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Was Nagilum in TNG S02E02 actually Q?

In Star Trek TNG S02E02 the Enterprise and its crew are trapped in a void by a mysterious and extremely powerful entity known as Nagilum, who wants to learn about them. At the end Nagilum tells ...
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Which droid lost a part that was discovered by Davin Felth on Tattooine?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, after locating the crashed escape pod on Tattooine, a small Imperial troop investigates the place where Davin Felth finds a piece of equipment that he [so famously] addresses:...
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Does the Doctor remember the events of “Heaven sent” at the end of “Hell bent”?

At the end of S9E12, the Doctor… He does, however, keep a lot of surrounding information, some of which he lists near the end of the episode. Does this include the time in the castle? That seems to ...
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Anyone know some good comics/mangas about wolves [closed]

Anyone know some good comics/mangas about wolves it could be an isekai or anything
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Another Earth. The endless possibilities have boggled my mind, so many years after the movie is there a definitive answer? [closed]

Ok. I’m a half decade late on this movie. But better late than never. I’m truly confused. I read some initial comments on theories of the ending and well more confused. The predominant theories I’ve ...
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Isekai manga about a boy who gets reincarnated in the body of a child in a duke's or count's family

It's an isekai manga about a boy who gets reincarnated in the body of a child in a duke's or count's family. He and his mother get mistreated by the main wife and her child. After the mom of the MC ...
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Why did Grimmel say, “No surprises”?

In How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World (2019), a guard pokes his spear at Cloudjumper. Toothless roars out to him. Grimmel says: Um, that's right, alpha. No surprises. Why did Grimmel say, "...
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Story about a newly discovered planet that turns out to be a machine world with another world inside it

I read this story a long time ago, in the 1980s as a child. It was science fiction from the 1970s or earlier, it had a 1960s "feel" to the writing. A short paperback novel? I don't remember a cover ...
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Were Omens Known Before Hawkwings Sons Set Sail?

In the Wheel of Time series, the Seanchan are great believers in omens. Our Andoran friends believe it is all superstitious nonsense, quite similar to how the Seanchan view tales of trollocs and other ...
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Horror novel about an immortal snake-woman, feeds on blood and can take over human bodies

This was a paperback I read back in the late 80s-early 90s, out of my dad’s collection. It may have been published earlier. Not a typical incubus-succubus story, the main villain is a mythological ...
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Has Constantine ever fought Hades?

As we know that Hades exists in the DC comics and he is god of Hell and John Constantine is hellblazer have they ever come face to face in a fight?
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Book About Unknown Phenomena/Aliens/Bigfoot/Etc

I have been haunted for years now about finding a book that was in my school library in the mid-to-late '80s. It was a compendium of various strange phenomena and had illustrations that went along ...
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Book where astronauts sent out to find other life are recalled back to Earth

I had a book in the 80's-90's that I would like to find a copy of if I could just remember the title/author. It was published in English. Ships with lone astronauts had been sent out to explore for ...
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2010s TV series where a journalist spots mysterious smoke but nobody believes him

The main person is a journalist and he is spotting mysterious smoke (seeing and smelling). In the smoke, there is something more to spot and he thinks it is a connection to something. He tries to ...
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Why did Jack Torrance only write “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”?

I watched Stanley Kubrick/Stephen King's The Shining (1980) recently and the thing I didn't get is: was there a reason behind Jack typing "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" for his book? ...
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Looking for information on literature with female dragons [closed]

Hi looking specifically for female dragons and why and how they differ from male counterparts in literature?
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Does the Avatar comic “The Search” contradict Zuko's illness from Book 3 of the cartoon?

If you haven't read the comic The Search, I advise stopping reading, because I will reveal a big spoiler (hidden). During many episodes of the third season of ATLA (Book 3: Fire), Fire Prince Zuko is ...
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Are there any occurrences of a Stormtrooper betraying the Empire?

In Star Wars: A Force Awakens, we see that Finn (FN-2187) abandons his position as a Stormtrooper for the First Order and joins the rebellion. He also betrays the First Order by sharing some secrets ...
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Movie scene where woman is comforting father of dead son by saying he is alive somehow [closed]

A father, whose son is dead, and a woman are sitting on a porch, looking at the stars. The father is crying and the woman is talking about his son like he is still alive. She says things like: This ...
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Does the ST:VOY episode “Faces” pass the Bechdel test? [closed]

"Faces" is S1.14, and the central plot involves an alien medical experiment which splits B'Ellana Torres into two separate individuals: one fully human, one fully Klingon. The only female-female ...
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Anyone know a manga about an mc with a chef/butcher skill and can take the butchered animals/monsters skill? [closed]

Anyone know a manga about an mc with a chef/butcher skill and can take the butchered animals/monsters skill Idk anything else about the manga
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What is the lifespan of an Ork?

I am totally aware that probably no Ork has died of natural causes unless you count a bolter round in the head as a natural cause. But just how old can Orks become? As there is probably no official ...
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Can anyone identify this old computer game where a troll turns you into a frog?

This was a game I played in school aged 5 or 6 (in Year One or Two), which would be in 1991. I believe it was on a BBC Acorn, though it might have been some other computer; it seemed old fashioned to ...
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What does “them” in “eat one of them” refer to?

