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Question: Why did the X-men help Kelly after he has tried to convince America that mutants are terrible?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: The main goal of the X-Men is to show the world that not all mutants are necessarily evil or to be feared. Showing kindness and giving hospitality to one of their biggest detractors helps their cause, and Senator Kelly admits to having a change of heart just before he dies.

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Question: I have a few questions actually: 1) Who was Miranda Tate's father? They said Ra's al Ghul, which I thought to mean Liam Neeson. Which made sense as they showed Liam at some point as well in a vision to Bruce. But I just watched Batman Begins and Liam doesn't play Ra's al Ghul he plays some dude named Bucard. Ra's al Ghul is actually played by the guy who played Sato in Inception. Also, when you look at Liam's imdb page, it shows he did indeed play Ra's in The Dark Knight Rises, even though it shows him playing a different character in Batman Begins. Huh? 2) Smaller question but just before the plane crashes in the beginning Bane takes blood from Dr Pavel. There's no explanation of what that was about? 3) How does going on the ice kill you? Do we take this to mean at some point the ice cracks? 4) There was a suggestion at the end that there'll be another movie, not sure if with just Robin, or both Batman and Robin. Is that actually happening?

Chosen answer: 1) Liam Neeson's casting as Ra's Al Ghul in Batman Begins was kept secret, including crediting him as playing Henri Ducard, the name he gives Bruce when they first meet. He isn't revealed as the actual Ra's Al Ghul until later in the film as a surprise to both Bruce and the audience. 2) Bane draws some of Dr. Pavel's blood and injects it into an already dead body in order to help fake Dr. Pavel's death. The plan was to make it look like he died in the plane crash. 3) The ice cracks under the weight and you sink into the freezing cold water and drown. This is specifically shown happening in the film. 4) The ending implies not that there will be a new film (Christopher Nolan planned the trilogy to have a definite end with this particular film), but that Gotham would always need a Batman. It implies that Blake will be the new hero Gotham needs as Bruce is retired.

BaconIsMyBFF

Back to the Woods - S6-E10

Question: Joe says that James Woods that Peter has all of the proof that he is Peter Griffin. But wouldn't Joe see Peter's face from his passport and driver's license to show that Woods obviously stole it?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: The whole point was James was in possession of Peter's identity and it didn't matter how he has it. Joe also ignored the fact he's personally known Peter since moving in next door, so the picture didn't really matter. To Joe, James is Peter now, no matter what.

Bishop73

Question: I've seen this movie and there's still one thing I can't figure out. Why did Steven want to kill his wife?

Chosen answer: Steven needed money and his wife was worth a lot of money. She was already having an affair and was planning on leaving him. If she left, Steven could be left with nothing and still in financial troubles. By killing her before she divorces him, he'd be entitled to her wealth, plus the money from her life insurance policy.

Bishop73

Question: Maybe I missed it but is there a particular reason why Christian won't let Ana touch him?

Chosen answer: Because he's extremely neurotic and is unable to have intimate relationships with women other than purely sexual ones. He also did not want to be touched in the area where he'd been physically scarred by his birth mother's abusive boyfriend.

raywest Premium member

Question: I have 2 questions. The first one: why did Lex end up in prison? yes he created doomsday, but with his team of lawyers he could have easily said "I was just conducting experiments like I was allowed to do and suddenly this giant thing was released." There is no way to prove he made Doomsday since the government can't just check the alien ship memory card. Also him kidnapping Martha, he never kidnapped her, his goons did and I'm pretty sure he could have or already did cover that up. The only person who knew were Batman and Superman. Superman was dead and Batman couldn't just show up to the police station as a witness. 2nd question I have is about what happened in Africa. We all know Lois and Jimmy showed up there to interview the African drug lord. Then the goons kill everyone and Superman comes in to save Lois. Next thing we see is a congressional hearing where they're interviewing some random African woman and she's making up all this BS that Superman killed them all. First, how did they explain everyone dead from gun shots? 2nd, where was Lois? She tells Clark to go tell his side of the story yet she was actually there. Wasn't her testimony a lot more important?

Chosen answer: Lex also went in to the ship where he wasn't supposed to be. No he didn't take Martha himself but he hired people to do so which is still a crime. He also threw Lois off a building, even though Superman saved her that is still attempted murder. Plus Batman could have found enough evidence to connect Lex to the senate bombing.

Question: How exactly could players of the game have their identities erased? They were watched by billions of people all over the world including their families and friends so if they were to return home, the people who they grew up with should still recognize them.

Chosen answer: It would be impossible to do this in real life. This is a fictional movie.

raywest Premium member

Question: As I always understood Ant-Man, he always retained the same mass, regardless of his physical size. When he reduces his size, he still retains about 160 lbs of mass, which makes him more formidable, like a 160 lb grain of sand. When he enlarges, even to gigantic size, he is still only 160 lbs. So, how can he kick vehicles around in the airport scene?

