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In the Doctor Who episode “Utopia”, how do people in the distant future know English?

In the Doctor Who episode "Utopia", the main characters travel trillions of years into the future and find humans and "kind" (human-like people) speaking English. How do they know English? Languages ...
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Why is Nibbler's name so close to the species name of the Nibblonians?

In the episode "Love's Labours Lost in Space" the Planet Express crew goes to Vergon 6. There they find Nibbler, who was named that by Leela. Ahhh, I'll call him Nibbler -Leela So why is the name ...
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Short story about first encounter with aliens [duplicate]

I'm looking for the name of a short story about a human space ship who makes first contact with aliens. Because neither species is willing to trust the other they don't want to leave for fear that the ...
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Where did Toa Lhikan get the Toa stones from?

In the 2004 Bionicle lore and movie, six matoran (Vakama, Nokama, Matau, Onewa, Whenua, and Nuju) are given Toa stones by Toa Lhikan. They take these Toa stones to the Great Temple in Ga-Metru, where ...
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What is the shape of the D'Yer wall?

In the Green Rider series, there is mention of a wall (D'Yer) surrounding the Blackveil forest. I've been trying to understand what the shape of this wall is. Is it a complete circle, have some kind ...
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Did Land of the Lost take place inside a hollow Earth?

Did the Sid and Marty Croft show, Land of the Lost, take place inside a hollow Earth? I seem to remember day and night in the show which often would be impossible in the hollow world mythos. I ...
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Brian Daley and James Luceno's collaboration as Jack McKinney

What is known about Brian Daley and James Luceno's manner of collaboration when they wrote as Jack McKinney? (As in: did they tend to split up the book in the middle, or write a sentence each, or was ...
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How does Lord John Whorfin possess Dr Emilio Lizardo?

In "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension", Dr Emilio Lizardo gets possessed by Lord John Whorfin when Dr Lizardo used the Oscillation Overthruster to unsuccessfully travel ...
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Who were the first fictional TV characters labeled as jarheads in Futurama?

We've enjoyed seeing the US Presidents and other real life celebrities in the New New York Head Museum. Who was/were the first fictional TV character(s) from a different show given a nod as labeled ...
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Control Over Robot Babies

Robots can reproduce. The process in which code and characteristics is split, isn't 100% from both parents, but random between the two parents. Does that mean that the robots made from this process ...
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Why aren't the Sunset Squad doing their jobs?

The Sunset Squad's objective is to take old people whose lifespan exceeds 160 years, and take them to a secret location in space where they then live in a simulated world waiting for the children to ...
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What is the work that had FTL travel but no FTL communications?

I remember reading a work (It was most likley a series of books though not 100% sure) that had a universe where there was technology for FTL spaceflight, but no FTL communications (excluding of course ...
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How did Iaco Stark become a cyborg?

Yeah I never read Star Wars: Agent of the Empire Iron Eclipse, but I know that Iaco Stark became a scary robot spider cyborg, but I would like to know the details because Wookieepedia hasnt updated ...
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How did Fry survive the alien attacks while in cryosleep?

Why when aliens Invasions during Fry's cryosleep the alien did not destroy the cryogenics lab in old New York
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Is Cubert Farnsworth a failed project?

Hubert Farnsworth cloned himself a clone to finish his accomplishments and to become his legacy after he passes away. That resulted in the creation of Cubert. The purpose of Cubert was to finish the ...
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Could the Transporters information be studied by the Science and Medical Departments?

Is there an example of the Science or Medical Departments studying the information recorded during the beaming process to diagnose health issues among those that used the Transporter system?
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Why was Hermes allowed to say “Star Trek” when it is a banned phrase?

How come in the episode "Brannigan, Begin Again," Hermes says, "Star Trek," after the professor fails to compare their government to the United Nations to Fry? In a later episode of Futurama it is ...
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How does Benders son, Ben, remember how to talk without a memory card?

In the episode 'The Bots and the Bees' Bender has a son called Ben and discovers he doesn't have the ability to bend because he doesn't have a bending card. To fix this he gets the Professor to switch ...
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How did they assemble the head collection at New New Yorks Head Museum?

I love the Head Museum! How did they manage to get their lively pre 30th century exibits?
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Has Hope Summers ever mimicked a psionic power?

Has Hope Summers of the X-Men ever imitated a psionic power? If so, what power level was it? I'm specifically asking because Hope is presumed to be the next target of the Phoenix Force that seeks out ...
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Is Phillip J. Fry based on Marty McFly?

Is the character of Phillip J. Fry based on Michael J. Fox's character, Marty McFly, from Back to the Future? There seems to be a lot of similarities between their three names and also their clothing ...
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In the episode “The Late Philip J. Fry” why did Farnsworth attempt to kill Adolf Hitler?

In the episode "The Late Philip J. Fry" Professor Farnsworth stops in the second universe and uses a ray gun to kill Adolf Hitler. In the third universe he attempts to do the same thing but ...
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Does Fry's unusual parentage ever effect him adversely?

Fry is his own Grandfather, however that works. I know that his brain has saved the world before, a fact that has come back over several episodes. Was this sort of continuity ever invoked over Fry's ...
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A couple on a yacht needs medical help but can only get it via radio from an astronaut

This is a story I've heard about but never been able to find. I've been looking for it for a long time, but the search terms I put in (astronaut, yacht, couple, medical help etc) tend to bring me ...
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Young adult time travel novel where the hero is recruited by a good scientist and tempted by his evil doppelganger [duplicate]

A teenager meets a scientist and his daughter, and discovers that they can travel in time. In the book, time travel into the past can create overlapping branches, potentially leading towards chaos. ...
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Were the Dursleys the only muggles that could harm Harry at 4 Privet Drive?

