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Question: General Joe says he wants some of his own men in the mission. You see them when they are making the plan and the are other old men. They don't really do much if anything during the actual battle. Who are they?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: They are probably other retired Joes.

lionhead

Question: Thor discovers the underground tunnel and fights a couple of Ultron Sentries there. As soon as he defeats them, he suddenly throws his hammer upward and leaves. Why?

Bunch

Chosen answer: Thor was back down in the fortress, along with Black Widow and Bruce. He was trying to find what Ultron was building. But, it was located in the city and Thor left once he found out there was nothing there.

lionhead

Question: Why does the Asian contestant have a Caucasian name, "Brandon Aftergood", while the Caucasian contestant has an Asian name, "Eric Tai?" Do you think that was done on purpose by the writers or director?

RJ Rios

Chosen answer: Jason Bateman talks about it in an interview. They didn't intentionally do it. When Bateman was casting kids for those parts, he picked based on talent or who he liked, not based on ethnicity. The parts and names were already written, but casting just didn't happen to match. Bateman also talked about how they were having trouble finding an Indian boy for the role of Chopra and wondered if the kid had to be Indian, although ultimately after reviewing Chand's audition tape, he decided to cast him.

Bishop73

Surprise - S4-E6

Question: When the guys are hanging off the roof does anyone else see a white wire attached to the sign?

Chosen answer: Yes, there's a thin cable secured to the sign's bottom mounting bracket which leads upward to the crane arm, and can be seen in quite a few shots at various angles. It's reasonable to presume that this cable which is secured to the crane was part of the sign's mounting process to the two wall brackets before the winds caused the accident, the premise of this rescue. For this reason it really can't be noted as "stunt wires being visible" or something like that.

Super Grover Premium member

Relics - S6-E4

Question: On the Enterprise-D, Scotty asks to see the bridge of his old ship. The computer shows him the original Constitution class bridge. After the refit, before the A was added, it was referred to as a Constitution class as well as Enterprise class. So, why didn't the computer show Scotty the refit bridge?

Chosen answer: "Enterprise class" has always been an apocryphal term, mainly used in expanded universe material; so it simply might not exist in the actual universe of the series. The computer might also infer from the parameters "my old ship" and "No bloody A - B - C - or D!" that he means the original bridge.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Endgame (1) - S7-E25

Question: Before the future Admiral Janeway time-travels to cut time off Voyager's return trip to Earth, the time where she came from was stated as "10 years after a 23 year voyage across the galaxy", which would be 2404. But if the Star Trek reboot is canon, then the alternate reality is created in 2387. Would that affect anything?

Chosen answer: It's been established that the reboot doesn't affect anything in the original timelines of any prior series. The alternate timeline of the new films does not change anything that came before.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Why does Christine unmask the phantom twice in the movie? First unmasking: During first Christine's first time in Phantom's lair. Second unmasking, in front of everybody, after the phantom shows up on stage an sings with her.

Chosen answer: The first time is done out of curiosity. The second is Christine realizing that it's the Phantom singing instead of Piangi and doing it either out of fright or to alert the police.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: In the kitchen scene just before Michael has his diabetic stroke, his wife moves to sit down at a table with a refrigerator behind her. There appears to be a water and/or ice dispenser in the door of the fridge. Were these made at the time?

Chosen answer: Frigidaire introduced the feature in 1965. They would have been commonplace by the late 70s.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: When Christine commits suicide, there's a note that said something like "For my sister." My question is, why would the note say that? I know that Christine had a sister with some kind of condition but before that, Christine found out that Louis was responsible for Raoul's death and was very upset by it, so shouldn't the note have said something like, "For my Raoul" or "For Raoul"? Why was it for her sister? I'm confused by that part. Can someone please explain?

Chosen answer: I believe the "for my sister" note referred to the jewelry she left behind, meaning to give it to her sister.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Is there any actual historical evidence that the Gypsies were persecuted during the time the film was set? In my study of world history I don't recall any major event when there was a mass persecution of Gypsies. Also, could this film have been set at the time when the Inquisition was at its height? This might make a lot more sense.

joshtrivia

Chosen answer: Gypsies have been persecuted for centuries, from enforced slavery to bans on travel and immigration.

