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Question: What is the English translation of the panzer song when Hessler meets his commanders?

Chosen answer: I believe that in the film, the men are repeatedly singing only the first verse. However, I have found the complete translation of all five verses and posted it here: "The Panzer Song (Panzerlied) " 1: Whether in storm or in snow /Whether the sun smiles on us/ The day blazing hot /Or the night ice cold/ Our faces are dusty/ But our spirits are cheerful /Yes, our spirits are cheerful/ Our tank roars Into the windstorm. 2: With thundering engines /As fast as lightning/ We engage the enemy/ Safe in our tanks/ Far ahead of our comrades /In battle we stand alone/ Yes, stand alone Into enemy territory. 3: If an enemy tank /Appears in our sight /We ram throttles full/ And close with the foe! /We give our lives freely /For the army of our realm/ Yes, the army of our realm/ To die for Germany Is our highest honour. 4: With barriers and tanks/ Our opponent tries to stop us /We laugh at his efforts/ And travel around them/And when the guns threatingly/ Hide in the yellow sand/ Yes, in the yellow sand/ We search for paths /No-one else has found. 5: And if some day /Faithless luck abandons us /And we can't return home/ The deadly bullet strikes/ And fate calls us /Yes, fate calls us /Then our tank is An honourable grave. Source: http://defence.pk/threads/german-ww2-and-pre-ww2-march-songs.146130.

Michael Albert

Question: Why does the Asian contestant have a Caucasian name, "Brandon Aftergood", while the Caucasian contestant has an Asian name, "Eric Tai?" Do you think that was done on purpose by the writers or director?

RJ Rios

Chosen answer: Jason Bateman talks about it in an interview. They didn't intentionally do it. When Bateman was casting kids for those parts, he picked based on talent or who he liked, not based on ethnicity. The parts and names were already written, but casting just didn't happen to match. Bateman also talked about how they were having trouble finding an Indian boy for the role of Chopra and wondered if the kid had to be Indian, although ultimately after reviewing Chand's audition tape, he decided to cast him.

Bishop73

Relics - S6-E4

Question: On the Enterprise-D, Scotty asks to see the bridge of his old ship. The computer shows him the original Constitution class bridge. After the refit, before the A was added, it was referred to as a Constitution class as well as Enterprise class. So, why didn't the computer show Scotty the refit bridge?

Chosen answer: "Enterprise class" has always been an apocryphal term, mainly used in expanded universe material; so it simply might not exist in the actual universe of the series. The computer might also infer from the parameters "my old ship" and "No bloody A - B - C - or D!" that he means the original bridge.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Where specifically on Mars did the crew land?

Question: In one scene when the Orca is chasing after the shark so Quint can harpoon it a second time, Brody and Hooper are both smiling. What are they smiling for?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Adrenaline rush. Also, Hooper's thrilled to participate in the chase of the largest great white he's ever seen, while Brody's excited that they'll soon kill the shark that's claimed many of the lives he was supposed to protect.

Question: What is the restaurant Annie and Walter are sitting in that looks out onto the Empire State Building?

Chosen answer: That would be the Rainbow Room which is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the iconic skyscraper in Rockefeller Center.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Is there any actual historical evidence that the Gypsies were persecuted during the time the film was set? In my study of world history I don't recall any major event when there was a mass persecution of Gypsies. Also, could this film have been set at the time when the Inquisition was at its height? This might make a lot more sense.

joshtrivia

Chosen answer: Gypsies have been persecuted for centuries, from enforced slavery to bans on travel and immigration.

Greg Dwyer

Question: I was wondering why of all the orders of the Roman Catholic Clergy that an Archdeacon is the main caretaker of Notre Dame. Archdeacons are a rare order of Roman Catholic Clergy even during those times. Notre Dame is a cathedral, right? So why doesn't it have its own Bishop/Archbishop/Cardinal? Where was he? I highly doubt that an Archdeacon would exercise that much authority on a Judge like Frollo thereby bypassing that of a higher order such as a Bishop who is supposed to be the central administrator of Notre Dame.

joshtrivia

Chosen answer: From Wikipedia: "In the High Middle Ages, [the archdeacon] was the most senior diocesan position below a bishop in the Roman Catholic Church. An archdeacon is often responsible for administration within an archdeaconry...which was the principal subdivision of the diocese." As such, in the Catholic hierarchy, the functional and administrative tasks of running the cathedrals would fall to the deacons, while the bishops would govern the pastoral and liturgical functions.

Michael Albert

Question: In the kitchen scene just before Michael has his diabetic stroke, his wife moves to sit down at a table with a refrigerator behind her. There appears to be a water and/or ice dispenser in the door of the fridge. Were these made at the time?

Chosen answer: Frigidaire introduced the feature in 1965. They would have been commonplace by the late 70s.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Why does Christine unmask the phantom twice in the movie? First unmasking: During first Christine's first time in Phantom's lair. Second unmasking, in front of everybody, after the phantom shows up on stage an sings with her.

Chosen answer: The first time is done out of curiosity. The second is Christine realizing that it's the Phantom singing instead of Piangi and doing it either out of fright or to alert the police.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: How come Lenny never told Linda that he and his wife are Max's adoptive parents?

