2014 American science fiction movie directed by Christopher Nolan about a crew of astronauts searching a new home for a dying human society.

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Can you explain the true identity of Murph's ghost? [duplicate]

In Interstella, when Murph was young she discovers something with gravity and calls it a ghost. But in the end of the movie she discovers it was Cooper. I still don't understand.
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Why did humans want to solve the gravity equation? [duplicate]

In the movie Interstellar, there's a lot of things that I don't get. Humans, most significantly Dr Brand, were hard at work for years solving the gravity equation. Brand wanted to do something to ...
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How did Dr. Brand decelerate when reaching Edmunds' Planet?

At the end of Interstellar all fuel from main engines of the Landers and Rangers was used to escape Gargantua's (the black hole) gravity well. They accelerated enough to break free. So how did Dr. ...
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What “promise” does Coop make to Murph?

In the film Interstellar, the granddad said that Coop needs to sort it out with Murphy before he goes, and not to make any promises he couldn't keep. But at the end of the film, while Coop was ...
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How much time passed between leaving Earth and being found in space for Cooper? [duplicate]

If Cooper had a watch on his wrist, it would look like it is spinning at the same rate for Cooper due relativity. So if we don't include the long sleeps he had, in total, how long was this ...
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How much of a gravitational time dilation did the three planets in Interstellar experience?

In Interstellar, there are multiple planets that are accessible via a worm hole/gravitational anomaly near Saturn. Of twelve, only 3 were considered the most promising, and the ones that returned a ...
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Why is there a huge sound when Dr. Mann's spacecraft destroys the part of the Endurance?

We all know that sound doesn't travel through space. The Director, Nolan, avoided sounds in space through most of Interstellar, but when Mann's (Matt Damon) spacecraft is destroyed, a huge sound is ...
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At the end of Interstellar, who built the colony?

At the end of Interstellar, we see a colony-camp built on Wolf Edmunds' planet. Is it built by Dr. Brand after her arrival or was it built by Edmunds for the arrival of the human race?
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Why did Tom want to name his kid Coop?

In Interstellar Tom, in his record, says that he wanted to name his first kid (Jesse) 'Coop' but his wife said "next time." But Cooper is a last name in the movie, not the first name of the character. ...
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How many years away from Earth did Cooper experience in Interstellar?

Same as in the title: how many years did Cooper experience away from Earth? In the end they waste 23+ years on the water planet and 51+ years when the Endurance gets almost destroyed, but while for ...
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How does Cooper know that jumping in blackhole can gain back years?

After being hit by first wave at Miller's planet in Interstellar, Cooper and Amelia discuss something about time slippage etc. At that time Cooper says that, "can't we just jump in black hole to gain ...
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How did the gravity fields act on the farm machines in interstellar? [duplicate]

In Interstellar at some point of time all the agricultural automated machines would come to the Coopers' home, as per director where gravitational waves were created. What exact physical phenomenon ...
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How did Cooper send a formula through the watch as Morse code in Interstellar?

How Cooper did send a formula through the watch as Morse code in Interstellar? There are no translations for the mathematical symbols she writes down on the board after getting the "formula" from ...
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How could they survive and move that easily on Miller's planet if the gravity field is so powerful?

In Interstellar the crew lands on a planet near a black hole, where the gravity field was so powerful because of the black hole that they had spend many years on the planet (relative to their station)....
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Why & how did Cooper suspect that Amelia Brand had intimate feelings for Wolf Edmunds in Interstellar?

Cooper's first suspicion that Amelia has intimate feelings for Wolf Edmunds comes when they are on Endurance & Amelia is introducing him to the 3 planets that could sustain life. The conversation ...
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Question about space station physics in Interstellar [duplicate]

At the end of Interstellar when "Cooper Station" is shown orbiting around Saturn, why does the ball while playing baseball travel to a different side and the houses appear to be upside down and there ...
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Why does Dr Mann act so stupidly?

When Cooper and Tars figure what Dr Mann is up to in Interstellar, he tries to escape with a shuttle and manually docks the Endurance but he doesn't manage to get a secure lock. As a highly-trained ...
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Why does Tom not want to leave even if his son is dying?

Quick recap of Tom's life in Interstellar: everyone he loves dies. He loses his mother, his father, his first son and his grandfather. After his dad spends Tom's childhood making it clear he prefers ...
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About Cooper's and Murphy's reunion in Interstellar

I loved Interstellar, but I found it odd that for a film that seemed to base a huge emotional chord on Cooper's relationship with Murph that: Is there any reasonable explanation for this perceived ...
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How did Romilly survive 23 years on the Endurance?

It is stated in Interstellar that each one hour spent on Miller's Planet equals seven years earth time. Cooper and his colleagues spend some time on the planet, and by the time they return, Romilly ...
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Why did “they” rely on cooper and his daughter to save themselves in Interstellar [duplicate]

If "they" were our descendants who transcended to the 5th dimension, "they" are practically a Godlike civilization compared to us, then why did they developed this complicated plan rather than simply ...
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Was Interstellar an infinite loop?

As we can see in the movie that Cooper brought themselves in the Tesseract and sent NASA coordinates etc. But when the bulk beings close the Tesseract, we saw him floating and redirecting back to the ...
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Why does Cooper send the NASA coordinates in Interstellar? [duplicate]

What is the point of Cooper sending himself the coordinates of NASA in Interstellar, only to moments later scream at himself to "STAY, you fool"?
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How much of Interstellar is based on real effects? [closed]

When I watched the movie Interstellar, I felt that there was a lot of use of real events, real calculations and real experiment. I then found out that the director, Christopher Nolan, passed 4 years ...
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Why does the computer having data from Dr. Mann's planet react in this way? [duplicate]

In the movie Interstellar on Dr. Mann's planet when Rommily tries to check the data from the computer or robot he says "This data makes no sense" and then suddenly it blows up killing Rommily. Now how ...
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How does the high gravity on Miller's planet create big waves?

