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Blind Date - S1-E21

Question: In this episode they're trying to decrypt some files, and Cordelia phones Willow. She hears that they've been trying to decrypt computer files all day too - does this correspond to a specific episode of Buffy?

Jon Sandys Premium member

Chosen answer: It corresponds to 'The Yoko Factor' (4-20), though Willow never mentions that Cordelia calls.

MoonFaery Premium member

Question: There is a trailer out that ends with a girl knocking on a door and saying "housekeeping," and the door flies open and there is a big shrieking noise. Then as the door slams shut the girl says, "I'll come back later." Has anyone any idea of what part in the books this is?

Answer: That scene is not in the book.

cullothiel

Question: I read somewhere that there is a reference to fight club in this film. I just wondered if anyone had spotted it and if they have can they point it out please?

Answer: This reference is pretty hard to spot. You need to be very familiar with Fight Club and David Fincher. The reference occurs in the scene when Gill is describing the plan to escape from the fish tank. The camera work and linear flow through a sequence of events closely remembles the early scene in Fight Club where the Narrator describes what is about to occur in Operation Mayhem.

hannisen

Question: Is a third X-men already being/been made? When will it be released?

Amie

Chosen answer: It's in the pipeline. The script is being worked on, Bryan Singer is expected to direct again, and a number of the cast have the third film included in their contracts. Expect it in 2006.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: At the very end B-rabbit's friend asks him to join him and help host the Battles. B-Rabbit responds by saying "No thanks, I'm gonna do my own thing" and goes back to work. What did B-rabbit mean by that?

iceverything776

Chosen answer: What he meant was that he was going to go off and try to be a success as a rapper on his own without anybody helping him achieve his goal.

Tobin OReilly

Show generally

Question: When Krusty runs for Senator there is a news program on with the news scrolling on the bottom of the TV. It says "Rupert Murdoch terrific dancer". Who is he?

Answer: His company News Corporation owns Fox and its subsidaries, which is the network that runs The Simpsons in the states, and was once the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.

Jane Doe

Question: This goes for X-men 1 and 2, why are some of the characters, i.e Beast, Gambit, Spike not in the films?

Answer: The characters were chosen for popularity, practicality of costuming (Mystique is enough without doing Beast's blue fur as well), and contribution to the storyline, since there were simply too many X-Men to include them all. Also, it leaves characters for sequels (like Nightcrawler).

Xofer

Show generally

Question: Is Pidge a boy or a girl?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: I don't think it's ever said. I always assumed Pidge was a boy, and I'm not sure why. I think because it was a man who did the voice.

Kaite13

Question: What is the meaning behind the password at the end of the credits?

Answer: The password is what was used to access the movie's website when it came out.

T Poston

Question: In one movie trailer way back when the movie first came out there was a cut scene in which Eddie turns into cartoon pig. Is there any DVD that includes this scene?

iceverything776

Chosen answer: Yes, on the most recent DVD, it shows a sequence when Eddie is in Toontown and he begins turning into a pig. It also shows how the sequence was made. I think it shows it on Disc 2.

T Poston

Question: I just loved the music. Can anyone tell me whether there's a soundtrack or anything, or who are the main performing artists?

Answer: There is a soundtrack to the movie which has two oscar nominations for best original song and a nomination for original score - go to amazon.com to find out the artist info.

Jane Doe

Question: Does anyone know who decided on the musical scores for the movies? I know that Enya and Howard Shore contributed most of the music, but were there any other choices that were considered? Mostly I'm wondering if The Lord of the Rings Symphony (by Johan DeMeij) was ever considered, or if there was some kind of copyright issue surrounding the usage of the symphony.

Answer: An original score was the only thing ever considered.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why is the movie called "10 Things I Hate About You"? I thought it was in reference to Kat's poem, but she lists at least twelve things.

Answer: She only says "I Hate" 10 times. Some of those she says more than one thing that bugs her, but written in list form it appears as 10 things.

Shay

Answer: 10 Things I Hate About You is a play on the title of the Shakespeare play Taming of the Shrew. This movie is a modern re-telling of that play. Unlike DiCaprio's version of Romeo + Juliet, this movie doesn't use the original dialogue from Shakespeare. The premises are the same.

