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Anime with a girl in a school uniform looking through binoculars, whilst sitting on the shoulders of a boy holding her aloft

Here’s a short clip of the anime: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMNbhsCVW/?k=1
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Help finding a horror/sci Fi trilogy about bugs that go down people's throats as larvae and take over their bodies

I don't remember the name or year or studio, but I'll give all the info I know. The first one started off with lower class individuals at the DMV in I think New York, the main characters were random ...
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manga where mc is a sage and died old age and reborn in his own family in future

The start of the manga has the main character begin his life as a mage and become a noble with his achievement and he takes in a little elven girl. He dies due to old age and is reborn in his family ...
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Movie where a painting comes alive in a young man's dream

It's a movie about a painting that comes alive in a young man's dream while he stays at his uncle's house. It's based in the Victorian era, I believe. They were still getting around with horse drawn ...
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Why did the Federation struggle so hard to understand the Tamarians?

In the beginning of Star Trek TNG Season 5 Episode 2 "Darmok", Data says: Federation vessels have encountered Tamarian ships seven times over the past one hundred years. Each meeting went ...
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Looking for a manhua where the MC ends up joining a secret/forbidden sect or society, helps him earn points. Ends up get caught and changed his face

I don’t remember much about the beginning but it started out as a normal cultivation manhua where the MC was in a sect. He somehow gets this opportunity to join a forbidden society/sect where he does ...
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Cartoon about 3, maybe 4 kids that use a portal to travel to another world and fight evil with these weird animals

I remember watching a show during my childhood, maybe when I was 12-13. There were 3-4 kids who were the main characters. I think the main boys name was hiro/hero. He found a portal or some sort of ...
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Late '60s / early '70s young adult novel set on a planet with beautiful butterflies and poisonous centipedes

People were trying to find the rare butterfly, and the young protagonist figured out that the centipedes were the larvae of the butterfly.
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Story about someone getting murdered with acid while wearing virtual reality goggles? Also a technician has a son with cystic fibrosis?

I read this book in the mid 2000's. It was a modern day sci-fi thriller. The story opens on this conglomerate that is in power generation and tech, and is coming up with a new virtual reality headset ...
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1980s movie about a handsome alien visiting Earth and meeting a woman

The story is about a handsome alien/man visiting from another planet. He meets a woman and helps her fight a gang. In the end, he dies at the hands of the gang and his spirit returns to his planet. It ...
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A science fiction story where a recent murder victim is briefly revived in an attempt to identify the killer

I'm not certain if this was a novel or just a short story/novella, but it was a near-future cyberpunk sort of setting. At a guess I would have read this sometime between 2005-2015, but I'm not ...
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How long was Kal-El learning in the Fortress of Solitude?

I’m assuming the Christopher Reeve films from the '70s/'80s were not canon or very accurate to canon. However, in the first classic film, Superman: The Movie, we see that he spent approximately 12 ...
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Anime featuring a boy who was raised aboard a spaceship and a war among robots

So this anime is from around 2000 to 2004, I guess. It showed a boy who was raised aboard a spaceship? He keeps having flashbacks of a small baby crying, searching for his parents, with the ...
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Isekai manga where the main character is reincarnated as a grandson of a Hero family

It is not Kenja no Mago. The main character (MC) is reincarnated as a grandson of a hero family. His grandfather in the isekai was a summoned hero who married, became a noble and started a family. The ...
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Looking for a manga about a manufactured black hole, planet with weird tidal forces, etc

I read this collection of manga shorts in an English B&W reprint in the '90s or early 2000s. I think they were all by the same creator, as opposed to an anthology. I found it at a public library ...
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Genetically altered seeds escape in Bay area; genetically altered children spontaneously suicide

Read a book in the 1980’s that warns of the dangers of genetic engineering. My memory is very vague as to details, but I seem to recall the book opening with modified grass or rice seeds that ...
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Reincarnation manhua about a female lead who is entangled with an emperor and sent to her family estate to recover from "hysteria"

