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A Night in Sickbay - S2-E5

Question: Is the captain's dog still alive?

Answer: Yes. Porthos survives this episode, although many a viewers' sanity and the show's ratings were not so lucky.

Question: All of the deceased people rose from the Land of the Remembered to battle Chakal and the banditos. However, shouldn't they have been given their life back because they did?

Answer: No because they are not alive, they are still dead. They are only allowed to be in the living world because Xibalba, La Muerte, and Candle Maker allowed it.

Question: Why is Frank Castle's hideout in the sewers?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: Because of the stink and water, it would be impossible for police dogs to track him. The sewers are also good for quick retreat and hiding.

John Cyr

Answer: With how many criminals Frank has killed, many of them would definitely want revenge. By hiding in the sewers, there's less chance of him or his hideout being discovered. If Frank lived anywhere above ground, his enemies would be able to find him more quickly and kill him.

Show generally

Question: Can't remember which episode, but when Celeste is put back into her body, she has a French accent and speaks French, but in previous episodes in the flashbacks she had a normal accent. Am I missing something?

Answer: She was in a different body.

Question: How many arrows did Hawkeye use in the movie?

ehtd

Answer: I wasn't counting every single one, but I'd say around 100-140.

New Dimensions - S1-E11

Question: I get that this may be an involved answer! They say the 2D beings are likely unaware of their presence, "because the cross-section is so small." But surely that doesn't really matter - a 3D person could be sliced in half by a wire the thickness of a hair, and they'd still be killed, so doesn't that apply to 2D being as well? They'll be leaving a trail of destruction in their wake, cutting buildings in half, etc., and none of them seem to care.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Answer: The book "Flatland", which is mentioned in the show, is a real book that may answer your questions in full (it's the story of a 3-D being experiencing the 2-D world and the 1-D world). In the 2-D world, there is no height, so there's no way to slice anything in half (horizontally). A being living in the 2-D world sees any object or being as a line (it's messy, but the lines have thickness, just not height, but all thickness is the same). So if the Orville was seen, it would only be seen 2 dimensionally and be seen as a line and others beings could just move out of the way. While there were buildings in "Flatland", perhaps this world doesn't have any, or the Orville didn't bump into any. There is death in "Flatland" when a being isn't careful and is poked, but these are usually by lines and triangles and the Orville would more like the circles and not in danger of poking anything.

Bishop73

Question: 2 questions 1. Anyone know what style or even specific pair of shoes John wore? When he stepped out of the car right at the start of the movie 2. Why were the audience members at the coronation calmer with all the shooting as compared to the nightclub people from the first movie?

Answer: 1. Florsheim cap-toe bluchers per Google search. Bluchers are less formal than Balmorals. Get a pair of cap-toe Balmorals with no broguing. 2. Random strangers vs criminals.

Question: Why would the five lead characters need to be avatars if Alan Parrish was just himself when he was in the game for 26 years?

Answer: Because in original Jumanji it was a board game and Alan's piece was an elephant. The game sucked Alan in until Sarah or other players rolled a 5 or 8 - at this point he would return and continue playing with the elephant piece. In new Jumanji it's a video game, tricking the players in by choosing avatars, then sealing their fate of having to play Jumanji. Alan wasn't supposed to be in the game for so long - it was an incentive for Sarah to keep playing. The game just wants to be played.

Question: Near the end of the movie, we see Sandman is capable of transforming into a gust of sand and flying away. Why didn't he just do this down in the sewer when he started to notice Spider-Man releasing the big pipe of water?

Answer: There is no wind in the sewers. Sandman can't fly on his own, he travels on the wind.

MasterOfAll

Answer: He was frightened, not thinking straight, and didn't have time to properly react. There simply wasn't enough time for him to process what was happening and do what needed to be done.

Question: When Harry hit his head and got amnesia, how far back did it go? He gets the idea that his father somehow died, but isn't sure how.

Answer: His memory is foggy. It doesn't seem to have much rhyme or reason. He seems to remember most of his life up to about the time his father died, but only snippets of it- he doesn't remember blaming Spidey for his father's death, for example. There's probably not a specific cut-off date, so much as his memory is just overall hazy.

Question: I have read the books and watched the movies countless times but this part I still don't get; why was Christian so upset when he found out that Ana was a virgin? Neither the book(s) nor the movie expresses this in detail.

Answer: Christian was sensitive and compassionate enough to not want a young virgin to have her first-ever sexual encounter be a kinky S&M experience. It would have left Ana without any comparison of what a normal (or vanilla) sexual relationship was like. Christian liked introducing experienced women to a different type of sexuality, something Ana would be unable to compare it to.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why does Peter seem to be so vacuous in this movie compared to the last two? He cheated on Mary Jane at the Key to the City ceremony, and basically ignored Dr. Connors about the dangers of the symbiote.

