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Why didn't Asajj Ventress use Force lightning?

I don't get how Asajj Ventress, a powerful Dark Jedi, never used Force lightning. A Jedi, Darrus Jeht, used it on her, and it's not like it was such a secret. Why didn't she try it?
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What is Venom in Batman?

I gather Venom's first appearance in Batman was in Batman: Legends of the Fall, according to Wikipedia. I guess it's meant to be a steroids analogy. Is the formulation of Venom revealed anywhere? ...
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How did the transmision in the episode Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences reach Omicron Persei 8 without a delay?

Normally I don't try to point out inconsistencies in Futurama, but when I find one which is a major plot point I start to question it. According to the episode "When Aliens Attack" it takes roughly 1,...
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Sith using the light side of the Force?

I started to play Star Wars: The Old Republic. In this game, you can choose between 2 factions (Jedi/Sith). However, in the quest you can choose what you want you do. For example: you can either ...
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If Doomsday was so powerful, why couldn't he get out of his restraints?

In the Death of Superman storyline of the early nineties -- Doomsday gets out and escapes with one hand tied behind his back. The only time he gets fully out of these restrains was when the full ...
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Sources on information's traveling back in time and becoming its own source

In the Doctor Who episode "Blink", the Doctor has a one-way conversation with a video camera, reading off of a script. The script would have been written some years later by someone watching the video ...
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What happens to the “strangers” at the end of Dark City (1998 movie)?

At some point we are shown a battle between the main character and one of the bad guys... but all the others just seem to run away, and it's never shown what happens to them. It is possible that as ...
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In Hunter X Hunter, what is Kurapickt's gender?

Just that: what is Kurapickt's gender? It's quite confusing, because she sometimes seems female but sometimes, he's male.
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Why does Farnsworth have a wheelchair?

In "Lethal Inspection", Professor Farnsworth asks for his wheelchair: Farnsworth: I have pain in joints I had removed a century ago! Bender! bring me my soft chair with the wheels. Bender: ...
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Are there in-universe explanations for how some species' appearances change between series?

Through the course of the Star Trek franchise, some species have undergone significant changes in their appearance. For example, here is a Klingon as seen in The Original Series. And, here is one ...
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What was the Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar smoking?

Certainly the poster child for drug reference fantasy stories, did Lewis Carroll ever reveal just what his 3 inch long blue "Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar" character smoked in his bubble pipe while ...
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What happened to Old New York?

In my previous question, 'Why is the Cryogenics Lab in New New York?' we discussed why the Cryogenics Lab was in New New York when it was originally in Old New York. Old New York was Destroyed by ...
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What is TSR's Warhawks Comic-Modules issue number count

In the '90s, TSR produced several comic books. Many of these were based on some of the RPG settings TSR produced. The Comic-Module format often included either RPG stats for characters appearing in ...
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Were Elves half the size of Humans? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are Tolkien Elves taller or shorter than Men? This sketch by Colin Williams suggests that elves were half the size of a human. Also they are much more 'alien-like' than Peter ...
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Did Palpatine know immediately when the Death Star was destroyed?

I once read on starwars.com before it was taken down, that Emperor Palpatine sensed the destruction of the Death Star as a ripple in the Force. He also knew that Luke (Anakin's son) was the one who ...
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What was Sarah Bartowski's nee Walker birth name

Did Sarah Walker Bartowski reveal her birth name? And in which episode did they get married? And in which episode did they realise they were in love?
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What is the point of the hand signals in “Close Encounters”?

In "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", the aliens communicate with a sequence of 5 musical notes. Lacombe, the UFO expert, is shown in a conference room showing a sequence of hand signals ...
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Trying to identify a short story about a dog and how it's being left behind resulted in a human /alien race alliance

This is a story - likely from the mid seventies - that I read (maybe even have) in an anthology paperback. The premise is that humanity is threatened by a malevolent alien race. A military (?) space ...
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Looking for a Chewing Gum Monster

I'm looking for something that scared the living daylights out of me as a child. It was probably either a tv movie or an episode of show that ran in the early-to-mid nineties in the US. It involved ...
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What are Allana Solo's Force abilities?

I'm trying to write a Powers and Abilities section for Allana Solo on Wookieepedia, but I don't know any of her abilities. Can someone provide a list of all her applications and powers in the Force ...
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Transcripts of Futurama [closed]

Why are there transcripts of un-aired Futurama episodes? un-aired as in they will be aired later on in the future? http://theinfosphere.org/Episode_Transcript_Listing I didn't read through them ...
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Re-reading an established comic book series [closed]

I wonder if it would be possible to read one of the big comic book series like, say, Superman or Batman, all the way from the first issue up to the current day. Thinking about this, I can easily see ...
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Which science fiction TV show was the first to be adapted to the big screen?

What was the first science fiction motion picture to be released in theatres that was adapted from an original television program? I'm looking for an answer that wasn't a comic strip first, or a radio ...
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Source of the X-Men's mutations? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a set limit on mutant abilities, where they're deemed too unrealistic? In X-Men: First Class (2011) Prof X hypothesizes that the source of the spike in human ...
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Are the Doctor Who books canon?

