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Question: How old is Selene supposed to be?

Leanne Skelly

Chosen answer: Going by the armor and clothing from the child Selene's memories, as well as information from Selene herself, we can say that she was turned around the end of the 1300s and has been alive for about 650 years.

Jackie Bags Hyde - S3-E8

Question: Red is shown in his WWII Naval Uniform. He has three medals on his chest. One of the medals (the far one on the right as you look at him) is a Commendation Medal. I was looking at the episode and it wasn't clear if the medal was a Navy or an Army Commendation Medal. They look very similar - the Navy medal is green and white with the bronze eagle as is the Army's (I have an Army one). However, the Navy's has two broad white stripes near the edges of the green ribbon while the Army's has several thin white stripes near the center of the green ribbon. Has anyone noticed which ribbon it actually is?

Zwn Annwn

Chosen answer: It's the Army Commendation Medal. You can notice the pinstripes in the center of the ribbon. The navy one has no pinstripes.

Zwn Annwn

Question: How old are the characters in the film?

Chosen answer: They never mention age, as far as I can see, and I just watched it recently.

Question: Was there ever a doll of "The Six Million Dollar Man's" boss in real life, or was it just something the filmmakers made up?

Chosen answer: Yes, try searching eBay for Oscar Goldman million. There are 6 on sale as I'm typing this.

Myridon

Question: Where do the Martins live, because one website says Hatfield, another says by the M25 and another says North London?

Chosen answer: They are all the same place. They do live in Hatfield, which is North London, and London is surrounded by the M25.

Question: When the Joker and his henchmen are destroying the art in the museum, he tells them to spare one picture because he likes it. What painting is this, or at least what is it a picture of?

Chosen answer: It is "Figure with Meat" by Francis Bacon.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Question: It is understood that before you die, you see the ring. Noah's coffee cup makes a ring, and Rachel sees the lid of the well before she's supposed to die. But does Katie see anything ring-shaped in the beginning?

Chosen answer: The television activates itself just as Katie is putting the glass to her lips - from her point of view, the rim of the glass would form a ring that filled her entire vision.

Slave

Question: Why are the tips of the lightsabers in this movie pointed? In the original trilogy and the other prequels, they've always had rounded tips.

Chosen answer: They've always been pointed, it just depends on what angle you view the blade from.

Show generally

Question: What does the acronym M.A.C.O. mean?

Chosen answer: Military Assault Command Operations. The shark on their patches is presumably a mako shark.

Myridon

Question: What's the name of the song that plays at the end of the movie, when Korben and Leeloo are in the blue chamber?

Chosen answer: The song is "Little Light of Love, " words and music by Eric Serra (who also composed the score). Nourith provided the female backing vocals while Eric sings the song himself.

Question: I have two questions. 1) What exactly does Mr. Smith do with the DVDs? 2) I don't understand the final scene, is Mr. Smith helping Jeff Talley or is he helping the masked men?

Chosen answer: The purpose of the DVD is that the information the criminals are after is hidden in the code of the DVD. The illegal bank accounts and funds and such are all encrypted on the disk. He is also helping Jeff after he realizes that he put his life on the line for his family and saved his children.

Spaceboy_007

Question: What are the nuns doing to Marie de Tourvel when she is sick? What possible benefit did they feel it would have?

ChiChi Premium member

Chosen answer: It looked to me like they were performing what is known as "cupping". "Cupping" is a branch of Chinese medicine where a cup (often heated, the so-called "fire cupping") is used to create a vacuum on certain areas of the skin, to simulate acupressure. It is said to relieve respiratory problems and muscular pains ad to stimulate the flow of life energy in the patient. How these French nuns came to know of and approve of the technique is another matter..

Twotall

Question: What exactly happened to Koskov at the end? Pushkin said something like "Put him on a Plane in a diplomatic bag" but was he just being sarcastic or what?

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: He says, "Put him on the first plane to Moscow...", making Koskov think he was going to live, but then Pushkin adds, "...in a diplomatic bag." He is being transported back to Russia in a bag...hence, he will be quite dead.

Question: In the old TV show do the girls ever meet Charlie or find out more information about him?

Spaceboy_007

Chosen answer: in the last episode of the show Let Our Angel Live (6/24/81), Kelly is shot in the head and the other angles and Bosley go to the hospital. The Angels finally got a sneak peek at what Charlie really looks like when he shows up at the hospital to visit her.

Boobra

Question: After the first Spinosaurus attack, the survivors run into a feeding T-Rex and he roars at them. Right after the team leaves, Alan says something under his breath. Does anyone know what he says?

Chosen answer: I watched this several times on DVD. After Grant says, "Nobody move a muscle," he turns his head to one side as the others run off. His next comment is inaudible, although it appears he's uttering an expletive. My guess is, "Oh sh**." It's also not on the DVD closed captions.

raywest Premium member

Question: What variety of rose was used in the film throughout the house as arrangements, petals and the plantings in the Burnham yard? It doesn't look like American Beauty as that rose is pink and a climber.

Chosen answer: The American Beauty rose has several cultivars, both bush and climbing and several colors including red and white.

Myridon

Question: When Frank deadheads to Miami, he is shown in to the cockpit and has a short conversation with the pilot. It is pilot slang and I would like to know what they are going on about. Something like "Are you turning around on the red eye."

Chosen answer: A 'red eye' flight is one that occurs during the night, from around midnight through to dawn - so named because reddish eyes are associated with sleepiness. The question is basically "are you going back as the late night flight?"

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: If the ring was trying to make it's way back to Sauron, then why didn't it do shortly after being discovered by Bilbo as was witnessed at the start of the first movie or by Smeagol at the start of the third movie?

Chosen answer: Smeagol found the Ring about the year 2463 of the Third Age (the first movie starts in 3017). Sauron was still very weak, practically dead at that time. Then Smeagol was hiding in the caves underneath the mountains where the Ring couldn't even be sensed for almost 500 years until Bilbo found it in 2941. Bilbo took the Ring back to the Shire which was farther away from Sauron so that Sauron had to grow quite a bit stronger before he was able to "reach out" for the Ring.

Myridon

Question: I'm trying to remember the song that was made famous by this film. Can anyone help me?

Chosen answer: "Bright Eyes" written by Mike Batt and performed by Art Garfunkel.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Why was Bourne sent to kill Wombosi?

Chosen answer: Wombosi's an ex-African dictator, put in power, it appears, with a degree of covert assistance from the US. Deposed, he's threatening to write a book revealing the US actions unless they arrange to have him put back in power. He's intending to include the names of those involved, which could prove highly embarrassing for the US government. To prevent this, Treadstone is given the order to take Wombosi out.

Tailkinker Premium member

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