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Question: Why didn't the Kothoga kill the German Shepherd dog in the sewers? It killed the other one, but spares this one, despite killing its handler.

Joey221995

Answer: More then likely, the dog was too afraid of the Kothoga to attack it and when the Kothoga saw this, it let the dog live. The other dog was probably unafraid and tried to attack the Kothoga which prompted it to kill the dog; not out of self-defense, but, because there were still people trapped in the museum and the dog was impeding his attack.

Answer: The beast needed human brain cells to survive, not animal cells, it ignored the dog because it wasn't important. After it killed the first one, it knew his canine brain cells would not work.

Answer: It's possible that the human side of the Kothoga, John Whitney emerged and seeing that the dog was afraid decided to let it live feeling pity for it.

Joey221995

Question: Where did the Mül converter, the creature that replicates any product, come from? A lot of people seem to know about it even though planet Mül is unknown and unvisited, and more importantly, completely destroyed. The only survivors of the planet were hidden inside a damaged spaceship along with the only pearl they managed to save, so where did the creature come from? Isn't it native to the planet as well?

Answer: As portrayed in the film, the Mül converter is a native creature from the planet Mül. Given that several decades have passed since the destruction of the planet and it's former citizens have been traveling to the stars, it's obvious that over time, other people and races learned about the Mül converter's powers, hence it became sought after on the black market. It was likely among the few beings who were saved before they planet's destuction - the Pearls seemed to keep them as pets, so it's very likely that one or two were brought along when they escaped, even if we didn't see it happen.

TedStixon

Question: This is a two part question. Firstly how many students did Luke have before his academy was destroyed by Kylo Ren? Secondly what will happen to the New Republic now its capital is destroyed?

Darth Crucible

Answer: Any answer would be conjecture - best just watch the next movie.

Answer: We learn in The Last Jedi that Luke had Ben Solo/Kylo Ren and a dozen other apprentices. Kylo killed 6 of them and took the remaining six as is apprentices, the Knights of Ren.

The knights of Ren are not the six apprentices Kylo takes with him. The knights of Ren are Snoke's followers, dark force users. Kylo joins them and becomes their leader later on.

lionhead

The Battle - S1-E9

Question: Why didn't Captain Picard activate the Stargazer's auto destruct sequence when he gave the order to abandon ship?

Darth Crucible

Answer: Probably because he held out hope of one day reclaiming the ship.

Sons A Witches - S21-E6

Question: Why do people say "witch pursuit thingy" - avoiding the term "witch hunt"?

Answer: Because it's funnier than saying "witch hunt."

raywest Premium member

The One With Phoebe's Ex-Partner - S3-E14

Question: When I first watched this, the way Joey talked and everyone reacted, I thought he had accidentally thrown Ginger's real leg into the fire, and she got an artificial one later. If Ginger had her fake leg then, why did everyone react the way they did?

JohnShel91

Chosen answer: How in the name of heaven would he have "thrown" her real leg into the fire, short of wrenching it off her body? Joey's not a psychopath. They reacted the way they did because he threw her artificial leg, thinking it was a log, into the fire, then ran away, leaving a one-legged woman stranded in a cabin with no means of transportation. A cowardly response, and he clearly feels awful about it after the fact, but that doesn't negate it being a terrible thing to do in the first place - less so the action itself, which was a stupid mistake, but him running away afterwards.

Question: How many hostages did Gruber take in total?

Answer: A head count was never given, but there appeared to be about 50 people.

raywest Premium member

Answer: When John McClane went to the roof to call 911, on the Walkie Talkie, he said that the terrorists were holding 50 or so hostages.

Question: When Harry looks into Voldemort's mind after the diadem is destroyed, Voldemort, having felt that a Horcrux was destroyed kills one of his followers (then later kills Snape). Would the killing of more people have helped Voldemort at all or was his body still only preserved by Nagini and Harry being the last remaining Horcruxes?

Answer: The soul is torn each time someone commits a murder. But one has to put a torn piece in an object for it to be preserved, so simply killing people doesn't help Voldemort.

lionhead

Answer: Killing more people would not have had any effect on Voldemort. It's not that his body is being preserved, but his soul, which had been divided into eight pieces (with one left in his own body) and each stored in various objects. The soul could only be divided so many times, as each division causes damage to it. He could not have divided it yet again by murdering more people.

raywest Premium member

Question: How did the ten rings the make the two vehicles explode in the scene where the attack Tony and the military? I didn't see any missiles hit them.

Answer: The Ten Rings terrorists probably had C4 explosive buried under the road and exploded them remotely when the vehicles went over them. The terrorists had planned this assault far ahead.

lionhead

Answer: It's important to remember that Obediah Stane was secretly supplying the terrorists with cutting-edge military technology produced by Stark Industries (much of it invented by Tony Stark himself). The terrorists didn't need "improvised" explosive devices, because they were using state-of-the-art Stark Industries equipment and ordnance. In fact, just a moment before he is mortally wounded by the anti-personnel explosive, Tony is horrified to see "Stark Industries" printed on the bomb casing.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: The lead vehicle most likely ran over an IED (improvised explosive device) that would have been buried in the road like a landmine. It's also possible the IED was remotely triggered by the terrorist waiting to ambush the group.

