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Question: How come they only made three series? Was the show axed?

Chosen answer: The show was originally cancelled because of poor ratings, but many people believe this is because although people *wanted* to watch the show, Fox kept changing its time slot so no one knew when it was on. However, new series are being made (and aired) right now due to the high sales figures of the DVDs.

Gary O'Reilly

Question: Why didn't Mani kill the healers daughter? When everyone was preparing to hunt the beast, they look at each other and then she kisses two guys that are right beside her. She was responsible for the fight where everyone was attacking Mani before it was stopped by Jean Francois, and later in the lair of the beast she helped the men kill Mani. It was obvious that she was evil so why didn't he kill her?

Chosen answer: She wasn't really evil. The whole movie is a metaphor for the shockingly bloody French revolution. The fact that (at least towards the beginning) the beast usually only kills women and children is a nod in the direction of the countless innocent (women and children) who were put to death in its course. The healer's daughter is sort of an omnibus of the French peasants' lust for blood. She's not evil, she's just crazy - the mad child of revolution. Sorry for the lengthy explanation, but if one goes into it without knowing, it can be a bit confusing.

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Question: Does Leela have super strength? I've never seen it explicitly stated, but the are quite a few instances in which she is shown to be much stronger than the other characters, or where she'll do something that requires great strength.

Chosen answer: No I wouldn't say she has super strength (besides the one episode where she actually does have super strength) but she is fit and adept in some form of martial arts. Besides the rest of the Planet Express crew are pretty pathetic, physically speaking.

Andreas[DK]

Question: What's the name of the piece of music that's playing during Mark's "confession" with the flashbacks about Anthony's death? Is it included in the official soundtrack?

Chosen answer: Nanou 2 by Aphex Twin.

A vogue idea - S4-E17

Question: Why are the girls families never mentioned/they never mention them? I know Carrie talks about her father in series 4, episode 17, and I know Miranda's mum dies around then too, but what about Charlotte and Samantha? Where's all their family gone?

Chosen answer: Introducing too many family characters would have cluttered the storyline and detracted from the show's basic premise of the single life in NYC. The focus remained on the girls' friendship, their relationships, and female views about sex and love. However, in addition to the relatives you mentioned, we also met Charlotte's brother--who slept with Samantha.

raywest

Question: When Aunt Marge starts to inflate, Uncle Vernon starts kind of whining. He's supposed to be really tough, why doesn't he growl or yell instead? Or at least try to save his sister?

Chosen answer: He is a big bully. He isn't tough at all, he just acts that way to Harry. When confronted by something scary, he wusses out!

Grumpy Scot

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Question: In the episode "Birthday Fairies", Tootie gets Cosmo and Wanda for her birthday because she's having a bad time. But for the most part, Vicky is the one making her life miserable. It is even said that Vicky is scaring all the kids away from Tootie's birthday party, that's why she is crying. But Why didn't Tootie wish Vicky away?

Chosen answer: In "Da Rules" book, you cannot wish a person in danger, or do any harm or anything to a person's life or relationship.

Question: In the movie "Batman", we discover that a young Jack Napier murdered Bruce's' parents and later became the Joker. So why in this movie did they change the killer to some low-life thug?

Chosen answer: This is actually true to the comics, where a regular thug named Joe Chill was the killer of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne. There is no connection between this movie/series and Burton's "Batman"; they are separate takes on the same story, which is why things can be radically different. Burton chose to alter the storyline to give Batman an even greater reason to go after the Joker, that's his decision. Nolan chose otherwise in his presentation of the Batman legend, sticking to the original story.

Twotall

Mr. Bean - S1-E1

Question: Can anybody explain why Mr Bean, in the first episode, has a red mini when in every other episode he has his normal green one?

OL1V3R666

Chosen answer: I'm guessing it is because he bought a new car. At the end of the first Bean, he crashed the mini. You hear the crash and see his wheel bouncing down the road. Safe to assume it was a write-off.

