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That room is called a darkroom, and it's part of the photographic printing process. A darkroom is a workshop used by photographers working with photographic film to make prints and carry out other associated tasks. It is a room that can be made completely dark to allow the processing of the light-sensitive photographic materials, including film and ...


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Wired actually has an article about this: ... To get the amazing '80s stuff, Reiss scoured eBay, flea markets, prop rentals, and estate sales in Georgia. (The series is set in suburban Indiana but shot in Atlanta.) Her budget for the season was around $220,000. ... Reiss has a warehouse full of props on the Isle of Man, but almost ...


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This is called a darkroom. A darkroom is a workshop used by photographers working with photographic film to make prints and carry out other associated tasks. It is a room that can be made completely dark to allow the processing of the light-sensitive photographic materials, including film and photographic paper. Various equipment is used in the darkroom, ...


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Is there any connection between Stranger Things and IT movie? Yes, IT is one of the inspirations behind the show. From huffingtonpost The Duffer brothers, who actually once pitched an “It” remake themselves, recently told Vulture that the connections are completely intentional. But there seems to be one big hole in the theory. “Stranger Things” co-...


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Yes, each kid has analogues to the character classes The game is used as a self-referential plot device in the series. The first campaign in Chapter One foreshadows the events of Season One with the Demogorgon appearing and taking Will as the Monster did in the following scenes As stated in the Wiki: Mike – Dungeon Master Will – "Will the Wise", ...


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The Dragon's Lair game doesn't have to do with Will or the demogorgan this time, but with the love triangle of Max, Lucas and Dustin. We see Dustin playing this game while Lucas, Will and Mike watching. When Dustin loses this game, following conversation takes place. Lucas: You're not nimble though, but you'll get there one day. But until then, princess ...


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Matt and Ross Duffer (the creators/writers/often directors of the show) talk about this in the Netflix aftershow Beyond Stranger Things, Episode 1. Billy was actually written in to serve as a specific type of character, the "human antagonist". Originally, they had intended this for Steve Harrington in season 1; but as the show evolved with the cast, they ...


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This is a Nelsonic Q'Bert Wristwatch, sold by Nelsonic Digital. They were very popular, especially in the 80s for their game-themed wristwatches, wherein you could actually play the game on your wrist! Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelsonic_Industries


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From an interview with the Duffer brothers (writers and creators of the show), these portals are explicitly stated to be temporary. When the monster enters our dimension, it’s like a shark breaching the water. Very much like a shark, it drags its prey back into its home, where it feeds. Each time it enters our world, it leaves a small tear, or wound. That’...


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As I suspected, kids from Stranger Things do have analogues to the Dungeons & Dragons game character classes. It's even addressed by Mike in S02E03: So as per the episode: Mike is Paladin: The paladin is a holy knight, crusading in the name of good and order, and is a divine spellcaster. Will is Cleric: clerics are versatile figures, both ...


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There is one reference I could find in this article, Day of the Dead was the third installment in director George A. Romero’s iconic Night of the Living Dead series and was described by Romero as a “tragedy about how a lack of human communication causes chaos and collapse even in this small little pie slice of society.” This theme plays out later in ...


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For me, the scene where Joyce Byers sees the monster for the first time, coming out of the wall in Will's bedroom and runs away from her house, explains it. At that moment she is both devastated by Will's disappearance and terrified of what had just happened in her house. When she gets to the car and manages to start the engine, the radio turns on playing "...


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I think that El touching the monster accomplished a couple things, in addition to creating the initial portal. First, I think the monster was not aware of the parallel world before that, if the world was even "that" parallel before the touch. But more importantly, the touch and El's reaction generated sufficient energy to align the worlds (think of Mr ...


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According to the newspaper image, At the library, get ready for Merrill Wright and Eugene McCorkle to duke it out in our annual Biggest Pumpkin competition. Merrill, the reigning champion hauled in a 314 lb. pumpkin last year, but my sources tell me Jeffrey has something very special planned this year, that will blow his... There is also a picture of ...


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No, Ray wasn't lying. Yes, Dr. Brenner is still alive, according to the producers of Stranger Things. Apparently, he will have a role to play in coming seasons. In a recent interview with Collider, Shawn Levy confirmed that the man wasn't just lying to save his own skin. source Also confirmed by Screenrant: Stranger Things producer Shawn Levy ...


