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How does a Warp drive in Warhammer40k work

In a book about Farsight (it deals with the departure of The Great Reclamation, 745.M41), Tau scientists analyze a salvaged warp drive and find organic material in it along with many praises to the ...
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What do members of the Momo tribe carry inside their belt flasks?

S01E13 of Arthdal Chronicles introduces the Momo tribe, known for their navigational prowesses and their combat skills. Shortly before going to sleep, Eunseom asks Ipsaeng about the "water flasks&...
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In Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, could the beings have built a faster computer when the technology was available? [closed]

Could the pan-dimensional, hyper-intelligent species of beings wait for computers to be faster and build another Deep Thought to calculate the answer to the question of life the Universe and ...
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Except Tank and Dozer, was anyone from Morpheus' crew in Zion before Mr. Anderson joined them?

On the Nebuchadnezzar, other than the two naturally born humans Tank and Dozer, was anyone of the crew ever in Zion before they unjacked Mr. Anderson to join them? I think Morpheus must have been in ...
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Short story from the 70's about a super-fast ship approaching Earth

Here is one for the older readers. I read this short story in an anthology, back in the '70s or early 80s. A spaceship is approaching planet Earth at light speed, or maybe just really really fast, so ...
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Manga with a boy saving a girl from monster attacks by playing music, is accompanied by a fairy

All I know about it is this: A young girl was roller skating and attacked by a monster. She was held captive then saved by a boy who helped by playing music who transformed and managed to defeat the ...
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Is the “rope-based fashion” a fictional element?

On the show 3%, we see various characters wear clothes that seem to be adorned with a network of ropes. I noticed this only during the last couple of episodes, but it may have been around for a longer ...
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Why did Ambassador Jeffrey Sinclair not want Garibaldi to join him and others on War Without End mission?

In the episode "War Without End": I did not understand the reasoning explained in a scene explained by Jeffrey Sinclair to Garibaldi at all. However.. What was the reasoning behind Jeffrey ...
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By sheer fluke, Earth missed out on easy-peasy star drive all other races discovered [duplicate]

Two stories that I want to say were in Analog Magazine sometime in the early 1980's. Both stories are built on the premise that a star drive is almost literally child's play to build. There are tales ...
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Has the Star Trek away team ever beamed down to a planet with significantly higher or lower gravity than Earth?

Every episode I’ve ever seen has the away team walking around like they’re on Earth (for obvious in Universe reasons). Are there any episodes where the actors pretend it’s difficult to walk around due ...
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Female version of “It's a wonderful life” [closed]

It was a female lead version of the James Stewart film "It's a wonderful life" Googling keeps bringing me to a late 1970s TV movie titled "It happened one Christmas" but that is ...
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In the comics, how long has Batman gone without sleeping?

In Justice League: The Animated Series' Season 2 Episode 5-6 (Only a Dream), when Doctor Destiny is taking down all the Justice League members, only Batman and The Manhunter were able to escape his ...
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Is George RR Martin's character Tyrion connected or inspired from Kurt Vonnegut's character Newton Hoenikker?

Just started reading Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut and found it interesting that Newton, the youngest of 3 children, of "one of the so-called 'fathers' of the first atomic bomb", Dr. Felix Hoenikker, ...
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Looking for a web comic with a female lead character that wears a long green wig, has piercing, and has tattoos [closed]

A while back I was reading this web comic I really like however it’s was not updating a lot so I decided to move on to another story in hopes that I had saved it and could go back to it later when it ...
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Why were Luke and Leia split up and given to two different families?

In the Star Wars movies we see Luke and Leia hidden and raised with two different families. As a princess, Leia is actually in the public eye whereas it seems safer to let Owen and Beru raise both ...
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Why isn't Star Trek: Discovery produced in 4K?

Star Trek: Discovery is a modern TV show and yet it's produced in 2K HDR. Yes, HDR makes it beautiful, but I don't find it as detailed as 4K videos. Why isn't Star Trek: Discovery produced in 4K HDR?
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Story about a book/writing invading our reality

I was assigned to read this short story in a college science fiction course around 2000. All I remember is that the plot involved a book(?) or a series of writings about an ancient or possible ...
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Are Pokémon as intelligent as humans?

