Oliver_C
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Is Nebula 9 a real (or maybe inspired) show?
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I'd say Nebula 9 was a nod to Firefly, but there were a lot of references to other Sci-Fi shows as well. From Le Geek: Firefly references: Nebula 9's Captain is called Max Reynard, in ...

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How do they decide what/who gets nominated at the Oscars?
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From the official website: Nomination ballots are mailed to the Academy’s active members in late December and are due back to PricewaterhouseCoopers, an international accounting firm, in January. ...

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Does Iron Man 3 have any other Avengers in it?
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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige said in November 2012: Iron Man 3 doesn't feature any of the other Avengers, or Nick Fury showing up, or any of those world-blending conceits that the Phase One ...

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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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"What's up doc?" - Is Bugs Bunny impersonating someone?
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The (co-)Creator of Bugs Bunny, Tex Avery, once said: We decided he was going to be a smart-aleck rabbit, but casual about it, and his opening line in the very first one was Eh, what's up, Doc? And, ...

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Why animation was used in several scenes of Revolver?
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From an interview with director Guy Ritchie: There's a lot of stylistic choices in Revolver, such as the animated scene. What's the idea behind them? It's funny, because I wrote it before '...

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Why did the Joker lick his lips?
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From an interview with Christopher Nolan: I don't really know where that came from... He actually had a sort of prosthetic appliance for the scars that wrapped over his lower lips, and the first ...

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Why could the warg riding orcs attack in daylight?
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Those were Hunter Orcs: The fast-moving and fanatical Hunter Orcs serve as the right hand of Azog, a relentless band who will stop at nought to slay his quarry.   Speculation: One of the Hunter Orcs ...

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Linking between Season 1 and Season 2 of Black Adder?
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Each season is set in a different time, therefore it's not the same character: The Black Adder: An alternate history set during the period of the Wars of the Roses Blackadder II: Elizabethan ...

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Why not make full use of the eagles in The Hobbit?
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In the books the Eagles are: sentient and capable of speech In the movies (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings) we never hear them talk. In the book The Hobbit Gandalf doesn't call for the Eagles to ...

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What is the reason for setting the movie storyline 8 years apart?
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Christopher Nolan's answer to the 8 year gap is: It's partly about a physical and emotional toll and it's partly about being true to the end of [The Dark Knight]. What you have at the end of 'The ...

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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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Was Anna Faris bound to a strict diet before filming 'The House Bunny'?
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Anna Faris wasn't just the leading actress, she also pitched the idea and served as an executive producer, so she certainly knew early on what she was getting herself into. About getting in the right ...

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The Charlie Francis mystery from Fringe
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These are quotes from Joshua Jackson and Jeff Pinkner (he was the show runner at the time) that explain the "Unearthed" episode: Joshua Jackson: [The network] only had 22 airdates for our ...

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The hobbit, how is it possible that 48 FPS is better than 24 FPS
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Quoting Peter Jackson: ...it's like watching a movie where the flicker and the strobing and the motion blur what we've been used to seeing all of our lives -- I mean, all our lives in the cinema -- ...

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How does Professor X actually get paralysed?
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X-Men (1st series) # 20: (May 1966) Years ago, Xavier discovered a city in Tibet being under some sort of alien mind-control. The professor managed to inspire a rebellion against Lucifer, and the ...

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Is there any proof that Frank Hopkin's race in Arabia was a true story?
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Hidalgo is based on a not-so-true story: ... the Long Riders' Guild, a group for people who make continuous horseback journeys of 1,000 miles or more, have devoted considerable time to proving that ...

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Why is it always raining in Total Recall?
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Quoting Colin Farrell: The film’s split into two hemispheres – one being the Colony and the other being the United Federation Of Britain. So over in the Colony, which is mainly full of proletariat, ...

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What does "Zero Dark Thirty" mean?
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Director Kathryn Bigelow explains the significance of the title: It’s a military term for 30 minutes after midnight, and it refers also to the darkness and secrecy that cloaked the entire decade ...

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Does this flashback scene refer to an actual previous episode?
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That flashback was from the Season 3 finale Miracles: Barney was crossing the street to the get to the hospital when he is hit by a bus driving the wrong way down a one way street. [Source]

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Why was Monica Geller overweight in her younger years?
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Monica was fat in her younger years because she ate too much. In The One Where Rachel Tells... Ross says: I grew up with Monica. If you didn't eat fast, you didn't eat! In The One With The ...

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Do the actors really go nude in the shooting of the movies?
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From the article The Naked Truth about on-screen nudity The subject of nudity clauses has come up with increasing regularity these days, particularly as more flesh is being revealed on network ...

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Why did Phoebe hate massage parlors?
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I'm guessing you are talking about the episode The One With The Fertility Test (S9Ep21): Rachel receives a gift certificate to get a free massage at a chain massage center, which Phoebe doesn't ...

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What does 'How you doing?' by Joey mean?
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  [Source] From Wikipedia: Joey is extremely promiscuous with women, often relying on his catchphrase pickup line "How you doin'?". [Watch a How You Doin'? compilation]

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Is the man in the flashbacks really the Man in Black?
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I'm under the impression that MIB and the Smoke Monster are one and the same. In the episode Across the Sea (S6 Ep15) we learn that the "Mother" made it so they can never hurt each other Why ...

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Why was The Dresden Files cancelled?
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In 2007 Jim Butcher, the author of the novels, announced the cancellation of the TV series on his website and linked to a TV Guide article: ...it's official: The show isn't returning for a second ...

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Is it a highly trained mouse?
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From Cinema Review: It is actually an ensemble performance delivered by a combination of real mice, an animatronic mouse and a computer-generated (CGI) mouse. Animal trainer Boone Narr trained ... ....

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How did they make the Inception sound?
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In the featurette The Sound of Inception sound designer Richard King talks shortly about recording sounds from an oscillator that are played through subwoofers. That's when you can hear that bwaah ...

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Why wasn't Sauron invisible when he wore the Ring?
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From a FAQ about the Rings: Was Sauron visible when wearing the Ring? Though Tolkien never answered this question directly, most opinion in r.a.b.t is that Sauron was visible even while ...

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Were they goblins or orcs?
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From a Tolkien FAQ: They are different names for the same race of creatures. Of the two, "Orc" is the correct one. This has been a matter of widespread debate and misunderstanding, mostly ...

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