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Question: What is the significance of the singing in the beginning of the movie?

Chosen answer: When this song is sung, it summons the pirate lords to hold another brethren court. This is why Beckett was hanging them all: to get them to sing, bringing all the pirates to one location where he could exterminate them all in one strike.

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Question: How come the boy in the beginning of the film has one of the nine coins? Who is he? And since Elizabeth was waiting for Will to return to shore, does that make Will a free man and severed from his bonds from the ship? Lastly, how when Will took over as captain of the Dutchman, all the crew members resumed human forms again?

Chosen answer: The "nine pieces of eight" were never actually coins. The boy just has a plain piece of eight, a fairly common coin. No, Will is not freed from the captaincy but he is allowed back on shore for 1 day every 10 years. The crew slowly became part "fish" when Davy Jones stopped conveying the souls of those who die at sea to the land of the dead. Since the Dutchman had a new captain, who had yet to fail in that duty, the "curse" was lifted.

Phixius Premium member

Answer: It was said by one of the producers that Will could return back to Elizabeth and their son (forever) when he finished his first 10 Years on the Dutchman and that a new captain would have been found but for some reason they took this part out.

Question: How did V get thousands of Guy Fawkes masks manufactured and shipped on a train without the government knowing about it?

Chosen answer: Those masks are mass produced anyway. They're novelties. He probably got them shipped through some sort of deceit, the same way he stole all the items in his home.

Phixius Premium member

Question: The two girls that Danny asks to borrow the bike from, were they two of Kira's sisters?

Chosen answer: No, just people hanging around. Kira was the only one of the sisters sent to earth.

Question: In the final fight between Flying Snow and Broken Sword, how did they get their weapons back? Weren't their swords still in the palace?

Chosen answer: Those were two different swords they had at the end. You can tell because when Broken Sword's weapon hits the sand when he drops it, you can clearly see the tapered point, not a broken edge.

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Question: Episode 3-8 "Human Nature" - What is the waltz that plays during the Annual Ball called?

Chosen answer: it is not real but some one on youtube has ripped the song from the episode LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po21tPWArXU.

Question: I'm a little confused about how Elizabeth's father dies. He mentions something about stabbing the heart when they see him in the row boat, but if he had stabbed it, wouldn't he be the captain of the Flying Dutchman?

Chosen answer: He was murdered off-screen by the East India Company because he found out too much about their plans. His comment about stabbing the heart was merely him passing on one of the bits of information that he was killed for having discovered.

Tailkinker Premium member

Charmed Again (1) - S4-E1

Question: At the wake, Phoebe interrupts two people talking, and she says in passing, "Excuse me, Aaron." Is this Aaron Spelling in a cameo? Does he make others throughout the series?

Chosen answer: Yes, this is Aaron Spelling.

Question: How come Gaylord 'admits' to being Jorge's father after being injected with the truth serum? We find out later that Jorge's actual father was the baseball player, so why would Gaylord lie about being the father - especially after being injected with truth serum?.

Chosen answer: Truth serum doesn't automatically make you speak the absolute truth - all it can do is make you say what you believe to be the truth. If Gaylord believed himself to be Jorge's father, then he would say that under the truth serum, even if it ultimately turned out not to be the case.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: It's not on IMDb so I have to ask here, first who plays the little boy who gives Uhl the "orange tree" book? Second, is there an actor who played the emperor or is the picture Eisenheim "paints" a picture of a actual emperor of Austria?

Chosen answer: Although the story is fictional, some of the details are based on the life of Austrian Crown Prince Rudolf, only son of Emperor Franz Josef. The painting of the emperor which Eisenheim creates is an actual portrait of Franz Josef. (from IMDb).

Bad to the Bone - S4-E18

Question: What is the translation of the song "Ein seltener Vogel" played in this episode when Warrick and Grissom are exhuming the body from the back yard?

Chosen answer: The English title is ' A Rare Bird'. This is the link for the lyrics: http://neubauten.org/en-disca-10-06.html.

ChiChi Premium member

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Question: There's one episode where the janitor and J.D. start talking and arguing and then after a while, the janitor looks down at his watch and says "No, I don't have time" because they had started doing what they were doing in the beginning. Does anyone know what episode this is?

Chosen answer: Season 5 Episode 16 "My Bright Idea."

Guy

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Question: Why did Richard Dean Anderson leave what was a very popular show?

Chosen answer: While the series was undeniably successful, filming it is a long process, taking many months of often long days. Anderson, after several years of doing this, wished to spend more time with his young daughter, who he felt he was neglecting, and requested that his role in the series be scaled back. Ultimately, he decided to leave the main cast altogether and only make occasional guest appearances.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: At the end when Frodo sails off, this means he is dead. I just want to know when did he die? Was it when he was stabbed in the shoulder by the Dark Rider?

Chosen answer: No, it doesn't mean that he's dead. He's leaving with the elves to live with them in their original homelands, allowed special dispensation to go because of his actions during the War of the Ring. When he's there, the magical nature of the place will mean that he won't suffer the after-effects of his wound from the Witch King; doesn't mean that he was killed by that wound, though.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: In some of the fight scenes in the Star Wars movies, and other ones, one of the people fighting will quickly twirl/spin around. Is there any reason for doing that move?

Chosen answer: If you are talking about the light sabre fights, that is a sword fighting move that some fighters will use. Occasionally, a sword fighter will find himself in a weak position that would give the opponent an easy strike to move in a more conventional way. The spin is a way to strike while putting distance between yourself and your opponent. I have some experience in Japanese katana fighting and the spin is not a move I like because it puts your back to the opponent - but it is useful in the right conditions. And it looks exciting - which is probably why they used it in Star Wars.

Zwn Annwn

Question: In BTTF III, the 1955 Doc is worried about sending Marty back to a "populated area" in 1885, so he insists on using the drive-in, which is way out of town. However, in BTTF II Doc repeatedly travels back and forth from 1985 to 2015 to 1985 in plain view of any number of onlookers. What could've caused Doc to stop caring if people saw his time machine appear and disappear into and out of thin air?

Chosen answer: In 1985 and 2015 people would not have noticed a DeLorean on the streets, as they are used to seeing cars. By going to 1885, there was the added risk of people seeing a car decades before it was common, which would attract a great deal of attention and jeopardy to the time line.

Twotall

Question: Why does Boba Fett have a braid of blonde hair on one of his shoulders?

Chosen answer: Those are Wookiee scalps he has collected in his years as a bounty hunter. He wears them as a "badge of honor", to prove that he is capable of taking down even very dangerous opponents in single combat.

Twotall

Question: In the scene after everybody gets their "homework assignments", what are they doing in the video store?

sadie

Chosen answer: They are using an electromagnet to erase VHS tapes.

Grumpy Scot

Question: What is the English translation of the Japanese song playing while Takashi is finishing the tricycle race?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: It's the song "Daisy Bell" by Harry Dacre.

Grumpy Scot

Question: What happens to Leslie's mom at the end of the film? It seems like her dad up and moves away by himself.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Chosen answer: She left early.

Disney-Freak

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