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Why should they? First, why would they mark the location? To them, there’s nothing special about the location. It’s just where Hopper happened be. If they’d had no map of the area, maybe they’d have marked it to try to guess where the tentacles were—but they have a perfect map, thanks to the photos they took of Will’s drawings. No need to guess where ...


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I can offer a speculative answer. Season two added other yet to be seen 80's allusions/references to it's ever growing pedigree of easter eggs. One of the more obvious are things pertianing to The Lost Boys, a campy 80's vampire flick with elements of 80's hairbands and some Gothic Punk Rock. In that sense Billy may be like the Vampire antagonists... Note:...


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There is no canonical answer for this yet but I have come across an interesting hypothesis by u/mrzoink in a r/StrangerThings post in Reddit: Speculation: Joyce psychically reached out to Will, through an interface not entirely unlike the one Eleven uses, a CB radio. Both are electrical audio devices. Will was at "close range" which we can assume ...


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Were all these people going after El, or were they evacuating the lab and if so why? The people we see getting into vehicles were going after El. We see both Brenner and Connie at the school later, and the soldiers would've been going to secure the perimeter and search the school. However, the lab would also be getting prepped for evacuation, as the ...


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Inconclusive The pictures you've provided are dreadfully unclear, so it's impossible to tell if we're actually looking at an M4 carbine as claimed. The "Internet Movie Firearms Database" believes they are Colt Model 723, which is a variation of the M16A2, the same weapon the M4 Carbine is based on. The M16A2 was officially adopted by US Department of ...


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After the show has been officially renewed for a second season, the Duffer Brothers revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly: We obviously have this gate to another dimension, which is still very much open in the town of Hawkins. And a lot of questions there in terms of, if the Monster is dead, was it a singular monster? What else could be ...


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Where was Eleven from Stranger Things going to track people. Was it the upside down? As we see in the course of the series, Eleven was being trained to use her psychic powers to spy on enemy commanders in far away places (on Earth.) The military organization operating out of the power plant had been using her to do this. I don't think she was fully ...


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Why does almost everyone neglect Barbara Holland? Did the rest even cared in start? Barb seems to be the least popular girl in school and shown to have only single friend Nancy. And Nancy did all that for her only. Mr. & Mrs. Holland had very minmal role, so we don't even see them much. And she presumably believed Nacny's lie that's why she was not ...


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What was the motive of Brenner's in searching Eleven? They were using Eleven to spy on a Russian agent, she was their asset. They did so much coverup to keep her with them, how can they let her go easily? Was it all just to cover his experiment gone wrong? Or to kill the monster? Or to use Eleven as a weapon? I don't think it was just only for coverup but ...


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It's not explained explicitly in the sense that nobody outright says why they did these things, but it seems like the most logical course of action to me. Think like Joyce and Hopper would be thinking. Will is not in the last known place they were told he was, so where else would he have gone in this strange, dark echo of reality? Where else would he feel ...


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Why are they opening the portal? We don't know their exact motives yet but if you have seen the end credit scene then remember they are not done with the Upside down: In a post-credit scene, at a Russian base in Kamchatka, guards are referring to an unseen American prisoner as another prisoner is fed to a captive Demogorgon. - Wikipedia. So we need to ...


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Yes blood is a way of attracting the demogorgon, but it doesn't necessary mean it's the only way of getting their attention. To the extent of my knowledge I believe Joyce's son was at the house within the upside down for quite a while. It's understood the creature is looking for Will and would explain why it was at the house too. Joyce hearing her sons ...


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They opened the gate inside Department of Energy but by mistake. DoE were trying to telepathically intercept information from a Russian spy by use of Eleven's powers but it goes wrong and she came across the monster who we call Demogorgon and create the stable gate while coming back. It was cleared in Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat. Demogorgon did ...


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Remember the tightrope and the flea explanation... the monster was the flea. The monster was able to cross between the realities, he would tear through to get something, but those holes would then close up again. They wouldn't be used a second time.


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We're not given an on-screen explanation. That said, the 80s is closer to the era when Morse code was somewhat relevant. As mentioned in comments, knowing Morse code was a requirement for a ham radio license. We know the are interested in the radio, and AV club in general, so this isn't out of the ordinary. Some radios also used to include Morse code ...


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