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Question: Why did the REAL Pike pick Kapler up and take him out? Was it a plan of Section 8 or what?

Chosen answer: It added to the plan of section 8, in that they were successfully able to stage two contradicting stories and source further incriminating evidence about the doctor and Colonel. By having Kapler there, they were able to see who would make an attempt on his life, the Colonel, and completely shut down the drug smuggling operation.

A Witch's Tail (1) - S5-E1

Question: Does anyone know why all 3 Sisters are wearing white, just before Phoebe turns into a mermaid? Are they making some statement?

Chosen answer: I don't think so. I think it was just the clothes that the show's costume designer picked.

Question: Can someone explain how all the special effects were done, such as the electronic blasters rays, and the sound effects? As the film was from 1956 there were no electronic keyboards then and the sounds are very futuristic.

Chosen answer: Many of the sound effects use an electictronic instrument called a theremin which was invented in 1919. You may hear it used more musically in The Beach Boys song "Good Vibrations." The visual effects would have been animated composites as used in Star Wars and Ghostbusters.

Myridon

Question: On the planet crematorium it is 700 degree Fahrenheit in the light and -300 degree Fahrenheit in the dark. There is some kind of atmosphere with at least oxygen for people (they swap air). And there are volcano's blowing CO2 in that atmosphere. Why does the temperature change that much with a atmosphere like that?

Chosen answer: It wouldn't, this is a very good example of extremely bad science. For the temperature to change like that there would have to be no atmosphere, never mind a breathable one.

Ben W Bell

A Night At The Katz Motel / Canjun Granny Stew - S1-E1

Question: Does any one know where I can get a MIDI, WAV, or MP3 of that drum beat that plays when Katz walks?

Chosen answer: There don't seem to be many websites with sounds from the show but you may have better luck requesting it on one of the message boards or forums on the show. One site that may be worth trying is http://couragede.tripod.com/courindex.html that has a lot of multimedia, sounds and a message board of the show.

Lummie Premium member

Question: In the UK there was a children's programme called 'SMTV Live', on this programme they had a competition where the winner could have a small part in Shrek 2. Does anyone know who won and what part they play?

Chosen answer: A young girl named Victoria Glover won the part. She doesn't have a credit on IMDB but all I know is the line she recorded for the film was "Star maps, get your star maps".

Lummie Premium member

Question: When Sandra Bullock's character sings, is it really Sandra Bullock singing?

Chosen answer: According to IMDB, Sally Dworsky was the singing voice for Miriam, who was Sanda Bullock's character.

Hamster Premium member

Show generally

Question: I remember watching two particular episodes when younger, and are curious to know what the titles of the episodes were called. One was about a doll that came alive and the other about the trees coming alive, and the tree roots etc. killing people. What are the episode titles of those two?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: The tree root episode is season five, episode nine and is called Schizogeny. And the doll one sounds like it could be the very next episode (season five, episode 10) called Chinga.

wolfchild

Gunshow - S10-E1

Question: In regards to the judge's rules for the case at the end with the gun manufacturers, can someone explain what he McCoy had to prove? It was something about that he had to prove that the gun manufacturer designed the gun to made as was the use. Does this mean they had to prove it was going to be used for deadly force because of the fault in the guns? It just sounded strange because they were gun manufacturers so I wasn't too sure why they had to prove that.

Lummie Premium member

Chosen answer: McCoy had to prove that the gun manufacturers knew that they gun was being used illegally and that all it took was a simply adjustment. He had to prove that they knew that they (the gun manufacturers) would sell more guns because of the faulty design.

shortdanzr Premium member

Question: Did the Warden know about the "Randall Stevens" character? At first it would seem that he didn't, since Andy used the identity to clean out the bank accounts and escape to Mexico. On the other hand, how could the Warden make deposits and withdrawals (before Andy's escape) from his bank accounts without noticing?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: He probably only knows the name. He doesn't want to know anymore, so he can pin the blame on Andy should anything go wrong. He no doubt hasn't even considered that Andy might have ID so he can access the accounts after his escape.

