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Blade Runner dialogue doubt

The following conversation takes place in Blade Runner 2049, from this script: Plan on taking me in? And,... take a look inside. Mr. Morton, if taking you in is an option... I would much prefer that ...
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Is the Lamprey Vivant dish in Disenchantment related to the creature in the Futurama movies?

Is the Lamprey Vivant dish in Disenchantment in any way related to the creature in the Futurama movies? Disenchantment: Season 1 Episode 6 - 14:30
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How would you explain the face Draco made when Goyle (Harry) said he could read? [closed]

In the Chamber Of Secrets film once Draco realizes that Harry (disguised as Goyle) is wearing glasses the following goes: "Why are you wearing glasses?" "Um, reading." "...
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In Endgame, aren't the Avengers just changing their OWN timelines?

What I take away from the whole "Back To The Future is a bunch of bullshit"-conversation, is that the Avengers can't ever "truly" undo the Snap. "When you travel to the past, ...
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Why did 'Star Trek: The Original Series' change its intro titles from yellow to blue after Season 2?

Is there any known reason as to why the intro titles to 'Star Trek: The Original Series' changed from yellow to blue after Season 2? It's something that intrigues me perhaps far more than it should. ...
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Which pair of reindeer did Rudolph replace when he saved Christmas in the 1964 animated classic?

The song from the 1964 animated Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tells us about the eight reindeer that pull Santa's sleigh. There's Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and ...
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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 was the point of the 'Spear'?

Around halfway through the film, the ship encounters a 'spear', a long cylindrical object moving on a parallel trajectory to the Aniara, at a marginally higher speed. The captain and senior crew seem ...
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Did HAL 9000 lie about the impending failure of the AE-35 unit, or was he simply mistaken?

This question is primarily about the movie, "2001: A Space Odyssey". This answer to the question What caused HAL 9000 to go mad? quotes Wikipedia, stating that HAL was placed under conflicting orders ...
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Why is there slavery in Star Wars?

I'm watching the Clone Wars series and I've just hit S04E12 in regards to the slavers. I understand; but don't agree with, why slaves exist on earth, but in Star Wars, they have droids. These droids ...
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How did Han Solo become a rebel?

How did Han Solo become a rebel? I've heard my friends talk about him being an Imperial lieutenant. So, if he was an Imperial lieutenant, how did he suddenly change his mind to become a rebel? Did ...
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Did Carl Sagan ever explain how God modified the value of π?

Near the end of the book, Contact, by Carl Sagan, the main character is told there are messages hidden deep in the base-11 digits of π. From the Wikipedia article: Acting on the suggestion of "Ted"...
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The light from the engines on the Millennium Falcon changes colour. Why?

My five-year-old son noticed something in The Empire Strikes Back: When the Millennium Falcon takes off from Bespin (Cloud City) the light from the engines is red. In all other images it appears blue. ...
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What should I watch to get the whole Star Wars experience? [closed]

I have watched the live-action Star Wars movies many times, but have never played the games, or watched the animated movies, nor read the books. Ever since I started watching The Mandalorian, ...
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How did Peter Parker travel to high school?

After becoming Spider-Man, did the teenaged Peter still ride the bus to Midtown High School, or did he start web-slinging to get there? Was this ever established in the comics? While I am interested ...
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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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Why did Hermione wipe, rather than modify, the two Death Eaters' memories in Deathly Hallows?

Fan consensus is that if Hermione's claim in chapter 9 of Deathly Hallows is not a continuity error, then it means that she was wiping the two Death Eaters' recent memories rather than modifying them. ...
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Sci-fi/horror short story about a disease that took over people’s minds and made their heads explode

The short story was about how a disease, perhaps from a parasitic fungus, took over people’s minds and made them climb telephone poles and trees so when their heads exploded the spores would spread. ...
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Are there “Light Side places”?

In the Star Wars galaxy, there are places where the Dark Side is strong. It usually manifests as twisted fauna and deranged people. I know about such places thanks to the computer games that take ...
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Was Slavery Ever Abolished on Tatooine?

By reading the Wookieepedia article on Tatooine, it's seen that the planet undergoes numerous changes in leadership. I can't, however, find any reference to slavery being outlawed. We know from The ...
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Why was Emil Blonsky wearing a U.S. Army uniform?

