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Question: The last shot in "Batman v Superman" showed the soil on top of Superman's casket beginning to levitate, inferring that Superman was still alive and on the verge of bursting out of his grave. Why then, in this movie, do the other heroes have to exhume his body and use the Motherbox to bring him back to life if the former movie made it clear he wasn't actually dead?

Phaneron Premium member

Chosen answer: It's sort-of a crappy answer, but the truth is... like many sequels, this movie simply ret-cons and "forgets" the last few seconds of the previous film. This happens more often than you'd think. The filmmakers decided that rather than go with the notion that Superman might still be alive as implied by the ending of BvS, they'd instead add in a sequence where he's brought back to life in this one. I'm sure if you really stretched, you could also say that the dirt rising was a hint that he might be able to be brought back or wasn't beyond being saved, and that some of his power still existed somewhere.

Season 2 generally

Question: Why does the layout of the house look different from season 2 onwards than it did in season one?

Dan23

Answer: The Banks' decided to remodel their house.

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Question: Why does Cleveland Jr look different to how he did in Family Guy?

Dan23

Answer: In the episode "A Rodent Like This" Rallo discovers that Cleveland Jr. is actually a secret agent who is tracking down Tim, who is actually criminal. Jr. reveals that in order to get close he had to eliminate the real Cleveland Jr. luckily Cleveland doesn't pay attention so it was easy. Whether or not this is canon or not depends on the writers.

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Question: How did Herman lose his arm?

Dan23

Answer: He stuck it out of a school bus window, and an oncoming truck subsequently ripped it off.

I've heard about that but in one episode there was a flashback and it got knocked off by a car so which is correct?

Dan23

He told Bart that he lost the arm by sticking it out of a school bus window. But in another episode in a story told by Grampa Simpson he loses the arm trying to get a ride. We do not know if ether one is correct.

Season 6 generally

Question: Leo became a Elder in season 6, but didn't use the lightning power until the end of the season - why?

Dan23

Answer: I think because he never tried to kill anyone as an elder before Gideon.

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Question: On Netflix why is the Charmed intro done with different music and not the original theme?

Dan23

Answer: I think it is because they don't have the rights to it. A lot of the songs in episodes on Netflix are different than the originals. For instance, the song playing at the end of Give Me A Sign (Season 2) is different on Netflix than it is on the original episode that airs on TV.

Question: What was so obvious about the story about Hermione was making up to Borgin?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Aside from the fact that Hermione is obviously a terrible liar and her dialogue is suspiciously inquisitive for someone who often buys and sells dark artifacts, wizards can use Legilimency to determine if someone is lying.

Greg Dwyer

Legilimency is a rare talent among wizards- only Snape and Voldemort are known to have practiced it openly in the books. It is more likely that Hermoine has no idea how to act like a bad person, let alone a Death Eater.

Thirty Days - S5-E9

Question: Tom refers to a organisation that explores oceans and seas on other planets. What was the name of it?

Dan23

Answer: Tom mentions wanting to join the Federation Naval Patrol. It was a military organization that patrolled the oceans of member planets to provide security as well as explore the oceans.

Bishop73

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Question: Does Seinfeld connect with Mad About You, and / or have a crossover?

Dan23

Answer: In s01e08 of "Mad About You", Jamie finds out Paul still has an apartment in his name that he's subletting. Jamie wants Paul to get his name off the lease and when he goes there, we find out the person subletting the apartment is Kramer. Paul even asks Kramer if his neighbor, Jerry, is still doing comedy. It even seems to be the apartment hallway from the Seinfeld set. However, in s07e01 of "Seinfeld" George Costanza says he hates the show "Mad About You" as he and Susan are watching it, which many consider means a Seinfeld/Mad About You crossover never actually happened (since it would have to mean a show called "Mad About You" exists in the "Mad About You" universe). But there wasn't a Seinfeld episode where a "Mad About You" character appears as a crossover. Later, in s07e01 of "Mad About You", Jerry Seinfeld has a cameo where he bumps into Paul and a Paul tells him his wife is a huge fan and wants an autograph, and he's referenced as a celebrity. This episode aired about 4 months after the "Seinfeld" finale, where Jerry and friends get sentenced to a year in prison, so it's unlikely it's another crossover episode and Jerry is just playing himself.

