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Is there an identifiable origin for the association of minotaurs with battle axes?
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Why are energy weapons seen as more acceptable in children's shows than guns that fire bullets?
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Had J. K. Rowling seen This Is Spinal Tap before writing Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone?
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Did Tolkien think about language evolution when the speakers are immortal?
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Are all instances of trolls turning to stone ultimately references back to Tolkien?
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What does Aslan mean about being a bridge builder in our world?
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In what adaptation of Return of the Jedi did Jabba brag about killing Jedi in the old days?
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Was Lovecraft's "Shunned House" a real building?
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What is the reason for the adornments hidden under the dome of the hemispherical droid prop from A New Hope?
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What was the first work to show silicon-based life as "rocky"?
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What work originated the term "dark lord" as a conventionalized title for a preternatural overlord?
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Did Tolkien ever comment on the inaccuracy of the inscription on the One Ring?
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Why is Rorschach's mask symmetrical?
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What was the giant Time's new name in The Last Battle?
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Do non-speaking animals in Narnia have souls?
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Where did the mistaken idea of uncle Owen being Obi-Wan's brother originate?
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Was the use of "puddle jumper" in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Moebius" a continuity error?
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Are Shagrat and Gorbag really talking about "the old days" from personal experience?
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Trying to find short story about somebody who knew everyone on Earth
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Dystopian novel in which an assassin falls in love with her target
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What was Alderaan named after?
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Were the leaders of the Shire counselors of Arnor after the time of Sam, Merry, and Pippin?
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What religious (or political) differences is Gulliver talking about here?
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Seeking a story where a dead alien regrows as a plant from its grave
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How identifiable is The Wall in The Handmaid's Tale?
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What made Jabba immune to Jedi mind tricks?
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What story had alien Invaders planting UFO stories to get us off guard?
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Short story about scientists who discover a way to end the world
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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?
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Why are they faking the moon landing in Diamonds Are Forever?
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