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Question: When Juno first meets the Lorings, she mentions that she saw them in the Pennysaver, and, suddenly, Vanessa looks very shocked. Why?

Brad

Chosen answer: Because she is wealthy and she considers the Pennysaver to be "beneath" her. Their adoption request was submitted to a syndicate and that syndicate printed the request in all of its publications, the Pennysaver being one of them; Vanessa did not choose to appear in the Pennysaver.

Phixius

Question: Near the beginning of the film, why is Woody so shocked to learn of Andy's birthday party? Shouldn't he have a general idea, if not know outright, when Andy was born?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: If you'll notice, when he tells the other toys, he says that the party has been "moved to today". The other toys then mention that it isn't Andy's birthday yet and Woody says that they were probably trying to have the party before they moved to another house. Woody knows when the birthday is, but the party is not being held on Andy's birthday.

Garlonuss

Buffy Vs. Dracula - S5-E1

Question: How was Dracula able to enter Buffy's house/bedroom without an invitation?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: Joyce invited him in offscreen. In a subsequent scene, Joyce mentions to Willow and Tara that she wouldn't normally invite a strange man into the house.

Cubs Fan

Question: What is the Thousand-Eyed monster's name?

Chosen answer: His name is Ted Paulie.

Brad

Question: Whose house was it? The mother mentioned she was not the lady of the house. Was she a caretaker?

Chosen answer: When Captain Hamilton and his troop first arrive he is greeted at the front door by Mrs. MacMorrow, Kirstie and Angus. He then says, "The housekeeper, Mrs. MacMorrow, is making all the arrangements," whereupon he realizes HQ failed to notify her of their arrival. Then Mrs. MacMorrow says, "When Lord Killin went off to the RAF, only a few of us stayed on here...I'm afraid I really would need Lord Killin's permission." Later it is also made clear that the shed (where Angus hangs out and Lewis Mowbray stays) was used by his father, who was a caretaker on Lord Killin's estate.

Super Grover

Buffy Vs. Dracula - S5-E1

Question: In one scene, Spike tells Riley that he personally knows Dracula. While I know it's possible Spike is lying, I'm curious: if it's true, does Dracula know Angel, as well?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: In the TV series, the answer is anything you want it to be since Dracula never appeared again. But, in 2006 (that's 6 years after the episode was broadcast) a serial comic book was released 'Spike vs Dracula' and Angel does indeed know Dracula. But, again, this isn't the TV show, it's a comic book based on the TV show.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_vs_Dracula_(Angel_comic)

Rlvlk

Question: In the beginning of the movie we have a Dinosaur. However, later the guys find the rock/sap with the mosquito in it and Hammond say they used the DNA from the mosquito to help with the creation of the dinosaurs. Then how did they have the dinosaur at the beginning of the movie?

Chosen answer: The mining for amber to find dinosaur DNA was an ongoing project. They never created dinosaurs out of the ambered mosquito found in the movie... the dinosaurs in the movie were from other pieces of amber dug up sometime before the movie takes place.

JC Fernandez

Season 1 generally

Question: Why does Phineas do all this things in every episodes?

Chosen answer: "One boring day, Phineas recognizes an important truth; Summer vacation will end, and the teachers will want to know what they did on their summer vacation. And with these two kids, it has to be something extravagant..."http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0852863/

Rlvlk

Question: What exactly are V's (for lack of a better word) "superpowers"? Also, can V see?

Blibbetyblip

Chosen answer: Yes, V can see. As a result of the experiments performed upon him, V has increased strength, stamina, reflexes and speed. All of these could be considered to be at least at the maximum possible level for a human and possibly slightly in excess of that. His mental capacity has also been enhanced to genius level or above.

Tailkinker

Question: When the higgins boats were blown to bits, before we see Jackson in the front of the boat, when the ramps go down, the whole people in screen were shot, also where Jackson was, but later Jackson is there with Miller at the seawall, how could this be?

