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Question: When Palpatine tells Anakin to kill Dooku, why doesn't Dooku just tell Anakin that Palpatine is really a Sith lord? He's just been betrayed by Palpatine, so what does he have to lose?

Andrew Barber

Chosen answer: It was a combination of him being (1) shocked at the betrayal, and (2) trapped. Anakin trusts the man who he believes Palpatine is, and Dooku knows this. After everything that Dooku has done during the Clone Wars, it's highly unlikely that he could suddenly convince Anakin of the truth.

Question: Why is Darth Tyranus still going by the name Count Dooku? Later on, Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine consider Anakin Skywalker to be a dead and completely separate person from Vader.

Chosen answer: Because Dooku's status as a Sith was secret and his Dooku identity was still useful. Same as how Darth Sidious continued to use his Palpatine identity until he was publicly revealed as a Sith Lord.

Phixius

Question: Why does Spock use his left hand for the "live long and prosper" greeting to the older Vulcans?

Docuniversal

Chosen answer: Presumably, it must have been much easier for him to use the left hand to do the Vulcan salute over his right hand. Though most people in Star Trek do the Vulcan salute with their right hand, there is no rule saying which hand someone has to use in order to do the Vulcan salute with.

Casual Person

Question: Why do Lucy's brother and dad have to fix every thing after she goes to sleep, even up to the right amount of soap she used?

Chosen answer: Lucy remembers everything up to the day before she was in the auto accident that caused her brain to have the memory loss. Her brother and dad realised that if everything up to the day of her accident is not perfect (according to her memory), eg. a difference in the amount of soap, then she would begin questioning why things were out of place, and she could possibly become hysterical, causing more mental damage to her. Her brother and dad would then have to futilely explain to her what is going on daily, and they did not want that. They wanted everyone to have as peaceful and tranquil lives as possible.

Scott215

Question: Was it Rowley or really one of the kids who told the story of how the kids fell in the ditch?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: As said in the film, it was one of the kindergartners who explained the whole story to their parents. It would seem that Rowley would indeed be too soft and cowardly to do such an irrational thing.

Question: When they are in the hospital wing why did Madame Pomfrey take off Ron's sock? it was his leg that was broken, not his foot. Besides why did Ron need a cast on his leg if Hermione cleaned up all the blood on Ron's leg?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: It was never stated that Ron's leg was broken. Sirius, in his dog form, grabbed him by the lower part and pulled him into the Shrieking Shack, injuring him. Hermione did only minor treatment on Ron's leg until they could get him to the infirmary. Madam Promfrey would naturally remove a dirty sock to more thoroughly treat and clean his wounds.

raywest

Up the Down Steroid - S8-E2

Question: When Jimmy's father knocks on his bedroom door, why is he so interested in finding out if Jimmy was masturbating?

Chosen answer: Jimmy's father was knocking on the door because his girlfriend had arrived and he was telling him this. He wondered if he was masturbating because he was taking a suspiciously long time to answer his door (when in actuality he was disposing of his steroids).

Casual Person

Question: On Frank's nightstand there is a clock. On this clock, the word "NO" is seen above the seconds. What is the "NO" supposed to mean?

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Casual Person

Chosen answer: The 'No' is supposed to show that there is no alarm set on the clock.

Casual Person

Question: Because of time constraints, the only way that J, K, and Griff could get to Cape Canaveral fast enough was with those clunky jet packs. How did Boris the Animal manage to get to Cape Canaveral as quickly?

Chosen answer: The most likely assumption, they took a bus ride or a plane to get to Cape Canaveral. If there was not enough time to do this, then they probably just used the time travel device to go back a few hours, giving them enough time.

Casual Person

Question: How did Tony know about Spiderman's real identity?

Epigenis

Chosen answer: He's a multimillionaire with unlimited resources. He probably had his AI do some digging - facial recognition on the picture/video he had?

Annabel Keeley

Question: For the original, the sequel and the remake, what materials did the crew use to create the blob and how did they get it to move?

