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Question: Is there any particular reason Queen Latifah appeared on the show in two different episodes as two different characters?

The Impossible Dream

Chosen answer: No reason really, its not uncommon for shows to use the same actor to play different characters.

Question: Why does Alice dance briefly at the end after returning to the regular world?


Chosen answer: She is proving a point that she is not going to follow the boundaries of English society, the Mad Hatter futer-wagoned, that was where she got the moves. It also showed the crowd that she wasn't wearing stockings.

Question: Why did the crew of the Arcadia abandon ship?

Chosen answer: Wesker needed to consume fresh DNA to help control the T-virus. He was eating people who had been captured. This scared the crew enough to abandon ship.


Question: Why did death try to kill Wendy and Kevin during Frankie's death scene, when it wasn't their turn to die?


Chosen answer: It didn't exactly try to kill them. They were more like a part of Frankie's death. It was Kevin's car engine fan that killed Frankie. It was fate. In my opinion Death wanted Wendy and Kevin to witness Frankie's death.

Question: Who was the blonde woman who appeared in one of Umbrella's armed aerial transports that was heading for the Arcadia at the very end of the movie?

Chosen answer: Jill Valentine, played by Sienna Guillory, from Resident Evil: Apocalypse.


Question: Towards the end of the movie my husband thinks he saw braces or at least a retainer wire on the girl who plays the architect. Has this been seen by anyone?

Chosen answer: No. She has no retainer or braces throughout the movie.

Question: Shouldn't the Arab man have been arrested for assault?


Chosen answer: Kyle assaulted HIM first when she jumped on top of him and scratched his face so technically she should be arrested.


Question: When he is kissing the old woman his hair flies off. Was this deliberate?

Chosen answer: Yes. It shows his age and another portion of his life that he's covering up. He makes mention of his toupee later in the film.

Question: Why did HAL go berserk? I thought it was because HAL knew the real reason for the mission (as Dr. Floyd reveals in the pre-recorded briefing), and was suspicious or curious of whether or not Dave and Frank knew. So when Dave is showing his drawings to HAL, HAL uses this opportunity to discuss the "rumours" with Dave. HAL of course is thinking as a computer in a chess game, and assumes to know what Dave will say next. But Dave thinks HAL is doing some psychology report on the crew and asks HAL that question. HAL did not expect this response, and quickly responds, "Of course I am." Now HAL is caught in a lie and does not know what Dave's next question might be, so he diverts the conversation by creating the AE-35 unit crisis. This, of course, sends the astronauts down a path that he cannot control, and he ultimately must terminate the crew to protect himself.2010, however, went down some other path that did not make any sense to me. Hence the question. I would love the opportunity to discuss.


Chosen answer: This is explained in the sequel, 2010. In that film, Doctor Chandra explains that Hal was given orders that directly contracted each other. He was informed about the monolith and instructed to complete the mission should the humans become unable to, but was also programmed not to deceive, and to relay information without distortion. This caused a "mental" breakdown in his programming. He decided the only course of action was to incapacitate/eliminate the crew and then complete the mission.

Question: In the original ending, Mrs. Vorheese opens her eyes and smiles. People say that this would indicate that Jason had killed Paul. How would that indicate that he had killed Paul?

Chosen answer: Simple, it was her response to how Ginny was screaming for Paul, indicating that Jason fufilled her will and disposed of him.


Question: When Lex reboots the phones and Grant rings the bunker, how does Hammond immediately know it was Grant? Wouldn't it be more likely it was Ellie on the phone, or even Arnold?


Chosen answer: He was hoping it was Grant. He didn't want it to be Arnold or Ellie, who went to reset the breakers. He wanted it to be Grant - the one who was taking care of his grandchildren. He wanted to know they were OK.


