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Question: How fast can the Hellcycle go?

Chosen answer: It is never stated in the film, nor comic.

MasterOfAll

Question: When the boat first starts sinking, some nameless crew members are shown trying to sort things out. But I don't remember them appearing again, even when the DJs were being rescued. Did they drown?

Josman

Chosen answer: They can be seen in a couple of long shots of the ship's prow as the DJs shelter there. It's reasonable to assume, given that they were present when the rescue flotilla arrived, that they were picked up as well, just off-screen while the film focused on the main characters.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Is there a fish visible in the "Where's the fish?" segment, or is it just a joke?

Chosen answer: There is no fish in the scene.

Kevin Howard

Question: What is the make/model of the car Will's friends give him for his birthday?

Chosen answer: I believe it's a 1971 Chevrolet Nova.

rswarrior

Question: In the scene where the crew exits the ship via the retractable doorway and gets seen by the garbage men, they had enough power to beam out but decided to walk out regardless, and risk being seen. Yet every other time they beamed in and out of the ship, so why not that particular time? Furthermore, why would the garbage men dismiss it so easily and not report it or return again later.

gawdsmak

Chosen answer: There's no reason given, but it might have something to do with the fact that all of them are leaving the ship at the same time. It may be necessary for someone to remain on board to beam them in and out, as opposed to manually opening and closing the hatch from the outside. Being as this is a Klingon ship, the technology does not exactly work the same as their own. As to the garbage collectors, they did not report seeing anything for fear of no one believing them, being ridiculed, and possibly losing their jobs. They may also simply not believe what they are seeing.

raywest Premium member

Question: When the survivors run into the T-Rex, it is eating a dinosaur. Does anyone know what species it was?

blonddude207

Chosen answer: According to the DVD commentary, the Tyrannosaurus is eating a Parasaurolophus.

Question: In the movie when Harry, Ron and Hermione are sitting in the Great Hall and discussing how Ron and Lavender broke up, Hermione asks Ron if he remembered something from that night in the Hospital Wing. Ron says, "I did remember something, but no, it can't be". What was it that Ron remembered?

FirstQuote

Chosen answer: Ron remembers calling Hermione's name when he was in bed sick. In this scene in the Great Hall Ron is asking Hermione how he broke up with Lavender. Hermione asks if he remembered anything, which he does but says his mind was completely "boggled." He remembers, but he does not want to admit it since he likes Hermione and does not want her to know.

Tricia Webster Premium member

Question: There was a deleted scene with the Ingen hunters running off a cliff and hang gliding that get attacked by pteranodons. Does anyone know where I can find that scene? I've looked on YouTube and almost everywhere and I can't find it.

blonddude207

Chosen answer: It was never filmed. The 'deleted scene' you are referring to was actually a series of sketches to be used as pre-vis.

XIII

Show generally

Question: Can the vampires in BtVS have their picture taken? I know in some other stories they can be. We know they don't show up in mirrors but I'm not sure if cameras were ever directly addressed.

crazymars2u

Chosen answer: It was addressed on Angel, and they can be photographed, just not well.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Question: Shouldn't Anakin be angry when, after he finally converts to the Dark Side and kills Mace, Palpatine/Sidious reveals that he really doesn't know how to save someone from death, but if they work really really really hard, maybe they can figure it out? Shouldn't Anakin fly into a rage at this? He has no reaction, just kneels and says he will pledge himself to the Emperor's teaching.

cks72

Chosen answer: He probably is, but he's out of options at that point. Having acted directly against the Jedi by participating in Windu's death, he can no longer turn to them for help. If he wants to save Padme, he has no choice but to sign up with Sidious and hope that they can figure it out, no matter what his feelings on the matter might be.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why couldn't Nicholas get his briefcase open when he was at Ansen Bear Publishing? I understand that CRS is capable of doing pretty much anything to him including his house, phone,and car, but it seems like it would be quite difficult to change the lock on the briefcase that he is almost always carrying with him.

epiphone805

Chosen answer: They wouldn't have to change the lock, all they'd need to do is switch the briefcase for an identical looking one.

rswarrior

Question: In the epilogue, whose trolley is Harrys daughter riding on before they go through the 9 3/4 passage?

boardwaxmax

Chosen answer: She is riding on her brother James Sirius' trolly. He is the eldest of Harry and Ginny's three children.

raywest Premium member

Question: Can someone explain to me what exactly was the explanation for the Superman logo projectile that he throws off his chest towards the end? that just seemed like an incredible plot hole and totally unexplainable as Superman's suit is never shown to have any powers in this film series.

Eyexpress333

Chosen answer: It's not a plot hole. It's just a power we've never seen before or since. However, in the history of Superman (like in the old TV show and such) it's a common thing for Superman to suddenly have a power we'd never been told about then never see again. It's weak story telling, but it's not a plot hole.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: Does anyone know why Gabriel murdered Dracula 400 years ago? Why would the right hand of God kill a human?

