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Answer: Kirk was getting his physical and Dr. McCoy probably turned off communications, because if he hadn't, Kirk would have left and headed straight for the bridge, leaving McCoy irritated.

Question: That multi-coloured gloop that Bowman and Poole are eating looks quite disgusting. What were the actors really eating?

Answer: It appears to be pureed vegetable, probably peas, carrots, and also some kind of meat. It looks disgusting, but it is more practical as regular food would float away in zero gravity.

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Question: Why does Percy like to bully Delacroix so much? Does he hate foreigners?

Answer: No. Percy is just a typical bully who abuses his power and enjoys picking on people he thinks are weak plus, as a guard, he can do it all he wants without facing any form of punishment.

Answer: They are released by Jessie and James to defend a group of young Ekans and Koffings from a poacher.

lionhead

I don't think anyone knows where they are now since they haven't been seen since or heard from since they were released.

Answer: Spock is also half-human and does not entirely look like a typical Vulcan. Mudd likely noticed that.

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Question: I don't get the elves at The North Pole and Noelle's family seeing her as "selfish" or "immature." Three examples of this: 1. The elves call her a "princess" and antagonize her for her brother's disappearance. 2. Polly tells her "Worrying about someone else's Christmas and not your own. Now that is very mature." like she was never mature and selfless her whole life. 3. Right after that quote, her mother sent her a hurtful letter saying that she "acted selfishly, foolishly, immaturely, disrespectfully, childishly", etc. But why? Throughout the whole movie, she had been nothing but kind, selfless, caring, and friendly.

Cody Fairless-Lee

Question: What was wrong with Martin? We see him in a place, and he appears to be frozen in a special chamber but why? Was he sick?

Answer: Martin had some type of a rare (non-specified) disease, which would have been fatal. He was placed into suspended animation until a cure could be found, which it later was.

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Question: Could someone please tell me what time the day ended in the first scene? I see the pocket watch and it looks like possibly 9:15, but that can't be right?

Mr. Monk and the Election - S3-E15

Question: At the school debate, behind the two candidates there is a picture drawn. The picture looks to me like the Honeymooners apartment - is it?

Question: At the dance, who is the actor in the yellow shirt that stands near Ali after Johnny and the others trip over themselves while chasing Daniel? He looks so familiar.

Answer: I believe that was the "Chicken Boy" who threw the eggs earlier in the scene. He now took his head covering off. He was played by Todd Lookinland - brother of Mike Lookinland (Bobby Brady of "The Brady Bunch). They somewhat resemble each other.

Question: Which countries were invaded by the tripods? I know that Ukraine was attacked but other than that are there any others?

Answer: I'd say each country was invaded off screen. Since we don't see any other countries helping fight in the US I'd say each country was busy fighting for their own countries. And each one had the same outcome with the aliens becoming sick.

Question: Why is this movie so full of mistakes and plot holes? Was it created by incompetent crew?

Answer: It was made on a very low budget. Golen - Golbus productions bought the rights to Superman. They were mostly known for B-Movies with not so big name stars. It was there attempt to play with the big studios. Plus at least 45 minutes of scenes were cut out, with major subplots.

Answer: It is absolutely true. This is from Wikipedia: "The children's television show Sesame Street...was the first show of its kind that utilized a detailed and comprehensive educational curriculum, with specific educational goals, in its content. Its goals were garnered from in-house formative research and independent summative evaluations, and its first curriculum was created in a series of five seminars in 1968."

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That is how they created the show. By talking to researchers on child development.

Season 3 generally

Question: I'm rewatching "Rick and Morty" on Hulu. Season 1 and 2 the cursing was bleeped but in Season 3 nothing is censored (and it seems like there's a lot more F-words, at least in the first episode). Why the change? I don't remember if Season 3 on Adult Swim was censored or not, was it? Is there an uncensored version of "Rick and Morty" Season 1 and 2 or were the bleeps intentionally put in by the show's producers and not the network? I would think if an uncensored version existed that Hulu would air that version.

Bishop73

Question: When Splinter is being held captive by Shredder how was he able to survive? He seems to be held by him for quite some time so shouldn't he have been dead?

Answer: Meditation, by putting themselves in a deep mental state, they could go days without food or sleep. It's said, that some hardcore mystics can actually stop their own hearts.

Question: Dr. Robotnik sent Sonic, Tails and Knuckles two hundred years into the future. Mephiles also sent Shadow and Rouge two hundred years into the future. Sonic, Tails and Knuckles met Shadow and Rouge coincidentally at the same time in Crisis City. Or was it planned by Dr. Robotnik or Mephiles?

David&Yara

Question: Why didn't Alan and Sarah just destroy the game instead of throwing it to the river?

DFirst1

Answer: Because of its magical properties, it can't be destroyed. Which is why it was buried in the first place.

This just a plot hole basically. Considering everything had happened, they should have just destroyed it.

DFirst1

This is something you think the movie should have done differently. That doesn't make it a plot hole.

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It is a plot hole in my opinion. It's the same as why the Fellowship didn't use the eagles.

DFirst1

Plot holes are only valid when they are based on objective inconsistencies in a story's logic, and not subjective opinions.

Phaneron Premium member

Good luck with that. Considering that the game can kill people's lives and destroy the society.

DFirst1

Answer: The game can defend itself against a player cheating by turning him into a monkey. What do you think it could do to someone who tried to destroy it?

It's because it's an evil object. You see in the movie it causes damage psychologically and sociologically. What I mean is the game brought bad experience to Alan, Sarah, Judy and Peter.

DFirst1

Question: I do not remember seeing Bill and Ted dressed as women (was that actually them?) get in the telephone booth to go get their wives. Was this explained somewhere?

Answer: That was their wives' future selves I believe.

Question: At the mountain top scene. Nick Memphis is shot in the front and it the steel plate. But aren't all the enemy snipers behind him overlooking the helicopters and people?

Chuck 123

Answer: Yes, they were placed there in case Swagger tried something. Everyone assumed Memphis was Swagger. When Meachum saw who it was, Swagger took out all the snipers before they were radioed instructions.

Correct. But he was shot in his chest as he's walking towards the senator. And the snipers and Swagger were behind them. So how did he get shot in the chest?

Question: What does Regina mean when she tells her boyfriend to swallow food before he talks, because they are in California? Talking while eating is rude almost everywhere, so what does California have to do with it?

Answer: She's just being deliberately snarky, implying he is acting like someone from a place where they have crude manners and lack proper social graces.

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