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Was Yoda referring to this “The Mandalorian” character when he said “there is another”? [duplicate]

In The Madalorian we come across this character: Is this who Yoda was referring to in The Empire Strikes Back when he says "No, there is another."? This question is regardless of whether or not
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Where did the term “sophont” originate?

I recently finished Ken Liu's phenomenal English translation of Liu Cixin's The Three-Body Problem, and the term "sophon" to describe an AI constructed out of a sub-atomic particle reminded me of the ...
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In MoonWalker, the film, what exactly was Michael implied to be?

At the end of the film MoonWalker Michael Jackson's fictional version is implied to be something more than human. He has a connection to falling stars which give him various transformative powers, ...
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90’s or older story about photographs that show the future

I read this in the 90’s in a collection but it might be much older, I don’t remember what the book looked like. Not a novel, but not a short-short either, novella or novelette, or technically a ...
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if the purpose of the Library is to gather knowledge why did they want to control magic?

At the end of season 3 in the Magicians the Library takes control of the source of magic. During season 4 we see that the Library is rationing magic throughout the world and controlling how much ...
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Where does Thor get his hammer when he's not using it?

Does anyone know where Thor gets his hammer when he's not using it? The sky? A storage place in Asgard?
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Who created the Library?

Has it ever been explained in the books, TV or any other cannon material as to who created the Library and who the first Librarian was?
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Why didn’t anyone dial Abydos before Daniel solved the mystery of the seventh symbol?

From what I recall from the movie, Daniel only finds the seventh symbol... however when he explain they give way to show him the star gate and they put their sequence in the dialing computer. This ...
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What is the armor in the RDJ Iron Man's outfit made of?

What kind of material is the Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man's armor supposed to be made from? I know he crafted the prototype from the things he had on hand, but once he was able to build the next one(s) ...
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Is the explanation in Stranger Things consistent with what we see?

In the series the Upside-Down is explained by the example of a rope and an ant. So it would be a “continuation” of regular space. However: In the show it seems necessary to use gates to reach it. ...
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What is Superman's “normal” lifespan under the effects of a yellow sun?

Assuming Superman doesn't die in battle, and lives out his life under the effects of our yellow sun, what is his expected lifespan? Has DC Comics ever provided or suggested an answer?
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Creepy film with tentacle alien attacking crew members in a vessel in space or underwater

I think it must have been before 1991 the film came out. I think it was set in space or maybe deep underwater. The vessel had narrow rounded sci-fi corridors. They seemed trapped so definitely a ...
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Why was the Donnager boarded?

In the novel as well as the TV show, the Donnager is self-destructed after being successfully boarded by enemy marines. Even taking into account the later development, the attacker seemed to commit a ...
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Has Donald Duck ever had any love interest besides Daisy?

A common trope in the Duckverse is Daisy double-dating Gladstone Gander and Donald at the same time, never fully committing to either one. During the times when he wasn't with Daisy, has Donald Duck ...
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Why did SW-0608 change its wing configuration while passing through the Shield Gate?

In Rogue One, the infiltration squad of the same name used the stolen Zeta-class cargo shuttle, identified as SW-0608, to land on the planet Scarif. While they approached the Shield Gate station, the ...
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Why there are almost no street/place signs or labels in Mos Eisley?

In Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), Mos Eisley, a large spaceport town on the planet Tatooine with 362 hangars and substantial traffic volumes and variety of beings coming and going. We don’t see street ...
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Did Yoda ever say “Powerful the dark side is”?

For years I lived with the impression that I have heard that quote somewhere in the movies but I can't Google it so I am starting to think I am confused. Is there an instance where Yoda (or maybe ...
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What stops lightsabers from becoming super long? [duplicate]

What stops the energy produced at the hilt of the Lightsabers from extending ridiculously far? The Lightsabers are generally sword length (or spear length for Darth Maul), so what keeps them that ...
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Are humans officially immune to Pokemon attacks?

This answer claims that humans are immune to Pokemon attacks. I believe within Pokémon canon Pokémon powers are simply ineffective against humans, so trainers need no special resistance. Yet I'm ...
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How did the rangers make it home after the train crash?

After the train crash they all woke up at home, unharmed. I don't have an issue with them surviving the train crash, it was probably the power coins, but I don't believe that the power coins brought ...
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Have bodily functions been abolished in the Star Trek universe?

The more modern uniforms seem, in general, to be lacking significantly when it comes to easy access for bodily function purposes (ahem). This suggests that access is nowhere near as high in demand. ...
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Were there other marital relationships besides Anakin and Padme in the Jedi order?

There is a vague idea that Obi-wan and Queen of Mandalore had a thing, but this isn't properly addressed in the Clone Wars series AFAIK. But are there other instances of Jedi who go against the order ...
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Short story about a bureaucracy becoming (extremely) over-efficient [duplicate]

I remember what I believe is a short story, possibly by Isaac Asimov, where in a not-so-strange human (?) civilization bureaucracy suddenly goes over efficient at performing its duties. This results ...
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Very short story that involves time travel, sea-people, and a post-apocalyptic world

Years ago I read this story that I can't remember the name of. I asked about this on Reddit but no one answered. The story is from a point of view from a group of sea-people many years into the ...
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Earliest story to mention the different surface gravity on the Moon

What was the first science fiction story to mention that the Moon has a lower surface gravity than the Earth? I'm sure that was mentioned many times in science fiction before the Space Age began in ...
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Why didn't anyone care that Harry was treated terribly by Dursleys?

