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Question: Why does the Emperor bother to rescue Anakin? After all, he has been defeated, lost most of his limbs and is near death. The Emperor has reached his goal and if he can take Yoda on like that, surely any remaining Jedi shouldn't be a problem for them?

Chosen answer: The Emperor has not quite reached his goal of ruling the galaxy. In addition, a Sith Lord needs an apprentice. Since Anakin is EXTREMELY powerful with the Force, a broken Anakin (that the Emperor knows can be repaired back to a useful state) is better than trying to find another apprentice powerful enough to help him begin his conquest of the galaxy.

Damian Torres

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Question: What are the numbers for the Wisteria Lane houses, and who lives in which?

Chosen answer: 4349: Gabby Solis (was also in the Jimmy Stewart film "Harvey"). 4353: Susan Mayer (was also in The Hardy Boys and Deep Impact). 4355: Lynette Scavo (was also in Bedtime for Bonzo). 4350: Martha Huber. 4352: Mary Alice Young (also in Leave it to Beaver). 4354: Bree Van DeCamp (also in The 'Burbs and Providence). 4356: Mike Delfino.

Karoo

Question: What does the Hungarian woman actually say?

Chosen answer: This is already listed under trivia for this film, but the translation of her story is as follows: "What am doing here? They say my famous lover held down my husband while I chopped off his head. But it isn't true, I am innocent. I don't know why Uncle Sam says I did it. I tried to explain it at the police station but they did not understand me."

Steph_Jared

Question: Exactly how does Katie die? In the scene where Katie gets attacked, in the last second her face turns rotten like someone dying in water, which means she already starts dying. But in the flashback as her mother finds her, Katie is dead in the closet, as if she tried to hide from Samara there. Why would Samara move the dead body to the closet? Or if Katie hid there when being chased by Samara, did she already have the rotten face while still alive?

Answer: Samara's kills her victims by engendering them to fall into sheer hopelessness, ultimately, very literally, scaring them to death. The process is called psychosomatic death and results when someone's sympathetic system produces too overwhelming of a response to an emotional stress (fight or flight) and the body falls into cardiac arrhythmias and vascular collapse (heart attack). Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voodoo_death.

Chosen answer: They never explain how anyone really dies. But it can be guessed that what happens to you physically is similar to what happened to Samara as she died. The fact that the body was in the closet isn't really significant. Samara's spirit simply placed the body there to be found. It may have to do with it being a dark, closed space, like the well where Samara died.

Question: Exactly how does Katie die? In the scene where Katie gets attacked, in the last second her face turns rotten like someone dying in water, which means she already starts dying. But in the flashback as her mother finds her, Katie is dead in the closet, as if she tried to hide from Samara there. Why would Samara move the dead body to the closet? Or if Katie hid there when being chased by Samara, did she already have the rotten face while still alive?

Answer: Samara's kills her victims by engendering them to fall into sheer hopelessness, ultimately, very literally, scaring them to death. The process is called psychosomatic death and results when someone's sympathetic system produces too overwhelming of a response to an emotional stress (fight or flight) and the body falls into cardiac arrhythmias and vascular collapse (heart attack). Https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voodoo_death.

Chosen answer: They never explain how anyone really dies. But it can be guessed that what happens to you physically is similar to what happened to Samara as she died. The fact that the body was in the closet isn't really significant. Samara's spirit simply placed the body there to be found. It may have to do with it being a dark, closed space, like the well where Samara died.

Question: When the Hulk reverts to Banner for the final time, while watching Betty walk down the stairs towards him, steam rises from him and water seems to drip from his hands. What's that all about?

Chosen answer: He's having to shed a lot of excess cells as he reverts - it can't just vanish into the ether, so you'd expect to see something leaving his body as he shrinks.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: At one point, Melanie mentions that Jake got her pregnant several years ago. Was the baby stillborn or did she get an abortion?

Chosen answer: She had a miscarriage.

raywest Premium member

Question: What exactly is Prof. Brooks? After "threatening" Dean Dunn, she walks away and when he looks at her he sees a tail sticking out of her dress.

Chosen answer: She is also a wolf.

mrslaura

Question: In the Control scene in Cuba, where Bond notices Boris clicking and twirling the pen in his fingers, how does the grenade pen get into Boris' possession?

