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What is Mycroft Holmes' full name? Is there a mention anywhere?

In the BBC Sherlock series, Sherlock mentions that his full name is William Sherlock Scott Holmes. Has there ever been a mention of Mycroft's full name anywhere? (including other series, books and ...
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The attack on Donnager: why are the attackers risking their lives for this mission?

In The Expanse Season 01 Donnager is attacked by the 6 ships with cloaking tech. What I do not understand: why are crews of these 6 ships willing to sacrifice their lives on such a risky mission? ...
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Why are the Rebels still called rebels in the The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi? [duplicate]

In the original trilogy (A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi) calling Luke, Leia, Hans, etc made sense. They're rebelling against an evil empire. In the latest set of Star Wars ...
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What is Dean Winters' character Avi's function in John Wick?

In the movie John Wick (2014), we meet an associate of Viggo Tarasov named Avi, played by Dean Winters (maybe best known from Allstate Insurance's Mayhem ads). In the few scenes that we see Avi, he ...
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What's so funny about Ann's reply?

In Fifty Shades Freed (2018), Christian, who has drank, speaks to his pregnant wife Ann: Christian: Babies mean no sex. Ann: That can't be true. There'd be no siblings. Christian: Hmm. ...
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Planet at the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story

At the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Han Solo catches up with Lando Calrissian on a forested planet. In the scene, Han wins the Millennium Falcon. What is the name of the planet where Han beats ...
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How did the original lightsaber prop work?

The original (non-animated) lightsaber was apparently a wooden slat that could rotate covered with a reflective tape: What kind of reflective tape are we talking about here? The light is so intense ...
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Was Flash's message in Batman vs Superman for the event occured in Justice League?

Ok, so there were a lot of questions regarding Bruce's 'knightmare'/ visions and The Flash's message in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice most of which are answered here. So, following the ...
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What is the meaning of the smoking hair in Yellowbeard?

I have watched Yellowbeard countless times and tried to place a meaning on the smoking hair ends used twice in the film. I have heard reference to an inside joke amongst the cast and crew, but never a ...
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Can military police arrest civilians on US soil?

In the movie Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Jack Reacher has a sheriff arrested by military police because this sheriff is possibly involved human trafficking. Can military police arrest a civilian on ...
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What does Cypher mean when he says Neo is “gonna pop”?

When Neo is first shown about the Matrix, the real world, and how all humans are enslaved by the machines to harness their energy, Neo has a profound panic attack. While watching this, Cypher says "He'...
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Why does Thanos say to Iron Man that he is “cursed with knowledge”? [duplicate]

When Thanos was fighting against Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity War, he said > You're not the only one who cursed with knowledge. What does he mean with that?
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Why did Charles Kane buy the newspaper?

In Citizen Kane, he buys a newspaper because it would be "fun" according to the internet. But since it's been a long time since I last watched that movie. I want to learn why he really bought that ...
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Was a deal made with Warner Bros so that Peter Porker can do the things he does?

In the movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse there is this spider-man character called Peter Porker, who is an alternate funny animal version of Spider-Man: He does things and say things closely to ...
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What was the reaction when Kochanski replaced Rimmer in Red Dwarf? [closed]

Actor Chris Barrie left Red Dwarf for a time and the character of Rimmer was replaced by a version of Kochanski from a parallel universe. What was the overall reaction by audiences at the time and ...
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What is the nature of the Nuclear Family?

I know a little about Nuclear Family from Justice League Action etc but in Titans I am confused about the nature of the Nuclear Family. In comics and cartoons, it's a family of robots with different ...
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How did they toss the ladder to the other end?

We see the end of the ladder is not fixed, as well as being held by the other end by them. Before that, I wonder, how did they toss the ladder to the other end?
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How were the slow-motion scenes in the movie Cashback made?

Cashback (2006) has some famous slow-motion scenes in a supermarket, where the camera moves slowly through a frozen moment, but with a single person acting in normal motion. Does anyone know how ...
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Was the other Ballerina a sparrow too?

Uncle Vanya in Red Sparrow is a manipulator. And I was under the impression he always wanted to have some "action" with Dominika. That's clearly why he prostitutes her through the sparrow program. ...
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What happened to Agu's mother?

In the movie Beasts of No Nation (2015) what happened to Agu's mother? Was Agu able to find her? It is not mentioned in the movie. Is there any explanation in the book which the movie is based on?
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What was the first movie to show a crazy person's wall covered with photos & articles connected by colored yarn?

In movies such as A Beautiful Mind, a crazy / obsessed person will cover a wall with photographs and news articles, and connect them with colored yarn. (This is called link analysis). We've all seen ...
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Why do some Kree have white skin?

This seems bizarre to me. All the Kree we've seen thus far (MCU based) were blue skinned... Ronan the Accuser being the most famous What do Kree people look like? Is there anything concrete with ...
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Crist's quotation on “Airport”

The IMDb trivia page about 1970 Airport says that Critic Judith Crist famously dubbed this "the best film of 1944" and so do many other pages and posts around the web. However I cannot find the ...
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Why did the Jennings even have kids?

In The Americans, if it was such a problem for the Jennings to have kids in the first place as revealed in Season 3/4: Why bother at all? It would have looked perfectly normal to be an American ...
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What criteria does the Academy uses to give a statuette in the Scientific awards and why it was decided to have a separate ceremony for them?

I always wanted to ask this question since the information that I could find didn't really cleared my doubts in the subject. This arises from the fact that my favorite awards aren't telecasted and the ...
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Was Skipper talking to Dusty on the radio, or was it in Dusty's head?

