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Why are the LeQuint Dickey Mining Co. workers Australian?

Call me ignorant to history but after another viewing of Django, it made me question how and why, did these Australians get mixed up in pre-civil war era America? Just going by the geography itself, ...
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Was the Janitor real?

I read somewhere that the character of the Janitor was originally only going to be a character in JD's daydream and that for the first season he didn't interact with anyone else? Is this true? If so ...
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How did Ravenna's mom end up with such insane powers?

In Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Who was Ravenna's mom and why did her mom die? With all that power, seems like she should have been in better shape.
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What happened to Agent K to make him so grumpy and emotionless?

After seeing Men in Black III, I still don't understand why K became such a cranky, stoical figure. It is a question even Agent J was puzzled about!
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How could Princess Leia remember her “real mother” a “little bit,” when Padmé Amidala died in childbirth?

In the movie Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Luke Skywalker asks Leia what she remembers of her real mother. She tells that she only remembers a little bit about her ,as a kind ...
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245 views

In “Mystic River” how come no one mentioned the second murder?

Mystic River is set in a Boston community which is rocked by the fatal shooting of a young woman. Everyone begins to suspect Dave, who was seen with the victim before the murder and then came home ...
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208 views

Why does deliberately causing a coolant leak in main engineering NOT result in catastrophic destruction of the ship?

In Star Trek: Generations, it was this very thing that destroyed the stardrive section of the Enterprise-D. As soon as LaForge recognized that a coolant leak had occurred, he evacuated Engineering ...
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Why does Dr. Cox from Scrubs hate Hugh Jackman?

I distinctly remember at least 2 episodes of Scrubs where Dr. Cox insults Hugh Jackman (implied that Hugh is a bad actor) and does anyone know the reason why? I haven't been able to find a clear ...
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Why was S.H.I.E.L.D. noticeably missing from Iron Man 3?

I thought Iron Man 3 felt a little odd without any presence from S.H.I.E.L.D. (Director Nick Fury and company). The US President is kidnapped and they're not concerned? So why didn't they appear?
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Did James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson really find out the source of the river Nile in BBC TopGear?

Did they? In season 19, the African Special, they go on to find the true source of the river Nile theorizing that Lake Victoria isn't the actual source as experts suggest but even farther east ...
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Why doesn't the restaurant resemble an actual Cheesecake Factory?

Since the early days of the Big Bang Theory, Penny's character (and later Bernadette for a time) has worked at The Cheesecake Factory. Clearly, this chain of restaurants has some sort of advertising ...
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Where does Skyfall take place in the Bond timeline?

The first two movies of the rebooted Bond-franchise were at the start of Bond's career (when he was likely in his late twenties/thirties), but when does Skyfall take place in relation to other things ...
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Why did Frodo need to go it alone, leaving Aragorn and Legolas behind?

Why does Frodo have to fly solo without the others at the end of The Fellowship of the Ring? Especially Aragorn and Legolas both seem like incredible assassins/bodyguards and basically immune to the ...
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1answer
421 views

Who is the Lady of the Wood, and what's her relationship to the rest of the elves?

In The Fellowship of the Ring the group meets the Lady of the Woods during their trip. But who is she and what's her relationship with the rest of the elves. For example Legolas didn't look like he ...
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236 views

The Simpsons - Episode Identification

What was that episode where we hear Bart's thoughts as a man about Homer in voice over while the camera starts taking a close up of Bart as a kid, just before the voice is interrupted by Homer, asking ...
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1answer
307 views

Why didn't Michael Scott appear in the Q&A panel in the Finale episode of The Office?

In the Finale episode of The Office, the Scranton Cultural Center hosts a public Q&A panel of the employees of Dunder Mifflin. Most of the regular characters return for this after several months, ...
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1answer
2k views

What does the “keleven” digit look like?