Show generally

Question: When Cole first appears in Charmed, the first time Piper uses her freezing power in court, Cole doesn't freeze but in later episodes he does. Why?

Nenita2015

Chosen answer: Because during this scene, Piper was only freezing the Innocents in order to draw out who the demons were. She has the ability to control her power to freeze only what/who she wants at a given time so when she was using her power here, all the demons would remain unfrozen as she intended. Cole knew she and her sisters were witches and what powers they had so he knew Piper could freeze. Since Piper was only focused on freezing the innocents, Cole was just pretending to be frozen in order to pass off being one. Remember, at this point, they do not know Cole is a demon.

Love Hurts - S1-E21

Question: Piper and Leo switch powers so Piper can heal him. Leo ends up dying but Piper finds the trigger to the healing power after his death. How come she is able to bring him back to life when in later episodes it is revealed that Leo's healing power cannot bring the dead back to life?

Nenita2015

Chosen answer: It probably meant that it couldn't bring humans back to life, magical or not. As a Whitelighter, Leo is technically not human because he's already died as a mortal. The only way to heal a Whitelighter from the poison that "kills" them is to be healed with the healing power of a Whitelighter.

All Hell Breaks Loose - S3-E22

Question: Later in Charmed they bring the so called "cleaners" in episode 6-2 when Wyatt conjures a dragon and magic is exposed. Why didn't the cleaners appear earlier in this episode when Piper and Prue exposed magic?

Nenita2015

Answer: That was a mistake in the series.

Also, the episode is called 'Babies First Demon' and this alone tells us that it's Wyatt's first time in the field (so to speak) and as the sisters say, they've done a good job of clearing up their own magical messes so far. Nobody really knows how advanced Wyatt's powers are, or will become. That's why the cleaners appear, to nip things in the bud. The Cleaners didn't want to chance that the sisters could clean Wyatt's magic up, just incase they couldn't. Therefore intervening themselves, just in case.

Chosen answer: When the cleaners first surface in season 6 it is mentioned that usually the girls have been able to clean up their own messes (as seen in season 3 episode 22 when Phoebe turns back time thus concluding in the death of Prue).

Answer: Because they wanted them to fix their own mistakes.

Forever Charmed - S8-E22

Question: In this last episode, when the sisters are writing about their personal lives and they show the future kids they will have, Piper is shown giving lunch bags to 3 kids. It shows 2 boys and 1 girl. Why is that? Did she have Melinda? If so, why when older Piper and older Leo are going up the stairs they only show pictures of the boys, Wyatt and Chris? No pictures of the girl shown anywhere.

Nenita2015

Chosen answer: It was most likely just a montage for the fans as a final goodbye. Also, prior to the episode, Melinda was only seen once whereas Wyatt and Chris were in multiple seasons/episodes and therefore played a bigger part in the story.

Answer: I thought they were her grandchildren.

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Question: Is there a reason that Coach was only in the first couple of episodes? It almost seems like they used him in place of Winston, I'm guessing because of a scheduling conflict. It's just really weird that it seems like Coach is going to be one of the main characters and yet Winston comes and Coach is just gone.

Knever

Chosen answer: Damon Wayons, Jr., who played Coach, took the role because he believed his current show, "Happy Endings" on ABC, was going to be cancelled. When it was renewed, he had to leave the cast of New Girl. He returned later in the series after Happy Endings was actually cancelled.

raywest Premium member

Endgame (1) - S7-E25

Question: Before the future Admiral Janeway time-travels to cut time off Voyager's return trip to Earth, the time where she came from was stated as "10 years after a 23 year voyage across the galaxy", which would be 2404. But if the Star Trek reboot is canon, then the alternate reality is created in 2387. Would that affect anything?

Chosen answer: It's been established that the reboot doesn't affect anything in the original timelines of any prior series. The alternate timeline of the new films does not change anything that came before.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Normally, whenever Jason gets shot, struck with a machete or an axe, or stabbed with a knife, he shrugs it off. So why was he angry when Roy shot him with a paint gun?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: He wasn't really angry, more like confused and annoyed at having paint shot at him.

Question: At the trial, first, we are told that all the women died in the church, but then a woman survived - we are not told how - and she appears to be quite old; then we are told that her granddaughter wrote the book about it. Was the granddaughter in the church, as well, and survived somehow? I'm confused.

kh1616

Chosen answer: There were two survivors: a woman and her daughter, who was named Ilana. It was Ilana's memoirs of her and her mother's experience in the camp that were published. Ilana, the daughter, may have helped with the actual writing based on her mother's memories (since Ilana's own memories could be bleak, as she was just a child).

raywest Premium member

Question: How exactly did Jason kill Andy? In other words, how did Andy end up the way he did?

Answer: Jason chops Andy in half with his trusty machete (his trademark weapon of choice). However from the way the kill was shot it looks as though Jason whacks Andy in the crotch from above (as Andy was walking on his hands at the time of his murder) so how he ended up in half at the waist is anyone's guess.

Alan Keddie

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