Charles Austin Miller

Chosen answer: We never get a specific explanation to what happens to him when he enlarges. Hank Pym explains to him that when he shrinks, it's the result of reducing the distance between atoms which is why he retains his original mass. However, being a giant with a mass and strength of only 160lbs would not be very advantageous in a fight, so they must have found a way for him to grow in size and strength in this situation. Ultimately, we just don't know - the movies and comics differ in a great many respects, so there's just not enough information to work with. Might technically qualify as a mistake, but it's something which could easy be solved with an in-universe answer, however scientifically dubious.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: Why does Archibald Snatcher like eating cheese if he is so allergic to it?

Chosen answer: The White Hats are the social elite and the cheese they enjoy is a status symbol. Snatcher is emulating the social group he desperately wants to join, even though he is severely lactose intolerant.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why didn't Lotso just press the button to turn off the incinerator? Also can someone explain why he said where is Andy now?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Lotso did not turn off the incinerator because Woody and the other toys were a threat to his rule at the daycare. Even though he was kicked out by Baby with the other toys gone he could manipulate and gain his leadership back. He says "where is Andy now" as a taunt to the toys. Woody and the others spend the movie trying to get back to Andy but when they are in trouble Andy is not there for them.

Question: What breed of horses are used for Arthur and his knights? It looks like Galahad is using a different breed of horse than everyone else.

Chosen answer: Most of them are Friesian or Friesian crosses but but some are Andalusian.

Question: Did Ricky have a mental disability? He is pretty strange, and it was mentioned that he was in a mental hospital, I thought maybe he had aspergers or autism.

Chosen answer: There's no mention that he had a mental disorder. He likely suffers from the emotional abuse his father inflicted on him throughout his entire childhood, which included sending Ricky to a military academy and forcibly committing him to a psychiatric facility (for unknown reasons). This probably contributed to Ricky's later eccentric behavior and drug use.

raywest Premium member

Question: Priscilla tells Rango that Rattlesnake Jake never comes to Dirt due to his fear of the hawk, and much later after Rango kills the bird, Jake shows up. Shouldn't Jake have known that the shadow of the hawk wasn't the real thing since it was dead?

Chosen answer: There's more than one hawk in the world.

Phixius Premium member

The Eye of the Beholder - S2-E6

Question: Why were two different actress used for the character of Janet Tyler?

Chosen answer: Apparently, the producers wanted a specific look for the face that would be unveiled by the removal of the surgical bandages. Actress Donna Douglas was that face chosen to portray the "ugly" woman, outcast from a State Dictatorship of pig-faced humanoids which values conformity over all else. The voice of actress Maxine Stuart was chosen to portray the desperation and urgency of a patient whose only goal is to fit the "norm." It may seem unusual that they couldn't find one actress with both the looks and the voice required by the role. In this case, it added a certain level of surprise at the reveal, as the face we see isn't the one most of us imagined by the voice alone. But it isn't the only time in Hollywood history when voice and actor haven't matched. Singing voices in musicals were often dubbed over by an alternative performer, rather than finding one actor/actress who could both act and sing the role. And dubbing of a different voice actor has also been used for dramatic effect in other instances, as well. Chalk it up to a dramatic decision.

Michael Albert

Pretense - S3-E15

Question: Either it was explained in this episode and I missed it or maybe it was explained in a later episode and I haven't seen it yet, but I have always been curious. If the Asgard were able to remove the Goa'uld from Skaara, then why couldn't they do the same with Teal'c?

lartaker1975

Chosen answer: Skaara has a Goa'uld in his head controlling him. Removing it returns him to a normal human being. Teal'c has a Goa'uld in a sac in his stomach. The Goa'uld in Teal'c acts as his immune system and helps him to have a very ling life span. Removing it would kill him.

Question: Why couldn't Po open the gates to the ceremony but his father could when Oogway declares Po the Dragon Warrior?

Roman Curiel

Chosen answer: They were locked.

MasterOfAll

Question: How come Bilbo never told the dwarves that Gandalf had lied about him being a burglar? When Bilbo found out he was shocked so why didn't he say something like, "I'm afraid Gandalf lied to you. I'm not nor have I ever been a burglar"?

Chosen answer: Gandalf has already convinced the dwarves Bilbo is a burglar and Bilbo realised he needs a lot to convince them otherwise. Bilbo is also intimidated by Gandlaf and confused about his claims so he is not sure how to handle the situation.

lionhead

Question: Why did Stryker bother using the adamantium bullets in Logan? Logan was never coming back.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Wolverine was in the middle of laying waste to Stryker's facility, releasing his mutant prisoners and battling Deadpool/Weapon XI. Wolverine is a big liability to Stryker at this point and he wants to eliminate him.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: What are the dogs' collars rigged with that allows them speak?

Roman Curiel

Chosen answer: It is a fictional device that translates their barks into English (or, presumably, other human languages). It is impossible to say more than that because such a machine does not exist outside of the film.

Question: Who was the actress who played the servant who cleared the patio table of dirty dishes? She asked Uncle Max if he wanted more strudel. When Uncle Max asked how much strudel he had eaten, she replied he had eaten two.

Chosen answer: There were several uncredited roles in 1965's "Sound of Music, " and the role of the maid on the terrace appears to be one of them. A search of the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), as well as a search of the original Lehman screenplay and production notes, reveals no clue as to the character's name or the identity of the actress.

Charles Austin Miller

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