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Question: This is a two part question: firstly if Crazy Carl was onto Sonic why didn't he find any of Sonic's quills when Tom found one without even looking for one? Secondly: what happened to the ring that Sonic threw and bounced of the robot, did he get it back, or will it play a part in getting Robotnick back in the possible sequel?

Darth Crucible

Answer: First, it seems Sonic doesn't shed his quills that easily. Tom found one just by sheer luck. Second, yes that ring is likely going to play a part in the sequel.

Answer: Sound designer Matthew Wood said they retired the Wilhelm scream after The Force Awakens, and that a new scream sound would make an appearance from Rogue One onwards. He didn't give any detail but Metaflix theorised the new scream was from WALL-E, although ABC News said sources told them the new audio easter egg was a scream by George Lucas recorded for American Graffiti.


Answer: No other lightsaber in the films was shown to have a yellow blade, so this is one she constructed herself.


Answer: I believe you are talking about the medal. That is one of the medals from the end of A New Hope (Star Wars) that was given to Luke and Han. Presumably it is Han's medal.

Answer: It's a medal similar to the ones Han and Luke received at the end of "A New Hope." Whether it's a new one, or Leia was in possession of one or both the medals that belonged to Han and Luke respectively is unknown.


It is Han's medal which Leia had saved. It says so in the novelization.

Question: What happened to the rest of the Death Eaters (that didn't die in the Battle of Hogwarts) once Voldemort dies by his own hand at the end of the battle? Did the Malfoys get off (even though they were very faithful to Voldemort)? Asking because they are shown sneaking away during the battle and Draco is shown seeing his children off at Kings Cross at the end with all the others.

Answer: To fully understand this you need to have read the books. However, upon the downfall of Voldemort, many death eaters claimed to have been under the imperious curse and thus unaware of their actions. The Malfoys are one family that use this defense though by the battle of Hogwarts they no longer cared who won as they just wanted to protect Draco.


Question: Andy didn't kill his wife and her lover. Still, he says in the beginning of the film that he did do something wrong. What does he mean by that?

Answer: He later tells Red that he was a distant man and a workaholic whose neglect drove his wife into the arms of another man, where she was killed. Andy thinks if he had been a more attentive husband, she never would have strayed, and therefore blames himself for her death.

Brian Katcher

Question: While running away from the bad guys, John McClane severely wounds feet by stepping on broken glass. Wouldn't his feet be at risk of infections if they were as severely wounded as shown in the movie? He's feet don't appear to have any infections.

Answer: Infections take time to set in. The whole events of this film take place over 1 evening. Not long enough for an infection to set in. Especially since he receives medical attention at the end.


How long would John have to go without getting medical for his feet to get infected?

Per a google search: "An infection can develop any time between two or three days after the cut occurred until it's healed."


Answer: Infections take a while to develop - the events of Die Hard are borderline real time, and given the injuries happen towards the end of the film, that's way too soon for any significant side effects.

Answer: As mentioned, it would take time for an infection to set in. Also, even though John had some nasty cuts, it doesn't necessarily mean they will become infected and could heal without any complications as long as the feet are cleaned and bandaged.


Question: Women are getting kidnapped in the area where persons get dropped in front of an France Airport which bystanders would be able to see them. So how have persons of this Syndicate not been caught?

Answer: The people at the airport are just spotters, they contact the eventual kidnappers once they have an address to send them to. They aren't doing anything illegal or suspicious so they can't get caught with anything.


Question: Why are the gang members so spread out? I know there was the truce but surely they would he wary of anything going wrong? I know they needed to show off the different gangs but you will see one member of a gang in the middle of 4-5 members of the same gang, surely people would be more cautious than this.


Answer: There was a truce, but just in case you want different members in different parts of the crowd to see all angels and all exits in case of something. You plan if something goes wrong where everybody will be.

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Question: Was Sam supposed to have been married and divorced before the first episode? I swear I remember him saying something about having been married in an early episode, but I can't remember specifics.

Brian Katcher

Answer: In S01E02, "Sam's Women", Carla tells Diane that Debra was Sam's ex-wife.


Question: Why would the Riffs instantly believe that The Warriors did it? Wouldn't it have made sense, especially with the sheer numbers of The Riffs, that they search Cleon and anyone still there who they can get hold of?


