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Question: In the movie it's well established that symbols are different from one gate to another. How, then, do the SG teams know the code to Earth from any gate in the network?

Chosen answer: The Gate addresses are made up of the constellations in the night sky above the planet the person is trying to Gate to with the exception of the first & last. The first is the planet of origin (eg. Earth - a pyramid with one moon above it) & the last is the planet you are trying to Gate to (eg. Abydos - a pyramid with three moons above it). As long as you remember the constellations & know the two planet symbols you should be able to Gate home again.

Answer: This is one of the differences from the movie to the series. In the movie, each gate had completely different sets of symbols corresponding to the constellations in that gate's planets sky. In the series, the gates were more standardized, with the same constellation symbols regardless of where the gate way in the galaxy. The only difference between gates being their own unique point of origin symbol. Therefore, whenever anyone dials Earth from any other planet, they would enter the exact same sequence of six symbols on the DHD followed by that gates unique origin symbol. The point of origin on any given gate/DHD would therefore be the one symbol the dialling person had never seen elsewhere and would be the only symbol they would consciously have to think about and find before dialling.

Question: Where could one obtain recordings of USA's 1980 Olympic hockey games in their entirety?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: You probably wont ever be able to get all the games in their entirety. The biggest obstacle with recorded events and games from the Olympics is the high price of licensing them so its near impossible to obtain entire matches on DVD or VHS and in many cases catching replays of the full game in the future. Many sports channels on cable tv will be your best bet including the US channel ESPN Classic. If you were looking for something to buy the closest you will probably get is a DVD or VHS called "Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team (2001)".

Lummie Premium member

Question: How did the people behind the film achieve the effect of making the actors look like ghosts. I truly have no idea.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: It's all done by computers. This question could be credited to any film that uses CGI ("How did they show New York getting flooded in 'The Day After Tomorrow'?"). All computer work.

Question: As Rameses is getting dressed by his servants, Nefretiri stops one servant and takes a sword from him. The shot then cuts to Rameses getting dressed and then Nefretiri comes to give him the sword. What exactly did she do with it: did she stab her dead son (who is placed on that statue), or did she do something else?

Answer: She gave the sword to Ramses and told him to bring it back with Moses' blood on it.

Chosen answer: She didn't do anything with it. She took the sword so she could help dress her husband herself.

Question: In the scene where Lyle returns, he tells his missionaries to subdue George. I think one of them is a young Colin Farrell, but I didn't see his name in the credits. Did he have an uncredited role? Can someone help, as I don't have the DVD to check up on it?

Chosen answer: There's certainly no listing for him on the IMDb, which is generally good with uncredited appearances. Farrell was still working in the UK and Ireland at the time of the film, which was entirely US shot, and didn't become involved in Hollywood productions until about the year 2000, three years after GOTJ came out, which would seem to make it extremely unlikely that he appeared in it.

Tailkinker Premium member

Answer: No Collin Farrell was not in the movie.

Question: One of the corrections says that there is a scene where Obi-Wan talks about duck with Luke. Where is this scene? I can't seem to find it.

Chosen answer: There's no version of the film that this appears in, and I've checked the original, the special edition and the DVD release. I believe that it was in the original novelisation, but that the scene was either cut before release, or the author simply added it to flesh things out. In any event, it shouldn't be considered a canonical scene, so the correction in question should probably be considered invalid.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Does anyone know what the joke is about Matt Damon always calling out his name? Is it supposed to be a reference to something?

Chosen answer: I read an interview with Trey Parker and Matt Stone where they said that they had not intended for it to be that way but that when they made the Matt Damon puppet, it looked so retarded that they thought it would be funny to just have him be retarded in the movie and only say his name. They said it was nothing personal against Matt Damon.

Question: Anyone know the significance of the 'R', in March, blinking red when the Walrus is speaking with the Oysters?

Chosen answer: Oysters are seasonal (depending on where you go), often only available on months with an R in them (ie. September - April). The "R" theory just developed by coincidence as that 6ish month period happens to only contain months with an R in (in English, anyway).

Question: What ever happened to the pilot that was captured by the Somalians (who had the picture of his wife and child), did he get rescued or killed?

Chosen answer: Mike Durant was released 11 days after his capture. He retired from the Army a few years later and published a book about his time in the 160th.

Question: What exactly is the baby's power, shown at the end of the film?

Chosen answer: It's the power to morph into anything/anyone. Kind of like Mystique from X-men. However, in the animated short Jack-Jack Attack he not only morphs, but displays other powers (zero gravity, etc.) so he must have several powers.

