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Duffer Brothers' supernatural sci-fi horror web series created for Netflix. The show is set in 1980s Indiana and is an homage to 1980s pop culture.

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Does the Mind Flayer return to the Upside Down world?

During the seasons of Stranger Things we can see that the Mind Flayer can join a human and has power over the host. Will was the first one to suffer this but they could take it out before the portal ...
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What is the purpose of this “red room” in Stranger Things?

In Stranger Things, we frequently see Jonathan go inside this to "refine" his photos or something. I don't quite understand what happens here. He puts the photo in water, and somehow this makes it ...
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Why is Matthew Modine first in the credits of Stranger Things S02 EP09? [duplicate]

We see Matthew Modine (Dr Brenner) two times in Stranger Things S02 and he's first on the opening credits of the EP09. My only theory is maybe he accept to join the casting only if he's first on the ...
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What gadget does Will have on his wrist in “Stranger Things” S03E08?

Here are two screenshots from Stranger Things S03E08 with the gadget in question: It does not look like a wrist watch. Is it maybe some kind of portable video game?
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What is the classification difference between these Russian Hazmat suits?

While watching the latest season of Stranger Things, I noticed during episode 3.05 or 3.06 that some of Russian scientist working on their 'plasma blaster' (energy source to open the gate) are running ...
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How did the music get into the transmission?

In Stranger Things Series 3 episodes 1 and 2 the characters are dealing with a radio transmission. They identify the source of the transmission from the music included in the audio. How does the ...
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What happened to this character?

I did not want to put a spoiler in the title If it is from pain, then it is not consistent because there would have been more pain during the event than after the event If it is from parasite, then ...
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What's the meaning of Dustin nickname in season 3?

At the end of Stranger Things' season 3, we saw that Dustin has a new nickname: Dusty-bun. Also, we saw that As I'm not a native English speaker, I can't understand those nicknames as a fluffy thing. ...
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What is the parallel of Day of the Dead with Stranger things?

Stranger Things has a habit of foreshadowing the future in the form of games. In season one it was Dungeons & Dragons and in season 2 it was Dragon's Lair, but in the first episode of season 3 ...
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How did Will Meyers know where the letters were on the wall in Stranger Things?

In the first season of Stranger Things, communication between the real world and the upside down seems to have some interesting properties. Initially communication only seems possible as echoes of ...
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Why was Jonathan so quick to put out the fire on the monster?

In the US TV series Stranger Things S01E08 The Upside Down, Jonathan, Nancy, and Steve had managed to set the monster on fire: Not many seconds later, Jonathan uses a fire extinguisher to douse the ...
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What is the Russians' goal in Stranger Things S3?

In Season 3 of Stranger Things, the Russians are in Hawkins to Is there some explanation as to why I missed?
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Why was Bob “the brain” working at RadioShack?

In the Netflix series Stranger Things 2, why was Bob "the brain" working at RadioShack when he knew BASIC and was quite intelligent from what we learn about him during the show? Was it just to have an ...
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Why is the portal so hard to close in Stranger Things 2, when the monster opened many in the first season?

In Stranger Things 2, they say the portal takes a lot of energy to close, and that only El has the power to close it. But in the first season, portals to the Upside-Down crop up all over the place- in ...
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Is investigator Murray a Russian spy in Stranger Things 2?

Many ideas just come to my mind after watching the S2E5&6. This private, free-lance investigator seems strangely mysterious to me, obviously when Murray stores a lot of Vodka in his refrigerator. ...
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Why do M4 guns appear in Stranger Things?

Well, as we know Stranger Things is in the 80s (not later than 1984). The gun in those scene looks exactly like the M4 model while the M4 is in service in 1994. Is this a mistake or I take it wrong?
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What happened to the thing that Will puked?

At the end of Stranger Things season 1, we can see Will puking up a slug in the bathroom. A year later, the events of the second season occur. In the second season, we can see D'art grow to become a ...
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Dustin's Grrrr - Fake or real?

Dustin in Stranger Things performs a "grrrr" at multiple occasions. The sound is weirdly pleasing. I dont think anyone else could produce the same sound. One could ...
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Why did Eleven say goodbye to Mike if she knew she could go back?

In season 1 of Stranger Things, shortly before killing the demogorgon, El says goodbye to Mike and disappears. In season 2, right after the kill, she seems to be surprised to be in the Upside Down and ...
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What is the purpose of Max's brother Billy in Stranger Things 2?

In Stranger Things 2, Billy is a new character, along with his sister Max. She has a purpose: she helps the party, but what about Billy? His main actions were to pick up Max in his car and prevent ...
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Why does Will know Morse code?

At the end of Stranger Things' second season, we see that Why does Will know Morse code? Did I miss something? Hopper and Eleven know it, Hopper due to his military training, Eleven due to being ...
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Is Ray telling the truth about Dr. Brenner in Stranger Things: The Lost Sister?

In the first season finale episode of Stranger Things, we saw the demogorgon attacking Dr. Brenner. So, it was presumed that he is dead. However, in S02E07 aka Chapter Seven: The Lost Sister, a lab ...
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Dr Brenner's intentions with Eleven

Spoilers. Don't read if haven't seen Stranger Things season 1. In the first season, right from the starting, we are shown that Dr. Brenner is in search for Eleven. Apparently they were testing on her,...
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Why do lights blink when it appears?

Might contain spoilers! In the TV series Stranger Things, more particularly in S01 E08, in Will's house when the Demogorgon appears, just before that the lights blink, like an indication of it's ...
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Is there any connection between Stranger Things and IT movie?

Are Stranger Things and IT in the same universe? In season 2 episode 3 of Stranger Things while Bob drives Will to school, Bob tells Will about a terrifying experience he had as a kid where a clown ...
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Where was the Mind Flayer in Season 1?

