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Dec
11
comment For Magneto, does being powerless mean he is innocent?
What, they caught him? I always assumed he ran away, after realizing his powers were gone...
Nov
26
comment Has any actor appeared in all of: Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate?
There's at least one I know of for Star Trek -> Star Gate (Saul Rubinek). Adding Star Wars is going to be harder - the other two were (very long running) TV series, with a larger need for 'guest stars' (heh).
Nov
16
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Oct
22
comment What was the first film or television show that used computer generated credits?
I'm fairly certain that the opening credits to the original Superman movie were computer generated (given how it looked), although I don't know if it's the earliest example.
Sep
17
comment Why are most scenes in a car recorded with chroma?
You've missed one key part of 'control' - it means you can use shots from different takes, without having to worry about 'background' elements being consistent (because a constant source is stitched in later).
Sep
17
comment Why are most scenes in a car recorded with chroma?
@David - A lot of times, cars with camera rigs on them (when actually shot on the road) are towed - the actor isn't really driving.
Sep
11
comment Did Indiana Jones kill anyone besides the sword-swinger?
Are you asking about a particular film (Raiders of the Lost Ark), or simply specifying which film the (known killed) character appeared in?
Aug
24
comment How can Batman run and climb in the pits without his knee brace?
@Alex - If you have a torn ACL (Anterior c-something Ligament), it can be repaired surgically. The ligament has to be completely replaced, though - I've heard of cadaver ligaments being used, or the patient's own hamstrings might be substituted. With modern techniques, you're recovered after 2 weeks (barring additional time for physical therapy). And personally, I find it more likely that Bane didn't actually break his back - he just mis-aligned some vertebrae.
Aug
7
comment Why was plot of Mars replaced in Total Recall (2012)?
Agreed. Although even in the (original) movie, I kept feeling that the trip to Mars wasn't the important bit, it was the memory modification/question of reality.
Aug
6
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Aug
6
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Aug
2
comment Fox's analysis of the Bat
A neutron bomb would also kill Batman from the radiation, in something like a few hours/days, plus leave the bat itself radioactively 'hot'.
Aug
2
comment How can Batman run and climb in the pits without his knee brace?
Actually, I'm fairly certain that you can walk without any cartilage - it's just not very good for you (bone-on-bone), and can be painful. It's actually more probable that Bruce Wayne also had ligament damage - having a torn ACL (even partially) can make it difficult to stand, and certain activities (such as pivoting under load) can cause the leg to collapse. This is repairable, too, so can be recovered from.
Jul
30
comment Fox's analysis of the Bat
There's more than one 'working prototype' Dreamliner (787). Especially if the military was planning on using them in urban warfare, it would be helpful to test them flying in close conjunction, to see if they would cannibalize each other's downdrafts (or something). There are also different 'types' of build-prototypes that may not be 'complete' - the Enterprise space shuttle was only used to test post-re-entry gliding and handling, it was never launched on a rocket.
Jul
30
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Jul
30
comment How did Talia find her father?
Casablanca is in Morocco, which is also next to Algeria (which was European controlled through WWII). Even if some parts of the backcountry didn't have (complete) phone coverage, there will still be phones in some places. And I doubt that Talia would have had a direct line anyways. Either she called somebody who would have a direct line, or potentially Ra's had previously left men nearby (retired) that Talia had been told about.
Jul
30
answered How did Talia find her father?
Jul
30
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Jul
30
comment Was the opening scene in Dark Knight Rises there in the original script?
Except they retrieved Pavel to make the bomb in the first place. One would also assume that the broad strokes of the plan were Talia's not Bane's (although she probably told him 'fake Pavel's death', not 'take this other airplane, see...')
Jul
30
answered Fox's analysis of the Bat