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Question: The scientists of the genetic research lab were first attacked by the Hellknight monster, which was actually the human test subject. Since after the incident the research lab was quarantined and the first Hellknight could have gone nowhere, how is it that the Marine troops didn't encounter the first monster even once when they entered the genetic research lab?

Chosen answer: This is explained by the fact that it was likely hiding, waiting to see what the RRTS would do. After all, the human test subject still had its personality, as far as is known. It would've waited to discover their weaknesses, stalking them like a predatory animal stalks its prey.

Question: Why did Prince Barron hate Flash so much? His burning desire to kill this complete stranger left me somewhat baffled.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Prince Barin was the fiance of Princess Aura, who took a shine to Flash. He was quite simply jealous.

Ioreth

Question: In the beginning, the king and queen are shown riding in a carriage. However, before watching this movie, I viewed Shrek 3 where the king had turned into a frog and died. If he died in 3, how did he come back to life in this movie? This was before the king and queen signed any contract and vanished, so magic was not involved in his being alive.

Chosen answer: It was stated in this scene that Fiona was rescued from the tower, meaning this scene took place at the same time as Shrek 1, when the King was still alive.

Casual Person

Question: Who was Santana's prisoner and why did she not want to be unshackled?

Chosen answer: Santana's prisoner was played by R&B singer Keri Hilson. Being unshackled and molested by all those men was probably the reason why.

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Question: Does anyone know the back-story of the bass guitar licks used during the episodes?

Chosen answer: Composer Jonathan Wolff used a synthesizer, although in seasons 7-9, a real bass is used in addition. Wolff also recorded himself making hundreds of mouth noises, pops, and slaps to add to the synthesized bass licks so that each episode has a different theme. The only real "back-story" is Jerry Seinfeld was having trouble coming up with a theme song and talked to a friend who happened to know Wolff. They wanted to avoid that cheesy late 80's sit-com theme song and Wolff came up with what we enjoy now. Jonathan Wolff has also talked about this further in interviews, recently Reed Dunela interviewed him, so for a fuller account of his story; check out "The Wolff of 116th street".

Bishop73

Question: How did Robbie's parents die? Is it ever mentioned?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: How his parents died is never mentioned.

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Question: As his wife, why does Jessica address Brody by his last name instead of his first name?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: Everyone else calls him Brody or Sgt. Brody, and it probably became habit to her.

The_Iceman Premium member

Question: How does each of the tarot cards relate to the Four Horsemen member it's given to?

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Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: Atlas' represents his status as a ladies man, Henley's represents the fact that she's the lone female of the group, Woody Harrelson's shows how he is the joker of the group, and Jack's "Death" card foreshadows his "death" later on.

Brad Premium member

Actually, the Hermit card in the tarot is about introspection and reflection. I believe it speaks to the fact that Merritt is a mentalist, looking inward for his insights.

Whisper292

Question: During the ending credits, about eight women are listed as Bart's girls. The only two I saw were the ones Bart tried to have sex with. Where were the other six?

Tintin and the Picaros: Part 1 - S2-E8

Question: What did Calculus put in Haddock's soup?

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Casual Person

Chosen answer: It is a pill that makes alcohol taste disgusting.

The Avatar and the Firelord - S3-E6

Question: At the end of Sozin's story, he says that he wiped out the Airtemple, and we see one burning. But it isn't one of the four they visited during the three seasons. The Western Airtemple hangs from the cliff, the Northern and Southern both are on one solitary peak and it doesn't have the distinctive bridges of the Eastern Airtemple. Is it ever explained or shown which one it is in Sozin's story?

Friso94

Chosen answer: When Sozin says "So I wiped out the Air Temples, " we are indeed seeing the three mountains of the Eastern Air Temple burning, with the two bridges being gone in this shot (S3-E6). This does conflict a bit with the image we see of the Eastern Air Temple, with the two bridges intact, when Aang and Appa fly to that Air Temple seeking Guru Pathik (S2-E19). This may possibly be considered a mistake, but the fact is that when we are seeing the burning of the Eastern Air Temple it's from the point of view of Zuko, who is merely reading from Sozin's autobiographical account, and envisioning everything he's reading, which in his mind includes the bridges having been destroyed.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Why did everybody in the courtroom go silent when Tom said that he did chores for Mayella because he felt sorry for her?

Chosen answer: At that time in history, Tom, a black man, was considered inferior to Mayella, a white woman. When he says he "felt sorry" for her, it is interpreted as him thinking he is above her or better off in some way. Regardless of his good intentions, for him to think of himself as being in a superior position to help her was considered unacceptable because it was seen as a black person rising above their lower place in society.

raywest Premium member

Question: I'm partly deaf, so I am dependent upon reading closed captioning on TV or movies. My wife and I rented a DVD of this movie. I saw on this DVD where Benedict Cumberbatch was said to be the Necromancer; my wife claims not to have heard the name "Necromancer" said out loud. This was when the Necromancer made a very brief appearance. Was this a mistake in captioning?

Chosen answer: The name Necromancer is said specifically at that point in the movie, by Radagast as he narrates what happened to Gandalf. Your information is correct in that the character is indeed being played by Benedict Cumberbatch, in addition to his role as Smaug.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Nicolas Cage was originally cast in the role of the film's villain, Chudnofsky. But he left the film just days before shooting. I have searched around on the net trying to find why, but I keep finding unclear and conflicting reports. So why did Cage leave the film?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: There were creative differences between Cage and the film's director, Michael Goundry. For one, Cage, who wanted an unconventional character, suggested the villain have a Jamaican accent. The director rejected that idea and there were others conflicts between the two about how the character should be played. Cage decided to turn down the role.

raywest Premium member

Question: Why is the King's face hardly ever shown?

Chosen answer: Deliberate production choice, and to show him from the younger child's point of view - also remember The King, when in his drunken state, is a child abuser, so the younger boy will see him as a large and terrifying presence - that is, so big he won't fit in the frame of the shot.

Neil Jones

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Question: At what point did someone decide that the rangers should always be in the same civilian clothes? In the early years of the franchise the characters wore different outfits but now they are always dressed in the same things every episode.

Question: What exactly caused the volcano to explode at the end? It didn't seem active at all and it just decided to blow after Phantom and Diana escaped the pirates.

Quantom X

Chosen answer: The explosions from the skulls and the weapons on the island caused the volcano to erupt.

LorgSkyegon

Question: When Jen looks at the shard, he sees in image of a Skeksis striking the crystal, but why when the beings of light appear, do they say that they were the ones responsible for shattering it?

Chosen answer: The skeksis and the beings of light are the same, each being a different side (good and bad) therefore it was there evil side (the skeksis) that struck the crystal.

Question: Can someone please translate into English what Data says after he says "Wow!"?

Chosen answer: He says, "He is a big strong man."

Question: What song is playing when Johnny Blaze undergoes his first transformation into the Ghost Rider?

Chosen answer: "The West was build on Legends´╗┐", by Christopher Young, from the movie's score.

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