'Dark Multiverse' Darkseid?

I've recently been reading DC Comic's Dark Multiverse and I have been wondering just how the Dark Universe interacts with the Fourth World. In Dark Knights Metal We know that version differs from ...
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Help identifying urban fantasy book from first chapter memory (sorcerer, phony medium)

At some point in the past, I think Kindle must have done one of those "First chapter" things and I read the first chapter of a book. Looking back now, I remember it, but I can't for the life of me ...
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Why wasn't Vader's armour made of Beskar?

As we see in The Mandalorian, the Empire had quite the reserve of Beskar: A random imperial bureaucrat (as it seems at the moment) has enough of it for the Mandalorian to create a whole armour. It ...
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Was this event in the opening montage related to similar events later on in the show?

In the opening montage of Dutch horror series Ares, an (unnamed?) young woman Later in the series, Jacob, one of the protagonists, finds a mysterious He is later shown to touch several members of ...
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Students abducted to a world built around a black hole that has a starship they must maintain

Looking for an old scifi book from either the 1980s or 1990s. It starts out with some confusion, but the gist is that an entire class of students on an aircraft are abducted by aliens. I believe that ...
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Why did the Emperor order the destruction of the Moon of Endor if the Death Star shield was down?

From the Battle of Endor Wiki: Moff Jerjerrod, remembering his orders from the Emperor to destroy the moon if the shield was brought down, began to rotate the Death Star toward Endor. Why was that ...
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What is “The Dark” and where can I learn more about it?

I was reading about the concept of "The Dark" in Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor and I want to learn more about it. It isn't on Wookieepedia (surprisingly) and not on the CUSWE (Complete ...
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Why was the hazing seen in the initial montage so much more playful than Rosa's?

The Dutch horror series Ares opens with a montage of an (unnamed?) young woman joining the secretive titular Ares student association. One of the scenes shows her going through a hazing ritual where ...
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Anime similar to Guyver

I've been searching for this anime that for the life of me I cannot remember the name. To be honest I dont remember if it was a short series or movie either. I saw it back in the early to mid 90s. It ...
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Can The Flash breathe in outer space?

I'm playing the new Lego Batman 3, and while everyone is outside of the Justice League Space Station, everyone is either wearing protective suits (Batman and Robin), or is already known to be able to ...

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