I have been searching for a reincarnation manhua that features a female main lead. I read this manhua a while ago, so the details are rather hazy, but here is what I remember. When she reincarnated, ...
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People using genetic engineering to transform their offspring to live on a gaseous planet

I was hoping for some help. I remember parts of a science fiction plot point and I’m trying to locate the story. I’m not sure if it is a short story, a novel, or even an extremely short lived science ...
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Manhua about a female lead who is abandoned by the male lead to die in a fire and then reincarnated back in time

I'm trying to find a manhua about a female lead who is abandoned by the male lead to die and then reincarnated back in time. Here's what I remember: She is abandoned for another woman and dies in a ...
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Fantasy anime involving a village where everyone was trying to blame a young girl for a missing wedding ring

The anime I'm looking for is a fantasy one but I hardly remember it. The only part I remember is that there was a village and everyone was trying to blame a young girl for a missing ring but the old ...
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Short story about earthlings landing on an alien planet and defending themselves from the indigenous inhabitants with guns that make no noise

I read a short story while I was in high school back in the late '70s, a science fiction story about earthlings landing on an alien planet and the indigenous inhabitants attack them. The weapons of ...
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How does the Skywalker line get from Luke to Cade?

Essentially, Luke gives the Jedi Grandmaster title to Ben Skywalker at the end of Crucible. Then at 135(ish) ABY, Cade Skywalker is mentioned in the comics. Is there a family tree or something to show ...
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Short story involving a man who does battle at the molecular level in his own body

After I saw the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey in my youth I bought a paperback of the same name. Besides 2001, it had maybe two short stories. I thought all were written by Arthur C. Clarke but that ...
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Anime in which the main character has no magic power but goes to a magic school

So this is true for a lot of anime. I am searching for a specific one. The main character is a real life illusionist (ala David Blaine, David Copperfield or Hans Klok). He is admitted to a magic ...
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Manhwa about a mage who dies while fighting a dragon and then reincarnates as a boy on Earth

It's about a mage who was incredibly powerful but died while fighting a dragon, the mage then reincarnates as a boy on Earth. The guy also had white hair before he died as a result of being so strong. ...
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Science fiction book or series with a character called a Vail or Vale, a tracker who hunts the main character through space

Looking for a book, or series of books, that had a character called a Vail or Vale that was basically a tracker and would kill the people tracked. When the person tracked was killed, the Vail started ...
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A series of fantasy books, different (but also not really) brother and sister protagonists in every book

I'm looking for the series that is described in the title. Other details that I remember is that in book one, where at the start the world was kind of normal, the sister saved the brother from ...
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Why was Andor delayed to September 21?

In the most recent trailer for Andor, the upcoming series about Cassian Andor as a prequel to Rogue One, we were notified that the series has been delayed to a three-episode premiere on September 21. ...
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Looking for a sci fi novel regards finding a 'mythical' Earth

Can any one tell me the name of a sci-fi novel in which characters in a spaceship hunt for a 'mythical' long forgotten Earth. They use 'rutters,' an ancient book which contains images of symbolic ...
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Book about two kids going to the moon with an old scientist

There was a children's book I used to have which I believe was about two kids who go to space and the moon (I think it's the moon) with an old guy (maybe a grandpa or just a crazy looking scientist) ...
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The Expanse: Sustained Gs during space travel

In The Expanse series, characters experience sustained Gs during space travel, not just during acceleration, which doesn't make sense. For instance, here's several passages from Leviathan Wakes, the ...
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Would Dara turn into a dryad if he stayed in Brokilon?

In the Witcher Netflix series, Dara and Ciri go into Brokilon forest and drink the magic waters (I don't know if this also happens in the books; haven't read them.) My understanding of Witcher lore is ...
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Sci fi short story that ended with the protagonists drinking too much from a fountain of youth and turning into babies

As a kid growing up in the '80s/'90s, I remember reading a blue hardback book that was a collection of sci-fi space stories. One of the stories I particularly remember ended with the two spacemen ...
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Sci-fi movie where some humans (possibly on another planet) stumble upon a huge lost ship with technology better than anything they had

I've spent about 3 hours googling every combination of what I can think of and I'm hoping it will jog someone's memory here. As a child I remember watching a movie on TV (it was older at the time) ...
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What does Kylo Ren's helmet actually do? [duplicate]

In the sequel movie The Force Awakens, Han Solo confronts Kylo Ren on a narrow catwalk across a chasm, and demands: Ben, take off that mask! you don't need it! ...
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Is Zephyr One really the "biggest plane ever built" in Agents of S.H.IE.L.D.?

