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Question: When the Red Triangle Circus approaches the Batmobile to attach the transmitter, we see one clown with the schematics of the Batmobile. How the hell did they get hold of such plans? I highly doubt Batman/Bruce Wayne would let such information get out.

Russel Denton

Chosen answer: In the novelization of the film, it is implied that Max Shreck used his money to bribe the original designer/fabricator (or one of their disgruntled employees) to give him the plans.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: What is the classic song played at the beginning of the coronation scene? I have been looking for it for years.

Answer: The piece is "Genovia - National Anthem (The Land I Call my Home)" It was written for this film and composed by John Debney. During the opening of this scene, we are listening to music also composed by Mr. Debney to add to the pomp and circumstance of the event. This has been done to other songs in other films, as well. The most notable example would be the song "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria," from "The Sound of Music." The cute little ditty sung by a small group of nuns bemoaning Maria's flighty nature, is suddenly transformed into a grand orchestral arrangement for Maria's wedding to Captain Von Trapp. So, too, has the Genovia National Anthem been transformed about by a wider call for diction.

Michael Albert

Chosen answer: "The Aufseherinnen (German for "female overseer) were female guards in Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. Of the 55,000 guards who served in Nazi concentration camps, about 3,700 were women. In 1942, the first female guards arrived at Auschwitz and Majdanek from Ravensbrück. The year after, the Nazis began conscripting women because of a guard shortage." - source: Wikipedia, "Female Guards in Nazi Concentration Camps".

Michael Albert

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Question: In what episode was Ella born? I remember Cordway being pregnant and then I remember them talking about sleepless nights because of the baby but I Don't remember seeing anything about labor.

Answer: It's season 7's "Sailing Away", but we don't actually see Corday in the delivery room. We see Mark blasting the song "Sailing Away" so he doesn't hear Corday calling to him about her contractions, but after their hospital visit it turned out to only be Braxton Hicks. Later in the episode they show up at the hospital again when Corday is "ready to pop", and next we see Mark carrying Ella (after her 'newborn screening') bringing her to Corday, who then nurses Ella for the first time.

Super Grover Premium member

Answer: I believe Alex Kingston was actually pregnant during this storyline too, perhaps didn't want to act and give birth all in a short space?

Question: In Obi-Wan's home, he explains that Luke's father wanted Luke to have his lightsaber when he was old enough. But in "Revenge of the Sith", in Anakin's (Vader's) last fight with Obi-wan, Anakin's legs and right arm were severed and his saber was lost. So how could he give it to Obi-Wan to give to his unborn son if it was lost and Vader left for dead?

Movie Nut

Chosen answer: Anakin's Lightsaber was never lost. When Obi-Wan cut Anakin down (when Anakin jumped at him), Anakin's lightsaber falls to the ground next to Obi-Wan and when Obi-Wan leaves, we see him pick it up.

Bishop73

And as far as "your father wanted you to have this", it's a lie. Remember that Obi-wan is spinning a yarn to Luke about his father to keep from revealing that his father is Darth Vader.

Well, he might have wanted him to have it, "from a certain point of view."

Question: I heard that Michael Jackson saw this movie on opening day, and died the next day. I have done research, and yes, this movie was released the day before Michael Jackson's death. But is it true that he saw it? (Even though it was a coincidence that he died the next day).

Answer: As there is no evidence, it is just a rumor.

MasterOfAll

Room Service - S5-E15

Question: When Niles and Lilith wake up in the hotel room, what does Niles mean when he says that this happens every day in Arkansas?

Answer: When Frasier and Lilith got married, Lilith became Niles' sister-in-law. Even though they're divorced and she's now his ex-sister-in-law, it was just a joke about the stereotype that in Arkansas, brothers and sisters sleep together. One could also interpret it as in Arkansas, guys sleep with their brother's ex-wives, but that's not a stereotype associated with the South.

Bishop73

Chosen answer: One of his character traits as the Joker is his hunched posture. He's not standing fully upright.

Question: Why did the whole concept of "Midichlorians" introduced in this film anger so many Star Wars fans? I'm not a huge Star Wars fan myself, but I've heard nothing but hate for them.

Dra9onBorn117

Chosen answer: Because it took a magical, mystical, and mysterious concept and reduced it to a blood-borne chemical.

Chosen answer: Roaring is the Beast's way of crying in despair. He does the same thing right after he releases Belle from the castle because not only does he know that he'll never become human again but he's had to let go of the one woman he truly loves, therefore he's crying out.

Answer: There was no treasure - it was a fake room in case anyone got that far, without a way to get into the real treasure room.

Bowling255 Premium member

Then what was that stuff they found near the end of the movie if there was no treasure?

They were referring to the first empty room that looked looted. There was never anything there, it was a red herring.

