padfootrocksmysocks

29th Dec 2009

Supernatural (2005)

Dead In The Water - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When Sam pulls Angela out of the bathtub and on to the floor, you can see the panty line from the nude colored panties she's wearing to keep the show PG13.

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Question: In "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" bonus features, Sean Connery says that he turned down a part in "The Lord of the Rings". What part was he offered?

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Chosen answer: He was offered an extremely lucrative deal to play Gandalf, but turned it down as he didn't want to spend eighteen months in New Zealand making a film that he stated he "didn't understand".

Tailkinker Premium member

27th Sep 2009

Smallville (2001)

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Question: This is sort of a question for the Superman fan-verse, but I thought I'd ask it here. Is there an antidote for the effects of kyrptonite?

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Chosen answer: No. Kryptonite as a plot device has changed from "every yahoo can get a chunk at the corner store" to an extremely rare element. It hardly ever shows up anymore. Also it really doesn't need an antidote. So long as it's removed from Superman's vicinity before he dies, he'll recover. Its effects don't linger like radioactive materials do for humans.

Grumpy Scot

Continuity mistake: When Wolf and Virginia are talking in the Swamp, a piece of string is on Virginia's shoulder. It disappears/reappears in the following shots.

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Other mistake: When Virginia places the flower on the dead Queen's hand and kisses her forehead, you can see the Queen take a breath.

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Revealing mistake: In the close-ups of the Queen as she dies, you can see the line of her wig on her forehead.

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Other mistake: The second time Virginia goes down the slide in the 9th Kingdom, you can see that it is a stunt double hurrying to get off at the end.

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Continuity mistake: When the Gypsy takes Virginia's hair, she spreads it apart before putting it in the potion. Later, when she goes back to the same potion to curse Virginia, the hair is clumped together in a single lock, not separated.

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Revealing mistake: In the close-ups of the elves during the Coronation Ball, you can see the fishing wire used to attach their wings to their backs.

padfootrocksmysocks

6th Sep 2009

Supernatural (2005)

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Question: I previously posted a question about Dean's charm on his necklace. I'd like to know what it is, not how he got it. Thanks.

padfootrocksmysocks

Chosen answer: The charm is a male head with bullhorns. In an interview Jensen Ackles claimed that it was an Egyptian protective amulet; however, Egyptian deities are customarily portrayed as having animal heads on human bodies. The bull-man is a demon from Mesopotamian mythology, where he is a protective force against evil and appears as an attendant of the sun god (Samash). His body is human above the waist, and he also has the ears and horns of a bull.

Orsi

Question: Is "Uncle" Max the children's real uncle? If he is, on whose side?

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Chosen answer: Max is not the children's uncle but a close family friend. He helps the Von Trapps to escape by stalling the announcement the winners of a music concert held at the end. Being the first-place winners, the Von Trapps are announced last, but they have already slipped away into the mountains.

raywest Premium member

27th Aug 2009

General questions

I'm looking for a film I heard about in drama class in high school. It takes place on a steamboat or river paddle boat. The main character is a woman that sings on the boat, but is kicked off for being half black. If this sounds familiar please please please let me know! Thanks.

padfootrocksmysocks

Chosen answer: This is the musical, "Showboat." It was originally a Broadway musical by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein, based on Edna Ferber's novel set in the late-19th century American south. The character, Julie, is a mulatto who marries a white man, which was illegal. When it is discovered that she is half-black, the couple is arrested. There have been several movie adaptations of Showboat, the most notable being the 1951 MGM version starring Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, and Ava Gardner, among others. The 1936 film starring Paul Robeson is more faithful to the original story, however.

raywest Premium member

28th Jun 2009

Doctor Who (2005)

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Question: Does anyone know why the BBC isn't showing these in the States at the same time they're released in the U.K.? The Christmas Special JUST aired on BBC America on the 27 June. I find it odd that they don't just release them on both stations at the same time.

