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What's the rush to travel forward in time?

In the 1984 events of Terminator: Genisys when Kyle and Sarah, having destroyed the only known enemy robot in their timeline, approach their one-shot Time Displacement Engine (TDE), they get into an ...
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Why does Eric Bana give sticks to all Mossad assassins to eat before the first assassination?

Before the first assassination in Munich (2005), of Wael Zwaiter, Eric Bana gives the whole team some kind of sticks to eat. Why does he give those and what are those called?
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The “Ross-A-Tron” joke

In the 11th episode of the 7th series of Friends - The One With All The Cheesecakes Ross tries to use his "new nickname": Ross: Hey Joe, while you’re over there how about another beer for the ...
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Why does Marty see another duplicate of himself when he returns?

When Marty decides to go back from 1958 to 1988 in Back to the Future, he decides to go back several minutes before the doctor is killed by the terrorists, to warn him. But when he arrives late, he ...
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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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What happens in the hotel room after he leaves?

In Slumdog Millionaire, Salim asks Jamal to go away from that hotel room. Salim and Latika are left in the room and Jamal is asked to leave. Why was he asked to leave? And what happened?
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Why does the building explode at the start of Spectre?

In the opening sequence of Spectre (2015), James Bond is listening to some bad guys discussing an evil plot. He then starts shooting at them, but they start shooting back - and then, suddenly, the ...
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After the events of S4E11, why didn't Gus shadow Walt?

After Gus fired Walt, prefigured he would kill Hank, threatened Walt's family and left him in the desert near the end of Breaking Bad S4E11 »Crawl Space«, it doesn't seem too hard for Gus to ...
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What was the purpose of Abel's family being sent to meet Donovan in Bridge of Spies?

In Bridge of Spies, Jim Donovan meets Rudolf Abel's family in East Berlin. Who was behind these people putting on this act? And what was their purpose in arranging for them to put this act on? ...
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Who sent the email to the sat-con girl in The Martian?

I missed seeing who sent the email to the satelite monitoring girl. Who told her to check out the coordinates on the two different days?
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What are the Blue Rings in 'Bram Stoker's Dracula'?

I recently watched "Bram Stoker's Dracula" from 1992. When Johnathan enters the castle of Dracula, some sort of blue rings appear in front of the castle door. What do they do?
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After what happened to Gale, was Gus still planning to kill Walt?

After Jesse killed Gale at the end of Breaking Bad season 3, Walt assumes that Gus is going to search for another chemist to replace him, and planning to kill him as soon as he found one. His ...
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Why doesn't Vesper give Bond the additional $5M?

After Bond loses the first $10M in Casino Royale he asks Vesper for the additional buy-in, saying he can win, yet gets rejected by Vesper nonetheless. Isn't it a plot hole here? Vesper had one goal ...
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What is the point of the dialogue at the end of Ant-Man?

At the end of Ant-Man (2015), Michael Peña's character Luis delivers a typical rambling story to Scott Lang (Paul Rudd). The point of the story may be only that The Falcon was looking for Ant-Man, but ...
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How did Red John predict the final short list of Patrick Jane?

Spoilers Ahead Talking about The Mentalist In season 5 finale we saw Red John delivered a CD to Pattrick. CD contains a video that was created 2 months back. In the video Lorelei read a message from ...
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In Casino Royale, why did the CIA agent had to wait?

In Casino Royale, the CIA agent that offers to fund Bond after he lost the first $10M says "Once you win the money, CIA is going to get Le Chiffre." Why does CIA need to wait though? What difference ...
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In Spectre how does the DNA match work?

So I have seen Spectre twice now and I'm confused about one thing. When 007 gives Q the ring he puts it on his magical scanner thingie and his laptop eventually pops up with "DNA Match" (or something ...
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Who attacked Dr Jacoby and why?

At the end of Season 1 of Twin Peaks, there are a lot of things happening. One of them is that Donna, James, and Maddy lure Dr Jacoby to the park making him think Maddy is Laura. As he is sneaking to ...
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Why didn't the machine affect Bond in Spectre?

In the newest Bond movie, Spectre, there is a scene where bond is hooked up to a torture machine. He is told that Both these actions occurred, but So it seems like the torture device had ...
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Was Inspector Villiers part of the cover-up conspiracy at East Proctor?

David Kessler and Jack Goodman are attacked by a werewolf after leaving a pub called The Slaughtered Lamb in East Proctor. The people of East Proctor are attempting to keep a secret from the rest of ...
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Why did Professor Snape hide his relationship with Lily from Harry Potter?

I just re-watched Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and was wondering why Snape kept his relationship with Lily a secret from Harry Potter. Why didn't he let him know that he was on the ...
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What did Ripley tell Schenk in S01E06?

In the season finale of Season 1 of Luther, there's a pivotal scene near the end. Previously, Ian Reed murdered Zoe Luther and framed John Luther for it. Justin Ripley is under arrest after ...
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Hawkeye's sneak attack on the helicarrier in The Avengers

How did this work exactly? There's a pretty significant number of personnel required to keep an aircraft carrier running, let alone one that can fly and has cloaking technology. Is there an official ...
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Why did the Three Blind Mice get 'into character' so early?

The Three Blind Mice are seen at the end of the opening scene of Dr. No maneuvering their way "blindly" through the streets of Kingston, Jamaica. They are not actually blind. They eventually come to ...
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Why was the PreCrime division shut down?

