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Question: What could possibly have made Teasle think that it was Rambo who killed Gault? Teasle was fully aware that Rambo was injured and unarmed and that Gault was in a helicopter trying desperately to shoot him (against orders). So how the hell did he come to that conclusion?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Rambo essentially admitted responsibility, when he tried to make peace with the officers as he stood near the body. As well, we can assume the chopper pilot reported the incident - while he may not have seen Rambo, rocks don't throw themselves at helicopters.

DavidRTurner

Question: Would it be possible to create dinosaurs in real life the way they create them in this film?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: No. There are a number of reasons why this is not possible, including the fact that DNA simply doesn't remain preserved for that long. See http://www.iflscience.com/technology/could-jurassic-park-ever-come-true for more details.

Question: How exactly did David hack into WOPR?

Chosen answer: While wardialing every number in Sunnyvale, California to find the game company's number, he found a number that led to a back door into the WOPR.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: What happened to Hermione's cat Crookshanks? He's not seen at all at the start of this movie. I can't remember if it's mentioned in the books what happened to him; the movie doesn't seem to mention it either.

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: The last time we see Crookshanks is at the Weasley house. They likely left him there.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: I don't understand what the device was that Cage and Rita had to steal. How exactly does it find where the Omega's real location is?

alamchop

Chosen answer: Basically, it reverses the psychic connection from the omega seeing all the alphas, to an alpha seeing the omega.

MasterOfAll

Question: Just out of curiosity, what exactly went on between Bill Murray and Lucy Liu that they didn't get along?

Chosen answer: Bill and Lucy were arguing over one of her lines, in part due to a misunderstanding, but it blew over - Bill Murray has said "I feel very warmly for her now." He stated that he didn't want to return for the sequel due to someone involved in both productions, but beyond it not being Lucy Liu, he's never clarified who.

Question: What is the thing in the background at 00:31:23? It looks like a tentacle or worm but I really don't know. I've scoured the internet looking for information but I can't find anything relating to the subject. It seems this hasn't been brought up anywhere. I'd greatly appreciate an answer. Thanks in advance. (00:31:23)

Eric Lambert

Chosen answer: It's a Leviathan, the same kind of "flying worm" seen later in the final battle.

Friso94

Question: What does Dr. Evil's son really say instead of "Why don't we just call it Operation Buttcrack"?

Chosen answer: In the uncensored version, he says, "Why don't you just call it Operation Ass Cream, ya ass?"

Question: When Harry enters the Great Hall after Voldemort calls a break to the battle so Hogwarts can bury their dead, who is it that Professor Sprout and Professor Trelawney cover up? It was so quick I was unable to see it.

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: As Harry enters the Great Hall he passes Sprout dabbing at a male student's head wound (we see Sprout and this student again later in the background as Ron realizes his brother Fred is dead). After walking past Sprout, Harry comes across Professor Trelawney and Parvati Patel. Trelawney murmurs, "She's gone," and then she and Parvati pull a blanket over the still form of a girl. All we see of her is a quick glimpse of her nose and nostrils before her face is covered This student is Lavender Brown, who in the film was killed by werewolf Fenrir Greyback. The film writers took the liberty of having Lavender die at the end, confirmed in the movie tie-in book "Harry Potter: Page to Screen." However, J. K. Rowling left it ambiguous in the novel whether Lavender Brown actually died from her injuries.

Question: Why exactly did the Viceroy of the Trade Federation want to kill Padme in the first place?

michaelmcbrd8

Chosen answer: Because in Episode I, she was the Queen of Naboo. Viceroy Gunray had blockaded the planet with a trade boycott and then tried to take over the planet at the order of the Sith Lord Sidious. But he failed, her forces prevailing and destroying his droid army and capturing him. So in the second movie, which takes place 10 years later, he wants revenge on her for his failure, blaming her.

Quantom X Premium member

Question: How did Megumi die? Did the 2 coworkers kill her or did she kill herself because of what they did to her?

lartaker1975

Chosen answer: She killed herself with potassium cyanide after what Adam and Bruno did to her.

Sierra1 Premium member

Show generally

Question: I've been re-watching this show, and have noticed this in nearly every episode. In scenes inside GD, there's always one person, a background extra, who seems to have clear plastic wrap over their clothes. Do you know what that is all about?

Holly Halfman

Chosen answer: It's basically just a type of suit that's made for whatever special project they're working on. No different than a lab coat, hazmat suit, fire coat, etc.

Question: In the book, Snape and Lupin look at the Marauder's Map to see that Ron, Peter, Hermione, Harry and Sirius are all in the Shrieking Shack. How come Snape and Lupin didn't notice the second/future Harry and Hermione when they were near the whomping willow on the map?

Chosen answer: They didn't notice the second ones because they weren't close enough to the tree when they were focused on that part of the map. There are hundreds of dots moving around the castle and it is possible they were just missed.

kristenlouise3

Matters of State - S2-E7

Question: Does anyone know the name and composer of the piece of music being played when Henry and Anne are dancing (interspersed with their passionate sex scene)? It sounds like Henry asks for A Valta but I'm not sure. (00:19:55 - 00:22:05)

Chosen answer: Henry asks for a volta which was a type of dance as well as the general type of music played for it. It would be like requesting a waltz or tango.

The One With Joey's New Girlfriend - S4-E5

Question: Does anyone know what the song is at the end of the episode The One With Joey's New Girlfriend? It plays for about five seconds when Chandler asks if he can sleep on Monica's couch.

eagle203

Chosen answer: It isn't a song in its own right. It's incidental music. It sounds like a variation in the style of "I'll Be There For You."

Michael Albert

Question: Why does Frankenstein keep on having to switch gears to go faster, can't he just leave it on the fastest?

Chosen answer: Because of the transmission. You have to change gears as the engine revels up higher RPMs to keep from blowing the engine.

Quantom X Premium member

Question: Why did Elliot let all the frogs out? And why was he asking one if it could talk? I realise he was drunk (or ET was), but this doesn't explain such behaviour.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Elliot, through a psychic connection to ET, is experiencing the effects of the beer that ET is drinking. It has impaired Elliott's judgment and unleashes his inhibitions. He frees the frogs because he doesn't want them to be killed and dissected in class. Talking to one is just a side-effect of being intoxicated and he may be identifying it as a sentient being like E.T.

raywest Premium member

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.

Quantom X Premium member

Question: When Hydell takes Hock's gun and the shooting starts, what causes the explosion? (00:16:55)

Quantom X Premium member

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.

Quantom X Premium member

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.

Sierra1 Premium member

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