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Is there an official Marvel Cinematic Universe viewing order?
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I would say order of release. Or in-universe chronologically. You'd get the same story and it would just be your preference if you liked it better in a different order. Personally I would go the ...

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Why was Star Trek: The Next Generation cancelled?
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From Star Trek: The Next Generation - Cancellation: Although the cast members were contracted for eight seasons, Paramount ended The Next Generation after seven, an unusual decision for a ...

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Can wizards create their own spells?
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In the Half Blood Prince, Severus Snape created his own spell, Sectumsempra, which created invisible swords that cut the enemy. Voldemort also created his own spells for his death eaters - the Dark ...

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How did Voldemort get his body back?
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From the Goblet of Fire: Voldemort smiled his terrible smile, his red eyes blank and pitiless. 'Wormtail's body, of course, was ill-adapted for possession, as all assumed him dead, and would attract ...

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How does Mjolnir determine 'worth'?
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From what I've read up about it, the worth is determined by Odin. The person has to be worthy in Odin's eyes, or be able to break the enchantment that Odin placed on the hammer. What Odin considers ...

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Why did Q choose Picard and the Enterprise?
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Picard was captain of the Flagship of the Federation of Planets. Being such, Q probably knew that Picard was the person to represent the Federation and Humanity itself. It could have been a random ...

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How did Xavier control wire/rope to remove helmet of Sebastian Shaw in First Class?
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Magneto removed the helmet, not Charles. Once the helmet was removed, Charles then paused Shaw. It was discussed in the X-Jet previously that Magneto's mission was to find the black out area that ...

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How do the sensors in Star Trek receive information faster than light speed?
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From Wikipedia: In the Star Trek fictional universe, subspace is a feature of space-time which facilitates faster-than-light transit, in the form of interstellar travel or the transmission of ...

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Who was Nick Fury talking about on the ship?
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He was talking about the Destroyer from the Thor movie.

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What is the recommended viewing order for young first-timers to watch Star Trek TV episodes and movies?
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Order of release is probably the best. TOS (TV) The Animated Series (If you must, she's 8, so she might like it) (TV) The Motion Picture (Movie) Star Trek Movies 2-6 (Movie) TNG (TV) Deep Space 9 (...

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Why the need to hide identities in '3rd Rock from the Sun'
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They didn't occupy actual human bodies. They picked their bodies out in a catalog and are wearing them like a skin. The reason for the secret identities is because the skins they chose don't have ...

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Are Vulcans really incapable of telling a lie?
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From Memory Alpha: Vulcans are known for their high degree of honesty. They are extremely reluctant to tell a lie, and indeed it is said that "Vulcans cannot lie". However, they will do so for what ...

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What was the physical effect on Captain Picard of Borg assimilation?
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I searched the Memory Alpha entry on Locutus of Borg and the only thing that was said was: Though his implants were removed and his wounds were allowed to heal, Picard's assimilation continued to ...

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Why didn't Iroh inherit?
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If you watched the episode called Zuko Alone in Book 2, it explains how Iroh lost the Battle at Ba Sing Se and become a shame to the fire lord. It then shows that the Fire Lord died "suddenly" and ...

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Is there a difference between Marvel and DC Comics' philosophy?
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You say that DC has more plausible characters, but actually, Marvel Comics has tried to make most of their superheroes more realistic than DC. Stan Lee has said in a few interviews that when he ...

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Religion in the Marvel universe?
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Nightcrawler, as mentioned in another question, is a serious catholic and has been trying to become a priest for many years in the X-Men series. And since Thor is merely a being from another plane of ...

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Who is the first minority superhero in mainstream US superhero comics?
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Zorro was introduced in 1919 and is a Spanish hero. But I don't know if you could consider him a minority hero as he fought crime in a Spanish colony in California, so he would have been of the ...

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Is there any physical or mental cost to casting spells?
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In the 4th book and 4th movie, Mad Eye Moody taught the children the three Unforgivable Curses. He mentioned that they all take serious willpower to want to cause harm to another person as well as ...

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Could the Enterprise beam a vampire into a house she didn’t have permission to enter?
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If vampires existed in the Star Trek universe, and the same weakness of the not entering a house without being invited were also in-universe, I imagine that the transport operator wouldn't be able to ...

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How does spell blocking work in the Harry Potter universe?
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Spells aren't instant. They take time to move from the end of the wand to the target. The 6th book explained that an experienced wizard/witch can anticipate and 'know' what the next spell the ...

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What is the difference between photon torpedoes and quantum torpedoes?
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Quantum torpedoes used a plasma warhead while photon torpedoes used a matter/antimatter warhead. From what I understand about matter and antimatter, I would think that a photon torpedo is much more ...

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Did the movie Alice in Wonderland(2010) use live-action?
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If you're talking about the 2010 Alice in Wonderland directed by Tim Burton, the film was shot completely with chroma key compositing (aka green screen), once Alice arrived in Underland. All the ...

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Why are monsters usually designed this way?
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All fictional monsters have archetypes in reality. If you look at what beasts we find in real life, you'll see that most of them roar or scream when trying to intimidate an enemy. Lions, bears, wolves ...

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Is Wolverine an alcoholic?
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http://x-men.wikia.com/wiki/Wolverine Foreign Chemical Immunity: Wolverine's natural healing also affords him the virtual immunity to poisons and most drugs, except in massive doses. For example, ...

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Why don't they just replicate ships instead of build them?
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I would think that the cost/resources needed to make a replicator that size would take so long that it wouldn't be feasible. I would think that it would be more cost effective to have small ...

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Why were Wolverine’s metal blades shaped differently than his bone claws?
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The Adamantium didn't replace his bones, they just covered them. So, technically, they could have taken any shape the scientists wanted. As for the shape of the claws, it is a well known fact in the ...

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Why did the villain of Sunshine flicker?
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The villian didn't really 'flicker'. He was just never in focus. It was a effect created by the DOP to give the feeling that he wasn't himself anymore. He was completely engulfed in the cabin fever ...

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Where should I start with Star Trek? (TV series only, not the movies)
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I say start with Star Trek The Next Generation. It's a much more modern show than The Original Series was, so it's easier to get into. While doing so, research the history of Kirk and Spock. Then, ...

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Does Superman's Super Speed Affect His Thinking?
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In the DC Animated feature film All-Star Superman (2011), Superman is shown with genius level intelligence as he was developing a cure to his own illness as well as creating a 24-hour-Power serum to ...

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Funny Martian Manhunter Comic
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It's Martian Manhunter vol 2 issue 24:

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