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Question: The scene in the factory in which the lady washes Robbie's feet, was this real? I know that the woman represents his mother. But does he confuse this unknown woman with his mother, or is the whole scene just a illusion?

Answer: It is an hallucination, most likely brought on from fever due to his wound becoming infected.

Question: In the film, Doomsday is described as being a machine, designed to be the ultimate warrior but could not distinguish between friend and foe, and thus exists to destroy any and all life. Is that how it was in the comic, even the machine part?

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Chosen answer: When they call Doomsday a machine, they don't mean a literal machine. Just that he was built/designed. The comics were much the same. Doomsday was created by placing a baby on the most dangerous planet in the universe, and cloning that baby every time it died, forcing it to adapt. Doomsday eventually escaped this torture.

MasterOfAll

Question: When Kirk and Sulu land on the drilling platform, none of the combatants deploy their shooting weapons as the first option, choosing instead their hand-to-hand weapons. Why?

Answer: 1. Ranged weapons can be difficult to use at close range. Look how often Kirk gets his phaser smacked out of his hand on the Narada. 2. Presumably Nero's crew don't want to damage the drill with energy weapon fire.

Grumpy Scot

Question: In the scene where Nani is pulling nails out of the door frame because Lilo wants to be alone and Mr. Bubbles arrives, when Nani goes around the back (smashing a window and turning off Lilo's music) is Nani opening the presumably nailed shut door to let Mr. Bubbles in that he later yanks open and all the nails fall?

Answer: No she opens the back door for Mr. Bubbles - you see him later open the front door that is still nailed shut.

Question: While Andy is in solitary for 2 months, who is doing all of the paperwork for the warden's scams?

Answer: Presumably he just let it pile up or stopped running schemes for a bit.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Rose has the necklace all along, as we know, so if she had told Brock and his crew that she does indeed still have it, would they have any rights to it? Obviously it was a gift to her from Cal, but when the Titanic sunk it was paid out through insurance, believed to be lost. So would Rose still be the lawful owner of the necklace? Could it have been taken from her by the crew?

Answer: Mr. Lovett and his crew on the salvage ship "Keldysh" would have no rights to the necklace. The rightful owner of the jewelry would be whichever insurance company paid out on the financial claim filed by Cal Hockley, unless their money was returned. A case could be made that Rose DeWitt Bukater Dawson Calvert is, in a sense, guilty of a crime since she knowingly allowed a false claim to be made. However, prosecution would be moot as she ultimately profited nothing from the claim, nor ownership of the diamond. And Hockley filed the insurance claim in good faith, unaware the necklace was on dry land, as he presumed Rose and the diamond went down with the ship. I do thank you for your question, though. It finally presents me with a logical reason why Rose would keep the diamond's existence a secret all of these years.

Michael Albert

Answer: Even though one might say she should have sold it to support herself, if you think it through, she knew if she tried to do so she would have been hunted down and Can then would know she had lived and thereafter never let her go. Also, the diamond was so rare and valuable even on the black market it would have been next to impossible to find a buyer who would touch it, knowing they would be implicated, and Rose knew it would have led straight back to her.

Question: In the "Day-O" scene at the dinner table, why wasn't Lydia possessed? I thought the whole point was for ALL of them to move out?

Answer: Lydia left the table as the possession began; also, she'd already met Adam and Barbara and bonded with them, so they chose not to possess her since they didn't want to scare her as well.

zendaddy621

Question: Is Kitty aware of what is happening in the past? Like when she is holding Wolverine's mind in the past, does she see and hear everything he does?

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Chosen answer: No, she has no idea what's going on.

Phixius Premium member

Question: What kind of dirt bikes are they riding in the opening scene of Easy Rider? Is it Harley?

Answer: Hopper is riding something British, Triumph or BSA. Hard to tell them apart and both were real common at the time.

Question: How did Jack save Sally and Santa Claus in Oogie Boogie's lair by transporting them from the lava pit to the Iron Maiden? Wouldn't they be killed by the Iron Maiden?

