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11001001 - S1-E15

Question: Is Jonathon Frakes actually playing the trombone in the night club scene?

Chosen answer: Yes - he's played the instrument for many years.

Tailkinker Premium member

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Question: All of the computer monitors on TNG are referred to as "LCARS." What does LCARS mean?

Chosen answer: It is short for "Library Computer Access and Retrieval System", the ship's computer system.

Twotall

Question: When we first see the pink ladies, they climb out of the car at school. Jan is eating/playing with something. What is it?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: She is eating an Oreo cookie.

weetie21

Ring a ding ding - S4-E16

Question: The girls talk about something which sounds like 'wee-hawking'. What exactly is that?

Chosen answer: Weehawken is a town in New Jersey that is right on the Hudson River. The Hudson River separates New York and New Jersey. Weehawken provides a gorgeous view of the NYC skyline.

weetie21

Question: Why is it on all the posters and on the DVD and soundtrack cover, Velma is wearing a silver dress, which is Roxie's costume in the song "Roxie", and Roxie is wearing a black dress, which is Velma's costume in the opening number - "All That Jazz"?

Chosen answer: Roxie wears the black dress briefly, while fantasizing about being on the stage during All That Jazz. Velma wears the white dress in the closing number.

K.C. Sierra

Question: How did Drake discover the Nightstalkers hidden base?

Chosen answer: It's possible that he followed one of them back to the base. This is feasible since they wouldn't be able to tell that he was following them because of his shape-shifting abilities.

Question: Why did John Connor program the Terminator to only obey Catherine's orders? Since he is the boss wouldn't he make it so the Terminator would obey his orders?

Chosen answer: He didn't program the Terminator, she did - remember, John is dead, successfully eliminated by that very Terminator. As to why she didn't program the Terminator to obey both of them, that's an open question - possibly she needed to supply a voiceprint which obviously couldn't be obtained from the deceased John (which would also explain why the Terminator in T2 appeared to only be programmed to obey John, not both John and his mother). Alternatively, it's plausible that the Terminators can only be programmed to obey one individual, in order to prevent problems in the case of conflicting orders.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: How is the shark exactly killed?

Chosen answer: When Bruce IV eats Mario Van Peebles, it also eats a device that they use to give it an electric shock by remote control. This makes it leap out of the water. The last time they do this, the long pole on the boat's bow impales it.

Grumpy Scot

Question: What happened to the two girls in Dave's crew? They were at all the practices, but not in the finals.

Chosen answer: When Dave's crew went to the finals they wanted to bring the best dancers in their group, so they apparently decided that the two girls happened to be the least strong dancing wise on his team.

Question: Maybe I missed something, but why has Henry never met Lucy before? She's been coming to the diner everyday for a while when the movie takes place and everyone else seems to know about her, so why is he just noticing her now?

Chosen answer: Henry never went to the diner before his boat broke down. It was his first time in the diner, so that's why he never met Lucy before that day.

moviemogul

Question: In the meeting scene where Richard tells the Poise team that they have to redesign the magazine, Jenna has a red thing on her finger that she keeps chewing and biting. What is it?

Chosen answer: It's a Fruit Roll-up. She's wrapped it around her finger.

Garlonuss Premium member

Question: In the alternative 1985, there is an alternative Biff, Lorraine etc. Shouldn't there also be an alternative Marty and Doc?

Chosen answer: Yep, and there is, but they're both elsewhere. Doc's been committed to an asylum somewhere. When Marty first meets the alternate Biff, Biff tells him that he's supposed to be in Switzerland at boarding school - that's where the alternate Marty is.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What is the title and composer of the nice piano piece that plays at the beginning and end of the film?

Chosen answer: The music is Nocturne number 2 Es-dur 9/2 by Chopin.

Question: Is there an official explanation to the ending of the movie? Some people say that it was Travis's dream sequence, and others say it was Travis going back to his manic depressive self again. What caused Travis to get so startled when he was looking at the rear vision mirror? Did Scorsese deliberately make the ending very vague or is there supposed to be an explanation to the ending?

Chosen answer: This is just my opinion. Remember Iris's line "Have you ever tried looking at your own eyeballs in the mirror?" or something to that effect. Well, Travis sees the madness reflected in his own eyes, doesn't like what he sees (as it reminds him of what he has done, what he might yet do).

Question: I've watched this movie several times, and there is no foul language in this film yet the MPAA rated this film PG for language. Why?

Chosen answer: It's rated PG for "parental guidance" suggested due to some themeatic elements.

Toolio

Question: Who put gasoline all over the massive swan float? Is it ever revealed. Who could it of been! And why did anybody do it (and how would they have the time, IF everyone thought Amber would win etc.!!!) - It annoyed me, this did! Who put gasoline on the float?

Hamster Premium member

Chosen answer: I don't think anyone actually put gasoline over the float - it's suggested in the movie that the float is leaking gasoline because Becky's father imported it cheap from Mexico.

Shay

Question: Catherine Zeta Jones' character is the daughter of a Mexican drug lord, but she tells her upper-class friends that she's European. I'm assuming she's trying to pass herself off as Spanish or maybe Portuguese because it seems more exotic and socially acceptable among the upper class than being Mexican. Is this correct?

Krista

Chosen answer: The upper classes in Spanish-speaking countries tend to be more of Spanish ancestry, decendants of the original conquistadores. As such, some consider themselves Spanish, distinct from the lower-class Mestizos.

Question: I don't understand what the Arab woman with the tattoos on her face have to do with anything? Did the attack on the convoy really happen? If so, how were they all captured?

Deezul

Chosen answer: The tattooed woman was something that they all dreamt about. She was significant to the capture and the tattoos stood out among all of the other arabs.

Toolio

Question: There were two flashbacks of how Raymond Shaw killed one of the soldiers. One scene it showed him suffocating him in the desert with a piece of plastic. In another scene it shows him choking him with his hands in some kind of observation room. Was the desert 'killing', a dream combining the truth with the brainwashing?

Deezul

Chosen answer: Perhaps the piece-of-plastic killing was a "test run" by the brainwashers to see if Raymond would actually react to their commands. You can see other soldiers lying down wearing "halos", hinting that this happened at a different time and place than the observation room choking.

Answer: The plastic bag killing was part of the dream. Many things in the dreams are off. For example in the dream he sees himself handling the pistol while lying in a bed. When we see his actual memory, he is standing, and Shaw hands him the gun, which he immediately uses.

Jason Hoffman

Question: In the UK (Region 2) version of the film, the scene in which Ace pretends to be Hans the dolphin trainer was removed. Can anyone tell me the specific reason why it was removed? Also do any other versions around the world (notably US and Australian versions) remove the scene?

Lummie Premium member

Chosen answer: That scene was cut originally by the director Tom Shadyack because the scene did not support the story and thought it slowed the film down. (And the scene was cut from the US version as well.) It was added back later in TV versions of the film. Fan enjoyed the scene so much they asked it be put back in the film version. I know the DVD has it because I own it. It's hilarious!

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