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Question: Where exactly is the funpark where Daniel first takes Ali out on a date (and later makes up with her)? Is it still there?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: The Park is called "Golf 'n' Stuff" (like in the movie) and is located in Norwalk, CA. The slide unfortunately was removed in the early 90s.

Parallels - S7-E11

Question: Whenever I see this episode rerun, they leave out the scene where Picard suddenly appears at Worf's surprise party. This is a somewhat crucial scene, in my opinion, because it is one of the first clues (other than the cake switching flavors) that something isn't quite right. Why is this scene no longer shown? Is it simply due to the desire for more advertising time? Are other episodes cut like this?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: The most common reason rerun TV series are edited is to allow for more advertising time. They can also speed up the show's running time, which is unnoticeable but gives more seconds to be sold to advertisers. Cable TV channels are allowed to have more advertising than network TV channels, and they do whatever they can to increase revenue. It does result in episodes often being choppy and the story line a bit confusing. Now channels are also overlapping the end of one show while showing the start of another one by using a split screen, giving them even more time to sell to advertisers.

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Question: How did Klaus end up in the body of a goldfish?

Blunder Bot The Mistake Machine

Chosen answer: The CIA placed Klaus' brain inside a goldfish. The reason the CIA did this was because Klaus was once an Olympic ski-jumper and was supporting East Germany in the 1986 Winter Olympics. The CIA knew Klaus was going to win the gold medal for ski-jump and they did not want this to happen, so the only alternative they could think of was to place Klaus' brain inside the body of a goldfish before he could compete.

Casual Person

Question: Several items thrown into the portal at the abandoned warehouse comes back through another end. How exactly do the items manage to get from the other dimension back through the other end of the portal?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: As seen in the film, the portals are in flux. They are constantly activating and deactivating, potentially pulling items through from one dimension to another.

MasterOfAll

Question: At the end when Steven is the only one left alive alone with Django, he drops his cane and seems to walk fine. Would that indicate that he was faking the whole time, just pretending he needed it?

Chosen answer: Not necessarily; Stephen's condition may be ameliorated by using a cane to walk, but he doesn't always need the cane. I myself have an ankle condition which is sometimes helped by the use of a cane, but I don't always need the cane.

zendaddy621

Question: How did the rainbow bridge get rebuilt? Did I miss the explanation somewhere?

Chosen answer: I think the implication was that it was two years since the destruction of the Bifrost bridge, and that appears to have been time enough to rebuild it using the Tesseract, which was brought back by Thor. Jane is the one who gives out the 2 years reference when remonstrating with Thor about disappearing.

Question: Is there any explanation to why several items thrown into the portal in the abandoned warehouse comes back whilst other stuff thrown into the portal doesn't?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: No explanation is given, but the answer is onscreen. When Jane and Thor walk into the cave after meeting Malekith, they find the other objects that were thrown into the portal that didn't return. Jane doesn't offer an explanation of how, but understands the implications of returning home. Given the fluctuating gravitational fields, we can only assume that the times at which objects entered the portal were the differentiating factor. It should also be noted that everything thrown through the portal was some kind of metal, so that might be a factor.

Question: At the end of the movie when Joe goes to live with Santa and the elves at the North Pole, what would happen to Cornelia (the girl Joe and Santa befriend) after she stayed there until the next Christmas? She would have no one to look after her when she is taken back to New York, since her only relative, her step uncle floated away after eating Patch's candy canes to evade arrest.

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: We don't know for sure that the uncle is her only relative, he is the only one we see in the film. She may have other family in or around the city that she may live with after her return.

Question: Since it was replaced by "The Art of the Possible" in between the release of the concept album and the premiere on the West End, I've never heard the original version of "The Lady's Got Potential." Is it as rock and roll as the version in the film is?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: I did a little research for you. The Original London cast recording from 1976 is available on iTunes with the song "The Lady's Got Potential" intact. In the minute and a half sample iTunes allows, the song sounds pretty similar - both just as "rock and roll." However, the lyrics and instrumentals do have differences. Look it up using the key words "Evita London cast" and you should locate it. Give it a listen!

Michael Albert

Question: After 100 years; Louis finds Lestat disfigured and cowering in a cemetery in New Orleans. This seems out of character for the arrogant Lestat, especially as he has superior powers. We see him again in his usual arrogance as he takes Daniel. I'm puzzled why Lestat hid for 100 years.

Chosen answer: Lestat was quite vain; his disfigurement was most likely the reason he stayed hidden as long as he did. Also, his true age is uncertain, so 100 years could be an insignificant amount of time to him.

Question: Why did Prince Barron hate Flash so much? His burning desire to kill this complete stranger left me somewhat baffled.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Prince Barin was the fiance of Princess Aura, who took a shine to Flash. He was quite simply jealous.

Ioreth

Question: In the beginning, the king and queen are shown riding in a carriage. However, before watching this movie, I viewed Shrek 3 where the king had turned into a frog and died. If he died in 3, how did he come back to life in this movie? This was before the king and queen signed any contract and vanished, so magic was not involved in his being alive.

