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Apr
14
answered The Witch's Prophecy in S05E01
Apr
14
comment Why did Varys support the plot to assassinate Daenerys Targaryen?
Your main question is answered here: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/37908/… and here: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/63885/… (this one also includes a major plot point from A Dance With Dragons that hasn't made it on-screen yet, but potentially will this season.)
Apr
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Apr
7
revised Did Myranda try to kill Ramsay?
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Apr
7
answered Did Myranda try to kill Ramsay?
Apr
4
answered Was Elrond Elros' brother?
Feb
20
comment Are Movie Stars typically forbidden from appearing in future commercials resembling a played character?
@JamesRyan its possible for a character to be protected by both; see: ivanhoffman.com/characters.html, especially the court's findings in the Gaiman v McFarlane "Spawn" case...
Feb
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Jan
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Jan
25
comment How did the machine work before this realisation?
I haven't seen the movie myself yet, but one on the key things Turning machine did was exploit the famous flaw in the Engima machines to quickly reject possible settings for the decoder for that day. This is where the "known words" came into play -- we knew that Engima never encoded a letter to itself so if we knew a word probably existed near the start of the message we could find it by eliminating places where it would require a letter to encode itself. Because of how the enigma code worked this could eliminate thousands of cipher settings at a time.
Jan
18
comment What's the name of the trope where a character answers the phone expecting someone and it's someone else?
oddly enough, I cannot find a TV Tropes entry for the sit-com variant of this, where a person answers the phone and starts cursing at the caller (assuming it is the previous caller, whom they are angry with, calling back) and it turns out to be their grandmother.
Jan
18
comment Explanation for all beings to be able to speak English?
it will be interesting to see when the inevitable Guardians/Avengers crossover happens, how humans on Earth interact with the four non-English-speaking Guardians.
Nov
23
comment Why does Sin call Roy as Abercombie?
on a side note: the chose of "Abercombie" as opposed to it's rivals like "Aeropostal" might have been a meta-reference to Colton Hayes's A&F modelling, but if so, it was a very distant secondary meaning.
Nov
23
answered Why does Sin call Roy as Abercombie?
Nov
19
comment What was the Yellow-Eyed Demon's Plan?
My impression was always that Azazel knew there was a vessel for Lucifer out there somewhere and vaguely how to identify him, but not specifically who. e.g. he knew they had to be descended from Cain and Abel, but he could only trace the bloodlines so far back. So, he found as many as he could and just assumed the "right one" would end up winning his Highlander competition when the time was right.
Oct
16
comment Why are the Latest Episodes of South Park not in 3D animation?
note that they have done highly advanced 3-d style animation in brief spurts in the middle of episodes, largely for the humor value (e.g. mocking action movies or similar gags.)
Oct
5
comment Is it possible to produce a continuous Game of Thrones?
In theory, there are enough geographically separate storylines that you might have time for, e.g., setting up Arya's sets and those actors learning their lines while filming Sansa's scenes at the Eyrie. You'd have to drawn out the storylines in an almost "big brother after dark" level of tedium, though.
Sep
7
comment What does it mean for TV shows to be ordered?
@MattD not really... a network would not "order" episodes of a program they were producing in-house, they would "produce" them. They "order" episodes of programs from other production houses -- the network has to agree ahead of time to purchase x number of episodes so the production company is assured their effort won't go to waste.