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Question: What is star station India? is it a space station or a base on a planet?

Dan23

Answer: Star Station India was a Federation facility located in a sector adjacent to Gamma 7 sector.

raywest Premium member

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Question: Why did Captain Kirk have different uniforms?

Dan23

Answer: There's no explanation. It could be that there are a variety of uniforms that personnel can wear, or regulations have changed. Most likely, it was a production choice to make subtle changes to the costumes.

raywest Premium member

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Question: Was there a Superman reference in every episode?

Dan23

Answer: It was sort of an urban legend that started when people noticed Jerry has a Superman figurine on his bookshelf. Barry Freiman, a writer who has written about Superman and pop culture, says he watched every Seinfeld episode looking for a reference in each one and said even though there's a lot, it not in every episode. When Jerry Seinfeld was asked about it, he said you can't count seeing the Superman model as a reference to Superman and there's maybe 10 episodes that actually reference Superman.

Bishop73

Question: When Connors says "I won't" to Ratha, what would he not do?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Ratha tells Dr. Conners he has to skip primate testing and go directly to human trials with his cross species DNA genetics research. Dr. Conners says no, he doesn't have to and no he won't do that. In the scientific community, most research, especially the kind Dr. Conners is working on, involves testing on primates before humans for the safety of the human subjects.

Bishop73

The One With Phoebe's Wedding - S10-E12

Question: Why was none of Phoebe's family at her wedding?

Dan23

Answer: For one thing, it was a very quickly-executed affair, on the street outside the coffee shop with Joey officiating. Second, Phoebe doesn't have much in the way of family, and of those we saw over the course of the series: she and her sister hate each other; her grandmother passed away years before; she hadn't been in contact with her birth mother, nor her biological father, in some time; and her brother, the only one she'd likely invite, is busy trying to raise triplets.

Answer: Also, there was a pretty bad snow storm in NYC. This is why the wedding is outside in the street with no one around. Likely her family was unable to travel.

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Question: The episode where Brian dies. Who was driving the car that ran over Brian and killed him?

Dan23

Answer: At this point within the series, it remains a mystery. It may, however, be revealed in a future episode.

zendaddy621

Question: In Mustafar, when Anakin shouts "Liar", who is he shouting at, Padme or Obi-Wan?

DFirst1

Answer: Padme.

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Question: Why did Voyager seem to have more photon torpedoes than the number of photon torpedoes they said they had?

Dan23

Answer: For the first 4 seasons they kept to the number originally stated and often referred to the number remaining, however by season 5 it was too much of a writing constraint. It is just assumed that they had found somewhere to replenish their supply.

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Question: Why did the Borg look different to how they appeared in TNG?

Dan23

Answer: In universe, the Borg are constantly adapting new technology and upgrading themselves. In reality, they look different because the costumes were redesigned for the higher budget in Star Trek: First Contact.

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Question: If the elders could heal, why didn't they ever come and heal the witches or Leo (and Paige) when they were shot by dark lighters?

Answer: The elders had limited powers. The first time a dark-lighters shown in season one "Love Hurts." It's says that the arrows are tipped with poison meant to kill white-lighters. If the elders could just heal the white-lighters there would be no real point to the dark-lighters.

But when Leo was an elder he healed everyone and white lighters could heal other white lights who were shot by dark lighters. In season 4 Paige healed Leo (with his help). In season 5 Leo healed Sam and then Sam healed Paige and Leo. In season 6 Gideon (who was an elder) healed Leo.

The Battle - S1-E9

Question: Why didn't Captain Picard activate the Stargazer's auto destruct sequence when he gave the order to abandon ship?

Darth Crucible

Answer: Probably because he held out hope of one day reclaiming the ship.

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