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Kryten - S2-E1

Question: When Holly is saying about how he has changed music he says that because of the 2 new notes he's made instruments would be bigger. "Triangles will have four sides. Piano keyboards the length of zebra crossings. Course, women will have to be banned from playing the cello." I don't understand the joke about the cello part. Could someone please tell me what he means?

Answer: The cello is a large four-stringed instrument, which, when it is played, stands vertically on the floor between the player's legs (assuming they are seated). If it is to grow as large as the other instuments mentioned will, it would require a rather unseemly lack of femininity to be able to encompass it with the legs.

Rooster of Doom

Question: Why is it that they aren't allowed to bring any modern weapons into the past? The grenade didn't seem to be affected. A simple air gun with tranquilizer darts would be enough just for protection.

Answer: Because you can never know what kind of influence the discovery of such a thing by the local people would have on any of those involved. The grenade was not supposed to get sent back, but since it exploded, not enough pieces are left for local people to wonder about them if ever they find some. That would not be the case for a full weapon.

Sereenie

Question: Does anyone know what Evita actually means?

Kara

Chosen answer: Her real name is Eva, but in Spanish putting "ito" or "ita" on the end of a name makes it sort of a term of endearment. "Evita" literally means "little Eva."

Krista

Question: What make of car does Bruce drive after he becomes god?

Answer: The car is a Saleen S7.

Josh Appelbaum

Show generally

Question: where did Kim get all of these gadgets?

Answer: From technogenius Wade. There's at least one scene in the show where she gets some new gadgets from him.

Kathy Tjarks

Question: Why exactly did Carrie's house collapse at the end? I thought it could be old age, Carrie's powers or the fire, does anyone know?

Answer: The whole idea of the movie and the book is that Carrie is an innocent, harmless young girl with unusual powers, driven over the edge by the cruelties she endures on a daily basis, while her mother is completely insane and uses a warped form of Christianity as an outlet for her madness. In fact, most of Margaret White's supposed "quotes" from the Bible are made up by her. The original answer is correct: Carrie's powers cause the house to collapse.

Jukka Nurmi

Answer: We actually just talked about this in my film class, and the consensus was that her surging powers began the house's collapse, and she felt so guilty about killing her mother that she brought the house down so that they would both be dead in it together.

Nick N.

Answer: I perceive it as Carrie's mother was truly the foundation of good and Carrie was possessed by evil. Once her mother was dead the foundation of good was gone and evil was able to take over completely. This explains Carrie's fear as she no longer had any good.

Question: Does anyone know if there is a deleted scene (to be included on the Ext. DVD) involving the Mouth Of The Sauron fight at the Black Gate, which is featured in the book and video game.

Answer: Yes, there will be the Mouth of Sauron scene, (played by Bruce Spence, I believe), in the Extended DVD. They will be greeted by the Mouth of Sauron, and he will show the heroes Frodo's mithril shirt that was taken off by the Orcs at Cirith Ungol. He will tell them that Frodo is dead and the Ring is on its way to Sauron. Aragorn and the rest believe him, and the heroes thus have no hope and believe they will surely die in this last stand against Mordor's army. Aragorn says, "For Frodo" because of his sacrifice, not for 'buying time'.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: It was mentioned that Austin's chest hair resembled a shape. Can anyone tell me what the shape is? I don't have the movie.

leyesalot82789

Chosen answer: It's supposed to resemble an upside-down version of, ahem, wedding tackle.

JustJudy

Question: Where can I see some good trailers?

sdgirl98

Chosen answer: Try http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/harry_potter-azkaban/

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: I am confused as to what happens to Sati. Is she the new One, succeeding Neo? Or did the Merovingian simply ensure that she could survive the Smith infection? In either case, where does the Merovingian, one program with power over only other programs, get the ability to guarantee either of these results?

Phoenix

Chosen answer: When Neo destroys Smith, all effects of Smith were undone, or something like that. There are those who say that everyone in the Matrix had become a Smith which is why the machines needed Neo's help because the situation was out of control.

Sol Parker

Question: Does anyone know where I can find a copy of the script for this movie online?