In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 episode 1, Piper says to a group of STRIKE operatives: PIPER: Okay, people! What, you never seen the biggest plane ever built before? This is in reference to ...
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Sci-fi book with a main character who finds out he's a clone named Sebring

Trying to find a book whose main character finds out he's a clone and his name is Sebring. I forgot what the other character's name was.
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'70s-'80s cartoon featuring a man swinging on vines through a cave to get an egg

I remember seeing this as a child and for some reason it stuck with me because it was frightening. I think what was frightening about it was that the man got the egg but the monster caught up with him,...
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Trying to find fantasy book about teen girl who is taking care of a little boy from an alternate/overlapping world. May have been a YA novel

I am trying to find the name of a fantasy novel I read as a teenager. It was about a little boy, around 4 or 5, from another dimension who is hidden in the main character's dimension to protect him. ...
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Animated show where a slave boy tries to escape and is then told to find a robot fugitive

I started a show a few months ago on a streaming app and I can't remember the name of it. I thought it was a Star Wars spin-off at first. It was animated and the first episode or the beginning took ...
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Anime about a boy detective who does his job, not to help people, but for the money

I'm trying to find an anime which has a boy detective or something similar, but he does his job not to help people but for the money. He has a girl assistant that controls a flying robot. The boy has ...
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Sci-fi story about a reincarnating evil spirit that possesses someone from time to time, leading them to commit evil actions

IIRC, it's one of those old magazine short stories from the '50s-'70s, written by one of the greats (although I don't remember which one). It's about an evil spirit (or a more sciency interpretation ...
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first science fiction story that deals realistically with population genetics?

Many, many science fiction stories involve growth of a population from a small initial population (e.g. TV tropes' Adam and Eve plot). I just read H. Beam Piper's Genesis (1951), in which Homo sapiens ...
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What was the "safety broadcast"?

In Death's End, the final installment of the Remembrance of Earth's Past series, there is a scene in which Cheng Xin and Luo Ji are invited to tea with Sophon, an embodiment of the Trisolaran's sophon....
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Sci-fi book with a main character who dies and is brought back into a sort of digital reality, where he's tasked with leading a combat mission

I'm trying to identify the name of a sci-fi book I read ~5-10 years ago. I don't remember a lot of plot points - but rather a handful of what feel like miscellaneous details, so I apologise if this ...
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Manga where the female lead and her cousin are summoned to another world. The female lead has light magic and is a goddess' daughter

In this manga, the female lead (FL) and her cousin are summoned to another world. One of them is the goddess' daughter with light magic and the other is summoned with her by mistake. They are summoned ...
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'70s/'80s SF book about a human cook on a space mining ship who finds an immortal alien while exploring a cave on an asteroid

A human cook on a space mining ship finds an immortal alien when exploring a cave on an asteroid. The alien is the last of its kind. I think the others of its species may have been accidentally killed ...
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Where did the banging sound come from?

Here is the paragraph from Chapter 2 of The Half-Blood Prince: Wormtail hesitated for a moment, looking as though he might argue, but then turned and headed through a second hidden door. They heard ...
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Does every universe have Infinity Stones?

According to Wong, the Infinity Stones were made by the Big Bang. So in the multiverse, does every universe have Infinity Stones assuming every universe was formed due to their own personal Big Bang? ...
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What is Loppa hair?

In Nnendi's story Winds of Harmattan, Usooko is described as having 'Loppa' hair. When I listened on LeVar Burton Reads, I couldn't tell if this was something regular I hadn't heard of, or part of the ...
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