Greg Dwyer

Question: In one scene when the Orca is chasing after the shark so Quint can harpoon it a second time, Brody and Hooper are both smiling. What are they smiling for?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Adrenaline rush. Also, Hooper's thrilled to participate in the chase of the largest great white he's ever seen, while Brody's excited that they'll soon kill the shark that's claimed many of the lives he was supposed to protect.

Question: Why is the film called Trainspotting? Is it meant to be a drug reference or something?

Chosen answer: Trainspotting is a hobby where participants try to spot and document as many different types of trains as they can, and as a group, reconstruct the routes and schedules of shipping and rail companies. It's a bit like bird-watching, but with trains. Irvine Welsh, who wrote the novel, has compared this hobby to heroin addiction, in that both seem pointless, confusing, and unpleasant to outsiders, but make perfect sense to enthusiasts.

Question: With all of Voldemort's horcruxes destroyed, why does his soul go to limbo? Bellatrix and other Death Eaters aren't seen there.

Chosen answer: The horcrux is seen in the train station along with Harry because it is the "accidental" horcrux Voldemort created the first time he tried to kill Harry. From that point on, Harry and the horcrux had lived together as one entity. The killing curse cast in the forbidden forest sent the two to limbo, but the horcrux was too weak to return to life.

Show generally

Question: Does any character in the show beside Brian and other kids his age understand what Stewie is saying? Or is it that Stewie doesn't realize it?

*BleuFever

Chosen answer: Stewie himself has explained to Brian that of the immediate family, only Brian can always understand him. The others, especially Lois, seem to get a vague impression of how he is feeling but do not hear the words. Most other characters can understand him, whenever it's convenient or needed for the story. A few times his parents can understand him, for comedic purposes.

Answer: Yes, everyone can understand and hear him, no one other than other babies and Brian takes him seriously because of the fact that he's a baby. This was stated by Seth MacFarlane.

Answer: Chris understands Stewie as well.

Question: What does Dragon turn into?

Chosen answer: According to the filmmakers, Dragon turned into a talking Pegasus.

Question: What is the name of the music that plays right after the mayor gives his speech at the clock dedication?

AdmRose

Answer: The song is called "Battle Cry Of Freedom" written in 1862 by American composer George Frederick Root during the American Civil War.

Chosen answer: The song (right after the mayor's speech) is actually "Nearer, My God, to Thee" of Titanic infamy, but with an upbeat tempo. This plays the moment the clock is engaged and ends after the photograph is taken.

Question: What exactly was Adam's plan the whole time? I don't fully understand it and even if I did, how does that make him the bad guy? Can someone please explain?

Chosen answer: Adam wanted to turn the whole nation into vampires. And as head vampire, he would be the leader. Part of the plot line was vampires feed on slaves, so Adam wanted to keep slavery legal. During the course of the Civil War, Adam conspired with Jefferson Davis to send vampires to the front line to help with the war for the South, in return for claims to the North for his clan (although he would probably turn on the South afterwards).

Bishop73

Question: When Harry is recovering in the hospital wing after encountering Voldemort and Quirrell, Dumbledore says that the whole school knows what happened. So why doesn't anyone believe Harry's claim about the return of Voldemort later on, at the end of his fourth year?

Chosen answer: Dumbledore did not mean that everyone was aware that Voldemort had returned. He meant that everyone knew something happened to Harry involving Quirrell, but not specifically what. Many people did believe Harry about Voldemort, others were skeptical, and some called him a liar. The Dark Lord's followers knew Voldemort was returning, but they had to keep this secret until the opportune time.

raywest Premium member

Question: What was Thor's intention when he struck the pod that created Vision, was it to stop the process or to add the final jolt of power needed to complete it?

Gary Stewart

Chosen answer: He was helping to bring The Vision to life. Not destroy him.

Question: At the end of the credits, we hear Johnny Depp sing "mama's little baby loves shortnin' bread." Is there any reason for this, or a tie-in to the movie I missed?

Bishop73

Chosen answer: An additional reference to the full dominant personality takeover of Shooter, everything gravitates South Mississippi.

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