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Court Martial - S1-E20

Question: In this episode, the computer says that Spock's rank is Lieutenant Commander. If he is First Officer of the ship, wouldn't he be a full Commander?

Movie Nut

Chosen answer: Rank and position aren't directly correlated. An officer may be promoted to a higher rank, but maintain his/her current position. And an officer may be assigned new duties without a promotion. Spock is eventually promoted to full commander, but it isn't a requirement for the job.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Has it been explained how they put the live animals into the ground of the T-rex enclosure? Surely there must be a tunnel to it from the outside of the enclosure.

Chosen answer: The assumption is, as you said, an underground tunnel with a simple lift to raise the animal up.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Wouldn't the gyrospheres get stuck all the time, especially on wet patches of grass? I can't imagine the glass surface would get enough grip.

Chosen answer: Apparently they are heavy enough to have traction in several types of terrain. Presumably if the weather was bad enough they would shut down the ride but for the purposes of the film, they seem to work just fine.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why did Grant together with the children walk out of the woods into the open field? Wasn't that a great risk considering how visible they became and the lack of hiding spots?

Chosen answer: Given the sheer number of dinosaurs (large and small), at least in an open field they'd see what was coming, as opposed to being ambushed by raptors in the foliage.

Jason Hoffman

Question: In the kitchen scene wouldn't the raptors have easily disclosed the hiding children's location by following their smell?

Chosen answer: The raptors are confused by all of the reflective surfaces. Their eyes are telling them one thing, while their noses tell them another. They would have eventually figured it out.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Why did Storm turn on Apocalypse?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: She only followed him because he claimed to care for mutants. When Angel dies, Storm hears Apocalypse's remark and is insulted. It is then clear to her that Apocalypse doesn't really care about mutants and he is simply using them for their power.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Why does Hero Boy imagine Lonely Boy?

Chosen answer: Hero Boy isn't imagining Lonely Boy. He is a real character that interacts with Hero Boy, Hero Girl, the Conductor and the elves at the North Pole.

Question: How come Harry, Ron and Hermione in the past don't see the future Harry and Hermione save Buckbeak? In the first part, Harry, Ron and Hermione stop above Hagrid's house to watch Buckbeak's death so surely they must have also seen the future Harry and Hermione save him?

Chosen answer: Future Harry and Hermione grab Buckbeak when the past trio are walking up the hill. Once they reach the top of the hill, foliage blocks their view of where Buckbeak is.

Greg Dwyer

Season 4 generally

Question: If Katherine/Silas are the ones who killed the hunter, that is Jeremy, why aren't they are cursed with the hunter's curse?

Question: I am wondering what the deal is with Ahsoka Tano's chains in her hair. In season 1 episode 7 I think of the clone wars, Ahsoka gets her chain taken off and when she defeats the bad guy she takes it back and says "I think I have earned the right to wear this again" or something to that effect. I have tried Googling this many different ways and I can't find the answer.

Chosen answer: They are called silka beads. Jedi Padawans from species with no hair (such as Togruta and Twi'leks) wear them in place of the Padawan braid.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: After Pyle's "blanket party", Joker notices that he's slowly losing his sanity by talking to his rifle constantly. Why didn't Joker report this to Hartman?

Chosen answer: Nobody liked him before and he's no longer causing problems for everyone else, so they simply don't care.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

But Joker was very concerned as he was actually friendly with Pyle and was hesitant to participate in the blanket party.

He was friendly with him because Hartmann ordered him to be. He had a moment of guilt before participating, but he still did it.

The Winds of Winter - S6-E10

Question: What did Ser Gregor Clegane do to Septa Unella?

Chosen answer: It is left up to your imagination. Ser Clegane does whatever Cersei asks of him so she most likely told him to torture her but without killing her. She'd told Septa Unella that she would be kept alive, as Cersei intended for her to suffer over a long period of time.

raywest Premium member

Question: Is cousin Tilly Bailey, the secretary at the Building and Loan, Uncle Billy's daughter?

Brian Katcher

Chosen answer: We know that Tilly (Matilda) Bailey is not Uncle Billy's daughter, because when Billy "loses" the deposit money and rushes back to BBB&L, George tells him that Harry's on the telephone and we hear Tilly say, "Hurry up Uncle Billy, long distance from Washington," so presumably she's George's cousin and Uncle Billy's niece. (When there's the run on the bank we see her desk, and there are a few photographs of men, one of which may be her father).

Super Grover Premium member

Show generally

Question: Which episode contains the line "I'm not insulting you, I'm describing you?" Google searches turn up nothing but the quote itself, and no further information on the episode or the rest of the scene. If anyone knows the line that led up to it, that would be even better.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Chosen answer: That line of dialogue has never actually been spoken in any of the Sherlock episodes, during seasons 1-4. However, that line is written in someone's fan-fiction story online, where it's said by Sherlock and directed at Anderson.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Amy is almost drowned in the muddy water. After Russ saves her by artificial respiration, Nick asks him where he learnt artificial respiration. "French class." Russ answers. At the end of the movie, Nick at the table shouts, "I get it! French class!" So what does French Class mean?

Bunch Son

Chosen answer: Russ says he learned it in French class because giving mouth to mouth resuscitation looks similar to French kissing.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: Why wasn't Sacha Baron Cohen arrested for secretly filming people having sex without their permission? Also, what was up with the scene where the camper knocks the camera over? Did he realise what was going on? What happened after?

raph

Chosen answer: Because this film was staged even more than Borat was.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Were they able to get ANY character from Hannah-Barbara? I am fully aware of the "discovery" logic of toons existing in that world before their official "premiere", so it seems possible. Was there a licensing difficulty?

dizzyd

Chosen answer: Likely, after all the negotiation in getting Disney and Warner Brothers toons into the same film (characters from both studios were required to have the same amount of screen time and the same number of lines, etc.) the producers decided not to push their luck and try to incorporate Hanna-Barbera as well. Also, Hanna-Barbera won't exist for 20 years until after the time of the film. Yogi Bear is a cub right now, and Fred Flintstone is washing dishes in a Hollywood Diner, so maybe we just didn't see them.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: How many Death Stars have there been?

Chosen answer: In the official canon, just the two we've seen in the original trilogy - in Star Wars and Return of the Jedi.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: When the Red Triangle Circus approaches the Batmobile to attach the transmitter, we see one clown with the schematics of the Batmobile. How the hell did they get hold of such plans? I highly doubt Batman/Bruce Wayne would let such information get out.

Russel Denton

Chosen answer: In the novelization of the film, it is implied that Max Shreck used his money to bribe the original designer/fabricator (or one of their disgruntled employees) to give him the plans.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: What is the classic song played at the beginning of the coronation scene? I have been looking for it for years.

Chosen answer: The piece is "Genovia - National Anthem (The Land I Call my Home)" It was written for this film and composed by John Debney. During the opening of this scene, we are listening to music also composed by Mr. Debney to add to the pomp and circumstance of the event. This has been done to other songs in other films, as well. The most notable example would be the song "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria," from "The Sound of Music." The cute little ditty sung by a small group of nuns bemoaning Maria's flighty nature, is suddenly transformed into a grand orchestral arrangement for Maria's wedding to Captain Von Trapp. So, too, has the Genovia National Anthem been transformed about by a wider call for diction.

Michael Albert

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