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Question: Sapphire in this show, is she related to the Green Lantern comics? Like his enemy Star Sapphire?

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Chosen answer: No, she is not.

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Question: Are laws in USA really that strict about alimony for the ex wife? Because Jake spends equal time with his both of his parents, why would Alan have to pay Judith any kind of money? If Alan wouldn't be in touch with Jake, and Jake would live with his mother all the time, in that case alimony would make sense. And even more bizarre thing, why on earth does Alan have to pay alimony to Kandi? They didn't had kids, they were just a married couple which divorced, and continue to live their lives like before.

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Chosen answer: You have confused alimony with child support. Alimony is an obligation to provide financial support for a former spouse. Usually it's an obligation to the spouse who made more money during the marriage.

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Question: When RoboCop is at the hideout, we see several "artifacts" (like the skeleton of Elvis). As he leaves, the camera focuses on something and pans up on it. What is it suppose to be?

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Question: So how exactly did Doomsday's ship get buried so deep? On the movie the Project Apple Core workers say they discover it's "before Christ deep", but don't specify exactly how old. And they are 2 miles down at the time. Lex Luthor interprets the alien hologram as a warning and says that an alien race must have trapped Doomsday here because they could not kill it. And later the robot at the Fortress of Solitude identifies Doomsday and tells Superman what it is. I know there are several differences between the film and the comics it's based on. Are there differences in how Doomsday got there and how is it so deep?

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New this month Answer: In the comic book, Doomsday was put in a strait-jacket, strapped in metal bondage and placed in a cube like metal prison buried deep in the earth. It took him centuries just to break the bonds, then spent more centuries just punching his way out. With earthquakes, volcanoes and other natural disasters those events could shift Doomsday's prison to the surface.

Question: In the film, Doomsday is described as being a machine, designed to be the ultimate warrior but could not distinguish between friend and foe, and thus exists to destroy any and all life. Is that how it was in the comic, even the machine part?

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Chosen answer: When they call Doomsday a machine, they don't mean a literal machine. Just that he was built/designed. The comics were much the same. Doomsday was created by placing a baby on the most dangerous planet in the universe, and cloning that baby every time it died, forcing it to adapt. Doomsday eventually escaped this torture.

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Question: Who was the blond woman dancing to "Everybody Loves Christmas" in that mid-credits scene? Was she Principal Carol Newman or that Shaina Twain-wannabe?

Chosen answer: The actress dancing to "Everybody Loves Christmas" is Elizabeth Mitchell, who plays Mrs. Claus/Principal Newman.

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Question: When Kirk and Sulu land on the drilling platform, none of the combatants deploy their shooting weapons as the first option, choosing instead their hand-to-hand weapons. Why?

Chosen answer: 1. Ranged weapons can be difficult to use at close range. Look how often Kirk gets his phaser smacked out of his hand on the Narada. 2. Presumably Nero's crew don't want to damage the drill with energy weapon fire.

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Question: While Andy is in solitary for 2 months, who is doing all of the paperwork for the warden's scams?

Chosen answer: Presumably he just let it pile up or stopped running schemes for a bit.

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Question: In the "Day-O" scene at the dinner table, why wasn't Lydia possessed? I thought the whole point was for ALL of them to move out?

Chosen answer: Lydia left the table as the possession began; also, she'd already met Adam and Barbara and bonded with them, so they chose not to possess her since they didn't want to scare her as well.

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Question: Why does Harry not question ever seeing Mad Eye on the map? And does he see Barty Crouch Jr? if so why does he not say anything?

Chosen answer: Harry DID see Barty Crouch on the map, although the map doesn't seem to identify between junior and senior. The impostor Mad-Eye appeared simply as "Barty Crouch". This puzzled Harry, as Crouch was supposed to be ill at the time.

Question: When Cady walks into the gym (after the large multi-girl fight scene), she tells the viewer that she knows everyone was just talking about her. How can this be? They only just discovered the book pages in the hallways, and they were so busy fighting each other, they obviously they didn't stop to discuss the fact that Cady was not mentioned on any of the pages. So why would everyone have just been talking about her?

