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What operating system does Tony Stark use on his office desktop?
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It's a fictional OS, designed by Philip Shtoll: Not sure what the hacking dongle did exactly, but I guess it automatically accessed and downloaded certain files: (you can watch Philip Shtoll's work ...

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Why did Marty McFly need to look up Doc Brown's address in 1955?
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In the beginning of the movie, when we see all the clocks, there is a shot of framed newspaper clippings (the mansion burned down on August 1, 1962). Marty has probably read this at some point. Doc's ...

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Why does E.T. move towards the Yoda-like kid while calling "Home Home"?
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As Wookieepedia explains: Grebleips' [Spielberg spelled backwards] species are a cameo appearance of the famous aliens of Steven Spielberg's 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. These creatures ...

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Was there a Die Hard movie poster that excluded Bruce Willis?
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There is an episode of the docu-series The Movies That Made Us (a spin-off of The Toys That Made Us) that is about the making of "Die Hard". Writer Steven E. de Souza had this to say about the ...

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Did the real Arturo get left behind?
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Co-creator Tracy Tormé said in this interview: For what it’s worth, I believe the wrong Arturo slid. And in the season 3 episode The Guardian: Arturo comments that he has just seen his first ...

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How could Thor become a part of Earth's mythology despite he didn't come to Earth before?
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In Thor (2011), after Thor suggest going to Jotunheim (the home of the Frost Giants), Fandral and Sif speak out against it. Fandral says: This isn't like a journey to Earth, where you summon a ...

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What happens to the Thanos gauntlet after use?
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Director Joe Russo says in the audio commentary for the movie: See there, with his Gauntlet and the arm, the power that it takes to use all six Stones is significant, and clearly damaged the ...

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Is this what the screenwriter intended?
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According to this interview with Robert Towne he had a rather good working relationship with Tom Cruise (they already worked together before, on the first Mission Impossible and Days of Thunder). ...

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Why are there kids above 6 and in school
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[Image Source] The John Jacob Astor Elementary School was used for the exterior scenes of the fictional Astoria Elementary School in the movie. On the school's current Facebook page it says: ...

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How did the Mosasaurus survive that long?
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According to producer and co-writer Colin Trevorrow the opening scene takes place about a month after Jurassic World: The opening sequence is set just after [Jurassic World]. There's 3 years that ...

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Is Ashley Stubbs a host on Westworld?
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This is was co-creator Lisa Joy had to say about it: When Halores left the beach, it seemed like Stubbs knew it was Dolores — or at least that it wasn’t Hale. Is that safe to assume? ...

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How far ahead is The Great British Bakeoff filmed?
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From Bake Off insiders reveal what really goes on inside the tent: In the first year the show moved from place to place every week. This year (2014) the tent was pitched in April at Welford Park in ...

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Does anyone say "I have a bad feeling about this" in episode VIII
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Director Rian Johnson tweeted: It’s in there! and in an interview with the Huffpost he confirmed that the line came from BB-8′s anxious beeps when the droid and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) are ...

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Why was "The Orville" chosen for the name of the ship and the series?
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From a Reddit Q&A: Orville Wright, yes. I was reading the David McCullough biography of the Wright brothers while I was writing the pilot, and early on there seemed to be some depiction of ...

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What is M Night Shyamalan saying with the ending of Split?
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From an interview with M. Night Shyamalan: I wrote this character [Kevin] and a bunch of the scenes you saw in the movie for the Unbreakable script. He was the original antagonist and David Dunn was ...

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Why do British sitcoms have much fewer episodes than American ones?
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From BBC America - Five Bizarre Things About British Television: The Six Episode Season Most British drama or comedy shows have a very short season. The classic amount for comedies is just six ...

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Why doesn't Robin appear in the Justice League and Justice League Unlimited animated series?
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From IMDb: When the series was expanded from Justice League to Justice League Unlimited, producers considered adding Batman's sidekicks, Robin, Batgirl, and Nightwing. However, DC Comics ...

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McClane is a NYPD cop. Wife Works in LA. Why was the plane going to Dulles?
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From the Die Hard Wiki: Now reconciled with Holly (who has adopted a hyphenated last name), John is living in Los Angeles and is serving there as a cop. John and the kids are in Washington, D.C....

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How did the T-Rex reach the vehicles in Jurassic Park?
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In cde's answer we can see a map from the Jurassic Park Wiki, but no source is given for that map, so it's unclear to me how "official" it is. We see in the movie that the vegetation is pretty close ...

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Was Dr. Strangelove originally intended to be serious?
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Initially it was a intended to be a drama, but as Kubrick started to work on the screenplay he began to see the absurdity and humor in many of the scenes and decided to write instead a "...

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How did an event in Episode 8 of Westworld occur?
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An unspecified amount of time passes after Elsie hangs up. Elsie finds a computer underneath the wooden floor of the stage.   She calls Bernard and informs him about her find. When she hangs ...

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What are the reasons for different Worldwide release dates of a movie?
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Andrew Cripps (former president of Paramount Pictures International and United International Pictures) wrote an Overview of International Film Markets and Theatrical Distribution: Studios split the ...

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Is the Wonder Woman theme original?
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Composer Hans Zimmer says in this video interview: It was really important for me to figure out how to find, like this banshee wail ... but it had to be feminine. ...

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What exactly is the physiology of hosts in the Westworld TV series?
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According to showrunner Jonathan Nolan this will be revealed in Season 2: Can you say how are the hosts powered? Like do they need to recharge? Do they eat? Their construction and their ...

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Why cast an A-lister for Groot?
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A-list actors are supposed to be "bankable stars", so it makes sense that directors/producers would want one in their movie. But Vin Diesel wasn't the first to audition for the role, as revealed by ...

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What was the point of obtaining GPS?
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Casey Jones did use the GPS tracker. After getting it from the bar tender Casey tracks Bebop and Rocksteady to the TCRI building (where Baxter Stockman transforms Bebop and Rocksteady) Casey sees ...

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Is the new Westworld HBO series a continuation of the story from the 1973 movie?
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Entertainment Weekly asked the showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy about this: When we’re told in the premiere that the park “hasn’t had a critical failure in 30 years.” Are we supposed to take ...

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Who is Black Panther's bodyguard?
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From Marvel's announcement that Forest Whitaker is joining Black Panther: Florence Kasumba will reprise her "Captain America: Civil War" role as Ayo, a member of the Dora Milaje. From ...

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Why does "Time" speak with a German accent?
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I found an interview with director James Bobin that sheds some light on this: With Time it’s like how he holds himself, his walk, how he sits, you know, it being a thing whereby we’d already had a ...

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Are the gates to upside-down still open after the end of Stranger Things S1?
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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 ...

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