Answer: Except they're a reanimated corpse and a skeleton. They are either already dead (or undead), or, given how things seem to work, the normal natural laws don't apply to Halloweentown.

Greg Dwyer

But how did Santa survive the Iron Maiden? Especially with how big he is he certainly would have been killed.

Question: Which lion is ghost and which one is darkness?

specialj

Chosen answer: The darker one is darkness, the lighter one is ghost.

The Elements of Harmony (2) - S1-E2

Question: When Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy are floating with Twilight, Nightmare Moon, (In the form of smoke) floats right in Twilight's face, though she never notices it. Why is that?

Answer: The smoke floats a few feet away from Twilight and close to the camera so you might think that the smoke is right in her face.

Lily Harrison

Question: SPOILER: It's shown in the movie that Hiro was sad about Tadashi's death for few weeks, and Abagail (Pr. Callahan's daughter) was lost in the second dimension before the fire in the science fair, so how is Abagail still alive after all that time?

Answer: Baymax said that 'the patient' was put into 'hyper sleep' which is almost like a coma.

Show generally

Question: What are they saying and/or what does it mean when the team keeps saying "unsub...?

Answer: They are referring to the killer they are searching for. It's an amalgamation of "UNknown SUBject."

Cubs Fan

Question: Why did he ask Murphy through binary to ask him to stay in the past? What good would he do if he stayed on earth? Murphy wouldn't be able to crack the solution of the fifth dimension if it wasn't for future Cooper's Morse code on the watch.

Answer: As an emotional being, Cooper reacts to getting away from his daughter, which at the point he believes is for the last time. In that moment, Cooper is of the view that Plan A could never have worked. That coupled with the fact that his only motive to get on the Endurance mission was to somehow bring Plan A to fruition, is the reason he is emotionally compelled to ask her daughter to ask him to stay. Rational reason works but an emotionally charged moment trumps it all the time.

Answer: Cooper does this before he talks to Trask and realises where he is and why he is there.

Question: How exactly is the artificial gravity created on the Endurance? If it is due to the centripetal force created by the rotation, then isn't the gravitational force supposed to make them stand normal to the edge of the circle, considering the outward direction of the centripetal force?

Answer: Firstly, it's not centripetal that's pointed outwards, it's centrifugal. Secondly, what you say is precisely what happens aboard the endurance. The crew having docked ranger, moves to the ring module (the outer circle). Cooper initiates the rotation of the ring module and as such the centrifugal force pushes them outward onto the relative floor of their module. Most of the scenes that we witness are crew based in the ring module, and not aboard any of ranger or lander.

Question: Why didn't Charles make any attempt to rescue Wolverine at the end? With Cerebro's help he wouldn't have had any trouble finding him.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Who's to say he didn't later attempt to find him? Wolverine was flung quite a distance away from where Charles was and he didn't have Cerebro with him to immediately locate him.

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Question: When the crew gets struck by the gigantic wave on the Miller's planet, CASE is shown to be able to morph into a wheel-like form, and rescue Amelia. If CASE is actually that fast, and that "versatile" to hold things while running, why can't he actually just move around the surface, and survey the wreckage of Miller's ship. That would have saved a lot of time, wouldn't it?

Answer: The robots are very helpful in this movie, yes, but the movie also makes a point that exploration is done by humans and not by the robotic helpers. Compare this to the docking scene, where the robots initially thought that the maneuver was impossible. Relying on the robots might actually hamper the exploration.

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Question: Near the end while Mike is in the car talking to Chrissie, why does the cell phone on the console show a call from Claire if Claire is not conspiring with Mike and is ignorant of his deception?

Answer: It wasn't his cell. He took Chrissie's cell.

Question: SPOILER ALERT: What exactly happens in the end, does Cooper actually die and the Tesseract and the Cooper station were just parts of his dream? Please let me know if I might have missed something because the explanation that he travels back through the wormhole to Saturn does not make sense to me. He must have been sucked inside the Gargantua and died, surely?

Answer: What actually happens in a black hole is not fully understood and mostly theorized by science at this time, so in the context of the movie Cooper could have survived.

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