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Where did the trade federation ships go in the Phantom Menace?

In the opening scenes of The Phantom Menace we see the Trade Federation blockade of Naboo which features a fleet of many capital ships. In the climactic battle at the end of the film there appears to ...
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What if guilt hulk came out?

This is assuming he had full control of Banners body. I looked online but all I found was a website saying that this had never happened, but once nearly did. Looking for an answer.
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How did the Trade Federation plan to “process” Queen Amidala?

In Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Nute Gunray instructs a Droid Commander to "process them" (referring to Queen Amidala and her entourage). The Droid Commander then asks they be taken to "...
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Is there ever going to be a sequel to “Lovelock” by Orson Scott Card?

I once read a remarkable story called "Lovelock" about an enhanced capuchin. It was said to be part of an upcoming "Mayflower Trilogy". Is there a sequel planned? Does anyone know?
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How did the Spanish-speaking ghost get recorded?

How Malcolm ends up believing that Cole isn’t insane is that in one tape recording of Vincent a man can be heard extremely quietly repeating Yo no quiero morir over and over. How did a ghost get ...
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Wealthy businessman makes a deal with aliens to remove non-productive people from Earth

I'm pretty sure I read this in Analog, in the early 1990s. As best I can recall the story is set on Earth; technology and society are not greatly different from current, except possibly for a certain ...
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Episode: Seto Kaiba talks about being a CEO and harming people every day

I'm searching for an episode where Seto Kaiba is asked not to do a certain action (can't remember the details) because it would harm someone. His response is what I'm really after. He says something ...
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How can the term “Mud Blood” be a slur when THE recognized G.O.A.T. Wizard, Merlin, was half Muggle?

The Harry Potter-verse seems to roughly line up with the then-real world of the 1990s. That being the case, unless there was some lore change within the series, Merlin, recognized in both realities as ...
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Why could the First Order not track Luke Skywalker?

Several times in the original trilogy, we see Force-sensitive characters recognizing someone's presence through The Force: A New Hope: Darth Vader senses Obi-Wan before actually meeting him Darth ...
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Did anyone try to find the little box that held Professor Moriarty and his wife after the Enterprise D crashed?

It was bad enough that Captain Picard tricked and trapped two sapient beings in a little cube, rather than in any way acknowledge their rights under Federation law, but whatever happened to that cube? ...
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Story about sentient beings on a planet rapidly evolving because of rapid climate change from glacial conditions to warming then back to glacial

Researchers on this plant were studying the most intelligent animal on the planet. I think they had a binary star system that caused climate conditions to vacillate between very hot and very cold ...
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Are Railguns on tanks practical? [on hold]

I've seen many science fiction(mainly Japanese ones) where there are railguns or laserguns fitted to tanks as the main armament. However, as railguns and laser weapons are much much expensive, ...
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What/Who did Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious fear? [on hold]

Similar to this question: Why does Sauron fear Aragorn if he is a Maia? Palpatine/Darth Sidious is most powerful Dark Lord of the Sith in the Order of the Sith Lords. I have been wondering this ...
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“Causal loops are unchanging and self-originating, whereas time loops are constantly resetting”.. What does it mean? [on hold]

Recently I've started reading about Time Travel after watching it in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. There is a line on this subject in the Wikipedia page on 'Causal Loop' i.e. The term "...
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Sci fi film similar to Village of the Damned

I saw this in the late 1960's/early 1970's on UK television. It was black and white but that was the only telly my parents had (so it might have been in colour) I don't recall the full plot. ...
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Is “burning” metals in the Mistborn series the same as digesting? [duplicate]

I wonder if Sanderson ever answered it on any panels. Do the metals simply magically disappear after they are burnt or are they in any way excreted from the body? Do they provide any nutritious value ...
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Short story where a man stranded on Mars finds an abandoned Martian civilization with machines that try to provide him with food [duplicate]

It's an old story (maybe from the fifties?) about a man stranded on Mars, and about to die. He finds the remains of an ancient Martian civilization, now extinct. But the machines are still working, ...
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Why did Voldemort fall with Harry in the final battle?

In the finale battle between Harry and Voldemort, Harry leaps off a certain height dragging Voldemort down with him. This causes them both to be disoriented when they land, which ultimately places ...
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Why did Khan ask Admiral James T. Kirk about Project Genesis?

When Khan first defeats Admiral Kirk, he asks about Project Genesis. Why would he ask about Project Genesis? Wouldn't the USS Reliant, a ship dedicated to helping ...
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Horror film (scene) where a guy tries to escape from a haunted house and is swallowed by the pavement

I remember this odd scene from when I was really young in the late 80's though judging by the clothing styles in this movie this film may have been from the 70's. I think the characters where sort of ...
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What did Geordi mean when he said “And then some” (“Sins of the Father”)?

In the episode "Sins of the Father", Riker says that Kurn has the crew on his toes. I get that. But then Geordi says "And then some" which is obviously a response, but is that supposed to be an insult ...
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Book about a guy who can create portals, uses the sun to destroy missiles

I read a book years ago about a guy that creates portals that can be directed to source and destination. He used it to tie one end to the sun and used the other end to destroy missiles.
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Novel where child's “true name” is the same as his use name

I read this sometime during the mid-90s. I thought this was Wizard of Earthsea, but I've just reread the beginning and it's apparently not (Ged was originally Duny). The concept is very similiar to ...
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Can Transformers die or get sick from radiation?

In the 80's G1 episode "Cosmic rust" it is stated that Transformers can get sick from microorganisms that devour Cybertronian metals. Iron Hide from the Bay movie Transformers Dark of the moon is ...
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Anime about a girl who crashes on a planet and chased by an indestructible evil robot

It's probably from 80-90s. I remember that a girl probably crashed on some remote planet and was chased/hunting an evil robot that was indestructible. She was fighting with him at some villages. I ...
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How did Shan Elariel know about the books Elend was reading?

