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Question: Are the Valar ever mentioned in any sort of way in the trilogy?

Answer: In The Two Towers, when Aragorn is floating in the water after the Warg attack, Arwen appears above him and says "May the grace of the Valar protect you." That's pretty much it.

Question: When Bond is confronting Trevelyan for the first time since the opening, the scene ends with Bond getting shot in the neck by a dart. But who shot it? Trevelyan had his hands in his pockets the whole time, and even if he had a dart gun, Bond was shot too quickly for him to have drawn, aimed and fired it. And Bond looked like he was shot in the side of the neck, so it doesn't seem possible he could have been shot by the figure from behind.

Answer: After Bond collapses, another person, I suppose one of Trevelyan's henchmen, emerges from the shadows after having fired the dart...apparently Trevelyan wasn't so sure of his ability to foresee Bond's every move that he didn't bring along some insurance. Maybe this third man is only visible in the widescreen version.

Question: Throughout the film, you see the water fountain in the middle of the town. How is that effect of the water done? Is it shot in real time?

Answer: No, it's stop-motion just like almost everything else. The water appears to change levels because they used different pieces that could pop in and out of the well part of the fountain to make it look like ripples and movement. The DVD commentary with the director explains much of how all the scenes were shot.

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Question: Of the main cast, do any of the actresses claim to be same-sex orientated in real life? Which ones? I've Googled this, and only found speculations rather than actual answers.

Answer: I read Diva magazine which is a British lesbian magazine - Leisha Hailey and Daniela Sea have both given interviews and have stated without question that they are lesbians. Despite much lesbian disappointment Katherine Moennig will not confirm her sexuality, stating it is personal and not an issue. Although it was once stated by an american publiction Jennifer Beals 'outed her', once published this was denyed by Jennifer stating they had twisted her words. Jennifer Beals has been married twice, Laurel Holloway according to her official website is married, but has stated in many interview since the L Word began that she is bisexual. Mia Krishner is most confusing of all, various interviews she has claimed different things - bisexuality, heterosexuality and bicuriousity...but notably takes lesbian/bisexual/transgender roles. Pam Grier, Rachel Shelly and Erin Daniels have categorically stated they are heterosexual. Janina Gavanker has never made any comment about her sexuality, although all speculations made on Google are that she is straight. Information on Rose Rollins is sparse and wholly speculation. I can add though that Shane's stalker in season one called Lacey is played by Tammy Lyn Micheals, who according to both parties' official websites has been 'married' to Melissa Etheridge since 2003, they also have children.

Question: Evie was able to translate the ancient Chinese on the Eye of Shangri-la, so that means she has some knowledge of the language. So why did she leave it to Rick to tell the resurrected General Min that they were on his side? (All she said in that scene was "I don't think he speaks English.")

Answer: Reading and speaking many Eastern languages can be entirely different tasks so it's perfectly plausible that she knew how to translate the writing but not how to speak it.

Question: Warning: Spoiler. At the end of the movie, it's found that three of the victims had managed to escape; only one was actually returned to the parents. It isn't known if the other two were recaptured by the killer or managed to get away (but went into hiding). Why didn't the police just go back and question the killer's accomplice? He'd likely be able to reveal whether any of the boys had been recaptured. (We're never told if the accomplice had died by that point, or whether he was unavailable, or whether nobody bothered asking him.)

Answer: When the accomplice is originally questioned he says that killer told him a few 'may have escaped', implying he never knew if they were caught.

Question: Can someone please tell me all of the times in the movie where UFOs can be seen?

Answer: There is a UFO in the "Z is for Zurfing" scene and one where it shows Chicken Joe's dad, Chicken Bob in the background of the bucket.

Question: What was the point of Dracula blowing up the clubhouse? He obviously knew the kids weren't there because he tells the father that he is going for his son.

Answer: He's pissed off at the kids.

Question: Something I've never understood. Why does Stan write IT on the bathroom wall?

Answer: That's his suicide note. His wife doesn't know what happened when they were kids, but he most likely assumed that his friends would hear about his suicide and know that couldn't face "IT" again.

Question: In the "switches" mission in Agrabah (when you're flying on the magic carpet) what should we do to trigger them?

Answer: Lock onto them and look at their color. If they all turn blue cast blizzard. If they all turn red cast fire. If they all turn yellow cast thunder.

Beer Bad - S4-E5

Question: In this episode Parker is seen in Professor Walsh's psychology class with Buffy, in spite of there having been no reference to them being in any classes together until this point. Furthermore, it is suggested in various conversations that they weren't taking any classes together. It seems inconsistent with Professor Walsh's character that she would allow anyone to sign-up last minute. Mistake? Or can someone come up with a reasonable explanation (other than a convenient writer's decision)?

Answer: Professors may allow students to sit in on a lecture if the subject matter that particular day has relevance to another course.

Question: As Phoenix is using the computer stand on the street and accessing Edgar Friendly's info, a box pops up on the screen with a phrase and then Phoenix's name at the end. What does that box say? I've tried pausing it and watching in slo-mo, but its picture is blurred on my screen.

Answer: The box reads, "You have accessed secure mailbox facilities for...Simon Phoenix."

Question: Rumour has it, that one of the mannequin moves its eyes, now I have noticed that Frank moves in 'the trap on Robert Neville' scene, but I was specifically told that one of the eyes move. Now I have a few questions for this: firstly, is this the truth, or false? Secondly, if this is true, which mannequin moves its eyes? Lastly, is this a figure of Robert Neville's mental breakdown?

Answer: All of the incidents involving the mannequins show how he is starting to breakdown a little mentally. The female mannequin "moves" her eyes.

Answer: The mannequin does move https://youtu.be/kV38z72-dp4 It probably didn't happen. Will Smith is hallucinating, but we can see his hallucinations.

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Question: In several episodes, the kids mention their friend, Preston, who has parties or gets beer. Has he ever actually been shown?

Answer: Yes, he is the one wearing the Fedora Hat. Look for him in Season 1 Episode 4.

Question: I was watching some of the movie on TV. In the scene with Peter's birthday dinner, when Peter says he has been busy, Harry asks "Taking pictures of Spider-man?" instead of "Taking pictures of your friend?", like on the DVD I have. Is there any reason why this was changed?

Answer: Both lines are said in the movie. When Harry first inquires he says "Taking pictures of Spider-Man?" casually. Later in the scene he says "Taking pictures of your friend?" in a rather irritated tone.

Magic Hour - S3-E2

Question: When the owl has the arrow in it, is the owl real or animatronic?

Answer: Any real owl would not allow itself to be wrapped in a blanket like that, wounded or not. Granted at times it does look very realistic but it's not.

Think Fast, Father Ted - S2-E2

Question: What's the song that the dancing priest Father Finnigan is dancing to when Ted asks to borrow his car?

Answer: It's from 1960 and called Beatnik Fly and is played by Johnny & The Hurricanes.

Question: What was the name of the song playing in the Yahoo only trailer? It starts when in says "this January" and goes through to the end. I really like this song and it is driving me mad.

Answer: Yellow brick road - Elton John.

Question: What's the name of the piece of music that's playing during Mark's "confession" with the flashbacks about Anthony's death? Is it included in the official soundtrack?

Answer: Nanou 2 by Aphex Twin.

Question: Mickey Mantle was on a home run streak that year and then got hurt. I am just curious to know, if Mickey Mantle had been the one to break the record, if there would be such an uproar over it.

Answer: Probably not. Mantle was loved by the fans and the sports writers, plus he was a good layer. Maris never really had a good season before, or after, so a lot of people did not think he deserved to be the one to break the record.

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