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Question: When Pi finds the island, he begins eating some root like stuff. What exactly is that?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: It is never really defined. It is just presumed to be some sort of tubular seaweed or algae which ultimately will consume (either literally or allegorically) he who consumes it.

kuffpah

Question: After Ralph destroys Vanellope's kart, she runs back into Diet Cola Mountain. The next we see of her, she's inside the Fungeon. When did that happen? King Candy and his officers apparently don't know that she can enter the mountain, so how would they have known where to find her?

Chosen answer: This happened between the time Ralph left Sugar Rush and when he came back to Sugar Rush to confront Sour Bill. They knew that Vanellope was located in that specific area, so King Candy and his officers searched every part of this area since he knew for sure that she was around this place. Soon enough, he would have discovered Diet Cola Mountain, found Vanellope inside the mountain, captured her and locked her in the Fungeon.

Casual Person

Question: I have a question about the first patient Don and his boss go to see (the one trying to solve the Rubik's cube). I can find no information about him. However he seems like he plays an AIDS patient in a couple of other movies, with the same lesions, same gay act, etc. Is he really like this or do they seem to cast him in the part because he plays it so well? Or am I mistaken about him? Any info would help. It is driving me crazy.

lartaker1975

Chosen answer: The actor's name is Stephen Spinella. He is listed in the credits for "And the Band Played On" as "Brandy Alexander." Though neither his given name nor his drag name is mentioned during the cameo, he does show a book with pictures of his female impersonation to the doctors. The "trivia" portion of his IMDb profile states: "Vaulted from obscurity with his frighteningly realistic portrayal of AIDS-ravaged Prior Walter in Tony Kushner's two-part stage epic "Angels in America." An openly gay actor, he has since played in a number of gay-related themes on stage, film and TV."

kuffpah

Question: In the movie, the team of snatchers were able to smell Hermione's perfume through the protective spells that she put up. This may seem silly, but why did she have perfume on? It seems quite careless on her part and there was absolutely no reason for her to have it on for their mission, so why the perfume?

Chosen answer: They aren't exactly staying in 4-star hotels and showering every day. Camping is dirty, and with that comes certain odors. And that can get unpleasant in close quarters. It's likely the perfume was her way of countering that. In that instance, sure, her perfume may have been a tip off, but it's not unreasonable to assume that that doesn't come up all that much.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: What does Samara mean when she says on the tape "Daddy doesn't know"? Daddy doesn't know what?

Jeanne Perrotta

Chosen answer: She says "Daddy loves the horses...but he doesn't know" meaning she knows what's about to happen to all his horses. (Because she makes them commit suicide).

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Question: Are the characters aware they don't age?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: In general, no. However, in the episode "Behind the Laughter," Lisa comments about how Homer fed her anti-growth hormones to prolong the run of the show. Chronological events do occur, such as birthdays (which all of the characters have had in various episodes), and several episodes include flashbacks and peeks into the future. However, for the most part, the characters remain in a chronological stasis.

kuffpah

Ling Bouvier is one character who has aged.

Dan23

The Angels Take Manhattan - S7-E6

Question: In this episode, River meets the doctor again. Where is this in her timeline?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: Somewhere after "The Wedding of River Song," but before "Silence in the Library" and "The Name of the Doctor."

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

More precisely, shortly before "The Husbands of River Song."

Question: After old Biff returns to 2015 he appears in pain. I've seen several submissions on this site saying it's because Lorraine shot him in 1995. My question is where do they get that information from? I've seen these movies numerous times and have never seen anything to suggest that.

Chosen answer: If you have the DVD or Blu-ray, watch the deleted scene with Biff vanishing and be sure to have the commentary on. Bob Gale confirms that Lorraine discovered that Biff had killed George and therefore shot and killed Biff in retaliation.

Question: Why was Doc sent back to 1885 with the lightning if he was not going at 88 mph?

Chosen answer: According to producer Bob Gale, the lightning that struck the Delorean caused it to spin up to 88 miles per hour. If you have the DVD or Blu-ray, watch all of the deleted scenes with the commentary on.

