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Question: At the beginning of the movie, as Doc, Marty and Jennifer are leaving in the time machine to go to 2015, Biff sees the DeLorean fly and then disappear. It perplexes him greatly and he even states, "What the hell is going on here?" 1) Why wouldn't Doc have been more careful when he knew that anyone could've walked out of the McFly house and seen the DeLorean? 2) Why didn't it alter things in the future? Sure, Biff may not have told anyone about what he saw, but it's unlikely since he witnessed such a strange event.

Zinka17

Chosen answer: There's no real explanation about why Doc wasn't more careful, but he is an eccentric person who often acts on impulse rather than logic. It also serves the movie's plot for Biff to be there when he was. Biff in 2015 is an old man, and he is obviously somewhat confused about what he saw. He may well have thought it better to say nothing about it for fear he wouldn't be believed and could be accused of hallucinating the event.

raywest Premium member

Question: If Candy King returns Ralph's medal, then he would have effectively "refunded" Vanellope's entry into the semi-finals, meaning that Ralph would not have needed to wreck Vanellope's cart. If so, what is Ralph's motive for destroying the car?

Jaffacake

Chosen answer: He wrecked her car because the Candy King wanted Ralph to stop helping her, and tries to convince Ralph that that if the 'glitch' Vanellope races everyone will think the game is malfunctioning. Therefore, the game console is removed, the candy citizens are gameless, and since Venellope can't leave she will be lost forever. Even though all this was a lie by the Candy King, Ralph cared too much about her to take that chance. In addition, if everyone knew how Candy King got the medal back, they would have known about his true motives!

Rydersriot87 Premium member

Flesh and Stone (2) - S5-E5

Question: What did Amy mean when in response to "You'd slow us down, Miss Pond," she replies "I don't want to sound selfish, but you'd really speed me up"?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: With the rest of the group she would be moving faster then she would if she were alone.

MasterOfAll

Simpsons Bible Stories - S10-E18

Question: How come the Simpsons weren't ascending into heaven?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Simple - they are sinners, and sinners don't get into heaven.

Rydersriot87 Premium member

Simpsons Bible Stories - S10-E18

Question: Bart's Dream: If Goliath II was a good king who built roads and hospitals, then why did he kill Methuselah?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Because he wanted to be king. He could have had good intentions all along or had a change of heart sometime after he took over.

LorgSkyegon

Maximum Homerdrive - S10-E17

Question: When they are eating dinner at the beginning, why does Homer's jaw stop moving?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: He got lockjaw from the bite inflicted on him by Lenny.

MasterOfAll

Question: In the LEGO video game, LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4, LEGO Gilderoy is revealed to wear a wig in the game. Does Gilderoy wear a wig in this movie? If so, when is it most noticeable?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: In the scene where Gilderoy is hastily packing his office after being "called out" to save Ginny, he is seen grabbing a wig off a head mannequin. This would imply that he did indeed wear a wig.

Question: In the end credits, the very last character in the cast is someone called Reader (Les Bubb). Who is that character and when did he appear? Also the cast is in order of appearance, so he would first appear in the movie after Aragog did?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Les Bubb worked on the Harry Potter films as a voice actor for minor characters. There's no exact indication who he played, but it's likely he was the voice of various portraits, background characters, and other characters who were either unseen or represented by special effects.

Question: At the end of the movie Colin Farrel checks his arm and sees that the mark they put when he was sitting in the "recall" chair was gone. Does this mean this was all a dream? I mean, the "spy recall" that he wanted?

Chosen answer: The absence of the tattoo on Quaid's arm hints that the whole scenario could have been a memory, brought on by Rekall.

THGhost

Question: It seems to be made clear that Holden is the father of the baby, since there were issues with Phil's sperm. However, Justine had sex with Bubba as well. What about the possibility of him being the father?

Chosen answer: I think you answered your own question. The only certainty is that Phil is NOT the father because of fertility issues, though he apparently deludes himself into believing that he has somehow gotten Justine pregnant.

raywest Premium member

Question: What is the song being played when the helicopter is approaching Skyfall?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: It's a cover version of John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom", done by The Animals.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: When Cartman says he saw Kenny, Kyle says he sees Kenny everyday, on the face of every child, on the smile of every baby and he and Stan starts laughing. What does the joke mean?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: They don't believe him, so they're making a sappy joke about him "still being here all around us."

