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What went down at the July 1974 Comic Art Con?

Found at vampilore.co.uk (emphasis mine): Emanuel Maris speaks out … "Well, suppose I set the story straight(er), as to my reasons for writing the Heidi poem in the Creation '74 (Jan) program I ...
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Have there ever been 25 or more stars on Wonder Woman's "panties"?

Assuming you always count the swimsuit-style bottom as "panties", then, yes, on at least one cover (Wonder Woman #63 from 1992), Wonder Woman has not only had more than 25 stars, she's has more than ...
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What are Imperial officers wearing here?

According to the visual dictionary, those 'pens' are actually code cylinders. I'd assume by that they mean it's the authorization codes for that particular officer. (Kind of like a badge/PIN/password ...
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Have there ever been 25 or more stars on Wonder Woman's "panties"?

Lynda Carter's costume from the 1970s Wonder Woman/The New Adventures of Wonder Woman had at least that many stars:
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Can anyone give me a lead on the Lando Calrissian Robe lining

This company Has a nearly identical pattern, with a gold background, orange dragons and darker coloured vines. It looks like a fairly common pattern used in cheap imported oriental fabric. "...
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What are Imperial officers wearing here?

Imperial code cylinders These indicate the rank and other identifying information of Imperial officers: Tarkin squinted at the hologram that appeared alongside the holopresence of the facility ...
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Is Adm. Holdo's hair dyed?

She dyes it The canon novel Leia, Princess of Alderaan shows teenage Holdo's frequent dying and eccentric wardrobe choices: Amilyn Holdo wafted along, the same slightly glazed expression on her face. ...
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Why do the TIE Fighter pilot helmets have similar ridges as the rebels?

It simply appears the be a standard design feature for spacefaring helmets. Note that the same ridges (both over the ears and across the midline) appear on the helmet that Obi-Wan gives to Luke ...
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Is Daredevil's suit made of vibranium?

Possibly, but most likely not In universe There isn't much exact information about what the suit is comprised of. This may be due to intentional vagueness from the writers. What we know for sure is ...
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Have there ever been 25 or more stars on Wonder Woman's "panties"?

Aaah, the much awaited question about Wonder Woman! DCAU Certainly less: Justice League Animated Series: 6 Going by symmetry, the count should be 6 or at max 7. Wonder Woman (2009 film): ...
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What is the suit used by Ichimatsu Kohina?

It is some kind of Mino (蓑), a traditional Japanese garment, a raincoat made out of straw. a picture of Warōzu 草鞋, a straw boots too.
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Out-of-universe, why was the Fifth Doctor given a piece of celery to wear?

Unknown, but maybe because it was unusual As indicated in the comment by Richard, the celery idea was due to the producer, John Nathan-Turner, who did not offer an explanation for it. The celery ...
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Why do the TIE Fighter pilot helmets have similar ridges as the rebels?

Out of universe, I believe the other answer has it covered. But in universe, perhaps this can explain it: That's a Clone ARC 170 pilot, seen in Revenge of the Sith. Better pictures out there would ...
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What are Imperial officers wearing here?

They're called "Code Cylinders" or sometimes "Rank Cylinders". They're essentially small encryption devices, used to grant access to secure areas and files. They're also used as markers of rank, ...
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Why did Rey not change her clothes for 6 years (three movies)?

She did change her clothes... The Force Awakens The Last Jedi The Rise of Skywalker
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What are Spider-Man's goggles for?

It helps him focus From a transcript of the film Captain America: Civil War Tony Stark: Lordy! Can you even see in these? Peter Parker: Yes. Yes, I can! I can. I can-I can see in those. Okay? It's ...
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Were the distinctive elements of the uniforms snow troopers from The Empire Strikes Back based on any particular real-world uniforms?

A bit of information here: "As for the standard infantry snowtrooper", McQuarie said, "My helmet shape is a bit like a Russian solider maybe. But almost any helmet you make is going to ...
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Why does Spider-Man's suit have this feature in Homecoming?

I believe the term used is "Instant Kill" and you're far from the only person asking. It's Karen who keeps suggesting the mode while Peter keeps refusing it. I think it's intended in part as a ...
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Did this shot from Orville rely on cloning (image manipulation techniques)?

Image cloning and compositing. You can see a bunch of duplicated people, and that's just at a quick look.
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What are the historical antecedents of Q's judge costume?

The in-universe explanation is that it is from the mid-21st century courts, specifically 2079. Encounter at Farpoint DATA: Historically intriguing, Captain. Very, very accurate. PICARD: Mid twenty ...
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Why do the TIE Fighter pilot helmets have similar ridges as the rebels?

Out of universe, they are both molded off of a Mohawk helicopter pilot helmet, where those ridges allow for the needed electronics inside the padded liner. The Mic for the rebel pilot helmet is based ...
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Why (out of universe) were the red and gold uniform colours in Star Trek swapped?

The original uniforms were Red, Blue and Green This was confirmed by the show's costume designer William Ware Theiss: Trekkies everywhere will swear Spock wore blue, Scotty wore red and Kirk wore ...
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When did Spider-Man lose his under-arm webbing?

It comes and goes. For some time prior to Amazing Spider-Man #231 (published August 1982), it was completely missing. While he is sewing a new suit during #231, Peter Parker comments on why it ...
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What is the out-of-universe origin of the Rebel crest?

In the original A New Hope, the rebel crest is only prominently featured on the helmets of the Alliance pilots. Something like the crest first appears in the design process in sketches made by John ...
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How does Superman fasten his cape to his costume?

This was addressed in Superman #282. The cape attaches to the shirt piece by two hooks.
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Are there any stars at all on Wonder Woman's costume (or other Themysceriana) in the 2017 film?

Whilst not five pointed, there's a prominent star on Diana's inherited head piece. In Babylonian symbolism, the goddess Ishtar is represented by an eight-pointed starburst and she is associated ...
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Is Adm. Holdo's hair dyed?

The film's Visual Dictionary offers information about her hair colouring routine as well as confirming the reason why she dyes her hair pink. In short, yes, she's human. She dyes her hair using ...
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Is Daredevil's suit made of vibranium?

There is no evidence that the suit includes vibranium, either in the transcripts or in any interviews I could find. The episode "Dogs to a Gunfight" describes Daredevil's second mask as being ...
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What are the human cultures depicted in the Valerian opening montage?

We can determine the first two cultures easily; Russia and China. Russia (note that this is historical footage) China (note the flag) The following cultures (India, Japan, Arabia and the Ukraine) ...
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