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Question: When the Hulk reverts to Banner for the final time, while watching Betty walk down the stairs towards him, steam rises from him and water seems to drip from his hands. What's that all about?

Chosen answer: He's having to shed a lot of excess cells as he reverts - it can't just vanish into the ether, so you'd expect to see something leaving his body as he shrinks.

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The Truth About Will & Dogs - S1-E10

Question: Who are the Ronco Fry Daddy, the Von Bulows and the Lingbergh baby, which are all mentioned in this episode, and how do the jokes relate to them?

Chosen answer: Ronco is a company that makes infomercial products - the Fry Daddy is a deep-fat fryer. Claus von Bulow tried to kill his wife Sunny by giving her an insulin overdose. It was never proven and Sunny is still in a coma. Claus in particular is portrayed as cold and heartless (see the movie Reversal of Fortune) and not the sort you want babysitting. World-famous aviator Charles Lindbergh's infant son was kidnapped and murdered. In what was known then as "the trial of the century", Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty and later executed although many doubt his guilt.

Myridon

Question: Is there supposed to be some kind of trivia when C3P0 says the odds of surviving are 725 to 1, 3720 to 1?

Mister Ed

Chosen answer: No, they're just numbers.

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Question: Shelley Godfrey is the real name of Number 6, (or one of them.) What are the numbers for Sharon Valerii, Aaron Doral and Leoben?

Chosen answer: Sharon Valerii is Cylon Model #8, Aaron Doral is #5, and Leoben up to the end of season 3 has not been given a number.

Answer: Cavil - 1 Leoben - 2 D'Anna - 3 Simon - 4 Doral - 5 Six - 6 Daniel - 7 (never seen) Sharon - 8 Then the Final Five that don't have numbers.

Question: Is there a significance to the little boy? Is he from the comics? Or does he become a hero/villain when he gets older?

Chosen answer: As the little boy is never given a name, it can be safely said that he's not intended to be of any larger significance than 'somebody who needs protecting'. If he was supposed to be somebody of importance to the Batman tales, they'd have included his name as a nod to the fans.

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Question: In one of the episodes, it's discovered that Dan's name isn't really Dan Fielding. What is his real name?

Chosen answer: Reinhold. As soon as this name is revealed (during the episode with all the pregnant women giving birth) all of the cast repeat the name incredulously. This is a tribute to Reinhold Weege, the creator of Night Court.

Guy

Question: What does the Hungarian woman actually say?

Chosen answer: This is already listed under trivia for this film, but the translation of her story is as follows: "What am doing here? They say my famous lover held down my husband while I chopped off his head. But it isn't true, I am innocent. I don't know why Uncle Sam says I did it. I tried to explain it at the police station but they did not understand me."

Steph_Jared

Question: Why does the Emperor bother to rescue Anakin? After all, he has been defeated, lost most of his limbs and is near death. The Emperor has reached his goal and if he can take Yoda on like that, surely any remaining Jedi shouldn't be a problem for them?

Chosen answer: The Emperor has not quite reached his goal of ruling the galaxy. In addition, a Sith Lord needs an apprentice. Since Anakin is EXTREMELY powerful with the Force, a broken Anakin (that the Emperor knows can be repaired back to a useful state) is better than trying to find another apprentice powerful enough to help him begin his conquest of the galaxy.

Damian Torres

Question: On the second DVD for Special Features, how do you buy your owl in Eeylops? The narrator tells you to pick an owl and that you'll need it for communication. How do you buy it? I've clicked on all three of them and nothing happened. None of my friends can figure it out either.

Chosen answer: Those owls are not essential. Just follow these instructions to view the deleted scenes: 1) In the Main Menu click the Owl - Diagon Alley. 2) To enter, choose the bricks in clockwise order from the left. If you make 4 mistakes, it will open anyway. 3) Once in Diagon Alley, hit the Key, located at the bottom of the Gringotts sign. 4) Click on the Coins. Then hit the Arrow to go back to Diagon Alley. 5) Click on the Ollivanders sign. 6) Pick a Wand Box, until the wand chooses you and then you'll be sent back to Diagon Alley. 7) Click on the Arrow to go back to the Main Menu. 8) Click the Wand on the table - Classrooms. 9) Place the cursor over the word- Transfigurations under the Cat and hit DOWN Arrow (or simply move the cursor directly to the *H* under the fire and skip to 12). 10) The two Owls under the fire will be highlighted. Hit Enter. 11) The *H* above the Owls is highlighted. Hit Enter. 12) Click on the Flute, above Fluffy's three heads. 13) Click on the tiny key with the bent wing tip at the door. Or pick any key. When you miss four times the correct key will be shown in the center of the screen, much much larger than the others. Click it. 14) Click on the short, round, yellow bottle in the back. Do this fast or you'll land in the Hospital Wing anyway. 15) In the Mirror of Erised click on the Stone.

