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I'll try to make a first little attempt at parts of an out-of-universe answer why the writers might have chosen Saturn, even if it might be a bit far-fetched or speculative. Aesthetically as well as regarding many small references the movie is largely indebted to Stanley Kubrick's seminal work 2001: A Space Odyssey (well, which movie of this kind was not ...


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I think the details what caused earth's current state are left a bit unclear and that on purpose. What we know is, that there are two different aspects to earth's devastating state: There is the blight which attacks and destroys the crops, causing a major sustenation problem on earth and in parallel intoxicating the atmosphere, gradually making it ...


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TLDR: When she returned his coat to him, at Baker Street, whilst he slept. Long Answer: Sherlock arrives at Irene's and sits in her reception room after taking off his coat and seeing it beside him. He then proceeds to rescue the situation that develops by correctly opening the safe, using Irene's measurements, and helping her evade the CIA. This appears ...


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They were sending the data through the wormhole orbiting Saturn. It was mentioned there were satellites on both sides of the wormhole to enable the communication. The signal would be delayed approximately 1.4 hours because of the distance to Saturn and possibly more because of distances on the other side. So the direct radio/video chat would be impossible.


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This is what I imagined after watching the movie: The shuttles could carry people and little (or no) cargo in and out of a planet's atmosphere, but a big rocket was needed to carry all the cargo needed for the long journey to Saturn and into the wormhole.


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It was because of "them". What we can assume is, that this weird bookshelf world is not what it actually looks like inside a real black hole. In fact it doesn't "look" like anything, it's a plain singularity, which there is no escape from. So "they", the "Bulk Beings" -- which are basically 5-dimensional superhumans from the future -- transported Cooper ...


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Two guesses, in order of probability: Even they were not able to pinpoint the exact locations of the wormhole's end at creation. If we assume a deviation factor for the exact location of a wormhole's end, then the wormhole could be estimated even closer or further than Saturn. They also had to account for time dilation: the wormhole may not be too close by ...


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TLDR: His goal was to release Lucifer, which required breaking the Seals. To do this, he needed two things. Firstly, he needed to raise Lilith, as her death was the final scene. Secondly, he needed to raise a vessel for Lucifer to possess when he was finally released. Long Answer: In the Season 4 finale, Lucifer Rising, we see Azazel possessing a priest ...


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TLDR: She intended to kill herself, but wanted to wait for Nick to be publicly lynched in the media - but she changed her mind as she believed herself to be guiltless and thought she didn't deserve to die. Long Answer: Whilst this is Movies & TV, this entire answer is composed of quotations from Gillian Flynn's original book, Gone Girl, as it is ...


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From appearances, and the way he constantly fishes pieces out of his mouth and puts them on his plate and picks his teeth, and also according to online sources (like here and here), it's a horrible, cold piece of leftover steak which he was eating before he passed out drunk. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be in the script, where circumstances are a bit ...


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The same question was also asked on Quora, with various interesting answers, even if it's hard to say which one is correct and they all sound quite plausible. Everyone seems to agree though, that both Lander and Ranger are very much capable of planetary lift-offs and could as well have left earth on their own. Remains the question why they chose a ...


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The Babadook is really a metaphor for the mother's grief. Once summoned, it initially possesses the mother leading to her becoming a monster of sorts, treating her son badly and hurting the family pet. This continues throughout the movie, this problematic mix of the "good" mother and the Babadook mother which controls her dark thoughts and feelings. When ...


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Short and simple: many jokes are based on the problems of the different characters. In other words there has to be a reason to laugh at. And one reason could be other peoples problems. The girls have these problems because the authors want to. Maybe next episode Max buys an island in the caribbean for one dollar on ebay or Caroline wins two million dollars ...


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I'm not sure of where they are supposed to be located, but you could probably assume a large city in the northeastern US, probably NYC (they may say within the series, I just don't remember). Cost of living is not cheap in big cities, even with two jobs. With that said, first, they are only working as waitresses in a greasy spoon, so they are not getting ...


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The logic that was used was that he sent each piece of data, through the watch, using morse code. The second hand in the watch became stuck and effectively continually moved between two seconds in either short or long motions, signifying the dot and dash of morse code. Of course, sending the data would likely have taken a colossal amount of time. But in ...


