Andreas[DK]

3rd Feb 2005

General questions

I'm looking for a TV show I watched as a kid. The show was about a group of kids/teens who found a highly intelligent super computer that helped them carry out missions to save the world etc, it was of course a secret that the kids had the super computer. It was a kind of hacker/agent crossover show. I've narrowed it down to that the show must have been from somewhere between the late eighties to mid nineties. I know this description is very vague but I'm hoping someone out there knows what I'm talking about.

Andreas[DK]

Answer: Both of the current answers are wrong. I did eventually find the show and it was an Australian one called "Mission Top Secret."

Andreas[DK]

Chosen answer: The show was Whiz kids, but I can't remember much more than that. It was a long time ago (1983). Stick whiz kids into IMDb, there's a bit of stuff there about it.

umathegreatstationarybear

Answer: Whiz Kids was about a group of teens who use their computer skills to solve crimes. It wasn't really sophisticated as the computer hacking shows of today, it was more of a family friendly show. It was in the 1980's, at the beginning of the computer age.

1st May 2007

South Park (1997)

Show generally

Question: Does anyone know the name of the episode where the teachers tell the students about sex, and the girls and the guys get all scared of each other, and I think they go to war or something?

1st May 2007

The Simpsons (1989)

Answer: Unknown. All that is known about the animal is that it was smaller and had more legs than a cow. But it must be some kind of insect since that is the only group of animals where some of the species have more than four legs.

Andreas[DK]

24th Apr 2007

General questions

I would like to know if there is another movie about the Son of Sam besides Summer of Sam. I just watched Summer of Sam on The True channel and the actors and the info about the movie was all wrong. The one I saw was with a very young Martin Sheen or an older Emilio Estevez (that sparked an argument with my husband so I did research and found nothing). Anyone know?

Janice C English

Chosen answer: I think the movie you saw was 'Out of the Darkness' from 1985 with Martin Sheen as Ed Zigo.

Andreas[DK]

16th Apr 2007

Futurama (1999)

Answer: Yes Leela knew from early on that Fry had feelings for her. They were pretending to be a couple in 'A Flight to Remember' from season 1 and Fry tried to get on dates with Leela ever since. She just didn't show signs of the feelings maybe being mutual before some of the later episodes.

Andreas[DK]

18th Mar 2007

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Question: Could Ofelia's second task possibly have been to kill the Pale Man? Because after she retrieved the dagger the faeries flew towards the Pale Man before Ofelia picked the grape.

Answer: I saw nothing in the movie indicating that. Ofelia's task seemed to be to retrieve the blade, she failed because she didn't follow Pan's instructions about not touching the food.

Andreas[DK]

5th Jan 2007

Saw II (2005)

Question: I want to know why Amanda was working for Jigsaw. He had already used her in one of his contraptions/games. Surely she would not work along side him. Was she slightly mad?

Answer: She was a lot more than slightly mad. Jigsaw plays mind games with people, apparently he broke Amanda. It's a little like Stockholm syndrome where people being held hostage can end up sympathizing with their captors.

Andreas[DK]

4th Jan 2007

Casino Royale (2006)

Question: According to Wikipedia, a "disused spa", the Kaiserbad, was supposed to be used as the exterior of the Casino Royale. I found a picture: and the "Grandhotel Pupp serving as the "Hotel Splendide" where Bond stays during his time in Montenegro." I only recall seeinng the Pupp, thinking that building was both the casino and the hotel. When the players go to their rooms, I thought they were in the same building, but apparently not.

Answer: Nope, in the movie the hotel and casino were not in the same building.

Andreas[DK]

4th Jan 2007

Casino Royale (2006)

Question: At Miami airport, the cops shoot the fuel trucks tires. Wouldn't that be dangerous? Would there be a risk of a bullet hitting the fuel tank and blowing it up? And if, so, wouldn't the cop think twice before shooting?

Answer: Unlike how it's often portrayed in movies, it's actually pretty hard for a bullet to ignite a fuel tank. The Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel tried it once and were unable to do it with anything but a tracer round. (That is a round that burns as goes through the air). Of course a stray bullet could make the tanker leak, but apparently that was a risk the police thought was acceptable compared with the dangers of having a rogue tanker driving around.

Andreas[DK]

4th Jan 2007

Futurama (1999)

Answer: Well the Professor is the owner, so he does as he pleases, most of his time is spent inventing though. Hermes is the accountant and bureaucrat. Amy is an intern and an engineering student, although this seems to be all but forgotten in the later seasons. (The Professor does mention though that he likes having her around because they share the same blood type). Scruffy is the janitor and Cubert is a kid and presumably goes to school.

Andreas[DK]

Question: The film is listed as "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" on the Internet but on the DVD it is called "Quest for the Holy Grail". This is also the only title I've ever heard it referred by IRL. Why are there two titles out? Which one is the correct one? And how come they changed whichever title came first?

