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Question: Why exactly do the spirits in the Ark kill everyone who looks at them? Do they only kill evil people such as the Nazis, or everyone who looks at them, regardless of how pure they may be (say, for example, would the Pope be able to open the Ark without incident)? Does that also mean after being closed, the Ark was never supposed to be opened again by anybody ever? I was never quite clear on the explanation to the Ark's somewhat malefic nature.

Chosen answer: The idea that the contents of the Ark could not be viewed was lifted from God's statement to Moses that He could not appear to Moses in all His glory lest Moses be killed by it. The Ark would kill everyone who looked at it because, Biblically speaking, "all [Pope included] have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." No, the Ark was never meant to be opened. The Ark is not, strictly speaking, malefic either. It's just too Holy for human endurance. It is humanity's malefic nature that causes the Ark to kill.

Phixius Premium member

Question: If Lavagirl can control what she wants to burn how come she burns the diary (is it because she was too excited)?

Chosen answer: Lava Girl is always hot to the touch. She can control when she throws magma, but the only way she can have any control over her actual body temperature is to control her emotions, which would naturally be difficult for someone her age. Even then, at her coolest possible temperature, her body temperature would still be very high. There are continuity issues with her body temperature throughout the film, ie, being able to sit on ice for extended periods of time without melting it, but the idea is she always has a very high body temperature.

Question: What happened to Lee? It never says what she was doing while the others were "out for a test drive" or if they went back for her. I heard somewhere that the guy raped her. Is this true?

Chosen answer: Since the actor is the same actor who played the raping guy in Kill Bill, it's seen as a hint that she is, in fact, raped.

Question: When Catherine breaks into Thomas Crowns house looking for the stolen painting before she finds it she gazes up at another painting with 7/8 women gazing into a pool of water, who is the artist and whats the painting called?

Chosen answer: THe Painting you are refering to is called "Mirror Of Venus" by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

Question: What precisely was Jango Fett's role in the attempts on Padmé's life? It's established later that Viceroy Gunray ordered the assassination, but just before Zam Wessell was killed she said she was taking orders from a bounty hunter, presumably Jango Fett (which also explains why Zam was killed with a Kaminoan weapon). How could Jango and the Viceroy BOTH have been behind the assassination attempts? I wasn't aware that they were connected in any way (besides the fact that they were both loyal to the Separatist cause). For that matter, what does the Viceroy have to gain from Padmé's death anyway? This has never made sense to me

Chosen answer: The Viceroy contracted Fett to assassinate Padme. Fett worked with Wessell to do the job. Wessell never knew who had ordered the assassination; she only knew that the job had come from Fett. As for what Gunray himself gains, it's largely revenge; he's never exactly forgiven her for foiling the plot to take over Naboo. You do have to bear in mind, however, that much of the impetus for the hit may well have come from Dooku as part of the plan to set off the war. Amidala's potentially a major opponent in the Sith plans; eliminating her could be useful. Even if the assassinations don't succeed, they're still useful in raising the tensions between the Republic and the Seperatists, so it's largely a win-win situation from Dooku's point of view, so he may well have influenced Gunray towards ordering the hit.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: I read that Evan Rachel Wood's character, Tracy, is supposed to be Nikki Reed at the age when she was having the experiences that Tracy went through. Was the character Evie based on a girl that Nikki knew in real life?

Chosen answer: No, the screenplay was based on Nikki Reed herself.

Show generally

Question: In the first few seasons, the Charmed Ones can retrieve a spell from the Book Of Shadows by just hovering their hands over the book & the book will turn to the correct page. However, in later seasons they have to turn pages manually. Why?

Chosen answer: They weren't searching the book. They were "concentrating" and their ancestors (Grams specifically) were helping them search. Later, they begin to know what to look for.

shortdanzr Premium member

Answer: Only Phoebe had that ability in 2x03, due to the Smart Spell she cast, and in some cases Grams or Leo were scrolling the pages to help the girls find what they're searching.

Damentian

Question: Is there any information, either from the the films or EU, about the specifications of the various weapons in the saga, such as Solo's blaster, or the Stormtrooper's rifles? How do they work? What do they fire etc?

