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Question: In the first Underworld movie Lucian injects himself with Michael's blood, which is said to be the last descendant of Alexander Corvinus. In Underworld Evolution Selene drinks Alexander Corvinus' blood, which makes her immune to Ultraviolet ammunition and the sunlight. My question is if Michael has the same genes as Alexander Corvinus why is it that Lucian dies from the Silver Nitrate bullets that Craven shoots him with if he has already injected himself with Michael's blood?

Answer: Lucian does not die instantly after being shot by the silver nitrate bullet. This also is after he injects himself with Michael's blood. With that said there was a scene where Raze comes back with Amelia's blood (she is an elder). He checks on Lucian while dropping the bag of blood right mext to Lucian. I am absolutely certain he noticed this bag, injected himself with elder blood before he crawled out to stab craven in the leg. Lucian will be back and this was part of the story. When he comes back, they will show the audience in a flashback of Lucian injecting himself.

Chosen answer: Michael's Cornivus genes are latent, needing stimulation, which is what was to occur in Lucian after also injecting himself with the blood of an Elder vampire. He died without doing this.

Question: I don't quite understand the moving portraits. Are they alive, are they Horcruxes or pieces of the subject's souls, or do they just say previously-recorded things?

Chosen answer: They are not alive, nor are do they carry any piece of the subject's soul (or anyone else's for that matter) Neither are they just playing out some manner of magical-programming. They are normal paint-and-canvas paintings that have been charmed with sentience and to behave exactly as the subject of the portrait would have behaved.

Phixius

Question: If Hagrid was blamed for killing Myrtle, why was he allowed to join the Hogwarts staff as Gamekeeper? Surely parents of students and other staff would object to him remaining at the school.

Chosen answer: Hagrid wasn't accused of killing Myrtle. It was wrongly believed that Aragog, the giant spider, was the monster that killed her. Hagrid was found responsible for having brought the creature into Hogwarts and keeping it hidden there. That is why he was punished by not being allowed to use magic, though he was later exonerated of any wrongdoing.

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Question: Why is Andy's badge centered above and touching his left breast pocket yet Barney's badge is off center?

Chosen answer: Probably because the police department consists of only two people who are both pretty informal and there is no standard dress code.

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Question: Was Sara Gilbert (Darlene) pregnant in real life when she was pregnant on the show?

Chosen answer: No. Sara Gilbert has given birth to one child (so far) and that was in 2007.

Question: The part where Talia's mother gets attacked and the doctor forgets to lock the cell, why did he need to lock the cell, and why did they attack her? Were there no other women in the Pit?

Melody Chang

Chosen answer: The prison had a very large male population. It didn't appear to hold too many women. Thus, though it is never stated in the film, she was obviously always in danger of being physically attacked or sexually assaulted by prisoners. Hence, her cell door needed to be locked.

Question: When Doc and Marty go back to 1985, after going to 2015, they land and find out that it's an alternate 1985 wherein Biff is in charge. Someone said in a question that when they returned, shouldn't they have seen Biff's casino as they fly over Hill Valley - is them not seeing the casino there to mislead the audience into thinking nothing has changed or is it a mistake?

Heather Benton

Chosen answer: Most likely this was deliberately done this way so the audience would not immediately know that the timeline had changed. It serves the plot better to have it revealed later.

raywest

Question: Did Woody really drive the truck his son traded in at the end of the movie, or was he dreaming?

Jonelyn Aspinall

Chosen answer: Woody actually drove the truck, but just for a short period before David switched places with him to drive everyone home.

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Question: What song is playing when Johnny Blaze undergoes his first transformation into the Ghost Rider?

Chosen answer: "The West was build on Legends´╗┐", by Christopher Young, from the movie's score.

Question: What is the racist redneck whistling just before the black security guard tells him to put his foot down? And why is he whistling it to the black man?

Melanie Elsworthy

Chosen answer: He is whistling "Dixie"; the unofficial national anthem of the Confederate States of America. He's a racist.

