Morgan
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Why was the triceratops ill?
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I remembered this discrepancy between the book and the movie. Here's an online Q&A about the books explanation of the sickness: "Though we never find out in the film, the novel offers the ...

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Inconsistency of Cap's shield
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Apparently his shield, made from a rare metal called 'Vibranium' which absorbs and dissipates energy if directly impacted. This being the case, a bullet (typically comprised of a lead core inside a ...

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Why did early Marvel writers change Thor from his legendary red-haired appearance in Norse mythology?
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Simple. Tall, handsome, blond haired beach boys play better to a 'modern' audience than pale, mean looking and bearded redheads. I know this is not what many want to hear, but truth sometimes is a ...

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What are the fastest Federation ships in the 23rd and 24th century?
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According to Memory Alpha, the fastest production starship in the Federation is the USS Prometheus (Prometheus class) Topping out at a blazing warp 9.99 The fastest one-off Runabout would probably be ...

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Why does Worf have such short hair to begin with?
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They were actually still developing the character at that point. They ultimately decided that a more long haired look cut a more 'feral' and wild appearance. Also, the bulbous head with short hair ...

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What's the difference between a Holodeck and a Holosuite?
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Holosuites are much smaller than Holodecks. But, in typical Ferengi fashion, it's all about the profit. Several smaller Holosuites can realize more profit than one large Holodeck. Think about the ...

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Does Picard ever agree with Worf that the best course of action is to fire torpedos?
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I've noticed this too. I've been watching TNG from day one and have taped every episode. Not once to my memory has Worf's recommendation to fire first EVER been taken. There has to be a T.V. Trope in ...

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Why doesn't Worf use contractions?
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In some circles, the use of contractions is considered too informal and dare I say, sloppy English. Worf, being a bit of a stuffed shirt would gravitate to the more 'formal' English speech patterns. ...

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Can translator microbes work on animals?
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They did run a whole slew of different language speaking people in front of Crichton to 'interpret', but no animals. I would say yes it could translate the language if the language was sufficiently ...

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Do Transformers refer to themselves as "robots"?
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When they refer to themselves, they describe themselves as 'Autonomous Robotic Organisms' from the planet Cybertron. Not 'robots'. Optimus Prime himself said, "You can call us 'Autobots' for short." ...

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Why was Bilbo not discovered by Sauron during his extended stay with the Wood Elves?
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Sauron was still kind of homeless and not yet fully settled into Mordor. He would need a couple of decades to complete the move-in process. Even then he had to know the Ring still existed, it was ...

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Black and white TV show or movie with human sized bird creatures killing people at night
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Could it be 'Gargoyles' 1972 TV Movie?

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In Revenge of the Sith, why didn't Obi-Wan and Yoda gang up on the Emperor?
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Some fight better solo. They can move, attack and dodge at speed without tripping over their 'partner'. Have you ever played doubles in table tennis? If your partner isn't adept at where to be when he'...

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Is there a metaphorical meaning of Trinity's "You know that road"?
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That's actually an old saying. It means being disappointed in how things have been. Doing the same old things in the same old places will just lead to the same old feelings of being dissatisfied with ...

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Is Iron Man’s suit really heavy enough to break through his roof?
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No it wouldn't... That was just 'eye candy' written by and for people with limited or no knowledge of metallurgy or mass/density - specific gravity (sg). Humans are somewhere around 2.4 to 2.5 cubic ...

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How could agent Clint Barton (Hawkeye) function while on the SHIELD Helicarrier deck at 30,000 feet?
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Barton's newfound ability seems to be covered under the TV Tropes rules of engagement by combining; 'Required Secondary Powers' http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RequiredSecondaryPowers ...

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Why did The Merovingian destroy The Oracle's shell?
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During Neo, Trinity and Morpheus' meeting with The Merovingian in 'Reloaded', he tells them that he's a trafficker of information. That's a very large and important tell. That being the case, he would ...

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Archery on the Wall [Spoilers]
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Here's an answer I found on yahoo that I agree with: For the arrow to just reach 800ft ignoring air resistance: 800 = Vyo^2/2g => Vyo = sqrt[2g*800] = 226.3ft/s. This is not impossible. For ...

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Why did they take a Palantir with them when they left on the last ship going west to the Undying Lands?
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Short answer: The Palantír of Elostirion was designed to only look west towards the Master-stone in the Tower of Avallonë and didn't communicate with the other Palantíri in Middle-Earth. It was ...

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Why didn't the dwarf women have beards in The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey?
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Short answer: If they looked like women, human or otherwise, they weren't Dwarf women. Long answer: From the movie; Gimli to Eowyn on the way to Helms Deep: Gimli: It's true you don't see many ...

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Did Heinlein invent the term "boot-chevrons" or did an actual military use it?
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An anecdotal answer: I've served in two branches of the U.S. military and worked closely with the other two and have never heard of the term "boot chevrons" or any variation of that term. During ...

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Is the clasped-hand strike seen in Star Trek part of a real/fictional martial art?
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The non-canon answer is that the fight scenes are choreographed by people who don't know how to fight and are performed by people who don't know how to fight to impress viewers who don't know how to ...

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Why was the Thrush in league with Bard the Bowman of Laketown?
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When Bilbo is frustrated he throws a stone at an old thrush (the same one that speaks to Bard) and Thorin admonishes him: “Leave him alone!” said Thorin. “The thrushes are good and friendly-this is ...

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Who was the longest lived Highlander Immortal?
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Expanding my search a bit, I find that in addition to the Guardian and the Elder, there appears to be at least two other Immortals that were/are older than Methos' 5,162 years (dob 3155 B.C.); Djer ...

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Has Starfleet ever made First Contact with a pre-established space-faring species oblivious to alien intelligence?
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Enterprise (TNG) makes first contact with a Tamarian ship at the planet El-Adrel, in the 'Darmok' episode. The Tamarians had been transmitting signals toward Federation space for weeks so were ...

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Why didn't they follow the water in Planet of the Apes (1968)?
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The short canon answer is that the lake was salt water and undrinkable. Though it's not stated in the movie, this would help to explain why they left what appeared to be a valuable water source. It ...

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Did Gandalf wear his Ring of Power throughout the trilogy?
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Gandalf did wear Narya, as did Galadrial, Nenya and Elrond, Vilya. The three Elf rings were 'safe' to wear and use so long as Sauron didn't possess the One Ring to rule them. They knew he didn't have ...

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Do Enterprise-era humans hunt for food or not?
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In TOS: 'All Our Yesterdays', Spock realizes something is wrong when he consumes meat. Quote: I’m behaving disgracefully. I’ve eaten animal flesh and I’ve enjoyed it. What’s wrong with me? In a ...

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Was Gandalf ignorant of the effects of Frodo having the ring for 17 years?
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It appears so. Gandalf was unclear as to the true nature of the ring when he left it in Frodo's care. He was obviously aware that it was magical and rendered the wearer invisible as well as extended ...

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What would happen if a Barrow-Wight had taken the One Ring and why didn't they?
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It could be that the danger Gandalf was refering to was, if Frodo had put the ring on while at the mercy and captive of the Barrow-Wights, the Witch King of Angmar would be led right to him while he ...

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