Although Pokémon are depicted as real-world animals with huge diversity, I get confused sometimes when I see their intelligence level. Pokémon understand and obey their masters' commands precisely ...
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How old is Kitty Pryde in Earth 616?

When Kitty Pryde was introduced in Uncanny X-Men 129, she was described as being 13 years old. In Uncanny X-Men 141, we are shown a grown up Katherine Pryde - specifically in the year 2013. We are not ...
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Viewing Order of Sailor Moon Anime

So, I recently found a website where you can watch anime online and was looking to watch Sailor Moon. However, there are 10 different shows listed, as shown below: Sailor Moon (DIC Dub) Sailor Moon (...
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What's the anime where a girl who comes to town to fight an enemy meets a guy who lives with an old man? (It's not Bleach)

I vaguely remember parts of it, and I'm not sure about the exact details, but something along the lines of: the guy(MC I think ) is an orphan but lives with an old man who teases him (in a monastery?)...
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Does Dumbledore Intentionally Put Harry In Danger In The Philospher´s Stone? If So, Why Would He?

I've noticed that Dumbledore seems to have some correlation with many of Harry's perils. Probably the most obvious example would be in The Philosopher's Stone. It really started at the very beginning, ...
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When did all the people become vampires?

In the new I, Vampire, the main character is shown a city amassed with vampires. When did this occur and how did no other superheroes notice a swarm of supernatural creatures encompass an entire city ...
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Looking to identify sci-fi magazines/comics from the 60s and 70s

Maybe someone can help me identify the mags/comics I came across written in the 1960s or 1970s. There were a couple stories in comic book format: 1) One was about a kid receiving a radio signal from ...
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Cartoon children's show with tribal-looking people printing money on leaves with stones

The series was about a bunch of cartoon characters who looked​ like tribal people. I remember one episode where the people use barter system (exchange goods for goods), but they come up with the ...
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Novel: Teacher communicates with alien object using science concepts

Looking for the title of a great book I read wherein a high school teacher uses his broad knowledge of science to communicate with an alien artefact which has mysteriously appeared at the United ...
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Horror movie (or at least has horror elements), indie filmmakers sneak into rich man's mansion haunted by said rich man

I would say this came out in the mid-late 80's timeframe. The heroes (or at least protagonists, might be a stretch to call them heroic) are a small group (no more than three of them, IIRC) of ...
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Horror movie with a cave carving of a demon possessing a man, involves a woman falling to her death

It's an old film made in say the early millennium. It features a cave carving of a demonic-looking face that possesses this man to kill for it. It is set among a camp site or a cabin. One of the ...
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SF short story, maybe titled “House by side of the road”, about a human at a remote interstellar site guarding against alien invasion

SF short story, maybe "House by the Side of the Road"? Human at remote interstellar site as first defense line against alien invasion, probably 1970s.
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90s(?) horror movie with two couples in a faraway house, a beheaded bride trying to kill her husband, and having to read a paper to chase the ghosts

Two newly married couples went to a faraway house. They were chased by something that killed the bride. He went back alone to the house, where his wife, with her head cut off, suddenly appeared and ...
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Movie with “Small Soldiers”-like (but scarier) toys possessed by alien/ghosts, evil toy drills a hole into another toy's head

The movie is about a house where thunder strikes and aliens/ghosts enter the toys, and there are good toys as well. One scene I remember from the movie is a bad alien drilling a hole into another toy/...
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Origin of “soul stones” as prison for souls

One central group of artifacts of Diablo is the soul stones, in which the Grand Evils' souls are imprisoned to keep them from reincarnating in Hell. In the Elder Scrolls universe (the earliest I know ...
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Why Is Hogwarts Descrimatory Towards Squibs When There Are Answers? [duplicate]

Hogwarts seems to pat themselves on the back for being a diverse place. With Muggleborns, Half-Bloods, and Pure-bloods, you'd think that Hogwarts is a decent place. Every child that is aware of the ...
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90's-2000's animated series: protagonist with robotic hand can transform a seemingly antique motorcycle into a hoverbike

I can remember only a few things regarding the show, as it was long ago, and probably late at night. However, I do remember it had to be a series, because it ended on a cliffhanger, and it was ...
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Short story collection: starts out with alien talking about his giant ship they built [duplicate]

Their planet is dying or something and they all go in different directions, and he crash-lands on Earth on a farm I think. His ship is about the size of a bowling ball to us, and he's the size of an ...
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Enterprise D's Deck 1-Lower - what's it like?