Brian Katcher

Chosen answer: Blown tires are common in NASCAR and usually the result of exactly what McQueen did, run too long, too fast, on old tires. They show him not taking new tires during the yellow caution, and then all the green pit stops, he only took gas. Excess heat from high speed driving can increase a tire's pressure, and with "old" tires, it couldn't handle the stress.

Bishop73

Absolutely incorrect. Tyres bursting in NASCAR is an absolute rarity, and it is usually caused by vehicle to vehicle contact. You cannot get a race tyre so hot that it bursts unless you start at ridiculously high pressures, which would make car impossible to drive anyway. The tyre probably had a puncture from running over debris.

stiiggy

That's why I used the word blown and not bursts. Obviously the film exaggerated a blown tire, but I thought that would be obvious to the viewer where everything is exaggerated.

Bishop73

Question: How could Brahms speak with a child's voice? He must be 28 years old. Don't you think that the voice sounded too much like a little boy for a man to mimic?

Bunch Son

Answer: First, the other answer stating his voice box was damaged by the fire is pure conjecture, and also isn't supported by the fact we hear Brahms speaking with an adult voice at one point in the climax. But to answer the original question, it's really not that hard for an adult to mimic a child's voice. Heck, voice actors do it all the time. Presuming that he's been stuck in the walls since the fire when he was a boy, he probably is used to speaking and acting like an overgrown child much of the time as he never really "grew up" mentally (as evidenced by his clumsy body language and attitude), only slipping into his "adult voice" when he becomes overtly irate or loses control.

TedStixon

Chosen answer: His voice box was damaged in the fire making his voice sound like that.

Question: What happened to Psylocke after the movie? Would you say this indicates an appearance in another upcoming X-Men film?

Answer: Psylocke is purposefully shown literally just walking away after the dust has settled. She could very well show up in another film somewhere along the line but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: 3 questions: Was the planet Krennic goes to to talk to Vader supposed to be Mustafar? If so, why would Vader want to go there of all places? Lastly, what was the reason Krennic went to visit Vader?

Answer: Yes, Pablo Hidalgo from the Lucasfilm Story Group confirmed Vader's palace was on Mustafar. Gary Whitta who wrote the story, suggested that he lived there because "he wants to punish himself" for turning to the dark side. Krennic visits Vader because he wants him to arrange a personal audience with the Emperor and cut Tarkin out of the equation.

Sierra1 Premium member

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Question: Spencer wasn't bitten. He died by knifing, but he turned into a walker. I thought you had to be bitten?

Answer: In the season 2 finale we find out that everyone is infected therefore you turn no matter what happens to you (which proves that Dr Jenner was right, we see it happen when Rick stabs Shane).

Answer: It's been established that everyone is infected with the zombie virus, albeit in a dormant state, so that when anyone dies, by whatever means, the virus turns the dead into zombies (walkers). Being bitten or scratched injects live viruses into the system that quickly turns a living person into a zombie, without having to die first.

Bishop73

Answer: Francis is only allowed to talk on the phone at school for three minutes a day. I think the code gives him free access to talk to his girlfriend.

Question: I have 3 questions. 1. How come Katniss wanted Mags as an ally? 2. Why didn't she want Finnick as an ally? 3. Plutarch said half the tributes were in on getting Katniss out of the quarter quell. Is it known what tributes were in on it?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: 1, She chose Mags because she liked her and wanted to protect her as much as possible. 2. Katniss didn't trust Finnick. She didn't know he was one of her allies. 3. Not all of the Tributes who are allies are named.

raywest Premium member

It's Hard to Say Goodbye If You Won't Leave - S3-E10

Question: In this episode, Frasier is portrayed as being allergic to cats, and cannot be close to Kate's cat. What about the times when he had sex with Kate (at the radio station building, in the elevator in his building, etc.)? As a cat-owner, shouldn't her clothes have set off his allergies before?

Answer: Not necessarily. Cat allergies aren't caused by the cat's fur (so if she has cat fur on her clothes, it wouldn't actually bother his allergies). It's the cat's dander (dry skin flakes), saliva, and/or urine that people are allergic to, so if her clothes don't have traces of any of that, he would be fine. For example, she could have clothes at work she changes into, or simply keeps her clothes in a room the cat isn't around.

Bishop73

Answer: But this is complicated by the episode where Frasier cat sits for a friend.

If there is an episode where he cat sits, it may be worthy of a character mistake entry. Although, only if we see him come in contact with the cat somehow without his allergies acting up. Otherwise someone may submit a correction, such as just because he's allergic to cats doesn't mean he won't do a favor for someone and just deal with his allergies, etc.

Bishop73

Question: How much time is it from 12 midnight to the twelfth stroke of midnight? Because in the movie it seemed to go over way longer than 12 seconds.

James Brown

Chosen answer: Clocks vary, but it's not always 1-second per stroke. Some clocks can take up to a minute to fully strike 12.

Bishop73

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