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Silence in the Library (1) - S4-E8

Question: Is it possible that the 'Silence' part in the title is hinting that River is part of 'the silence'?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: No.

MasterOfAll

Question: Why would Alan test an electric fence by grabbing it with both hands? That's like clicking a gun at your head to see if it's loaded. Couldn't he have tried kicking it or maybe tapping it with his hand?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Alan already knew the electricity wasn't turned on when he grabbed it. He first tested the fence by throwing a stick at it and nothing happened. He could also see that the warning lights on the fence post were off. He only touched the fence cables to play a joke on the two kids, to lighten the mood a little.

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Throwing the stick was meaningless and would not have told him a thing. Perhaps, he did so to set the kids up for his questionable joke, given what they'd been through and still were in the middle of.

Answer: The stick testing the fence would not work because wood does not conduct electricity.

Question: I don't really understand how Voldemort dies. The scene shows Harry and Voldemort fighting with the two spells - Expelliarmus and Avada Kedavra - and the spells collide. Then Harry disarms Voldemort and catches the wand, and then Voldemort just dies. Can anyone tell me why he dies?

Chosen answer: It's a little complicated. Voldemort actually died by his own hand, though unintentionally. Voldemort believed he commanded the Elder Wand and cast the Avada Kedavra curse at Harry with it. However, Harry was actually the Elder Wand's master. Because wands are somewhat sentient, the Elder Wand recognized Harry as his master, so the killing curse rebounded off him, and went back to Voldemort, striking him dead. All of Voldemort's Horcruxes had been destroyed, so he was no longer protected by them. At the same time, Harry cast the Expelliarmus charm, causing the Elder Wand to be ejected from Voldemort's hand into his.

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Question: Who did the drawings on the etch a sketch that was on Chandler and Joey's door?

Geminimist74

Chosen answer: It was actually a Magna-Doodle and the sketches were sometimes done by the various cast members or more often by crew members Greg Bruza or Paul Swain. Other crew members would occasionally contribute over the years, as well.

raywest Premium member

Question: What song is playing when Jonathan is showing his scooter skills to the monsters?

Chosen answer: LMFAO - Sexy and I Know It.

Question: Is the clown at the anniversary party part of Fix-It Felix Jr. the video game or another video game? Or is he just a member of Fix-It Felix Jr. who is never seen by the players but works in the apartment?

01:48:00

Chosen answer: On Disney Wiki, it shows all the cameos of video game characters but doesn't show the clown. So we can cross out the other video games. The clown is never seen on the roof when Ralph is thrown off it. So we are not sure if he is part of Fix-It Felix, Jr. Since we are not told, it's most likely he works at the apartment but just doesn't go on the roof when Ralph is thrown off it.

Casual Person

Question: I have a few questions, regarding Scarecrow. The first, a simple question, but I'm curious: what effects were used for Scarecrow's voice, when the audience hears it from the perspective of one poisoned by his hallucinogen? And was it still Cillian Murphy doing the talking? While we're at it, why is it Crane seems almost eager to confront Batman when he says "He's here", "we'll soon find out", etc at Arkham Asylum, after gassing Rachel? He didn't seem nearly as frightened as Rachel or Falcone when he was subject to his fear toxin by Batman either. Lastly, what did he mean when he began to say "I'm here to help" to Rachel, before she used her taser?

01:14:55 - 01:50:40

Chosen answer: I'll answer these individually 1. What effects were used for Scarecrow's voice, when the audience hears it from the perspective of one poisoned by his hallucinogen? I'm not sure but it sounds like they distorted the pitch and speed of the vocals several times, layered them together, and added an echo effect. There is probably more to it than that. 2.And was it still Cillian Murphy doing the talking? Yes. There is one moment where it fades from Cillian Murphy's regular voice to the 'fear' voice where it is fairly clear that they are altering his vocals and not using another voice actor 3. While we're at it, why is it Crane seems almost eager to confront Batman when he says "He's here", "we'll soon find out", etc at Arkham Asylum, after gassing Rachel? He didn't seem nearly as frightened as Rachel or Falcone when he was subject to his fear toxin by Batman either.] I think these are both symptoms of his fascination with the concept of fear. He is fascinated with The Batman, who uses fear and symbolism as a weapon. He is also terrified of Batman but that terror excites him. This terror/excitement is most likely why he seems to be having a lesser reaction to the toxin. He is terrified yet elated because he is seeing this terror up close, and this time the terror wins out. 4. Lastly, what did he mean when he began to say "I'm here to help" to Rachel, before she used her taser?] He frequently uses his position as a psychoanalyst to comfort people into trusting him. He attempts this on Rachel but she does not fall for it.

Question: What is the hotel used in dream level two?

Chosen answer: The hotel is made up of several locations, most of which (the hallway, the hotel bar, the room) were constructed specifically for the film on a soundstage.

Question: Why do Napoleon and Kip live with their grandmother, what exactly happened to their parents?

VnB18

Chosen answer: This is never explained or referenced.