Chosen answer: All of Bond's possesions were taken from him and put on the desk. Boris had his own pen at that point. Then there is a small ruckus, and Boris bangs into the table if I recall correctly. He picks up Bond's pen then.

Soylent Purple

Question: Is Lucius Fox aware that Bruce Wayne is really Batman? I found it kind of odd that every time there was news about Batman getting involved in something, that Lucius would pay Bruce a visit.

Chosen answer: Lucius implies that he knows what Bruce is up to ("but don't think of me as an idiot"), but says that if Bruce doesn't outright tell him anything, he won't have to lie when asked.

Nick N.

Turnabout Intruder - S3-E24

Question: As Captain Kirk didn't die until the film 'Star Trek: Generations' (1994), what happened in the last episode of the series?

Chosen answer: The original series didn't have an ending, it was just cancelled. The last episode was "Turnabout Intruder" where Kirk and Dr. Janet Lester switch bodies and then switch back.

Myridon

Question: So is Charles, Grace's husband, dead too or is this another example of the worlds of the dead and living colliding?

Steph_Jared

Chosen answer: He is dead, but he has accepted it. He spirit is going to Heaven or Hell and has stopped to say goodbye to his wife and children on the way.

Grumpy Scot

Question: Is there supposed to be some kind of trivia when C3P0 says the odds of surviving are 725 to 1, 3720 to 1?

Mister Ed

Chosen answer: No, they're just numbers.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Cher claims her jeep has dual side airbags. That seems ridiculous for an open top vehicle. Does that model really come with side airbags, or was that supposed to be a 'clueless' comment?

thedoorman

Chosen answer: When she says "dual side", Cher is referring to the driver side and passenger side airbags (which are installed in the dashboard in front of each seat), not airbags on the side of the Jeep (aka in the doors).

Ral0618

Tentacles of Doom - S2-E3

Question: In this episode, the actor who plays the priest who turns into a hippy seems to drop his accent occasionally, for instance when he says "Blind faith, that's all we have to go on", his accent sounds more London-ish when he says "go on". Is this normal for an Irish accent or what?

Gary O'Reilly

Chosen answer: It's characteristic of someone putting on a fake Irish accent.

Question: Does anyone know what Fred and George's odds were on the champions at the first and second tasks, and whether they changed?

Chosen answer: The odds given first were Krum 7/4, Cedric 4/1, Fleur 10/1, Harry 37/1. The second time it is near impossible to tell because of the way the board is being held.

Question: I don't know if this is answered in the books but exactly why did Neville get upset when Moody was doing one of the "Unforgivable" curses?

Chosen answer: Because both his parents, who were aurors, were tortured by Bellatrix LeStrange using the Cruciatus curse so severely that they suffered permanent brain damage. They no longer recognize anyone, including Neville, and are in a near vegetable state of living. That is why Neville lives with his grandmother.

raywest Premium member

Question: In the scene when Harry is packing his trunk at the end and Dumbledore is talking to him about setting the curtains on fire, does anyone know what is written on the top section of the four-poster bed?

Chosen answer: Roman numeral GXXV (Gryffindor 25).

raywest Premium member

Question: If Crouch used the polyjuice potion to be certain people, how was he able to take their voice as well? When Harry and Ron used the potion before, they kept their normal voices.

Chosen answer: This is never covered in the book either, but Crouch was a fully trained wizard while Harry and Ron are not. It's not unreasonable to think that there is a spell that allows you to imitate voices perfectly. There were candies in the last film that made people sound like monkies and lions, a voice spell wouldn't be that different.

Grumpy Scot

Answer: In book two it states that the voices DO change.

To quote from chapter 12 as read by Stephen Fry: "Are you two OK?" Goyle 's low rasp of a voice issued from his mouth.

Question: If Crouch used the polyjuice potion to be certain people, how was he able to take their voice as well? When Harry and Ron used the potion before, they kept their normal voices.

Chosen answer: This is never covered in the book either, but Crouch was a fully trained wizard while Harry and Ron are not. It's not unreasonable to think that there is a spell that allows you to imitate voices perfectly. There were candies in the last film that made people sound like monkies and lions, a voice spell wouldn't be that different.

Grumpy Scot

Answer: In book two it states that the voices DO change.

To quote from chapter 12 as read by Stephen Fry: "Are you two OK?" Goyle 's low rasp of a voice issued from his mouth.

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