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Question: If Neville knew that the Dark-seekers couldn't get through UV light, how come he didn't rig his home up with UV lights in case of an emergency, or his car for that matter?

Answer: It's likely a question of availability. We see he did in fact rig lights to use as a last resort. We also see that he spends most of his time searching for supplies in the city, so he was likely using whatever he had available.

Jason Hoffman

Question: When Borden meets his wife she had a son. By the time she kills herself he is nowhere to be found - where is he?

Answer: He's her nephew.

Serious B

Baby Got Black - S12-E18

Question: At the beginning of the episode, Peter, Quagmire, and Joe are talking about how long they can stay awake for. Joe says that he "never sleeps because something has been beeping in his bedroom for 3 years. Bonnie won't look for it and he can't find it." Is this implying that its some chip inside of him, or in Bonnie, or what?


Answer: Just some annoying, semi-lost electronic device like a digital watch with an hourly beep or similar.

Question: How does Coraline's mom know which key unlocks the door?

Answer: Maybe because the house keeper tell her before they bought the house... I don't know, its just what I think.

Question: In the movie Detroit all the police cars had blue lights. Wasn't 1967 a bit early for blue lights? I'm thinking seventies.

Answer: Color photos from the incident as well as car restorer enthusiasts have shown that they already had blue lights. The Michigan State Police however used red lights.

Question: Archibald Snatcher's main goal is to exterminate the Boxtrolls, but why did he also try to get Eggs killed? Eggs is a human.

Answer: Snatcher wants membership in the White Hats and is ready to sacrifice anyone plus Eggs is proof that Boxtrolls don't kill humans.

Question: So did Matt really work for the DOJ? Or a different organization (DOD, CIA, etc)?

Answer: Likely CIA as the waiver the agent is forced to sign essentially allows him to operate in the USA. Alejandro doesn't need it as he works for...well you know.

Question: Sam killed Peter at the end, so he got his life and he became safe. So how did he die on the plane?

Answer: In order to be "safe" you have to kill someone who didn't cheat death. Peter was one of the people who were supposed to die in the bridge collapse so killing him granted Sam nothing.


Question: How does the cop end up in the alternate Silent Hill? Alissa doesn't need her, and she shows up after Rose has already explored a little. I wouldn't expect Alissa to leave the opening to The dark Silent Hill open (not how you trap someone). Furthermore when it shifts from them and the spitting monster to the father and police, the police are already there, how did they not end up in the dark hill?

Answer: It's never explained in the film, but in all likelihood, it's feasible that Alessa brought her into the "fog world" in order to help Rose with her goal. Especially as she likely senses that Cybill is protective of children, and thus would want to help find Sharon. Or she simply was pulled in somehow when she was pursuing Rose. It's difficult to say, since the "rules" for how the town works in the film adaptation are not as clear as the rules from the original video-game, and there are plenty of changes.

Answer: All three died in the wreck. This is how they were able to enter the purgatory version of Silent Hill and why Alessa and Rose returned to their own home to find it similarly deserted.


Nobody died in the car-wreck. This is a fan-theory that got out of control and contradicts not only the sequel (where it's blatantly shown they are alive), but this film's internal logic (which operates on the idea of there being multiple realities/dimensions) and the logic of the video-game source material. (Which similarly operates on the idea of there being multiple realities).

Any word on why Alessa and Rose returned to a home that was shrouded in fog just like Silent Hill, and why they and Christopher could not see one another? They left Silent Hill but remained in the alternate dimension? I'm genuinely curious because this is the first I've heard that their deaths were just a fan theory. I know Alessa was in the sequel, but I just chalked that up to the sequel being a really, really bad film.


Question: The last shot in "Batman v Superman" showed the soil on top of Superman's casket beginning to levitate, inferring that Superman was still alive and on the verge of bursting out of his grave. Why then, in this movie, do the other heroes have to exhume his body and use the Motherbox to bring him back to life if the former movie made it clear he wasn't actually dead?

