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How far could the “Eye of Sauron” see and what is its resolution? [duplicate]

How far and how clear could the "Eye of Sauron" see? Could it see through the whole of Middle-earth or is it limited to only Mordor? Could it distinguish the human face, the small artifacts ...
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Original IP comic based on unused Hulk story, centers around domestic abuse?

I feel like I'm going crazy here. Very possible I dreamed this or something. I remember reading somewhere that there was an alternate version of Bruce Banner's backstory of child abuse, one that got ...
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Trickster Aliens Offering an Electron Reactor

I am looking for a book that I have only scant memories of, but I think one of them will be uniquely identifying. It is: A book, hard cover, published in English in the United States Definitely ...
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Story with a 3-layered world

I read this story in the 1990s or early 2000s, I believe. It was about a world with three layers or zones, and in order to travel from one zone to the next, travellers could only do so naked, ...
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Weird Western film, from before 2006, might have involved a current music band [closed]

When I was living in Newark, Ohio between 2002 and 2006, I frequently saw this at one of the local libraries (If it's relevant, I believe it was at the 101 W Main St location) as one of the movies to ...
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Book about a guy in prison, on a jungle planet, with black light-absorbing walls?

Trying to locate an old book I read before. I vaguely remember reading a book years ago about a guy sent to a prison planet. It was no ordinary planet. The walls of the prison were black, absorbed all ...
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What is Qui-Gon Jinn saying to Anakin by waving his hand like this?

Jinn: I must speak with the Jedi Council immediately. The situation has become much more complicated. (Anakin stops following Padme and turns back) Padme: Ani, come on. Jinn and Anakin wave hands to ...
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Why was the name of Discovery's most recent episode “Unification III”?

The name of S03E07 of Star Trek: Discovery is Unification III. The Unification word has some connection with the story, but what does the suffix III signify?
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Please identify this novel that features the Game of Life

Name of alternate history novel with a rigid class society that has the Game of Life throughout the book.It was believed that only men were intelligent enough to play the game. This novel takes place ...
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novel with psi slavery

Name the novel, 197x. Setting is a world of human(oid)s most of whom have the psi ability to enslave weaker others. (Maybe the word slave and its derivatives are not used.) Masters and slaves form ...
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Seeking short story title, a boy refuses to remove his helmet, story ends while he is riding a train [closed]

A boy refuses to remove his helmet during his everyday life, (I think) due to a constant fear of nuclear annihilation. I believe the protagonist is his father (perhaps a scientist, maybe one whose ...
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Short story: End line “he was a coward” [duplicate]

This would be an old science fiction short story, probably 90's or before... possibly decently before. It tells of a prince (or equivelant) who, before he can be confirmed as a prince, has to undergo ...
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Prison planet book where the protagonist is given a quota to commit one murder a week

Years ago, maybe as many as forty, I read about a space soldier - Marine, I think - who goes on shore leave to a bar, leaves the bar and discovers a body. He is arrested and convicted of murder, sent ...
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What is the original source of this white/red-shaded version of the “Secrets of the Batcave - 1969”

What is the source of the image below? ("SECRETS OF THE BATCAVE - 1969") Other similar versions of this picture have been published over the years; Batman #203 Batcave-1968 (Frank Springer)...
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Old Budrys(?) end-of-world/alien invasion of NYC story

This one, from the late 1950s or early 60s (I think), features the last girl in NYC, who drives her jeep up the stairs of the main library (with the lions). She feels bad about breaking the lock, but ...
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Unicron standing on top of Cybertron [closed]

Here is a picture of Unicron standing on top of the planet Cybertron, as written by Simon Furman and drawn by Geoff Senior in issue #75 of the Transformers comic. Notice how Unicron is pretty much as ...
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VR PvP game with space-like physics

I played a VR game 1-2 years ago, and want to figure out which one it was because it was an interesting game. I played it at a 'VR game lobby', I guess you could call it. I didn't own the VR set, I ...
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Why does Lovecraft write that Mount Nansen (approx. 9000 ft.) is 15,000 feet high?

In the first chapter of At The Mountains of Madness I read the peak of Mt. Nansen in the eastern distance, towering up to its height of almost fifteen thousand feet. Isn't that height plainly ...
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Horror movie of the 70s: WW2 German undead supersoldiers rise from ocean

This one is easy as the movie is renowned in its genre but the title escapes my memory. I'm looking for a horror movie of the 70s, probably Italian, certainly European: a group of people, probably ...
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Did the Dr.Stone series ever use something that's fictional?

So far the science experiments of Senku and co. have been scientifically correct, as the materials and elements are nonfictional (unless there was something there that was and I didn't know about it), ...
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In Star Trek TNG Episode 11 “The Big Goodbye”, why would the people inside of the holodeck “vanish” if the program aborts?

Is the Holodeck actually so far advanced that it transforms actual matter? I always assumed that the holodeck was basically an advanced projector with a few other matterializations, but not going so ...
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Manga where MC is forced to learn different skill from different masters then went to school to find a wife and new disciple for his masters

If I remember correctly, the MC also knows how to fix a car, and his masters were almost god-level master, some of his skills includes swordsmanship, crafting, healing, and many more.
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A sequel to the Pied Piper of Hamelin

I remember a children's fantasy book published by or before about 1960 which was sort of a sequel to the Pied Piper of Hamelin. I am not sure if I read the book or only read the description of it on ...
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Are Changelings “good”, “bad” or amoral? [closed]

I realize that Changelings were at one time hunted and have in general had bad experiences with "solids" and they have killed millions of humanoids. Is this because of a prejudice against ...
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A Movie with a Haunted Pool Scene

