Shadow5

30th Dec 2012

Doctor Who (2005)

Amy's Choice - S5-E7

Question: What are Rory and the Doctor competing about Amy?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: It's not so much that they're necessarily competing (indeed, the Doctor would be appalled to think that they were), it's really just that Amy has, at this point in the series, rather conflicted feelings about the Doctor and Rory. While on the verge of marrying the dependable everyman Rory, she feels an attraction to the Doctor, his exciting life and offbeat ways. As a result of this episode, she comes to realise that she does truly love Rory.

Tailkinker Premium member

30th Dec 2012

Doctor Who (2005)

The Eleventh Hour - S5-E1

Question: What happened to Amelia's parents?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: It is explained in the last episode of the series that the crack in Amy's wall is like a hole in time that's following her around, sucking in people and erasing their entire existence. When this happens, as it does with Rory mid season, Amy and everyone else who knew the person forgets all about them and their mind just sort of fills in the blanks in their past that that person would have filled. This is what happened to Amy's parents, they were erased from time before the Doctor met her, that's why he takes such an interest in her - she's the girl who doesn't make sense living all alone in such a big house. The events of the final episode set things right and restore her parents to existence along with everyone else the crack swallowed.

roboc

14th Dec 2012

Doctor Who (2005)

School Reunion - S2-E6

Question: When the Doctor says good-bye to Sarah-Jane at the end of the show, it is as if he'll never see her again, yet, he visits her on 'The Sarah Jane Adventures'. Being a time lord, he would know if he'd see her again so why did he say good-bye?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: He doesn't know his own future. She might die or he might regenerate before he sees her again.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

14th Dec 2012

Doctor Who (2005)

Flesh and Stone (2) - S5-E5

Question: Is Octavin - the leader of the clerics - a future version of the Doctor?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: No, there's nothing to suggest that Octavian isn't exactly who he claims to be.

Tailkinker Premium member

14th Dec 2012

Aquamarine (2006)

Question: When the girls first meet Aquamarine, they scream after she shouts 'BOO' to them. But the two girls already knew that Aquamarine was there, so why did Hailey and Claire scream?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: They are in complete shock that they are seeing an actual live mermaid. And for the mermaid to talk to them just made them even more shocked.

13th Dec 2012

Doctor Who (2005)

Season 7 generally

Question: If Amelia and Rory 'died' in 2012 (Angels Take Manhattan) How come the Doctor had dinner with them in 2013? He 'died' to them in 2011 (The Impossible Astronaut) And, in "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe" he said he was gone 2 years. 2011+2 = 2013. But they 'died' in 2012.

Shadow5

Chosen answer: Angels Take Manhattan takes place in Amy and Rory's personal timelines after they experience the events of The Doctor's visits. When the Angels take someone, they consume all of that person's potential temporal energy after that point, so they'd already had those experiences with The Doctor before being taken.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

13th Dec 2012

Doctor Who (1963)

Show generally

Question: 1. How did Sarah-Jane Smith get introduced to the Doctor? 2.Does she have a 'title'? (eg. Amelia is the girl that waited) 3. How did she get written out?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: 1) She broke into a UNIT base during the story "The Time Warrior", masquerading as her aunt, a respected scientist, and met the Doctor there when she investigated the strange blue box that she found there. 2) No, she doesn't. 3) She left the series at the end of The Hand of Fear, after the Doctor was summoned home to Gallifrey and decided that it would be too dangerous to take her there with him. He dropped her off, ostensibly near her home in South London, but actually in Aberdeen, due to the navigational eccentricities of the TARDIS.

Tailkinker Premium member

22nd Nov 2012

Doctor Who (2005)

Show generally

Question: What was the reason Doctor Who stopped airing from 1989 until 2005?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: The show, at the time, was suffering badly in the ratings, mainly from a poor time slot, which put it directly up against a highly popular soap opera. The series was also going through something of a bad patch anyway - Colin Baker had proved controversial as the sixth Doctor, leading to his eventual dismissal from the role, a prior eighteen month hiatus had lowered public interest, and a number of issues behind the scenes were deemed to have had a detrimental effect on script quality. While things arguably improved somewhat in the final couple of series with Sylvester McCoy's seventh Doctor, the damage was done and, although pre-production work had already started on the next series, the decision was taken to suspend production.

Tailkinker Premium member

22nd Aug 2012

Doctor Who (2005)

A Good Man Goes to War - S6-E8

Question: Between the classic and revived series, has River Song's parents been mentioned or hinted before? If so, what was said about them?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: They have not.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

24th Jul 2012

Lost (2004)

Pilot (2) - S1-E2

Question: What does Locke's quote mean? 1) "One is light one is dark", 2) "Wanna know a secret?"

