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Question: It's mentioned in a correction that Izzy is killed in the crash. Why is this said when he can be seen crawling away from the crash just before Double D has the showdown with the Creeper.

Chosen answer: The car explodes a while after it crashed, too fast for Izzy to get away.

Question: During the La Vie Boheme song Angel looks at Roger over the top of Mark and says something. Anyone know what it is?

Chosen answer: Angel says "I can feel his balls".

Question: In one scene, the Prime Minister asks his assistant to "redistribute" Natalie. What does this mean?

Chosen answer: He wants her assigned to a different job so he won't see her anymore.

Myridon

Question: Where did Colossus and the other students go after they escaped from the school?

Chosen answer: It's never shown in the movie. We only know they escape through the hidden tunnels. Since the students obviously knew about the tunnels, there was likely a predetermined location for them to meet at in an emergency.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Why didn't they just shoot Mystique with the cure, rather then hold her in a cell like they did? Knowing how dangerous she is, and how she can shape-shift into anyone, why keep her incarcerated? Surely they knew that Magneto would try to rescue her, and how unstoppable he could be. It would have been in their best interest to just "cure" her.

Chosen answer: Because they're not allowed to. You can't just beat a potentially violent prisoner unconscious. This is along the same lines. The legality of usage of "the cure" has not been fully clarified. So all personnel were given the order not to use it unless absolutely necessary.

Phixius Premium member

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Question: Does anyone know what is the order of replacement for the captain on the Bridge? All I know is that Riker is the first, but is it the captain's choice after that?

Chosen answer: According to rank and seniority, the chain of command is: Picard, Riker, Data, LaForge, Troi and Worf as of the series finale. Troi was added when she took command school, Tasha Yar would have been between Geordi and Worf, and Wesley or Ro Laren would have been after Worf had they not left the Enterprise.

Grumpy Scot

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Question: Is it ever mentioned what ocean they are in?

Chosen answer: Judging by the French narrator, and the tropical atmosphere, I'd say they're meant to be in the Galapagos.

Phixius Premium member

The Pacific Ocean is where the Bikini islands are located.

Dan23

Question: When Magneto has kidnapped Rogue, she asks him if he is going to kill her to which he answers "Yes". I don't understand - Magneto wants to use Rogue as a vessel to transfer all his power into, not kill her.

Chosen answer: As we saw earlier when Magneto used the machine on Senator Kelly, it severely drained his strength and had nearly died. Using the machine on the much grander scale on Ellis Island would certainly kill the person at the controls which is why Magneto needed someone to do it for him. Rogue would have been killed had Wolverine, Storm, Jean & Cyclops not rescued her at the last minute.

Chimera Premium member

A Fire Fighting We Will Go - S3-E10

Question: What does Dale's "bee-eye-bicky-bo-bicky-bye-bo" song mean?

Chosen answer: Dale is singing the classic Three Stooges song "Swinging the Alphabet" (composed by Septimus Winner) from the short film "Violent is the Word for Curly" (1938). A google search on either the song title or film title will provide you with a wealth of information on this hilarious episode.

Matty Blast

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Question: If "Whitelighters" are "technically" dead how is it Leo can do everything human? Eat, drink, feel, love, oh and father children. As well as when "Grams" and Patty came back they often came in human form at least some of the time?

Chosen answer: They are given a new physical body that has the "triple helix" DNA like witches.

Myridon

Question: According to imdb.com Jerry Goldsmith composed the music for the film. But I ran across a copy of the soundtrack which names Danny Elfman as the composer. I have also seen him credited for the music in both "Gremlins" films on several occasions, both on TV and online. Why is Elfman getting credit if Goldsmith composed the music?

Chosen answer: It's hard to get a definite answer to this, as I've found conflicting answers online. However, by 1984 Danny Elfman hadn't done much composing, with his musical work largely restricted to songs as part of his band. As such I'd think it was unlikely he composed the Gremlins score. No music from the Gremlins films are on either of his compilation CDs either. The closest thing to a reason I can find for the mis-crediting is that on the Gremlins 2 DVD one of the deleted scenes apparently has some music from "Beetljuice" (which Elfman scored) used over it, which may have led to the confusion.