Chosen answer: It was stated in this scene that Fiona was rescued from the tower, meaning this scene took place at the same time as Shrek 1, when the King was still alive.

Casual Person

Question: Toward the very end of the movie, when Tony and Jackie are going to see Billy dancing, it seems almost as if Jackie is reluctant to go on, and is seen walking slowly and looking all around. What is the significance of this?

Chosen answer: Some time has passed since Billy left home and became a professional dancer. Jackie is older now and not as physically active as he once was. He has also seldom left his small, provincial town, and being in a major city like London is a little daunting for him, so he is a little uncomfortable and out-of-place.

raywest Premium member

Question: Did S.H.I.E.L.D. originally consider Thor to be one of the Avengers before Loki's plans?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Probably. If you look at the map in the end of Iron Man 2, you can see all sorts of "superheroes" marked on it. New Mexico is also marked, where Thor would take place (in continuity) a few days after the events of Iron Man 2. Plus, when Fury was talking to the council, they also mentioned Thor and that he might be either an asset or an enemy.

Friso94

Question: The Bifrost was destroyed at the end of the first film and Thor was sent back to Earth another way in The Avengers. So can someone explain to me why he didn't visit Jane then? Or at least after Loki's plans were foiled?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: The Tesseract on Earth posed a great threat to everyone. Thor wanted to get it and Loki to Asgard as soon as possible. If he first had to track down Jane in Norway, that could take a while and leave the Tesseract vulnerable.

Friso94

Question: In the chapter called "Horcruxes", Dumbledore says he thinks Voldemort meant to create 6 Horcruxes. He created 5 of them before attempting to kill baby Harry. Dumbledore then tells Harry, "I am sure that he [Voldemort] was intending to make his final Horcrux with your death." However, as we all know, Voldemort's curse on Harry rebounded, and he lost his powers."After an interval of some years, " Dumbledore then tells Harry, "he used Nagini to kill an old muggle man, and it might then have occurred to him to turn her into his last Horcrux." My question is: if Voldemort was planning to use 1-year-old Harry's death to make his sixth and final Horcrux, but it hadn't yet occurred to him to use the snake as that Horcrux, what was he planning to use instead? He had already used the diary, the ring, the cup, the locket, and the diadem for the first five Horcruxes. So, if he wasn't originally going to use the snake as the sixth, what was he going to use, and what happened to this mysterious object? He must have had something to use, since he went to baby Harry's house fully intending to kill Harry and create the Horcrux. So he must have had the Horcrux object with him. What was it? (Please understand this is not a hypothetical question about what sorts of objects Voldemort might have theoretically wanted to make into Horcruxes someday - I already know the answer to that - but rather a practical question about what Voldemort intended to use that night, the night he went to kill Harry, since he didn't have Gryffindor's sword, or anything else of Gryffindor's that we're aware of).

Aerinah

Chosen answer: It was never revealed what object Voldemort intended to use to make that particular horcrux, or indeed if that was what he actually intended to do when killing Harry. As you pointed out, Dumbledore was merely speculating.

raywest Premium member

Question: Whatever happened to the little girl that Cal pretends is his daughter (I think) so he can get into the lifeboat? I didn't see her in the lifeboat with Cal in later scenes.

Chosen answer: In one of the deleted scenes it shows an extended version of the Titanic survivors getting on the Carpathia. As you watch it you see the little girl being carried aboard. You can check it on youtube. I think its something like Titanic deleted scene extended Carpathia sequence.

Question: Why did V even need Evy to help him kill the priest? If it was just a regular girl instead of Evy in the bedroom, V was gonna barge in through the window anyway. Was he just trying to show her how he does things or something?

Chosen answer: She tells the priest that she opened a window while she was waiting to be seen, to let V get in.

Question: At the end when Dr. Gordon cuts his foot off, he tells Adam he'll go and get help when he escapes. So wouldn't Adam be able to escape as well once Dr. Gordon gets help? Or would Jigsaw catch up with Dr. Gordon and kill him?

Chosen answer: Dr. Gordon is in Saw 7. Adam is killed by Amanda Young.

I also want to know why Dr Gordon never sent help back for Adam. They were fellow sufferers and even though Dr Gordon joined with jigsaw, he could have called 911 and sent help back for Adam.

I assume that Amanda came along and killed Adam before Dr. Gordon could do anything.

Answer: I assume that Amanda came along and killed Adam before Dr. Gordon could do anything.

Question: What does Hirsch mean when he tells Vosen, "Just remember why we put Landy there." They talk about framing Landy for BlackBriar, but that never goes anywhere. What was their plan?

Brad Premium member

Chosen answer: In the next film, "The Bourne Legacy", we see Vosen testifying against Landy before a congressional committee. He implies that Blackbriar was solely an operation to capture a rogue Treadstone operative (Bourne), and that Landy was responsible for the program as she had aided Bourne.

Sierra1 Premium member

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