Shadow5

Chosen answer: (1) At the time, in that moment, it has no other meaning but to explain the rules of the game. BUT in reference to the overall series, it was an ongoing theme. (2) He was going to tell Walt that he thinks this island has magical powers. Perhaps he was going to tell Walt that he was in the Wheelchair before the crash.

XIII

Trivia: The show was originally planned to be a 16 part drama.

Shadow5

21st Mar 2012

Knowing (2009)

Question: At the beginning of the film when Caleb realizes the dates are major disasters, why does Caleb's dad drop the glass he was holding? Also, why does Caleb start writing dates of disasters when the world is already about to end?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: Lucinda finished what she started in the school closet, simply the GPS location of her grandmother's home. Caleb writes numbers so his dad can take them away from him so he can etch the desk to remind his dad that Lucinda's numbers are still on the school closet door.

18th Mar 2012

Friends (1994)

Show generally

Question: I heard somewhere that Monica's middle name is 'Elizabeth', is this correct?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: No. Monica's middle name is never revealed other than the middle initial is E.

Show generally

Question: Has the mother been cast yet? Also, does the film crew know who the mother is already?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: She was finally shown at the very end of the last episode of season 8, continuing into season 9. The actor's name is Cristin Milioti: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2129662/.

Knever

12th Mar 2012

Friends (1994)

Season 1 generally

Trivia: In the first season there was no street behind the coffee shop,(for budget reasons), instead they used a painted background and a lot of flowers in the window frames of Central Perk to hide this.

Shadow5

Question: Was it just me or did the Earth not stand still in this film at all? And also can you explain the film's events to me.

Shadow5

Chosen answer: No, it sure didn't. It's just a figure of speech referring to everyone's attention being focused on the alien sphere. In the opening of the film, a man's genetic material is harvested in order to grow a body for a member of an alien race to inhabit. Many years later, this alien individual comes to Earth to warn the population that their violent nature has marked them for termination now that they have developed space travel and their violence poses a threat to the rest of the universe. They must stop immediately to avoid this fate. The alien ambassador is attacked before he can deliver this message, rather proving the point he came to make. His robotic guardian is provoked to the point of initiating the extinction sequence, and a small group of humans sets out to prove to him that the human race is worth saving before it is too late.

Phixius Premium member

14th Nov 2011

Friends (1994)

Trivia: The only 2 characters who have not kissed in the show are Monica and Joey. Rachel kissed Monica: to get their apartment back; Phoebe: so Phoebe could see how good a kisser Rachel was; Ross: well we all know that story!; Chandler: to hide that he and Monica were dating had to kiss all three girls after he made the mistake of just kissing Monica goodbye; Joey: the two briefly dated and first kissed in Barbados. Chandler has kissed Monica (of course), Rachel (while covering for his relationship with Monica), Phoebe (while covering for his relationship and also when on a fake date before revealing said relationship), Joey (New Year's Eve in season 1 when Chandler is complaining about not having anyone to kiss), and Ross (implied during Rachel's birthday party where he was very drunk). Ross has kissed Rachel (of course), Phoebe (when he found out his wife was a lesbian), Monica (when he was in college and thought he was kissing Rachel while she slept), Joey (when Joey had to kiss a man for a role and Ross wanted to help him), and Chandler (mentioned to have happened during Rachel's birthday when he was very drunk). Phoebe has kissed Ross (above), Chandler (above), Joey (testing his ability, pretending to be Ursula, after David leaves, etc.), Rachel (above), Monica (before leaving for London, albeit just a lip peck). Rachel - mentioned in this entry already.

Shadow5

11th Nov 2011

The Truman Show (1998)

Question: Why didn't they just bring Sylvia/Lauren Garland back on set, to stop him finding out about Truman's true nature? It was Sylvia that Truman wanted to go off and go to Fiji with.

Shadow5

Chosen answer: Because she would have revealed the truth to him. That's why she was removed from the set in the first place.

Phixius Premium member

11th Nov 2011

Bruce Almighty (2003)

Question: Why did they have to change Bruce Almighty's pager number in the English version? And what was the original pager number?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: They changed the number because it was a real number and said number recieved multiple calls from moviegoers. The original number has never been made public for that very reason.

Brad Premium member

13th Sep 2011

Friends (1994)

The One With The Mugging - S9-E15

Question: When Chandler comes in and asks "Guess what?", Joey replies "Monica's pregnant?" Monica says "Really, okay lets get past the moment". What is this referencing?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: It's not "referencing" anything. It's a joke that Monica excitedly thinks she might be pregnant due to Joey's remark, when the truth is she's not, and knows she isn't, so wants to move on quickly to spare her embarrassment.

Brad Premium member

Answer: The joke also makes more sense if you write her response as "Really?...Okay, let's get past the moment."

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