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How do the Borg find consensus?

How to the Borg find consensus, i.e. what protocol do they use? Is it a democracy like consensus or are there special drones for each task (i.e. tactical drone, combat drone, maintainance drone...)? ...
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Cleaning staff aboard star ships [duplicate]

Did the Enterprise, Voyager or DS9 have a cleaning crew and janitorial staff? Or is it like the Japanese where everyone would devote time to clean? Or do you think they use the transporters to beam ...
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Have aliens contributed any technology to humanity?

The United Federation of Planets supposedly works on a principle of mutually shared advancements. In TOS: Arena they say UFP works on “the principles of universal liberty, rights, and equality, and to ...
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If Harry killed Voldemort before Voldemort “killed” the Horcrux within Harry, would Voldemort just have managed to come back again? [duplicate]

If Harry had killed Voldemort before Voldemort "killed" the Horcrux within Harry, would Voldemort just have managed to come back again somehow?
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80s Mad Max-esque space movie with really long name

One night when I was a kid, in the mid eighties, I saw a Sci-Fi movie late night on TV. I seem to remember it had a really long name. It opened with the main character on his spaceship (which was kind ...
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Why didn't Petunia know that Harry wasn't supposed to use magic out of school?

In the beginning of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry scares Dudley into thinking that he is allowed to do magic out of school. However this should have never scared Dudley as Petunia ...
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Manga with main character abandoned by goddess and his entire class [duplicate]

I'm looking for the name of manga where entire class is summoned by goddess but the main character has only paralysis poison and sleep skills and is abandoned in a dungeon. He uses those skills to ...
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How do the emergency doors on the Enterprise refit work?

In Wrath of Khan, during the first strike, we see various emergency doors closing on in engineering. One of these appears to bisect part of the warp core. Is this merely an oversight of the production ...
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In this scene from the novel, 'The Martian', by Andy Weir, how does Mark Watney store hydrogen made from water in the tank?

This is the scene from chapter 25, where Watney describes how he had produced and stored hydrogen, which he produced by electrolysing water. I need clarification of the bold part. LOG ENTRY: SOL ...
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Short detective story. Criminals are cloned, then killed by the victims of crime for revenge

The story is about a detective talking to different people trying to gather information about a clone. The story deals with clones of a criminal who committed murders, and they make exact clones of ...
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How does Voldemort get back to Albania?

In the 1st Harry Potter, at the end it's revealed that Quirrell ran into Voldemort in Albania, where he possessed him. At the end, Voldemort leaves Quirrell, and he dies. Since Voldemort was still a ...
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Lost Short SF Story, Messages from Mars, uniquely shaped coil involved

I read this in an anthology sometime in the 1970's. A chap was winding various coils for his radio receiver. He hears a message from 'Mars'? The story ends when the 'special' coil is crushed by some ...
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Why isn’t the brother a selkie?

I have a very intriguing question about The Song Of The Sea film. Why isn't the brother a selkie? I have already looked up on Google. I even researched the folklore story of the selkie. I just don't ...
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What are the Djinn from Clash of the Titans (2010) based on?

I was watching Clash of the Titans (2010) and I really liked the Djinn, I thought the idea of bark skinned desert sorcerers was really cool and wanted to read more about it. I know Djinn is usually ...
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Can the transporter reposition you?

In Tomorrow is Yesterday USAF Captain John Christopher was sitting in his pilot seat when he dematerialized, then he was standing upright with his back to Captain Kirk when he materialized. This ...
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Manga with main character abandoned by goddess and class

I'm looking for the name of manga where entire class is summoned by goddess but the main character has only paralysis poison and sleep skills and is abandoned in a dungeon. He uses those skills to ...
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Why did it take so long to build the matrix? [on hold]

Assuming the Matrix is based off the 1960s why did it take so long to be built?
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Why did James Kirk and the Enterprise return to Planet Genesis so soon?

The Enterprise was nearly destroyed by the Genesis device on the Reliant. It barely escaped by going to warp speed at the last second. When the device detonates, the ...
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How accurately can Vulcans predict when pon farr will happen?

Pon farr is the Vulcans’ drive to mate every seven years, traditionally resolved by returning to Vulcan and their mate. How accurately can they predict when it will happen? Do they just know “sometime ...
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How old is Arthur Fleck in Joker?

Halfway through the recently released Joker movie, Joker, it was revealed that However, soon it is cleared out that Talking about the Waynes, Thomas Wayne looked to be somewhat in his late 40’s or ...
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Fantasy series about a human girl with gold tattoos who makes too much blood

The cover of the book has a white haired girl with a sword. It is set in Florida in the future sometime. She is a special breed of human that produces more blood than normal and is bred to be like a ...
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Need the name of a fantasy paperback book from at least 20 yrs ago

During WWII(?) a group of Japanese and US military are hiding out in a temple, and are transported to another world. In this other world they are slowly able to fly and shoot fire from their hands. ...
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In the preacher TV series was this line said?

One of my fav moments from the preacher comic is the scene where the Grail sends an army against the saint of killers, fires a nuke, the dust clears and the saint says “Not enough gun” I know that ...
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Novella, possibly from 1960's, Bingo babies breeding goes out of control

I think I might have partially asked this already in the comments on somebody else's question. As far as I remember it was in an anthology of four or five novella's or "long" short stories....I read ...
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How much time passes between each of the Star Wars movies?

Am trying to find a definitive official timeline of the star wars universe. Taking phantom menace as a starting point I want to know how much in universe time passes between each movie.
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Short story, localised disaster on ocean planet with floating research stations

I can't remember if the protagonist was a man or a woman, but I think it was a man. He was on a planet (mostly?) covered in water where people carried out research on floating stations. Each station ...
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Movie where a kid reads a book and enters a fantasy world. School bullies try to steal the book [on hold]

The main plot was about a kid who finds a book and when he reads it (at school) he enters a fantasy world where he meets a girl. When he first sees her, she's fixing something and they're in a field. ...
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What did Captain Picard mean when he said, “But that's not the issue at all” in the 'Measure of a Man'?

