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Question: Would Emil really be able to walk and talk after taking the bath in the vat of toxic waste?

Chosen answer: Well, considering we don't know the exact composition of the toxins, that's impossible to answer with any certainty. What is certain is that stranger things have happened. One known case had a man, in the presence of police, attempt suicide by cutting his own throat with a knife. He was very effective, nearly severing the spinal cord in one stroke. The surpising bit is that before collapsing, he was able to advance on a heavily-built police officer and force him backwards down a flight of stairs. So virtually anything is possible.

Rooster of Doom

Question: How can Data miss The Phoenix after locking on the Quantum Torpedos just by delaying pressing the button for a second,they were locked on after all.

Chosen answer: Data's quite intelligent enough to have caused the torpedoes to miss - the most likely circumstance is that they were never actually locked onto the Phoenix, but he altered the display to make it appear as if they were. He then deliberately fired them along a trajectory that would look like the correct one until the last minute, giving him time to get into position to break the plasma tanks.

Tailkinker Premium member

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Question: In the earlier episodes of Friends why is Ben Gellar credited as John and Christoper Allen and then when he next appears, he is credited as Jack and Charlie Allen? Was the character of Ben played by quadruplets before the part was recast?

Chosen answer: The twins who played Ben Gellar were named John Christopher and Charles Thomas Allen. John Christopher was the one credited initially, and the "Jack and Charlie Allen" credit was for both twins (Jack is a nickname of John).

LuMaria 1

Question: I've watched this movie several times, and there is no foul language in this film yet the MPAA rated this film PG for language. Why?

Chosen answer: It's rated PG for "parental guidance" suggested due to some themeatic elements.

Toolio

Question: In the meeting scene where Richard tells the Poise team that they have to redesign the magazine, Jenna has a red thing on her finger that she keeps chewing and biting. What is it?

Chosen answer: It's a Fruit Roll-up. She's wrapped it around her finger.

Garlonuss Premium member

11001001 - S1-E15

Question: Is Jonathon Frakes actually playing the trombone in the night club scene?

Chosen answer: Yes - he's played the instrument for many years.

Tailkinker Premium member

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Question: All of the computer monitors on TNG are referred to as "LCARS." What does LCARS mean?

Chosen answer: It is short for "Library Computer Access and Retrieval System", the ship's computer system.

Twotall

The One With Ross's Library Book - S7-E7

Question: Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe is in the background at Central Perk drinking coffee in one episode of Series 7. Can anyone tell me which episode this is?

Chosen answer: He's a coffee shop customer in "The One with Ross's Library Book".

LuMaria 1

Season 1 generally

Question: Why can't they use every last iota of energy they've got and dial earth and ask them to send them any ZPM's that they could find?

Chosen answer: Because even all 4 Naquadah generators (one was destroyed) together is only enough to dial Earth for approximately 1.2 seconds (As seen in the episode "Letter from Pegasus"). Further, if Earth had found a ZPM, they would dial Atlantis and let them know. After all, the SGC has no other use for a ZPM than to dial Atlantis.

Grumpy Scot

Ring a ding ding - S4-E16

Question: The girls talk about something which sounds like 'wee-hawking'. What exactly is that?

Chosen answer: Weehawken is a town in New Jersey that is right on the Hudson River. The Hudson River separates New York and New Jersey. Weehawken provides a gorgeous view of the NYC skyline.

weetie21

Question: How is the shark exactly killed?

Chosen answer: When Bruce IV eats Mario Van Peebles, it also eats a device that they use to give it an electric shock by remote control. This makes it leap out of the water. The last time they do this, the long pole on the boat's bow impales it.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Maybe I missed something, but why has Henry never met Lucy before? She's been coming to the diner everyday for a while when the movie takes place and everyone else seems to know about her, so why is he just noticing her now?

Chosen answer: Henry never went to the diner before his boat broke down. It was his first time in the diner, so that's why he never met Lucy before that day.

moviemogul

Question: In the alternative 1985, there is an alternative Biff, Lorraine etc. Shouldn't there also be an alternative Marty and Doc?

Chosen answer: Yep, and there is, but they're both elsewhere. Doc's been committed to an asylum somewhere. When Marty first meets the alternate Biff, Biff tells him that he's supposed to be in Switzerland at boarding school - that's where the alternate Marty is.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why did John Connor program the Terminator to only obey Catherine's orders? Since he is the boss wouldn't he make it so the Terminator would obey his orders?

Chosen answer: He didn't program the Terminator, she did - remember, John is dead, successfully eliminated by that very Terminator. As to why she didn't program the Terminator to obey both of them, that's an open question - possibly she needed to supply a voiceprint which obviously couldn't be obtained from the deceased John (which would also explain why the Terminator in T2 appeared to only be programmed to obey John, not both John and his mother). Alternatively, it's plausible that the Terminators can only be programmed to obey one individual, in order to prevent problems in the case of conflicting orders.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Who put gasoline all over the massive swan float? Is it ever revealed. Who could it of been! And why did anybody do it (and how would they have the time, IF everyone thought Amber would win etc.!!!) - It annoyed me, this did! Who put gasoline on the float?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: I don't think anyone actually put gasoline over the float - it's suggested in the movie that the float is leaking gasoline because Becky's father imported it cheap from Mexico.

Shay

Question: I don't understand what the Arab woman with the tattoos on her face have to do with anything? Did the attack on the convoy really happen? If so, how were they all captured?

Deezul

Chosen answer: The tattooed woman was something that they all dreamt about. She was significant to the capture and the tattoos stood out among all of the other arabs.

Toolio

Question: Does anybody know what reaction/comments/impressions Anne Rice had about this film?

cyborg

Chosen answer: I'm not sure if she has given any public comments about the movie, but you can go to her official homepage and contact her personally: http://www.annerice.com/ac_LeaveAMessage.htm.

Mortug Premium member

Question: Does anybody know of a website that contains all of Kenny's quotes for this film?

Deidra Goins

Chosen answer: This should be usefull: http://www.samotnik.art.pl/southpark.html.

Mortug Premium member

Question: Who played Michaela Odone's sister in the movie? Was thinking it was Holly Hunter but IMDB has no information.

Mitchel Hall

Chosen answer: It was Kathleen Wilhoite (she also played Dr. Lewis' sister Chloe on ER).

Chanteuse66

Question: Why is Deb calling from a payphone in the middle of nowhere?

Matthew Gem Premium member

Chosen answer: She has no cellphone or home phone.

Toolio

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