In ST:TNG, we actually don't get to see most of the Enterprise-D. Specifically a lot of Deck 1 is unexplored, and more specifically, Deck 1-Lower. Here are some blueprints of it. I was wondering if ...
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How tall are the Seven + Reyna and Nico in Heroes of Olympus?

So, I was rereading the Heroes of Olympus series and I started wondering how tall everyone was in comparison for each other. I decided to draw a picture of the seven (plus Nico and Reyna) later on, ...
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How did Anna pay for the goods at Wandering Oaken's Trading Post (and sauna)?

When Anna runs off to talk to Elsa she doesn't seem to have time to even dress appropriately for the cold, much less pack supplies and money just in case she needs to pick up something along the way. ...
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Did Smith kill every person in the Matrix?

We (and Neo) are informed by Morpheus that if you die in the Matrix, you die in the real world: The body cannot live without the mind. When Smith absorbed/overwrote every living thing on Earth in ...
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Did Ron use the Killing Curse on Nagini in DH part 2?

It is seen that when Nagini was going to kill Ron and Hermione, Ron used a curse with a green flash. Is it the killing curse? If yes, why didn't the soul inside Nagini get destroyed, like it did in ...
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Why did Michael Burnham rescue USS Discovery?

In the end of last episode S03E02 of Star Trek: Discovery, Why did she do that given the only reason USS Discovery was brought to the future because USS Discovery couldn't be destroyed thanks to ...
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Why did the Dark Side not clone Anakin's missing body parts & attach them to his body? [closed]

In the Star Wars Movie we can see that their technology is very advanced, and that they have created a Clone Army. When Anakin was wounded after his fight with Obi-Wan Kenobi the Sith took his body ...
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Is there a reason for the similarities between the Monks and the Silence?

The Monks on Doctor Who are a group of aliens that control human society and manipulate human memories to achieve their goals. They resemble a religious order (they are, after all, named the Monks). ...
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In the world of Pokemon, how come the same attack has a different effect on a Pokemon in different episodes?

In "Charizard Chills", an Ice Beam from Poliwrath instantly freezes Charizard into a big block of ice. However, in "The Symbol Life", when May worries about Charizard being directly hit with an Ice ...
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SF short story about alien trying to drive car

I am trying to rediscover a short science fiction story/article. It was about an alien on Earth trying to make a getaway in an ordinary automobile and of course finding the whole thing pretty much ...
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Isn't it weird that no one in the wizarding world, especially the muggle borns ponder about muggle sciences?

I did search this before asking the question but there are no satisfactory answers. Thing is everyone has got this mutual understanding that muggle and wizard universes are different and there is no ...
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Anime where the protagonist fixes old airship

I watched this Japanese anime a while back (about 2013-2015) so bear with me on the details. I cant remember if it was new at the time or a little bit older. I think I watched it on Crunchyroll. The ...
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How old is Aunt May?

Over the various Spider-Man movies release we are treated with a new version of Aunt May From the Sam Raimi "Spider Man" series (2002-2007) we are given this lovely lady: Then we are given the ...
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Why doesn't people saving each other make the person they save into a Horcrux?

If the protection of love is really what prevented Harry from death and became an accidental Horcrux, then how did James not make Lily an accidental Horcrux? In fact, how did everyone who has saved ...
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Book about a live reality tv show where money depends on viewers but they were really harvesting dreams

There's a book I checked out of the library a couple years ago and I'd like to get my sister to read it but I don't remember what it's called. I actually don't remember if you got money or not but I ...

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