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Question: Did Sean Connery wear makeup to make him look older for this movie? Because he made his last James Bond movie only a couple of years before The Last Crusade so it doesn't seem like he should look that old.

Chosen answer: Actually he wore makeup and a wig to make him look younger in the James Bond film, not the other way around.

David Mercier

Question: Why were many of the lifeboats intentionally lowered down to the water without being filled to capacity?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: This is what really happened - it was at first feared that the davits used to lower the boats would buckle under the weight, or that the boats themselves would break in the middle, and so many of the ones lowered first were not filled to capacity - one of them, with space for forty, had just twelve people on board. Later, as it was realised that there was not nearly enough life-boat space for all the passengers and crew, boats were filled to capacity, or even over-filled (one boat carried seventy).

STP Premium member

Question: Evie constantly refers to the 'Bembrige Scholars' - do they actually exist?

Kara

Chosen answer: No, but it sounds a bit like Cambridge or some other old institution. Bembridge actually exists as a village in England, but there is no mention anywhere of any institution or society named "Bembridge Scholars", so it's most likely something that was invented for the sake of the franchise, as they are mentioned in the second movie as well.

David Mercier

Question: In the scene where Edward kills Kim's boyfriend, we see Kim run to the window after him, there is blood on her arm. Where did it come from?

Chosen answer: Probably from her brother's cuts.

Kirill Ostapenko

The Last One (1) - S10-E19

Question: I was watching an old episode of Friends and was wondering, what ever happened to the duck and the chicken that Chandler and Joey own?

Chosen answer: Much like a lot of things in sitcoms there are certain aspects that get fazed out temporarily or completely because they don't fit the story line. However, in 'The Last One', Joey mentions that the chick and the duck went to live in a special farm when they grew old; meaning that they died of old age. In the same episode Rachel confirms this when she asks "Didn't they die?"

Tobin OReilly

Question: In the scene where Mulan is watching her father practicing with the sword, he cries out in pain and drops the sword, I don't get it...What happened?

Chosen answer: He's old, ill, and weakening. He can no longer do the fighting he once could, those moves now cause him more pain.

Jack's Revenge

Question: Does Jamie leave her at the end, after seeing her kissing outside, or will he always be there with her without her knowing it?

Sereenie

Chosen answer: I've always assumed that Jamie does indeed leave, going on to wherever he's going on to. My read of the story is that Jamie has come back to help her move on with her life (whether he knows that himself is unclear). As she has begun to move on, he himself can now go to whatever awaits him.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: You can't have a gun in school, but you can put a guillotine in your locker?

Chosen answer: It was a flare gun. I very much doubt that this is something that the faculty are aware of. Brian was obviously caught with the flare gun because it went off in his locker, whereas Bender has not been caught with the guillotine in his locker.

Scrappy

Question: How exactly did Casper die? I know he said something about it getting too cold out and him getting very sick but they never make it quite clear. Is it hypothermia?

leyesalot82789

Chosen answer: It was most likely Pneumonia, which was very deadly before the discovery of antibiotics.

Donald Jenkins

Question: Does anyone know who does the voice of Korben Dallas' mother?

Chosen answer: Jill Mullan.

Donald Jenkins

Answer: Haviland Morris.

Season 5 generally

Question: I'm sure I've seen the actor who plays Nox before. Is he the same guy who played the Vampire that Buffy encounters in Conversations With Dead People in Season 7 of BtVS?

troy fox

Chosen answer: Yes - Jonathan Woodward (http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0940950/).

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: When the titles are running at the end, just after the headlines have stopped, the screen goes to black and the first title you see is "Taj Mahal". Obviously, I know what the Taj Mahal is, but why is it mentioned in the titles?

Chosen answer: Taj Mahal is also the name of a blues singer who had a cameo role in the film (The Gatekeeper). He may have demanded a higher billing than the regular acting credits.

Moose Premium member

Question: What is parfey, which is supposedly the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet?

Chosen answer: It's parfait. It's a cold dessert made of layers of fruit, ice cream, flavored syrup,sometimes cake and whipped cream. While I wouldn't call it the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet, they are pretty darn good.

Grumpy Scot

Question: If Shinzon is Picard's clone, wouldn't it have been easier to have Patrick Stewart play both parts? Tom Hardy doesn't even look like Stewart.

Chosen answer: Shinzon was always intended to be much younger than Picard - the whole point is that he's a Romulan project that was ultimately abandoned - he hasn't gone through the accelerated aging process. Patrick Stewart could not have convincingly played a version of his character who was that young. And Tom Hardy does bear a distinct resemblance to a young Patrick Stewart if you look properly.

Tailkinker Premium member

Show generally

Question: This may sound like a stupid question but It happens a lot in the Simpson's and Friends shows. What are the purpose of clip shows?

Chosen answer: Clip shows are time savers and budget stretchers. They allow the producers to create a "new" show without having to spend the time and money filming (or animating), editing, and scoring the whole thing from scratch if they feel that their budget is getting spread too thin or their deadlines are getting too tight.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: What exactly does NOC mean? It's never established in the movie.

Chosen answer: "Non-Official Cover". Operative who work for the CIA but are not formally recognized or connected (in case a mission goes bad - he would be on his own). Same thing from The Recruit.

Nick N.

Question: Towards the end of the film, Dr. Evil kills number 2 yet number 2 is alive in the next two films. Why? I've been told there's an alternative ending on the DVD that changes this. Is that true?

Chosen answer: Number 2 doesn't get killed. It is obvious from the attempt to kill Mustapha that the fire/chair thing is faulty, this is demonstrated in the second film by the fact that number 2 has a large burn scar on his face to show that he wasn't killed, just burned.

Kara

Question: What exactly is this "life force" Neo sees after Bane blinds him?

Chosen answer: It is the connection he has to the Source. Like when he sees the Machine City and the Sentinels.

Kirill Ostapenko

Question: Why does Rose say "artists need good light don't they?" when they enter her stateroom, even though she hasn't actually asked Jack to draw her yet?

Chosen answer: She probably had already asked him (he had all of his material with him after all); she just hadn't yet specified *how* she wanted to be drawn.

Sereenie

Question: Why does Rose get Jack to draw her if she is only going to give it to Cal to make him angry?

Chosen answer: You answered your own question. That is her only reason. She is showing Cal all that he will never get and that, obviously, someone else (of a lower class!) will.

Sereenie

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