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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.

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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.


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."

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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.

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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?

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.


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.

Show generally

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.


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.

Question: What year does this movie take place?

Answer: There's not really an answer, because the film has sort-of a nebulous timeframe given its cartoon-like atmosphere. Ex. Everything is old fashioned in design, including architecture and clothing, but current technology is also present. It's not really meant to take place in the "real world" or a specific timeframe, so much as be a silly throwback to old comedies and especially old Laurel and Hardy films. So, the best answer to your question would be that it just sort of exists in its "own" time, so to speak - an amalgam of different time periods all put together for maximum comedy impact.


Adding to this, the Wikipedia page on this movie states that... "The film is set in a humorously indeterminate 20th-century time period, with styles ranging from the 1940s to the 1990s."

Quantom X Premium member

"Mouse Hunt" was not modeled on 1930s Laurel and Hardy films so much as it was a direct retread of 1940s "Herman and Catnip" and "Tom and Jerry" cartoons, which spawned many knock-offs over the decades, from "Coyote and Roadrunner" cartoons to live-action comedies such as "Home Alone" and others.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: When Julie says, "Please, please tell me we have different fathers!", does that mean she wishes Ren was never part of her family, as it suggests in the first half of the film? (01:11:55 - 03:13:50)

Answer: It's just something someone says to a sibling when they're annoyed, angered, or disgruntled with them for some reason. It's like saying you hope you were adopted because your family embarrasses you.

raywest Premium member

Question: How did Lavagirl's boot fall off? Also, how come she only has her leg when she isn't wearing the boot? Where's her foot and sock?


Question: When fixing up and preparing the house defenses, why is Neville so pressed for time? What type of preparing does he do?

Answer: He has to make sure that he's back at his home with plenty of time to lock everything down, sound proof the establishment, and make sure no lights are visible from the outside. His place of residence has to appear like any other place in New York at the time as deserted and with nobody there. If the Night Stalkers saw any evidence at all that that was where he was living, they would attack like they do later in the film. Neville is military trained, so punctuality and having a set schedule to do things is pretty well ingrained into him now. And by giving himself plenty of time and room for error, he can take care of any contingencies that arise and any repairs to make sure everything is ready before the creatures come out.

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Neville also uses gallons of chemicals (possibly chlorine bleach) every afternoon to cover his scent in the immediate vicinity of his home. Apparently, the Night Stalkers and their dogs have a keen sense of smell, particularly for uninfected humans.

Charles Austin Miller

I yeah, that too. I forgot about that. Though in fairness that wasn't really explained in the movie. But a lot of stuff from the comics was left out of the movie as well.

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Question: Why is Leanne driving on the wrong side of the car on her way to pick up Mike at the laundromat after he ran off?

Answer: Because you're seeing her in the reflection of the window and thus you see a reverse (or mirror) image (i.e. the camera is pointed toward the window and not the car).


Question: This may be weirdly specific, but does anyone know what the two background music clips from the Region 1 DVD menu are from? There's two different songs - one is a short, creepy 5-second clip that plays when you hit "Play Movie," and the other is the general background music from the DVD menu, which is a sort-of slow, sad guitar piece. I'm assuming they're just royalty free music from a collection of some sort, but I quite enjoy them.


Question: Was "Dakota" really the secret word the money carrying horses trained to stop for?

Answer: In the movie, yes, it was. Historically, nobody knows as different teams of horses were most likely trained to respond to different code words. The code word "Dakota" was just an example the movie used to illustrate that code words were used for stagecoach deliveries, especially when the coaches were transporting high-value cargo.


Answer: It's unlikely that code words were used like that in real life; horses don't understand "words", just sounds. Expecting a team of panicking runaway horses to respond to a separate code word that means stop, when their regular voice command for stop ("ho" or "whoa") is ineffective just doesn't make sense.

Answer: When he told her that he knew about her still wearing diapers. He did it to get back at her for being so mean to him and they decided to call it even.

Question: What kind of car did Steve drive to the dinner date with Stella? (01:00:00)

Question: How did the sad core memory end up in the memory dump?

Answer: Joy made her drop it.

Answer: He is way better than you and good looking.

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