Grumpy Scot

The One With Barry & Mindy's Wedding - S2-E24

Question: In the episode where Richard and Monica break up at Barry and Mindy's wedding, we see that Chandler is chatting on the computer with a girl (that ends up being Janice). When Joey comes in and Phoebe tells him that they are wondering whether or not the girl Chandler is talking with is actually a girl. Joey says, "Ask her how long she is going to live. Girls live longer" and Chandler says, "Why don't you fall down more?" What does he mean?

Chosen answer: Joey has just made an incredibly stupid remark (how would she know how long she's going to live?), so he wonders how Joey is even smart enough to walk. It's just a joke.

Shay

Question: Was the doctor (the owner of the sailboat in the beginning) in on Laura's planned disappearance? Or was the bad weather just a coincidence and gave her the chance to escape? Just though it was weird because her husband commented that she only gets on a boat like once a year, so I don't know how she could have planned her escape so perfectly.

weetie21

Chosen answer: No, the doctor was not in on her plan. She had her escape planned for a long time, but was waiting for the right time. The stormy weather on the boat provided the "perfect" time for her to put her plan into action.

Ral0618

Question: Concerning Peter and Judy's parents - Did Judy, Peter, Allan and Sarah finishing the game somehow "change history" and allow the parents to survive until later? They had originally died in an accident on the Canadian Rockies but at the end they meet an adult Alan and when they mention their holiday plans Alan tries to dissuade them, knowing about their "fated" deaths.

Chosen answer: Finishing the game allowed Robin Williams to grow up. Since he knew that the parents were going to be killed in the mountains, he is trying to dissuade them from going knowing what will happen. If the parents follow what they said (that they would NOT go) then that means they did not die in the mountains.

shortdanzr Premium member

Question: When Marty returns to 1985, we see that the "Twin Pines Mall" sign has changed to "Lone Pine Mall," but then Marty sees himself travel to the past. Wouldn't we see it alter the instant the DeLorean vanishes, not before he goes back (because technically, he hasn't changed the past yet)?

Chosen answer: This is a time loop type of question that could be argued for a lifetime. Basically, he did already change the past in the "universe" the movie is set in, so seeing the sign is correct.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Why did script writer Brandon Boyce change the ending of the story? In Stephen King's book, Todd Boyden commits suicide but he doesn't in the film.

Chosen answer: He didnt commit suicide in the book, he took his rifle to a fortified spot alongside a highway, and began shooting at cars. The police killed him. The film seems to tone down the story a lot, so I guess the only answer is they didn't really want to end it in such a violent way.

RJR99SS

Question: How does Brodie know Dante and Randall?

Chosen answer: He must shop at the Quick Stop regularly, it's only a minute or two from the comic shop (I've been to both.)

Grumpy Scot

Question: In the cave when Barbossa is about to kill Will and Jack stops it, Will says: "You've been planning this from the beginning" Has he? Or is this all an elaborate ruse to double cross the pirates? Are they working together both in the scheme or not?

Chosen answer: It seems reasonably clear from the look that Jack gives Will as he says "Wait to lift the curse... until the opportune moment" that he's planning the double-cross at that point, with the aim of getting the majority of the pirates out of the cave and into a place where they'll be left at a massive disadvantage once the curse lifts. Will's not really in on the plan, but he seems to get what Jack's up to and plays along, hence the "you've been planning this from the beginning" stuff.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why, when Shrek pushes over the potion, do the two birds in the cage become dancers and two guys turn into Cogsworth and Lumiere (from Beauty and the Beast) while almost everybody else in the room turn into doves?

Chosen answer: They are jokes making reference to Disney films.

Grumpy Scot

Show generally

Question: Throughout the series Cartman makes a lot of money (His double myrrh Christian album, the theme park he briefly owned, etc) Any idea where it all goes?

Chosen answer: He always loses it in some way because he is a stupid jerk. His amusement park money was taken by the IRS for example.

Grumpy Scot

Question: When Dark Helmet says that there are two sides to every Schwartz, is this an obscure reference to something else, besides the obvious light side and dark side of the force?

Chosen answer: "There are two sides to every sword" is a common saying.

Grumpy Scot

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