Question: I'm actually wondering if any other fans out there can spot students from Ravenclaw and Huffelpuff throughout the film? I've watched a lot of classroom scenes a few times and can only ever see Griffyndor and Slytherin students. Even in the choir scene it's difficult to make them out and I'm still not sure there are any. The new uniform colours make it quite difficult to spot them as: Slytherin wear dark green, Ravenclaw dark blue, Griffyndor dark red, and Huffelpuff dark yellow.

Chosen answer: In the choir scene, the girl directly in front with the brown hair and pigtails, is from Ravenclaw. You can tell because of her blue lining.

Question: How old are Violet and Dash?

Chosen answer: Dash's dad said that he was graduating to the 5th grade so he must be around 9 or 10. I'm guessing that Violet's most likely around 13 or 14 years old considering she is in middle school.

Question: Is any of the back story concerning the hood and Tintin's father from the tv series itself and does Tintin ever develop telepathic abilities in the tv series as in the movie?

Chosen answer: The backstory in the TV series is that Kyrano (Tintin's father) and the Hood are half brothers, giving the Hood the ability to control Kyrano by hyponosis, by staring at a statue of him in his jungle palace. And no, in the TV series Tintin never develops telepathic abilities.

Question: When David is flicking through the channels on the TV, I am sure you can see a guy standing to his left, just on the other side of the curtain. (If you look behind his head, you may be able to see his mouth and nose.) Can anyone tell me if they see this too, or am I wrong?

Chosen answer: There is nobody there. The only thing behind David's head is a poster of an actor.

Question: The music video for Ray Parker Jr's hit song features several celebrities who lip-sync to the word "Ghostbusters". Is there a complete list of all the celebrities in the video?

Chosen answer: Chevy Chase, John Candy, Danny DeVito, Peter Falk, Mellisa Gilbert, Carly Simon, Teri Gar, and George Wendt, along with the four major stars of Ghostbusters themselves.

Question: What happened to Gothmog, the orc lieutenant, at the Battle Of Pelennor? I am aware that he fights Eowyn in ROTK Extended but there is also footage of him being hacked to death by Aragorn and Gimli simultaneously.

Chosen answer: In the extended cut we see that after Eówyn defeats the witch king she struggles away. Gothmog notices this and starts to chase her. Just before Gothmog gets to an unarmed Eówyn Aragorn, Legolas & Gimli save the day hacking Gothmog without a fight.

Question: I saw various scenes in the preview of the movie that do not appear in the film itself. Some include Kell being cut in half, and then both halves regenerating into two different Kells. Another was Kell blowing on some floating globe that explodes with the image of his face. This made "Endgame" look like the third film where the villain was the illusionist Kane, but when I saw the movie, these scenes were taken out and the villain had no such powers. What happened to these scenes? What were they about? And are they available anywhere in any earlier cuts of the film? I could not find them in the early cut feature on the DVD...

Chosen answer: The scenes you mention were only meant to be part of the trailer. This was to show that Jacob Kell was the "most powerful" immortal yet. The 'cut in half' scene is playing on the idea that Kell is unbeatable. I suggest rewatching the trailer with these ideas in mind. It may make more sense. These scenes were what Dimension Films wasted a hefty portion of the promotional and marketing budgets on. There was NEVER any script written that included them, nor any version of the film that ever included them.

Roots? - S8-E8

Question: Does anyone know why Wendy Richard (Ms. Brahms) is the only one not wearing blackface for the musical number at the end of the episode?

Chosen answer: In Britain, there was the show Black and White Minstrels which was very popular until the late 70s. The men were all blacked up, but the women weren't - hence Black and White Minstrels. It's been a while since I saw the episode to know if Mrs Slocombe was blacked up as well, but technically she shouldn't have been.

Answer: In minstrel shows there was also a stereotype of black men preying on white women, so that's probably why she was not in black face. Also, Mrs. Slocombe is in blackface because she is an older, stout woman and she fits the "mammy" stereotype.

Question: I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find the Gollum's song video clip, NOT the one with Two Towers clips in it, there's another proper video clip with a guy and a girl running away from a man with a knife which I found once by chance and can't find it anymore. Does anyone have a link to it?

Chosen answer: I think I found it. Here's the link: http://www.drawntothefire.com/general.html.

Question: Why do the hyenas attack Joseph's brother, and not Joseph? At the end of the movie we find out that Sarah is the one who is possessed by the devil, not Joseph. So how does one explain the hyenas acting like Joseph didn't exist?

Chosen answer: Maybe Sarah has planned to to blame Joseph being possessed. At least it is how I understand it, because in that way it makes sense.

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