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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?

Answer: Brodie and Randall are cousins - they share the same cousin Walt and the same Grandma.

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

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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

Question: In the boggart scene, is all of the scene filmed in the mirror? To begin with, when Lupin says, "Fascinating, isn't it' the camera comes 'out' of the mirror, and at the end of the scene, the camera comes 'out' again when Harry is staring at the cupboard, so was it all filmed in the mirror?

Chosen answer: The opening shot behind Parvati Patel, as Lupin muses, "Intriguing, isn't it?", is actually the reflection, note the stairs on the left leading to Lupin's office. The camera then pans into the mirror and it is then the real world, so to speak, for the entire scene, note the stairs again and more importantly Harry's scar. When the balloon Boggart re-enters the wardrobe, the camera pans back into the mirror and this is once again the reflection as Lupin dismisses the class.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: What is the brand and make of truck which Marty gets at the end of the film?

Chosen answer: It appears to be the same truck as the first movie. If so, it would be a 1986 Toyota SR5 4x4 with aftermarket wheels, bumpers and roll bar.

Macalou

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Question: In regards to two of the characters, Plankton and Sandy Cheeks. I have seen all the episodes but cannot figure out a few things on them. Sandy - Can someone tell me why Sandy lives under the ocean? I know she is very smart and is a keen scientist but what exactly made her move to the bottom of the sea? She seems to miss Texas a lot and it seems strange she decided to move to the bottom of the ocean. I know it's a cartoon but what's her motive? Plankton - I understand Plankton is always trying to steal the Krabby patty secret formula but has there been a reason exactly for stealing it? Was it to try and run Krabs out of business or use it for his own restaurant?

Lummie Premium member

Chosen answer: Plankton has his own restaurant that is a flop. He wants the secret formula so he can be successful and beat Mr. Krabs in business. No reasons have been given for why Sandy moved underwater. Though she is an extreme daredevil personality, so maybe she did it to be different.

Grumpy Scot

spongebob squarepants episode chimps ahoy. Sandy's bosses are coming to evaluate her work undersea and if she passes she can stay if she fails she has to go back to Texas.

Dan23

Question: Why does Bob Wolverton have a psychology manual in his car when he's a children's psychiatrist?

Chosen answer: Even experts in a given field occasionally like to consult a text on the subject.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: I heard that Max Cavallera from Sepultura provided all the yells and the shouting for the rock. Is this true?

Chosen answer: Yes. According to IMDB 'Max Cavalera' was the voice of The Scorpion King, who was played by The Rock.

Hamster Premium member

Question: Could someone tell me everything that is written on the map that Cindy looks at to get to the haunted house?

Chosen answer: If you had any brains you would take your ass home. But since you don't, head North 2 miles on Hades divide. You will pass Elm Street on your left. Whatever you do, keep moving. 6 miles to Kane Manor. If you reach Compton, lock your door, bend over, and kiss your ass goodbye.

Hamster Premium member

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Question: Has the original snowball (Lisa's cat that got run over) appeared in any episode?

Chosen answer: Snowball 1 appeared in an episode where they talk about how Lisa first got her saxophone. The cat appears in a flashback scene where Homer has stolen an air conditioner and the house is ice cold. Snowball 1, white coloured, slowly walks through the scene, with icicles hanging from her.

Question: When Max approaches the house for his second date with Lucy, being a vampire he asks Michael to invite him in so people in the house would be, in his words, "rendered powerless". As a result, Sam and the frog brothers can't prove he is a vampire. But how did Max know that his vampirism would be tested in the first place?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: A vampire probably wouldn't survive for very long without playing it safe - he's probably in the habit of insisting on being invited in (if possible) whereever he goes, just in case.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: So what happen to the two guys at the end of the movie? Are there any stories about them in the PC game or an alternate ending or something like that?

Chosen answer: No one knows what happened. They had no transport and couldn't make radio contact, so very likely they froze to death. If one or both are Things, then they just went dormant until rescue shows up. There is nothing in the game or on the DVD that answers this for sure. BTW It's very hotly debated amongst Thing fans, that Childs is a thing because you cannot see his breath in the cold. (It's very difficult to tell if you can or not because of the scene's lighting).

Grumpy Scot

Answer: The Game shows Child's frozen body where we last saw him in the movie (Whether he is a thing lying dormant or not, we never find out) There is a comic book series that continues where the movie left off, where MacCready and child's are rescued by another research team on a ship. And it is discovered that childs was in fact a Thing, spawning a whole new generation of things among the team.

Can you tell me what comic book series that is? I'd like to read it.

lionhead

Question: Where can I find the scene where Gimli is telling Legolas the point of a drinking game? Also why does wood elves enjoy wine but Legolas doesn't?

Chosen answer: The drinking game scene is in the extended version of the Return of the King. As for Legolas not enjoying wine despite other wood elves doing so, he just doesn't like it; not everyone has the same tastes.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What are the themes of the film and the novel it was based on?

Onesimos

Chosen answer: Mainly the book is about the war against an alien enemy in a facist society. It goes into considerable detail about the facist society being fully functional, unlike those in the past.

Grumpy Scot

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