All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
9
votes
0answers
88 views

Novella, possibly from 1960's, Bingo babies breeding goes out of control

I think I might have partially asked this already in the comments on somebody else's question. As far as I remember it was in an anthology of four or five novella's or "long" short stories....I read ...
-3
votes
1answer
99 views

How much time passes between each of the Star Wars movies?

Am trying to find a definitive official timeline of the star wars universe. Taking phantom menace as a starting point I want to know how much in universe time passes between each movie.
8
votes
1answer
221 views

Short story, localised disaster on ocean planet with floating research stations

I can't remember if the protagonist was a man or a woman, but I think it was a man. He was on a planet (mostly?) covered in water where people carried out research on floating stations. Each station ...
3
votes
1answer
179 views

Movie where a kid reads a book and enters a fantasy world. School bullies try to steal the book

The main plot was about a kid who finds a book and when he reads it (at school) he enters a fantasy world where he meets a girl. When he first sees her, she's fixing something and they're in a field. ...
2
votes
1answer
141 views

What did Captain Picard mean when he said, “But that's not the issue at all” in the 'Measure of a Man'?

When challenging the ruling that Data was the property of the Federation, Captain Picard had a conversation with Guinan where she talked about 'disposable generations of people' and in response ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Harry Potter fan-fic where Harry was abused and rescued by the Order

I remember a few things that happened in this fan-fic. Harry was abused. He was rescued by the order. Order gets worried when Harry stops writing Harry gets in trouble or something. He was locked in ...
6
votes
1answer
218 views

Early 20th century magazine story in New England with monsters

Super dark and dreary story like reading Edgar Allen Poe but not a poem, and many strange names. Much of the story around the WWI period (but don't remember hearing about the war in the story). There ...
8
votes
0answers
68 views

Short story about a photo restoration specialist who can travel back in time to the day a photo was taken

This was a short story, told in the third person. Written in English. I first read it in a library book, sometime during the 1980s, probably no later than 1986. (I lived in Indiana at the time.) I'm ...
1
vote
0answers
45 views

Do Pokémon trainers develop some kind of limited resistance to their Pokémon's abilities?

Obvious comedic aspects of the cartoon show especially aside, this may be a partial explanation. Think about it: James can breathe Weezing's smog with no ill effects. Brock was able to hug a Sharpedo....
5
votes
0answers
137 views

Fantasy Series in a cold climate with corrupted animals and people being famed for taking them down, LGB people referred to as Followers of Artemis

There's this book series I started back in 2014 that I can't remember the name of and would like to finish it now that I have the time. The main details I can remember about the setting was it was in ...
3
votes
0answers
49 views

Old retired mirror maker commissioned to make a mirror that changes the past

Early 2000's story, about 20 pages maybe in a larger scifi compilation. The stories were donated for a charity - an Asian relief fund. They were from well-published authors. An approaching storm, an ...
5
votes
1answer
137 views

Is there any in universe reason or rational for why the Wraith ignore Atlantis for the 10,000 years after the Ancients abandoned the Pegasus Galaxy?

I've seen others ask why the Wraith didn't react sooner, attacking with greater numbers and frequency after the Atlantis expedition wakes them but what about those 100 centuries previous when they ...
5
votes
0answers
212 views

Terry Pratchett book which had a preamble about a school principal who suspended a child

I am seeking a Terry Pratchett book with a preamble discussing a student who was suspended from school for bringing one of Terry Pratchett's books to the classroom; when the child came again with the ...
7
votes
1answer
97 views

Book involving children traveling between alternate worlds via switches

I know I read this after 2012, I think as an ebook. The cover depicted a knife switch by itself, I think closed with the handle up. At the beginning of the story, the protagonist, a boy, is told by ...
2
votes
1answer
125 views

Can each Space Marine only produce Gene-seed for a maximum of two others

The creation of a new Space Marine relies on the Gene Seed harvested from existing Astartes. According to the Wiki - Creation process Progenoids: Phase 18: There are two of these glands, one ...
9
votes
1answer
186 views

Movie about an African sorceress that turns men into robot-creatures, cured by pulling a splinter out of her back

I've watched this movie back when I was a kid and plot was something this: The story takes place in black Africa (or some fantasy environment that resembles it). It is about a boy (I believe) in a ...
7
votes
4answers
2k views

Which Star Trek species are not uniform?

