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Question: Why would Willy Wonka rather not talk about the pink sheep-shearing room?

Chosen answer: Because is probably just one of those weird and wonderful things, like much of Wonka's world, that he could not really explain simply, thus feeling it was best left unsaid altogether. It may well be a nod to another Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie where he played Ed Wood, a transvestite who liked pink angora sweaters.

Mad Ade

Answer: It's probably to be assumed that what they're shearing is what Wonka cotton candy is made from, and Wonka didn't want to state this to anyone else. I can imagine 8 people from around the world that lost the competition going out and telling people cotton candy is made from pink sheep's wool wouldn't sit well with the masses.

Question: A friend of mine noticed that despite it being winter in Narnia for a hundred years, no one's breath is visible. Is this a mistake, a director's choice (since it could've been added in post) or an element of Narnia (I am not very familiar with the books)?

Chosen answer: It was never mentioned in the book or the movie that breath wasn't visible, so it is a mistake.

Phixius

Question: When Cartman starts doing the foreign languages during the "Kyles mom is a bitch" song, are they accurate translations?

Chosen answer: Nope. I believe it's just gibberish.

Cubs Fan

Question: What happens to all the clones at the end? Do they live? Do the sponsors get their money back? Does the government kill them all?

Chosen answer: We saw them set free, so assume beyond that what you will. If we apply current reality to it, we can guess the sponsors lost their money, as the venture was entirely illegal to start with. The government would gain nothing killing them, so they likely would issue new Social Security numbers to them and start collecting taxes ASAP. If you must have a definitive answer to 'what happened next', you can always wait for a sequel.

johnrosa

Question: Near the end of the movie Max figures out that 2004 Mccomb came back to 1994 to make sure that he wins the presidency. Since the first half of the film takes place in 1994, how could 2004 Mccomb travel to 1994 when the TEC hasn't been fully formed yet?

Chosen answer: The fact that the TEC doesn't exist in 1994 is irrelevant - McComb has access to time travel equipment in 2004 and uses it to travel back. There's no apparent limitation on when they can travel to - in the course of the film, we see characters who have travelled much further back than '94.

Tailkinker

Question: What car does Kat drive?

Chosen answer: A 1964 Dodge Dart.

FordGuy

Question: What kind of game are they playing? You have to buy it in shops but you meet other players on it, so it must be an Internet game.

Chosen answer: They are playing an MMORPG (massivly multiplayer online role playing game). A game where a whole living breathing online world exists where hundereds or thousands of people can play and interact with each other. Games like EverQuest and World of Warcraft are MMORPGs. Only in Spy Kids 3-D, you can actually enter this game as if you're really there through some type of virtual reality.

Carl Missouri

Question: About how long would Annie's cab ride in the beginning of the movie have taken in real time?

Chosen answer: From LAX to Downtown, about 40 minutes to an hour. Depending on the traffic getting out of the airport and heading to downtown.

Jane Doe

Question: Did the pair of Levi's used in the movie actually fit all of the actresses, or did they all have their own pair? If it fit them all, did they have multiple pairs?

Chosen answer: It seems nearly impossible that one pair of pants would actually fit four actresses of such different heights and weights. One of the "magic" properites of the pants was that they did manage to fit all the girls in the story, so it's probably safe to assume that different pairs were actually used for filming.

Krista

Question: When the family are going out the door to go to the wedding rehearsal, Tess shouts 'Shotgun.'. What does "shotgun" mean? I'm sure I've heard it in other American films.

Chosen answer: It is a claim to ride in the front passenger's seat, rather than in the back seat. On an American western stagecoach, the guard sat up top with the driver, carrying a shotgun, although that position was only referred to as "shotgun" in westerns, not at the actual time. See here for more info: http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mrideshotgun.html.

scwilliam

Question: What happened when Bond was fighting Zao in the Cuban clinic? He threw a bottle of flammable liquid at something on the wall, which seems to have activated a magnet of some sort. What was that system, and what is it intended for?

Chosen answer: When the bottle hit the machine it hit the on button, so it activated the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (or also known as MRI for short) machine which scans your body using very powerful magnets.

Jason Riley

Question: Why didn't the sheriff do anything about Packard's gang? Surely someone must have wanted to file a complaint at some point? And if the sheriff isn't doing his job, why doesn't the state police step in?

Chosen answer: After the first race where Augie is killed the sheriff says "I've been waiting to catch you guys in the act. Been waiting and watching." So we can assume there were complaints made however the sheriff may not have had enough evidence to shut them down completly. As far as the state police, I'm not sure. May be a jurisdictional thing.

Mister Ed

Question: Why would they destroy a house, just because the owner has died and before the house has been emptied?

Chosen answer: It was deliberately demolished ahead of schedule, in an attempt to kill him.

Rlvlk

Season 2 generally

Question: On disc 1 of the series 2 DVD, there is a postcard showing Bubbles, however when you try to select it, you hear Carol say "DVD player says no" - any idea if this is intentional, or if the postcard leads to some special features which need to be unlocked?

Chosen answer: If you keep clicking that card a photo gallery will eventually appear.

Season 1 generally

Question: How do I access commentaries on the Season 1 DVDs? I've been trying for months and can't seem to find them, but the DVD wrapper promises "commentary on every episode."

Chosen answer: There are two ways to do this. On the main menus, you can find them in the Language Selection section of every episode. Or, upon playing the episode, press your audio button on your remote a few times and you should start hearing the commentary.

moviemogul

Show generally

Question: Is it ever explained how vampires can have sex when it is stated pretty explicitly that they don't have blood flowing around their bodies? I mean, I've studied biology and I hear it's pretty important for guys.

Chosen answer: It's also stated pretty explicitly that vampires are dead, yet they're walking and talking, controlled by a demon inside of them, which could also control their sexual parts.

Nick N.

Question: What is the significance of the man in Hell who thinks Chris is his son?

Chosen answer: Just to show what hell does to your mental state.

Phixius

Question: Does anyone know a website that details all the changes made in the special editions?

Chosen answer: There's a fairly complete list located at Wikipedia. Here's the link.

Cubs Fan

Question: What nationality are the actors that play the "natives" of Skull Island?

Chosen answer: Several of them were native New Zealanders, such as the young girl (Jacinta Wawatai) and the old hag (Vicky Haughton).

Mad Ade

Question: What is "priori incantatem"? I'm told it's explained in the books - what's the deal?

Moose

Chosen answer: In order to explain "Priori Incantatem" an explanation is first needed for "Priori Incantato." In the book Goblet of Fire, during the Death Eaters' rampage at the World Cup, Voldemort's mark appears in the sky. Barty Crouch Sr uses the spell "Prior Incantato" to see the last spell that was cast by Harry's wand, which in the book is the wand that created the mark. That spell creates an image of the last spell cast by a wand, and it emerges from its tip; this is the "echo" of that original spell, and the echo is different depending on that spell. As for "Priori Incantatem," Harry's and Voldemort's wands share the same core - Fawkes' feathers (Dumbledore's phoenix), and when two wands that share the same core battle each other - as Harry and Voldemort in the cemetery, "Priori Incantatem" takes place. This is a reversal of the last spells cast, and the images of Voldemort's victims of the Avada Kedavra curse appear out of the tip of his wand, which include Cedric, Frank Bryce, Lily and James Potter.

Super Grover

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