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Question: What was the whole point of killing and cloning the charter pilots in the first place? My first thought was that Decker wanted employees that were totally obedient and demanded no pay (after all, the clones would only have five years to live, and would then have to be cloned again), but considering that each cloning cost $1,3 million, it would be a lot cheaper and less risky to hire the pilots regularly. So why kill them?

Twotall

Chosen answer: The company did not intend to kill and clone the pilots. The activist killed Drucker and Hank Morgan, they wanted to clone everyone that was killed so nobody would know it happened. The only reason they cloned Arnold was becasue they thought he was the pilot.

pross79

Question: Why does Budd lie about his Hanzo sword to his brother, Bill?

Chosen answer: Probably due to their recent "disagreement", as mentioned during their discussion. Since the sword was a present from Bill, it had should have had sentimental value. Budd is probably trying to make Bill think he no longer "cares" about Bill by showing little "love" for it. His way of making Bill feel bad for their recent "trouble".

XIII

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Question: What is the title song (the one that comes in and all the friends are dancing etc.) who sings it and what is it called?

Chosen answer: "I'll be there for you" by The Rembrandts.

Pam-I-am

Question: In one scene, the Predator is about to kill Weyland, but it uses its x-ray vision to look inside him and it sees something (bad lungs?) that makes it decide to spare his life. Can anybody tell me why the Predator at first spared Weyland's life and what it had to do with the x-ray?

Chosen answer: The Predators have natural vision in the infrared range (they see body heat) and their helmets allow them different types of vision. The Predator detects something weak about Weyland's movements and decides to examine him more thoroughly with specialized vision. This reveals that he is dying of some lung infection. The Predator honor code deems that diseased individuals are not worth killing, so he pushes Weyland aside and continues forward. When Weyland attacks him, it becomes honorable to retaliate according to the code, so the Predator kills him.

Phoenix

Question: Just curious,does the space jockey have any relation with the Predator and what is their history?

Chosen answer: The space jockey is another alien race entirely. Since the Predator movies didn't even exist when Alien was released and there were no creative links between the two series until Alien Vs. Predator, it is safe to say that the space jockey has absolutely nothing to do with the Predators.

Phoenix

Question: In the trivia section, it is said that the movie editors made a video clip of Elijah Wood and Sean Astin to the song "I Got You". Can anyone please tell me where I could find this?

Emily

Chosen answer: The song on the video montage is "I got you babe." Just as the rest of the main cast received personal gifts, this was a personal meaningful gift to Sean and Elijah, at the wrap of the films and it is not for the general public.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: My friend said that some of the theme in the movie was not featured in the soundtrack especially the one where Harry blows up the bomb.Is this true and if it is ,then why?

Chosen answer: There's only so much room on a CD. The soundtrack features the song tracks from the movie, and that only left room for one instrumental track.

Question: Near the end, when Lex and the Predator are trying to kill the Alien Queen, Lex says "Got it." when she hooks the Queen's chain to the water tower. When she says it, there is a Spanish subtitle on the bottom of the screen for the only time in the movie. Why is this?

Chosen answer: I think there was a malfunction in your theater. I haven't seen any subtitles in the film yet.

Question: When the player is saying "...I'm proud to finally play here in the fine city of Miami", who is the guy who stands up and corrects him? He looks really familiar but it isn't an important enough role to show up anywhere as far as I can tell.

Gary O'Reilly

Chosen answer: He's been a non-essential extra in a lot of films, but in a supporting role he is the the leader of the "3 sisters" group of male rapists in the Shawshank Redemption.

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Question: I was just wondering,how they choose the audience? Do the people just go up and ask if they can be in the audience or id their some special criteria?

Chosen answer: Behind the scenes documentaries show that it's just a case of getting to the studio very early and waiting in line for tickets, however, for the final episode made a specially selected audience made up of the cast's family members were the only ones allowed in, to conceal the surprise.

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Question: Does anyone know if the new episodes of Family Guy will be on Cartoon Network or Fox?

Chosen answer: FOX will air them first, but not until next year at the earliest. After that, I am sure Cartoon Network will reshow them in syndication shortly thereafter.

Question: Do Nightcrawler and Storm have a crush on each other or something? They seem pretty close...

Chosen answer: Not a crush, they just connect. Storm feels for him because of the pain and suffering he has been through, and Nightcrawler feels for her because she is angry at the world and he tries to comfort her. Besides that, he is closer to her because she was the first of the group to try and get to know him.

T Poston

Question: Maybe I am being too analytical, but why do the villagers wear yellow robes? Taking into consideration the colour wheel and the red robes of the "things," wouldn't it make more sense to wear green as the safe color because green is the opposite of red?

Answer: They used the color yellow to represent caution, the red color means danger it does not have to do with the color wheel, but it is more psychological.

Chosen answer: It would probably depend on the colourings available to the villagers. Maybe it was easier to make yellow dye and paint than green. Also, if green was a safe colour, then the 'creatures' wouldn't have been able to walk on any grass and there wouldn't have been as much fear of them entering the Village.

kendra jackson

Question: What is that song that plays whenever Uma Thurman sees someone from her old gang who tried to kill her?

Chosen answer: It is called Ironside and is made by Quincy Jones. On the soundtrack, it is track no. 16.

don_corleone

Question: Does anybody know where I can find a video/audio of just that clip where Cameron is sitting in his car debating whether or not he should go out?

Chosen answer: A simple Google search came up with http://www.idiotsavant.com/bueller/sounds.htm.

Phil Watts

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Question: What exactly are District and Division?

Chosen answer: A division is within a district, much like a city is within a county, or a state is within a nation.

Macalou

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Question: How come Ming-Na Wen is only credited as Ming-Na?

Chosen answer: Ming-Na made the decision to drop her last name, Wen, at the time she married actor/screenwriter Eric Michael Zee in 1995; apparently out of a desire to be like one-named headliners such as Cher and Ann-Margret.

Rooster of Doom

Question: When Van Helsing was on the carriage on the way to Budapest and the horses were about to go over the broken bridge, how did the horses fly over a considerably huge gap like that and land on the other side of the bridge? Why didn't Van Helsing try to stop the horses?

Chosen answer: Because having them jump the gap looked really cool. In reality, horses are not stupid. If they see a huge drop off like that, they will stop by themselves!

Grumpy Scot

Question: Is it ever explained how Ramius' wife died?

Chosen answer: According to the book Natalia Ramius was in hospital for an apparently routine appendix operation. The surgeon was drunk, botched the operation and she died. The surgeon couldn't be prosecuted as he was protected by his father - a Party high-up - which led directly to Ramius' decision to steal the Red October. His reasoning was that, if the doctor could not be made to pay, then the State that protected him would.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Several times throughout the movie, we see Lex refer to a digital compass on her wrist. I know that a normal compass, the kind with a suspended needle, will bottom out that close to the south pole, and even if you get it to work, it's useless because it says every direction is north. How does hers work?

Chosen answer: It's a GPS. It gets its location and direction from an orbiting satellite.

Grumpy Scot

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