Which recurring Star Trek species (having appeared in 5 or more separate episodes) are physically not uniform? E.g. Humans Have different skin colour Have different eye shapes They are therefore not ...
4
votes
2answers
219 views

Does the Star Wars universe have sex droids?

From the list on Wookipedia, droids in the Star Wars universe categorized by function include Assassin droids, Interrogation droids, Astromech droids, battle droids, medical droids etc. (the list goes ...
-3
votes
0answers
68 views

Harry Potter fan fiction called “Playing the Part” [closed]

Does anyone have a copy of "What Goes Around" by Tuckerpuppy(HarleyD)? The book has to do with Draco coming home(can't remember why) and finding the manor empty. He had looked for his family when the ...
3
votes
0answers
94 views

Book where the main character falls from a tower in a field of wheat but is unharmed due to her being unconscious

My brother and I have been searching for a young adult book for some time that we read as children (in the late 90's). The book is solidly fantasy and involves significant instant spacial travel (like ...
8
votes
1answer
642 views

Sci fi book, Jesus returns in the 1950's and the 1980's [duplicate]

I'm saying this was sci fi because scientists in the 1980's managed to send a document to their 1950's counterparts. Jesus had appeared in the 1950's and it was covered up by USA government, he then ...
4
votes
0answers
61 views

How did Jem's independent holograms project sound?

In the 80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms the titular character could make realistic holographic projections... within thin air... via remote linkup with her sentient A.I. computer, Synergy. Synergy ...
-2
votes
0answers
97 views

Why are Stargate teams so irresponsible with new technology discoveries? [closed]

Nearly every time SG1 or the Atlantis team (more often SG1) get their hands on new technology they decide to destroy it to eliminate the enemy. I've tracked several episodes where other arguably ...
6
votes
3answers
228 views

Why do space marines value their gene-seed surviving?

In several books I've read recently an emphasis is put on saving the gene-seed of specific individuals. In Soul Hunter, Talos comments about possibly not saving the gene-seed of specific brothers ...
3
votes
1answer
121 views

Is Spock still married to T'Pring in the Kelvin timeline?

In the Original Series episode "Amok Time", Spock reveals that he is married (in an arranged marriage when they were children) to T'Pring. When he undergoes the pon farr, he returns to her, but he ...
0
votes
2answers
413 views

Why are Star Trek Federation ships white?

Does anyone know why Starfleet ships are so white? They are research vessels "seeking out new life" but trying NOT to be seen before first contact. Kalemene never would have seen “the Ground-shaker” ...
-2
votes
0answers
57 views

Is there an error in the timeline of 'Shadows of the Empire' [closed]

In the novel 'Shadows of the Empire' (SOTE): Chapter 2 says: "Skywalker...-- had participated in the Rebel raid on the Death Star months ago." The canonical Star Wars timeline says that Episode V ...
3
votes
2answers
167 views

Animated movie with talking animals escaping from an island

I'm looking for animated movie (drawn) about an island where animals are crossing with another. I mean junction of lion and goat etc. Main antagonist, as I remember, was a penguin who escaped from ...
-1
votes
1answer
589 views

Where did they get the name for Star Trek’s Q?

What inspired the god-like being Q introduced in Star Trek:The Next Generation Encounter at Farpoint? Where did the show's creators get the name and inspiration for Q's character?
3
votes
1answer
219 views

What abilities exist in the Potterverse and how common are they?

Is there a definitive list of what abilities exist in the Potterverse that cannot be learned by any magician and how rare they are? The ones I am able to remember: Parselmouth very rare ...
7
votes
1answer
174 views

Space sci-fi movie where a woman goes to space and loses her memory

I've been to a couple of subreddits already trying to identify this movie, but I've had no luck besides one person who vaguely recognized the plot, but didn't know the name. I watched a movie at some ...
4
votes
1answer
144 views

What books did Elend read that we know of?

I'm asking titles and conveniently the themes of each book. Does anyone know if there exists a list somewhere that someone might have created? Asking for a friend
5
votes
1answer
115 views

Fantasy book about dual magic where the protagonist learns his dreams are actually real [duplicate]

I read a book a long time ago that I'd like to revisit. Main plot involves a protagonist that learns every time he dreams he's actually living a dual life in a monastery. Every dual person who sleeps ...
10
votes
1answer
796 views

Live action sci-fi film on full body transplantation, unwilling victims end up in ape body, leading scientist betrayed

I am looking for a live action film on full body transplantation. I have only very vague memory of this film, so I'm unsure about most of what I say here. I am only sure about two details that ...
2
votes
0answers
106 views

Why did the smugglers assume that the video was provided by Frank Castle?