Dudley could hurt Harry, so Harry wasn't totally safe at his Aunts house. First, were the Dursleys the only muggles that could harm Harry? Second, could the Deatheaters have simply defeated the charm ...
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What Happens When Force Ghosts Die?

The Wookiepedia article on the Nether World of the Force has very few details, but in the article on Force ghosts, there's a little more. I'm not completely clear, but it seems to say that Qui-Gon ...
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How does a phaser change from Stun to Kill?

In 'Too Short a Season' Picard mentions that he has heard phasers set on stun before. How are phasers set to stun different to those on a kill, or 'cut' setting? Is it simply a difference in ...
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What is the true story of Bender's origins?

In the episode "Lethal Inspection" it is shown that Bender was made in a factory in Mexico and approved by Hermes Conrad. However, throughout the series Bender makes references to his parents, such as ...
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Who are the current members of the main Avengers team in the comics?

I haven't been following the Avengers comics for quite some time. I tried doing a search on Google, but all I got were conflicting or older rosters. Who are the current members as of July 2012?
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How is it that Santa rampages Earth every X-Mas, and MOM hasn't noticed yet?

We all know that Santa (a corrupt robot based on Neptune) comes to Earth with many, many weapons and terrorizes Earth every X-Mas. Since Earth also contains MOM's friendly robot company, he must ...
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How many times is the entire universe destroyed in Futurama?

At the end of Bender's Big Score, bender releases all of his time-travel copies at the same time causing the universe to cease existing (only Nibbler escapes by consuming himself, thereby exiting the ...
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Is there an explanation for Amy Pond's selective remembering of people?

This question basically spoilers the main Season 5 story-arc. To the question: In the fifth Season of Doctor Who, we learn In the episode Flesh and Stone (05,05) The Doctor says However, after Cold ...
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Why is the Cryogenics Lab in New New York?

Fry was frozen in Old New York's Cryogenics Lab and went 1000 years into the future. When he woke he was in New New York. Old New York is under New New York but the Cryogenics lab stays in the same ...
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Why are people in “The Duh-Vinci Code” so low-tech?

In "The Duh-Vinci Code" (S6E5), if all the people on that planet are so intelligent why are they are making wooden machines of everything?
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How did Senator Travers not just survive as a Time Paradox Duplicate

In Decision 3012 (stop reading if you do not want spoilers): Senator Travers uses the time paradox code from Bender's Big Score to go back in time to stop Nixon, and then he disappears when he won ---...
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Why in the Year 3000 do they still have cars shaped like cars from our time?

I mean through out the whole show cars are depicted almost exactly the same as cars from our time, except for the lack of wheels. You would think that people 1000 years more advanced than us would be ...
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Does Leela's lack of depth perception ever affect her adversely?

Leela, as a Cyclops, does not have Binocular vision, therefore she is incapable of depth perception through Stereopsis. Has this ever been mentioned as a weakness, or ever played against her?
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How do futurama robots acquire names? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there more bending units called Bender? Bender is a bending robot. The other Bending Robots (model #22) Flexo and Billy West have different names. What makes Bender the ...
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Why does Bender always say his name after he refers to himself?

Why does Bender always say his name after he refers to himself? ex. (Fry old buddy it's me, Bender.)
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In “A Farewell to Arms” wouldn't Earth be destroyed instead of Mars in the parallel universe?

In the episode "The Farnsworth Parabox" everything that happens in the regular Futurama universe happens the opposite in the other parallel Futurama universe. So if Mars got destroyed in the regular ...
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Where did Blearnsball come from?

In Futurama they no longer play baseball, instead they play a weird, screwed-up version called "Blearnsball." Where did the modifications to the sport of baseball come from?
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Why does Bender try to commit suicide if he thought he could just back himself up?

Bender usually tries to commit suicide in Futurama despite the thought he could back himself up to a new body. Why does Bender try to commit suicide if he thought he could just back himself up?
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Does Bender's Big Score contradict Luck of the Fryrish?

In the Futurama season 3 episode "Luck of the Fryrish", we learn that Fry's brother Yancy had a kid named Philip, after his lost brother. However, in the movie Bender's Big Score, we see Fry travel ...
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Does Morbo ever make good on his statements?

Morbo refers to himself as 'the Annihilator' and frequently threatens mankind. Has he or his species ever made good on his threats? Or is Linda right in dismissing him?
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Futurama's Mutants Rights

In Futurama, there are large numbers of mutated humans on Earth, who are treated very poorly. They are an underclass, figuratively and literally. Is there ever any explanation given for this? ...
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Who fathered Mom's children?

Who was the father of Mom's children? We know the answer to one of these, but have the others been given a father in canon?
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Did Ron's Wand Change Its Allegiance to Lockhart in Chamber of Secrets?

There was a sudden movement behind them. Gilderoy Lockhart’s knees had given way. ‘Get up,’ said Ron sharply, pointing his wand at Lockhart. Lockhart got to his feet – then he dived at Ron, ...
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Why does Bender fall in love?

In the episode Bendless Love, why does Bender fall in love with the female bending unit if robots are supposed to not have feelings?
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How does Fry's grandma not recognize him in the year 1999?

After they sleep together in the past, wouldn't she recognize that this is the exact same person when he grows up?

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