When challenging the ruling that Data was the property of the Federation, Captain Picard had a conversation with Guinan where she talked about 'disposable generations of people' and in response ...
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Harry Potter fan-fic where Harry was abused and rescued by the Order

I remember a few things that happened in this fan-fic. Harry was abused. He was rescued by the order. Order gets worried when Harry stops writing Harry gets in trouble or something. He was locked in ...
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Early 20th century magazine story in New England with monsters

Super dark and dreary story like reading Edgar Allen Poe but not a poem, and many strange names. Much of the story around the WWI period (but don't remember hearing about the war in the story). There ...
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Short story about a photo restoration specialist who can travel back in time to the day a photo was taken

This was a short story, told in the third person. Written in English. I first read it in a library book, sometime during the 1980s, probably no later than 1986. (I lived in Indiana at the time.) I'm ...
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Do Pokémon trainers develop some kind of limited resistance to their Pokémon's abilities?

Obvious comedic aspects of the cartoon show especially aside, this may be a partial explanation. Think about it: James can breathe Weezing's smog with no ill effects. Brock was able to hug a Sharpedo....
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Fantasy Series in a cold climate with corrupted animals and people being famed for taking them down

There's this book series I started back in 2014 that I can't remember the name of and would like to finish it now that I have the time. The main details I can remember about the setting and a ...
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Old retired mirror maker commissioned to make a mirror that changes the past

Early 2000's story, about 20 pages maybe in a larger scifi compilation. The stories were donated for a charity - an Asian relief fund. They were from well-published authors. An approaching storm, an ...
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Is there any in universe reason or rational for why the Wraith ignore Atlantis for the 10,000 years after the Ancients abandoned the Pegasus Galaxy?

I've seen others ask why the Wraith didn't react sooner, attacking with greater numbers and frequency after the Atlantis expedition wakes them but what about those 100 centuries previous when they ...
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Terry Pratchett book which had a preamble about a school principal who suspended a child

I am seeking a Terry Pratchett book with a preamble discussing a student who was suspended from school for bringing one of Terry Pratchett's books to the classroom; when the child came again with the ...
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Book involving children traveling between alternate worlds via switches

I know I read this after 2012, I think as an ebook. The cover depicted a knife switch by itself, I think closed with the handle up. At the beginning of the story, the protagonist, a boy, is told by ...
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Can each Space Marine only produce Gene-seed for a maximum of two others

The creation of a new Space Marine relies on the Gene Seed harvested from existing Astartes. According to the Wiki - Creation process Progenoids: Phase 18: There are two of these glands, one ...
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Movie about an African sorceress that turns men into robot-creatures, cured by pulling a splinter out of her back

I've watched this movie back when I was a kid and plot was something this: The story takes place in black Africa (or some fantasy environment that resembles it). It is about a boy (I believe) in a ...
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Are Star Trek races uniform? [on hold]

Which Star Trek races have physically different subraces? E.g., humans have different skin colour and different eye shapes. Thanks to Voyager, we have seen a dark skinned Vulcan. What with other races?...
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Does the Star Wars universe have sex droids?

From the list on Wookipedia, droids in the Star Wars universe categorized by function include Assassin droids, Interrogation droids, Astromech droids, battle droids, medical droids etc. (the list goes ...
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Harry Potter fan fiction called “Playing the Part” [on hold]

Does anyone have a copy of "What Goes Around" by Tuckerpuppy(HarleyD)? The book has to do with Draco coming home(can't remember why) and finding the manor empty. He had looked for his family when the ...
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Book where the main character falls from a tower in a field of wheat but is unharmed due to her being unconscious

The book involves significant instant spacial travel (teleportation but not in a sci-fi way) and I believe she is being chased up the tower when she falls. I specifically remember that the tower is ...
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Sci fi book, Jesus returns in the 1950's and the 1980's [duplicate]

I'm saying this was sci fi because scientists in the 1980's managed to send a document to their 1950's counterparts. Jesus had appeared in the 1950's and it was covered up by USA government, he then ...
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How did Jem's independent holograms project sound?

In the 80s cartoon Jem & the Holograms the titular character could make realistic holographic projections.... within thin air .... via remote linkup with her sentient A.I. computer, Synergy. ...
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Why are Stargate teams so irresponsible with new technology discoveries? [on hold]

Nearly every time SG1 or the Atlantis team (more often SG1) get their hands on new technology they decide to destroy it to eliminate the enemy. I've tracked several episodes where other arguably ...
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Why do space marines value their gene-seed surviving?

In several books I've read recently an emphasis is put on saving the gene-seed of specific individuals. In Soul Hunter, Talos comments about possibly not saving the gene-seed of specific brothers ...
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Is Spock still married to T'Pring in the Kelvin timeline?

In the Original Series episode "Amok Time", Spock reveals that he is married (in an arranged marriage when they were children) to T'Pring. When he undergoes the pon farr, he returns to her, but he ...
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Why are Star Trek Federation ships white?

Starfleet vessels are research vessels "seeking out new life" but doing so discreetly with the intent to avoid first contact with new and pre-warp civilizations. At least one problem would never have ...
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Is there an error in the timeline of 'Shadows of the Empire' [on hold]

In the novel 'Shadows of the Empire' (SOTE): Chapter 2 says: "Skywalker...-- had participated in the Rebel raid on the Death Star months ago." The canonical Star Wars timeline says that Episode V ...

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