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Question: Before this year, why did Snape repeatedly apply to teach "Defence Against Dark Arts" if the position was cursed (in the fifth book, when Dolores Umbridge questions him, he admits that he applies every year)? I understand that he really wanted to teach the subject, but everyone knew that the position was cursed. Why put himself in danger, no matter how much he wanted the job?

Chosen answer: There was never any explanation given in the books or the movies as to why Snape continually applied each year. He so coveted the position that most likely his ego was such that he believed his skills and abilities were superior enough to overcome any curse. Also, it was never specifically known that Voldemort had cursed the position. Dumbledore only surmised that he did because from the time Tom Riddle (Voldemort) first applied and was turned down, it was from that point on that no instructor lasted more than one year.

raywest

Question: About 20 minutes into the movie Darth Vader says "I am sure Skywalker is with them" but later the emperor says to him "I have no doubt this boy is the offspring of Anakin Skywalker" and then Vader says "How is that possible" so I am just wondering 2 things: 1) is that part of Vader's plan to overthrow the Emperor? and 2) if the emperor is more powerful than him and Luke, how does he expect Luke to help him overthrow the Emperor? Surely the Emperor could destroy him since the Emperor is more powerful than both Luke and Vader.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: At the time Vader new Luke was his son but did not tell the Emperor this. He was faking his reaction to make the Emperor feel like he was one step ahead of him.

Chosen answer: For the special editions George Lucas changed the scene to feature the same actor (Ian McDiarmid) as played the emperor in RotJ and the prequels. He also changed the dialog. In the original version, there is no comment from the emperor about Luke being Anakin's offspring. Instead it is left more vague and he is simply referred to as "the son of Skywalker", as at this point it is not known that Vader is in fact Anakin Skywalker. The change was made to tie the original film to the prequels, but as you point out, it only served to create a plot hole.

Jason Hoffman

Question: About 20 minutes into the movie Darth Vader says "I am sure Skywalker is with them" but later the emperor says to him "I have no doubt this boy is the offspring of Anakin Skywalker" and then Vader says "How is that possible" so I am just wondering 2 things: 1) is that part of Vader's plan to overthrow the Emperor? and 2) if the emperor is more powerful than him and Luke, how does he expect Luke to help him overthrow the Emperor? Surely the Emperor could destroy him since the Emperor is more powerful than both Luke and Vader.

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: At the time Vader new Luke was his son but did not tell the Emperor this. He was faking his reaction to make the Emperor feel like he was one step ahead of him.

Chosen answer: For the special editions George Lucas changed the scene to feature the same actor (Ian McDiarmid) as played the emperor in RotJ and the prequels. He also changed the dialog. In the original version, there is no comment from the emperor about Luke being Anakin's offspring. Instead it is left more vague and he is simply referred to as "the son of Skywalker", as at this point it is not known that Vader is in fact Anakin Skywalker. The change was made to tie the original film to the prequels, but as you point out, it only served to create a plot hole.

Jason Hoffman

Question: At the start of the movie, Igor tells the story of what happened to Malaria's weather. If that's so, how come the people hadn't noticed that the king's supposed beacon started producing storm clouds at the first place?

Roman Curiel

Question: How did Argus Filch get a job at Hogwarts? Even though his father was a wizard, he had no magical abilities. Wouldn't that have made it impossible for him to even go to Hogwarts?

Chosen answer: His job could be done without magic, and in addition to that, Dumbledore felt sorry for him.

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Question: Doris is supposed to be the cleaning lady at the hospital but in the episode where Morgan and Peter are stuck in the bathroom of their office she opens the door for them. Is this a mistake or is their office in the same building as the hospital?

Question: In the Malfoy Manor scene, Bellatrix tortures Hermione, but all we see is "mudblood" carved on her arm. Because of her loud screaming, it is assumed that Bellatrix did something more to torture her, did she?

Chosen answer: Nothing else happened. Hermione screaming loudly was because of Bellatrix carving the word Mudblood into her arm. Having someone dig a knife into their arm and carving a word into it would be pretty painful.