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Question: What happened with the duck and the chick? It isn't shown how they left the show, is it?

jimi

Chosen answer: The chick and the duck died of old age sometime between season 6 and 7. We find out in season 10 the Friends told Joey they had been sent to a farm where nobody could visit, to save his feelings.

kristenlouise3

Question: It is told that J remembers the events of the regular time line because he was involved in the past. Being there as a young boy that is when his father was killed. So why does O not remember the original time line? She was there too, as K's lover.

Quantom X

Chosen answer: O was not at Cape Kennedy for the launch, that was the focal point of the change in the timeline, so only people there would remember the original course of events.

roboc

Question: Has it ever been known where the magical key came from and what other magic it might possess?

Chosen answer: In the books, yes. The key was a copy made for a theft, but because it was made by a psychic who practiced her craft by pouring molten lead and "reading" the shape it took upon cooling, the key was imbued with magical power. Specifically, it could be used in any "lever lock" style lock and it possessed the power to facilitate time travel derived from the psychic's ability to see the future. The cupboard itself also had the power to bring plastic things to life because the psychic's nephew, with his own latent psychic abilities, built it to contain his hatred of all things plastic (he was an out-of-business toy manufacturer who made lead soldiers around the time plastic toys became popular). He cast his hatred into the cupboard and locked it with his aunt's magic key. So now, that cupboard when used in conjunction with that key, will imbue a plastic avatar with the consciousness of a human being from some other point in time. When the key is used to lock a person inside any other sufficiently-sized container, that person's consciousness will be sent into a suitable avatar, also at another point in time.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Would the FBI have let the French banker go after they found out the bank the Horsemen robbed was actually fake? He hasn't even done anything wrong.

00:36:10

Casual Person

Chosen answer: They would, yes.

Phixius Premium member

Question: What made Dylan want to frame Thaddeus?

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Casual Person

Chosen answer: Dylan's father was a magician whose career was ruined by Thaddeus exposing the secrets to his tricks. In a desperate effort to pull his career back together, Dylan's father attempted a trick that resulted in his death. Dylan lost his father, and among those he blamed was Thaddeus.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Is Fei-Long in this movie? He is the only character from the game I have not been able to ID in the movie. And if so, where is he? He's my favorite character from the game and I was disappointed to not see him.

Quantom X

Chosen answer: Fei Long was originally intended to be in the film, but was replaced by the character Captain Sawada.

LorgSkyegon

Question: Jason's full name is Jason Robert Wise. Is this a tip of the hat to Robert Wise, director of The Sound of Music?

Brad Premium member

Chosen answer: According to information on Wikipedia about FD3, the character's middle and last name is a nod to film director and producer, Robert Wise.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why does the air traffic controller call Maverick "Ghostrider"? Surely that isn't his call sign?

Macalou

Chosen answer: The term "Ghostrider" refers to the squadron name. There used to be a Tomcat squadron called the Ghostriders. Usually in a radio call, the squadron name is followed by a number. For instance, in the first fight where we see Cougar get into a spot of trouble with the Mig on his tail, he radios "This is Ghostrider 117 this bogey's all over me, he's got missile lock on me, do I have permission to fire?" That is normally the correct term as to who is on the radio.

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Question: Is this show in continuity with the 3 movies, or does it stand alone?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: Its continuity follows with the first film (K's still being in the MiB is fleetingly addressed), but because it aired before the second and third films were produced, it is stand alone in relation to them.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Who puts the 3 horns sticking out of the statue of Mary in the church? And what is it supposed to resemble?

dan coakley..

Chosen answer: Regan did (as the demon). It was just meant to be a desecration.

Answer: The desecration in the church added grotesque, pointed breasts and a pointed penis to a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, smeared with red paint to resemble blood. Lieutenant William Kinde later realised that these grisly appendages were made of sculpting clay and paint of the same type that Regan used in her artwork.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: After escaping South Korea, Gerry calls his wife. But the call is interrupted with a sudden huge explosion nearby, cutting off the signal. Is this explosion supposed to signify the base they were just at or something, or just a random explosion in the world below?

Chosen answer: The explosion is supposed to be somewhere else as the plane is already underway when he calls. Also, the explosion is not that random as it's a nuclear blast (from accidental explosion or maybe an attack), meaning most likely not the base, as there were no nuclear weapons there, nor any reason to attack it.

lionhead

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