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Question: After the ferry boat goes down in flames, following the Medjai night attack, what town/city do O'Connell and the Carnahans end up in, on their way to Hamunaptra? It's the one where they buy the camels and Evy's new outfit.

KrystalFlare

Chosen answer: It's not a town, it's an unnamed Bedouin trading post. It's possible that a town was later built there, but it could have been a nomadic temporary camp.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: If Jorge Gonzales and other members of La Hermandad participated in the kidnapping, why does the La Hermandad president, Victor Fuentes, steal the ransom?

Chosen answer: La Hermandad wasn't entirely involved in the kidnapping. There were only a few members that were involved with "the voice". Jorge and his people stole the ransom because they are corrupt police and they wanted the ransom and split it among themselves.

Question: When Barb is putting Alice to bed, just as Barb turns off the light you can see something on Jill's bed. Is it just a reflection? What of?

SpiderWayne

Answer: It's not any problem and trouble in the film. Maybe it's just a reflection of light in the bed.

Question: How many people does Sid 6.7 kill in the film?

Gavin Jackson

Question: I never read the book, but have been bothered as to why no one pressed Bella for more answers after "Twilight" because it's obvious in following movies that the scar on her hand is a bite and not some 'fall through a glass window' which was used as an excuse for the rest of her injuries. Can anyone help me?

Chosen answer: There is no exact answer to this. It is one of many glossed over plot details that make no real sense. We are supposed to believe that everyone accepted that the scar was created by her supposedly falling down a flight of stairs and through a window.

raywest Premium member

Question: When Lex starts to reboot the place when the velociraptor is trying to get in, she selects the section of where they are, it shows a picture of a women posing. Why is it there?

Travis Race

Chosen answer: Given that it's Nedry's system and he took the time to create his Access Denied screen, there were probably little touches of his all over the code like that.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Answer: That was Nedry's desktop background or something. We see it a bit before he says he's going out to get something salty to eat. Since Lex was accessing the JP files, she might have gone through Nedry's page as well.

Question: Why did Creasy keep swimming in the pool after being shot?

Peniro77

Answer: To cleanse his bullet wounds and to try and keep in shape.

Also, felt closer to Peta through her swimming.

Answer: It was meant to recuperate damaged muscles after being shot at by kidnappers.

Chosen answer: Creasy swimming in the pool can be considered as as a way to be close to Pita. His blood in the water could also be interpreted as him and Pita becoming one.

New this week Chosen answer: All wild life go to creeks and ponds to heal bullet wounds.

Question: Who owned the Continental Hotel? Was is Winston or did he just run it for the owner?

Gary Stewart

Chosen answer: It was Winston. The guy John met up with in the basement of the hotel who gave John all the information he needed when he was trying to kill Iosef and Viggo.

Question: Why is the Woody roundup toy collection not alive?

Chosen answer: Not all toys are alive. I believe Andy has some Lincoln Logs that we never see moving around. It's probably down to having vaguely human or animal characteristics that gives them life.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: When Mike took little Mikey away, when Boo cried the lights started to flicker, and when she laughed, the lights all shattered. How come when Sully was singing to Boo and Mike tripped on a lamp and she laughed, the lights weren't so overpowered?

Chosen answer: There are a number of times when Boo laughs or giggles briefly that the power isn't affected. Presumably the laughter needs to reach a certain level to become useful. Just as they aren't able to make power by screaming themselves, there's something particular to both the screams and the laughter.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Why did Sandy randomly put the notebook paper in the little plastic kiddie pool?

Chosen answer: Sandy had asked to borrow a piece of Marty's stationery (which Marty scented with a spritz of her perfume). She was writing a pining love letter to Danny, simultaneously expressed by the song, "Hopelessly Devoted." Once the letter was written, and her feelings expressed, she realized she wasn't actually going to be able to give it to him - too much vulnerability for one love-sick young "adolescent." Instead, Sandy placed it in the pool where she imagined seeing Danny's reflection, and swirled it around to remove the vision.

Michael Albert

Question: In the last scene of the film the ship appeared to me to be sailing in a westerly direction (sun sets in the west). Wouldn't the ship need to go east from USA to sail to Sierra Leone?

Maureen

Chosen answer: It's likely that the scene was set in the morning, meaning they would be going east.

Greg Dwyer

Question: What's the deal with the puppy, and did it die in the end?

Chosen answer: The dog belonged to one of Sir Thomas' former wives. He had abandoned it on the moors, thinking it would die, but it came back to the house. It's unknown what happened it to it after Edith was rescued.

raywest Premium member

Answer: It was killed by Lucille in one of the final scenes.

Question: Exactly how long has Mark Watney been alone on Mars during the course of the movie?

Chosen answer: In the book, he's stranded on sol 6, and leaves on sol 549, making it 543 sols (554 days). In the movie, he's stranded on Sol 18 and leaves on sol 561, making it 542 sols.

Question: While arguing with her father, Hannah screams in terror and Zach thinks it's a domestic disturbance. Why did she scream anyway?

Chosen answer: She was feeling frustrated about not being able to live a normal life. Outbursts are not uncommon from people who have been bothered by the same problem for a while.

Question: After Wallace was found as a walrus, why couldn't his friends get him to a hospital to surgically make him human again?

Chosen answer: There's no clear answer but after defeating and killing Howe, Wallace seemed resigned to his fate that he was now living as a walrus and may have refused corrective surgery. It wasn't until the end when Ally said that she still loved him that his humanity began to resurface.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: How does the contact lens that Lane uses on his henchman (at the opera in Vienna) and Benji work? He seems to be able to see what they see (via his phone and laptop), and in the case of Benji, use it to communicate with Ethan verbally.

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: It's a highly-miniaturized camera and transmitter. The lens cam only transmits video - the verbal communication is via an earpiece with a microphone Benji is also wearing. There is no speaker, Benji hears what Lane is saying on the earpiece and says it to Ethan.

Sierra1 Premium member

Show generally

Question: How was the mother cell discovered? Was it man made or natural?

Chosen answer: In the episode "Blame it on Leo", Leo Butler, who use to work for Reiden, tells the group about the "mother cell." He explains it's Reiden's molecule vector. So it's something Reiden created. In real life science, vector cells are used to introduce DNA sequences from one organism to another. There are a variety of ways for this to occur, however, in the show not much explanation is given about how Reiden's mother cell works (and tends to bend how it works to the will of the plot).

Bishop73

Question: Who plays the shape shifter - the man/huge bear?

kh1616

Chosen answer: The character is Beorn and it is played by Mikael Persbrandt.

Greg Dwyer

Question: When they are preparing to attack the machine gun emplacement guarding the radar, Captain Miller asks 'Who's going left?' There's a long silence and finally Jackson responds that he'll do it - he'll go left. What is the significance of going left? I'm assuming that it is more dangerous, but if this is the case, why? Also, why does Captain Miller ask for volunteers for someone to go left? (As he picks himself and Mellish to go middle and right, respectively).

bbarrington

Answer: Most people are not ambidextrous so running left means you'll have shoot left or use the right shoulder to shoot as you're running left which is much harder to do, try this out.

Chosen answer: There's no tree cover to the left. Whoever goes that way will likely be spotted and targeted before the others and get gunned down, but it's their best chance that one of them will make it into grenade range of the nest before they're all killed. It's not a job anyone sane would volunteer for, and the Captain is trying to get someone to volunteer so he doesn't have to potentially order TWO men to their deaths on a mission that all of them, including him, think isn't worthwhile.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

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