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Question: In some of the fight scenes in the Star Wars movies, and other ones, one of the people fighting will quickly twirl/spin around. Is there any reason for doing that move?

Answer: If you are talking about the light sabre fights, that is a sword fighting move that some fighters will use. Occasionally, a sword fighter will find himself in a weak position that would give the opponent an easy strike to move in a more conventional way. The spin is a way to strike while putting distance between yourself and your opponent. I have some experience in Japanese katana fighting and the spin is not a move I like because it puts your back to the opponent - but it is useful in the right conditions. And it looks exciting - which is probably why they used it in Star Wars.

Zwn Annwn

Question: In BTTF III, the 1955 Doc is worried about sending Marty back to a "populated area" in 1885, so he insists on using the drive-in, which is way out of town. However, in BTTF II Doc repeatedly travels back and forth from 1985 to 2015 to 1985 in plain view of any number of onlookers. What could've caused Doc to stop caring if people saw his time machine appear and disappear into and out of thin air?

Answer: In 1985 and 2015 people would not have noticed a DeLorean on the streets, as they are used to seeing cars. By going to 1885, there was the added risk of people seeing a car decades before it was common, which would attract a great deal of attention and jeopardy to the time line.

Twotall

Question: Why does Boba Fett have a braid of blonde hair on one of his shoulders?

Answer: Those are Wookiee scalps he has collected in his years as a bounty hunter. He wears them as a "badge of honor", to prove that he is capable of taking down even very dangerous opponents in single combat.

Twotall

Question: In the scene after everybody gets their "homework assignments", what are they doing in the video store?

sadie

Chosen answer: They are using an electromagnet to erase VHS tapes.

Grumpy Scot

Question: What is the English translation of the Japanese song playing while Takashi is finishing the tricycle race?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: It's the song "Daisy Bell" by Harry Dacre.

Grumpy Scot

Question: What happens to Leslie's mom at the end of the film? It seems like her dad up and moves away by himself.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Chosen answer: She left early.

Disney-Freak

Question: There are mistakes noting Elizabeth's son, but I don't recall seeing her son. Did I miss something?

sadie

Chosen answer: After the entire credits' roll (which takes a while) there is a one minute scene which shows the boy. This scene is noted in the MM Trivia section.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: Did i miss something? In the 1st pirates movie, the pirate with the glass eye tried to get rid of Jack and his crew. But in this movie they are part of his crew. I know they sneaked onto the ship, but nobody who saw them questioned them or recognized them as the pirates who tried to kill them before.

SAZOO1975

Chosen answer: Pintel and Ragetti (the one with the wooden eye) are pirates. They are basically loyal to themselves and adapt to whatever the situation is that best serves their own purpose, rather than out of loyalty to anyone else. They'll serve under whoever offers the best motive or profit for doing so. The same goes for the captains. If they need a crew, they will utilize whoever is available at the moment, even if they know they've been disloyal in the past, as was the case when Jack allowed them back on his ship. This is a bit of a "running gag" in the series that the characters are constantly betraying one another.

raywest Premium member

Question: How exactly did the dog escape from Pelagosto island?

Answer: It's unknown, although Captain Teague, Jack's father, makes a sly reference about "sea turtles," an obvious reference to Gibb's claim that Jack escaped the island he was marooned on by lashing two sea turtles together. Will uses this same "tall tale" to explain how he escaped from Davy Jones.

raywest Premium member

Question: Since Davy Jones is dead and Will new captain of the Flying Dutchman, does The Locker cease to exist?

Answer: It is Will Turner's locker now.

Disney-Freak

Question: Hey, i was just wondering if anyone could tell me what happens after the credits? I went to see it at the cinema and walked out before they were over. Thanks.

Answer: This can be seen on You Tube, but the post-credits "Easter Egg" scene is set ten years later. Elizabeth and a young boy, (presumably her and Will's son) are walking towards a cliff overlooking the sea. A green flash is seen on Elizabeth's face. On the horizon is the Flying Dutchman (fully restored to its full glory) and Will is on the mast. He is returning to his family.

raywest Premium member

Show generally

Question: In the season 3 finale, "Through the Looking Glass", why didn't Charlie just go out of the room and shut the door from the outside instead, then both he and Desmond would've survived? It just seems like such a strange decision.

Answer: The room could only be sealed from the inside. It was a split second decision he had to make. Perhaps he had already accepted his fate as predicted by Desmond. He also must have known that Desmond would have wanted to speak to Penny thus he wanted to prevent Desmond from endangering himself. Better one person die than both.

XIII

Cats in the Cradle... - S2-E20

Question: I've always wondered as to what would happen to the young girls that murdered the old woman. Would they go to juvenile hall? Or would they be let off because they are young? The episode ends without the audience being told what would happen.

Answer: While it is impossible to know for certain, it is highly unlikely they would be let go and would be prosecuted to some extent. In support of this is the statement made by real life Nevada Judge Mills Lane (Ret.), "In Nevada, if you commit murder or attempted murder you do not go to juvenile court, you go right to adult court."

OneHappyHusky

Question: I don't understand how they finished filming the first story if Vic Morrow died. It's unlikely that they would've filmed it all, then done the stunt where he died. Could someone please explain it to me?

Answer: They'd already filmed most of the episode. The stunt was one of the final scenes to be filmed. They were able to work the story around any missing scenes.

Question: Who were all the pirate lords and what were their nationalities?

Answer: They are as follows: Jack Sparrow (who would probably claim a different origin depending on which day of the week it was, but is likely of British stock, possibly with a mother of Caribbean origin), Hector Barbossa (whose accent suggests a British origin, although his surname suggests that he may be of Spanish or Italian stock), Ammand the Corsair (Turkish), Capitaine Chevalle (French), Mistress Ching (Chinese), Gentleman Jocard (African, precise nationality unknown), Sri Sumbhajee (Indian), Captain Sao Feng (Chinese), with his position being later taken by Elizabeth Swann, and Captain Eduardo Villanueva (Spanish).

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Do the spiders grow big because of the food that they are fed, or because of the chemicals spilled in the water?

Answer: Both! The owner of the spider farm was feeding the spiders bugs from the water that had the chemical spill in it. The bugs were contaminated with the chemical, thus contaminating the spiders. Note: The man who owned the spider farm had no idea about the contaminated water.

SAZOO1975

Season 6 generally

Question: What happened to Warrick's wife Tina? I know they had an argument in one episode but I don't remember what happened after this. Can anyone let me know?

Answer: We have not seen her since the episode where he accused her of cheating on him, when she was in fact setting up something for his birthday, or something like that.

pross79

Question: Is the boy who's singing before he's hanged at the beginning of the movie the same actor who played Elizabeth's son?

Answer: No. The hanged boy was played by Brendyn Bell, Elizabeth's son by Dominic Scott Kay.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: Did anyone hear exactly what Gibbs said at the brethren court meeting? He explains why they didn't use the pieces of eight like they intended, but instead used pieces of junk.

Answer: They didn't use pieces of eight because they were all broke and didn't have any pieces of eight to use. In the end, they simply used whatever they had available at the time.

Tailkinker Premium member

Show generally

Question: Was the actor who played Cal Boreland really Richard Karn's brother in real life?

Answer: No the guy sent in a picture of himself because he thought he looked like Al. So they brought him on the show as his brother.

Bowling255 Premium member

Answer: According to imdb.com: Richard has only one sister. http://uk.imdb.com/name/nm0439781/bio.

Rlvlk

Answer: It should also be noted, Richard Karn is his stage name as Karn is his middle name. His real name is Richard Wilson. Cal was played by Keith Lehman.

Bishop73

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