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Apparent incongruity

In the last episode of S1, you get this: O'BRIEN: Aquino never went anywhere near pad A. It doesn't make sense. ODO: On the contrary, it makes perfect sense. Ensign Aquino goes to runabout C because ...
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Did the writers of Stargate SG1 forget about the Beta gate?

When the Russians discovered their Stargate had the writer's forgotten about the BETA GATE from season 2 episode 14 that was found, recovered, stored, sealed and locked away after it was recovered ...
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Why is Shelob not interested in the One Ring? [duplicate]

Gollum tries to have Frodo and Sam killed by Shelob, so he could get the One Ring back from Frodo's corpse after Shelob would kill and "drink" him. And Gollum is no stupid, so I guess he ...
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Why did Aegon I Targaryen join the alliance against Volantis?

After Doom of Valyria, a century of violence and turmoil engulfed Essos. Volantis, the strongest of the 9 daughters claimed herself to be the successor of the Valyrian Empire and sought to subjugate ...
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60s(?) short SF story: a scientist's head is implanted in a console to help mankind after a nuclear war

I read this, I think, in an unremembered anthology about 25 years ago but the style/language made me think of the early 1960s. The tale begins with a mid-teens protagonist deciding if he can be ...
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Why didn't Héctor fade away after this character died in the movie Coco?

In the movie Coco, a person in the land of the dead will fade away completely when no one from the land of the living remembers him anymore, and that is how Héctor's friend Chicharrón faded away, ...
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Anime where the main character could summon monsters [closed]

I used to watch this anime on Netflix that streamed a while ago it was about how the main character was like searching for these artifacts and with this he could summon like monsters that would fight ...
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Why did the tractor beam of the Enterprise crush the fighter jet of 20th century?

In ST:TOS, while escaping the gravitational pull of a black hole, the USS Enterprise suffered the slingshot effect. It was thrown back in space-time by cut of stretched rubber band type force. The ...
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A wizard student wants his relative also at Hogwarts? [duplicate]

Let's say a a kid turns 13(Mugglr born) & get an acceptance letter from Hogwarts that he can be a magical wizard. And after a while the teachers and staff of Hogwarts does not get a reply from ...
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Book about a boy in a science fantasy world who lives in a tree and accepts a job to steal an object from the royal family

I'm looking for a book and the plot goes something like this: there's a boy who lives with his mom and sister, they're relatively poor and live in a small apartment genetically made out of a live tree....
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Emperor of Earth's spaceship stops to pick up a possible alien relic

This short story is set entirely on the emperor's personal flagship/palace, which is a monumental ship full of courtiers and all the panoply of the ruler of the solar system. He keeps a single member ...
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A short book about a woman who helps defeat aliens that she had herself engineered in the future

I read this book, a paperback, back in 2009 when I was homeless and a meth addict, so my memory of it is sketchy to say the least. The protagonist is a young woman, given a mission to board a space ...
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Why were certain third-season episodes of seaQuest aired out of order?

In the seaQuest 2032 season 3 episode "Spindrift": However, in "Brainlock", aired after Spindrift According to Wikipedia's List of seaQuest DSV Episodes, the episode numbers and ...
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Where does New 52's Jon-El's Tactile Telekinesis come from?

In New 52, Kon-El (Superboy) has the power of tactile telekinesis (in a far more powerful form than earlier incarnations). This is explained as Kon-El being a clone containing DNA from Superman, Lois ...
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If Umbridge believed that Sirius was working with Harry, how could she believe the official story - that he is a Death Eater?

Chapter 28 of Order of the Phoenix makes it extremely clear that Umbridge believes that Sirius Black is working with Harry Potter. “Mr. Potter,” said Umbridge, “let me remind you that it was I who ...
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Why did Hawkeye get the Soul Stone?

