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Question: Can someone explain to me what a red shirt means? I know in one episode when someone broke Bill's high school touchdown record that Hank mentioned that Bill was red shirted because Bill went into the army before he graduated thus compelled Bill to go back to high school and try and break the record again.

Answer: The main point of being red-shirted is that a student athlete only has 4-years of eligibility to play. By red-shirting as a freshman, a student is allowed to practice, to get better, bigger, etc and then still be able to play for 4 years (seasons).

Bishop73

Answer: A redshirt refers to a student athlete that is allowed to practice with a team while attending school, but otherwise does not play in games.

Phaneron Premium member

Question: What did Sarah and Enrique say to each other in Spanish, before greeting each other?

Joey221995

Answer: Sarah also calls Enrique "sneaky like a snake."

Jukka Nurmi

Answer: All I hear is Sarah saying, "Enrique? You here?" And Enrique says, "Good to see you, Connor. Always knew you'd come back" or something like that.

Charles Austin Miller

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Question: I thought Johnny and Daniel patched things up at the end of the first movie? So why do they still hate each other?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: The first episode really only shows that Johnny still hates Daniel. Daniel is shown being friendly with Johnny when Johnny visited the car shop. Johnny was down and out and he was most likely jealous of Daniel's success. Only when Johnny was still giving Daniel a hard time did Daniel start feeling the hate again.

Question: If you have the film on iTunes, or Blu ray, it has descriptive audio. Turn on the descriptive audio, and go to the beginning of the credits. It says" this has been described by miles [somebody]." How do you spell his last name?

Answer: It's Miles Neff.

Question: Why is it that when Selene was bitten by Viktor she didn't receive his memories, which would tell her he was the one who killed her family, but when Michael was bitten by Lucian he got his memories which told him about Sonia?

Answer: Firstly, Vampire Elders like Viktor have control over the memories they pass on. Secondly, Selene was not an immortal when bitten so she would not have seen any blood memory visions. Thirdly, it seems generally only the blood drinker sees the memories. So why did Michael see Lucian's memories? Could be because he was a descendent of Corvinus and had this latent ability, or he did ingest some Lycan blood (as Lucian had just been shot by Selene).

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: After the monsters brutally assaulted the toon squad, including Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck during the great game, why are Bugs and Daffy still in good condition while the other members, except Lola, are injured?

Roman Curiel

Answer: Because Bugs and Daffy are the great stars and have to be seen to still be ready and able. Same goes for Lola the sporty girl, the image of girl power. The rest look that way because its comical. They are toons.

lionhead

Question: How did the symbiote become so big? In the beginning it was tiny, and at the end it was huge. And why didn't Peter do something when the symbiote took over Eddie? He could problably hear him scream downstairs.

Answer: The symbiote feeds on emotion and possibly the environment around it. It latched onto Peter while he was having an emotional nightmare and that fueled it as it bonded with him. It had plenty of time to grown on him and Eddie by the end of the film. And as far as Peter hearing Eddie, Peter was ringing a large church bell while practicality standing inside it. It was loud and huge. It would have still been giving off noise while Peter was up there recovering in the time it too for Venom to fall down onto Eddie. Also with a huge bell ringing that loudly right by Peter's head undoubtedly would have messed with his hearing for a few minutes. He probably had a headache and his own ears ringing from it for a good while, preventing him from hearing Eddie even if the bell was quiet after.

Quantom X Premium member

Question: How does CRS simulate the gunshots when they're "shooting" at them? They're supposed to be using blanks, but how did they get the bullet holes in the building, or in the car when they're driving away?

Answer: Presumably they're doing the same thing that movies do... using devices called "squibs." They are essentially small, relatively harmless explosive devices that can be used to simulate bullet impacts.

TedStixon

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Question: At beginning of Peep Show, Mark and Jez approach one another. They look into a TV in shop. They are the wrong way around in the TV image. Is this a continuity error or a subtle joke I've missed?

Answer: There's no mistake or joke. The camera simply doesn't create a mirror image (otherwise the writing on the truck would be reversed). When we see Mark, he has a newspaper under his right arm (the viewer's left) and then Jeremy is to his left (the opposite side of the newspaper). In the TV, the newspaper is still under Mark's right arm (the viewer's left). If they were looking in a mirror or reflection, then Mark would be on the other side.

Bishop73

Question: When RoboCop is being stripped, what is that thing Hob squirts him with before the scene cuts? And how many crazy directives does OCP give RoboCop after he's reprogrammed?