Are the Doctor Who novels considered canon? Do they tie into the storylines, or are they one-off adventures/monster-of-the-week stories? I'm asking specifically about the New Series Adventures, ...
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What is this Alien Species in Futurama

In Futurama, the year 10,000 holds 5 Statues of Liberty from different species. Humans, Birds, Monkeys, Cows, and an Alien blob sort of thing. What is that alien race? Was the alien race ever ...
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Futurama Foreshadowing a Cataclysmic Event

What event is being constantly foreshadowed in Futurama. You see Morbo repeatedly taking about an invasion to Earth, and Encyclopod who only preserves endangered species preserving Hutch Waterfall. ...
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What stages are in Kif's species life cycle?

How many stages of Kif's species does it take to become the swarm of bugs? I know of three stages: tadpole, Kif's stage, and a swarm of bugs. Does Kif's species have any other forms like the ...
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Book about people visiting Venus

Looking for a novel that I read in the eighties (I think, or maybe the late 70s), about humans colonising Venus. Much of the book is about the communication problems between the humans and the ...
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What kind of creature was the first movie monster to be described as “Undead”?

The undead are everywhere. Vampires. Werewolves. Zombies. Frankensteins Monster. (Edit- OK. According to Dr. Frankenstein "It's Alive!") What kind of creature was the first movie monster to be ...
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Were there military personnel / branches of service in Federation aside from StarFleet?

It seems to me that from all I've seen of various Star Trek shows, Federation (or Earth) does not seem to have ANY combat military personnel/branches aside from Space Navy (aka StarFleet). No Marines ...
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How true to character is the movie portrayal of Nick Fury?

I greatly enjoyed watching The Avengers, even though I've never read any of the comics. However, Nick Fury to me didn't seem to be so much of a comic book character as he was just good ol' Samuel L. ...
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Why do bridge non-Captain officers commonly go on away missions?

Ever since the days of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, bridge officers in Starfleet have always had a prominent role in away team missions. However, it would seem more logical to me that such hazardous (and, ...
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Is Morbo serious? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Morbo ever make good on his statements? Whenever he is seen on the show, Morbo often openly regards humans to be of an inferior species, and often seems to imply that his ...
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Series about children transported into classic stories

I have been looking for a series that I read when I was 8 for a while. It is about these two kids who read books and then are transported into the story. I loved them and would be very excited to find ...
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In Greg Bear's novel Moving Mars, what is the name of the Turing-test-like test they used to validate artificial intelligences?

It's a test developed by some fictional psychologist and named after the same (like the Turing Test). In the same vein as Voigt-Kampf I suppose, but AIs eventually managed to pass even this test too.
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Early 90s YA novel about a kid into special FX who meets an (animatronic, yet possibly alive) dragon

All i can remember are a few specifics, would love to rediscover the title. Haven't been able to Google up anything. The kid (~13) made special effects models as a hobby (only one i can remember is a ...
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Which came first, the “S” or the Superman?

Disclaimer: I have not read many Superman Comics. In the Superman Movies and in the TV Show Smallville, Superman's iconic S was used as The El family crest. Was this original intention? I ...
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Why is Fry's fro all frizzy? [closed]

Why does it get so frizzy so often? How does this happen?
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Made-for-TV Nickelodean movie with a group of young teens and one adult

I'm looking for for the name of a made for TV movie (live action) that was shown on the Nickelodeon channel some time during the mid 90's (some time between 1994 and 1998). What I remember: The ...
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Movie where a teacher is sent to a desert world with a ring

I'm searching for a movie I saw when I was a child. So this movie would have been made around 1980-1990, I think. This story took place across two movies. At the beginning, we are in our world and a ...
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Why would the Force become so mysterious and unrecognized after only 20 years?

I always wondered why Admiral Motti and Governor Tarkin in the movie "A New Hope" (IV) insinuate that the Force is an old, dead religion? Tarkin: The Jedi are extinct, their fire has gone out of ...
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What happens when an object is too big to materialize on the other side of the stargate?

So I was wondering: What would happen, if someone shoved a... let´s say 100ft pole through the stargate, while there´s not enough space for it on the other side? The most well known case of this is ...
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Is Back to the Future flux capacitor a capacitor in the first place?

English is not my native language and I only watched the dubbed version of Back to the Future and there the "flux capacitor" was translated to mean something like "flux storage" - literally a unit ...
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What comic order does Batman's Knightfall arc occur in?

Reading Wikipedia's description of Knightfall, it mentions "Knightfall" ran from April to October 1993, Batman issues 492 through 500 and Detective Comics issues 659 through 666, with the two ...
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How did Dr Frankenstein get enough plus size parts to make his oversized creation?

Mary Shelley's Doctor Frankenstein was forced to make his creation larger than a normal man in order to be able to surgically reassemble the body parts he obtained by robbing local cemeteries. How was ...
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Why do first years cross the lake to get to the castle?

It makes sense to keep them together, and to have them arrive in the Great Hall separately from the rest of the school for the Sorting. But why the boats? The lake crossing is dramatic, but ...
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How Long Was It “Stately Wayne Manor?”

I grew up watching the US TV version of Batman from the 1960s (as I know many here did). And it didn't take me long, later, to realize that series had nothing to do with the real Batman. In that ...
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Name of this fantasy/urban fantasy book w/ trolls and fairies

It started with a regular guy that saw a girl in danger of being mugged or raped or something, and when he tried to save her, the attacker shot him and he died. Somehow he got revived and discovered a ...
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What objects can be used as wand substitutes?

We know that wizards need a wand to focus their magic (wizards can cast spells without a wand, but they are unfocused and weaker). But some wizards aren't known to carry wands. Instead they carry ...

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