Chosen answer: Jackson could simply have been slightly wounded, or even missed completely, and was simply knocked to the floor by those around him who were hit. He could even have just hit the deck when the guns opened up.

Tailkinker

Show generally

Question: Do we know if Cameron is Allison's maiden name, or her married name?

Chosen answer: As of the middle of season four, it's not been revealed.

Tailkinker

Question: In the flashback to Bourne's initiation, who is the man he kills?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: Either a criminal or a prisoner of war. Either way, "who he is" is of little consequence. All that matters is that Bourne killed him without knowing whether or not he deserved to die.

Phixius

Question: This is probably a stupid question, but I know nothing at all about how these kind of aircrafts are flown. What exactly is the purpose of the guy sitting in the back of the plane? All they seem to do in the film is look in all directions for enemy aircrafts.

Chosen answer: These aircraft are extremely complex; the presence of the backseater, variously known officially as the Weapon Systems Operator or Radar Intercept Officer, allows the pilot to focus on the immediate needs of flying the plane, as his backseater can take on many of the other tasks required. They serve as navigators, tacticians, bombardiers, weapons systems operators and, of course, as we see in the film, an extra set of eyes; they use their discretion in passing information to the pilot, ensuring that the pilot has only data that's important to the situation and isn't swamped by trivia. Without the distraction of having to fly the plane, they can often be better placed to coordinate between multiple planes, leading to situations where the backseater can be placed in command of the mission.

Tailkinker

Question: I remember seeing this movie multiple times years back, and i distinctly remember the restaurant being Taco Bell, why the sudden badly dubbed pizza hut in the new television version?

Chosen answer: A number of the European releases of the film replaced Taco Bell with Pizza Hut, as Pizza Hut has a significant international presence, whereas Taco Bell is relatively unknown outside the US, with very few restaurants. While most versions around these days keep the US original dialogue, the altered versions do occasionally crop up, particularly on television.

Tailkinker

Question: When the lady get killed in the garage door (I think), is this a parody of "Scream"? So, what happened in the real movie?

Chosen answer: The whole movie is a pardoy of Scream. In Scream, the woman was slimmer and was lifted and killed by the mechanism at the top of the garage.

A Demon

Question: In Thomas Barnes' perspective, near the end of it, he orders the studio guy to rewind the tape and then he says "stop", followed by "oh my god", but when the complete terrorist plan is shown, he instead stays staring at the monitor because he's watching Taylor. Is this a mistake, or are these two separate events? If it is the second one, what did he see in his perspective?

Chosen answer: From what I remember, it's the former. When Barnes says "stop," he adds "rewind that." Once the tape is re-round, he watches it run through, which is then when he spots Taylor.

Cubs Fan

Question: I heard it was a "Friday the 13th" parody here. What happened then?

Chosen answer: A detailed summary of the original "Friday the 13th" movie can be found on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th_%28film%29.

OneHappyHusky

Question: Why, if Mrs Darbus doesn't want Troy in 'Twinkle Town', did she give them a call back?

Chosen answer: Because she heard how good Troy and Gabriella were. I'd give them a callback after that.

Brad

Question: Was there any reason why Vader had Han "tortured" with a machine? Han later tells Leia and Chewbacca that he wasn't even asked any questions. I know that Vader is scary, but would he want to waste time by just toying with Han and not even questioning him?

Chosen answer: Vader is not interested in extracting information from Han Solo, nor is he wasting time; he is using Han as bait to lure Luke Skywalker into his trap. Vader knows that Luke will sense Han's agony through the Force and will try to rescue Han and the others.

raywest

Question: Why was the leader of the mutants so mad at Neville?

Chosen answer: The leader of the mutants is mad at Neville because the mutant that Neville captures to experiment on was its mate. That's why, when she first gets captured, the leader gives Neville an evil look before running back into the building.

Jack Kaltenbach

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