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Question: What does the "JAS" in Hook's "JAS Hook, Captain" signature on the ransom note stand for? Is it possibly Hook's true name? (Going off of the Q&A about his name posted here).

Chosen answer: Jas is simply an older three-letter abbreviation for the name James. Was also used in Peter Pan creator J. M. Barrie's short story, "Jas. Hook at Eton" - a reference to the fact that James Hook might have been an Old Etonian, due to the fact that he has a tattoo of the crest of England's Eton College on his chest.

Jazetopher

Question: So what was so important about those specific 1000 souls in the contract?

Chosen answer: It wasn't the souls themselves, it was the fact that there were so many on a single contract. By stealing it, the ghost rider robbed Mephistopholes of not one, but one-*thousand* souls.

Phixius Premium member

Question: What is the crazy church or religion that Borat goes to where people are running around the hall and talking in a strange language? What language are they talking in and why do they look so agressive? What's with all the running around with hands in the air?

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Chosen answer: This was the Mississippi United Pentecostal Church annual camp meeting of 2006. "The power of Jesus" compels many people to sing, dance, etc...as far as the weird language, it's known as "speaking in tongues" and is generally incoherent to the casual observer. The hands in the air is a symbol of someone literally "lifting" themselves and their hearts to Jesus in worship and prayer. It's all simply an expression of their faith and religious beliefs, nothing more.

Jazetopher

Question: When Tesla first tests the 'machine', the original hat stays in place, while the copies appear in the woods. Does this mean that whenever Hugh Jackman's character uses the machine during his show, he is actually sending a copy of himself up into the balcony, and sending himself to drown below the stage? If this is so, the implication would be that the 'copies' contain every memory, etc. of the original Hugh, up to and including the point at which the copies are made.

Chosen answer: Tesla himself suggests the mechanism is not so much "a copy" as "a pair of duplicates." Neither is the original and neither is a copy. They are both the same individual, there are just two of then now. One got teleported and the other did not. Admittedly, it requires a pretty abstract point of view to understand it.

Phixius Premium member

Answer: Angier states himself as he is dying that it took courage for him to step into his machine every night, because he didn't know if he'd be the one that ends up drowning or the one that ends up in the prestige. So the teleportation/cloning is entirely random.

Phaneron Premium member

Season 8 generally

Question: Was Jennifer Aniston actually pregnant whilst Rachel was pregnant in the story? If not, how did they get her to look so 'round'?

Chosen answer: Nope, Jennifer Aniston hasn't got children, it was all prosthetics although it did look really good!

jackie_pq

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Question: In one episode, Tim's mother says that she raised five boys. Three of those are Tim, Jeff, and Marty, but what do we know about the other two? There's another episode where Randy mentions his uncle that doesn't talk to their family anymore.

Chosen answer: Tim's other brothers are named Rick and Steve. They never appeared on the show, and were only mentioned in passing.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Season 5 generally

Question: What happened to Evelyn and Amy after Henderson's people find them at the motel and shoot the EMT's? Do they kill them?

Chosen answer: From what I remember, we don't know, but to me, it's implied that Henderson does kill them.

Cubs Fan Premium member

Question: In the West Wing, the Beast covers the rose and says "Do you realize what you could have done?" to Belle. What would have happened if she had touched the rose?

Chosen answer: She could have inadvertently knocked more petals off, giving the beast less time to break his curse.

Phixius Premium member

Question: What happened to the movie that Chris was shooting. It just disappears from the script after Burke Dennings dies?

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Chosen answer: It's never explained. Presumably shooting was suspended during her daughter's "illness," or they were able to continue filming around her absence.

raywest Premium member

Question: I'm assuming that when Graham received the phone calls from Sophie & Olivia, who Amanda thought were other girlfriends, they were actually from his daughters. I have a couple of questions about this. Firstly, for the girl's names to flash up on his phone they must have their own phones but surely the youngest one at least is far too young to own a phone and ring her father? Secondly, wouldn't Graham when receiving a phone call from his daughter answer it instead of saying, "I'll ring her back"? I know at this point Amanda doesn't know he has kids & he might be trying to hide it from her, but later he does answer a phone from the other kid in front of Amanda before she finds out about the girls.