When Vin first encounters lady Shan at one of the balls, she spots Elariel's servant trying to find something at Vin's table, where Elend had left his books earlier. But how could Shan know he was ...
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How does Andromeda escape the black hole in S1E2

In the second episode of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, "An Affirming Flame", the engines are down on the Andromeda, and their enemy/raider Gerentex pushes the ship towards a black hole. They decide to ...
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Toonami anime about a boy with a sword and a girl with weird Uzis

This anime was shown in the earlier 2000's on Toonami. I remember a boy with a sword who had to go on a journey around the world. He met a girl with brown hair, but he was reluctant to help in the ...
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Story about characters on a space station where chemicals purposefully give people specific psychoses

I'm trying to find the title of a science-fiction short story where a number of humans live on a space station. Pretty sure the main character is male There's some sort of catastrophe or sabotage, ...
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From the recent Spider-Man films which characters are owned by Sony?

With the news that Sony and Disney have failed to reach an agreement about the next set of movies I wondered what this means for the ancillary Spider-Man characters that have become a part of the ...
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Why were the crew so desperate to catch Truman and return him to Seahaven?

During Truman's first escape attempt, he travels for several minutes at high speed before encountering a range of increasingly unlikely obstructions, culminating in a police road block and an (alleged)...
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If Cage and an Alpha died at the same moment which reset would take precedence?

I am not sure if this is discussed in the comics, the movie or any of the literature that has come out since. If Cage dies he resets the day back to before the invasion. If an Alpha dies the Omega ...
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Quotev story where the author hates anime [on hold]

I've tried to Google looking for this story but no luck. The author writes multiple story's or one-shots and writes about random men from video games like Legend of Zelda to actual books that were ...
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Why is Cage looped back to the day before the invasion?

Is it explained why Cage returns back to that particular moment in time rather then the moment of invasion? I understand that when an Alpha dies the Omega resets the day, but that would mean ...
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Whats are the differences between the different translations of Les animaux dénaturés

In 1952, Jean Bruller wrote Les Animaux dénaturés under his pseudonym, Vercors. According to Wikipedia, the book was translated into English three times: You shall know them The murder of the missing ...
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1980's sci fi book series, subspace is a sponge, young man in emergency suit can propel himself by sucking in the sponge stuff

I read a couple of sci fi books in the 1980's from UK library, they were from a series... I don't think I read them in the right order so I've a mish-mash of memories. From the context of romance and ...
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90s(?) book about a female protagonist, who was in an accident and is transplanted into a cyborg body

I read this book between 1999 and late 2004. I am pretty sure it had a blue cover and may have been published by Penguin. It was a paperback. The story goes, as far as I can remember, that after an ...
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80's illustrated SF book with a toxin mixing spider and a “Balzac-9000”

I read a paperback back in the mid 80's all I really remember of it was that it was about a group of beings trapped in a planet. One of them was a large intelligent spider creature that had poisoned ...
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Who is the other person on the Great Wizard's throne?

When Miss Cackle testifies before the Magic Council in S02E08, there's a witch sitting on this large wooden throne along with the Great Wizard. She also has a fancy pointy hat like the Great Wizard, ...
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Do the people in The Truman Show spend their whole day inside?

In The Truman Show, are all the actors always in the dome, or do they get snuck out at times such as when Truman is sleeping? If they do leave frequently, is the only exit What the writers have said ...
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80's (or earlier) short story: little heads growing out of a man after he offended a witch doctor

A short story from an anthology, read in 1980's but it wasn't a new book. I can only remember one story, this man offended a witch doctor in a jungle village. From then on tiny little hairy black ...
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In the MCU, why does Mjölnir retain its enchantments after Ragnarok?

The enchantment on Thor's hammer laid out by Odin prevents anyone "not worthy" to wield it as we can see on the famous Arthuresque scene on Avengers: Age of Ultron. This enchantment, pronounced by ...
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Why were there scratches on Cole's back and through his clothes?

In one scene in The Sixth Sense, Lynn, Cole's mom, notices two holes in her son's clothes (around 53 minutes in), with corresponding large scratches on his back. Ghosts are all shown to be injured or ...
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Which sci fi movie quotes this Carl Sagan saying? [on hold]

Which movie quotes this Carl Sagan saying? "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence"
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Can feruchemists store negative attributes?

It's been stated throughout the series that the feruchemy comes from the body of the feruchemist. For instance; In order to store better sight, you have to first spend some time with worse sight than ...
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Is River Song 24 years older in “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead” compared with “The Husbands of River Song”?

At the end of "The Husbands of River Song "it is revealed that a night on Darillium is 24 years. After this time, River goes to the library to meet the 10th Doctor. Is River actually 24 years older ...
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Science fiction short story where aliens contact a drunk about Earth's impending destruction

Many years ago (~32 years) I read a short story about aliens trying to contact humans to warn them of the Earth's impending destruction, but they could only psychically link with a guy who stumbled ...
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Does the Great Wizard have to be a wizard?

The Great Wizard seems to be the ultimate authority among witches and wizards. He sets the Witch's Code, and seemingly serves as the head (one of the heads?) of the Magic Council. He also appears to ...
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Why did the Great Wizard grow his beard?

At the end of the first season of The Worst Witch (2017), the Great Wizard has a very short beard. However, by his next appearance in the second season, perhaps a few months later, he has quite a long ...
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Short story where society is divided by colored areas based on physical color & beauty

A few years ago, I found a short story in the App Store on my iPhone and can't remember the name. It was set in a dystopian world where everyone was beautiful & had amazing lives until they ...

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