Chosen answer: Girls notice these things easily. The plastics are the most hated girls in the school, so if there's a book saying mean things about everyone, people would assume the plastics are in it. Everyone was running around the room reading all the pages, possibly trying to find what it says about the plastics. Since nobody could find them, they would think the only logical explanation is they wrote the book, just like Mr Duvall, since they're so hated. In the gym, they would've been asking each other if they could find pages about them, and since nobody could, they would be discussing reasons why. And besides, when Cady walked into the gym, everyone was looking at her. That's enough to realise everyone was talking about her, with or without a good reason.

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Question: Rose has the necklace all along, as we know, so if she had told Brock and his crew that she does indeed still have it, would they have any rights to it? Obviously it was a gift to her from Cal, but when the Titanic sunk it was paid out through insurance, believed to be lost. So would Rose still be the lawful owner of the necklace? Could it have been taken from her by the crew?

Chosen answer: Mr. Lovett and his crew on the salvage ship "Keldysh" would have no rights to the necklace. The rightful owner of the jewelry would be whichever insurance company paid out on the financial claim filed by Cal Hockley, unless their money was returned. A case could be made that Rose DeWitt Bukater Dawson Calvert is, in a sense, guilty of a crime since she knowingly allowed a false claim to be made. However, prosecution would be moot as she ultimately profited nothing from the claim, nor ownership of the diamond. And Hockley filed the insurance claim in good faith, unaware the necklace was on dry land, as he presumed Rose and the diamond went down with the ship. I do thank you for your question, though. It finally presents me with a logical reason why Rose would keep the diamond's existence a secret all of these years.

Michael Albert

Answer: Even though one might say she should have sold it to support herself, if you think it through, she knew if she tried to do so she would have been hunted down and Can then would know she had lived and thereafter never let her go. Also, the diamond was so rare and valuable even on the black market it would have been next to impossible to find a buyer who would touch it, knowing they would be implicated, and Rose knew it would have led straight back to her.

Question: Does anyone feel that Whip was set up in that hotel room? I mean IMO it was just a little too convenient for him to be awakened by the sound of an unlocked room door, just to go inside to find an untouched mini bar. Also, who was it that was watching him when he went to visit his son? It's almost like the film tried to touch on a conspiracy but then decided to let well enough be.

Question: In the scene where Nani is pulling nails out of the door frame because Lilo wants to be alone and Mr. Bubbles arrives, when Nani goes around the back (smashing a window and turning off Lilo's music) is Nani opening the presumably nailed shut door to let Mr. Bubbles in that he later yanks open and all the nails fall?

Chosen answer: No she opens the back door for Mr. Bubbles - you see him later open the front door that is still nailed shut.

Question: I am a huge fan of the movie Predator but I always have thought that the writers should've done more with the characters of Poncho and Hawkins. Were they supposed to be friends like Blain and Mac?

Chosen answer: Blain and Mac are extremely badass action hero characters. Poncho and Hawkins are less so. It seems that Poncho and Hawkins are there for the Predator to kill, so us as an audience knows what sort of danger the characters face and also show the big guys do some action.

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Question: The opening scene with the train crashing into the military base played out an awful lot like the Macbeth boss fight in Star Fox 64. Is this on purpose?

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Question: Is Kitty aware of what is happening in the past? Like when she is holding Wolverine's mind in the past, does she see and hear everything he does?

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Chosen answer: No, she has no idea what's going on.

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Question: How did Jack save Sally and Santa Claus in Oogie Boogie's lair by transporting them from the lava pit to the Iron Maiden? Wouldn't they be killed by the Iron Maiden?

Chosen answer: Except they're a reanimated corpse and a skeleton. They are either already dead (or undead), or, given how things seem to work, the normal natural laws don't apply to Halloweentown.

Greg Dwyer

But how did Santa survive the Iron Maiden? Especially with how big he is he certainly would have been killed.

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Question: What are they saying and/or what does it mean when the team keeps saying "unsub...?

Chosen answer: They are referring to the killer they are searching for. It's an amalgamation of "UNknown SUBject."

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Question: What does it mean when a black, lined piece of paper is found that has white printing it? The paper appears to be old and the printing says "I love you" This paper just appeared one evening but was not there before.

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