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Question: Now I know this is based on a true story, but theoretically speaking: 1) Why did Bobby hold off gunning the engine until the very last second? If he'd have acted sooner then maybe the ship would have made it up the wave 2) Why not just slam her into reverse and wait for the wave to collapse? I mean, wouldn't that have been the safest bet?

Answer: Not a ship captain, but will take a shot. If a massive wave is close to cresting, as I seem to recall in this scene, the boat would have to climb a near vertical wall of water and would likely be flipped back and upside down by the advancing wave. Perhaps he was planning to gun the engine to penetrate the wall of the wave, and bob to the surface after it passed. Reversing the engine would just let the thousands of tons of water in the breaking wave smash down on the boat, crushing it.

Answer: I think you sort of answered your own question. I'd say at a guess he himself would have been wondering what the best action would be and in the end decided to go full throttle. Sadly, no-one will ever know the final moments aboard the Andrea Gail.

Question: How did the Terminator know how to drive a car? Obviously Kyle would know how as they were still using cars to fight Skynet, but the Terminators used more advanced machines so wouldn't have ever needed to drive a car.

Answer: They have a vast data repository which would include how to drive a car, after all, they are supposed to blend in, so if the rebels are driving vehicles, then the terminators would also need to be able to. Also note that when the terminator reaches the bar, he has a full catalog of motorcycles in his data banks, showing he does have the info about vehicles.


Question: Why did Chuck and Kelly not get back together at the end? Yes I know she's with that other guy but they still have feelings for each other. She didn't move on by choice, she had to move on because she thought he was dead.

Answer: She hadn't seen Chuck in years, she's married to another man, and had a child with him. Just because she still cares for Chuck (and maybe wishes things had turned out differently), doesn't mean she doesn't love her husband or wants to leave him.

Brian Katcher

And if I recall, they didn't meet because the new husband told her that Chuck didn't want to see her.

Ssiscool Premium member

Chuck and Kelly didn't reunite at the FedEx hub because Kelly was too overwhelmed emotionally. The man she truly loved is lost to her, and she knows she cannot hurt her current husband by tearing their family apart for her own desires.

raywest Premium member

Answer: Jack and Kelly were going to be engaged around New years. So no commitment yet, whereas she was married and had a daughter with new relationship.

That would be Chuck and Kelly, not "Jack."

raywest Premium member

Question: Why do Claire and Owen hide in front of the Jeep in the JP Visitor Center? Owen saw earlier when the Indominus first escaped that it didn't work for the security guard. He even cut the fuel line on the crane he was hiding under so the Indominus didn't smell him. Then of course there are all the times he's told everyone that it's a "very intelligent." Did he really think they could both hide from it?

Answer: There's also a deleted scene where both Owen AND Claire cover themselves in dinosaur poop, so it might be possible that the Indominus didn't smell their natural odor. Also, Owen had to get his him for protection but once the Indominus showed up, he didn't have time to get it and if they tried to escape, not only would the Indominus see them, but also they would have no gun.

Answer: It was the only place they could they could hide and they were inside a structure. It was a different situation from the security guard, who sat in front of the truck, in the open, with no other cover or place to run to. He was too terrified to do anything to protect himself.

raywest Premium member

Question: When Jack plays Let It Be the second line refers to "Mother Mary." Wouldn't that seem odd to an Indian family?

Answer: Considering there are close to 20 million Catholics in India and Jack seems to be pretty assimilated into English culture (his name is Jack after all), it probably wouldn't seem that remarkable.

Answer: The groundskeeper only mentions once that his wife likes flowers although the episode never explains or States why he was stealing them, but he was probably stealing them for his wife.

Question: When was the Wilhelm scream in this movie?

Answer: The Wilhelm scream is used for slug.

Question: How did Michael know it was Roth behind the attempt on his life, not Frank Pentangeli?

Answer: He didn't know for sure it was Ross until he went to Cuba and asked about the order on Pentangeli. Roth gave the speech about Moe Green starting Las Vegas, someone had him killed and he didn't ask. What he said to Michael told him why he wanted him killed, plus he knew Ross had ordered the hit on Pentangelli, plus he heard his brother slip up at the club earlier that he had been there before with the other guy that Michael knows is against him. That's when Michael kew his brother betrayed him - when he slipped up in the club. So Michael found out everything on New Year's Eve in Cuba.

Answer: Michael always suspected Roth, though he didn't have proof, and then believed it was Pentangeli. Michael learned that Fredo was involved in the assassination plot on his life. Fredo confessed that he was helping Roth, expecting some compensation in return, though he did not know there would be an attempt to kill Michael.

raywest Premium member

Question: In real life, would it be possible to build a Jericho missile like the one in the movie?

Answer: It depends what makes the Jericho blast. If it is a real life thing like explosives, then yes, you could theoretically design a missile that launched and then fired submunitions. If it is a fictional thing like "repulsor" power or some other Stark invention, then no, not with current technology. In real life the limits for weapon design include destructive effects but also weight, cost, propulsion, complexity, transportability, aerodynamics and much more.