Serious B

Chosen answer: It's sort-of a crappy answer, but the truth is... like many sequels, this movie simply ret-cons and "forgets" the last few seconds of the previous film. This happens more often than you'd think. The filmmakers decided that rather than go with the notion that Superman might still be alive as implied by the ending of BvS, they'd instead add in a sequence where he's brought back to life in this one. I'm sure if you really stretched, you could also say that the dirt rising was a hint that he might be able to be brought back or wasn't beyond being saved, and that some of his power still existed somewhere.

Season 2 generally

Question: Why does the layout of the house look different from season 2 onwards than it did in season one?


Answer: The Banks' decided to remodel their house.

Show generally

Question: Why does Cleveland Jr look different to how he did in Family Guy?


Answer: In the episode "A Rodent Like This" Rallo discovers that Cleveland Jr. is actually a secret agent who is tracking down Tim, who is actually criminal. Jr. reveals that in order to get close he had to eliminate the real Cleveland Jr. luckily Cleveland doesn't pay attention so it was easy. Whether or not this is canon or not depends on the writers.

Question: Why was Zendaya considered as one of the "freaks" (like they called them), even though she looked normal?

Answer: There were other people in the circus who were just normal but had amazing abilities.

She was half black and half white.

Answer: Her brother said people of the time didn't want to see colored people on the stage. It's clear throughout the entire movie that she faces undue discrimination from the public just for not being white.

Answer: I'm pretty sure because she was a person of colour.

Season 6 generally

Question: Leo became a Elder in season 6, but didn't use the lightning power until the end of the season - why?


Answer: I think because he never tried to kill anyone as an elder before Gideon.

Show generally

Question: On Netflix why is the Charmed intro done with different music and not the original theme?


Answer: I think it is because they don't have the rights to it. A lot of the songs in episodes on Netflix are different than the originals. For instance, the song playing at the end of Give Me A Sign (Season 2) is different on Netflix than it is on the original episode that airs on TV.

Question: What was so obvious about the story about Hermione was making up to Borgin?


Answer: Aside from the fact that Hermione is obviously a terrible liar and her dialogue is suspiciously inquisitive for someone who often buys and sells dark artifacts, wizards can use Legilimency to determine if someone is lying.

Greg Dwyer

Legilimency is a rare talent among wizards- only Snape and Voldemort are known to have practiced it openly in the books. It is more likely that Hermoine has no idea how to act like a bad person, let alone a Death Eater.

Thirty Days - S5-E9

Question: Tom refers to a organisation that explores oceans and seas on other planets. What was the name of it?


Answer: Tom mentions wanting to join the Federation Naval Patrol. It was a military organization that patrolled the oceans of member planets to provide security as well as explore the oceans.


Show generally

Question: Does Seinfeld connect with Mad About You, and / or have a crossover?


Answer: In s01e08 of "Mad About You", Jamie finds out Paul still has an apartment in his name that he's subletting. Jamie wants Paul to get his name off the lease and when he goes there, we find out the person subletting the apartment is Kramer. Paul even asks Kramer if his neighbor, Jerry, is still doing comedy. It even seems to be the apartment hallway from the Seinfeld set. However, in s07e01 of "Seinfeld" George Costanza says he hates the show "Mad About You" as he and Susan are watching it, which many consider means a Seinfeld/Mad About You crossover never actually happened (since it would have to mean a show called "Mad About You" exists in the "Mad About You" universe). But there wasn't a Seinfeld episode where a "Mad About You" character appears as a crossover. Later, in s07e01 of "Mad About You", Jerry Seinfeld has a cameo where he bumps into Paul and a Paul tells him his wife is a huge fan and wants an autograph, and he's referenced as a celebrity. This episode aired about 4 months after the "Seinfeld" finale, where Jerry and friends get sentenced to a year in prison, so it's unlikely it's another crossover episode and Jerry is just playing himself.

Show generally

Question: What is star station India? is it a space station or a base on a planet?


Answer: Star Station India was a Federation facility located in a sector adjacent to Gamma 7 sector.


Show generally

Question: Why did Captain Kirk have different uniforms?


Answer: There's no explanation. It could be that there are a variety of uniforms that personnel can wear, or regulations have changed. Most likely, it was a production choice to make subtle changes to the costumes.




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