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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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There's a recurring theme in The Lord Of The Rings, both novels and movie, that showing mercy towards wrongdoers is an act of highest morality, and that killing should be done only for defense, not for revenge. The clearest example of this is Gollum. In the first movie there's this bit of dialogue, taken verbatim from the books: FRODO ...


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First of all: Yes, you probably should watch at least The Two Towers before reading much further: that movie is all about Saruman's plans and schemes. Having said that, there's a combination of things that have driven Saruman to act the way he does in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The first thing you need to realize is just how long a gap there was between ...


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Theon snapped out of his 'Reek' persona when Myranda threatened Sansa. Until that point, he had been so beaten down by Ramsay that he was too terrified to assist Sansa. Remember, Theon watched Sansa get raped and reported to Ramsay when Sansa asked him to light a candle in the tower earlier in the season. Because of this, Ramsay flayed and killed the old ...


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Just to add one thing about Theon which is explicit in the books and strongly implied in the show, which explains why it would be in character for him to act at that moment regardless of loyalties or plans. By far his strongest motivators are terror and the belief that everything is a trap like his false escape with Ramsay always one step ahead - but ...


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In Indian languages this is just a kind of exclamation. And it is very common in Tamil movies to give the lead characters some kind of phrase, you will find out more examples if you watch more Hindi or Tamil movies. "dan.. dan.. danaka" is an expression that resembles the beating of drum, which usually implies to do something with enthusiasm or alike, the ...


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In the original Ramayana, Ravana is said to have 10 heads. 10 heads mean 10 brains, and that further means the possibility of having 10 different thoughts simultaneously. In the movie, the character Veera is portrayed like Ravana, which is also the movie's name. Quite often when he thinks about something or tries to arrive at a decision, his 10 brains start ...


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I have seen Raavanan in Hindi. I believe dan dan dan danaka means banging of drums. When we are in the temple there are drums playing during ceremonies. In Hindi sound of Danka is Dan Dan.. A similar phrase in Hindi is DANKA BAJANA (literal meaning is play the drum), in English the phrase means "to be celebrated/renowned/proclaimed" (ref: ...


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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 organism which turns into the main character was called a beta unit AKA simuloid. This site documents this with the following quote: Alex Rogan: Hey, you look like me! Beta: Of course I do. I'm a beta unit. Alex Rogan: What the hell is a beta unit? Beta: A beta unit is a simuloid. An exact duplicate, only not as loud! Personally, ...


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According to Steven Michael Quezada: To me, for a cop, Gomez is sort of a goofy, not-very-confident kind of guy. That was cool with me – that was the character, that's who he was. He grew, though. All that's happened since he separated from Hank, when they sent him to El Paso and he came back with a beard [laughs] – like a growing-up, ...


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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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Watson is a doctor, and to be a doctor you must be smart. Sherlock needs someone clever to keep up with him. And genius needs an audience, so having someone mildly clever and tolerable is the best companion. Sherlock fulfills John's adrenaline addiction and John grounds Sherlock into reality, more easily guiding him safely through his cases. And this is a ...


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The given nickname is explained in the book. When Larry 'Doc' Sportello was out of college, he had many debts to pay; back then he was simply known as Larry. The agency came after him and decide to hire him as a skip-tracer trainee to work his debt off. One of the things he had to do was to intimidate people to pay money they owed and he was allowed to ...


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Aside from Kings Blood, and all of the theories surrounding that. I think Melisandre also recognizes that: From A Clash of Kings: And here's what GRRM says about this matter. Sourced from So Spoke Martin:


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I've narrowed it down to Season 3, episode 8 (The One with the Giant Poking Device). Before that point, Joey is relatively witty, betrays no obvious confusion about what's happening in his life and is mostly characterised as being something of a man's man, heavily into sports and food. After Season 3, Episode 7 (The One with the Racecar Bed), the writers ...


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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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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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You're referring to the android duplicate named Beta in "The Last Starfighter" (1984).


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I watched the film again last night, and you do in fact see Barry one more time, in the Costa Rican first aid camp, for just a little less than 2 seconds, and he said something to someone off screen. I could not make out what he said, was about 2 words or so. I guess maybe we might see something in a sequel or an interview or something, but my guess is ...


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Usually, these are always the scenes that get the snip during the edited process. I can think one example off the top of my head: In Watchmen, there is quite a significant character 'Hollis Mason' who plays the original 'Nite Owl'. In the cinema version, he is never heard from again after a scene with Daniel (new Nite Owl). However, in the directors cut, ...


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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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Autistic, no. Deeply introverted and borderline mentally ill, absolutely. This interview in the Guardian with the real Jon Ronson (who wrote the film) gives us a pretty solid evaluation of "Frank's" mental state: "The moment the head is placed the change occurs. Not merely a change in attitude or outlook but a journey from one person to the other. I ...


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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 saw this rather differently. Frank is portrayed as someone who's always on the lookout for his next scheme. To my mind he was absent-mindedly removing the labels from branded products because he's half-considering changing to passing cheques from coca-cola, settlers, etc. Obviously there's more than a certain suggestion of obsessive-compulsive behaviour ...


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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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