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"To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.."
(Elbert Hubbard)


I studied Physics at the University of Vienna, but I'm interested in all natural sciences.

Since I don't believe in life after death I try to explore and learn as much as I can about this world.


Sep
13
comment Why does Ronan want to destroy this planet/race?
@JohnSmithOptional - You make it sound like Ronan is merely doing his job, but I'm not sure genocide is 'normal' for an Accuser. - He was shown collaborating with Thanos, but not with the Kree government, which is why I think some reviewers say he went rogue.
Sep
6
comment Why does Ronan want to destroy this planet/race?
@JohnSmithOptional - Can you explain what sources you used? AFAIK there never was a Kree-Xandar war in the comics, so it's possible the cinematic version of the Kree might differ from the comic version (e.g. was Ronan ever portrait as a genocidal maniac in the comics?). - And are you saying the Ronan didn't actually go 'rogue', but that his actions were sanctioned by the Kree empire?
Sep
5
comment How did they create The Shadow's disguise?
@Jeff-InventorChromeOS - Klick on the second link I provided. In the interview Ariana Richards describes the scene.
Sep
4
comment How were the others able to handle the power of the stone?
...able to handle it because of his nature - I'm not sure Peter actually could. His face did start to disintegrate until the others joined in.
Sep
4
comment What is the significance of The Master crossing the river?
Vampires having a problem with "Running water" is a trope that some stories use.
Sep
4
comment Why Disney/Marvel doesn't have rights for Badoon?
Trivia: The film rights to the Fantastic Four were actually sold in 1986, and to keep the rights the production company made a low-budget movie in 1992/1993 which was never officially released. - One can read more about it here
Sep
4
comment Why Disney/Marvel doesn't have rights for Badoon?
'It's a little complicated' because e.g. even though Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver are Magneto's children, they also, at one point, join the Avengers.
Sep
3
comment How were the others able to handle the power of the stone?
Remember, during the Collector's explanation of what the Infinity Stones are he mentions "a group was able to share the energy" (although they were eventually destroyed).
Sep
3
comment Why was Ronan/Thanos not interested in the other Infinity Stone in possession of The Collector?
The movie itself says '1988' at the beginning, and after the opening credits it says '26 years' later. - Plus, there is an official prequel comic in which the Collector, after receiving the Aether, hires Gamora (Zoe Saldana's character) to get the Orb for him.
Sep
3
comment Why was Ronan/Thanos not interested in the other Infinity Stone in possession of The Collector?
But this leads to another question: if Thanos knows the Collector has the 'Aether', why hasn't he gone after him? Why not capture the Collector and force him to hand it over? - Or maybe Thanos knows where the Collector keeps the 'Aether' and has already made plans to get it.
Sep
2
comment Why was Ronan/Thanos not interested in the other Infinity Stone in possession of The Collector?
According to the post-credit scene of The Avengers Thanos does know about the Tesseract.
Sep
1
comment Is this famous Michael Jackson dance move inspired by The Wizard of Oz (1939)?
I wouldn't be surprised if MJ was actually inspired by Charlie Chaplin, who did "The Lean" in A Day's Pleasure (1919). - MJ was known to be a big fan of Charlie Chaplin.
Sep
1
comment What happened to Mr. Blue?
Tim Blake Nelson did sign on for two sequels as The Leader. - Although, when there will be a sequel (and whether The Leader will be part of it) is still open.
Sep
1
comment To which degree are movies filmed simultaneously in different languages?
The Oscar nominated Kon-Tiki was shot in two languages. This NYT article explains why, and it also talks a bit about the history of "multiple language versions": In the end what killed such films was simple economics... Making multiple versions of a movie proved far more expensive than the alternatives that emerged — subtitles and dubbing — and by 1933 Hollywood had abandoned the practice...
Sep
1
comment Why the greenish tint in the Matrix trilogy?
Maybe worth mentioning: one inspiration for The Matrix was Ghost in the Shell, which also had a green color scheme.
Aug
29
comment Meaning of the line “I'm not a psychopath, I'm a highly functioning sociopath”
Stop Calling Sherlock a Sociopath! Thanks, a Psychologist.: "... psychopaths and sociopaths are the exact same thing. There is no difference. Whatsoever. Psychopathy is the term used in modern clinical literature, while sociopathy is a term that was coined by G. E. Partridge in 1930 to emphasize the disorder's social transgressions and that has since fallen out of use."
Aug
28
comment Is Extant only the SECOND national primetime scripted TV-drama with a female African-American lead?
How about Nichelle Nichols from Star Trek (1966): "She gained popular recognition by being one of the first black women featured in a major television series not portraying a servant." - Or a more recent example: Nicole Beharie, the female lead of Sleepy Hollow.
Aug
27
comment Are more movie stars acting in TV shows nowadays (and if so, why)?
[continued]... Generally I would consider US televison to be part of Hollywood, as the TV networks and cable channels have ties with movie studios, e.g. 'ABC <-> Disney', 'NBC <-> Universal', 'HBO & TNT <-> Warner', 'FX <-> Fox', ... - And movie actors doing television aren't really 'lost' to movies. Bryan Cranston did Total Recall and Godzilla, Matthew McConaughey stars in Interstellar, and Jeff Daniels, Peter Dinklage, Steve Buscemi, Halle Barry,... they all have upcoming movies. So it's not like they have to choose one or the other, they can do both.
Aug
27
comment Are more movie stars acting in TV shows nowadays (and if so, why)?
@JohnSmithOptional - Can you explain what you mean with exodus from Hollywood? I'm not sure Hollywood has "lost" Steven Spielberg, he produced e.g. the Transformers movies and is also involved with the upcoming Jurassic World (plus, he is currently producing the TV shows Under the Dome, Falling Skies and Extant).
Aug
27
comment Are more movie stars acting in TV shows nowadays (and if so, why)?
@ewkochin - I'll use Fringe as an example: Season 4 had 22 episodes and principal photography took about 9 months; Compare that to Season 5 with 13 episodes and 5 months of filming.