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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.

Question: Do the sewers of New York really fill up with toxic waste every night as stated in the movie, or was this just for the purpose of the plot?

lartaker1975

Chosen answer: No they do not. This is only for the purpose of the film's plot.

raywest Premium member

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Question: Is it ever explained why Seinfeld and Newman dislike each other?

Chosen answer: No, it is not. Most Seinfeldians believe Newman is simply jealous of Jerry's success, and doesn't feel Jerry is worthy of it.

DavidRTurner

Question: In this movie, we meet Griff, Biff's grandson, but in the previous movie, Biff didn't seem to be any kind of relationship, so where did Griff come from? Is there any sort of explanation to Griff's parentage?

Heather Benton Premium member

Chosen answer: It was never really mentioned in any of the movies whether he is in a relationship with someone. Biff could have very well been, it's just never shown because he is at the McFly house in most of his on-screen time.

Casual Person

Question: Why does Frankenstein keep on having to switch gears to go faster, can't he just leave it on the fastest?

Chosen answer: Because of the transmission. You have to change gears as the engine revels up higher RPMs to keep from blowing the engine.

Quantom X

Eggheads - S1-E7

Question: What is the specific legal reason why "Nikke" and "Weeties" had to be misspelled, yet the spelling and logo for The Gap is unaltered?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: It's just like any product placement in TV or film; the Gap probably granted permission as well as paid for their logo to be featured whereas Nike and Wheaties (General Mills) did not.

zendaddy621

Question: Is a young Zed ever shown somewhere in the movie? Like in the background at the '69 MiB HQ somewhere?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: No.

Casual Person

Question: Why is the place they find Grif called "The Factory"?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: It was what Andy Warhol called his studio. Musician John Cale explained: "It wasn't called the Factory for nothing. It was where the assembly line for the silkscreens happened. While one person was making a silkscreen, somebody else would be filming a screen test. Every day something new."

Jon Sandys Premium member

Question: Was there any reason to why the Horsemen hypnotized the French banker and half the Las Vegas audience?

00:25:55

Casual Person

Answer: Actually, Fuller mentions that the audience was pulled in by Tressler to pack the seats, not hypnotized. The hypnosis of half the audience was just part of the show.

Whisper292

Chosen answer: They hypnotized the man to make sure he did every thing they wanted (go to Las Vegas, and also do everything he should whilst he was in the fake "bank"). Because the horsemen weren't famous half the people were hypnotized to fill up the enormous audience stands.

Question: Was there any reason to why the Horsemen hypnotized the French banker and half the Las Vegas audience?

00:25:55

Casual Person

Answer: Actually, Fuller mentions that the audience was pulled in by Tressler to pack the seats, not hypnotized. The hypnosis of half the audience was just part of the show.

Whisper292

Chosen answer: They hypnotized the man to make sure he did every thing they wanted (go to Las Vegas, and also do everything he should whilst he was in the fake "bank"). Because the horsemen weren't famous half the people were hypnotized to fill up the enormous audience stands.

Question: Can someone explain to me what exactly Arthur Tressler had to do with the Four Horsemen?

00:14:55 - 00:59:30

Casual Person

Chosen answer: He was their sponsor.

GOOD-BOT

Question: Whilst on a ferry, Jack does a magic trick that involves him bending a spoon with "his mind". One of them figures out how he did the trick. The man takes out a spoon and knife from his pocket, meaning he managed to do the trick with the knife and spoon. How did he accomplish this trick with the spoon and knife?

00:04:55

Casual Person

Chosen answer: The spoon that he finds in Jack's pocket is the one that was originally shown to the audience as a normal solid metal spoon, tapping it on the handrail and so forth, which he then pocketed. The "knife" is actually the snapped-off handle of a second spoon, which Jack used during the trick to show the spoon handle moving downwards by "the power of his mind", which he then palmed and tucked up his sleeve while revealing the third and final spoon, which he'd already bent before the trick, to his audience.

Question: Why does Maya keep putting on a wig when dealing with prisoners?

Quantom X

Chosen answer: Most likely to conceal her naturally bright red hair. If that fact is known, it would make it easier for the enemy to identify and target her, either for surveillance, to be kidnapped, killed, etc.

raywest Premium member

Pilot (1) - S1-E1

Question: Does the beginning of the pilot episode take place on our earth? Or is it left for us to wonder?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: It's never said, so the implication is that yes, the one our crew starts from is our Earth.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

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