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Why do they change the storyline?

Why do producers change the storyline when they take a book/comic book and make it into a movie/ TV show? I mean, I've been watching the walking dead since 2010 and I recently read all the comic book ...
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1990s TV series featuring underwater habitat and girl with the ability to breathe underwater?

I'm trying to find the details of a TV show that was aired on British Morning Television in the mid to late 1990s. I vaguely remember it being Australian, but that could simply be due to the number ...
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How to find who is the showrunner?

Some of the series I follow intensely have showrunners I know off the top of my head. Doctor Who has Stephen Moffat (who was preceded by RTD). Lost had Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof. But I only ...
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Why is the Witch King of the Nazgul able to be killed by a woman?

He says that he can't be killed by a man, and then Eowyn says "I am no man" right before killing him.
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Why do TV shows take frequent breaks during a season?

I notice this more when watching American shows - but for example, the Canadian show "Continuum" skipped a week after only four episodes in the current season. This is something I have seen frequently ...
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Is the story of the movie purely based on that of the video game?

I heard that Prince of Persia: The sands of time movie was based on the Prince of Persia: The sands of time video game. However in the wiki article it is said: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time ...
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Bruce Wayne's device

So in that movie, when Bruce Wayne makes his public appearance at the charity ball, when he gets out of his car, cameras start flashing and he has something in his hands and he presses a button when ...
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Is this the inspiration for the music used in Dredd?

In the Dredd film when they show the effects of the Slo-Mo drug. There is this dramatic sound track that represents the effects of the drug. I found a YouTube video of a very similar (if not the ...
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How do they decide what/who gets nominated at the Oscars?

I watched Zero Dark Thirty last night and I have to say, I didn't expect the movie to be nominated as one of best pictures of 2012. Some of the flicks I was expecting were, The Hobbit Django ...
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Who is this man in Black Adder?

In Episode 2 of the first season of The Black Adder?
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Is there a higher authority than Parker in Avatar?

The whole war thing of Avatar was based on the human greed for unobtainium that is found in large scale on Pandora. Now Dr. Grace had a wonderful knowledge on the biological structure of Pandora. ...
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Tower of Hanoi in Rise of the Planet of the Apes

They have the Tower of Hanoi puzzle in Rise of the Planet of the Apes but for some reason they call it the Lucas Tower. Is there any reason why they would change the name of such an iconic puzzle?
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Why was the movie 'Elephant' given that title?

I don't know if Gus Van Sant has admitted it but it seems clear that this movie has been inspired by the shooting in Columbine High School. Is there a link between this event and an elephant? Why is ...
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683 views

Is the electric track the tour vehicles follow on in Jurassic Park actually possible?

Based on the image above and examination while viewing Jurassic Park, it appears there is no physical connection between truck and track (though there may be). Is the proposed method of moving the ...
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191 views

Identify 1970s Martial Arts movie: 2nd place Hero goes on quest. Disqualified Hero follows, takes over quest.

Guy fights to be the guy that gets to go on quest. Guy gets disqualified. 2nd place guy goes on quest. Disqualified guy follows along until first guy gets bumped off. Disqualified guy takes over. It ...
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366 views

How did Michael know that he would join his brother for sure?

In the first episode of Prison Break we learn that Michael staged a fake bank robbery so that he would get arrested. When he was put on trial he asks the judge to send him to "Fox River", the same ...
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422 views

How did Thor know the Power stone was in play?

It's pretty obvious that Thor would know about the Tesseract, Aether and the Mind Stone, since he physically came into contact with all three and was instrumental in securing them. However, the Power ...
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229 views

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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859 views

What does Worf say when Data sings?

In Star Trek - Nemesis Worf says two things during the wedding scene: First he complains that Romulan Ale should be forbidden, and later - when Data sings his song - he says something I never ...
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Name of movie about people who have died and are waiting to move on (to heaven or a new life)

I'm trying to find the name of a film about people who have died and are waiting to move on.. I think the film is 15-30 years old. They are not yet in heaven - Their lives are replayed and they are ...
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167 views

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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Movie with an escape necessitating organ removal scene?

American movie, from maybe 6 or 7 years ago? As for the genre, I would say "very near future sci-fi" like The Island. I only remember the end of the movie where the two protagonists (a man and a ...
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638 views

When did Raj start talking around women without alcohol? (Season 8 - Episode 6)

I started watching the new season on Australian TV Last Night. the episode was where Penny and Leonard have a dispute over some money Penny got from selling a car Leonard gave her which leans them to ...
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763 views

How Did the Children of the Corn Manage For So Long?

In the classic movie Children of the Corn, two adults find themselves stranded in a town where all but two children have become members of an adult-slaughtering cult worshiping 'He Who Walks Behind ...
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“It doesn't work on Wood”… Evidence to the contrary?

It has been a long running joke on Dr Who that his screwdriver has no effect on Wood.. However, in the episode Robots of Sherwood the Dr uses his screwdriver on a wooden/straw target with this ...
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153 views

Aliens and vampires don't sell?