In How to Train Your Dragon The Hidden World (2019), Ruffnut talks unstop: Ruffnut: Snotlout's a beefcake but almost too pretty, you know? Sometimes I think he's more in love with himself than ...
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Aliens attack space station and dissolve humans into food

I am looking for a specific short story I read in college. The story was written prior to 1981. The story was about an alien race that attacks a space station and dissolves the humans for a food ...
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Vampires cause electronics to disintegrate

This is bugging me because it's a random detail I remember that's stuck in my head. The main character is entering the lair of one or more vampires and happens upon a box of what seems to be sand and ...
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Dark Harry fan fic where Harry is evil [closed]

I’m looking for a Harry FanFic which I read a few years ago, it was based at the end of the seventh year, Harry was asked to make a speech and it is revealed that he is evil. If my memory is correct ...
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Is the physical dejarik a game of chance?

Lakan Industries' holographic dejarik (aka holochess) is known as a challenging board game that combines skills and strategy like our traditional game of chess. But in Rogue One we can see in Jedha, ...
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Short story about boy in England who fears new ice age as he notices dawn getting later each day

I'm looking for the title/author of this short story which appeared in an anthology. I think it was aimed at children - I read in the 80s in the UK. The plot line has a boy living in the South of ...
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Dark futuristic sci fi shorts shown on UK TV in the 90s

I distinctly remember as a kid in probably the mid-90s watching a series of one-off sci fi shorts. Quite dark / hard sci fi. Kind of a manga vibe but not necessarily Japanese. I seem to recall they (...
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70-80s sci-fi short story collection where an astronaut lands on a forest/plant based planet and has to get to safety [duplicate]

Looking for title/author of a short story I read in a sci fi anthology I read in the 80s. Here is the plot line I remember of one based on the visual imagery I had when reading rather than the text so ...
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Had Frank Herbert planned out the Dune series when he wrote the first book?

One of the great things about Dune is the way it works well as a standalone story with a satisfactory ending that, while leaving room open for more, gives a sense of completion to the story. When he ...
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Did Leto I know about the Gom Jabbar test given to Paul?

In the beginning of Dune, Paul is threatened with being killed if he fails the test of the Gom Jabbar. Jessica knew about it, but did Leto? If so, why did he allow it?
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Could two benders of different nations have a child could it inherit both abilities? [duplicate]

Is it possible for two benders to have a child who could wield both abilities of its parents?
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Can a lightsaber hold someone up?

If you wedged a lightsaber between other sabers or into a material that a saber can't cut well, could you safely dangle off the handle without breaking it, like some sort of climbing spike? Canon ...
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Are the Q affected by timeline changes?

The Q are an all-powerful race: they can shapeshift and create life almost instantly. But when the timeline is altered, what happens to the Q? For example, in the Enterprise episode Shockwave the ...
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Why is there a Golden Gate Bridge and a road in “Star Trek: Picard” in San Francisco?

Why is there a Golden Gate Bridge and a road in Star Trek: Picard in San Francisco? What travels on this road? Shuttle craft with wheels?
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Short story where the hero quotes “Full Fathom Five Thy Father Lies” while having an underwater adventure

I read this in a science fiction anthology which I checked out from a public library in Indiana sometime in the early 1980s. I'm thinking no later than 1985. I don't know how old the book was when I ...
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Is a rocket landing on a ship on an ocean literally “something from Science Fiction”?

Background: At 05:50 in the Scott Manley video SpaceX's Latest Successful Mission Ends With A Failed Landing the narrative points out …and again you’ve gotta stress that this is something that ...
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How different biologically are Remans, Romulans, and Vulcans?

How different biologically are Remans, Romulans, and Vulcans? According to the question How are Vulcans and Romulans different from each other?, when Beverly Crusher tried to heal a Romulan with a ...
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Why are Remans telepathic when Romulans are not?

Are Romulans, Vulcans and Remans the same race? I know that around the 4th century Vulcans who rejected the teachings of Surak (whom they call The Dissembler) left Vulcan to go to Romulus, but who are ...
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Book where kids find a journal about supernatural entities?

The kids moved into a house inherited from a family member. There was a journal one kid found in an attack. The journal detailed a bunch of fantasy, fey-type creatures. The kids had a evilish brownie ...
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Different magic users in The Witcher series?

There are multiple professions/social positions in The Witcher series that employ magic (Witchers, Mages, Druids etc). However, they are referred to by multiple different names by different persons, ...
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Is it easier to read or stimulate the visual cortex? [closed]

With out current technology, would processing images from raw output of visual cortex readings or stimulating certain images to appear in the visual cortex be easier? Easier means less more likely ...
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In Star Trek, why are there so many ships named Defiant?

Defiant. That's the disambiguation page. There's 4 on that page. 4. Why does the name keep cropping up? It seems to me rather odd that there's so many of these ships, considering the wealth of names ...
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How does Picard recognize Seven of Nine?

In season 1, episode 4 of Star Trek: Picard, Seven of Nine shows up, and Picard immediately recognizes her, by name. How? As far as I know, they've never met before, or at least we certainly haven't ...
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Fabirals via hemalurgy

Were the fabrials like soulcasters and regrowth casters made from hemalurgy by killing radiants? I looked on the Coppermind and they say very little on the creation of the fabrials
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Were the original forms of the Great Race of Yith ever explored?

In H. P. Lovecraft's The Shadow Out of Time, we learn that the four-limbed rugose bodies of the Great Race of Yith are not their original forms: And, meanwhile, the Great Race itself waxed well-...
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Why did Snotlout say, “That's two for me”?

In How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019), Snotlout is about to lose the fight, but Hookfang spits fire at the Trapper, saving his rider. Snotlout: Yee-ha! That's two for me! Why did ...
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Color Computer 2 fantasy game with maze and a selection of magic and weapons

I have vague memories of a game I played on the Tandy Color Computer 2, probably around 1990 or so. The game was entirely done with line art, and involved navigating a maze that sprawled across the ...

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