Answer: I found what appears to be a full transcript at http://www.tvdance.com/movie-scripts/roadtrip/ although it annoyingly lacks labels on who is speaking each line.

DavidK93

White Hole - S4-E4

Question: In this episode, Rimmer says how the Eskimos had the right idea by taking the sick and old out into the snow, and then leaving them to it. Then he says 'that's why there is no Eskimo word for Eastbourne'. I don't get the joke. What does he mean?

Answer: Eastborne is a coastal resort town in Sussex in southern England. A lot of people go to live there after they retire, hence the joke.

J I Cohen

Question: What's the other car Will Smith drives? You see it in the scene after the morgue.

Answer: I am pretty sure it is a Buick Blackhawk. Check out www.buickclub.org/blackhawk/ to see pics.

T Poston

Question: In the "Ricky Bus" deleted scene on the DVD, can anyone work out what the guys on the bus are saying?

Answer: They say, in turn: "Hello, Ladies!" "We saw you runnin' on the highway" "Without a chaperone" "Somebody has some s'plainin' to do".

ChiChi

Five By Five - S1-E18

Question: Faith uses the term Five by Five when someone asks her how things are. What does this mean?

angelus tumultuor

Chosen answer: "Five by five" is a term originally used in radio communication to indicate that the signal is good, and is now occasionally used to indicate that things in general are okay.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: On the American DVD where are the deleted scenes on the second disc?

Answer: 1. On the Opening screen on Disc two, select Diagon Alley (Hedwig). 2. Put the selector thingy on Gringotts, then press down selecting the key, click to get to the gringotts area then select the Galleon, Sickle, and Knut and click. 3. Now you should be back at the main page for diagon alley, go to ollivander's and have fun selecting your wand (not sure if its the same for every DVD). 4. Go back to the main screen and select the wand and click, getting to the classrooms. 5. Select Transfiguration (the cat), then hit down to select the owls on the torch, then hit up to select the H on a Shield. Click. 6. At Fluffy, select the Flute and click. 7. At the Keys, select the Silver one in the middle with a bent wing (its the only one that is completely over the door in the background). 8. At the Bottles (which was not in the Movie) select the round one with the yellow liquid. 9. Select the Red stone in the mirror to get to the cut scenes (only seven, but I bet there's more).

Grumpy Scot

Question: Does Rogue have a crush on Logan because Bobby seems awfully jealous at times?

Answer: She certainly feels close to him, because he looked after her during the events of the first film. It never really comes across as a full-blown crush - Rogue's old enough to know better - but it's enough to worry Bobby. Given that there's only supposed to be about a month between the two films, Bobby and Rogue's relationship is in the very early stages, so it's quite normal to worry about such things.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: So how exactly did Neo defeat Smith? The only possibility I can think of is that since Neo is connected to the Deus Ex Machina, he gets infected with Smith and then the Machine God can destroy the program in Neo thus causing a chain reaction. So am I right?

Answer: You are right. In "Reloaded" the Oracle tells Neo that when programs face deletion they either go to the source to be recycled back into the matrix code, or go into exile. Smith went into exile but effectively "returned to the source" when he infected Neo, who was connected directly to the source.

Nick N.

Question: When Norrington and his crew successfully win back their ship from the pirates when the curse is lifted, the soldiers begin to chant something. What are they chanting and what does it mean?

Answer: They're shouting "huzzah", which was a traditional sailor's cheer. The modern-day cheers "hurrah" and "hooray" derived from this word.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why does Rogue get that blonde-white streak in her hair at the end? I've never read the comic books, so if the answer's there, I wouldn't know.

Answer: It's from the stress of powering Magneto's device.

J I Cohen

Answer: In the comics the explanation is different. In the movie it's because Magneto channeled his powers through her, since they held on very long she didn't only take over his powers but eventually his physical appearance as well, his silver hair.

lionhead

Answer: In the comic books, Rogue could fly and was impervious to bullets. She got those abilities from another mutant, but she accidentally drained too much and received a permanent fix. That is what gave her the grey streak in her hair and put the other mutant in a coma.

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