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Question: For the Richard Donner version, how were they able to re-shoot certain scenes? For example, I noticed in one scene that after Lois lands in the fruit stand, she looks up to see Clark looking out the window. It's clear this isn't Christopher Reeve because he sounds different but, what about scenes that required to go back and re-shoot other scenes that have never been in Lester's version?

Answer: Much of the footage used was filmed with the original actors at the same time as the first film. It simply wasn't used for the Lester version. The scene in the apartment where Lois attempts to prove Clark is Superman, however, was actually the original screen test (note the drastically different hairstyles, as well as Christopher Reeve's thinner build).

Jason Hoffman

Question: Is there a complete version of the song Barbara Allen from this movie? I think this version is the best I've ever heard.

Answer: Beyond the instrumental piece on the soundtrack, no.

Jason Hoffman

Question: When Sydney had to walk across the ladder she had to take out her phone to video tape it from her point of view. Why wouldn't she just give the phone to someone in the window to video tape it for her?

Answer: Having to video tape it herself while traversing the ladder makes the task more difficult to perform, thus heightening the risk and suspense.

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Question: If Neville knew that the Dark-seekers couldn't get through UV light, how come he didn't rig his home up with UV lights in case of an emergency, or his car for that matter?

Answer: It's likely a question of availability. We see he did in fact rig lights to use as a last resort. We also see that he spends most of his time searching for supplies in the city, so he was likely using whatever he had available.

Jason Hoffman

Question: When Borden meets his wife she had a son. By the time she kills herself he is nowhere to be found - where is he?

Answer: He's her nephew.

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Baby Got Black - S12-E18

Question: At the beginning of the episode, Peter, Quagmire, and Joe are talking about how long they can stay awake for. Joe says that he "never sleeps because something has been beeping in his bedroom for 3 years. Bonnie won't look for it and he can't find it." Is this implying that its some chip inside of him, or in Bonnie, or what?

Toxic_Don

Answer: Just some annoying, semi-lost electronic device like a digital watch with an hourly beep or similar.

Question: In the movie Detroit all the police cars had blue lights. Wasn't 1967 a bit early for blue lights? I'm thinking seventies.

Answer: Color photos from the incident as well as car restorer enthusiasts have shown that they already had blue lights. The Michigan State Police however used red lights.

Question: Archibald Snatcher's main goal is to exterminate the Boxtrolls, but why did he also try to get Eggs killed? Eggs is a human.

Answer: Snatcher wants membership in the White Hats and is ready to sacrifice anyone plus Eggs is proof that Boxtrolls don't kill humans.

Question: So did Matt really work for the DOJ? Or a different organization (DOD, CIA, etc)?

Answer: Likely CIA as the waiver the agent is forced to sign essentially allows him to operate in the USA. Alejandro doesn't need it as he works for...well you know.

Question: Sam killed Peter at the end, so he got his life and he became safe. So how did he die on the plane?

Answer: In order to be "safe" you have to kill someone who didn't cheat death. Peter was one of the people who were supposed to die in the bridge collapse so killing him granted Sam nothing.

BaconIsMyBFF

This is in response to the answer. You mention that, to be safe, one has to kill someone who didn't cheat death. Peter was supposed to die in bridge collapse. Sam killed peter. So no gains for Sam. But you missed one point: Prior to being killed, Peter kills Agent block (someone who didn't cheat death) transferring agent's life on Peter. So Peter's life now in the judgment of 'death' should be effectively of someone who didn't cheat death. By extension, if Sam now kills Peter (who can now be deduced to be a clean soul from death's perspectives), Sam should get life of Peter, a person whose slate should be clean in the eyes of death. Why did Sam still die then?

But by killing the cop, Peter had already paid off his debt to death. Then by killing Peter, Sam should have become safe.

Question: The last shot in "Batman v Superman" showed the soil on top of Superman's casket beginning to levitate, inferring that Superman was still alive and on the verge of bursting out of his grave. Why then, in this movie, do the other heroes have to exhume his body and use the Motherbox to bring him back to life if the former movie made it clear he wasn't actually dead?

