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What happened to the Blends in Z Nation?

During Season 3 of Z Nation Murphy established a community of Blends, kind of human-zombie hybrids that he has mental influence over created either by his bite or a special inoculation made from his ...
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SciFi book about kids who live through a time where a plague/virus kills and takes over humans while keeping their memories

Read 2017-2020 Science fiction book about kids who live through a time where this plague/virus takes over humans. The virus basically kills the person and takes the form of them but has all the person'...
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Black-and-white SF movie with giant octopus- or starfish-like creature attacking a city

When I was a kid I watched a black-and-white American SF movie. A spaceship returned to Earth. Two astronauts died and one was charred but still alive. There was a plot point about doors of the ...
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Science fiction webcomic (I think set in space?) where time cops attack the protagonists. Their main tactic is retconned parentage

I was recently reading something, and suddenly had a page from a webcomic pop into my head. I remember that it was earlier (maybe when the time travelers were more friendly to the protagonists?) that ...
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Sole survivor astronaut is alien, others turned into clear jello-like puddles

When I was a kid, somewhere in the late eighties or the start of the nineties, I got a glimpse of something my older brother was watching. It was on TV, not a rented video, so it probably was a series ...
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Will the Star Wars galaxy run out of space for planets? [closed]

I know that the average galaxy has over 400 billion stars and most stars have planets around it so it seems foolish to think the writers would ever run out of planets. It’s just for the suspension of ...
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Far future story where space travel and alien conquering has split the human race into distinct breeds [duplicate]

The story takes place very far in the future. Space travel and alien conquering has split the human race into distinct breeds. There are humans who live on some moon in the solar system (possibly ...
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A SF humor short story about the Navy finding a plug at the bottom of the sea, then a giant bar of soap

Very likely to be an early Galaxy story, 1950s. Very short. The navy finds a giant iceberg that turns out to be a bar of soap, then a submarine finds a plug at the bottom of the ocean. No plot. Story ...
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Manga with a really powerful girl who knows she's in a manga, and created another powerful character with her powers

I'm sorry, but I don't have that much information. The only thing I know is that I saw a YouTube video with a really powerful girl who knows she's a character in a manga, and that she created another ...
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Were the scanners and habermans from Cordwainer Smith an influence for the writing of the Cybermen?

In "Scanners Live in Vain" (1950), Cordwainer Smith explores a society where space travel is only possible if the pilots undergo drastic surgery. The "Great Pain of Space" makes it,...
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What is the sculpture in Kirk’s Quarters — Star Trek VI

Does anyone know anything about this sculpture? Artist? Name of sculpture?
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Searching text about school girl growing wings and trying to hide them at first

I am looking for a book for young adults. I have read it in the past and that must be some years by now. I guess I read it 2010 to 2015. The plot is about a girl that first gets some "bumps"...
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Was anyone helping Tress covertly?

At one point in Tress of the Emerald Sea, the title character notes to herself how up until that point, she had been almost ridiculously lucky, and that events had seemingly always aligned in her ...
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First Age "of the Sun" terminology

I saw a statement a couple weeks ago that the terminology of ages "of the Sun" in Middle-earth appeared nowhere in Tolkien's actual works and that it was invented by fans. This seems ...
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I'm trying to find a short thriller film about a light bulb and kids in a room

I'm trying to find a short film I remember seeing about some kids that are fooling around in a warehouse and find a room with a light bulb inside. They go in and close the door thinking it would be ...
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Juvenile SF Novel With Conflict between Earth Humans and Colonists

It was read between 1961 and 1968, borrowed from the children's room in the library where I lived then. It might have been part of the Winston Science Fiction series, but I have been unable to find ...
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Isekai manga where the main character is a healer but gets his limbs chopped off

The main character is transported to another world and receives the gift of healing. The kingdom then kidnapped him in the middle of the night, locked him in a dungeon, and every day he gets his limbs ...
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Who was the previous holder of the Necrosword?

In the opening scene of Thor: Love and Thunder, Gorr finds Rapu, who was celebrating the death of the Necrosword holder. Later, Rapu disappoints Gorr and Gorr kills him. Who was this previous holder ...
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Book where sea-level change has caused an apocalypse and people use steamships to scavenge flotsam

I remember reading this book in about 2018, but it could be a little older. The book focused on the crew of a steamship which made their living scavenging flotsam and burning driftwood to keep ...
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Manga where MC got a system and can access all attributes by doing a series of tasks

I'm looking for a manga where the main character (MC) has a system where he gains attributes and skills via doing a series of tasks. There was a scene where the MC has to register at an association as ...
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What is this kids’ book from the 80s-90s? [closed]

I’m trying to find the name of a children’s book I read in the 90s. It had detailed illustrations. One of the page spreads was of water maybe wetlands that had rubbish pollution and a leaky barrel. I ...
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Pls Recommend Me Manhua [closed]

I want recommendation manhua similar to this. I want suggestion only cultivation manga Manga where MC has invincible field or domain. Ex. Invincible at the Start With A Sword Domain, I Can Become The ...
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How does Thanos cause the Blip if he is already Snapped?

So, Avengers: Infinity War is him getting the Infinity Stones, causing the Blip, and then destroying said stones. Avengers: Endgame is the Avengers undoing the Blip, and then Snapping Thanos (and his ...
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Looking for animation about a little girl and a boy who can shapeshift into a shark

I first watched this animation on Youtube several years ago; 4-5 is my best guess. What I remember: The girl wore yellow and had either blue hair or eyes; or both The boy was an assailant trying to ...
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Portals are opening up in England, and dinosaurs are coming out and attacking people

Recent book, Probably within the last 5 years. Maybe newer. Might be a HaremLit book. Unfortunately I only read the first few chapters and now I can't find it. (E-book version, don't know if a paper ...
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Fantasy/isekai manga where four people, who were abandoned by their respective parties, decide to group up

This manga starter off in an inn/bar where two guys and two girls, who are strangers to one another, are sitting at one table and looking all gloomy and depressed because of bad events happening to ...
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Is the forced labor prison in Andor human only?