This has been bothering me ever since the first book. Why didn't anyone from the magic world (especially those around Dumbledore) care that Dursleys treated Harry badly? I refuse to believe that ...
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Is there any guidance on how to pronounce “Da5id” from Snow Crash?

Has Neil Stephenson ever commented about how the character's name Da5id should be pronounced? Failing that how is the name pronounced in the audio version? I'm re-reading the book and my inner ...
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SF Story about a small child and a glowing ball/bubble/sphere

Many, many years ago I read a short story about a child whose mother is working in the kitchen and a small child is playing on the floor. The child goes out the open door toward a shiny/sparkling ball/...
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How does Batman (and other human costume heroes) get through customs with all that gear? [on hold]

There have been many issues post-crisis where Batman has had to take action outside of Gotham city. In some of them, he had to send specific gear along. I can accept that Bruce Wayne may have the ...
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How can there be more than 39 stargates when each gate needs a unique “point of origin”?

It is shown in Stargate that there is a limited number of chevrons in each gate. Since we need a chevron for the origin point at the end of each "dialup", it can not be more origin planets than ...
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Story ID: post-apocalypse tribe, eats cryo-preserved humans

This story has stayed with me for a long time. Published in a 1970s (possibly '60s) issue of F&SF. Post-apocalypse setting -- no devastation described, but people live in low-tech hunter-...
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Why could the point of origin not be discovered through a brute-force search? [duplicate]

An important part of the early plot of the original Stargate film is finding the "seventh symbol" - the "point of origin" that allows them to dial Abydos. The Air Force apparently already had ...
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What languages is Data fluent in?

Data can speak French, apparently fluently, and surely can speak other ancient languagues equally well. I would imagine that he can also speak Klingon well. I recall that in Nemesis, Data struggles ...
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What's the point of using Time Crystal when USS Discovery has got Spore Drive?

In the recent episode S02E13 of Star Trek: Discovery, What's the point of that, when USS Discovery has a Spore Drive which can take the ship anywhere in the Mycelial Network, which spans across ...
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Short story where a king uses a tiger to punish the accused [migrated]

This story was a part of a collection that I read quite some time ago. Here are the details: Language: English Year: Unknown; but I read it sometime in the early 2000s (likely 2002-03). What I ...
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Parallel universes book loosely based on the Book of Job. Main character moves from universe to universe unwillingly

24 years ago, I read a fiction book based loosely on the book of Job. I can remember the main character was sent to parallel universes, in which he stayed the same person, but had to start over again ...
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Short story called “The Itchy Teeth”

About 30-40 years ago, I read an unsettling story called "The Itchy Teeth". Here's how I remember it: There is a boy whose teeth itch. His mother is irritated by the constant sound of her son ...
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ANALOG story about Genetic engineering

OK, tricky one. I know the title, not the author. Sometime in the last couple decades, ANALOG magazine ran a story called "Super Hero" about a robbery of a submarine sandwich shop (hence the pun ...
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Short story from the 70s(?) about aliens/angels destroying humankind, from the point of view of a priest/pastor

In the 90s I read a collection of short sci-fi stories. One that made an impression on me had the premise of angels fighting humanity to destruction. God had gotten sick of human kind, and like a ...
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Movie about an asteroid hitting the Earth. A couple sit on the porch to watch

I'm trying to remember the name of a weird movie about a meteor hitting the Earth. There was a couple in a house with another woman (she may have been the mistress?) And maybe a kid? The whole ...
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80s/90s anime/cartoon with grey robot protagonist with elongated head riding a hoverboard

Looking for this anime or cartoon from the 80s or 90s. I last watched it in around 1999 and it already looked old then. Sci-fi genre with cyberpunk feeling. Has elements of family, coming-of-age, ...
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Are Ego and the Ego Gem related somehow?

I know this is kind of a silly question, but "Ego" and "Ego Gem" are pretty similar.
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Man Who Disappears Due To Depression?

I'm trying to remember a novel I read in the early aughts (I think) about a man (or possibly teen) who gradually fades from society and eventually disappears entirely. I don't think it's Fade by ...
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Why didn’t Ego collect the Infinity Stones to make the entire universe like himself?

Ego was alone in ALL of the universe for millions of years as he began to learn without being taught by any older being (that’s odd in itself, but not the question I'd like an answer to at this point ...
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When did Batman become considered the most intelligent being?

In DC, who/what is the most intelligent being has been discussed a lot in comics, series, etc. But I remember Lex Luthor being the top one always. However, in DCeased, this status has changed; even ...
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Justice League comic where the Arkham Asylum gate is locked with a Kryptonite chain

A while ago I read part of a comic storyline on Imgur and can't remember which issue this was. It seemed to me something out of a more recent Justice League comic but a) I'm not that familiar with DC ...
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90s-00s novel about a boy with a dimension hopping device

Trying to find a book that I read 10-15 years ago. The novel is about a boy which one day gets visited by himself. His other self has a device with which someone can jump from one dimension to ...
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Did in fact Chris Carter receive an unfriendly call from the FBI regarding X Files?

My local TV station [SBS Viceland in Australia] is showing all the X Files episodes from start to finish, every week. I wondered about something that I heard a few years ago, in articles like this ...
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Why is the concept of Darth Sidious death so important? [on hold]

Life and death is a main topic in Star Wars and handled in a very mythological/religious way known from many real-life belief-systems. There is an afterlife. Jedi go to something that seems awfully ...
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Can our quiz-taking Muggles’ house change due to life circumstances? [on hold]

I understand that in the real Hogwarts with a real Sorting Hat, the decision would be made concerning a life long development. While us who took the Pottermore quizzes, the result can only represent ...

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