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Question: (Director's cut) In the end when Evan is hiding under the table in the hospital, just before he starts to watch the movie, he writes something on a paper. He says, "If someone finds this, my plan didn't work and I'm already dead. If I can somehow go back to the beginning, I might be able to save her." Who is he writing this for?

brother12

Chosen answer: Each time he alters his past, a lifetime of memories are added to his brain, in addition to all the memories he has accumulated of all altered lifetimes. In the hospital life at the end, the doctor explains, via brain scans, that Evan's brain is at nearly max capacity for memories. The doctor doesn't know why, and they think he is delusional, but Evan knows, and we (the audience) know, it's because his brain can only handle so many memories of altered lifetimes, (which is why it has gotten physically harder and harder for him each time he comes back to present day). In his last attempt to alter his past, he understands that his brain may not be able to handle it, it might not work, and it may kill him to try. This would mean nothing from this hospital life is altered, and everyone exists as he left it, so the hospital staff would be walking in to find his dead body. So the note is kind of like a suicide note. He doesn't have time to explain everything in detail, so he sums it up saying if they find him dead, it means his plan didn't work, and he was trying to save the girl.

Question: What does Admiral Nelson have in his left shirt pocket?

Chosen answer: Admiral Nelson is seen puffing on cigars in a few scenes (even though smoking is traditionally and historically forbidden aboard submarines), and his cigars are even a source of dialogue in the film. Specifically, when his quarters catch on fire, the blaze is initially blamed on a lit cigar, to which Nelson angrily replies that he ran out of cigars before the fire ever occurred. So it's a pretty good bet that Nelson was carrying a cigar (or cigars) in his shirt pocket.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: Why would Ra be afraid of an uprising? He's got alien technology that he can fire at the people to keep them in line. Even if the people knew the truth, he could still use what he had to make sure everyone never opposed him, considering they had no technology to defend themselves.

Chosen answer: A human uprising forced Ra to leave Earth thousands of years ago. He likely fears a second one could actually destroy him.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Why did Louis kill Church at the end? He only planned on killing Gage if he came back like Timmy Baterman did, and he could have just walked in after distracting Church with the meat.

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Church's behavior had changed after being buried. He was now violent (and working with Gabe) and needed to be put down before killing anyone.

Bishop73

Question: How accurate, bar the dancing obviously, is the Portobello Road presented in the film compared to how it could/would have looked in the real August 1940?

Neil Jones

Question: Is it ever established why the Kaiju attack cities? Why they perceive a challenge, a threat, a resource worth taking there specifically? If they are a decent biochemical match to Earth life, and are hungry, why don't they attack schools of fish, or fishing/whaling vessels, if nothing else, they should attack the cannery row? If they are after a non-living resource, like minerals, why don't they root through the seabed or attack mines?

dizzyd

Chosen answer: Because they are scouts for an invasion of Earth from another dimension. They are testing our response to their arrival and military capabilities and the best way to attract military attention is to attack population centers.

Grumpy Scot

Question: When Professor Snape first talks to Harry about Occlumency, what is he doing with the leather belt thing on the table? He only points his wand at Harry when he casts a spell; it's unclear why anything in the belt was necessary.

Chosen answer: These were instruments Snape probably intended to use at some point in teaching Harry Occlumency. Their contentious relationship had quickly ended their lessons before Harry learned this skill.

raywest Premium member

Question: Although I don't know for sure, I believe I read somewhere that the voice used for Joshua was John Wood (Falken) recording words backwards then reversing the tape so the words would come out forwards but in a machine-like sound. Is this correct?

Chosen answer: Writer Walter Parkes explained they had John Wood read the dialog backwards to give it a flat tone (i.e. Game a play to like you would). Then after rearranging it they would synthesize and process it to give it an electronic quality.

Bishop73

Question: In the movie at the 93 minute mark there is a white frame for a few seconds. What is the significance of that?

Question: When they're in Paris, and the three-wheeler (I forget his name) sees them, he makes an attempt to escape. If he was on their side, why'd he try to get away from them?

Question: It is said that in the original script, Julie the babysitter was meant to be Freddy's pawn, and even though they removed that part, there are still elements in the film that point fingers at her. What are some of these elements?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: Mostly just very subtle hints. In the beginning when she arrives right around the same time that Heather gets a call from the psycho-stalker, suggesting a possible connection. And the fact she's alone with Dylan many times during the film, as she could be subtly manipulating him to act out.

She Works Hard for the Money - S1-E4

Question: What's the name of the song and who sings it at the end of this episode?

Chosen answer: According to the Internet search I did, that last song for this episode is, "Morning After Dark," by Timbaland.

raywest Premium member

Show generally

Question: If Chris says Piper died when he was 14 why was she old at the end? And why don't they say how she died?

Ashari Coles

Chosen answer: Chris originally came from a Dark Future that was changed when he saved Paige's life. It's in that dark future that Piper died.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Still Charmed & Kicking - S8-E1

Question: How did the charmed ones save themselves from dying in the nexus with Zankou when everyone thought that they died?

Ashari Coles

Chosen answer: Because they used the spell Prue developed so the others could use the astral projection power. It was their astral selves and those can't die.

Question: Why did Thade kill the two apes that were with him after they showed him the trail left by Leo's pod?

Chosen answer: To prevent anyone else from learning that Leo came from space. After Pericles' ship crashed, there was a prophecy of a second coming of Semos, the founder of Ape civilization. Thade wants to kill all humans, so if anyone found out, it would be considered a sign and the council might consider making peace with the humans.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Wallace's briefcase has a sticker upon it saying: Blackpool, Bognor and Beaconsfield. To what do they refer?

Bunch

Chosen answer: Bognor Regis and Blackpool are seaside towns, so presumably, those are places Wallace and Gromit have been on holiday in the past. Beaconsfield is an inside joke: It's where the National Film and Television School is located and a number of scenes were filmed there.

Question: Who is the old man wearing a red hat and holding a shovel in Wallace's allotment? He felll into Wallace's basement when Gromit opens the allotment doors.

Bunch

Chosen answer: He is a garden gnome, an ornament some people have in their front or back garden.

Heather Benton Premium member

Question: Near the end, when Nux flips the War Rig, the Doof Wagon smashes into it and the guitar is flung forward. What happened to the Doof Warrior that was playing the guitar?

Chosen answer: Presumably he is killed. He is attached to the truck with bungee cords and has no protection from the force of impact in the crash, which is sufficient to break the rig into pieces. There is no way he could have survived the crash.

Question: Is it realistic that Mars vehicles like Mark's rover or in some scenes his handcart would use rubber tyres? No Mars rover before used them and I would think they could not stand the low Martian atmosphere and temperature differences.

MSpotter

Chosen answer: Whatever was used before on Mars is irrelevant as to date, only robotic vehicles have been used. As this is depicting how humans would live and function on Mars, the vehicles would be designed quite differently. Presumably, the "rubber" tires have been specially manufactured to withstand Martian conditions. Mostly likely they would be solid and not have an inner tube filled with air or some other gas that is affected by the atmosphere.

raywest Premium member

Fast Enough - S1-E23

Question: At the end of this episode when Eddie Thawne shoots himself to stop Eobard Thawne from being born, wouldn't that mean Barry Allen's mom would have never been stabbed? So essentially The Flash could've saved his mom from being stabbed anyway.

Joelombardo28

Chosen answer: No one can explain how time travel works. If by committing suicide Barry's mom survived, then there would be no Flash nor Eobard Thawne. So Eddie wouldn't commit suicide in the first place, because nothing would have happened.

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