In The Incredible Hulk (2008), Emil Blonsky was a Royal Marine on loan to the U.S. Army SOC. But he appears in the film wearing the same uniform as Gen. Ross: They have the same crossed rifles ...
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How did Lilith escape the Void?

With the release of the Diablo 4 trailer, we see that Lilith is summoned through a dark ritual, allowing for her (potential) return to Sanctuary. In the Lore, it states that following the plan to ...
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Did R2-D2 ever meet Yoda prior to Yoda's exile on Dagobah?

Is there a specific proof in the canon (of any kind) showing that R2-D2 had met/seen/been aware of existence of Master Yoda at any time between the siege of Naboo and Yoda going into Exile on Dagobah? ...
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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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Which comic book has this image of Wonder Woman carrying Superman and Batman?

After the success of Wonder Woman (2017) for DC Comics after Dark Knight Rises (2012), this picture is trending all over the Internet: It indicates she saved last flop Batman vs Superman movie. ...
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Why was this Discovery episode named “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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Why did Darth Maul attack Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan?

What possible strategic benefit would have been gained through the killing of Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan? Darth Maul is sent apparently specifically to hunt down Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan. But those are just two ...
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Master Chief John-117 real face?

In the Short TV series, Halo: Forward Unto Dawn, the end of last episode shows faces of two cybernetically enhanced soldiers but Master Chief John-117 is shown with his helmet. In the Halo Universe ...
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Where did Luke Skywalker learn to build his own lightsaber?

I know that, as part of their training, all Jedi were required to build their own lightsaber. Did Yoda teach Luke on Dagobah before heading to Bespin?
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What happened to new clones after the rise of the Empire?

This question applies only to the new Disney canon (The EU Empire continued to use clones and didn't retire them permanently until after Endor, so this question is irrelevant to Legends). As far as I ...
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Trying to find a 1990s-2000s Anime revolving around the mc collecting yins and yangs

My memory is hazy but I saw this anime around 10 years ago roughly 2010. The main character collected a couple of gems that were shaped like yins and yangs of different colours and fought mech ...
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Looking for a short story about human courage

One year ago I read a short story (really short, like a few paragraphs) that I'm trying to find again. The story was about a crew consisting of different alien races, including the human race, and ...
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In-universe, is there an Imperial marching theme?

In-universe, during the time of Palpatine's reign over the Empire, was there a preferred musical theme designed to accompany Imperial troop displays and marches?
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Looking for a cartoon with a girl with brown hair and a red dress [closed]

I remember when I was young I watched this tv show about a little girl who throughout the show you watched grow up. She was abused by one of the people who adopted her (she was a fat blonde lady). I ...
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Is there any given explanation for planet Mira's weirdness?

In Xenoblade Chronicles X, a human colony ship crash lands on planet Mira. Most of the game is spent trying to find a portion of the ship (the Lifehold) which detached from the rest during the landing,...
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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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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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What twist was originally envisioned for the ST: VOY episode “Innocence”?

In ST:VOY 2x22 "Innocence", Tuvok is trapped on a moon with a bunch of children from a nearby world. It turns out the apparent children are actually old people, as the respective species &...
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How does Biff come back to the original time line? [duplicate]

If Biff takes the time machine and goes back in time to deliver the Almanac to young Biff, how does old Biff return to his original time line if in the future he altered he became rich? Wouldn't he ...
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Why didn't the Romulans take advantage of The Burn?

According to Memory Alpha, Romulans do not use dilithium for their propulsion but artificial quantum singularities. In the 24th century, an artificial quantum singularity served as the primary power ...
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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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Anime about a guy that goes to a magic school but doesn't have any magic

Got told of an anime about a guy that goes to a magic school but doesn't have any magic. Heard he had black gloves and some students don't want to let him in because he doesn't have magic so he fights ...
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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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Is Superman the same species as humans?

Lois can interbreed with Superman in Superman Returns. Does that mean Superman is a subspecies of Homo Sapien?
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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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How did Iroh deliver the “Secret History” message to Zuko while imprisoned?

During Zuko's days back to the Fire Nation's capital city (and Iroh's imprisonment), Zuko finds a scroll telling him the location of a "Secret History" about his great grandfather's demise. Eventually ...
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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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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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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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