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The short answer is that he's not a highly trained astronaut, he's a ground-based theoretical physicist who volunteered to lead this last-ditch mission. His knowledge of space flight is limited to a single mission and his training was done on the cheap by flight controllers who themselves haven't ever been into space. It's clear that he doesn't recognise ...


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Let's put aside the fact that Hank's machismo is a disguise for his trepidations and that this makes him a pretty fascinating character and talk real life. Sure, cops, soldiers and firefighters etc. know that they might be in life-threatening situations. However: Those aren't supposed to happen. The fact that these people are in dangerous jobs doesn't make ...


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According to a 2009 interview, James Cameron explains: “We wanted to say that there was an otherness, an alien-ness to them. But we wanted to keep them human enough that we could understand their emotions. So, they were going to have two eyes, and they were going to have a mouth.” Cameron made a point to say that he took particular pride in creating ...


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He is a Bravo; their swords, Rapiers (Arya's sword, Needle is created based on a Rapier), are not the same as a Westerosi Knight's (who usually use a Long or Broadsword). Unlike the fighting style of Westerosi knights, Water Dancers favor slender, lighter swords for a faster, more elegant fighting style based on sword thrusts, instead of the hacking and ...


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Well, for a start, he provided an interesting historical anchor for the story. But even more than that, the real Nikola Tesla was quite an enigmatic and visionary researcher with many ambitious ideas (though, I guess a teleportation/cloning machine might have been a bit over the top even for him), that not all found the appreciation that they might have ...


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The BTTF Blog article on Einstein indicates that the dog in the first film (Tiger) was replaced by a second dog (Freddie) for the second two installments. In Back to the Future, Einstein was portrayed by a dog named Tiger, trained by animal trainer Richard Calkins. Twenty-eight dog years later, when Parts II and III of the trilogy were being filmed, ...


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The film Steve Jobs is more about his legacy than his life and will consist solely of the events surrounding three separate product launches Jobs was involved with: the Mac in 1984, NeXT in '88 and the iMac in '98. As such, there's really little reason for there to be a Bill Gates in the film at all.


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Since answers started to show up I've decided to summarize my comments into one. In the books Renly's age is known, he is 21. Based on the fact that the actor Gethin Anthony was 27 when the series begun we can assume that in the series he's older (in his late twenties). Regarding the manhood questioning part, it seems that indeed there was some. We can ...


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There is a paradox between Dr. Mann's past (what we hear from Brand and others) and what we see from him in the current time. When Cooper and others wake Dr. Mann, his first reaction is to cry. He changed a lot and his beliefs changed also. Rather than saving humans and such great goals, he just wants to go back to earth. He lost his hope totally and years ...


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It's not clear, either from the script or the source novel what Lecter's motivation for engaging with Agent Starling was, but we do know that Lecter has been planning an escape for some considerable time. He clearly sees the visits he's been receiving (from Clarice, Jack Crawford and various other unnamed psychologists) as a potential source of material for ...


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Though user21855's answer wasn't very specific, it is indeed true that there is that scene in the TV series. He really is a good lover with a no-larger-than-usual sized member. The girls couldn't explain exactly what it was that he did. There doesn't seem to be any particular reason for these scenes other than a sort of comic relief... thing. The ...


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From Wiki, Sarah Jane first appears in the episode The time Warrior (1973): she hides in the TARDIS after she met the Doctor in a top secret facility. From Sarah Jane's Wiki: Sarah Jane first appears in the Third Doctor serial The Time Warrior (1973-74), where she has managed to infiltrate a top secret research facility by posing as her aunt, ...


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The gist is: James wanted to be different (not green martians nor human like skin color & tone) without being a radical as the purpose wasn't to desensitize us from the Na'vi people. He wanted to be able to raise an issue / difference that is a president factor with the audience i.e. Skin color and race. Something that can be visually referenced and ...


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Maybe not very often but Joey was stupid since the first season. In Season 1, Episode 4 "The One With George Stephanopoulos": Monica: Hey, Joey, what would you do if you were omnipotent? Joey: Probably kill myself! Monica: ..Excuse me? Joey: Hey, if Little Joey's dead, then I got no reason to live! Ross: Joey, uh- OMnipotent. Joey: You are? Ross, I'm ...


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Melfi has a history of alcohol abuse. Kupferberg is aware of this and is afraid that Melfi might use alcohol to escape her guilt about abandoning Toni. He uses the term sugar substitutes as a euphemism for alcohol. Alcohol is not a sugar in the chemical sense, but rather a product of fermenting sugar. It can however, toxic effects left aside, serve as a ...


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I saw in a documentary/making-of that minions were inspired by both TicTac candies and gift-eggs from Kinder surprise, which explains the yellow color and why they are so full of surprise and always ready to have fun. That was the character designer words, (translated from french).


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While we may not know the specific reason for their color, we do know that they have been around for millions of years, as we see that they interact with dinosaurs. This means that they may just be yellow because that is how they evolved. Why is any animal any color? Another theory I have is that yellow is generally seen as a happy color. And they are very ...


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I don't think he's hinting at anything but rather advising Melfi about her health. Sugar substitutes (AKA sweeteners) might be as detrimental to your health as sugar and might lead to weight gain.* From the Wikipedia page about sugar substitutes: A 2012 study at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul showed that addition of either saccharin or ...


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It's implied that he's killed, but I'm guessing they wanted to keep it off-screen to maintain their PG-13 rating. There's one point in the film when he's in a room with Zoe, and the view cuts to outside the room, and you hear him yelp in pain. Unfortunately, I can't find a clip of this on YouTube.


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I am pulling this information from a couple of different sources: First - Billy is stated to be 4 years younger than McMurphy in this Cliff Notes link. Second - Randle McMurphy's age at time of death (Smothered by the Chief) was 38. Birth/death given as April 22, 1925 – December 11, 1963, according to the wiki for the character. That would put Billy's age ...


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Fun fact: This episode was an homage to True Detective, strange as it may sound. Background: In early 2014, HBO released the first season of True Detective, which quickly earned rave reviews and plenty of fanfare. One of the more impressive feats by that first season's director, Cary Fukunaga, was an uninterrupted, action-filled 6-minute-long tracking shot ...


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I think that are 2 parts to answer this question: The first is simple and already pretty well explained here: To make Frank look good. Like a First Lady, Claire workes on CWI to improve Franks public image by showing that his family care about social-politic topics that are not directly related to the topics that Frank deals daily. The second one is a ...


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Banner's basic problem isn't anger. It's trust. He not only learns how to trust himself as the Hulk, but he also learns to trust the Avengers - that they will protect the people from the Hulk if necessary, They will be his shield when needed, his direction when needed, and, in the latest movie, his path back to being Banner. He's still very conflicted, ...



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