Answer: The Riffs were informed of the Warriors' innocence of wrongdoing by a member of another gang who had no reason to lie on behalf of the Warriors or to frame Luther (the actual culprit). Apparently Luther had a reputation for dishonesty, among other things, whereas the Warriors were considered to be among the city's more "honorable" gangs.


Question: If Bruce had backed Edward's invention, would Edward have still done what he did in the movie (using the device to grow smarter, try to outdo Bruce etc)? Or did Bruce spurning him cause him to do that?

Answer: It's hard to say for certain. If Bruce had approved of the project, there would have been a lot more volunteers and oversight of its production, which would have alerted Bruce of the device's side effects, at which point he or one of his underlings would order its production to cease. Edward would still feel spurned and motivated to continue his work, but without the resources of Wayne Industries at his disposal, he may have a more difficult time seeing his plan through.


Question: Why were the kids crying after Nick said all that after the car burned down. I get their feelings might have been hurt but with all the other stuff he said why would that of all things make them cry?


Answer: Because what he said was true.

Question: Surely military people and special needs people would have gone first before her and her daughter? If that's the case there's no way no-one would have seen the daughter. Or are there different policies in Berlin?

Answer: It's unlikely it's different in Berlin, and it would be an airline policy, not a government one. The fact that no-one else was on the plane when Kyle boarded with her daughter or was not seen by one of the flight crew is simply an implausible plot device. This would never happen that way in real life.


Question: There is a major issue that I've never seen addressed. Candyman kidnaps baby Anthony the day Helen is in Anne Marie's apartment. She is then arrested and bailed out later that day. Then the following day Candyman kills Bernadette and Helen is hospitalized. A month later she meets with Dr Burke. So at minimum we have a month and a day that Candyman has the newborn. Who cares for the baby who an entire month? Candyman?

Answer: I don't see how it's a major issue. It's pretty obvious we are to presume that Candyman takes care of the baby in the meantime so he can use it for his plan.


Answer: There is a scene where Candyman feeds the infant some honey. There isn't a need to stretch one's imagination to determine that he is the one that takes care of the infant during the entire period in question.


Question: In the beginning when Jack is being rescued, he says "four of you have tried to kill me in the past, and one of you succeeded" whom does he mean as the four? One is Will, the other Barbossa. And Elizabeth is the one who succeeded. Who's the other one? Tia Dalma?

Answer: It was Tia Dalma, she even says "Come, don't tell me you didn't enjoy it at the time." Which he seems to agree to.


Question: This is regarding the scene in Boston. Why was that one gal smiling? Why did Amelia turn the lights out? Who were the three men Amelia told "You can go in now?

Answer: The lady smiling is one of Amelia's relatives who sits on the company board of directors. Being as she is elderly, she appears to be somewhat unaware of what exactly is going on and just sits there, apparently amused by the proceedings. The men were just waiting their turn to meet with the board, and of no significance to the story. Amelia's turning off the lights is just an exaggerated comedic gesture to show that she is on her way out and heading to Hawaii, that really makes no sense.


Answer: I think Amelia shutting off the lights was meant to imply she is extremely frugal and cautious with money, indicating she would more than likely scrutinize over judgment of her father (Doc Dedham).


Answer: I think it's her Irish frugality.

Question: When we see Harry Potter sleeping in bed on his first night back at Hogwarts he appears to be having a bad dream. He then wakes up and we see that Ron is watching him. Why was Ron watching him while he was sleeping?

Answer: Harry is having a nightmare and could have easily woken Ron. Upon being woken, Ron could have simply been watching in disbelief at how bad Harry's nightmare is.


Question: Does Sam really tell the truth when she told Jack that she is not her daughter? Or did she just want to avoid possible danger for both of them?

Infestation - S1-E3

Question: If the universe is around 13 billion years old, can the distances between galaxies be counted as a different units? Galactic distance is huge; could the distances be in trillion light years apart? I believe the age of the universe is different than galactic distances?

Answer: Yes to all questions. The best theoretical estimate is that the universe is about 7 trillion light years across. That is about 250 times larger than the currently observable universe. So, yes, using trillions of light years as a unit of measure is appropriate. And, yes, the age of the universe is a measure of time, and the space between galaxies is a measure of distance.

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