Answer: In the beginning of the film, he's become too prideful and egotistical now that Spider-Man is "accepted" and his personal life is in order. So he's not acting quite like himself. Then, when the Symbiote latches onto him, he becomes worse due to it's drug-like influence. He eventually learns humility and goes back to being himself by the end of the film.

Answer: The symbiote itself has a detrimental effect on Peter and the way he behaves.

Window of Opportunity - S4-E6

Question: What is the light that Dr. Frazier uses to look into Jack's eye called?

Answer: It's a pen torch or pen light. Used to test pupil dilation response.

Question: When Hoffman abducts Rigg you can see that he is not wearing his pig mask. This makes no sense since we see Hoffman pick up his mask in the flashback at the end. Even if this isn't a movie mistake, why did Hoffman not put on his mask?

Answer: Art Blank (the lawyer who had his mouth stitched shut during the Mausoleum trap) abducted Rigg, not Hoffman.

EK8829

Question: Voldemort said Lucius has no need for a wand anymore. Without a wand he really is useless, so why not just kill him and his family earlier due to having no faith in them?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: There's no known explanation. For one, it serves the book's plot to keep Lucius and his family alive throughout the series. For another, Voldemort liked mentally torturing his victims, stretching out their fear and misery for as long as possible for his amusement. He may also have felt that the Malfoy's usefulness had not yet entirely run out.

raywest Premium member

Question: Would Zep have faced charges for his role in the game? If so, what charges would he be facing exactly?

EK8829

Answer: It's possible he could get off due to the extraordinary circumstances of what transpired. But given his sadistic pleasure in the game, I would assume he might face some charges. Among possible charges: kidnapping, assault, battery, weapons possession, criminal conspiracy, child endangerment, attempted murder, among many others.

As a lawyer, I believe the law is clear that you will not be charged for crimes you were forced to commit under immediate distress - that your life or a loved one's is in imminent danger.

To be clear the danger must be imminent - if John had told Zap to do it or he'd be poisoned next week wouldn't count, for example. But since the poison was already in his bloodstream his threat of death was indeed imminent, thus preventing any charges should he have lived.

Question: Did Stephen King do his usual cameo? If so, where?

Arokthis

Answer: Stephen King doesn't have a cameo in this movie.

I have been told it's a common misconception that Stephen King regularly does cameos.

lionhead

The 21-Second Excitation - S4-E8

Question: I don't get why Amy invites herself to Penny and Bernadette's girls' night when she already made plans. Can someone please explain this?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: There's several factors that mainly revolve around Amy never having any real girl friends growing up (she had never even been to a slumber party). Also, she never had a girls night out before and would rather do that then hang out with boys. She was only going to the movie because Sheldon was going, but had no real interest in it. She also wants to spend as much time with Penny as possible.

Bishop73

Question: This an odd question, but why are there no smartphones or smartphone-like devices in the SW universe? These are reasonably advanced pieces of technology that would be appropriate for such a time period. A few situations would also have been easier with phone communication. Smartphones were still very new when "Revenge of the Sith" was being filmed, so I understand why the original trilogy and prequels don't show them - the creators were not thinking about them.

Answer: You basically answered your own question. The Star Wars universe is in the future and its a future without any smart phones. It would be kind of weird if out of nowhere smart phones would pop up everywhere in the universe as if its a new invention, whilst its supposed to be an old invention. They simply have different ways to communicate with each other, more advanced ways are needed. For example distances between people is a lot larger, across the galaxy, so you'd need a lot more that just a smartphone to communicate with people, they use other devices on board starships and bases so the smartphone disappears as having both feels like overdoing it.

lionhead

It is not set in the future, hence the very first words on the screen of each movie. A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. Now as far as the cell phones go, they do just fine with their communication. Making interplanetary calls on cell phones is not needed.

ctown28 Premium member

You're right, I always forget that part.

lionhead

Question: Why did the man in the opening scene kill himself?

Answer: One popular theory is that Peter felt guilty for Kayako's death. The day before, he stopped by the Saeki house and discovered her and Takeo's dead bodies, right after he found Kayako's diary detailing her unrequited crush on him. Another theory is that since anyone who steps into the Saeki house dies, the curse is what drove him to suicide. Unlike her other victims, Kayako did not personally kill him, making it possible that she either still held affection for him after her death or that he killed himself before she could get to him, satisfying the curse.

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