In the Finale episode of The Office, we learn that one reason Kevin was fired, was for using his made-up number "kelevin" to correct accounting errors. His replacement is seen asking Oscar about this ...
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1answer
96 views

Recent precog apocalypse movie

Trying to remember the name of a recent sci-fi/disaster movie, probably from the last 5-6 years (watched it on DVD). If featured an apocalypse where someone who knew it was coming had written down a ...
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3answers
681 views

Was the Silence Prophecy fulfilled in The Name of the Doctor?

On the fields of Trenzalore, at the fall of the Eleventh, when no living creature may speak falsely or fail to give answer, a question will be asked. A question that must never, ever be ...
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319 views

What is the history of Aragorn?

In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring why was Aragorn an exile at the beginning? Did a certain event cause him to become an exile?
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1answer
118 views

Why doesn't Sam use his ability to move things to open the door?

In "Ghost," we see that Sam has learned how to manipulate objects in the physical world. But near the end, when Oda Mae comes to Molly's apartment to run from Carl, we see her begging Molly to unlock ...
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3answers
476 views

Mecha movie with robots synced to their pilots' movements

It's a movie that I watched with my dad when I was really young. I know it does not really help but I can't remember the year I watched it in. I'm 17 so I guess I watched it around 2001. In my memory ...
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2answers
384 views

Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns: English or Italian?

When I've watched DVDs of Sergio Leone's "Spaghetti Westerns", such as A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, I've had the option to choose soundtracks in either English or Italian. ...
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0answers
54 views

Was Cobb really stuck in the dream world at the end? [duplicate]

In the movie Inception, at the end, the spinning top is shown to be spinning at the end just before the screen goes blank. But another person told me that the top wasnt even Cobb's totem, it is his ...
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1answer
4k views

Did McGee and Abby ever get into a relationship?

In season two of NCIS, there seems to be a "thing" between Abby and McGee although this is never specifically stated. In the season two episode "Twilight", Abby says that "McGee didn't just sleep in ...
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2answers
1k views

Who is the woman in the silver Mercedes?

Early on in the first season of NCIS, many episodes end with Agent Gibbs being picked up by a red haired woman in a silver Mercedes; It is mentioned frequently that Gibbs is into red haired ...
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2answers
372 views

Why would Q attach the computer of a known cyberterrorist to the MI6 computer network?

In the movie Skyfall Shouldn't Q like connect Silva's computer to a secure line or something, considering that he was a known cyberterrorist? Isn't there any sort of internal protocols for the ...
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1answer
381 views

What is the role of Winston Wolfe?

In the movie Pulp Fiction Winston Wolfe says about himself: "I'm Winston Wolfe. I solve problems.". But what does he mean with that and what really was his role?
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767 views

Interpretation of the ending of Being There

What is the meaning of the final scene of Being There, where Chance walks on the pond's surface? The film's Wikipedia page says something about a metaphor of Chance being seen as a messiah, but I ...
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1answer
42k views

Horror story writer moves with his family into a house where the previous family was murderered

I watched a movie a few months back. The movie starts with four people hanging by their necks on a tree. The hero is a writer of horror stories. He comes to a house along with his family. He finds a ...
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1answer
366 views

Why is Adam D'Angelo's character not in the movie?

Adam D'Angelo met Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg while the two were still teenagers attending "uber" preppy prep school, Phillips Exeter Academy. Initially, D'Angelo worked on the first "app" for ...
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1answer
306 views

Were “Baadshah” and “Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani” well received upon release? [closed]

Were the movies "Baadshah" and "Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani" well received upon release? I have heard that both of these movies were flops, however many people love both of these movies. Were these ...
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1answer
546 views

Where did flatlining come from?

A standard sign of death on TV and film seems to be someone's heart rate machine flatlining with a long, drawn out BEEEEEEEEEEP. However, this is not what actually happens - apparently this noise ...
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1answer
1k views

Did Angier know that Borden was backstage at his final magic show?

