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Question: What is the riff played in the scene where the guys are about to attack the Stella's brother beside the road (e.g. one of them takes off his belt and Jam takes out his drumsticks)?

Question: After the Tony Robbin's episode, Hal is supposed to see the true inner self of women reflected in their appearance. So what's with the chick across the hall? Her appearance doesn't change even though she is portrayed to be somewhat less than kind and shallow in her own right. Am I missing something?

Answer: Tony Robbins tells Hal that whenever he meets someone in the FUTURE he'll only see what's inside them. He already knows what the woman across the hall looks like so her appearance doesn't change, same goes for everybody else he's already seen before.

dan coakley..

Also remember she thinks he is shallow, does not mean she is a bad person herself...she went out with him once already.

This is the same reason why Rosemary's father looks the same either way as well. Hal said he's already seen him around the office (before being hypnotized).

Question: Sirius receives a serious wound from Lupin when he's a werewolf. According to legend, if you're bitten by a werewolf, you become one. Why doesn't Sirius? I watched this scene several times, and Padfoot (Sirius) was bit by Lupin.

Answer: In the book Lupin says to Harry, "Werewolf bites are only fatal to humans." Sirius Black does not become infected with lycanthropy because he was in his animagus form of the dog, "the grim", at the time of the bite.

Question: In the scene where Alex takes Isabell to the completed club to meet his boss and the three are conversing there is music playing in the club's background what is the name of this song?

Answer: "Naked Eye" by Luscious Jackson.

Question: Maybe I missed something, but why didn't Gandalf notice that Sam was not there? He acts surprised when Aragorn says that Frodo didn't go to Mordor alone, Sam went with him. Yet, he has already seen Merry and Pippin, and Legolas, Gimli and Aragorn are with him, and he knows that Frodo went on alone, so where does he think Sam is? Please excuse me if I missed something.

Answer: The movie makes it clear that Gandalf has lost some of his memory and his personality has changed. Gandalf actually did die and pass over to the "other side", as it were but was sent back to complete his task. However, he was sent back as a similar, but different entity. Gandalf the White does not have all the memories of Gandalf the Grey, at least at first. He doesn't even remember that he used to be called Gandalf the Grey until someone points this out to him. It is implied that Gandalf doesn't even remember Sam until Aragorn mentions him. Gandalf then searches his memories and remembers who Sam is and his eventual importance to Frodo's quest. When he finally remembers this, he is pleased that Sam went with Frodo, as he will play a crucial role near the end of the journey.

Chosen answer: Rachel's ghost shows the flames as a clue to the burning woman tattoo of one of the killers.

Chosen answer: Yes. A "googol" is the number 10 raised to the 100th power, or a 1 followed by 100 zeroes. A "googolplex" is an even larger number - 10 raised to the power of a "googol", or represented as 1 followed by a "googol" zeroes.

BGraz

Replacements - S1-E4

Question: When Bull is hiding in the barn after being hit by shrapnel, he takes something from the end of his rifle and bites a big chunk off it and starts chewing. What is this?

Kara

Answer: He bit off a piece of a cigar.

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Question: This actually applies to every Star Trek series but it features most prominently here: Exactly what purpose do the little dots seen moving across the bottom of every bridge main viewer serve? There's no mention of them in any technical manual or website that I've seen yet they seem to be a fairly standard feature of Federation starships from any era.

Answer: According to Micheal Okuda (technical supervisor of Trek) they are the future's version of a computer monitor's "refresh rate".

Grumpy Scot

Question: When Shrek, Donkey and Puss-in-Boots try to steal a magic potion from the Potion Room, they smash several bottles. How can thereafter the Fairy Godmother and her assistant be so sure there is only one bottle (the Happily Ever After cocktail) missing?

Answer: This is an enchanted kingdom, and the Fairy Godmother no doubt has some sort of magical inventory to make it easier to keep track of everything. Such an inventory would reflect the destruction of several potions and the theft of another differently, because it's magic.

Phoenix

Question: In the scene where Jimmy and his friends are finding their parents again, who is driving the cargo ship they're on?

Answer: Surely such an advanced spaceship would have some form of autopilot.

Question: Was Roxie really ever pregnant? She revealed later that she wasn't but the Doctor said she was.

Answer: No she was never pregnant. The doctor only says that she was because she had given him certain sexual favours to bribe him into saying it! If you look, you can see him zip up his trousers when he announces the pregnancy.

mandy gasson

Question: In the scene where Dewey is demonstrating the guitar to Zack, what is the first bit of music he plays, just before "Smoke on the Water"?

Answer: He's playing "Ironman" by Black Sabbath.

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Question: After the SGC find out the Russians have the Alpha gate and they're using the original DHD and then the SGC get the Alpha stargate back, do they hook up the DHD? If not, why?

Answer: No, in the episode "48 Hours", the SGC uses the Russian gate to retrieve their offworld teams and borrows the Russian's DHD to rescue Teal'c who is trapped in the gate's memory buffer. The procedure works, but destroys the DHD in the process.

Question: What is the song playing when Kevin Bacon is driving his car? It wasn't "Power Struggle" by Sunna.

Answer: Do you mean the scene where he is invisible, wearing his mask? If so, the song is called Charlie Big Potato by Skunk Anansie.

Answer: I checked the movie's credits (original concept, I know) then I listened to the song in the film and found the lyrics at http://www.letssingit.com/sunna-power-struggle-1bdk7zz.html and http://84210992.home.icq.com/lyrics.html and I can assure you that it was, in fact, "Power Struggle" by Sunna.

Question: The Hungarian woman who is excecuted is referred to by two slightly different names. When she is about to be hung, she is called one name, but everywhere else she is called something else. What IS her name?

Answer: The character's name is Katalin Helinszki but they refer to her as The Hunyak, the Hungarian.

Kara

Answer: It's a time where Networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, etc.) have their ratings for a season tabulated. This is a time both in the late fall and again in the late spring where shows usually have a cliffhanger or a wedding in order to attract more viewers and get better ratings.

Tobin OReilly

Question: When Hermione is using her Time Turner to attend multiple classes scheduled at the same time, she appears out of nowhere in the middle of the lessons. For this to happen, she must be travelling to the classroom after the lesson and then using the Time Turner in the empty classroom to send herself back. Is there any reason why she does it this way (rather than just travelling back to before the lesson and then entering the classroom with the others)?

Moose Premium member

Chosen answer: This is probably because she can't control exactly when she gets to class (she can only go back a number of hours), so she ends up slightly late for the lesson.

KingofallSamurai

Question: Sam Raimi always puts his 1973 Oldsmobile Delta Royal in his films, (save one) and I did not spot it in this one. Did anybody else see it?

Answer: I spotted it twice. Once towards the beginning when Peter goes to his surprise birthday party at Aunt May's, and the second when Aunt May is moving.

T Poston

Question: When Velkan turned into a werewolf it was at the night of a full moon. The exact same thing happened to Van Helsing. Why is it that when Velkan was attacked by a werewolf it happened in the morning? Werewolves only appear on the night of a full moon.

Answer: In the movie it is explained that after the first full moon a person will remain a werewolf forever. They can never return to human form.

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