Question: At the end of the movie, the family is around the Christmas tree. At the left side of the dad there is a guy standing as part of the movie scene, who is he?

Answer: I think you're talking about John Trousdale, Susannah Stone's husband, played by Jamie Kaler.


Question: Hermione couldn't understand why Ron wouldn't wear what his mother made him for Christmas but I am curious, was Hermione wearing what Mrs Weasley made for her when they were walking down the stairs?


Answer: No, she's wearing her own sweater when going down the stairs.

raywest Premium member

Then why would she not get why Ron isn't wearing it when she isn't wearing her own gift from Mrs Weasley?

Ron has a long history of being embarrassed by his mother's rather odd homemade gifts. Unlike Hermione, because his family was poor, he had few options on what else he could wear. Hermione, being a guest, would not be expected to wear her gift at any particular time. She also thinks Ron is over-reacting.

raywest Premium member

Boys II Mensa - S1-E6

Question: When Mr. Feeny is talking to Cory in the cafeteria about his score on the IQ test, Feeny is shown purchasing a coffee from the vending machine. Are there actual elementary schools in the United States with coffee vending machines where prepubescent students have the ability to purchase a beverage more suited for younger adults and older? This isn't the faculty cafeteria mind you, because it's the same cafeteria the students are shown occupying throughout the first season. Seems a little irresponsible on the school's part to give students access to coffee.

Phaneron Premium member

Chosen answer: In the present day, with the United States abiding by more stricter school health laws, for the most part this wouldn't be in school cafeterias as many cannot even have carbonated beverage machines now. However, in the 90s when the show takes place, it wasn't unheard of for there to be coffee machines in the cafeteria of small schools where the teachers eat with the students as we see them do often in the show. The idea being that the cafeteria was small enough so a teacher or hall monitor could catch a student before they could drink the coffee.

Question: How did Truman make a fake body sleeping and a hole in the closet while all cameras were watching?

Answer: There's a scene between Christof and Simeon where they discuss the fact that Truman has been moving things in the basement, but he "gave up and fell asleep." Truman tricked them into thinking he was upset about Meryl leaving and used the activity to mask what he was actually doing.

Answer: Basically he got lucky that the camera angles weren't perfect. He knew he was being watches so he slowely and silently snuck out of bed and placed the doll. It's just luck that they didn't use the clearer angle of him sleeping until after he switched. The audio was focussed on that so they couldn't hear anything else going on in the room.


Answer: Season 9 Episode 20, "Camelot", Samatha goes out onto the Supergate to replace one of the dialing crystals. When the Ori activate the Supergate before she finishes, her magnetic lock is lost, causing her to drift into space.


Answer: Yes, it's a gambling thing. It's called "the spread." The Cowboys would have been underdogs, so the opponent (in 1990 it was the Washington Redskins) were favored to win. Homer bet money that the Cowboys would win or at least not lose by 6 points. That's why he says "five and a half points", since there's no way to score half a point, if the Cowboys lost by 6, Homer loses the bet. But if they lose by 5 or less, Homer wins the bet.


Question: What did Candyman mean when he told Helen it was always her? Why was he so interested in Helen?

Answer: When Helen goes back and sees the mural of his murder, the camera lingers on a woman in the picture that looks like her. This is the woman Candyman was in love with before he was killed. The implication is either she was reincarnated as Helen, or Helen reminded him of her, hence his interest in her.


Answer: She wanted room for her own things. The apartment was cluttered with so many collectables that Leonard never looked at, that he never noticed when she put some in storage.

Brian Katcher

Well if they're a couple why not talk to him about it? After all couples are supposed to compromise on things, imagine if he'd done this to her.


Not sitcom couples. Every reaction has to be exaggerated and borderline psychotic.

Sammo Premium member

It's a play on the "women always do what they want and the man goes along with it" type scenario. Plus, Penny is seriously hot and way out of Leonard's league so its entirely plausible she knows this and knows he wouldn't question her anyway, as he will always give in and give her what she wants.


Answer: First I should say that Hogwarts students started wearing more Muggle type clothing due to director Alfonso Cuaron and the costume designer Jany Temime. Their decision was popular with the teenage cast because now the onscreen attire was more casual, even their school uniforms were more relaxed. Emma was quite happy with this change, because wearing jeans and other ordinary clothing was more comfortable than the entire school uniform, and it helped with the teen's personal character development, as well as being easier to do stunts.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Why would he have to steal the money from the bank? Given everything else he makes.

Answer: While under the influence of the mask, Stanley repeatedly gets revenge on people that have wronged him. The Mask wouldn't even need to create money out of thin air to get into the club since he could just use his powers to get in, so since he feels that he is mistreated at the bank, he robs it.

Phaneron Premium member

Answer: Nothing he makes while The Mask is permanent, and when separated from him reverts or disappears, as we see with the piece of pajama. If he made money, for example to get into the club, then immediately after giving it to the people and walking inside, it would vanish, probably causing him then to be thrown out. As Phaneron said, in addition, by robbing the bank to get it, he also strikes back at one of those he feels mistreats him.

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