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How did Murph know about Edmunds?
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The only way Murph could know is when that information came from Brand herself. Therefore we must assume that the quantum data Cooper send to Earth/Murph was also able to fix the one-directional ...

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What's real in "The Matrix"?
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That's a lot of questions. The matrix is a virtual reality. The dark tunnels, the breeding grounds, the Nebuchadnezzar, the bad food, etc., is the real reality. Thomas Anderson is a real person only ...

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Why don't Marty's parents ever mention how similar he looks to the Marty of 1955?
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Suppose the parents did notice the similarity. What would the chances be that they noticed exactly in the '85 time frames the movie shows? Nil.

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Why the Robots were so unconventional?
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Creativity. Personally speaking, the square droids were a welcome change to the traditional representation of robots. The reaction to the first scene with it was like: "Hmm, that's a strange robot". ...

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Why did the writers / producers of the West Wing spoil the final season in episode 1?
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As a huge The West Wing fan, to me the flash-forward was a pleasant surprise from the regular chronological (1) story telling, and I did not experience it as being a spoiler. In fact, as trigger to ...

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What's the purpose of Solomon's son Dia in Blood Diamond?
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Well found question! In short, and just from thoughts that rose at reading your translation, I suppose that name is saying that children - the movie shows enough children's abuse and misemployment - ...

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Why does 2001: A Space Odyssey not provide an explanation of its ending? Are we supposed to read the book?
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Like your second paragraph and your quote of Kubrick's own statement kind of answer the question already: there is explanation nor meaning for the movie. That is intended. You just may or must make ...

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Is the opening break-up scene in The Social Network intended to be humorous?
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Having inside-depth knowledge nor references, I do not think the opening scene is intended to be humorous. To my opinion, the opening sequence serves foremost as an introduction to Mark's character ...

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Why do you need 6 points to define a location in 3 dimensional space?
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Any random point (a location) in space can be defined by a coordinate in any number of coordinate systems. The stargate system uses its own coordinate system based on 39 constellations (for a Milky ...

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Ending of Social Network
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If you mean if Mark with all his current might, money and status suspects to be able to turn Erica around on that point, then I think no, he does not believe that. He knows she is far too honest. ...

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Why was the wormhole in Interstellar placed near Saturn?
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Two guesses, in order of probability: Even they were not able to pinpoint the exact location of the wormhole's end at creation. If we assume a deviation factor for the exact location of a wormhole's ...

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How did V.I.K.I. (Virtual Interactive Kinetic Intelligence) become self aware?
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Somehow VIKI confused or even exchanged the term human being with humanity. That is the origin of VIKI's awareness: to protect humanity because it realized that human beings might destroy it. The ...

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Did the blue pills cause behavioral modification?
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From that same transcript: The green side, the physical side, is nothing more than a 1.5 percent rise in your mitochondrial protein uptake. But with 1.5 percent, you see this immediate increase in ...

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What is the purpose or message behind the dog figurine that Bond receives?
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I simply thought of it as being a collegial joke by M, because Bond wondered a bit sarcasticly why solely that dog had survived the bombing. Just as in: "Oh, you don't like it? Have fun with it then!"

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How does Mal knows where to find Robert Michael Fischer?
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Ariadne dóes tell Dom the secundary entry when the announcing music for the upcoming kick begins and the plan has to change due to less remaining time.

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Mark's development of character in Operating Systems
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Yes, these particular actions give more insight in his character. But it is only character development in the perspective of the audience. Those actions do not seem to be part of his own character ...

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Questions regarding Bourne Identity
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I always assumed the "doctor" to be a regular member of the fisherman crew who just happens to know something about medics too. Seen in that light, the relationship between the two had little to do ...

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How did they bring Fischer back to life within the 3rd layer of the dream?
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Layer 3 is Eames' dream from level 2, and he can dream what he wants. If a dreamer can create buildings, and defy physics, why not also being able of resurrecting one of the co-dreamers. His needing ...

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Why does the prime minister "redistribute" Natalie?
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The prime minister is obviously attracted to her, he expresses (to himself and the audience) the inconvenience of it, and he conveys almost childish behaviour. With and without her nearby. Before the ...

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On two occasions, the main character opens a capsule hatch and the hatch blows open violently
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Surely the character knows this will happen through her training. Of course she knows it will happen. There is (possibly) pressure on the inside and certainly none at the outside: it is physics ...

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"Happiness is only real when shared"
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Was it a mistake to abandon society? ...and live a solitary life? No, I do not think so. Every individual needs at least one moment or period in life to become aware. To explore who you are and what ...

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Why is the Metacognitive Processor in Caprica needed?
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You are asking two different questions: Why is the meta-cognitive processor needed? The processor is needed to connect and convert a virtual consciousness to the mechanics of a real robot. To ...

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Why did Aaron Cross all of a sudden zone out?
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On the catwalk, waiting for Marta to open a door, he just stared, once. That is all evidence the movie shows of him going back to his primal state. That hardly quantifies as becoming a "vegetable", as ...

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Why no stars in Interstellar?
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In addition and related to Chenmunka's answer: stars bright enough to see with the naked eye (or camera) simply do not exist in particular viewing directions. Our very own Milky Way is a dish-shaped ...

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When does a drone do a laser scan?
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Drones scan objects and surroundings in order to find Scavengers. (Navigation probably is done by GPS and/or radar, because drones do not scan during flight.) As for why Jack identifies himself, ...

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Clarification about closing a loop in Looper
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Like DForck42 already answered on how a Looper contract works, one who chooses the Looper profession also chooses to kill himself somewhere in future and to have a rich life from that moment on for ...

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Why don't more things change back?
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The movie itself provides two exhibits for not changing more than purging old Joe from existence. After young Joe shoots himself: Cid still has a scar, The car/truck whereby old Joe had arrived is ...

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Why does Cobb wake up in the water?
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Why does Cobb wake up in the water? If he wants to find Saito, why does he 'play around' in the ocean? Well, just because. I think that's already pretty well explained by Napoleon Wilson's answer. ...

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