In Punisher, S1E2, after Carson Wolf "overwhelms" Frank Castle in his mansion, he states We thought you were the one that sent him the tape. With him being David Liebermann / Micro. I've wondered ...
26
votes
1answer
4k views

2000's spooky show with a group of teens telling spooky stories in the woods

I am looking for a TV show I saw part of when I was a kid (circa 2003). I saw the show in Canada (probably an American show, though). It was in English. It looked contemporary. A group of teens are ...
8
votes
1answer
88 views

Graphic novel from 2014 or later with a time traveling device

I read this graphic novel two or three year ago at a Barnes and Noble. It was a newer comic—2014 or later, but not much earlier, I believe. It centered around a man who makes a time traveling (...
4
votes
1answer
115 views

How did Spinel become so dangerous?

Spinel was created as a sort of court jester. She was supposed to be a playmate to Pink Diamond in her formative years. Until the events of the movie, she had been standing on a planet for millenia, ...
5
votes
2answers
92 views

Anime TV show with gems that summon beasts

I was trying to remember an anime I was watching in 2011-12 on Netflix but I cannot find it anywhere. What I do remember is that a boy has a necklace with a green gemstone that teleports him to a ...
68
votes
1answer
7k views

Who or what inspired the character Geordi La Forge?

Fictional characters often are named and inspired by real people, for example Sonequa Martin-Green's character Michael Burnham is named after her biological father. Where did the Star Trek creators ...
2
votes
0answers
240 views

Is Jamillah Olsen on “Black Lightning” a reference to Jimmy Olsen?

In the season three premiere of Black Lightning, the audience is introduced to the character of Jamillah Olsen, a journalist investigating the goings-on of Freeland. I may be grasping at straws here, ...
-6
votes
0answers
125 views

Why would Wolverine wear such a silly costume? [closed]

When i was a kid, i never thought about it. But thing I never understood as an adult is why character like Wolverine wears such a silly costume. I'm talking about his classic costume and the one with ...
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Was “Assassin's Creed” based on the 1907 book “Lord of the World”?

Was Assassin's Creed based on the 1907 book Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson in any way? It's like Assassin's Creed but the opposite where the Freemasons won instead and shows how the ...
5
votes
0answers
108 views

Novel that had a plant based character waking up in the first few chapters

About 8-10 years ago I read the first few chapters of a novel I obtained from a fantasy writer's website. I think it was the author’s first published novel. The main character was a girl who saw her ...
4
votes
3answers
194 views

Was a legion's philosophy and tactical preference inherent even before being reunited with their Primarch?

The legions were created by the Emperor out of the genetic material of each Primarch, but in all cases the Primarchs were also shaped and changed by their experiences growing up and the environments ...
10
votes
1answer
653 views

90's/00's anime about 3 girls who travel between the real world and a fantasy world

I'm looking for a (I believe) 90's or early 00's anime series about 3 girls who travel between the real world and a fantasy world. All the 3 girls had some kind of power and they each had their own ...
2
votes
0answers
35 views

When did the Virtue interlude in Quantum Thief happen?

While reading the book, I came up with a very rough timeline of how things went down before the main story started. The only thing screwing that timeline up is the Virtue interlude. But let me first ...
8
votes
1answer
199 views

Book about a girl who had powers to control darkness/night

I don't remember the last time I read this book so I only have limited information. It was about a girl who had powers to control darkness/night. At the start of the book, she ran away from her home ...
31
votes
2answers
5k views

How does Data know about his off switch?

In ST:TNG season 1 episode 12 "Datalore," Data reveals to Beverly Crusher the location & operation of his "off switch" (which is on his back). How did he come to know about its function? Although ...
16
votes
2answers
6k views

What fantasy book has twins (except one's blue) and a cloaked ice bear on the cover?

I remember only the cover of this book. A fantasy novel released before 2007. The cover of the book had a twin pair where one of the twins were blue, and if I am not mistaken, there was an ice bear ...

15 30 50 per page