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Question: Are there more than three Star Fleet uniform colors? In the episode where Dr. Crusher is pulled into an alternate dimension aboard the Enterprise, there is an older science officer (not a recurring character) who is wearing a green uniform. When he is next to Dr. Crusher in her blue uniform, the difference is quite noticeable. Red is command, blue is sciences and medical, and gold is engineering, security, and ship services. What would green be for? I've only seen it in this one episode.


Chosen answer: The colors of the uniforms (like the models of the uniforms) change a lot. In the time frame of the original series for example the command color was gold/yellow and red was engineering. In TNG these colors are switched and altered. Also, the blue color for science has been more greenish in other periods of (Star Trek) time. And finally, uniform alterations are, to some extend, accepted (Troy often wears more casual clothing on duty and Worf adds cultural decorations to his uniform. To conclude: the green uniform might be a character's choice or an older type of uniform.


Question: When this film was being released, I read a rumour somewhere that Lucas originally wanted actor John Houseman to play Indy's father. Given that at the time Houseman was in his mid-80s and in poor health (He passed away when the film was in production), was there any truth to this story?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Not at least according to the "making of" DVD included in the trilogy box set. According to Spielberg, he always wanted to direct a James Bond film. In Spielberg's thinking, a 1930s action hero could only have one father - James Bond, and also according to Spielberg, he thought only of Connery.

The Cincinnati Kids - S5-E11

Question: Two part question: Mike throughout the series is someone depicted as a person of intelligence. So when he puts both of his sketches into one cylinder and puts Jan's Yogi Bear poster in the now empty identical cylinder, why does he place them right next to each other under the table? More importantly why doesn't he check to see if he has the correct one when he leaves for the meeting? When he returns to the Manager's office to inform them he hasn't found the sketches, why does he carry the cylinder with the poster with him?


Chosen answer: Intelligence does not necessarily correlate to wisdom or common sense. He simply doesn't think to do these things.


Question: This is a question regarding the scene where Ali tells Dr. Gordon over the phone to not believe Adam's lies. How does Ali know about Adam in the first place? From what you gather, it is only Detective Tapp that knows Adam since he was the one who paid Adam in secret to follow and take pictures of Dr. Gordon. So, was it Zep that told Ali about Adam? If so, how did Zep know about Adam? From Jigsaw? Any further details would be appreciated. Thanks.


Chosen answer: Yes. You pretty much guessed correctly. We can assume that Jigsaw told Zep to tell Ali to tell Dr Gordon, "do not believe Adam's lies..." Don't forget that Jigsaw spends hours planning his tests so it would be safe to say that he had planned it all in the beginning.

Question: What was the heinous metal contraption placed on Wade's head, prior to him being sprayed with hot wax, supposed to insinuate? The needle-like probes did not appear to puncture him. Was it simply for effect?

Chosen answer: It is simply a contraption to keep Wade in place so he doesn't move and the wax can be applied. It's also used to keep the wax out of his eyes, ears, nose and mouth.

Question: Not including the animation sequences, why did this film only have 3 live stories (unlike the original which had 5).

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Beacause the ones from the first ones are short, but the ones from this one are long. So they probly cut it to three to save the budget.


Question: Wouldn't the city have found out that someone was using the hotel when there was electricity being used but no-one to pay for it?

Chosen answer: Not until there's a 3 month period where the electricity usage is much higher than normal. Even then, it takes another few months to get it noticed, and another couple of months to send someone out to investigate it.


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Question: I remember some early episodes that have Mr. Needles, a sick dog Angie takes from a homeless guy. When does he disappear from the series, and why?

Chosen answer: His last appearance was in the episode "God Needles George. He had a tumor in that episode, but in the end was better, and that was the last appearance of him on the show. He was occasionally mentioned afterward, so it is assumed that they still had the dog for the rest of the series.

The Dinner Party - S5-E13

Question: Jerry tells Elaine that the reason he does not want to eat a cake with a hair on it is because of a childhood experience in which he found a hair on his "ferina". What is a ferina and did I spell it right?

The Impossible Dream

Chosen answer: Farina is a hot wheat cereal like Cream of Wheat.




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