In Interstellar the gravity on Millers planet was about 130% of earth's gravity, which made everything heavy. Shouldn't the waves be low, fast and heavy as well?
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Why no stars in Interstellar?

Sometimes when they fly in space there are stars around but sometimes there are no stars at all. Why is that? For example, when they are flying alongside with saturn. We see the rings of saturn but ...
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Why didn't NASA contact Cooper?

If Dr. Brand knew Cooper, and knew him well enough to know that he was capable of flying the mission, why didn't he just contact him? It seems like they were pouring a ton of resources into the ...
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Why did those trucks/tractors act in a strange way?

In Interstellar Cooper has those completely automated robotic farm trucks. As we have seen they perform their tasks without any human interaction. Somewhere in the middle of the movie there is a ...
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Why did cooper chase the drone across the field when food is so scarce?

When food is already so scarce on earth in Interstellar, why did Cooper crush the crops while chasing that drone? Was the drone really that valuable?
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Why did NASA not investigate Cooper's house?

In the beginning of Interstellar, the mysterious behavior of gravity is attributed to Cooper's discovery of the secret NASA base that leads him to becoming the lead astronaut. When they first find ...
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Interstellar movie black hole concept?

When Cooper and co goes to the first planet to explore, it is revolving around the black hole. Why didn't the space ship get sucked into the black hole? As we know that the gravity of a black hole ...
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What if the coordinates of NASA were not sent?

I haven't seen this answered yet so here goes...In Interstellar, what if Cooper never sent the coordinates to himself? When he's in the tesseract, he surely remembers receiving the coordinates of NASA....
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Why did Murph's brother and his wife refuse a doctor for their son in Interstellar?

In Interstellar, when Murph visits her brother and his wife, she notices that their son is coughing hard, and she offers to arrange a visit from a doctor for him. The brother and his wife refuse, ...
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What is the meaning of this reaction given by Lois?

In Interstellar (2014), what is the meaning of this reaction given by Lois? The actual scene goes like this: Boy Coop: {Cough's} Boy Coop: The dust Murph: Lois, I have a friend who, ...
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How can a small girl solve codes, she even decoded “STAY” word 100% correctly, but how?

In Interstellar, how can the small girl solve codes? She even decoded correctly and accurately the "STAY" word but how? In The Imitation Game, the boy learnt codes from his school days, that's why ...
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Interstellar Ending Scene and Logic

I recently watched Interstellar and it was quite an amazing movie. There is something that has been bothering me. At the end, when Cooper is stuck in the time-space shelf created by the other beings (...
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In interstellar, why did the mission control go down

In Interstellar, Cooper mentions that "Delhi mission control went down same as ours" Could you explain why the mission control was down? And it seems to be explained in the first space craft ...
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Was the “Dr Mann” they meet on the planet a transhuman version of KIPP and Mann?

The first thing that tipped me off was the scene in Interstellar where Cooper and Mann were wrestling and Cooper said there’s a 50-50 chance that your visor will break first, and Mann (without any ...
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References to Voyager 1 / Cassini photographs?

Voyager - a famous interstellar mission - produced pictures after passing Saturn. To me it seems too much of a coincidence that a shot in the film Interstellar featuring a distant shot of the space ...
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Why is the “STAY” message sent in Interstellar?

In the movie Interstellar, why does Cooper send the “STAY” message? When Cooper winds up in the tesseract (event Z), there are two related events that are in his past that he knows about: the ...
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How does Cooper join the expedition for the first time? [duplicate]

In Interstellar, Cooper is able to communicate with his daughter once he enters the Black hole and he is revealed to be the ghost sending messages. This seems to be a paradoxical situation as he ...
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What was the motivation to have the Plan B in Interstellar

Spoilers coming, please keep that in mind if you haven't see the movie yet. So the Plan B in Interstellar is to save mankind from extinction by making a new population from embryos. What is the point ...
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Why does the message embedded by Cooper in the second hand of the wristwatch run on a loop? [duplicate]

At the end of Interstellar, when Cooper is trapped inside the Tesseract, he figures out a way to convey the quantum data recorded inside the singularity to his daughter Murph. He does so by embedding ...
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How was the main problem dealt with?

  [Source] In Interstellar a pathogenic organism (the blight) is responsible for a global food shortage. Corn seems to be the last crop that can be grown, although it is hinted that it's only ...
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Why is the ring of debris (accretion disk) surrounding Gargantua shaped the way it is?

Why does the depiction of the black hole Gargantua in Interstellar look the way it does? I understand why the ring is bright (due to the friction) but why does it loop around what seems to be two ...
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Do electronics devices get aged?

Why is ageing effect limited to only living organisms in Interstellar? Would electronics gadgets too get aged? I mean performance must get worse over the course of time. I think TARS and other ...
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Why is Cooper Station orbiting Saturn? [closed]

Spoilers ahead The last 20 minutes of Interstellar are as confusing as confusion gets. I would like to state my interpretation and put the question then. My Understanding: Based on a blog post I ...
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Shouldn't there be an age difference between Cooper and Brand?

As we all know, going near a black hole (Gargantua in this case) slows down time, according to the theory of relativity. So when Cooper comes out of the black hole, after spending a fair bit of time ...
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Significance of Dr. Brand's poem

Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light These are famous lines from a poem by Dylan Thomas. These lines ...