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Chosen answer: It's sort-of a crappy answer, but the truth is... like many sequels, this movie simply ret-cons and "forgets" the last few seconds of the previous film. This happens more often than you'd think. The filmmakers decided that rather than go with the notion that Superman might still be alive as implied by the ending of BvS, they'd instead add in a sequence where he's brought back to life in this one. I'm sure if you really stretched, you could also say that the dirt rising was a hint that he might be able to be brought back or wasn't beyond being saved, and that some of his power still existed somewhere.

Season 2 generally

Question: Why does the layout of the house look different from season 2 onwards than it did in season one?

Dan23

Answer: The Banks' decided to remodel their house.

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Question: Why does Cleveland Jr look different to how he did in Family Guy?

Dan23

Answer: In the episode "A Rodent Like This" Rallo discovers that Cleveland Jr. is actually a secret agent who is tracking down Tim, who is actually criminal. Jr. reveals that in order to get close he had to eliminate the real Cleveland Jr. luckily Cleveland doesn't pay attention so it was easy. Whether or not this is canon or not depends on the writers.

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Question: How did Herman lose his arm?

Dan23

Answer: He stuck it out of a school bus window, and an oncoming truck subsequently ripped it off.

I've heard about that but in one episode there was a flashback and it got knocked off by a car so which is correct?

Dan23

He told Bart that he lost the arm by sticking it out of a school bus window. But in another episode in a story told by Grampa Simpson he loses the arm trying to get a ride. We do not know if ether one is correct.

Season 6 generally

Question: Leo became a Elder in season 6, but didn't use the lightning power until the end of the season - why?

Dan23

Answer: I think because he never tried to kill anyone as an elder before Gideon.

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Question: On Netflix why is the Charmed intro done with different music and not the original theme?

Dan23

Answer: I think it is because they don't have the rights to it. A lot of the songs in episodes on Netflix are different than the originals. For instance, the song playing at the end of Give Me A Sign (Season 2) is different on Netflix than it is on the original episode that airs on TV.

Question: What was so obvious about the story about Hermione was making up to Borgin?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Aside from the fact that Hermione is obviously a terrible liar and her dialogue is suspiciously inquisitive for someone who often buys and sells dark artifacts, wizards can use Legilimency to determine if someone is lying.

Greg Dwyer

Legilimency is a rare talent among wizards- only Snape and Voldemort are known to have practiced it openly in the books. It is more likely that Hermoine has no idea how to act like a bad person, let alone a Death Eater.

Thirty Days - S5-E9

Question: Tom refers to a organisation that explores oceans and seas on other planets. What was the name of it?

Dan23

Answer: Tom mentions wanting to join the Federation Naval Patrol. It was a military organization that patrolled the oceans of member planets to provide security as well as explore the oceans.

Bishop73

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Question: Does Seinfeld connect with Mad About You, and / or have a crossover?

Dan23

Answer: In s01e08 of "Mad About You", Jamie finds out Paul still has an apartment in his name that he's subletting. Jamie wants Paul to get his name off the lease and when he goes there, we find out the person subletting the apartment is Kramer. Paul even asks Kramer if his neighbor, Jerry, is still doing comedy. It even seems to be the apartment hallway from the Seinfeld set. However, in s07e01 of "Seinfeld" George Costanza says he hates the show "Mad About You" as he and Susan are watching it, which many consider means a Seinfeld/Mad About You crossover never actually happened (since it would have to mean a show called "Mad About You" exists in the "Mad About You" universe). But there wasn't a Seinfeld episode where a "Mad About You" character appears as a crossover. Later, in s07e01 of "Mad About You", Jerry Seinfeld has a cameo where he bumps into Paul and a Paul tells him his wife is a huge fan and wants an autograph, and he's referenced as a celebrity. This episode aired about 4 months after the "Seinfeld" finale, where Jerry and friends get sentenced to a year in prison, so it's unlikely it's another crossover episode and Jerry is just playing himself.

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Question: What is star station India? is it a space station or a base on a planet?

Dan23

Answer: Star Station India was a Federation facility located in a sector adjacent to Gamma 7 sector.

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