Chosen answer: In Van Helsing: The video game, the backstory goes like this. Dracula and Van Helsing were both friends and knights of the Holy Order dedicated to eradicating evil. They only had to follow two rules. One. The Order did not exist. Two. They had to live a life of celibacy. Dracula, however, fell in love with a young woman. When the Order found out, they decided to banish the young woman from the city. A struggle occurred and the woman was killed. Turning on the Order, Dracula recovered her body and chose to use dark magic to bring her back to life. Van Helsing was sent to stop the ritual. Though he succeeded, a fight between Dracula and Van Helsing ensued and Van Helsing was left with no choice but to kill his former comrade. As Dracula lay dying he made a deal with the devil for eternal life. Van Helsing, wracked by guilt for what he had done, prayed to God to have the pain and suffering of what he did taken away. To spare him the torment, God answered his prayer and removed his memories.

Question: This just interests me, but when Harry's name comes out of the Goblet of Fire, and he has to go and join the champions, why is Dumbledore angry with him? There's no way Harry could have submitted his own name because he's not of age yet, and he is not educated enough to over-ride Dumbledore's Age-Line spell or fool the Goblet into accepting him, and there's no way Hermione would have helped him because she's too moral about using magic for the wrong reasons; Dumbledore should know both these things already if he is such an intelligent and knowledgeable wizard.

Chosen answer: Quite simply, the first assumption anyone would have would be that, however the name got in there, it was because Harry wanted to circumvent the restriction. That's why, when Dumbledore comes back to see him a minute later, the first thing he did was grill Harry about how the name got in there. Harry hardly has a flawless record where school rules are concerned, and even Ron assumed he'd done it somehow.

Garlonuss Premium member

Justice - S4-E3

Question: In various episodes in the first series it is mentioned several times that the crew numbered 169 crewmembers aboard the ship. However, when the mindprobe convicts Rimmer of second degree murder it states that he is guilty of 1,167 counts. Where did the other 1,000 casualties come from?

Skarma

Chosen answer: This is an example of the rather lax attitude to continuity that Red Dwarf subscribed to. Early on, the crew was stated as numbering 169; in later series of the show, this was deemed to be more than a little low, given the huge size of the ship, and the count was upped to 1169. Various arguments have been put forward to try to explain this, most commonly that the ship had 169 registered crew, but families, passengers and so forth boosted the actual number of people on board to the higher level, but, in the end, it's simply an intentional change in continuity by the show's writers.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What was behind those rocks Truman was climbing up when he was about 4 and his dad tells him to come down, it's not safe?

Shadow5

Chosen answer: It is never stated directly, but in the background construction sounds can be heard. From this one can gather that parts of the set are being created, and the rock wall is there to keep Truman from seeing it. If he were to climb the wall he would be able to see that the beach behind the rocks immediately ends and becomes an unfinished set.

The One With The Flashback - S3-E6

Question: In the cold open, Janice asks who's done it with who. How come Ross and Rachel aren't saying anything and why, in a deleted line in that same scene, does Rachel says something like, "If you don't put out I'll dump you for someone who does" to Ross? Ross and Rachel have had sex numerous times prior to this episode so is the whole joke that Rachel's being sarcastic?

bugmenot

Chosen answer: Everyone, including Janice, already knows that Ross and Rachel, having been a couple, has "done it," so there's no reason for them to say anything, hence why Rachel makes that joke. Janice's question is meant to find out who, other than those two, have had a sexual encounter with each other. Janice is still directing the question to Rachel and Ross, but she wants to know if either of them has done it, or almost done it, with any of the other friends.

raywest Premium member

Question: What is the purpose of the boots on the rafters in the scene where they find the first murdered priest?

Chosen answer: A suspense point. Just to make the audience think that the predator is up there.

shortdanzr Premium member

Question: Could someone please tell me where I can find a good quality picture of the back of Jean Grey's coat? I want to copy the Phoenix symbol that you see on the back of her coat (it's when Jean and Storm enter the church looking for Nightcrawler). I can't get anything resembling a decent picture on my TV (I even went frame by frame), and various Google image searches haven't even yielded a crappy picture. For something that should be simple, it's sure driving me up a wall. If anyone can help me out I will be extremely grateful.

Chosen answer: I don't know if this is exactly because I can't see it very good in the movie, but give a try: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AnPqTL-MV8I/SWgBkLw-GWI/AAAAAAAABIU/7Bfy-T3svkw/s400/Phoenix.bmp. Or try this: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3nijF7x6U6U/Tlf3DATcm4I/AAAAAAAAJKE/fuaw3BXPHRY/s1600/Phoenix+Tattoo+Pattern56.jpg

Anastasios Anastasatos

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