Casual Person

Question: Couldn't Tet just control Jack's spacecraft or bubble copter to stop him or kill him instead of sending drones after him?

Chosen answer: Tet must not have had that capability, otherwise the drones would not have been sent.

raywest

Question: If Jack's clone's first task is to kill humans, what was Victoria's clone's task?

Chosen answer: She oversees operations while Jack is on duty. Having a birds-eye view, she gives Jack pertinent info based on the computers, sensors, and video cameras that she monitors from above. She also reports directly to "Sally."

raywest

Question: What did John Doe do to Tracy before he killed her? He says that he "tried to play husband." What does that imply?

Chosen answer: It implies that he may have raped her, but it's never said outright.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: Why was Hermione crying in the girl's bathroom?

Chosen answer: In the scene prior, she overheard Ron insult her when he was talking with Harry after a class, calling her a nightmare and saying it was no wonder she hasn't got any friends, which upset her.

Casual Person

Question: How come Katniss still wanted to kill Snow after learning it was Coin who released the parachutes and killed all the children including Prim?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Chosen answer: Katniss keeps up the appearance that she wants to be the one to kill Snow so that she can be in a position to kill Coin. She still hates Snow for all he's done, but sees that he's dying anyway. She realises Coin is the greater threat, and will simply rule as Snow did.

Jason Hoffman

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Question: Ted (Lurch) Cassidy was a total of six feet nine inches tall. A number of times, especially in Season 2 Episode 6, "Cousin Itt's Problem", it seems the top of his head barely clears to top of the door jamb. Were the doors seven feet tall back then?

Movie Nut

Chosen answer: Being that this was filmed in a TV studio, the set would have been specially designed and built to accommodate Cassidy's height. Also, I live in an older house (100 years-old), and all the inner and outer doors are eight feet tall.

raywest

Question: Does Air Force One crash into the twin towers?

Chosen answer: The plane does in fact hit one of the towers. It strikes the tower, then crashes to the ground.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Is it possible that Mace Windu could've landed on a speeder after being thrown out of the window in Palpatine's Office?

Chosen answer: The outside possibility that Mace Windu could have landed on a speeder or other vehicle does exist, given the fact that such vehicles were continuously passing by the window of Palpatine's office. However, Windu is officially considered to have been killed by falling to his death after Palpatine uses his Force lightning to send him through the window.

zendaddy621

Question: At the very ending, now that Dennis is a vampire, can the sun harm him even if he is the son of a human and a vampire?

Roman Curiel

Chosen answer: Not in the vampire sense as he is half-human, but he prefers to stay out of the sun. He is also a redhead so would sunburn easily as a human would.

Sierra1

Question: At the end of the film, when Tulip reunites with her family, the wolf pack is there along with Junior and the other birds to support Tulip. I don't get it. What made the wolves reform? What made them switch to Junior and Tulip's side?

Johman

Chosen answer: A direct reason for the wolves switching to Junior and Tulip's side is not given specifically, so the reason for them switching sides can only be speculated. Perhaps they were thankful that the baby is now in safe hands and made amends with the storks for it.

Casual Person

Question: When Brutus and Nero return Penny to the riverboat after catching her while she tries to run away, what would have happened if Medusa was already at the riverboat by then instead searching the swamp in her swamp mobile?

Johman

Chosen answer: She may have been very upset with Penny for running away. But she may have also had a talk with her like she does much later in the movie about why she needs her for finding the diamond.

Question: What was the name of the lotion that Cady gave to Regina? Also, which cosmetic brands were used in the movie?

Answer: Foot cream.

Hot Pocket-Dial - S14-E7

Question: Why is Brian trying to convince Peter to move on from Quagmire's pocket-dialed conversation when Brian and Quagmire hate other?

Chosen answer: It is not that Brian and Quagmire both hate each other; it is actually just Quagmire who hates Brian, but Brian does not hate Quagmire. Brian tells Peter to move on from Quagmire's pocket dial because confronting him about it may result in him ruining his friendship and cause heartache for everyone involved.

Casual Person

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