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: How come Stan and Kyle get grounded for two weeks but Cartman gets grounded for three weeks?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: Different parent, different punishment.

Anastasios Anastasatos

Asylum of the Daleks - S7-E2

Question: How do they not hear that Oswin Oswald is a Dalek? She can't simply project her real voice when she's a Dalek can she?

Culwych

Chosen answer: Given that we hear her voice throughout the episode over loudspeakers within the asylum complex, it seems fairly clear that, when not speaking directly through the Dalek shell speakers, she does indeed sound like her original self.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: At the apartment, Tintin can't find his magnifying glass and Snowy finds it for him. He says "Thank you" like he's annoyed at him. If he is annoyed at him, why is this?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: He must have thought that Snowy had found the magnifying glass and was playing with it. Like most dogs would do with a toy.

Question: Even though everything seems to be resolved at the end, Gotham was still in rough shape when Bruce faked his death. Thugs and actual villains from Arkham were loose in the city, and there was no Batman to stop them. Although we see towards the end that Bruce really does want to hang up the cowl, it seems unlikely that he would leave Gotham behind if he didn't have belief in them to sort things out. How did Bruce plan to solve this? Did he plan Batman's "death" to look like he died as a martyr, just like his parents death did? Ras' al Ghul did tell him that after Thomas and Martha's death Gotham was inspired to keep itself alive. Or is Bruce just putting his faith in John Blake to step in as the next Batman?

Chosen answer: Gotham wasn't in great shape when he retired after the events of The Dark Knight, but, with the new powers bestowed upon them by the Dent Act, the city authorities were able to clean up the city without his assistance. While the Dent Act has been somewhat discredited by the revelations about Dent himself, the positive effects on the city that it brought would be obvious to anybody, and thus it's unlikely, particularly given the role of the police in ending Bane's rule, that those powers would be stripped from them any time soon. It will take time, but they have what they need to do the job, regardless of what Blake ultimately decides to do.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Did Bruce/Batman plan on faking his death before the flood made reconnecting the bomb impossible? It seemed like before that happened the plan was just to deactivate the bomb, then hopefully things would go back to normal. Does Bruce just realize the opportunity this would create in the last minute and take it? Also, does Bruce have to sneak back into Gotham to tell Selena that they're going to run away and start a new life, because it seems impossible it was a plan they already had worked out as a nuclear bomb was about to go off.

Chosen answer: Well, as no details regarding Bruce's thought processes are given in the film, it's impossible to say for sure, but, no, the most likely chain of events is that he never intended to fake his own death in such a manner, because the aim all along was to reconnect the reactor core and prevent the bomb from ever detonating. Most probably the plan was to eliminate Bane, stop the bomb from going off and then simply retire Batman again, once the city was back on its feet, just as he did before. When the plan to reconnect the reactor core was scuppered, he had to improvise, the result being that the world considers Batman to be dead, rather than simply having disappeared again. And, no, Bruce snuck back into Gotham to stop Bane - given that she betrayed him to Bane, it's pretty unlikely that he had any serious thoughts regarding a new life with Selina at that point. Although he believes that there's more to her than she claims, it's only when she selflessly returns to help him save the city, despite the very real chance of dying in a nuclear blast, that a life together really becomes a possibility.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What does Depp try to signify (if anything) with the facial tic of open mouth jaw popping?

Chosen answer: The tick signifies Shooter's attempt to "come out." In the beginning, Mort complains of a jaw ache before the first appearance of Shooter and at the end, when Shooter takes over Mort, the ticking of the jaw indicates that Shooter is the personality with control, not Mort.

Answer: It's from grinding/clenching teeth. Due to anxiety and stress. The biting down and clenching your teeth will leave your jaw soar and tenses. He's opening and stretching his jaw to relieve the tightness. I had the same thing first year of college.

Question: In the scene where Zack visits Laney in her basement while she's painting her mother, what is the song being played in the background? Unless I completely missed it, it cannot be found in the credits nor on a soundtrack. It would be great to know this song.

tbainemaine

Hooked on Monkey Fonics - S3-E12

Question: At South Park Elementary, Mark the home-school kid rolls into the class in some sort of bubble and Cartman wonders if he has a John Travolta disease. What does he mean by this?

Casual Person

Chosen answer: John Travolta did a film in his youth called "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" about a teenager whose immune system was so weak that almost any germ could kill him, so he lived in a plastic bubble.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

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