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Was the "Something Wicked This Way Comes" tag line to the Prisoner Of Azkaban movie poster taken from the 1962 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name?

It's from the play Macbeth (Act IV, Scene 1), by William Shakespeare: Second Witch: By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. Open, locks, Whoever knocks. Notably the line ...
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Did "2001: A Space Odyssey" make any reference to the names of companies, or show any evidence of the existence of advertisements?

There is at least one reference to Pan-Am the American airline. The Orion III Spaceplane is a sub-orbital spacecraft owned by Pan American World Airways and used in transit from Earth to Space ...
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What old sci-fi film is the source of this Hotels.com ad clip featuring a spaceship blowing up Earth?

Unfortunately, Buzz is correct, this is indeed stock footage. You can find the original, full colour clip on shutterstock. It is listed as created by a company called CFH Design, who are based in ...
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What old sci-fi film is the source of this Hotels.com ad clip featuring a spaceship blowing up Earth?

I'm going to say pretty confidently that it is not from a real film (from the golden age of science fiction), because it contains elements that cannot plausibly have been created at the same time. The ...
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What old sci-fi film is the source of this Hotels.com ad clip featuring a fire-breathing monster?

I believe this clip is from the Warner Bros production of Tarzan, which ran from 1966 to 1968. The episode in question was Track of the Dinosaur, and I believe it first aired on 6th Jan 1967. The ...
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Sci fi story with a coke sign on the moon?

This is not Heinlein. It is Clarke. This is Arthur C. Clarke's "Watch This Space", first published on 1956-05-28 as part of the series Venture to the Moon in the Evening Standard. Venture to the ...
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Was the "Something Wicked This Way Comes" tag line to the Prisoner Of Azkaban movie poster taken from the 1962 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name?

It's from Macbeth. First, i'd like to point out that the connection is made from the mention of that line: in the song Double Trouble. John Williams took the lyrics from the famous scene in William ...
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Sci fi story with a coke sign on the moon?

That sounds like part of "The Man Who Sold The Moon" - a novella by Robert A. Heinlein This is all from memory, it's been a long time since I read the story: There's a scene where D.D. Harriman (the ...
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Beer Commercial - Men Devolve into Salamanders - "Worth the wait"

This is the noitulovE Guinness advert that first ran in 2005 and was the fifth in the "Good things come to those who wait" campaign. The men actually finally de-evolve into mudskippers not ...
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What is the magazine advert on Dennis Nedry's desk

The brand(s) on the uppermost advert belongs to Miles Laboratories. The company made, amongst other things, tissue-typing equipment (for use in medical and genetic testing) and was still using that ...
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What character is this on the back of Reese's Puffs?

This is KAWS' Companion. Kaws' Companion is a grayscale clown-like figure based on Mickey Mouse with his face obscured by both hands, and two bones sticking out of his head. The box is part of a ...
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Which characters does this LOST promo refer to?

This first paragraph was intended to be a comment but is way too long: First of all, it is a promo video for a show so its content should be taken with a grain of salt. Most of the time, it is made by ...
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Sci fi story with a coke sign on the moon?

"The Man Who Sold the Moon" by Robert A. Heinlein, published in the anthology of the same name, and part of the "future history" series. Delos D. Harriman plays several potential patrons off of each ...
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What is Kool-Aid Man?

In 1998, Hate #30 published a 4-page comic written by Alan Moore (yes, that Alan Moore) titled, "The Hasty Smear of my Smile" which provided a fictional back-story to the Kool-Aid Man. ...
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Do we know why Jovan Sex Appeal should only be used for good?

The whole scenario seems to revolve around this painting by Frank Frazetta Indeed the animation cells bear a striking resemblance As for the whole "good not evil" bit The implication is ...
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Dystopian short story about a man who can only think in the language of adverts

Sounds a bit like Jon by George Saunders, a story first published in the January 27 2003 edition of The New Yorker. This short review provides a brief overview of the plot: This is not a novel, but a ...
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What is the storyline of this #CreateCourage Star Wars ad?

Per the CreativityOnline blog, the advertising spot has a fairly simple message. Small girl is suffering from a debilitating illness that requires her to wear a breathing mask and wears a stormtrooper ...
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Name of the song used in TMNT 2 HBO commercial

Mash up: The Ernies "Here and Now" and "Polarized" with Everything "Supernatural" plus lyrics TBD. This would drive me crazy, too. I have an affinity for this kind of ...
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Name of the song used in TMNT 2 HBO commercial

It could be Night Like This. At the 1:50 Mark of this video you hear the "you never had a night like this". Music isn't quite the same, so maybe it was mashed with another song, or its a new ...
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What do the "half-blue" portraits represent in the Game of Thrones Season 3 ads?

They represent ice and fire, a reference to the title of the original book series, and a crucial theme throughout the story (fire: Targaryens and dragons, versus ice: the peril approaching from north ...
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