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Question: Steve Urkel's middle initial is Q. What Does the Q stand for?

Chosen answer: According to the IMDb, his middle name is Quincy.

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Question: How could the shark see Samuel Jackson just before it killed him? It wouldn't be able to smell him because he had no blood on him plus he wasn't in the water.

Chosen answer: The shark was waiting for them to come that way. It'd already smashed the escape pod. All the shark did was to lure in the water until someone got near enough for it to grab them. The sharks were unnaturally intelligent, so it seems fair that this was a part of their plan.

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Question: Is Lucius Fox aware that Bruce Wayne is really Batman? I found it kind of odd that every time there was news about Batman getting involved in something, that Lucius would pay Bruce a visit.

Chosen answer: Lucius implies that he knows what Bruce is up to ("but don't think of me as an idiot"), but says that if Bruce doesn't outright tell him anything, he won't have to lie when asked.

Nick N.

Question: What are the titles of the piano pieces played in the movie.

Chosen answer: A search on Google for sheet music just shows the titles of the tunes to be how they are listed on the soundtrack: Victor's Piano Solo, or Corpse Bride (Main Theme), or The Piano Duet. A web site (http://www.bluntinstrument.org.uk) suggests that "Victor's Piano Solo" appears to ape the famous moody first movement of Beethoven's 'Moonlight' piano sonata.

GrafSpee

Question: The end of the movie, where Luke is brought to Tatooine, is often jokingly referred to as "The Harry Potter scene." However, every time I hear the tunes played at the exact moment Obi-Wan hands the baby to Beru, I can't help thinking about the Harry Potter theme. Was this done on purpose by John Williams, who also composed the music of the Harry Potter movies?

Chosen answer: According to IMDb: "Composer John Williams included a small 11-tone musical cue in the scene reminiscent of his score for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). It can be heard when Obi-Wan arrives at Owen and Beru's house."

Question: When Neo goes into the Oracles apartment, the woman who opened the door said that the kids were the other potentials. What did she mean by that?

Chosen answer: She means that they are other people who may be "the One". They're not, of course, but this is in a way a test of Neo to see if he is ready to become "the One" or if he doubts himself too much.

Twotall

Question: I don't know if this is answered in the books but exactly why did Neville get upset when Moody was doing one of the "Unforgivable" curses?

Chosen answer: Because both Neville's parents, who were aurors, were tortured by Bellatrix LeStrange using the Cruciatus curse so severely that they suffered permanent brain damage. They no longer recognize anyone, including Neville. That is why Neville lives with his grandmother.

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Question: Are the Arab men in the plane the same men Kyle saw through the window of her house in Berlin the night before? If so, is it a coincidence?

Chosen answer: No, they are not the same. She was jumping to a politically incorrect assumption they were involved.

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Question: If Crouch used the polyjuice potion to be certain people, how was he able to take their voice as well? When Harry and Ron used the potion before, they kept their normal voices.

Chosen answer: This is never covered in the book either, but Crouch was a fully trained wizard while Harry and Ron are not. It's not unreasonable to think that there is a spell that allows you to imitate voices perfectly. There were candies in the last film that made people sound like monkies and lions, a voice spell wouldn't be that different.

Grumpy Scot

Answer: In book two it states that the voices DO change.

To quote from chapter 12 as read by Stephen Fry: "Are you two OK?" Goyle 's low rasp of a voice issued from his mouth.

Question: We are told that the ringwraiths were once kings of men, I was wondering what men were they kings of?

Chosen answer: In most cases, it's not been established. The only Nazgul to have been named by Tolkien, Khamul, was a king of the Men of the East (also known as the Easterlings), who fought for Sauron in the War. Tolkien also states that three of the Nazgul were of the Numenorean race but precisely who they were and where their realms might have been have never been revealed.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: In the hospital scene when Terminator and John rescue Sarah. The T-1000 goes through the bars and then the pistol gets caught in the bars. I don't get it. Could someone explains this to me?

Chosen answer: He is made out of liquid metal, so he can just "walk through" the bars while feeding himself around them (by turning sections of him liquid), most likely to intimidate the people he's after. However, the gun is just a normal gun he'd picked up, and so at the angle he was holding it at, it couldn't get through the bars so it got stuck.

Gary O'Reilly

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