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Question: How did they change the Freedom's landing gear from skids to wheels after taking off from the asteroid and landing on Earth?

Chosen answer: They probably had two different sets of landing gear to fit the terrain they would land on. It would have to be withdrawn into the body of the aircraft so could have been changed from inside.

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Question: When Hydell takes Hock's gun and the shooting starts, what causes the explosion?


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Chosen answer: They are in a space station prison. Most likely the bullet from the gun hit an oxygen tank or line and caused a spark. Pure oxygen is highly explosive.

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Question: I don't know if this was answered in the comic books, but here goes. Wolverine's claws were irregularly shaped before the bonding. So, how could they become perfectly razor shaped after the procedure all by themselves? I don't think that adamantium itself would perfect the shape of the claws all by himself, so how it is possible? And how come his teeth remained unchanged?

Domagoj Rimac

Chosen answer: The claws could have been "pre-installed" before the skeletal bonding process, as simply as Wolverine extending his bone claws into blade-shaped moulds of liquid adamantium. Teeth aren't actually made of bone but enamel, so the bonding process may have been specific to bone.

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Question: Baron Wolfgang von Strucker stated in the after credits scene, "Sooner or later, they will meet the twins." Who exactly is "they"?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: By "they" he means "Captain America and his colorful friends", in other words the Avengers.

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Question: This actually refers to the whole arc of Harry Osborn's role: Why did the film-makers want him to become a villain? I know they needed one for the third movie, but why make it one of Peter's closest friends? Was it an illustration of how big a difference, for good or bad, a single misinterpretation can make? A lesson in knowing how to look at a situation from someone else's perspective as well as your own? Or, was it just a really tragic way of showing that not all of Spider-Man's foes are going to be people he feels no regret over beating the pants off?

Chosen answer: Well the major reason is because it happened in the comics. Harry took the Goblin formula and became as crazy as his father. Here Harry is less a villain and just confused. He believes Spider-Man killed his father and wanted revenge.


Question: If King Triton is the king of the sea, wouldn't he knew where Morgana was hiding? Do the humans know that Ariel and Melody are mermaids then if they do, do you think that those snotty kids would had told Melody?

Chosen answer: King of the Sea does not mean psychic powers that allow him to be able to snuff out everyone's location. Only power he has is through the trident, which obviously cannot pinpoint location as he couldn't find Ariel when she was missing. It's likely the humans have no idea of the family's mermaid history, because yes, the snotty kids probably would have greatly teased Melody for it.

Question: Has JK Rowling said what happened to James Potter's parents and Lily's? They were only 21 when Voldemort killed them, and most people of that age still have living parents.

Chosen answer: James had older parents who died of some type of wizarding ailment. It's suspected to be Dragon Pox as that can be fatal to elderly wizards. All that is known of Lily's parents is they died of a normal muggle death. As to what "normal" means though and the age of her parents, that has never been said.

Question: Are all the boys sentenced to 18 months at Camp Green Lake, or have different sentences?

Chosen answer: More than likely, different lengths of sentences depending on the crime and severity of it, just like a prison sentence is different based on that.

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Question: When did Zola experiment on Barnes? Didn't Zola get captured by Captain Rogers on the same train as Barnes fell out of? I know he experimented on him before because he survived the fall. But in a short flashback, Zola is standing next to Barnes while he has his metal arm. Premium member

Chosen answer: Hydra was working with SHIELD since the 1940s. After he was taken into custody, Hydra would have eventually taken in Zola, where he experimented on Bucky, giving him the metal arm.

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Question: How can Superman breathe in space? On Krypton they needed spaceships to travel in space and needed spacesuits when going to other planets.

Chosen answer: Earth's yellow sun supercharges his body enough that he can hold his breath for extremely long periods of time.

Question: When Joshua calls David back, why doesn't David just instruct Joshua to "end game"?