I've had this scene stuck in my head for many years now, but I can't figure out what movie or tv show it's from. In the scene, a woman goes underwater in an indoor swimming pool in a house (which may ...
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cartoon or anime where there was a kid with a magic stone that could summon a magical creature [duplicate]

in Canada, I don't remember specifics but what I remember was that the show had a boy that could summon a magical creature from a stone and I think I watched it before 2010. It was in English and I ...
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Looking For A Specific Isekai Manga

I'm looking for an Isekai manga that I read sometime ago. A few events that I remember from the manga is that the MC finds some pretty OP equipment after waking up in something akin to a barn, and ...
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Short story about two aliens meeting on Earth

I’m trying to identify a short story I read in an anthology of science fiction shorts. I read it about ten years ago, but the book (from a library) was considerably older. Two men meet at a bar and ...
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Science fiction book about an entity feeding off of war

I'm looking for a book/story (before 1985 and probably from Europe) about an entity that lives in or around the Earth and feeds from the war that humans wage against each other. All of a sudden ...
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That one novel where I remember every thing but the name

The novel is about a guy who is reincarnated to another world of magic and swords maybe a game. He was born to a noble family or rich . This guy knows this world the hero, and he tries to make a plot ...
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Teen fantasy book series about a world where people who showed creativity could learn magic, and were killed for it

The first book starts where the main character shows creativity, and is sent presumably to his death. He then ends up in a secluded area run by a caretaker where they learn to use their creativity and ...
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Do the writers of Star Wars agree on what is Lightspeed and what is FTL?

SPOILERS FOR DOCTOR APHRA 6 I always thought hyperspace was established to be faster than light, and lightspeed is just slang. It approaches lightspeed when jumping but then breaks the barrier. Yet ...
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Alien killing people by shooting his fingernails

I've been looking for this movie for several years and found nothing. I guess it wasn't popular. The action takes place on another planet. I don't remember much of the story line, just that there was ...
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Why can't Trekkers use their transporter buffers to keep back-up copies of people transported?

In TNG S6 Ep22, Crusher wants an autopsy to help determine whether someone was murdered, but the dead guy’s family has cultural objections. In the story she goes ahead anyway, jeopardising her career -...
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Why do many people live like medieval villagers in a society with ubiquitous advanced technology?

In The Mandalorian, chapter 13: The walls protecting the village are basic metal. The village itself looks like something out of Game of Thrones. People are dressed like medieval peasants. There are ...
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Why didn't the Cylons just build a new resurrection hub?

In the reimagined Battlestar Galactica season 4, a plan to destroy the Cylon resurrection hub is hatched. The humans seem to think that this will prevent all Cylons resurrecting forever. Why would ...
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Can I read Rhythm of War, before the rest of The Stormlight Archive or will I be lost [duplicate]

I want to know if I can listen to the Rhythm of War Audiobook, because it's up on Brandon Sanderson's youtube, before I read the rest of The Stormlight Archive. I know there's alot of books in the ...
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How did the droids get through the Gungan shield?

Here is the battle between droids and Gungan army, where droids entered the shield generated by Gungan army: How did the droids get through the Gungan shield?
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Was Arthur Weasley's car truly invisible?

Outside of invisibility cloaks, the only mention of invisibility that I can recall in the series is Arthur Weasley's Ford Angila. I find it suspect that he was able to make a car turn invisible, but, ...
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Fantasy book with a female protagonist in a wizard oppressed world that Comes into magic through a stone she picks

Looking for an online novel I read a while back. I believe it was set in a wizard oppressed medieval era. The main protagonist is a girl who finds a stone and is somehow able to use magic. On this ...
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Was Mona 'the vampire' delusional or just day-dreaming?

I remember having a strong negative reaction to how the primary character's day dreams are portrayed in the TV Series. The series follows the adventures of Mona Parker, who refers to herself as "...
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How is beskar forged?

Since beskar is an extremely heat-tolerant metal and even survives lightsaber and blaster attacks, how do the Mandalorian metalsmiths forge such a metal? The only thing that could vaporise the metal ...
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Why does Le Guin say that Superman's mother was a 'funnybook'?

In an academic study of SF, Ursula Le Guin, who herself is a pioneering SF and fantasy author is quoted as saying: Superman is a submyth. His father was Nietzsche and his mother a funnybook. Why the ...
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How does this conversation in Shadows of the Empire make sense?

I actually liked Steve Perry's Star Wars novel Shadows of the Empire from 1996, but there are a couple of things that keep my head spinning. Above everything else, I don't understand the following ...
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Does Rand al'Thor succumb to Ba'alzamon?

In the chapter "The Dark Waits" in the Eye of the World, Rand dreams of the Four Kings, a village that he has just been through; and in this dream, he meets Ba'alzamon and there is the ...
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Was there an actual masque in the Masque of Mandragora?

The Masque of Mandagora was a story cycle of the fourth doctor and set in fictional city of San Martino in 15th C Italy. In it, Heironymous, an astrologer, attempts to call up the Mandagora Helix to ...
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Why is Weng-Chiang called the 'Butcher of Brisbane'?

The Talons of Weng-Chiang is one the story cycles of the fourth doctors which found critical acclaim. In this story, Magnus Greel, runs away from the 51st Century to pose as a Chinese magician in ...
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Is Mr. Sin in the Talons of Weng-Chiang a deliberate play on words?

The Talons of Weng Chiang is a story cycle of the fourth doctor. In it there is a homonculus called Mr. Sin, was this a deliberate play on words by the story writer - Robert Holmes?
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Were there any other monsters in Doctor Who which were a play on words?

The Daleks were originally the Kaleds. Notably, Dalek is Kaled spelt backwards. This is just a simple play on words. Were there any other monsters in the long running Dr.Who series that were a play on ...

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