Chosen answer: Being fictional weaponry, precise details can be hard to come by and may potentially be contradictory as different authors provide different interpretations. Much information on the different types of weaponry used across the Star Wars universe and what's known about how they operate (often very little) can be found here.

Tailkinker Premium member

Meet The Quagmires - S5-E18

Question: In the scene where 18-year-old Lois is walking beside the pool, what is the name of the song being played, and who sings it?

Chosen answer: It's called "Mr. Night" by Kenny Loggins. It's a reference to Caddyshack, when Cindy Morgan walks by the caddies next to the pool.

John Cyr

Question: What's the name of the music heard when Tom Hagen first arrives to Hollywood to meet with the film Director?

Chosen answer: It's 'Manhattan Serenade' performed by Tommy Dorsey.

ChiChi Premium member

Question: How did Palpatine find out that the Jedi Council wanted Anakin to spy on him?

Chosen answer: He simply guessed. He's a master at manipulation and scheming. Anakin's come to see him, he's uncomfortable, Palpatine has to know that the Jedi Council have their concerns about him. The council asking Anakin to pass on information about his movements is a logical move on their part; they simply underestimated Anakin's personal loyalty to the chancellor and how well Palpatine can read Anakin's emotions. His uncomfortableness was a dead giveaway.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Does Willy Wonka not like bubble gum? Or does he not like compulsive chewers?

Chosen answer: Wonka is simply uncomfortable around people. Gum chewing is simply an annoyance he never had to put up with as a recluse.

JC Fernandez

Question: Why did V even need Evy to help him kill the priest? If it was just a regular girl instead of Evy in the bedroom, V was gonna barge in through the window anyway. Was he just trying to show her how he does things or something?

Chosen answer: She tells the priest that she opened a window while she was waiting to be seen, to let V get in.

Question: At the end of the movie, when you see Mike in the corner, as Heather gets knocked down, the camera starts to go blurry. During the last few seconds, it almost looks as though there is another person, laying in front of the camera. Is this Josh, or is it just the film being affected by the light/blur?

Chosen answer: Yes, that is Josh after he has been killed, he fell to the ground, slumped in front of Heather.

Question: When Robin and Azeem are catapulted into the castle near the end, Will says something just after the go. I thought he said "Well BLOW me, they made it", but another site says that he swears, if he did the film wouldn't be a PG would it? And when the film was shown on the television, he didn't say anything. So does anyone know the actual line?

Chosen answer: He says "Fuck me, he cleared it". However, this was most likely changed for other formats (TV, airline showings etc) to make it more family-friendly. The original is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK8tyQZVfcc.

Twotall

Question: What happens to Tommy and Trish's mom? We never see what happens to her after something startles her outside.

Chosen answer: Jason killed her. There was a scene shot but never shown where Trish discovers her mom's body.

SAZOO1975

Question: Just wondering, what is the Stephen King book that the teenage boy is reading?

Chosen answer: "A Bag of Bones"

Movieman123

Question: In the scene in the library, where Elle gets turned away from Vivian and Warner's study group, she and Enid get into an argument, where Enid remarks, "Like when you called me a dyke and then voted against me?" to which Elle then accuses Vivian of saying it. What scene are they talking about?

Chosen answer: It's not a scene in the movie, and presumably didn't actually happen as Elle protests her innocence.

Jason Hoffman

Question: What exactly happens to Ronny Cox? Does he get shot by the sniper, does he fall out of the canoe and drown, or does he commit suicide?

Chosen answer: Just like Burt Reynolds says. He clearly yells out "he was shot."

SAZOO1975

Question: At the meeting, what did Mother Nature mean when she said "Don't mess with me Santa. I'm pre-el niño." or something like that. What does pre-el niño mean, and why did she think Santa was messing with her

Chosen answer: By "pre-El Niño", she meant what to a mortal woman would be pre-menstrual. El Niño is "an oscillation of the ocean-atmosphere system in the tropical Pacific having important consequences for weather around the globe. Among these consequences are increased rainfall across the southern tier of the US and in Peru, which has caused destructive flooding, and drought in the West Pacific, sometimes associated with devastating brush fires in Australia."

Jeff Swanson

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