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Question: What happened to the rest of the armada after The Flying Dutchman and The Black Pearl sank the Endeavor? Did the English all just leave, or do we assume that the Pearl, Dutchman, and the rest of the pirates turned tail and fled? I doubt the armada would have just let them go because they sank one ship.

Julie Wegner

Chosen answer: They fled. Since Lord Beckett would not give an order, they would not fight.

Dedderbot Premium member

Question: During "Cool, Considerate Men," what does John Hancock mean by "British half-crown" when he says, ". . . traitors to what? The British crown, or the British half-crown"?

Cubs Fan Premium member

Chosen answer: By "the British Crown" he meant the king. By "the British half Crown" he was just referring to the money in use by the British at the time.

papajim

Exactly contrasting loyalty to the country with loyalty to profit.

Question: At the beginning of the movie at S.E.T.I. ,while the Asian guy is hitting the golf ball, what is the name of the song playing and who is the band?

SAZOO1975

Question: What were the scientists at the lab doing with the pile of sand?

Answer: It's never been explained. The cartoons and (both) the comic book series, which are really the only other sources, never mentioned what was going on either.

Ictoabu

Chosen answer: The first time she goes in with Damian and Janice is their homeroom and when she is with Aaron it is the actual class.

Movieman123

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Question: Can anyone tell me the episode where, Arnold and all of his friends go to get ice cream. And then, at the end they find the lady that lost her head by her scarf?

Movieman123

Chosen answer: The episode you are thinking of is Headless Cabbie.

Lummie Premium member

Question: When the girls were walking to the ice cream parlor, why did Susanna say "Look at Janet"?

Answer: She was walking on top of a snow drift without sinking, due to being so light from starvation.

MoonFaery Premium member

Question: Kind of a silly question but nonetheless; If Spider-Man were real, would he really be praised like in the film, or would the police do everything to stop him from being a vigilante? Would there be fines? Jailtime? Just very curious.

Answer: Normally, he'd be considered a vigilante, but if the police and government somehow verified him as a super hero, they may allow him to act alongside the law (sort of like Batman) but not outside it. If super villains existed as well, I think they would most definitely allow him to work alongside the law. However, if Spider-man killed anyone, they'd issue a warrant for his arrest.

Answer: Ghost Rider's voice was manipulated by sound designer Dane Davis. Davis filtered Cage's line readings through three different kinds of animal growls that were played backwards and covered separate frequencies. Davis then amplified the dialogue through a mechanical volumizer.

Jazetopher

Question: How did Peyton get back in the house at the end without keys?

Answer: The same way any common criminal gets in to a house, she "broke" in by either kicking the door, or smashing a window, etc. A locked door is not that hard an obstacle to overcome.

Jazetopher

Question: How is it that both Annie and Hallie both have the same hobbies (fencing and poker and) like the same foods, such as oreos and peanut butter? They were raised apart from each other.

Stephen Edmonds 1

Answer: Adding on to Boobra's answer, there have been real-life cases of twins who were adopted separately and never met during their childhood, but liked the same things and made similar choices. Jim Lewis and Jim Springer found each other at age 39. They liked the same beer, cigarettes, cars, both enjoyed woodworking, and married women with the same names.

Chosen answer: Technically or at least genetically they are the same person. Being identical twins they have the exact genetic makeup. Being a twin myself I can attest to the fact that some of your likes and dislikes are genetic. You are predeterminded to like certain hobbies and sports, let's say, and liking the same food has to do with the development of the tastebuds and that doesn't matter where you live or with whom.

Boobra

Question: I've read that in the expanded/extended universe books, Palpatine has a son named Triclops, who he was disappointed in. Why didn't he like him? Why wouldn't he want to try to train his own son instead of spending time trying to get Vader's son to join him?

Answer: For one very simple reason - Triclops was a pacifist.

Tailkinker Premium member

The Substitute Spanish Prisoner - S6-E2

Question: What does Dr. Visoza mean when he says that if Peggy "dropped a box of toothpicks" in front of Jimmy Witchard, she would understand how the Intelligence Institute expects a lot from him?

Answer: He's referencing the movie "Rainman." He's saying Jimmy is autistic.

Grumpy Scot

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Question: I've read that the shows creators are friends with Mike Judge, the creator of King Of The Hill. Is this one reason why, in the "Cartoon Wars" episode, the boys walk through the King Of The Hill studio without anything happening or any insults being made?

Answer: This is more likely because they mean to imply that nothing ever happens on that show.

Question: At the jazz club, after Peter dances with Gwen, Gwen is upset and asks "That was all for her?" when she realizes that Peter was only dancing with her to bother Mary Jane. However, isn't Gwen still Eddie Brock's girlfriend?

Answer: Not really. They only went out for coffee once. In Eddie's mind however, Gwen is his girlfriend.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Question: Does anyone know if the Trans AM and the truck used in the film are still around?

The trailer on the walking dead episode is a replica it's not the original one used in the movie as the one in TWD is a standard low slung with air baffles the original one doesn't have those and is also refrigerated.

Answer: The original "Bandit" Trans am no longer exists, but one from the second movie is kept at The Performance Car Museum, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The original "Bandit" Trans Am still exists. Burt Reynolds owned it right up to the time of his passing. It was then auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson auction house in Florida and sold for more then half a million dollars. That Trans AM is now in the hands of a private collector and no doubt very well cared for.

Question: In the scene where The Bride smashes Buck's head in with the door, surely after 13 hours (the time it took for her to sit in the car and 'wiggle her big toe') someone would have noticed Buck was dead and the police would be involved. This would probably lead to them searching his car as well. I know it may be a deliberate mistake seeing as The Bride hasn't been chased for killing anyone else, but there were police in the beginning of the film so they do exist.

Answer: Not necessarily. She probably stashed his body in her room. Nurses would rarely come in as she was comatose, so its likely they only check her twice a day. Also, 12-14 hours is not an unusual shift at all for a nurse, so its entirely possible no one noticed him missing.

Grumpy Scot

Question: *spoiler warning* How powerful are the pumpkin bombs? When Peter uses one on Harry at the end of their fight in the lair, it detonates right next to his head, but Harry later comes back with nothing but burn scars on the side of his face. At the end of the film, though, the pumpkin bomb used on Venom completely incinerates Eddie Brock and leaves nothing behind but a small flaming strand of the symbiote.

Answer: 1) There are different kinds of pumpkin bombs, each of varying strength and purpose. Harry would have thrown a weaker one at Peter since they were in the same room. And 2) The symbiote is especially sucseptible to fire. It's one of its two weaknesses. Sound being the other. The bomb Peter threw at the end was the same type that Norman threw at the executives during the World Unity Festival in the first Spider-Man, which is why it skeletonized Eddie.

Phixius Premium member

My Old Friend's New Friend - S4-E1

Question: Why would Carla and Turk come straight back from holiday with their luggage and in their normal clothes? Wouldn't they drop that off first? Carla still has her suitcase while Turn and JD are trying to get together?

Answer: I don't think there is really anything mysterious to them not going straight home and dropping off their clothes. Turk was pretty keen to see JD again and perhaps decided it was easier to catch up with him right then, then go home and come back to the hospital. Maybe going to the hospital was on their way to going back home, no real definite answer.

Lummie Premium member

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