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Question: The border guard who questions Llewelyn when he returns from Mexico seems a lot like M. Emmet Walsh. Since he was the lead character in the Coen brothers debut, "Blood Simple", it is likely that he's making a cameo for them. Is it him?

Chosen answer: No. Brandon Smith is credited with playing the part.


Question: What exactly did Biff do to George McFly's car? It is strongly suggested, but I couldn't understand what caused the accident.

Chosen answer: He mentions spilling beer on his shirt so it's inferred that he was somewhat less than entirely sober, and he also refers to the car having a blind spot. Based on this, my assumption has always been that he was tipping his head back to take a drink from a can of beer, which means his eyes left the road, and he struck another vehicle; most likely at an intersection where the other driver had the right of way.


Question: Did Frenzy really die? He survived when Mikaela sliced his head off, why should this be different?


Chosen answer: Because his head was still intact when Mikaela removed it from his body. The blow that killed him was straight to the "brain."


Question: How come the Autobots can't project holographic drivers? Do the Decepticons know something they don't?


Chosen answer: There is no reason to think they can't. They simply choose not to. They may feel it's too deceitful.

Jason Hoffman

Question: I might have missed it but, how exactly did Robert Neville become immune to the virus?

Chosen answer: He didn't become immune, he simply *was* immune. The reason for his immunity was the point of his research.

JC Fernandez

With the odds so long against immunity, isn't it a little... convenient that America's greatest virologist just happens to be immune to the virus that has all but wiped out mankind?

Question: When Ghost Rider uses the Penance Stare on Blackheart, how come he only saw the evil that Blackheart had done and not the ones that the 1000 souls committed?

Chosen answer: He should have. This is a mistake.


Question: What car did Blackout cut up when he was trying to get Sam running away with the allspark?

Chosen answer: A 2007 Pontiac GTO.


Question: What is the name of the song/music playing on the jukebox at the beginning of the final segment "They're Creeping Up On You"?

Mister Ed

Chosen answer: The song you're hearing is the theme song to the movie of the same name: "Thoroughly Modern Mille".


Question: After falling from such a height, wouldn't Chevy's body be a bit more flat than it was, even though he bounced off the car at the end?

Chosen answer: Well, yes, but the whole movie is full of stuff that couldn't really happen, like the walls of the club bulging out while Chelios was fighting everyone inside.


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Question: What is the name of and from which season is the episode where a woman (who I think was a dietitian) eats her victims' hearts and livers because she has some disease and if she doesn't eat them something weird happens to her skin?

Chosen answer: Justice Is Served: Season 1, episode 21.


Question: The movie takes place on the July 4 weekend, so why is Lucy living at her dorm at Rutgers University? Wouldn't the university normally be closed during the summer months?

Chosen answer: Nope. Most universities offer classes year round.


Question: Why didn't the Jedi put two and two together and realise that the bounty hunter that was used to make all the clones was the same bounty hunter that was working for Dooku and trying to kill Padme? Ok, so maybe it wouldn't have been enough information to unravel the entire Sith plot, but surely it would have warranted investigating.

Chosen answer: From the questions that he asks Fett when they meet, Kenobi clearly does suspect precisely that. He questions him, then he attempts to follow him to his destination, where he discovers the link to Dooku. Which part of that doesn't sound like investigating?


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Question: In what episode is the scene where Peter is at the ballpark yelling out "Butt Scratcher! Butt Scratcher!"?


Chosen answer: No Chris Left Behind.


Question: Are this film's Zodiac killer and the Scorpio Killer in "Dirty Harry" based on the same person?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: Scorpio is loosely based on the Zodiac killer, yes. However, "Zodiac" is made to portray the hunt for the real-life Zodiac killer (as accurately as possible), with only a few ficticious elements thrown in for the sake of story-telling, while "Dirty Harry" is pure fiction.


Question: If the crane kick is done correctly and no one can defend against it, why didn't it work in the fight against Chozen?

Chosen answer: I think the term "correctly executed" is meant to include that the opponent is unprepared for the kick. In the first film, Johnny got confused by the unorthodox crane stance, and walked right into the kick. Chozen, however, is trained in the Miyagi style of karate and knows the kick himself, so he is capable of defending against it.


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Question: How is the vampire no-reflection effect achieved?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: There are severals ways to go about this. They could film the scene without the vampire in place so there's no reflection of him/her in the mirror, then film the scene with the vampire, and finally digitally splice the two together. Or, for quick passes, they could just digitally remove the reflection and replace it with the background. Camera tricks can also be used by putting the camera at a certain angle in relation to the mirror so it only looks like the person's reflection would be visible if they weren't a vampire. Depends on how much time and money they've got available.


Question: Is it ever mentioned in one of the other movies or in any of the books about why SPECTRE members have the number they do? Is it based on rank, or is it just a codename? (So would Largo be the highest ranked under Blofeld?).

Chosen answer: In the novels, the numbers of members were initially assigned at random and then rotated by two digits every month to prevent detection. For example, if one was Number 1 this month, he would be Number 3 next month. At the time of Thunderball, the leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, has been assigned "Number 2", while Emilio Largo is assigned "Number 1". In the films the number indicates rank: Blofeld is always referred to as "Number 1" and Emilio Largo, in Thunderball, is "Number 2".


Question: For his role as Maugrim, why was Michael Madsen uncredited?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: Actors sometimes choose not to be credited, particularly in cases where they're playing a role much smaller than one would normally expect them to be playing.


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Question: Does anyone know if Carrie and Doug had a baby on the show? And also was it just me, or was Carrie pregnant in real life in one season, and they did not write it into the show, or did she just gain a lot of weight?

Answer: Leah Remini was not pregnant in real life at the time of the series finale in 2007. Her daughter was born in summer 2004 and it was obvious she gained weight and wore larger clothes during that season. So no, her real pregnancy was not written into the show.

Chosen answer: They did have a baby in the series finale. They actually adopted a baby from China, and then at the same time they found out she was pregnant. She was pregnant in real life, but they just covered her up, as much as they could, during the filming of the show.


Question: Is the Dog in glasses a reference to Mr. Peabody, or just a coincidence? I thought if it was, the commentary would mention it, but there was no mention of the gag at all.

Chosen answer: There's no indication that the dog had anything to do with Mr Peabody (especially since the dog didn't speak or do anything other than sit there). It was just a front for a throwaway joke.




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