I recently rewatched The Prestige and find this question to be central to understanding the plot. In the final narration Cutter seems to be challenging the audience to discover a further, hidden ...
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1answer
450 views

How did the Stark family capture the Lannister family's children?

In the season 3 of "game of throne", I didn't understand that how stark family got Lannister family's two little children as prisoner?
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2answers
3k views

What is the 216 digit number in Pi?

In the movie Pi, there is a 216-digit number that the protagonist, Max Cohen, is searching for, which in Kabbalah numerology corresponds to the name of God. What is the actual number used in the film ...
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1answer
219 views

What are the 'quadrants' in TV testing?

When talking of the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee said: “We don’t normally talk about testing, but [Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.] tested so well in ...
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3answers
20k views

How did Tony fix himself by the end of Iron Man 3?

Tony had a shrapnel in him which the electro-magnet in his chest (powered by the miniature arc reactor) kept from reaching his heart. Tony never took any attempts to remove that shrapnel in Iron Man 1 ...
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6answers
948 views

Did the Ludovico technique work on Alex or was he just faking all the time?

While watching another Stanley Kubrick movie, this question about A Clockwork Orange popped up and has puzzled me since then: Is it possible that after Alex was released (or even during the ...
6
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2answers
11k views

Why does Dr. Lamar go along with Vincent's deception

At the end of Gattaca, the dialog is pretty clear that Dr. Lamar, who does all the urine-based genetic verification, has a son who admires Vincent's persona as Jerome and that clearly is the reason he ...
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2answers
1k views

Why do the evil Decepticons get the best weapons?

I've seen all parts of Transformers. But every time the Decepticons get the best weapons and more advanced technologies than the Autobots. E.g. in the first part Megatron and Starscream can ...
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2answers
197 views

If Liber8 can hack Keira, why doesn't Keira or Alec hack them back?

Of the people who were sent to the past, three to date have been shown as having CMR implants. These three are; Keira Cameron, the CPS agent protagonist, Elena, the CPS agent that was sent back to ...
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2answers
1k views

Where was the Hulk during the events of Iron Man 3?

After the Avengers, Tony Stark drives off with the Hulk, hinting at them working together. There were references in between the movie where Stark offers Bruce Banner a chance to work with him. Also ...
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2answers
6k views

How did they create the hole in Robert Downey Jr.'s chest for the Iron Man movie?

Don't know if this is the right place to ask this, but I'm wondering how they created the hole in Robert Downey Jr.'s chest so they can put the reactor there? Here is the video "Iron Man: Behind the ...
3
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2answers
118 views

Why didn't Peter pick up Syler's ability earlier?

Later in the series, Peter visits Syler to learn his ability, but Peter comes into contact with Syler on multiple occassions in the first season, but never picked up his ability. Is there something ...
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5answers
5k views

Why does James Bond use his real name?

In the James Bond universe most characters go by a code name M, Q, the various 00s, In Skyfall Silva is a made up name. Others such as Tanner, Robinson and Moneypenny, Trevelyan we're not so sure but ...
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1answer
42 views

Was the margin really paid by Barings? But Why?

I have only limited knowledge of Stock Trading, and I have recently watched Rogue Trader. It's the story of Nick Leeson, an investment trader who single-handedly bankrupted Barings Bank in the 90s. ...
7
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1answer
351 views

When are the confessional interviews on MasterChef held during production?

The emotion, verb tense, and wardrobe of the interviewees suggest that the "confession room" interviews are held simultaneously to the events in the competition. This would seem disruptive to the ...
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2answers
113 views

Significance of 1958 and its cultural backdrop as the year for the Alien's landing?

This year seems to have a significant meaning in Super 8, as this is the year the humans made contact with the alien in the experiments. During the flashback sequence in the lab, the file folder ...
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1answer
265 views

Teenager who warps into video games and has to defeat the boss of that level

I'm trying to identify a TV show about a teenager who warps into video games and has to defeat the boss of that level or something to that effect. It might not have been a video game that he warps ...

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