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Question: Benedict goes down to the security center after receiving the call from Rusty that it's being robbed. Benedict tells Mr. Walsh to "make the call" and the "SWAT" team comes in. They tell Benedict to cut the power, then an explosion is set off, and so on. But what Benedict and everyone in the security center are actually seeing is a staged event, though it's all happening at the same time. Even if the "eleven" had timed it down to the last second of how things were going to happen, it would have been lapsed due to the few seconds wasted when Danny and Linus had to change the batteries in the trigger for the vault. So, I guess my question is, what are the chances that the tape and actual events would run in time together?

Chosen answer: The battery-related delay doesn't matter - Rusty doesn't call Benedict until after the vault has been successfully breached. Up to that point, Livingston is simply running a looped image of the undisturbed vault. Only once Benedict has reached the control room does the tape of the fake vault start running. This just shows the preparation of the bags and the robbers generally wandering around the vault. Danny and co, down in the vault, would know how roughly long to leave it from the start of the tape to sending the bags up, and they know that the tape will start within a few minutes of them breaching the vault, so that's no real problem, timing-wise. The fake SWAT team show up and head down the liftshaft to the vault area. They then tell Benedict to cut all power to the vault, which he does, and all his screens showing what's going on go blank. During that time, they throw an explosive into the vault and it detonates. When Benedict brings the power back up, he's not looking at the tape any more - he's now seeing real images from the vault cameras. At no point is split-second timing required, nor do they have to worry about the tape being out of time with real events.

Tailkinker Premium member

Restless - S4-E22

Question: Does anyone know what Anya and Giles are saying in French when they are talking to Xander in his dream?

troy fox

Chosen answer: From the Watcher's Guide Vol. 2. GILES: "-the house where we're all sleeping. All your friends are there having a wonderful time and getting on with their lives. The creature can't hurt you there." XANDER: "What? Go where? I don't understand." GILES: "Oh, for God's sake, this is no time for your idiotic games." ANYA: "Xander! You have to come with us now! Everybody's waiting for you!" XANDER: "Honey, I don't - I can't hear you..." ANYA: "It's not important. I'll take you there."


Restless - S4-E22

Question: What exactly was the point of the guy with the cheese slices?

troy fox

Chosen answer: Joss Whedon wanted something in there that was totally inexplicable. The Cheese Guy fit the bill rather nicely.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: This is going to sound really stupid but, from reading the Trivia section have found that there is a book of A Walk To Remember. Is the book called A Walk To Remember, and who is it by?

Chosen answer: Yes, and it's by Nicholas Sparks.

J I Cohen

Question: What are Jane and Christina talking about when they are waiting for Courtney to get off the trolley before they eat at the Chinese restaurant? Can anyone read their lips?

Chosen answer: She is talking about her dream that she had. When her hands are at her mouth she is referring to the ice cream that she was eating while he was performing "sexual acts" on her.

Meredith Muckler

The One With The Halloween Party - S8-E6

Question: When Chandler tells Ross to relax because he's looking a little flushed, what's the joke here? I miss some details


Chosen answer: Ross claims he came to the party as 'Spud-nik (the satellite)' but admits he's really 'doodie'. The flushed (as in toilet) remark is another 'Poo' joke.


Day 2: 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M. - S2-E24

Question: In the last episode of season two, in the final minutes, what exactly happens to Palmer? What did that woman have on her hand that made him ill?

Chosen answer: 1) The woman had a plastic sheet on her hand (which she later removes with tweezers so she would not have to touch it and be infected). When the poisonous side came into contact with skin, it burnt through it and entered the bloodstream, thus poisoning the recipient. 2) We are not told which virus it is but my best guess is that it is the same virus that they are trying to contain in Series 3.

Question: Near the end, when Erin saves that nerdy guy (forgot his name) after they are chased into that little cottage and they are hiding, Erin gets attacked and the nerdy guy runs into Leatherface which causes him to drop his Chainsaw. Erin who was previously pinned-down by him gets up and starts trying to punch him. Did she never think to use the Chainsaw which was on the ground?


Chosen answer: Seeing that they were fighting a psycho mass murderer, if she had had a clearer head her first inclination probably would be to pick up the chainsaw and kill Leatherface. As it was she was most likely trying to get him off their backs and do their best to get away alive.

Tobin OReilly

Question: Is the guy that plays the Sheriff the same guy that hosts the TV show "Mail Call"?


Chosen answer: Yes. The man's name is R. Lee Ermey and you may have also seen him in the movie Full Metal Jacket.

