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Question: If Roald Dahl hated the way the movie was being made, why in the DVD special features, does it show him on set with cast and crew looking like he's having a good time with everyone?

Answer: Disagreeing with a studio's choices about your story wouldn't preclude enjoying an on-set visit.

Show generally

Question: Monica has different weird fruits in a bowl on her table. In an interview someone from the props department said that it was explained in an episode - does anyone know what episode it was?

Dan23

Season 6 generally

Question: Some episodes towards the end of season 6 feature different end credits with a Warner Brothers logo but in some repeats they replace them with the normal credits - why?

Dan23

Answer: Because that show was first created by Warner Bros, not CW.

Parturition - S2-E7

Question: Tom is showing Kes how to pilot a shuttle in the holodeck. Why did they use footage of Jem'Hadar fighters attacking?

Dan23

Answer: Because it saves on production costs.

Answer: As stated, the practical answer is to save money on effects. The in-world answer is that they could recreate the fighters from sensor records.

Answer: To help her prepare for threats and other obstacles that she may encounter while piloting a shuttlecraft.

My question is why did the show reuse footage from ds9 s3 of Jem'Hadar fighters attacking?

Dan23

Question: What did the captain say and mean after Gina says that it's been rough sometimes without her husband but her and Josh are ok?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: "There is a strength to this one." Just meaning he sees Gina as a strong, independent woman who's been able to keep going despite losing her husband.

Bishop73

Say My Name - S5-E7

Question: Did Walt plan on killing Mike? If so, why? It seems like he just did it in a fit of rage, but then why did he take his gun?

MikeH

Answer: As you stated, it was in a fit of rage, he regretted it right afterwards.

Question: Why did Juni leave the OSS again? Also, why does Carmen seem to hate him again? They got over that in the first movie.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: He retired from the OSS. Carmen hates Juni because after he went out on his own he never called or did anything to let her know where he was or how he was doing.

Question: Did Brooks really have McClanahan play in the third period of the game against Sweden even though he was injured?

Answer: Yes, he did. Seeing McClanahan play through his pain inspired the rest of the team and helped them come from behind to a 2-2 tie with Sweden, which turned out to be vital.

Question: Since Lentz was really the mastermind behind the entire thing, why did Nichols have him killed?

Answer: Lentz was not the mastermind, Nichols was. Nichols had Lentz killed to tie up a loose end.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What are the silver pins on Dinero's shoulders on his dress uniform?

Lt3097

Answer: Dinero is a US army ranger sporting the special forces identification badge on his shoulders. There are many inconsistencies in the uniform though.

lionhead

Question: Sally tries to prevent Jack from taking over Christmas using Fog Juice. How will fog stop him?

Answer: As seen in the movie, the Fog Juice made it difficult to see anything. Sally had hoped that with no way of seeing where he was going, she would be able to stop him from leaving Halloween Town and save his life.

Question: How did Preston's backpack end up in the wide park area even though he left it in the woods?

adamtrainman@aol.com

Answer: According to Babylon 5 lore, PSI Cop Bester was quoted, "We learned some interesting things about Ms. Winters in the course of her debriefing and dissect-that is, examination.

Answer: Mr. Weasley was asking what the function of a rubber duck was and Harry was trying to find the right words for the answer.

Answer: I saw it as they needed Bryan out of the house to stage Lenore's body. Lenore had already been kidnapped the previous day and now they needed to plant her body in his home.

Bishop73

Answer: Technically Calder's people were doing the digging themselves. The planet basically had a caste system and the working class citizens had to do the digging as slaves while the upper class citizen got to live on the surface. All the workers underground were citizens of the planet except for SG-1. However, Calder was also trying to preserve this caste system because he wanted to stay in power and the upper class enjoyed their lifestyle. I don't see it so much as being lazy but more like, why do something yourself when you can get someone else to do it.

Bishop73

Then what would you call being lazy?

Laying around, not doing anything when you could be, or are suppose to be, doing something. In this episode, the upper class people still had jobs, they just didn't do the dangerous, dirty, and labor intensive jobs.

Bishop73

Question: During the slapping, what did George mean when he said send him up to the front?

Answer: "The front" means the front line, i.e., where the enemy is being engaged. He's saying that since the soldier isn't physically injured, he should be fighting, not (as Patton sees it) being a coward and shirking his duty.

Answer: He meant that he intended to send the soldier back to his unit where the main fighting with the enemy is taking place. This is referred to as "the front."

raywest Premium member

Answer: Randall Stephens. And strictly speaking, he didn't "help" Norton create the fake person...he did it on his own initiative, to launder Norton's ill-gotten gains. If Norton knew about Randall Stephens at all, he likely didn't understand the purpose but trusted that Andy was doing it for his (Norton's) own good.

Answer: No, it is not known what he was selling, only that it was likely some kind of an illegal or unsavory business transaction.

raywest Premium member

Answer: No. In "The Third Path" (book from Legacy series), he even appeared on travelers ship.

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