In Planes (2013), towards the end of the movie where Ripslinger passes Dusty, he sees the sunrays. He hears Skipper say, Tailwinds like nothin' you've ever flown. Dusty proceeds to say Roger ...
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How do the travelers/couriers know what universe to take the films to?

In episode 3.01 (More Than Ever, We Care About You) of Amazon Prime Video TV series, The Man in the High Castle, the titular character, also known as Abendsen Hawthorn, and his wife Caroline, explain ...
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Early credit roll before the end of the film

In the 2018 movie Vice, an "early credits roll" was used for comedic effect about halfway through the film. It was used in conjunction with text overlays with a sarcastic tone to them. I found this ...
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Why is Sheldon such a big fan of Doctor Who? [closed]

In some episodes of The Big Bang Theory we can see that Sheldon is a big fan of Doctor from Doctor Who. We also see that one of his greatest dreams is transferring his mind into a cybernetic body. ...
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In Legion S2E4, why did the Syd's body switch places with her mother's in the shower?

In the show, whenever Sydney switches places with someone, their minds swap bodies for a time. When they return, the bodies stay where they are and the minds swap back (as expected). In s2e4, in the ...
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Why are the books in the Game of Thrones citadel library shelved spine inwards?

How do they know the title of each book in the citadel library in Game of Thrones if the book's back faces the wall?
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Was Leonard Hofstadter's character inspired from George Costanza's character?

I have already seen The Big Bang Theory TV series and now I am watching Seinfeld. By looking at George Costanza's character I can relate too many similarities between Leonard and him, let alone their ...
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How does Leonard in “Memento” remember reading and writing?

I was watching this masterpiece Memento, but one question that stuck in my mind is how does Leonard remember reading and writing? He was suffering from short term memory loss and if reading and ...
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Why didn't the 2019 Oscars have a host?

So, this year's Oscars event didn't have a host, but it did have presenters for different awards. Why was that the case? Why did the 2019 Oscars not have a host?
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Why was the scene cut without any reply from Zakharov?

In Red Sparrow Zakharov says to his assistant after he had got some information via phone: Zakharov: No loose ends. Nothing that can come back on the president. Assistant: And the girl? (...
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Why is Cyborg in Doom Patrol instead of Titans?

I recently started watching DC Universe show Titans and realized Cyborg was not there but he is apparently in the spinoff Doom Patrol in a prominent role. But why this change? Titans is based on ...
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What is the place shown in the opening scene of Hillary's America?

At the beginning of the movie "Hillary's America" the narrator walks into a visitor's center which apparently is associated with the Democratic National Committee somehow, and within this hall is ...
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Which deception is Matron referring to?

In Red Sparrow Dominika Egorova attacked a fellow cadet, who tried to rape her. Later, Matron calls the fellow cadet and her. Matron says to her: For the deception to be complete, you must hold ...
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How did Gwen come to this universe even before the portal was open? [duplicate]

So as we all know Gwen came into the picture even before the portal was open in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, while other Spidermen came into the current universe after the portal was open and ...
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What was Jai's mistake in the past

At the beginning of Curse of the Golden Flower when The Emperor and Prince Jai stop off in a building on their way to the palace, The Emperor tells Jai that he came to remind Jai of his mistake from ...
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Was the medicine at the end acid?

At the end of Curse of the Golden Flower, the Empress refuses to take the poisoned medicine that she's been having as of late and knocks the cup into the air, spilling the medicine onto the table. ...
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Why was the Emperor poisoning the Empress?

In Curse of the Golden Flower The Emperor has had the Imperial Doctor poison the Empress's medicine with a fungus which deteriorates her health and will ultimately make her go insane. What I don't ...
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Why did Ben Bradlee specifically mention “91 words a minute”?

The Post's managing editor, Ben Bradlee reads a paper: BEN: All these guys sound like they sleep with a damn thesaurus. So McNaughton was secretly suggesting to McNamara...to provoke the North ...
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Why didn't Javert commit suicide earlier?

In Les Miserable Javert commits suicide when Valjean spares his life and turns out to be a good guy all along. Then why didn't Javert commit suicide when Valjean didn't take the chance to have him ...
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Why does Ben Bradlee ask “Is anybody else tired of reading the news instead of reporting it”?

In The Post (2017), The Times publishes a story on obtaining the Pentagon Papers with news on the White House's cover-up stories. In a meeting of editors, managing editor Ben Bradlee asks a question: ...
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What happened to Sen?

In Zatoichi #9, when Shinsuke is killed, Ichi tells his sister Sen not to go back that night to the inn where she works. Next day he returns to the place where Shinsuke had been hiding, and finds ...
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How did Thomas know about “Her Ladyship's soap?”

In season one of Downton Abbey, O'Brien strategically places a bar of soap near the tub where she knows Lady Cora will step on it. O'Brien comes to her sensed a minute too late and Cora falls, causing ...
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Who was in the coffin?

In The Prestige, Angier & Cutter take Fallon prisoner and bury him in a coffin, as hostage for Borden's secret. Borden comes and hands over the key to the diary, then digs out Fallon. Which one ...
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What is the difference between the beige and orange prison uniforms?

In Orange Is The New Black, what is the difference between the beige prison uniform and the orange prison uniform? I've noticed some prisoners have beige and some have orange and the beige are only ...
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Flags in Kim Possible (2019)

In a scene near the end of the Kim Possible TV movie (2019) two flags are seen on two different flag poles outside of the Middleton high school. I don't remember, but they might also be seen in ...

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