Soul Stone demanded a sacrifice. Hawkeye might have truly loved Black Widow, but he didn't sacrifice her. Black Widow actually Hawkeye clearly fails the eligibility criteria. Why did Hawkeye get the ...
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Trying to find the title of a CIA/Spy Mystery Novel with UFOs

What I remember was the book itself was a trade paperback a mostly black background and art of a pyramid with brass colored orbs flying above it in the desert. The title text was blue. The story is of ...
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Science fiction comic from the 90s with power-armored religious troops fighting alien snakes

I was wondering if anyone can remember a comic series I read in the 90s. I can’t remember the name and it’s driving me mad. The protagonists were a religious order regiment of power-armored troops. ...
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Why did Jack Sparrow's crew mutiny?

We know how, but do we know why? There are clues, but I feel like something big is missing. Given the things Jack did in command (Salazar, Nassau, the bearings for Cortes' treasure), it's unclear why ...
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What Does “Little Womp Rat” Mean?

That comparison first appeared in the Attack of the Clones shooting script during a scene with Anakin and Watto. Watto calls Anakin a "little womp rat" before remarking that he "sure ...
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How could Aragorn be 88 years old while he looks relatively young?

In the extended version of The Two Towers, Aragorn says to Eowyn that he is 88 years old. He said it was due to his royal lineage or something like that. I did not remember that fact from the books, ...
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Did Asimov talk about mental math tricks with a store cashier?

I recall an anecdote of Isaac Asimov producing a total faster than a store cashier. My recollection is that when the cashier commented on how this demonstrated Asimov's intelligence he shared that ...
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Horror movie or TV show with slug aliens

When I was a kid I faintly remember watching a movie or TV show episode with alien slugs. So this would probably be stuff before 2008. (It was aired on TV at some point I wasn't watching a DVD or VHS ...
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At the start of A New Hope are Yoda and Obi-Wan really the last remaining Jedi?

I have never read any Star Wars books and have no knowledge outside of the Star Wars films, but after seeing Episode III I am left wondering if there are any other Jedi that escape death and remain in ...
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Sci fi book about virtual reality where a race disappeared due to playing too much

I am trying to find the title of a book I read about all humans playing virtual reality games. My memory is a bit hazy on this one and I don't remember author or title. It was hard cover and more than ...
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If dementors eat happy memories, why are people sent to Azkaban before trial?

The fanon on what effect dementors have on people in Azkaban may be affecting my judgment, but I'm pretty sure that it's well-established in the series that they eat happy memories and that Azkaban is ...
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Is Ash Ketchum basically a fitness instructor for superpowered animals? [closed]

Is Ash Ketchum basically a fitness instructor for superpowered animals? As in hes a pokemon trainer but he unlike other trainers goes beyond most and sometimes his pokemon dont like it
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How large is the planet Arrakis in Dune? [closed]

Unless there is a canon source of information about the size of the planet Arrakis I am not aware of, the only available clue indicates that Arrakis is much smaller than a habitable planet should be, ...
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Do they have credit cards in Star Wars?

While recently thinking about a scene from the Clone Wars series where Anakin (and possibly Asoka) were paying for something with a number of physical credits, it dawned on me that I have never seen ...
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How were the rest of the Joestars (minus Holly) able to retain their stands after the events of Stardust Crusaders?

Jotaro, Joseph, and the rest of the group in Part 3 traveled to Egypt to defeat DIO because Holly's stand was killing her, and by killing DIO, the stand would disappear as well. However, the rest of ...
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Did Tiger Millionaire's wrestling change after Steven learns to fly and gains strength?

In Steven Universe, the titular character joins with Amethyst to form a tag team wrestling duo that went by the name of "Tiger Millionaire". At this point in the series, he was only slightly stronger ...
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Boy were his searching 7-8 stones to save the world [closed]

A boy searching 7 or 8 stones in the whole world to save it with his companions
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What happened to Hagrid after Battle of Hogwarts?