Question: What would happen if the people who watched the tape didn't answer the phone call and did not have an answering machine? Or if someone were to watch the video in a room or house with no phones. Would you still be killed in 7 days?

Josh Appelbaum

Chosen answer: Probably. The phone calls just make those last days more terrifying, and Samara can come out from any reflective surface. I don't think it would be possible to eliminate ALL reflective surfaces, just think about it: utensils, waxed floors, eyeglasses, anything metallic, even buttons.

Sereenie

Answer: Noah never answered the call, it went to voicemail and was deleted, so you don't need to answer the call to be affected.

Question: Why didn't Elizabeth turn into a skeleton when exposed to moonlight? She had Will's medallion for more than half a decade after all.

Answer: The Aztec coin must be removed directly from the Aztec chest in order for the curse to take effect. Hence, Jack getting cursed deliberately when he palms one of the coins while Will witnesses Jack's actions. That is also why both Will and Elizabeth do not have the curse upon them, they never removed the coin from the chest.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Towards the end of the scene where Alex and Clear are talking to Tony Todd about death, right before they leave Tony Todd says to Alex "I'll see you soon." What does he mean by that?

Answer: He knows Alex is going to die, so he is referring to how he will be seeing Alex's body in the morgue soon.

T Poston

Question: Right at the end of the movie just before the credits come up there is a song playing (when Anakin and Padme kiss), then the credits come up and as this happens, the theme song for Star Wars plays. Would someone please be able to tell me the name of the song before the credits come up?

Answer: It's called "Across the Stars" and is featured on the soundtrack of the film, by John Williams.

David Mercier

Question: In the beginning of the movie when Elizabeth falls in the water with the medallion, it radiates some sort of enery...hence, this is how the pirates know the medallion is there. Right before the pirates Pintel and Ragetti find Elizabeth in the closet they say that "the gold calls to them". So my question is, how come they didn't find it 8 years ago when Will had it on his neck on the boat in the beginning of the movie...if the gold "calls" them? Wouldn't they know that the gold was now on the other boat? And why did the energy come out only when it hit the water?

Answer: They probably weren't looking for it until after it was safely locked in a secret drawer and inactive. Once in the water, the power of the gold was reactivated. It was about 10 years between the time Elizabeth found Will and the pirates refer to being cursed for 10 years and it taking them a while to figure out that being cursed wasn't all that great.

Nikki

Question: In one of the deleted scenes on the DVD, Elizabeth asks Jack if any of his stories are true. In answer he lifts his sleeve and shirt to show her lots of scars. Does anyone know how he might have got those scars or what stories Elizabeth is referring to?

Answer: No - it's not revealed. The references to stories and his scars are merely there to show that Jack has had an eventful career and gained a considerable amount of notoriety. The closest we get is the story about escaping from the island, which turns out to be untrue anyway, and the interestingly varied list of charges being read out at his execution - "impersonating a cleric of the Church of England" sounds like a particularly bizarre tale.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: I don't understand the term "Davey Jones' Locker", who exactly was Davey Jones?

Answer: The phrase "Davy Jones' Locker" refers to the bottom of the sea, the resting place of drowned seamen. Origins of the phrase are deeply buried and there are many possible sources, ranging from "Jones" being a corruption of the Biblical name Jonah, who was swallowed by a whale, to a reference to a 16th-century pub owner named David Jones who had an unsavory practice of drugging unwary sailors and storing them in a locker till they could be pressganged aboard a ship. Still another reference suggests that David Jones was a fearsome pirate who frequently forced his enemies to walk the plank, thus having them end up at the bottom of the sea. The first clear usage of the phrase comes from Tobias Smollett, who wrote in "The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle" in 1751 that "...this same Davy Jones, according to the mythology of sailors, is the fiend that presides over all the evil spirits of the deep...". In any case, the real Davy Jones (if there was one) is unknown. Most of these tales are believed to be folklore but the phrase has still passed into the pirate lexicon.

Phil C.

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