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Question: Why is the director credited simply as "McG?"

Chosen answer: Joseph McGinty Nichol is his real name. McG is most probably a nickname.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Bishop is killed in Alien Vs Predator, so why is he alive in Alien 3 at the end of the movie? Alien 3 is supposed to take place many years after Alien Vs Predator (in Alien 3 Bishop claims not to be a robot).

Chosen answer: He isn't Bishop in Alien vs. Predator. The Alien series takes place many, many years after Alien vs. Predator, the character in Alien 3 is just a descendant of the character who looks like him in Alien vs. Perdator.

Nick N.

Question: At the party Joey says to Bianca, 'Come on, we're all congregating around Mr. Guervo.' What does that mean?

Chosen answer: Actually it's Mr. Cuervo, as in Jose Cuervo tequila. They are all gathering around the tequila bottle.

Guy

Question: What is Mystique's real name? I've heard it before but I can't remember what it is.

Chosen answer: Mystique's original name was Raven Darkholme, but she also spent many years masquerading as Mallory Brickman.

Myridon

Question: Directly before Wallace is beheaded, he sees his dead wife in the crowd. Is this meant to be her ghost or is he imagining it?

Answer: I prefer to think that her spirit is actually there to welcome him to the afterlife.

Its all left for us to figure it out.

lionhead

Chosen answer: He is imagining it. He is trying focus on the fact he will see his wife again soon, in the after-life, rather than the pain of torture and his impending death.

Mark English

Worldwide Recorder Concert - S3-E17

Question: Is there actually a real sound frequency known as a "brown noise?"

Chosen answer: No, it's an urban legend. Mythbusters did a really good bit on it. Look on Discovery.com for the DVD.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Was the number 1138 hidden somewhere in the movie? If so, does anyone know where?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: One of the commanders of the clone army has 1138 as his uniform number.

shortdanzr Premium member

Question: This movie wouldn't be anything special at all in these days; now they put everything into the computers and voilĂ . So, could anybody tell me (with direct examples) how did they make the interaction between Toons and humans without any CGI?

Chosen answer: They used a lot of practical trickery. In the bar scene where Roger is smashing plates on his head, they had a robot arm with a suction cup that would grab a plate and smash it on a metal rod where the head would be. The Weasels' guns were suspended by wires (watch the guns as they carry them. The movement is more characteristic of being hung than held). They had a robot arm that they could place a drink in to make it look like Roger was drinking a shot of whisky. This was used in Maroon's office (while Roger is sitting on the chair), and in the bar (when Eddy pulls the whole "You don't"/"I do" trick). Watch the scene where Roger takes the drink in the bar. Right after taking the drink and before the cut, his arm very conspicuously stays in a somewhat unusually rigid angle. They had to keep the arm there to cover up the robotic arm. They also had a little buggy for Bob Hoskins to ride around in when he was in Benny. The wheel that Hoskins holds was useless on the buggy and the vehicle was controlled by someone else.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: Who is the Jedi Syfrideous (sic) that is mentioned in conversation between Obi Wan and the prime minister of the cloning community?

Chosen answer: Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas was a respected member of the Jedi Council. Secretly, he was becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the Jedi policies, and foresaw a future where an army will be required. Encouraged by his Jedi comrade Count Dooku (who was, by this time, quietly learning the ways of the Sith), he asked the Kamino cloners to prepare the clone army, based on the template that Dooku (under the name Tyranus) recruited. He was then eliminated by Dooku to prevent the Jedi from finding out about the army before the time was right.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: When Rico goes into that place with the big robot, is it me, or is the bloke behind the counter the person that plays Minty in Eastenders?

Chosen answer: No, it is not Minty, but Ian Dury, as in Ian Dury and the Blockheads.

Mad Ade

Question: I've heard that the kidnappers names are Carl and Gaear. Where in the film is this fact established?

Chosen answer: At the beginning of the movie when Jerry meets them both in the bar to discuss the kidnapping. Carl introduces himself and Gaear to Jerry.

Tina Gilliam

Question: Where in the movie does Marvel's Stan Lee make his cameo appearance?

Chosen answer: He did not make a cameo appearence in this movie.

T Poston

Question: How can Sabertooth take so much damage from Wolverine and still be fighting fit throughout their confrontation? He takes at least two deep stabs in the chest from Wolverine yet seems almost totally unaffected. Can Sabertooth regenerate like Wolverine?

Chosen answer: Yes, Sabertooth regenerates like Wolverine. In the comics, he has at times been presented as Logan's father, although at other times other writers have disagreed.

Carl Fink

Question: During Wallace's execution, he stares at a child in the crowd, who stares back and smiles. What does the child symbolise?

Chosen answer: I think the child symbolizes purity. Overall, Wallace is a pure man in the sense that he's uncompromising and fights for his convictions without wavering. He's not tainted with compromise, politics, and other things that other men succomb to. By seeing the child, he's reminded that he has to stick to his pure ideals of freedom, and not crack under the strain of torture.

Krista

Question: Where exactly is Castle Dracula located? Is it somewhere within Transylvania or in some unknown place?

Chosen answer: If you are interested in the true location of the real Castle Dracula, you should visit http://www.infohub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=152&postcount=3. It gives you are clearer answer than you can find in the movie itself.

Mortug Premium member

Show generally

Question: I watched the show for a while when Sabrina was in high school, and then I stopped. I recently saw an episode, where Sabrina was living in her house and her aunts were gone, but she was living with two other girls. Who are those girls and where did her aunts go?

Chosen answer: Those are her roomates. The first season Sabrina was in college, she moved out of the house that she shared with her aunts and she moved in with 2 girls plus another guy. I think her aunts went back to the other realm since the 2 actresses (Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick) who played them left the show. The guy roommate also left the show the same time as Sabrina's Aunts. Then Sabrina and her roommates moved into the house.

Dan Sgambelluri

Question: I know this may seem like an odd question, but WHY did David choose the 'real life'? Surely, when he wakes up he'll have no one, all his friends will be dead, he might not be allowed to take back control of his company, etc. Also, if he won't remember anything, won't be like a baby, starting life again with 35 or so years on the clock? This choice really confused me, why would he choose this over a perfect life?

Chosen answer: Because he wants a life that's real, not one that lost in the past, that he'd always know wasn't really real. The life that he faces in the future might not be perfect, but it'll be real, not just a dream.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Am I the only one who thinks the Federation uniforms look like Nazi uniforms, especially Carl's Leather Jacket? They also have insignia on the collar, as the Waffen SS did.

Chosen answer: This is intentional, since the government in the movie is a fascist, totalitarian one, not unlike the Nazis (this fact is played up more in the book).

Xofer

The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Question: At the end of "The One With The Flashback," Rachel fantasises going back to the Central Perk Bar and hitting on Chandler. She walks in and hits the jukebox on. Can anyone tell me what the song is called and who it's by that she plays?

Chosen answer: The song is "Time of the Season" by The Zombies.

LuMaria 1

Question: What's the name of the song that plays when Austin is running from the final football game to meet up with Sam in the crowd?

Chosen answer: That song is "Hear You Me", by Jimmy Eat World.

moviemogul

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