Answer: The actual Terry Gilliam illustration credit in the film uses the Quest for the Holy Grail title just after the groups talks to god around 25 minutes in. Maybe they used the art from the film for the DVD image?

Answer: I have searched several online DVD retailers and other online sources and not found any mentions of a DVD with "Quest for the Holy Grail" as the title. All are called "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". There is a computer game from 1996 called "Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail" though.

Andreas[DK]

8th Dec 2006

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Question: The scene where Mrs. Wallace is interviewing Vincent with a video camera - why is it on the version usually shown on television, but not on my DVD (Special Edition from the U.S.)? Was it in the original theatrical release?

Answer: It was not in the theatrical release but it does appear on some DVD releases under deleted scenes. The version shown on US Network television differs a lot from the theatrical release. Some scenes have been removed (like all drug related scenes) and some have been added (probably to compensate for the scenes taken out). Check out the following site for a more comprehensive list of changes. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/alternateversions.

Andreas[DK]

Answer: I read an interview with QT where he explained that he left it out because he felt that sort of thing was being done in a few other movies and he just felt it was getting played out.

8th Dec 2006

Casino Royale (2006)

Question: My son wants to know what happened to the Aston Martin & money Bond won in the first card game? Would he get to keep it?

Answer: Bond was on vacation at the time and presuming that he didn't use any MI6 funds to enter the poker game, I see no reason why he shouldn't be able to keep his winnings.

Andreas[DK]

18th Nov 2006

Scream (1996)

Question: I was reading one of the first transcripts of Scream on the internet and at the end of the movie just before Sidney kills Billy, she says something along the lines of "and this, Billy Studbucket, is for having an incredibly small weenie." Does anyone know why this was cut out of the final film?

Answer: I have read the original scripts and that line isn't in them, so don't know what you read, must have been fake.

Answer: Who knows. Almost every movie made has gone through a myriad of script rewrites before ending up with the finished movie and changes are made on all levels of production; from the initial scriptwriting, to on the set changes, to changes made in post production.

Andreas[DK]

18th Nov 2006

Family Guy (1999)

Answer: It's Peter; he's the main protagonist in the series so naturally the title and theme song are referring to him.

Andreas[DK]

18th Nov 2006

Click (2006)

Question: I haven't seen this movie but I've seen the adverts. Is the woman who plays Sandler's wife the same woman who plays Kate in Lost? She sure does look like her.

Question: Is it true that there are acres of computers under the DoD? And that they scan for key words? Can anyone confirm that?

Jason Riley

Chosen answer: If there are, it is kept secret. But there is ECHELON http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECHELON which is able to listen in on most forms of electronic communication.

Andreas[DK]

4th Aug 2006

Goldfinger (1964)

Question: Once when I watched this on TV the laser room scene was different. 1) Bond pulls out a mirror and reflects the beam to cut the straps holding him to the table. 2) Bond runs off to get away but gets shot by a tranquiliser gun. Has anybody else seen this version?

Answer: I have found no information about the existence of such a version and I'm pretty sure it doesn't exist. But your description does sound an awful lot like an episode of The Simpsons called 'You Only Move Twice' (S08E02). In that episode Homer gets a new boss, Hank Scorpio, who happens to be a super villain. In one scene Scorpio has capture an agent called Bont and is about to kill him with a laser like in Goldfinger. Bont escapes by using a coin to deflect the laser and cut the straps holding him. Bont isn't stopped by a tranquilizer gun though, but by Homer tackling him.

Andreas[DK]

28th Aug 2006

Family Guy (1999)

Show generally

Question: In the episode where Peter and his friends get stuck on an island, just before that happens they're on the boat and death comes and asks for a beer. Why does he come if no one dies?

Answer: Death apparently expected one of them to die in the storm but he was obviously mistaken. As seen in pretty much all his appearances in Family Guy, Death really isn't quite on the ball with who is actually dead (or going to die) and who isn't.

Andreas[DK]

26th Jul 2006

Batman Begins (2005)

Question: When Crane tells Falcone that there is a lady in the D.A's office (Rachel) who is getting suspicious about what he (Crane) is doing with the convicted criminals, Falcone offers to get rid of her, to which Crane tells him that it is not necessary. Why does he turn down Falcone's offer?

Answer: No, first Falcone suggests to bribe her to which Crane replies that it won't be possible (as Rachel would never take a bribe). Then Falcone says "Well, there's an answer to that too" and Crane replies "I don't want to know", meaning that he knows Falcone will then get rid of her but he doesn't want to know how as he's meant to be an upstanding member of society so should keep his distance. Later in the movie, Falcone's thugs try to carry out his orders but are stopped by Batman.

Andreas[DK]

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