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Question: As I didn't watch all the series of Angel this may have been explained in the show. I thought vampires couldn't have children he told Buffy in and episode that vampires couldn't have children? (it was the episode where angel lost his soul on Buffys birthday?).

Answer: It's precisely because vampires can't have children that everyone is so amazed at Angel's getting Darla pregnant. It's a Big Deal because Connor is so unique in the whole history of the world.

Carl Fink

Question: Why exactly did David Lynch have his name removed from the TV version?

Answer: Because it was edited in a way he didn't approve of. The film was actually over 3 hours long, and it was trimmed by about an hour for the cinema version, and then a certain amount of pick and mix went on to come up with the video version.

David Mercier

Answer: The name of song is "Power Struggle" by Sunna.

Question: I think Nathan is played by Paul Guilfoyle, however, after checking and double-checking I can't see Nathan on the end credits. Am I right, and does anybody know why he wasn't credited?

Answer: According to IMDB.com, Paul Guilfoyle did play Nathan, though he wasn't credited for the role.

Xofer

Question: The head of the Vampire Nation is named Damaskinos. Does this name have any significance outside the movie?

Answer: Damaskinos was a Greek Archbishop. He became bishop of Corinth, and in 1938 he was elected archbishop of Athens.

Jane Doe

Question: At the end, is Cyrus a ghost or a real person? If he's a ghost, why can he be seen without the glasses?

Answer: He's alive. He faked his death at the beginning of the movie to get Arthur and his children into the house, because only then would he be able to force Arthur to engage the 13th Ghost. When Cyrus is seen at the end of the movie, he is disguised with the blood patch to make it appear that he is dead to a casual observer with the glasses (everyone is wearing them at this point) and prevent Arthur from being able to figure out his plan.

Phoenix

Question: Why exactly does Carter hide from Lee behind the street post, when they are going to tell the FBI to pull their men out of the building, that the kidnapper is supposedly in?

Answer: I don't think he hides because of Lee being wrong. His assignment is to keep Lee away from the investigation and by going along with him he wouldn't be following his orders that he was supposed to.

Answer: Because he doesn't believe that Lee is right. He thinks that he's just going to annoy the FBI and so he doesn't want to be seen to be involved.

roboc

Question: Does anyone know the name of the hymn played by the 4 string players at the end of the film, just before they say, "It's been a pleasure playing with you all tonight"?

Question: I don't quite understand the joke that Jack said to the doctor about the lesser of two weevils. Can anyone tell me what it means?

Answer: It's a play on the old saying "the lesser of two evils."

Xofer

Question: Does anyone know where I can find a script for this film, preferably a free one?

Answer: Go to http://www.allmoviescripts.com/scripts/5773164523f305abc3f7c1.html.

J I Cohen

Https://www.springfieldspringfield.co.uk/movie_script.php?movie=10-things-i-hate-about-you This website is much better.

Question: What is the 'wheel of fire' that Frodo is talking about on the slopes of Mount Doom?

Answer: Sauron's eye.

Xofer

Question: When the Jamaican bobsled team returned to the next Olympics, did they have the same members as before?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: Yes.

Question: If only three of the guys are sprinters, and Sanka Coffee is not, how can Sanka keep up with the others when they're doing their push-starts?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: They are sprinters and so can run very fast on dry land whilst not pushing a huge metal bobsled. They can pushstart faster than most teams but nowhere near sprinter speeds. Sanka is used to pushstarts like this from his pushcart races and so is able to keep up over the short starts. Also, he is routinely shown struggling to keep up with the other three in all around training.

roboc

Question: I thought that there were only 2 raptors, and one got trapped in the freezer. How were there then two attacking the characters near the entry of the visitor center at the end of the movie?

Coconut

Chosen answer: There were three raptors. Remember Muldoon saying "When she came in she took over and killed all but two of the others," in reference to the largest one. Doctor Sattler locked one in the underground power room before making it back to the visitor center; Doctor Grant later asked her if she was sure there were only two left and she made the comment "Yes, unless they somehow learn to open doors." Which in the next scene with Lex and Tim we find out is possible since another raptor did in fact open a door. Tim and Lex locked one in the freezer, and still had one after them; the second one that appeared in the visitor center was the one Sattler faced before, that's why she was so surprised when seeing it.

David Mercier

Question: What is the meaning of bit at the end of the movie, the big guy with the sunglasses? It shows Andy's 'sidekick' and the guy on stage, who was in the suit entertaining the crowd?

Answer: We're supposed to wonder if Andy didn't really fake his own death.

Xofer

Question: I've seen this movie several times, but could someone tell me if the alien or Riddick killed Fry?

Answer: The alien did it. Riddick is just starting to change a little bit, but he is pretty upset by her death nonetheless.

Grumpy Scot

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Question: On one of the 'American Idol 3' episodes, there is a clip of Homer punching Simon Cowell, and Barney is dressed up as a maid, saying, "You told me no-one would get hurt." Was this actually on an episode of the Simpsons, or just a new clip?

Question: After Eamon and the children have gone to the basement of the farmhouse, Marie makes some exclamation that sounds like Chinese. What is that?

scwilliam

Chosen answer: The phrase is "Verdammt noch Mal", meaning 'Condemned again.'

ChiChi

Answer: It is a stronger form of "Darn it", or Damn it". The word "nochmal" here can not be translated literally but merely serves as reinforcement, and does not mean "again". In British English the term "Bloody Hell" hits it most closely.

Question: As none of the evil armies knew that the Rohirrim were coming for a surprise attack on the Pelennor Fields, why did they have the Mumakil, as they wouldn't really be able to attack Minas Tirith apart from damaging a few walls, they would have just got stuck behind the hordes of orcs (who wouldn't have run away towards Osgiliath) So why have them?

Answer: Sauron's forces are attacking Gondor, their primary foe in that part of Middle-Earth - this is not a time for holding anything back; they're going to throw everything that they've got into the mix. Anyway, they may well have suspected that the Rohirrim were going to get involved - it seems highly likely that Sauron's agents would have noticed the lighting of the beacons calling the Rohirrim to battle.

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