Bishop73

Question: How did the morgue director put the explosives in the casket? I thought only Kyle knew the combination.

Answer: He would have planted the explosives into the casket before the body was put in it and when Kyle was not present. Being that he was the mortician, he would have access to the body and the casket to prepare it for transport back to the USA.

raywest Premium member

Are you saying since he was the morgue, he would have had the code as well as Kyle?

Question: The holiday cabin that's built over the well looks 50 years old, but Samara's dad hasn't aged that much since her death, and we're shown her mom pushing her down the well. This makes no sense at all time wise - if she was pushed down the well and the cabin was built on top shouldn't the cabin look almost new?

Jimmy Mulholland

Answer: A poorly maintained cabin, especially with extensive weather damaged would be difficult to age. The only real clues to its age would be subtle clues, like outdated electrical sockets and their placement, that changed over time. Additionally, a poorly constructed cabin wouldn't age as well. You can find 50+ year old homes that look new and newer homes that look 50+ years old.

Bishop73

Simpsons Already Did It - S6-E7

Question: Butters/Professor Chaos suggests creating a website and posting secrets about everyone in the town. General Disarray says that "The Simpsons" already did it. What episode of "The Simpsons" was this?

Answer: S12e06 "The Computer Wore Menace Shoes." Homer creates his own webpage using the name "Mister X" and eventually begins posting rumors he overhears about others on his webpage (which turned out to be actual secrets, getting the townspeople into trouble). Incidentally, this Simpson's episode parodied "The Prisoner" in the 3rd act, which goes along with what Chef says that the Simpsons also reuse other people's ideas.

Bishop73

Show generally

Question: What kind of hospital does Dr. House work in?

Answer: A teaching hospital is a type of hospital, but it would be somewhat similar to a general hospital since they're not specialized in one area. Besides the ER, surgery, and ICU, the hospital contains various other departments, including a psychiatry department.

Bishop73

Answer: It would be considered a non-profit hospital run as a charity. It's also affiliated with a medical school and is a teaching hospital, although which college it is affiliated was never mentioned.

Bishop73

I meant does he work in mental hospital, or a general hospital.

Question: Why would the airport not x-ray a casket? Did the morgue director order them not to?

Answer: Often times cargo, such as the casket, are sent by "known shippers" and it's the known shippers that were responsible for screening. So the airport would not x-ray cargo that was already deemed secured (i.e. safe).

Bishop73

Question: After Toomes says to Peter "Really? Stark?" Did Liz say "so cool"?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Yes, we hear Liz say, "So cool" but since she's sitting behind Adrian we don't actually see her saying it.

Super Grover Premium member

Question: They take a bunch of fireflies and put them in a jar with a lid to use it as a lamp, is this really possible? How many of them would be needed?

tipar

Answer: First, you'd have to figure out how much light production you would qualify as being sufficient to consider the fireflies in a jar a "lamp." Lights are often rated in footcandle, lumens, or lux. Without getting into what all that means, you could probably hike a path in the dark with just 25 lumens, which is a little less than 2.5 footcandles. (By comparison, a bedroom may have 20-50 footcandles but an outdoor parking area may only have 1-5 footcandles and street lighting may be 1-3 footcandles). With that in mind, it also depends on the species. The most common firefly in the US produces 1/40 a candle. So 40 fireflies for 1 footcandle and 100 to have a "lamp" to hike with. It should also be noted males light every 5 seconds and females light ever 2 seconds, so you would need more if they're not all lighting up at once.

Question: Why did Mariko's father hit her the night Yashida faked his death?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: Shingen is angry that his father left the company to Mariko instead of himself. He believes Mariko somehow manipulated her grandfather and is unworthy of the honor.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: Mariko said to Yukio that she could not tell her something now, on the night Yashida faked his death - what could she not tell her?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: That Yashida was going to leave the company and his fortune to her in his will.

Sierra1 Premium member

Why couldn't Mariko tell Yukio that? In case the Yakuza were eavesdropping?

I think because she wanted her father (Shingen, Yashida's assumed heir) to know first, and to tell anyone else before him would dishonor him.

Sierra1 Premium member

Question: Yukio said that it was always difficult for Mariko to make friends, but why?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: It isn't really explained, however Mariko is distant and depressed. Presumably she has always been so.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: When the toys run into Zurg at the elevator, why is Zurg targeting only the belted Buzz instead of Andy's Buzz, too?

Answer: Having only one blaster, it would be hard to target both Buzzes at the same time. Since the anti-gravity belt Buzz was in front, he targets him. It's reasonable to think he may go after the second Buzz after he defeats the first.

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