When Cassian Andor is sentenced to prison in Andor, the prison population seems pretty homogenous. Given the security measures (electrified floor) and the types of labor being performed, I can ...
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In About Time can Uncle Desmond travel through time?

In the time travel film About Time, Tim's father James tells him that all the men in the family can travel backwards in time to any point they have experienced. James lives with Uncle Desmond, who isn'...
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A story about an alien wanting to collect an evil human, who instead improves life in a small town

I'm trying to remember who wrote a story (I think a novella, probably dating from the 1950's or 1960's) that I read in a collection. The alien hero (a university lecturer) is tasked by his emperor ...
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TV show about 4 people who gain elemental powers (earth, air, fire, ice) and fight evil

I can't remember much, but these four animated people find a castle and they gain elemental powers. They then find this girl who tells them to guard a weird looking blue orb. The villains then get to ...
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Is Thena pregnant in this scene?

At dining table scene from Eternals (2021), Kingo asks Gilgamesh a question about Thena: Kingo: Should she be drinking? Gilgamesh: No, hers is non-alcoholic. For kids. Is Thena pregnant in this ...
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Dystopian sci-fi novel where small band of heros/anti-heros defeat dictator that turns out to be a computer [duplicate]

This was a novel that I read back in the mid/late 90's, although I'm not sure when it was actually written (the library I read it in had a collect that went back a ways). The two notable features that ...
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First usage of Outworlder in science fiction

I'm currently rereading Come hunt an Earthman by Philip E High (published in 1973) I've noticed throughout the book that the term "outworlder" is used to describe an alien. I know I've saw ...
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Stranded on an asteroid after pirate attack, asteroid has an abandoned monastery a novel

I am looking for the name of a science fiction novel that starts with a male teenager stranded on an asteroid after getting ejected in a life pod by his family after the family freighter is attacked ...
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Who did Banner see? [closed]

As I pointed out in this question, people who snap their fingers wearing the gauntlet containing all the infinity stones they go inside the soul stone. Similar to Thanos who saw Gamora, Tony who saw ...
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Book about a woman who travels 100 years back in time when she looks in the mirror

I read this book in high school, and I thought it was called Kate's Story, but there's another book called that here in recent years. I could be wrong. This woman is with a man and another couple. ...
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What is this place? [duplicate]

After Thanos acquired the stones, completed the gauntlet and snapped his fingers he went to 'some place' where he met Gamora who asked if he had achieved what he wanted. Similarly, in Avengers: ...
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In the Scouring of the Shire, why doesn't Saruman make more of an effort to organize his troops? [closed]

After Frodo et al. return, there are two fights with Saruman's thugs, a skirmish and a battle. In neither case do the thugs have any effective leadership: the book remarks on the absence of anyone ...
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Pride is not the opposite of shame but its source. True humility is the only antidote to shame [closed]

Wise words, but what exactly is going on in the scene? Zuko Why can't I do it? Instead of lightning it keeps exploding in my face ... like everything always does. Iroh I was afraid this might ...
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Podcast about archival work and going to another world

The first season (or maybe first few seasons?) was about archival work, similar to the early seasons of the Magnus Archives. I remember that tapes or files were talked about, and maybe a castle or ...
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After Crisis on Infinite Earths (Arrowverse), what universes are now part of that continuity? [duplicate]

So, from what I understand, after the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the following projects are now part of the same Multiverse: Arrow The Flash Supergirl (CW) Batwoman Black Lightning DC's Legends of ...
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Dystopian young adult novel about an orphan forced to live with a medical organization

My friend is looking for a novel they read in 2018; they remember it having a one-word title. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic future with a world fallout, tribes, maps, and futuristic elements. ...
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What is the historical manhwa name? [closed]

I read a few chapters before but I have completely forgotten the name of it. I remember it was one where a noble child(girl(brown hair)) attends the crown prince and crown princess playdate. like some ...
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Why is Gambit a valuable member of the X-Men if his powers are very limited?

Gambit has the power of charging objects with kinetic energy, making them explode. He mostly uses that power to charge play cards and throw them at opponents, on which they explode with the power of a ...
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Star Trek episode involving an old person who was buried alive/dying on a moon or asteroid because he reached a certain age

This must be the easiest question for Trekkies … but I just can’t find it with a Google search. They find a moon or asteroid with dead people on it, but one just arrived through a portal or a ...
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How did Jabba know that Leia was Boushh and had planned to rescue Han from the Palace?

I'm not sure if this question has been asked before, but here we go. As everyone knows, in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983), Princess Leia, disguised as the bounty hunter Boushh ...
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SciFi Film / Anime in which somebody kills their romantic partner after mortal injuries

I have this memory of a scene I have seen somewhere, and over the years have been completely unable to figure out where this is from. There is a woman and man, who are romantically involved, and fight ...
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The word "decant" for clone generation

Where did the meaning "To remove a clone from its chamber, vat, or artificial womb" (wiktionary) for the word decant originate? The wiktionary entry does not cite an usage and the OED entry ...
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If Sauron wins eventually without the Ring, why weren't Elrond/Gandalf in panic mode before Frodo showed up?

Sort of a follow-up question to Why did the Council of Elrond debate hiding or sending the Ring away, if Sauron wins eventually in that scenario? If Sauron wins eventually even without finding the ...
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Which movie are these images from?

I was recently examining some old photos when I came across three pictures that showed a film in the background. Can anyone help me in identifying this movie? My first assumptions were The ...
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