Chosen answer: The short answer to your question is that, had David instructed Joshua to "end game," and had it succeeded, there would be no movie. In context, at that juncture, he was just freaked out about being unable to lose the connection to Joshua. Further, he probably didn't try at that point because he did not yet realize the magnitude of what was transpiring. Recall it wasn't until later in the film that he even realized that Joshua didn't draw distinctions between fantasy and reality, or that the game was running to its logical conclusion with actual weapon systems. Had David even tried to end the game, it probably wouldn't have worked. Joshua had to learn the lesson of futility (playing tic-tac-toe) before abandoning the game's objective.

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Question: Why are the apes so big?

Chosen answer: Because of the ALZ-113 drug. After they were infected by the drug, the apes practically mutated from it, which must have included growth.

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Question: Can a general change the DefCon unilaterally?

Chosen answer: It's unlikely. To my understanding, the DefCon level, which ranges from 5 to 1, with level 1 indicating almost imminent nuclear war, is changed by orders of the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the U.S military joint chiefs of staff. In the film, it's probably safe to assume that General Beringer (Barry Corbin) was working under orders in consultation with higher-ups at the State Department, and had instructions as to what circumstances would warrant a change in the DefCon level, and given the authority to do so. In U.S History, our DefCon level has only been ordered to level 2 one time, during the Cuban Missile crisis. The 9/11/2001 attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon resulted in an order by then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to DefCon 3. (source:

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Question: Why exactly is the girl called The Full Metal Bitch by the other soldiers? I know she did a heroic battle before, but why that name?

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Chosen answer: It's a nickname referencing her attitude, and the fact she is wearing a suit of metal, probably referencing the movie (or ammunition type) "Full Metal Jacket".


Question: I have a few questions: 1) In this film we learn Letty survived the explosion of her car after Fenix shot at it. My question is why did he shoot the car and not her? Realistically she would've died either way which is probably what Fenix assumed, but since it seemed like he was about to shoot her did he have some ulterior motive? 2) When exactly could Braga have found out Letty was alive? Before or after he was captured? 3) Seeing Shaw's attitude towards one of his own men being killed/failing a job it seems like he had no sympathy for anyone, so why did he let Fenix live after he found Letty alive in the hospital?

Chosen answer: 1. I think that Felix wanted to get rid of both the car and Letty at the same time. Or maybe he wanted to leave clues for Toretto to find (as only he could). But then again this could all be a cover up because of what happens later on. 2. Braga was working with Shaw so it is possible for Shaw to tell Braga this information. 3. Shaw possibly wanted to kill Felix (i think that Feix died before Shaw found out that Letty was alive). He went to where Letty was to kill her but then realised that Letty knew nothing about what happened so recruited her as a member of his team (also he liked her as well).

Question: What is the piece of music that plays when The Bride first sees Vernita Green and her face turns red?


Chosen answer: It is the theme from the TV show "Ironside" written by Quincy Jones.

Question: It is implied strongly in this movie that water makes witches melt, and this is spoofed in other media. I've only ever seen this referenced to wicked witches. Does water make good witches, such as Glinda, melt too?

Chosen answer: In all likelihood, probably not. Water is often depicted and represents purity, and cleansing. It flows smoothly, is beautiful, clear, and responsible for life on Earth. Everything the Wicked Witch is not. Where as the good Witch is pure and of a true heart. So it makes sense that something so evil and impure as the evil witch would be effected by the purest substance there is, yet not harm the good witch because she is good.

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Question: What does Elsa eat in the mountains? Or does she not need to eat?

Lily Harrison

Chosen answer: Elsa still needs to eat. However, she has only been in the mountains for a day. One can go three weeks without any food, Elsa would eventually have to leave the mountain to find some food.

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Question: What sort of accent is Gatsby supposed to have?


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Chosen answer: This has been answered before. Gatsby grew up in a poor, mid-western family. He is a self-made millionaire (through illegal means) but pretends he comes from wealthy, upper-class society. He has adopted a fake posh accent to help support the illusion of his bogus background. It is how he believes well-bred people speak.

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Question: Who came up with the idea of calling the shark Bruce?

Chosen answer: Bruce Raymer, who has been Steven Spielberg's lawyer for over 40 years, has the distinctive honor of being the namesake of the mechanical shark models, which were all nicknamed Bruce by Steven Spielberg.

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