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Aug
28
comment Why is Dorne culturally so different from the rest of Westeros?
Remember that even in Europe "Prince" is a title of nobility rather than specifically the son of a king. When a European royal has children, they're often granted many noble titles (duke of X, etc), and "prince" is just another of those. A territory that is a principality has a prince as its titular lord.
Aug
21
comment How did Klorel and Apophis escape their ships alive?
I rate this plausible, but unconfirmable within canon.
Aug
13
comment How much is Ethan Hunt paid for his job
Even secret agents are subject to the bureaucracy. They use the same pay scale as all government employees, there are no bonuses or perks (other than what they manage to embezzle out of black ops slush funds).
Aug
3
comment Doc Oc's actual motivation?
It's sloppy writing by people who don't know how to write science (or anything else). Nuclear physicists don't just invent beyond-the-cutting-edge prosthetics for the hell of it, that solve both artificial intelligence and computer-neuron interfaces in their spare time while they work out the bugs in fusion power.
Jun
24
comment Are there any complete lists of made-for-tv Lifetime movies?
@Catja Oh, wow... this must be it. They seem to have one new movie per week, which sort of makes sense, no skips or gaps. Thank you much, I was thinking I'd have to poke around on Wikipedia for the next 3 weeks.
Jun
24
comment Are there any complete lists of made-for-tv Lifetime movies?
@Catja I had found a similar link earlier today, but it wasn't very good... however, yours is 95%+ of what I need (the IMDB one). If you make it an answer I'd be more than happy to accept it. I'm wondering if I found that Lifetime Movie Network page instead of the main channel's...
Jun
24
comment What are the real world analogues to the religions from Game of Thrones?
@SystemDown The submitter was asking about real world religions, and HPL's cults are all fictional. Besides, no one is gibbering insane on the Iron Islands, they're just run-of-the-mill psychopaths.
May
7
comment How much of Interstellar is based on real effects?
This is commentary, not a question.
Mar
31
comment Sense of the “Vessel has to say 'yes'” system?
I do not believe this to be the case at all. Lucifer would take a vessel if he could, there is some mechanism (presumably magical) that prevents it. Whatever that mechanism is, it's naive. Coerced consent is sufficient. This may hint even at how "free will" works in the Supernatural universe (or for that matter, the writers' own personal opinions on how it works in the real world).
Mar
30
comment Why is Phantasm II available on Bluray while the other movies in this series are not?
Thanks for the explanation. I'll keep my fingers crossed with you.
Mar
8
comment Does Bollywood title their movies using the Latin alphabet or the Devanagari alphabet?
Thank you for your answer.
Mar
29
comment When Paulie attacked Rocky in the parking garage in Rocky III, was Rocky trying to win?
I asked for this to be migrated because it seemed like a legitimate question asked in good faith, I did not want it closed. Please don't be offended.
Mar
21
comment Was this scene ever filmed in Police Academy (1984) or am I just imagining it?
@JohnP I'm not sure the scene exists... now that I know what I do about MPAA ratings and all that, it's just absurd to think that it could ever have made it through with only an R. But I do remember it, so I'm trying to figure out if I really do remember it or only think that I do.
Jan
26
comment Do feature-length animation studios reanimate characters' mouths for foreign language dubs?
@NapoleonWilson Well, I had that thought too, but then I wondered if Pixar had some funky software-fu that might make that a semi-automated process. It wouldn't require rerendering every frame after all, or in most cases rendering even the entire frame.
Jun
19
comment Hollywood movie in which females capture males for breeding stock?
@FredH I chose that euphemism because it seemed less vulgar. Unless they wanted the men's gametes to put on a microscope slide, the meaning is identical.
Sep
19
comment Why does Thor try to break out of the cage?
Nitpick: It's Aesir. Not Asgardians. At least in mythology. Who knows about the subliterate comic books.