In Stranger Things, the Mind Flayer is a pretty big deal, as it is essentially the brain of the Upside Down, or at least some elements of it. For instance, it is responsible for spread the vines ...
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How does Mike know that the monster craves blood?

In “The Upside Down”, the final episode of the first season of Stranger Things, the monster attacks our heroes and a group of ill-intentioned adults as they stand in a hallway at Hawkins Middle School....
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How did Dragon's Lair foreshadow the story of Stranger Things 2?

In Stranger Things, playing Dungeons & Dragons foreshadowed the upcoming threat in season 1 and I expected the same from season 2, but I can't make out how the Dragon's Lair arcade game ...
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What is the significance of newspaper shot in Stranger Things S02E01?

In Stranger Things S02E01, we got a shot of a newspaper bundle: But what is the significance of this newspaper bundle? Why is a close shot of this newspaper given? Is there something I am missing ...
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What happens to the portal at the Hawkins middle school?

In "Trick or Treat, Freak" (Stranger Things, S02E02), there is a flashback scene in which Eleven returns to the human world from the Upside Down by crawling through a portal: After she exits, there ...
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Which Dungeons & Dragons characters class Max belongs to?

In continuation of Do the kids from Stranger Things have any analogues to the Dungeons & Dragons game characters? Does the new character, Max also belong to some Dungeons & Dragons characters ...
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Why didn't the scientists in Stranger Things recognise this place?

In episode 6 of Stranger Things 2, The Spy, we see Will being manipulated by the Mind Flayer to set a trap for the "soldiers" of Hawkins Lab. As foreshadowing, Chief Hopper mentions that they ...
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How do productions like Stranger Things or other similarly “not modern but still within recent memory” productions acquire period props?

For productions like Game of Thrones or The Hobbit, I assume prop and dress production is relatively easy -- While we have drawings and paintings, no one is alive who remembers what people wore in the ...
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Can you hurt upside down faceless monsters without magic at all?

Warning: season 2 spoilers! In the first season, we can see the "Demogorgon" being set on fire and shot by automatic weapons, without showing any signs of harm at all. You can see that he looks ...
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Why the tunnels were built all around the city?

I'm talking about Stranger Things Season 2 Spoilers ahead. In this season we saw that a creature (Shadow monster) emerged from another dimension who is trying to come into our dimension. It thinks ...
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Do the kids from Stranger Things have any analogues to the Dungeons & Dragons game characters?

Netflix's web television series Stranger Things seems to have many analogues to the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, especially as they call the monster "Demogorgon", which ended up being in ...
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Why does almost everyone neglect Barbara Holland?

In Stranger Things, Nancy calls Barbara Holland's mother on the next day after the pool party. Mrs. Holland is expecting her daughter to have slept over at Nancy's. Nancy makes up an obvious lie, but ...
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How did Chief Hopper and Joyce Byers decide where to go when seeking Will?

In the final episode of Stranger Things, Chief Hopper and Joyce Byers enter the upside down to rescue young Will Byers. They find that his last known shelter has been destroyed and proceed to the ...
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Meaning of exodus scene in S1E8 of Stranger Things?

I am looking for an explanation of a mysterious scene early in Ep 8 (Season 1) of Stranger Things. At about 7min in there is a large movement of people out of Hawkins National Laboratory, with this ...
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Where was Eleven going to find people

Where was Eleven from Stranger Things going to track people (when she was going in the bathtub). Was it the upside down? If yes, wasn't she in danger as well? If not then how did she even know so ...
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How exactly did Will and Barb get into the Upside-Down?

In both cases they were hunted by the Monster, who seems to have a tendency to take his victims into the Upside-Down before finally making use of them. It was quite logical in case of a deer: there ...
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Did the “Department of Energy” open any of the gates to the Upside-down?

It seems like a strange coincidence that the "stable" gate to the upside-down is within a Department of Energy facility. But it seems like they're taken by surprise by it. And from what I've read ...
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Was Will Byers's search intentionally shown differently thematically from each character's perspective?

In Stranger Things, the story of each character's search for Will Byers seems to be represented thematically differently. Like Jim Hopper's search follows a conspiracy thriller approach, Joyce Byers's ...
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How was Will aware of the lights?

In Stranger Things (2016) Will Byers gets taken to the "Upside Down". But he manages to communicate with his mother, e.g through the christmas lights.   When Joyce is in the cupboard and says "...
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Why did the “demorgogon” visit Joyce in the house?

Last night I finished Stranger Things and as I understand the so-called demogorgon is attracted to blood and that's why it leaves The Upside Down. Why did it go to Joyce in their house?
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Are the gates to upside-down still open after the end of Stranger Things S1?

At the end of season 1 of Stranger Things, it is not clear whether the gates to upside-down are still open. Since the monster was killed, does the upside-down still exist? Are the gates still open?
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In “Stranger things” S01, How was wormhole in the base of a tree in the woods created?

In series "Stranger things" season 1, How were two worm holes (Ones that would open doors to parallel universe or Up-side-down) created? To be specific, How was wormhole in the base of a tree in the ...
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Significance of the song “Should I Stay or Should I Go”?

What is the significance of the use of Should I Stay or Should I Go song in Stranger Things? That song is more a love song and used by Will for mentioning his condition or sending message. But I ...
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Where does Eleven's mind go when she is in the sensory-deprivation tank?

Where does Eleven's mind goes when she is in the sensory-deprivation tank? Is it alternate reality? Or is it parallel universe? Did she time travel or space travel?
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Why can the monster switch dimensions at will?

In Stranger Things, the dimension door in the electric power station is created by 011, but apparently the monster can switch dimensions at will (like in the Byers house or the trunk). If the monster ...