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2014 American science fiction movie directed by Christopher Nolan about a crew of astronauts searching for a new home for a dying human society.

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How did Cooper send the quantum data? [duplicate]

How Cooper did send such a huge amount of quantum data through the watch as morse code in Interstellar? When Cooper started sending data Murph (Mackenzie Foy) was a child and when she receives the ...
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How could they survive and move that easily on Miller's planet if the gravity field is so powerful?

In Interstellar the crew lands on a planet near a black hole, where the gravity field was so powerful because of the black hole that they had spend many years on the planet (relative to their station)....
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Why did it take a rocket to lift off the Earth but just shuttles to lift off the other planets?

I remember gravity in both the planets in Interstellar being comparable to that of Earth's. 80% of Earth gravity in case of Mann's planet and 130% in case of Miller's planet. So, why did it take a ...
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Why did NASA not investigate Cooper's house?

In the beginning of Interstellar, the mysterious behavior of gravity is attributed to Cooper's discovery of the secret NASA base that leads him to becoming the lead astronaut. When they first find ...
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Was the “Dr Mann” they meet on the planet a transhuman version of KIPP and Mann?

The first thing that tipped me off was the scene in Interstellar where Cooper and Mann were wrestling and Cooper said there’s a 50-50 chance that your visor will break first, and Mann (without any ...
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Question about space station physics in Interstellar [duplicate]

At the end of Interstellar when "Cooper Station" is shown orbiting around Saturn, why does the ball while playing baseball travel to a different side and the houses appear to be upside down and there ...
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Why does Tom not want to leave even if his son is dying?

Quick recap of Tom's life in Interstellar: everyone he loves dies. He loses his mother, his father, his first son and his grandfather. After his dad spends Tom's childhood making it clear he prefers ...
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Why was the wormhole in Interstellar placed near Saturn?

Why was the wormhole placed near Saturn in Interstellar? If 'they' (advanced future humans) placed the wormhole from future, why didn't they place it near Earth or at-least near the planet Mars? ...
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Why did Murph's brother and his wife refuse a doctor for their son in Interstellar?

In Interstellar, when Murph visits her brother and his wife, she notices that their son is coughing hard, and she offers to arrange a visit from a doctor for him. The brother and his wife refuse, ...
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About Cooper's and Murphy's reunion in Interstellar

I loved Interstellar, but I found it odd that for a film that seemed to base a huge emotional chord on Cooper's relationship with Murph that: Is there any reasonable explanation for this perceived ...
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Why did “they” rely on cooper and his daughter to save themselves in Interstellar [duplicate]

If "they" were our descendants who transcended to the 5th dimension, "they" are practically a Godlike civilization compared to us, then why did they developed this complicated plan rather than simply ...
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Why does Cooper send the NASA coordinates in Interstellar? [duplicate]

What is the point of Cooper sending himself the coordinates of NASA in Interstellar, only to moments later scream at himself to "STAY, you fool"?
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How much of Interstellar is based on real effects? [closed]

When I watched the movie Interstellar, I felt that there was a lot of use of real events, real calculations and real experiment. I then found out that the director, Christopher Nolan, passed 4 years ...
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Why does the computer having data from Dr. Mann's planet react in this way? [duplicate]

In the movie Interstellar on Dr. Mann's planet when Rommily tries to check the data from the computer or robot he says "This data makes no sense" and then suddenly it blows up killing Rommily. Now how ...
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How does the high gravity on Miller's planet create big waves?

In Interstellar the gravity on Millers planet was about 130% of earth's gravity, which made everything heavy. Shouldn't the waves be low, fast and heavy as well?
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Why didn't NASA contact Cooper?

If Dr. Brand knew Cooper, and knew him well enough to know that he was capable of flying the mission, why didn't he just contact him? It seems like they were pouring a ton of resources into the ...
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What was the motivation to have the Plan B in Interstellar

Spoilers coming, please keep that in mind if you haven't see the movie yet. So the Plan B in Interstellar is to save mankind from extinction by making a new population from embryos. What is the point ...
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What is the meaning of this reaction given by Lois?

In Interstellar (2014), what is the meaning of this reaction given by Lois? The actual scene goes like this: Boy Coop: {Cough's} Boy Coop: The dust Murph: Lois, I have a friend who, could look at his ...
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Why wasn't Interstellar shot in 3D?

A large part of the story in Interstellar takes place in space and hence there are many occasions when it feels like "wouldn't it have been better to watch this scene in 3D?". Especially after Gravity,...
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How can humans travel to 12 different planets in Interstellar?

In the movie Interstellar humanity tries to save humanity by colonizing planets by using a wormhole which leads to another galaxy. While the protagonist travels through the wormhole his crewmate says ...
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What's with Interstellar's strange sound mixing?

I hope this question doesn't come across as too opinion-based, but when watching Interstellar I noticed, that the sound mixing was a bit "off". Dialogue was sometimes very hard to understand and ...
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Why Cooper or Dr. Brand can't send message?

In Interstellar, we saw Murph, Tom, Prof. Brand are able to send message to Cooper. Then why Cooper or Dr. Brand can't send message as well?
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How does Cooper join the expedition for the first time? [duplicate]

In Interstellar, Cooper is able to communicate with his daughter once he enters the Black hole and he is revealed to be the ghost sending messages. This seems to be a paradoxical situation as he ...
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How was the main problem dealt with?

  [Source] In Interstellar a pathogenic organism (the blight) is responsible for a global food shortage. Corn seems to be the last crop that can be grown, although it is hinted that it's only ...
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Do electronics devices get aged?

Why is ageing effect limited to only living organisms in Interstellar? Would electronics gadgets too get aged? I mean performance must get worse over the course of time. I think TARS and other ...
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How does Murph know whether Dr. Brand is alive?

In Interstellar the data transmission was only one way, that is, from The Earth to the spaceship, and not the other way, then how does Murph know that Dr. Brand is alive?
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Why single way communication in Interstellar? [duplicate]

Why could the crew beyond the worm hole only receive video logs? Why did they not have two way communication with NASA on Earth?
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Spaceship to transport human in interstellar

It is shown in end that humans are living on a spaceship orbiting near saturn. But when was this ship built? There was no mention of spaceship on such a large scale being mentioned.
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Where is the music from the Interstellar trailer from?

The trailer for the new Christopher Nolan film "Interstellar" was just released. The music used is very familiar but I cannot pin down the source. It is present throughout the whole clip, but is most ...
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About Gargantua and Cooper?

In Interstellar, how did Cooper get into that 5 Dimensional structure? Is it because of Gargantua (black hole)? Or is it because of 'they'? Or any other reasons. I didn't understand that part well ...
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Why was Dr Mann so mean? [duplicate]

Firstly, we are told that Dr Mann was the best of all of them and he knowingly went to that planet that it might very well be the end if the planet was unsustainable. Since the planet was indeed a ...
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How did Cooper find the location of NASA from the patterns?

How did Cooper find the location of NASA from the patterns in the dust in Interstellar? But what I don't get from the movie is how did Cooper make to it to be the coordinates since that data could be ...
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What was Interstellar's post-climax scene all about?

I'm confused about the scene where Matthew McConaughey wakes up in this new habitat of the humans. I presume that it's not earth, he's on another planet. And why does the land look like a tunnel there?...
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How was Plan B supposed to work?

In the movie Interstellar, a backup plan was made in case the primary plan to evacuate earth failed. The plan entailed deployment of frozen human embryos on the new planet to essentially restart the ...

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