Since it is not specified, what exactly did Hagrid do after Battle of Hogwarts?
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Do Veemon, Hawkmon, Armadillomon, & Wormmon Have Personal Ultimate Forms or Just DNA Ultimate Forms?

So, the reason I ask this is because there are 3 sets of DNA Digivolutions that occur in the series to give these 4 an Ultimate level: Stingmon (Wormmon's Champion Form) + ExVeemon (Veemon's Champion ...
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Did Anakin have an earlier lightsaber?

In Attack of the Clones, when Anakin’s lightsaber(the first he is seen on-screen with) is destroyed, he exclaims: Anakin: Not again! Obi-Wan's gonna kill me. What is Anakin referring to? Did he ...
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In Inception why does the music played not slow down in each successive dream level?

In the movie Inception, a song was played to synchronize the kicks in the different dream levels. Now, in every level the time runs much faster than the previous level of the dream. When the music is ...
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In Battlestar Galactica ('78) War of the Gods Pt. 2, what was found in the wreckage of the ship?

Ever since War of the Gods pt. 2 was broadcast on ABC, I assumed that what they found in the wreckage of the ship was Iblis' real form. But it just dawned on me now, if that's the case, what is Iblis? ...
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Is there any evidence that the writers of Avengers: Engame were aware of SG-1: “Moebius”?

There is significant overlap in the premise of Avengers:Endgame and the two-part season 8 finale of Stargate: SG-1, "Moebius" (2005). Specifically, the team are looking for a Zero Point ...
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Were any of the Elves in Tolkien twins?

Thinking about the idea of Elves having low numbers overall, got me to wondering: as far as Tolkien's writing, could elves ever have twins? As a "yes" answer, I need an example of twins (any of JRRT ...
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Avengers Endgame vs Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - Time Travel differences

Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has been consistent over the time with the MCU, so that both storylines belong to the same universe and reality. There are numerous occasions when characters and ...
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Teleportation door to another world or time [duplicate]

There is a human settlement, and there seems to have been an alien invasion, but it's long over. I've read this in a German anthology, but am sure it's British or American. It begins with a man at ...
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What happens to people when the universes are rebooted?

I hear that the DC universes are "rebooted" every now and then. What happens to the people/aliens/creatures that live in it when the whole universes are "rebooted"? Do they all die?...
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What's with the word “sardonic” in sci-fi?

OK, this is going to seem to be either a ridiculous question or there is something there. I have noticed that Asimov is a huge fan of the word "sardonic". Maybe it's just that I notice it because I ...
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1960s short story about a device that stops time for anyone within its field

This short story was in a Sci-Fi or Fantasy anthology I read in the late 1960s. It involves a scientist who invents a small device with a circular cable loop that is capable of slowing time almost to ...
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Were there any novels ever written in the Terra Nova TV series setting?

Was interested in reading any books written in the 2011 Terra Nova TV Series. But in doing a few google searches, I could not find anything. Not even a Novelization of the series I was surprised that ...
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Are there any Star Trek episode that feature only regular/recurring cast and no guest stars?

In a typical Star Trek episode you have the regular cast (i.e. the ones listed in the intro), possibly some recurring characters (e.g. Garak or Lwaxana Troi), and usually also at least 1 main guest ...
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Fate of Clara Oswald after she went to Gallifrey

Why did Clara Oswald go to Gallifrey? She stated that she hates it very much, so why? Also is there any info about her fate after this episode?
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What would have happened to Harry if Petunia and her family didn't exist? [closed]

Who would have likely taken care of Harry after the death of his parents if Lily didn't have a sister?
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Anime where the main character joins a high school where everyone is a robot

There is an anime that I remember reading the description of and I've been trying to find out which anime it was. A summary of the anime: A high school student is fascinated by a particular school (...
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Dystopian future with telepathic children

The book in question was set in a possibly post apocalyptic/dystopian future where anyone different was not allowed, society had regressed somewhat. A small group of children grew up with telepathic ...

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