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Chosen answer: BBC America is a separate entity. It is not a "station" of BBC. It airs shows from other UK networks (ITV etc). So, for one reason, it must arrange its schedule to show the shows it wants to show. For another reason, the shows shown on BBC in the UK are paid for by taxes on UK TV sets. It wouldn't be very fair for BBC America not to pay for the rights to show the shows after all there are a lot more of us than them. All these payments and broadcast rights must be worked out for every show. In addition, BBC can sell to other networks as well (e.g. Dr Who and Primeval on SyFy, and Dr Who on PBS are generally another year behind BBC America)

Myridon

23rd Jun 2009

X-Men (2000)

Question: Why is it that Storm has an accent in this film, but not in the other two?

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Chosen answer: It comes down to the simple fact that Halle Berry can't do accents worth squat. Storm comes from Kenya, so Berry is attempting some form of Kenyan accent in this first movie, but even here it is uneven and inconsistent. The decision was apparently made in 2 and 3 not to use the accent at all.

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Question: I'm trying to find a specific part of a scene. All I can remember is the background is a forest-type set with possibly ruins or stairs. The four hobbits are there, but they're in their normal street attire. Any help would be appreciated as to which scene this shot is located.

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Chosen answer: It sounds like a scene in "Return of the King" in the extended version, but it was the TWO hobbits (Merry and Pippin). Frodo & Samwise are still in Mordor trying to destroy the ring. The scene I think you're imagining is where Gandalf and gang come upon the destroyed Two Towers and find Pippin and Merry smoking pipes while sitting on a destroyed tower next to the forest. Hope that helps.

CCARNI Premium member

Question: What was the point of bringing the Elves to the Battle of Helm's Deep? I don't mean in terms of the action of the film - I mean, why would the filmmakers add in something that is completely off the book? Legolas and Gimli frequently comment in the books that they wish their kinsmen would come to help them. Legolas then says that war is raging on their lands, and they will not come. Why have them come in the film?

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Chosen answer: It's to show that the other races aren't just sitting back and letting the race of Men fight the battles. They could, of course, simply have had Legolas and Gimli saying that their people are fighting elsewhere, much as the books do, but it's more interesting and emphatic to actually show that the elves are participating in the battle against evil, even if it represents a change.

Tailkinker Premium member

10th Apr 2009

Supernatural (2005)

Season 1 generally

Easter egg: On Disc 6, go to the Bonus Features section. Scroll down to the second option, and the light in the cabin on the right hand corner of the screen goes on. Click on it and you'll find a surprise.

padfootrocksmysocks

10th Apr 2009

Supernatural (2005)

Season 1 generally

Easter egg: On Disc 6, go to the Bonus Features section. Scroll down to the gag reel (the third item) and Dean's eyes in the shot on the left turn yellow - like the Yellow-Eyed Demon. Click on them for a surprise.

padfootrocksmysocks

5th Apr 2009

Star Wars (1977)

Question: There's a line in this movie - I think - in which Obi-Wan mentions that Yoda was his master. But wasn't Qui-Gon Jin actually Obi-Wan's master?

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Chosen answer: Yoda isn't mentioned in this film - you're actually thinking of The Empire Strikes Back, but I know the line that you mean - Obi-Wan refers to Yoda as "the Jedi Master who instructed me". While Yoda was not "his" master (as you say, that was Qui-Gon), his description is technically accurate - Yoda is a Jedi Master and, as we see in Attack of the Clones, appears to take responsibility for training the young Jedi hopefuls, the younglings, as they're referred to, so would undoubtedly have had a hand in Kenobi's training at some point.

Tailkinker Premium member

3rd Apr 2009

Supernatural (2005)

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Question: What's the charm on Dean's necklace?

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Chosen answer: Sam gave it to him as a Christmas present, though it was originally intended for his father. When John didn't show up for Christmas Sam gave it to Dean. This was shown in a flashback in "A Very Supernatural Christmas".

New this month Answer: The chosen answer doesn't answer the question at all. It's called a amulet. It burns hot in God's presence which is why Dean and Sam use it later in the series to find God.

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