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Question: What are the ages of all the Bennet sisters?

Chosen answer: According to the book, at the beginning, Jane 22, Elizabeth 20, Mary between Elizabeth and Kitty so 18 or 19, Kitty 17, Lydia 15.

Myridon

Question: The architect mentions a "mother" of the Matrix. Who is she? When Neo asks if it's the Oracle, the Architect says "Please." Does he mean please how can you think that, or please don't interrupt, I'm speaking?

Chosen answer: It's the Oracle. The Architect says "please" because Neo called her an oracle. To the Architect, she's just another program. He is scoffing at Neo for using that term, not for coming to that conclusion.

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Question: I don't really get it. Why doesn't he just rewind and start over when things start going bad? Did I miss something?

Chosen answer: He can't start over, all he can do with rewind is view the past. The remote was a learning remote. The choices Michael made were his and they were permanent. Morty goes over this when he explains the virtues of the remote to Michael.

moviemogul

Question: How old is Edward?

Chosen answer: It is never stated.

Question: In the policewoman's apartment, the recording she is watching of the puppet goes to live. How did that happen with a recording?

Chosen answer: The camera was plugged into the VCR, so when the tape finished, and the Officer stopped it, it switched to the live feed.

Question: Does anyone know where I can get a hi-res pic of Filmore's bumper? I want to see if I can read all the funny in-joke bumper stickers and the pic I have can't zoom in that far without going to pixel boxes. Thanks.

Chosen answer: This is a list of the Bumper stickers: "Recycle Your Oil", Three "Flo's V-8 CafĂ©" stickers, "Free Mother Road", "Groovy and Love", "Portland Concrete on My Mind", "Please Recycle", "No Interstate", "Go Natural, Drink Organic Fuels", "Certified Organic Oil", "Home Sweet Road", "I'm an Eco-Bus", Six "Peace"signs, "Stop the Superslab", "Your Mother Road Loves You", A flower, A heart with 66 in it, Oval RS, "Ornament Valley", "Open Road U.", A rainbow, "Peace on the Open Road", A rainbow butterfly, Recycling emblem, A Route 66 shield, "Turn On to Recycling", "Life Begins at the Offramp", "My Inner Car is Electric", A sticker that has a 66 shield on it with a tire track over that says "Tread on Me", "Recycling: It's a Gas", "Save Mother Road", "Flower Power", "I (heart) Recycled Oil", "Drink Organic Oil", "Free Mother Road", "Question Interstate", Recycling symbol with "Take a Drive on the Wild Side", "100% Organic Fool", "Fillmore Organic Fuels", Recycling emblem, "Pardon My Backfire, I Eat Veggie Fuels", "Save 2-D Animation", "One Way"(recycling symbol), "Interstate"inside a stop sign, "I Brake for Jackalopes", "Support Organic Refiners", "I (heart) 2 Recycle", "Recycle Your Oil"with a yin-yang symbol, An oil derrick with a slash through it, "It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Road", "100% Organic", A bigger 66 shield and a heart, "Got Solar?", "Oil"with a recycling symbol in the "O", "Born to Recycle", "I (heart) Recycled Oil", "Certified Organic Oil", "Go Natural – Drink Organic Fuels", A sun with a recycling symbol in the center, A flower, "Drink Organic Oil"with flower in it, "100 Percent Organic Oil", "Interstate"with a slash through it, 66 shield with a rainbow, 51237 is the license plate, which is George Carlin's date of birth.

Boobra

Question: According to the mistakes page, there's a shot of the Death Star hangar in the original theatrical version and a crew member walks in then realises he's in shot and walks back out. I have got the original on DVD and have searched each hangar shot and can't find it. Anyone help?

Chosen answer: It may have been edited out for the DVD release. They clean up things like that on DVD.

Phixius Premium member

Question: Who is the dead person that has Obi's envelope stapled to him?

Chosen answer: It is not a dead body, but a doll.

Question: Why would shoppers need to carry a scanner round a store with them like Kate does early on in the film?

Chosen answer: She is picking he items she wants on her wedding registry. You scan the items you want, so people will know what to buy you.

pross79

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