Question: How did Moira, Charles and the others get away from the island? They did not have someone who can teleport them away, the jet is broken and they had no possibility to communicate with the others. You can hardly expect the Russians or the Americans, who wanted to kill them a few minutes ago, to suddenly want to help them.

Chosen answer: They do have the ability to communicate with the other mutants, via the powerful telepath Charles Xavier. He could also use mind control on the navy captains to make them rescue them, or any number of other possibilities.

Sierra1

Question: What exactly prompts Zhora to attack Deckard when he's posing as an abuse agent? I guess there is something that makes her realize he's lying and or that he's a Blade Runner. But what tips her off?

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Quantom X

Chosen answer: She's paranoid, in hiding, and an expert killer. Either Deckard tipped her off or she decided it wasn't worth taking the chance that he wasn't legit.

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Question: I've heard the rumor for a while that the show SpongeBob Squarepants was originally made for adults. The only "proof" I've seen of this is speculation of certain episodes with supposedly "adult" jokes and the town's name being Bikini Bottom. Does anyone have legitimate proof of this being true?

Chosen answer: The show was always intended to be for kids (with the occasional joke for the grown-ups thrown in) The name Bikini Bottom follows with the theory that all of the characters in the show are able to speak because of an atomic blast, as the first atomic tests were conducted near the Bikini Islands...Bikini Bottom, meaning the bottom of the ocean at the Bikini Islands.

Question: How did Tim's dad know about the incident with the black guy and about the fight with Schwartz?

Chosen answer: He likely heard about it around town. Anti-semitism was fairly common at the time so word of someone being beaten in a fight by a Jew would travel fast.

Question: Was there a deleted scene where Cathrine and Ellen were talking while making the turkey in the kitchen and/or doing something resulting in the bird being "overdone" totally and showing up in the scene at dinner causing the turkey to literally explode in a cloud of dust when carved by Clark? It just seems there was a scene missing there!

Chosen answer: There was never a scene as described in the film, nor was there anything in any of the special features. Also, there is no mention of it in any of the commentary.

Question: There is a metal "something" on top on the radio in the living room of Ralphie's home. Can you tell me what it is?

Chosen answer: It's a decorative metal bowl/vessel. They were fairly common in the 1930s. It's a bowing trophy bar set. I have one like it. http://garagesalin.blogspot.com/2010/08/bo-ling-or-happy-marriage.html.

Question: I understand that Frank is part of the manipulated dead and I also understand that he does not travel through time, but rather manipulates it as it happens. This leads me to ask, how was it possible for Frank to guide Donnie before Donnie kills him? Is this implying that the loop has happens over and over until Donnie gets it 'right' and sacrifices himself?

Chosen answer: No, the timeline is not a loop. Frank's death is just bound to happen and he is supposed to make sure Donnie kills him, after accidentally killing the girl. That is the "trap" as they call it. To make sure that Donnie is forced to fix the universe and saves everyone.

Question: In the scene where they cross the bridge with the train, and Allison French is being held by those two guys with a rope around her neck, so that if they would shoot the guys, the horse would run off and break her neck, suffocate her or whatever... They were with 4 against 2, so why didn't one of 'em just shoot that horse?

Chosen answer: There's no explanation. It could be that no one thought of this. Also, even if they shot the horse, the girl could still be injured or killed. If the horse was only wounded, it could have bolted, reared up, or fallen and then rolled on top of the girl. There's many different scenarios that could have played out.

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Question: At the end when Thorin is fighting the Orc, he is knocked down and drops his sword. Bilbo and the others come to his aid. They are then rescued by the eagles. We never see him pick up his sword, but when he's thanking Bilbo he has it. How did this happen?

James L. Goodwin

Chosen answer: It's a mistake. While Thorin does have the sword (Orcrist) throughout the flight, during the initial shot when the eagle is picking him, Orcrist is nowhere on Thorin's body. Both of the eagle's talons are in view as they roll Thorin toward the camera, and his entire body can be seen down to his boots. Orcrist is not on him.

Guy

Question: What did Mary mean when she told Jack that Martin squished?

Chosen answer: She was referring to his habit of excessively passing gas (farting) He can be heard doing this early in the film, even though he is a ghost.

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