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Okay, so several people have mentioned that the planet's density will have an effect on its escape velocity. This is true. The total mass of the planet is: M=(4π/3)R³ρ, where ρ is its average density. The escape velocity squared is: v² = 2GM/R = (8πG/3)R²ρ = k²R²ρ, where I've defined k²=8πG/3. So we see that the equation for escape velocity, in terms of its ...


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I was watching the movie for the second time this afternoon and when they reached the Gargantua end of the wormhole it occurred to me that just dropping in at a dead stop near such a huge gravity well would make for a short, unhappy life. Unless you arrive with the right velocity to be in some kind of orbit around the black hole. That made me think there ...


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My guess is that the wormhole had to be orbiting some object in order not to drift away or just stay in the same location (since we know that the solar system is moving around the center of the galaxy, and Saturn itself is moving across its orbit around the sun), and Saturn could have been the only planet with the correct mass to hold the wormhole in orbit ...


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From what is available, the explanation for why he decided to leave a trail for the person following him to see was most likely discarded. Wikipedia has this from the Audio Commentary on the DVD. According to Hellman, Eastman's script was used almost exactly as written with no need for any rewrites. However, Hellman felt the first part of the script had ...


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You are certainly right in that the 3 planets they visit are part of one system and the other 9 planets are part of other system(s), however this does not mean that they are located in entirely different parts of the universe. And in fact as you yourself state correctly, they could not control the exit location of the wormhole, it's a point to point ...


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This is more of a guess than anything else but - what would they say? They have travelled for two years in stasis, gone through a worm hole, landed on a planet for a few hours and returned to find some 20+ years have passed. How many of his children's birthdays has he missed? How can he possibly make amends with the little girl he left crying in her ...


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I think there are two possible reasons for this. Firstly, whilst in the movie Noelle Hawthorne appears on the very first day of the hunt for Amy, in the books she isn't introduced until later at the search party headquarters. Therefore, there were no set lines for her in the "early days" of the investigation coming from the book. It's plausible that the ...


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Simply put, they followed the star map to the location of LV-223. Consider this (rather old) BBC article describing the discovery of a prehistoric map of the night sky discovered on the walls of the famous painted caves at Lascaux in central France. It was found: the map, which is thought to date back 16,500 years, shows three bright stars known today ...


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I'm not sure this is such a surprising reaction. AS you already comment, Jeff had a broken leg and was thus fairly immobile. Stella was a care home nurse who is older than Jeff or Lisa. In the apartment, rushing Lisa, is Thorwald - a man that they both believe to be a murderer and who is much bigger than either of them. So consider these few points: ...


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Short Answer Solomon has implicitly sold his soul to the Devil through Common Law. REAPER: Solomon. SOLOMON: What... are you? REAPER: I am the Devil's Reaper. I am here to claim you, Solomon Kane. Your deal is done. SOLOMON: What deal? I made no deal. REAPER: There was a deal. And your soul is the price. Your life of murder and ...


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I always took this scene to be a wonderful coincidence. The whole point of Gerry's many messages to Holly is to push her towards the possibilities of the future. Whilst he had a lot planned, I like to think that he hoped that by moving on with her life, opening herself up to possibilities and meeting new people, she would fall in love again. So whilst the ...


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This isn't answered in the film and I can't find any interviews where it was addressed. In the film, the army is based on the real-life Terracotta Army, as evidenced by this interview with the director. Thus, the film was supposed to give the "real" reason as to why the Terracotta Army exists today, as opposed to the actual reason - to act as burial art for ...


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Azazel needs a general to command the demon army he is planning to release from Hell. In All Hell Breaks Loose (Part I), Azazel pits his special children against each other in a kill-or-be-killed, Battle Royale-like contest. SAM: What happened to you? AVA: Nothing! [SAM stares her down until a minute later, she drops the act, and laughs a ...


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The original storyline had the machines using the humans as a giant networked brain on the premise that the brain's processing power is far ahead of any hardware AI. http://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/19817/was-executive-meddling-the-cause-of-humans-as-batteries-in-the-matrix Unfortunately the movie bosses considered this concept too highbrow for ...


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Re: the conversation Mrs. Hughes heard through the grating. Mrs. Hughes, we know, told Carson. Carson no doubt blabbed to His Lordship, as usual. His Lordship told his wife, Lady Grantham. And Her Ladyship blabbed to O'Brien, as usual. O'Brien, of course, told Thomas. Either that, or O'Brien and/or Thomas was lurking in the hallway, and overheard the ...



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