Soylent Purple

New this month Answer: Yeah he had a red Mini at the beginning but it ends up getting crashed at the end of the episode. And then in other episodes he has a green Mini.

Dan23

Mr. Bean - S1-E1

Question: Can anybody explain why Mr Bean, in the first episode, has a red mini when in every other episode he has his normal green one?

OL1V3R666

Chosen answer: I'm guessing it is because he bought a new car. At the end of the first Bean, he crashed the mini. You hear the crash and see his wheel bouncing down the road. Safe to assume it was a write-off.

Soylent Purple

New this month Answer: Yeah he had a red Mini at the beginning but it ends up getting crashed at the end of the episode. And then in other episodes he has a green Mini.

Dan23

Question: Why in the Special Edition DVD does Sean Astin leave the audio commentary booth early? Was he annoyed at something?

Katheryn Darmanin

Chosen answer: One of them says "He had to go and do..." and Richard Donner sort of looks at him with understanding and nods his head. So I guess he had someother engagement. Something Lord of the Rings related perhaps?

Soylent Purple

Question: If Det. Graham had already identified his brother's body at the crime scene, why would it have been necessary for his mother to have to do so at the morgue, especially since it was very traumatic for her?

Reformed Dispatcher

Chosen answer: Since he was directly involved with the investigation, to identify the body would have been a conflict of interest. Therefore he had to notify the next of kin beyond himself.

Question: Why are the implants called ZOE? Does it stand for something?

Chosen answer: The movie provides no answer as to why the device was named "ZOE." However, one should note the word "Zoe" is actually a greek word for "life." Since the ZOE implant records someone's life, this sounds like the most logical answer to why it was named ZOE. On a side note: The first device to display moving images was called the "Zoetrope", the similar name could have had further influence as to why this implant was named ZOE.

Kelsey H.

Question: What was the real rock band Cameron Crowe based the fictional group Stillwater on?

raywest

Chosen answer: The film was loosely based on Cameron Crowe's experiences with The Allman Brothers Band.

Damian Torres

Question: Is it my imagination, or does the opening theme sound similar to the classical piece "The Planets - Mars" by Holst?

StevenJ

Chosen answer: There are certain similarities, yes. Whether any specific aspects of the piece were deliberately incorporated into the film's opening theme is an open question, but the overall feel is undoubtedly very similar.

Tailkinker

Question: So did "The Man"(Josh Hartnett) Kill Becky at the end? If so, is she the one that hired him to do it, just like the other girl that did?

Moclava

Chosen answer: I think we can safely assume that "The Man" kills Becky in the elevator, yes. But unlike the first woman, Becky had done something to piss off a lot of people (basically betraying all the girls working in Old Town), and they sent him to eliminate her.

Twotall

Question: Can someone explain the significance of Draco Malfoy tearing out and pocketing the page from the book during the scene in the bookstore in Diagon Alley in the beginning of the movie?

OneHappyHusky

Chosen answer: I think it is just meant to show that he has no respect for other peoples possessions. He must have seen a spell he liked, and 'stole' it. I have read the book and don't remember any significant reference to it in there either.

Sam Johnson

Question: What does Semper Fi mean?

killin_kellit

Chosen answer: It's a shortened version of the Latin phrase 'Semper Fidelis', which means 'always faithful'.

Tailkinker

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Question: When Nanny G says that she has played the same character for twenty years it gets a big laugh. What is the joke? Am I missing something here?

Chosen answer: Nanny G (Nanette Guzman - played by Laurie Metcaf) has been a children's entertainer for twenty years, and tells Frasier, "Do you know what it's like to play the same character for 20 years?!" The joke is that Kelsey Grammer has been playing Frasier Crane since 1984, when the character first appeared on "Cheers", so Kelsey in real life has been doing just that!

Super Grover

Question: What is the age different between the teenage actors and their characters?

Chosen answer: In the up coming movie Goblet Of fire the trio will be 14. Dan Radcliffe (Harry) is 16 Rupert Grint (Ron) is 17 and Emma Watson (Hermione) is 15.

Kirsty Marshall

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