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What is this yellow sticky substance Mulder puts in his vodka?

In The X Files Season 3, episode 13 "Syzygy" at approximately ~24:42, Fox Mulder is at a dingy motel and appears to be using a clumsy long metal spoon to attempt to put a thick yellow sticky substance ...

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asked by tu-Reinstate Monica-dor duh 29 votes
answered by sanpaco 32 votes

What was the deal with the news stories about rats in "Joker"?

In the first hour of the film Joker (2019) there are several references to an infestation of rats in the city. It's mentioned on news broadcasts several times, even being dubbed "super rats" at one ...

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asked by sanpaco 20 votes
answered by Jon.G 50 votes

Why does "Endgame​" have its particular time travel theory?

I understood the time travel theory used in Avengers: Endgame. But why did the Russo brothers choose that theory? I mean all the famous time travel movies told us different theories. Is it because it ...

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asked by HungryCoucher 17 votes
answered by Stephen Francis 38 votes

Who authorized the presence of a documentary crew in the Scranton offices of Dunder Mifflin?

In-universe, who authorized and signed the contract for the document crew to come film the Scranton branch of Dunder-Mifflin, Inc.? Did Corporate authorize it? Or was this one of Michael's blunders ...

plot-explanation the-office  
asked by MissouriSpartan 11 votes
answered by Gustavo Gabriel 4 votes

Is it common for an author to get an executive producer credit when they are deceased?

I was watching the Amazon Prime show Jack Ryan and noticed that Tom Clancy is listed as an executive producer on the show. Tom Clancy passed away in 2013, at least two years before it was announced ...

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asked by kuhl 8 votes
answered by Paulie_D 1 vote

Is the creature in "The Thing" a single creature?

I have just finished the 1982 film "The Thing" and it left me feeling very confused. How many "Things" were there in the film? As far as I understand it the filmmakers tried to explain it as a virus ...

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asked by EcSync 7 votes
answered by Paulie_D 6 votes

Why didn’t Toby get laid off?

In S6E14 of The Office (US), Dunder-Mifflin, Inc is being assessed by a financial firm for the buyout by Sabre. If all of Corporate is gone shouldn’t Toby also be gone (and consequently Holly) ...

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asked by MissouriSpartan 4 votes
answered by JMac 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Who fired the shot and what is the symbolism in firing shot right next to Lucas at the end of the movie?

At the end of The Hunt (orig.: Jagten), during the deer hunt, there’s a shot fired right next to Lucas (deliberately missing the shot). Who fired the shot? Is it Theo's son? What is the meaning of ...

plot-explanation analysis ending the-hunt  
asked by chaitanya89 33 votes
answered by Andrew Martin 35 votes

Explanation of the ending of A Clockwork Orange

The ending of the film perplexed me a bit. The main hero says, quote, "I was cured alright". While that could be interpreted as honest and truthful, the final scene (the fantasized orgy) makes me ...

plot-explanation a-clockwork-orange  
asked by OddCore 38 votes
answered by Barry Hammer 40 votes

Explanation of the ending of "Oldboy"

I have a couple of questions about the ending of the horribly disturbing Oldboy (2003). Why does the antagonist "Puppet Master" kill himself in the elevator? Was he so consumed by revenge that he ...

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asked by Verge 24 votes
answered by Mnementh 11 votes

What really happened in Memento?

So I watched Memento, and I felt like I understood the story pretty well, however, some things don't make so much sense to me. As far as I know: Leonard, the main character, did in fact see his wife ...

plot-explanation memento  
asked by amiregelz 87 votes
answered by s427 60 votes

What does the three finger salute mean in Hunger Games?

In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, there is a three finger salute that is constantly shown, sometimes with whistle sound. But what does this three finger salute mean?

plot-explanation the-hunger-games the-hunger-games-catching-fire  
asked by Ankit Sharma 28 votes
answered by Andrew Martin 36 votes

How real are Bear Grylls TV shows? (Ultimate Survival in particular)

In Ultimate Survival on Discovery channel, we see Bear Grylls do amazing stuff, hunting dangerous animals, climbing dangerous mountains and all that fun stuff. There was another similar show on that ...

realism ultimate-survival  
asked by Lynob 31 votes
answered by Mike 28 votes

Who or what caused the apocalyptic events in How it Ends?

SPOILERS AHEAD: In the Netflix movie How it Ends, we witness and hear eyewitness accounts of a variety of apocalyptic events: no internet or phone power goes out across the country frequent ...

plot-explanation how-it-ends  
asked by BrettFromLA 6 votes
answered by Paulie_D 10 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Are Star Wars ship shields a bubble or skin tight?

There seems some inconsistency with Star Wars shields. Personal/Planetary shields seems to be globe like as seen on CIS Droidika and the shield on the Death Star II or Scarif having shields that are ...

star-wars  
asked by Matt Bartlett 2 votes
answered by user67368 0 votes

Interpretation of the ending of World on a Wire (Welt am Draht)

(Question contains spoilers) In the film Welt am Draht (World on a Wire), somewhere in the first half of the film, Fritz Walfang enters the "one level down" simulated world, but instead of Fritz ...

ending world-on-a-wire  
asked by gerrit 3 votes

Confused with the ending of The Man In High Castle

I finished watching 4th season of The Man in High Castle but can't understand the ending. In the end following happens: A portal to a parallel universe opens up and people start coming out of it. ...

plot-explanation the-man-in-the-high-castle  
asked by Rahul 1 vote
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