Chosen answer: 1. As far as the daughter being too young to ring her father, there are actually some companies that make phones especially for children. They only dial the parent and the police and are very easy to use. 2. It's entirely possible that he didn't need to speak with Sophie right away, whereas the call from Olivia comes later and he may have been expecting it.

Stefanie

Question: Despite watching this film twice, I'm a little unsure of the significance behind Leonidas' wounding of the Persian King. Is there something I'm missing?

Chosen answer: When Leonidas and Xerxes are talking earlier in the film, Xerxes tells him that no one will remember who Leonidas was. Leonidas tells Xerxes that they will know that free men fought to remain free (or something like that) and that a god-king can bleed. So by wounding Xerxes before he, Leonidas, died, he made good on his taunt.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Wasn't it suspicious that right after a wrestler in red and blue tights appears in a wrestling match with the name 'Spider-Man', that a superhero in red and blue tights appears in new york with the name 'Spider-Man'?

Chosen answer: The guy who was wrestling decided to go into superheroing. Not suspicious at all. Peter never signed a contract or told anyone his name, so the 3 or 4 people who saw him without a mask would just remember "some kid."

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Also don't forget one of these witnesses died. After him you only have the cop and the robbed guy who knew his face. Old people forget kinda quickly.

The One The Morning After - S3-E16

Question: Is it just me or is Issac's insistance that him and Ross are "the same" and giving him that knowing look a hint that he has also slept with Chloe?

Chosen answer: It's highly doubtful the nerdy Issac ever slept with Chloe, or many other women for that matter, although he is trying hard to convince Ross of his sexual prowess.

raywest Premium member

Question: Are open-throated Allison and the mutilated dark-haired guy near the end chasing Chelsey supposed to have become cenobites? Because they seem to be animated after death like the cenobites but they aren't wearing the usual leather gear and apart from their mutilations they look otherwise human.

Chosen answer: No they are not. They are just a figment of Chelsey's imagination as Lance Henrickson's character points out he put all of everything they saw in their mind, including Pinhead.

SAZOO1975

Question: As in Del's case, would the guards have fabricated a scenario by which to get a death row inmate out long enough to do a practice run like they did?

Chosen answer: The practice run wasn't with a death row inmate. He was incarcerated in another part of the prison.

Phixius Premium member

Question: I hear after the credits, there is an extra scene where you find out what happened to Dom. Can anybody describe this scene for me?

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: The scene starts in Mexico where you see a Chevelle driving through the desert. It is driven by Dom who says that he lives his life a quarter of a mile at a time.

Vin15Nets

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Question: In one of the newer episodes, Grampa attempts suicide but instead becomes a matador. In this episode, what is the name of the song that is playing as Grampa walks through the grocery store and goes like "I am Superman, and I know what's happening"?

Chosen answer: R.E.M Superman is your song.

A Demon Premium member

Question: Does anyone know how or if Obi-Wan was going to pay Han for taking him and Luke to Alderaan, if they had gotten there? If he had 17,000, why didn't he just pay the 10,000 that Han originally wanted?

Chosen answer: He didn't have it - he was presumably expecting that Bail Organa would provide the money on their arrival. That's why he upped the fee, to get Han to take him and Luke despite not receiving much money up front.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Whatever happened to Mulan's father's sword? The last we see of it is when Shang throws it at the ground in front of her on the mountains. Did she leave it up there?

Chosen answer: When Mulan realizes the Huns are still alive, she can be seen re-sheathing the sword on her horse before mounting it.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Could Ofelia's second task possibly have been to kill the Pale Man? Because after she retrieved the dagger the faeries flew towards the Pale Man before Ofelia picked the grape.

Chosen answer: I saw nothing in the movie indicating that. Ofelia's task seemed to be to retrieve the blade, she failed because she didn't follow Pan's instructions about not touching the food.

Andreas[DK]

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