Where are they? Two recent movies that were not distributed locally, or nationally, as far as I can tell: “Under The Skin,” and “Only Lovers Left Alive.” As you can see, I enjoy sci-fi and vampire ...
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347 views

Why is the ghost on the uniform patch making a peace sign?

In Ghostbusters 2, why is the patch on the uniform giving a peace sign? Obviously in the context of the real world the new logo makes sense. However, in the reality of the movie, why would they make ...
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127 views

How did the Tanners' mom die?

On the TV show 'Full House', Danny Tanner was left to raise three daughters by himself. My Question: How did the Tanners' mom die?
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266 views

The powers of spidey in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, there's this one scene in particular where Max Dillon leaves the hospital and goes into a crowded area in search of electricity, at the same time Peter Parker is with Gwen ...
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Is God really a Red Sox fan?

In "Mr. Griffin Goes to Washington" (S3E3) Peter takes the whole family to a Baseball game where the Boston Red Sox play against the Yankees. Chris made a sign to cheer them on which reads John 3:16. ...
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What software was used to make the LEGO Movie?

So I've just seen The LEGO Movie and I was amazed at the intricate details of all the minifigures and sets. I was wondering if anyone knows what software was used to create the film. Animal Logic, ...
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490 views

Horror film where couple find a girl, who is unable to talk

I'm looking to see if anyone can identify this movie. It's about 6 years + old. A couple live in a house near the sea and white cliffs. The couple find a girl, clearly shook up and unable to speak. ...
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Is there a reason why Snake Plissken and the young Snake from Metal Gear are so much alike?

In the movies Escape from New York and Escape from LA there is a character called Snake Plissken. However in the Metal Gear Series there is a character who has the code name Solid Snake and goes by ...
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Do all the Storm Troopers in Star Wars look like Boba Fett?

In new episodes of Star Wars (specifically Ep.II Attack of the Clones) there were clones that was created from Jango Fett, including Boba Fett, so does it mean that in the original episodes (IV to VI) ...
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Why doesn't time dilation take place when travelling at warp?

In Star Trek ships are frequently seen travelling many times faster than the speed of light. My understanding of the theory of relativity is a little rusty but my understanding is that if you travel ...
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Technologies used in MI: Ghost Protocol

What kind of technology does Ethan Hunt use in The Kremlin where he projects the image of a statue on transparent film? Is this possible to trace anyone's eyes according what they're seeing in front ...
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Three-part movie with repeating script

I'm looking for a movie that is made up of three parts. All parts have the same script, but (amazingly) the storyline is different in each part. I'm not sure, but I think Harvey Keitel plays in it.
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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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Kissing a naked alien turns kisser into her slave

When I was kid, I remember vaguely channel surfing at my friend's house. There was a sci-fi movie set maybe in out of space. Premise: There were these woman, unclothed maybe they were aliens or ...
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Search for 70s adult movie about Lyla

I am trying to identify an adult movie I had seen some years back that I believe the title was Lyla or perhaps Sexy Lyla. There was a soul theme song like "Ooh, ooh, sexy. Sexy Lyla... [snip] ...
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Is healing technique of Karate Kid practically possible?

In The Karate Kid (2010), Jackie Chan uses some fire technique for healing of Smith's wounds. I want to know is that technique is real or complete fiction?
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Identify Movie: comedy about train robbery

Stupid comedy about two idiots who robbed train. For grabbing they stolen new car looks like that This car belonged to the local sheriff. He was crazy about this car! He cleans his car ten times a ...
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What is the genre of movies with multiple interrelated plots called?

There are a lot of movies these days with multiple interrelated plots. There are huge number of examples like Crash, Amores Perros, Babel and many others. Is there a specific name given or ...
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In Spartacus, can gladiators break a roman formation?

In the series Spartacus, season 3 episode 6, it appears that a small group of 3-4 gladiators (with just swords) manages to break a tight wall formation of 6-8 romans attacking them with roman shields, ...
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592 views

The ending in Prometheus

When Elizabeth and David take off at the end of the movie Prometheus in the alien ship are they heading for LV-426?
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Is The Cabin in the Woods inspired by Thirteen Ghosts?

While watching The Cabin in the Woods I thought the keeping of ghosts in a glass cabin was inspired by Thirteen Ghosts and even the opening closing sequence of glass cabins also looks similar. Except ...
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Looking for title of an old show for teens

I used to watch an old TV show for teens in which a girl got soaked in some stuff that fell off a truck (it was in barrels). And from that point, she could melt and slide under doors and reform in her ...
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Why was the mummy afraid of cats

In the 1999 film The Mummy. Why was the mummy afraid of cats? I know that they were the guardians of the underworld etc. But what could the house cat that Connor had actually have done? Or was ...
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Who Burned Michael Weston?

I have been following the show Burn Notice very closely since it's inception, but one thing has been bothering me. Who burned Michael? I was always under the impression that a burn notice was the way ...
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Which related films do I need to watch before watching Avengers Assemble?

I am going to watch "The Avengers", and I was wondering do I need to have watched any of the films such as Thor, Iron Man, Captain America etc to understand Avengers?

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