Chosen answer: In both the the 50's original and 70s sequel, the majority of the Blob effects were created using a thick silicone gel colored with red vegetable dye; its movement was essentially controlled by gravity, just letting the goop run downhill and angling the camera to provide the illusion that it was moving horizontally, vertically, or straight at the audience. The original film also employed a large barrage balloon (or weather balloon) covered in the colored silicone goop for shots where people are actually consumed by the Blob. The 1972 sequel additionally used a preposterous rotating spit covered in red plastic, mounted in front of the camera, to provide the Blob's point-of-view as it steamrolled toward its victims. The 1988 remake used much more sophisticated practical effects such as robotics, latex prosthetics, pneumatic tentacles, et cetera, which were directly inspired by John Carpenter's 1982 special-effects-heavy horror flick, "The Thing." For the last couple of decades, there has also been talk of a major CGI reboot of "The Blob," but it has yet to materialize.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: How many letters of marque are there and how exactly they work? The governor said when freeing Elizabeth that there was only one and it was meant for Jack, but Will agreed to the deal with Becket anyway, and he tells Elizabeth that this is going to save them both.

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Chosen answer: In the movie it is explained that when a person receives a letter of marque one become a privateer in employment of country the letter was received from. This person is no longer seen as a pirate, a criminal. Anyone accused of piracy could be cleared of their charges when obtaining a letter of marque so that's why Will said it would save them both, as both were accused of piracy and arranging a letter for both of them would save them from the death penalty. In actuality however, a letter of marque was granted to a ship, not a person.

lionhead

Question: 1955 Doc doesn't believe there is going to be rain and neither does the weatherman as a matter of fact. Why then do we see everything wet long before the big storm?

Chosen answer: One of the running gags in the BTTF movies is the dependability of weather forecasts. Obviously, in the first movie, the 1955 weather predictions were completely wrong, and it had already showered even before the big storm. In the second movie, weather forecasts of the future had advanced so much that storms were accurately predicted down to the second.

Charles Austin Miller

Episode #1.1 - S1-E1

Question: Lady Grantham did not want electricity in the bedrooms, but near the end of the episode doesn't she turn out a light at her bedside while Lord Grantham blows out a candle?

Chosen answer: It's possible it's a paraffin lamp. My grandparents have these for power cuts - There is a thick wick which can be raised or lowered by turning a little knob. This can make a brighter flame or cut it out entirely. The flame is covered with a glass tube and, for fancy versions, a lampshade fits over the top.

Question: Why did Suge Knight hate Jerry so much? They didn't even talk to each other at all in the movie.

Chosen answer: Suge Knight saw Jerry as a threat, and rightfully so. He had control over E and the others, and knew far more about the business than he did. Which meant he had power, something Suge wants complete control of.

MasterOfAll

Question: What did Jameson mean when he said to Hoffman "I'll give you ten percent off. Ah, make it five percent?" What's Hoffman getting a percentage off of?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Jameson is referring to giving Conway's department store a discount for moving their advertising in the "Daily Bugle" from page 6 to page 7...then page 8, in order to accommodate a story about Spiderman on the front page ("with a decent picture this time!"). He's telling Hoffman to give them a discount to appease the major client. But, in a moment of poking fun at Jameson's cheapskate tendencies, he immediately changes the offer from a discount of 10% to 5%.

Michael Albert

Question: Why did Creasy surrender himself in the end?

Chosen answer: Because he knew he was dying, his job was done, and he could do no more.

Answer: His life for her life is why he surrendered - he knew he was dying and that was the only way to make the child safe again and reunite her with her mum.

New this month Answer: Some would say he gave his life for a life. To be redeemed in the afterlife for killing so many people in the CIA.

Question: What is the make and model of the motorcycle that Johnny Blaze rides?

Chosen answer: If you're talking about during his performances, it's a 2000 Buell X1 Lightning. He's also seen on a Harley-Davidson Sportster, I believe, when jumping through the ring of fire. If you're talking about his other bike, it's a Harley-Davidson Panhead.

Bishop73

Question: When freeing Sirius Black, then flying around the School, why did they whoop and holler and make so much noise if they were trying to be secretive?

Beau Peterson

Chosen answer: They were still high enough in the air where there was little chance of being heard or if they were, it would be muffled. Also, they're kids. They are not always capable of restraining their emotions or enthusiasm when they should. It is also a means to heighten the scene's mood (enthusiasm and success) and show the audience what emotions the characters are feeling at the time.

raywest

Question: Where was David Mann actually going? And where from? As in, which states? He seemed to be travelling for hours even before he met the truck and seemed to have a long way to go yet.

The_Iceman

Chosen answer: The movie opens with him in downtown Los Angeles, California, so he's probably from there or somewhere in Southern California. He's heading to Bakersfield, California, which is north, about 2 hours away. In the short story, he's heading to a client in San Francisco. However, in the film he gets off the main freeway running from LA to Bakersfield (IH-5) and takes Highway 14 towards Canyon Country.

Bishop73

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