In the TV series Minority Report, why was PreCrime shut down. Why is using precogs illegal?
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How come Kalkeya Chief knew about what Bijjaladeva said a day before war

In Baahubali:The Beginning, During war, Kalakeya chief asks Sivagami, "You will declare King whoever kills me among both princes". This quote was said by Bijjaladeva a day before the war. My question ...
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How long was each Squinterns' turn at the Jeffersonian?

In Bones, after Zack's face-heel turn into the Gormogon's Apprentice ended with his incarceration (commitment?), the assistant internship (fellowship) position was filled with various people, all grad ...
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What happened to the money in Blackhat?

I'm a little late here, I didn't see Blackhat in theatres. Why did he only have about 50 million dollars in the bank at the end? He took 78 million dollars from that bad guy! They should have ...
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Why was Lagertha made mother of Bjorn?

According to historical story/myth, Tale of Ragnar's sons (Old Norse: Ragnarssona þáttr), Bjorn's mother was Aslaug. Yet in the 2013 show Vikings, Bjorn's mother was Lagertha. Why was this change ...
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Why wasn't the first Golden Eye satellite detonated over London?

I've just watched the James Bond movie GoldenEye, in which Alec wants to use the GoldenEye satellite to erase all electronic information in London. What I don't understand is why the first satellite ...
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How did the time machine explode?

In the movie Terminator Genisys, we learn at the start how the time machine works. Specifically, one of the humans explains its limitations: Kyle Reese: No weapons? Female soldier: We've ...
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Why has Tian Ji'an's wife ordered to kill Nie Yinniang's uncle in “The Assassin”?

In "The Assassin" (2015) killing Tien Xing, Yinniang's uncle, does not seem to be of any benefit to Lady Tian, Tian Ji'an's wife. Yet it seems that it was her, who ordered to bury Tien Xing alive. Why ...
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In Blue Ruin when did Dwight find out about William?

In the movie Blue Ruin it is later revealed that the boy William But when and how did Dwight find it out? I somehow missed it.
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What was the war in Apocalypse Now? [closed]

In the movie Apocalypse Now, there was a war around which the whole film revolves. What war was that and what were the reasons for it? Was that some actual war from real history or just part of the ...
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Did people in the Star Wars galaxy know about the Sith during the original trilogy?

How well known were the Sith among the general population of the Galaxy Far, Far Away during the events of the original trilogy?
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What do we know about the creature whose skeleton we see in Star Wars?

In Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, C-3PO passes by what looks like a dinosaur skeleton: What is this creature? Are they extinct? How did such a large animal manage to survive in a barren ...
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Does the Sarlacc pit keep its victims alive?

In Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Jabba says (through his interpreter, C-3PO), that when someone is thrown into the Sarlacc pit, they endure indescribable suffering as they are "slowly ...
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About the ending of Matchstick Men

In the end of the movie Matchstick Men, when Roy goes to the supermarket that he always goes to and buys things he includes the chocolate ice-cream that Angela used to eat at his house when Frank and ...
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What was it that Jobe couldn't put his finger on while watching the camp Genoa feed?

Before the camp Genoa job in Banshee, Job was watching the feed from the camp over and over, exclaiming that all seems same everyday but there is something he can't put his finger on. What was it ...
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Are ghosts real in the “Bones” tv show?

TLDR: Are ghosts actually real in Bones and is there any Word of God evidence to support this? Does that mean Teddy was really there, and not just a hallucination? I am watching Bones and have just ...
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In the movie Fermat's Room / Logic Room what happended on the boat?

In the spanish movie Fermat's Room (aka Logic Room) the girl Oliva tells the story of how she met with Hilbert (the older mathematician). She describes meeting him through playing online chess and ...
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In “The Gift” when exactly do Gordon's intentions [spoilers]

When exactly do Gordon's intentions turn into the desire to do harm to Simon? I just watched this the other night, the timeline is a bit confused in my mind but... Simon and his wife Robyn run into ...
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Why didn't Obi Wan tell Luke the truth about Darth Vader?

We learn in The Empire Strikes Back that Kenobi had lied to Luke in A New Hope about Darth Vader, telling him Vader killed his father rather than the truth that Vader is actually his father. Why the ...
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Why file an FIR in A Wednesday?

In the movie A Wednesday Nasruddin Shah the common man does file an FIR (first information report) for a lost wallet. Why does he do that? He was at the station to plant the bag of RDX, what could be ...
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What's the problem with the temperature getting to 88 degrees?

In the Black Books episode "Fever", the characters are complaining that the temperature might get all the way up to 88 degrees. They're in the UK, so I'd assume they mean 88 C, but that's ...
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Who was the original parasite in Total Rickall?

In season 2 episode 4 of Rick and Morty (Total Rickall), there is an alien parasite that disguises itself by implanting false memories in people's minds. The audience is led to believe that Mr ...
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How does arresting Ian exempt Ben of his jail sentence?

In National Treasure, Agent Sadusky reminds Ben that "someone's gotta go to prison". Ben asks him to reach Boston and arrest Ian and his gang. They are obviously guilty as well, but what does it have ...
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How do the singularity breaches works in The Flash? [closed]

I just saw all 5 currently released episodes of Season 2 from The Flash and got a few questions. Answers to any of my questions will be helpful, some questions might not have been explained but if I ...
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The Last Man On Earth Plot Trick

I was watching The Last Man On Earth S02E05 and I was assuming it was the body of Gordon (Will Ferrell) from episode 1 in the fridge the whole time and Todd was doing cannibalism but then it was ...
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Would the paranormal activity also have occurred without finding the camera?

SPOILERS AHEAD In Paranormal Activity 5 Ghost Dimension, it all started with the modified camera which was found. At the beginning, the ghost was just a small glitch above the light bulbs, but ...