Brandon York

Answer: To answer the first question, it's some sort of tubing and fluid from inside of Robocop... so something like oil or something along those lines. Something that Robocop's robotic body uses to function. As for the second question, I do not believe it's ever mentioned specifically, but online searches say it's over 300 new directives. (Though we never see all of them).

TedStixon

Question: A few years ago, the original film was finally released on Blu-Ray. Are there any current plans for the sequels to be given a similar treatment? The only editions it seems are available are the old 2004 DVD's, and rather shoddy unofficial import Blu-Rays that are just upscales of the DVD.

TedStixon

Question: Near the start of the film Dallas goes to mother and on the computer he scrolls down to special order 937 and then asks "what's the story, mother?" When he tapped on order 937, why didn't he see the same message that Ripley saw later in the film?

Answer: Dallas doesn't scroll to Special Order 937, he scrolls down to the "Interface" option which is coded as "Interface 2037." Interface 2037 is the program that allows the ship's captain to ask the computer questions in plain language. Ripley sees the message about Special Order 937 because she keeps pressing Mother for additional information that she is not authorized to see. Dallas probably did see the same message about "Science officer's eyes only" but thought nothing of it at the time. Dallas' dialogue to Ripley about Ash having final word on the alien seems to suggest that he did indeed see Special Order 937 and chose to follow his instructions.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: When they're discussing which planet is the best option because of low fuel I spotted what looked like snow falling out the windows. What is it?

Answer: What you are seeing outside the window are the stars in space. The stars appear to look like falling snow because the Endurance is rotating on an axis to provide gravity for the crew. It looks like falling snow because the stars appear to be the same colour as snow, and the rotation gives the impression that the stars are moving.

Casual Person

Question: Why are Dan and Eddie in wool sweaters on a tropical beach when the women are in bikinis at the end of the movie?

Answer: Character choice. I've seen people doing exactly that if they are not happy with their body image.

Ssiscool Premium member

Question: Why did the Boston marathon bombers do what they did? Why did they target the Boston marathon?

Answer: The brothers were indoctrinated into the terrorist tactic of inflicting as much damage as possible on as large a stage as possible. Since the Boston Marathon was an annual event important not only to Bostonians but to participants from around the world and world news media would be covering it, then it made sense to the Tsarnaev brothers to kill/maim as many people as possible and achieve maximum exposure via the news media. Those two goals were easily met by their attack on the Boston Marathon.

Scott215

Potty Mouth/L Is for Love - S2-E15

Question: How did Dr. Shuttleworth not notice that Lisa was pretending to be Lily? For instance, Lily has a small tuft of hair, while Lisa is bald.

The Passion of the Wick - S9-E25

Question: The ending of this episode confuses me. Just to be sure, does Nigel Wick go back to being the Boss as he used to be, and do Drew and Mimi go back to their old jobs?

Answer: Yes, Wick will be the manager/boss, Drew will be reliving his nightmare as head of Human Resources again, and Mimi's dream of running the make-up department is snatched away so she will be Wick's assistant again, to which Mimi declares, "Well, it didn't take long to find the turd baked in this cake."

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Why did Delores not wear the head cover of the habit in the end when they sing for the pope? Her hair is fully visible and she is wearing loop earrings.

Answer: She was never a real nun and there was no longer a reason for her to be in full disguise as one. She is still close to the other sisters, and therefore is partially clad in a nun's habit, for the concert, but she is also showing her secular side.

raywest Premium member

Question: At the end, Stephanie, Newton and Johnny Five are all driving to Montana. What about Stephanie's animals and all her things at her house?

adamtrainman@aol.com

Answer: Driving from Central Oregon to Montana only takes about 12 hours. They could drop off Number 5 and be back to move Stephanie and Newton out of their houses within a day or two.

LorgSkyegon

Answer: They were not driving to Montana, they were in the country driving back to the city, while they discussed Stephanie's animals and responsibilities.

Newton said that a relative left him several acres in Montana. Since they were already in a huge van, they could just stop by Stephanie's place and pick them up.

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Question: Rather than just telling the Jaffa that the Goa'uld are not gods, why doesn't SG-1 tell them about the technology the Goa'uld use to deceive them?

Answer: The Jaffa are not deceived by the technology, they use that technology themselves. Most are just convinced by the words and how they were raised they are gods like the other answer mentions. Besides, a whole lot of Jaffa know that they aren't gods and are trying to seek ways to free their poeple, including Teal'c and the Tok'ra symbiotes.

lionhead

Answer: They do attempt to show this at times, but the Jaffa are completely convinced. They just consider the technology used by the Goa'uld to be evidence of their omnipotence.

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