Tobin OReilly

Question: Every time I see Dex's Diner, I'm reminded of "Mickey's Dining Car" in downtown Minneapolis (there's a brief shot of it in The Mighty Ducks). Is it just a coincidence that they look so similar, or is there more to it?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: Dex's Diner was largely based on the diner seen in Lucas' 1973 film, American Graffiti. As that was a fairly typical diner, it's not surprising that other diners around the US bear a considerable resemblance to it as well.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: During the beginning of the film, why does Jim fake his death? Was it to frame Ethan?

Chosen answer: Jim fakes his death so that the IMF won't come after him. Jim's aim is to give the impression of a blown mission, but to ultimately end up with the NOC list himself - something that he succeeds in doing. He's selling this to Max for a LOT of money, enough to set himself up for life, but he needs the IMF to think that he died in the blown mission. He leaves Ethan alive so that Ethan can tell the IMF that he 'saw' Jim die, so that they won't come looking for him. He frames Ethan so that Ethan won't come looking for answers.

Tailkinker Premium member

Show generally

Question: I've noticed in some episodes the person playing Dr. Bashir is credited as Siddig El Fadil and in others he's Alexander Siddig. At what point in the series did he have the name change?

Chosen answer: He changed his name after the third season because people were having difficulty pronouncing his last name."Alexander Siddig" is the name he typically goes by as his full birth name, "Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi", is far too verbose and complex for screen credits.

MoonFaery Premium member

Question: Does anyone know where I can find a script or transcript for this movie?

Chosen answer: Try this.,_The/Script/

Question: How did the alien egg get on board the Sulaco? I thought it was by the Queen but she did not have that organ that she was connected to when we first see her and so she couldn't reproduce eggs.

Chosen answer: As we don't know the precise details of the Alien reproductive cycle, we don't know for a fact that the Queen would be unable to produce eggs without the sac seen in the film. The only other possibility is that somebody got the egg up there somehow. The only possible candidate would seem to be Bishop, who would have had to somehow have got the egg from somewhere, and flown it up to the Sulaco while Ripley was off rescuing Newt. There doesn't seem to have been time for this, so the only remaining option seems to be that they did indeed arrive with the Queen in some fashion, either laid while up there or, possibly more plausibly, rescued intact from the destruction caused by Ripley and carried somewhere on the Queen's body.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why do Anakin and Qui-gon have to cover up the fact that it's Anakin's pod they want him to race? Anakin says, "You could make them think it's yours" (or something like that), and Qui-gon later says that he acquired the pod in a game of chance. Why the deception? What does Watto care, who built the pod?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: As a slave, Anakin is not allowed any possessions of his own. Anything the Skywalkers have, ultimately belongs to Watto, so if Watto discovered Anakin had a pod, he would claim it for himself and maybe have someone else race it. The Jedi, of course, needed Anakin to race, since he was the best pod pilot around (and to test his Jedi capablities).


Question: I read an interview with Peter Jackson that basically showed him this site and he commented on it. One of the mistakes was the notorious car question and Jackson said "We saw it but we didn't think anyone else could, so we left it in". However, a trivia just posted has stated that in the commentary, he denies knowledge. Did anyone else see that article and/or hear any other reports. I'd hate to think I was losing my mind....


Chosen answer: The article is at You're not losing your mind.

Question: Please explain this line to me: in the hospital talking to the camera, she says, 'Mom still cries when she sees a tilt-o-whirl and a fat lady in a tube top.'

Chosen answer: The girl's father was a carnie (carnival worker), and he left her mother to continue being one. Apparently tilt-o-whirls and fat ladies in tube tops bring back memories.

MoonFaery Premium member

Question: Does anyone know why the runes at the hidden door of Moria were written in Elvish and not Dwarvish?

Chosen answer: It's because that door was the principal route between the Dwarven realm and the Elven land of Eregion, who were on very friendly terms. Most of the visitors using that door would most likely be elven, so using elven runes could be considered a courtesy.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What happened between Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman after she asked him about the necklace? I was a bit confused as to what happened to their relationship, for example, did they spilt-up or did they just try to work through it?

Chosen answer: I think it's left up to the viewer to decide. From what we are shown (the final scene at Heathrow) they could have been working through it or they could have broken up, so the viewer must decide what outcome they believe more plausible or pleasing.

Question: I'm not really sure about it, because I realized it only after I went out of the movie theater but I think that when the Bride removed Elle's eye, it's the wrong eye - left eye instead of right eye. am I right?

Chosen answer: Elle's eye patch is always on HER right eye, so Beatrix removed Elle's left eye.


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