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Question: I have noticed more than one female character (Asajj Ventress and, later in the show, Ahsoka Tano) wearing pieces of cloth on their belts that hang between their legs. I have seen this on females in other shows/movies/games as well. Does it serve some purpose or is it simply decorative?

Chosen answer: This is a compromise between flirty and modest showing skin on the side of the leg, while hiding the crotch/rear area. This style exists only in fiction because in real life, the cloth would get in the way and it would be easier to either wear shorts, remove the cloth, or both.

Britney's New Look - S12-E2

Question: What is the name of that suspense song everyone keeps singing?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: It is based on the song 'Ave Santani', the song used in the movie "The Omen" (the lyrics of which are in Latin) The lyrics to their chant are "Hetus. Alte omnibus. Virtu e poquebus. Rectus. Hoc honebus." Which is Latin, Spanish and gibberish. "Omnibus" is Spanish for "bus", while "poquebus" and "honebus" are both Latin-sounding nonsense words. It loosely translates to "Glad. Other bus. [Poquebus] of courage. Correct. This [honebus]".

Question: On the side of the Sugar Rush game cabinet, Vanellope is depicted in a white racer suit. How come she is never seen in that very suit when racing inside the game, even after the game is reset to its normal mode?

01:48:00

Chosen answer: For the same reason as noted in a correction: "Cabinet art (and box art for home versions) often does not match what actually appears in the game. For example, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) for NES' box art showed an image from the comic book, with all four turtles wearing red masks, but the game itself was based on the cartoon series where each turtle had a different colored mask."

MovieFan612

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Question: Why has American Dad! gotten so violent ever since the fifth season? I mean they had a bit of violence in the first four seasons, but now ever since season five and so on nearly every single episode is full of all different types of violence.

Casual Person

Chosen answer: It is just the decision of the creators to do so.

MasterOfAll

Question: Just a question about absurd tactics. It's clear that Sidious vs. Yoda is a draw. Adding another of the Jedi Order's leading Master in Obi-Wan Kenobi would probably tilt that duel in the Jedi's favor. Since they're on Coruscant together, why don't they face Sidious together, defeat him, then go to Mustafar?

Chosen answer: Yoda has to run away with his tail, figuratively speaking, between his legs. Calling it a draw is generous. Obi-Wan's assistance could potentially have tipped the balance, true, although bear in mind that Sidious had already successfully taken out three senior Jedi Masters in a matter of seconds, while simultaneously holding his own against master duellist Mace Windu. Regardless of the outcome, their attack would alert Anakin to their survival, allowing him to surround himself with a force of highly trained clone troopers, forcing them to run a gauntlet to reach him that they couldn't possibly survive, leaving the Sith in control. Likewise, they can't go after Anakin together first, because it would simply allow the Emperor to do the same with the same result; the Sith remain in power. If the Sith are to be taken out, the only option is to attempt to take them both out at the same time, while they're complacent, mistakenly believing that the Jedi are all gone. It's a risky tactic, certainly, but it's the only one with a chance to destroy the Sith completely.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Who killed Andy's friend Brad? It wasn't Serafine, but who?

specialj

Chosen answer: Brad is killed at the Club de la Lune, a club that is used by a society of werewolves to lure in victims. The werewolf that killed Brad was not identified, and is just one of the society members.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why is lots of the trivia in this film about A Bug's Life?

Chosen answer: Pixar movies typically carry trivia about their next project and "A Bug's Life" was supposed to be released after Toy Story 2. As it turns out, "A Bug's Life" was released in 1998, Toy Story 2 in 1999.

MovieFan612

Question: With so many bank accounts under a phony name, where were all the monthly bank statements going?

mrfrede

Answer: Bank statements weren't mailed as they were in more recent times. In those days, when you went to the bank, a passbook or ledger was updated and provided to you. Remember, in those times everything was hand-written and manually recorded. Statements weren't created automatically and mass-mailed.

Chosen answer: Possibly post office boxes, or maybe even to the prison directly.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: In the scene where the detective tells Susie's parents 'they found blood, lots of blood', how can they find blood if Susie's body was placed inside a locker?

Loesjuh1985

Chosen answer: Because he likely killed her in such a way that caused severe bleeding, and was before he moved the body and hid it in the safe.

raywest Premium member

Question: Is the golden head treasure in the cave at the beginning of Raiders the same one used in Jim Carrey's film The Majestic, where his scriptwriter movie has a scene in an Egyptian tomb?

Chosen answer: Yes it is the same golden idol, and it also briefly appears in an episode of Deep Space 9 (in Jadzia Dax's quarters) and Spy Kids 2 (the treasure room). It is also seen in the video game, Blood II: The Chosen, in the third-floor museum scene.

raywest Premium member

Question: As Banner is transforming into the Hulk and Romanoff is pinned, she says, "I swear on my life I will get you out of this..." But rather than comfort Banner, it seems that this promise is finally what sends him over the edge, prompting him to snarl the question, "Your life?" Why would Romanoff's promise affect him so much? Or am I simply over-analyzing?

Chosen answer: It is not Romanoff's promise that sets him off. Banner is already too far gone from the attack to be comforted.

MasterOfAll

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