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awarded  Yearling
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answered What is this movie that features a “moon pool”?
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
8
comment How is the Front Gate of Erebor sealed?
"Sure, let's go in the front entrance, that we know the dragon uses..... hey, where's everybody going?"
Oct
31
comment What movie or TV show is this shuttle-craft prop from?
Do you have any additional shots, especially of the interior?
Oct
27
comment How did Skynet know about Kyle Reese?
I don't know of any proof, but it's plausible that Sarah Connor mentioned him at some point during her stay in the psych ward, which ended up in somebody's notes, then typed in a computer, then...
Jul
17
comment What was in the suitcase that the new Extremis recruit dropped in Iron Man 3?
Well, to be fair, I'm pretty sure they deliberately over-dosed him, to turn him into an unwitting bomb. That is, he actually could regulate... And he was supposed to be one of the original soldiers, I think; so they weren't really selling it to just random people.
Jul
9
comment Why does Anakin/Luke's Lightsaber change colour?
As a side note, colors on an object can change based on the lighting in a room. Colors from a light source are subject to the same effects. Additionally, one presumes that the color of the plasma would be effected by the temperature of the blade and the atmosphere in the room - different gases have different spectrums. Given that it also lists crystals on that page.... perhaps, in universe, it could just be the age of the saber? Out of universe, it probably is just the technique...
Jun
27
comment Is Jean Valjean lying when he tells Javert that he will turn himself in after 3 days?
Agreed - Javert's rejection of his offer absolved him of it.
Jun
17
comment Why did Zod ask for Lois Lane to come on their spaceship?
I would suspect a potential hostage...
Jun
17
comment Why did Zod ask for Lois Lane to come on their spaceship?
@Liath - Well, they did use the information gleaned to find Martha Kent.
May
3
comment Could the Death Star travel faster than light?
Moreover, it would be doubly useless as a battle-station explicitly designed to blow planets up.... what would it do after it finished?
Apr
19
answered What was the dinosaur supervisor supposed to do in Jurassic Park?
Apr
16
comment What was the reasoning for turning off the fences?
At least in the book, I think he only disabled the dilophosaurus fences (the specific cage he was going through). It was only once people were trying to regain control of the system (including rebooting the system) that all the fences were shut off.
Mar
26
comment How did they shoot/record the One Day More scene?
I'm assuming they did it in several shots, then matched it up in editing. Heck, they wouldn't (likely) have had a full orchestra around for every shot, so that would have to be put in afterwards anyways, and dealing with some other cleanup.
Mar
8
comment Why doesn't Stan Lee make a cameo appearance in X2?
He didn't create Captain America, but he has a cameo in that movie.
Feb
14
comment Sci-Fi movie where character determines date, time & location from looking at the night sky
This has been possible with "today's technology" for several centuries. About all you need are accurate histories of the paths of the stars (and moon)... and a lot of math. You can get season/hemisphere just by what constellations are in the sky, and the relative positions of certain stars (and conjunctions of certain planets) could give quick time ranges... with simple observation, before even starting on any of the necessary calculus.
Feb
1
comment Rooftop contraption used to simulate realistic driving scenes
Also used on National Treasure 2, I hear. But gah, look at the amount the rover's left-side shocks are depressed...
Jan
29
comment Why did the Observers choose the year 2015?
So that Doc Brown wouldn't be able to take a warning back to 1985.
Jan
4
awarded  Yearling