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Q: Add a new tag for Apple TV+ "For All Mankind" series?

desertnautAs I have understood (still new here), the current policy is that all individual works get their own individual tag; so, should we add a tag for the Apple TV+ alternate history series For All Mankind, debuted on November 1? I have already asked the first question on the series (and, as it happen...

 
 
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4:34 AM
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Q: Do we know what system of units are used in-universe throughout the Star Wars series?

user45266Most of the planet Earth uses the Metric System of units (grams, metres, seconds, litres and many others) to quantify the dimensions of time and space. Do we have any definitive evidence as to the units of measure used by the characters throughout the Star Wars Universe? I recognise that there's...

 
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Q: the mystery of the digitally disadvantaged ancestors

Anton SherwoodI read this short story in 197x. It consists mostly, perhaps entirely, of a conversation, part of which I can summarize/paraphrase. “Do you ever wonder why we use base twelve?” “The advantages of using a highly composite number [...].” “You don't suppose it's because we have twelve ...

 
 
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6:04 AM
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Q: What does Yoda's species eat?

ThePopMachineI am phrasing the question like this because of possible spoilers for current or upcoming Star Wars material. Yes, I'm being deliberately vague about even what series or movie I'm protecting. Yes, I realize that in Chapter 2 of The Mandalorian, we observe the Child eating a frog. However, for ...

 
 
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7:15 AM
@Marvin that's a really interesting topic....I'm gonna stick around to see what's the answer :D
 
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Q: Are humans officially immune to Pokemon attacks?

TheAsh says Reinstate MonicaThis answer claims that humans are immune to Pokemon attacks. Yet I'm pretty sure that in the TV show, the games, and (especially) Detective Pokemon, humans have born the brunt of Pokemon attacks. According to canon, are humans officially immune to Pokemon attacks? There may well be exceptions (...

 
 
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9:48 AM
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Q: Steampunk book about a bounty hunter teen girl in London

user123387I picked up a book a few weeks ago and read a few pages but then forgot the title. Here's what I remeber: Scene 1, London slums, night: The protagonist is a girl, dressed as a boy and wearing some kind of respirator to protect herself from the polluted air, tries to kidnap a man. She calls hers...

 
 
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12:52 PM
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Q: PC Game: Flaming skull skeletons as enemies

MShadI played this game at least 16 years ago... It has to be either from the late 90s or early 2000s. It has third-person gameplay. I don't remember what the story was actually about (it had a fantasy medieval kind of setting though), but IIRC the opening scene had a village being attacking at night...

 
 
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1:58 PM
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Q: Not a dupe closed as dupe

TheAsh says Reinstate MonicaI asked a question specifically looking for a canon source to Vogon Poet's claim that humans are immune to Pokemon attacks. Are humans officially immune to Pokemon attacks? I clearly linked to the original question, yet it was closed as a dupe. Although Vogon Poet's answers the original questio...

 
2:14 PM
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Q: Is Gandalf's resurrection solely by power of Iluvatar or did Rhadagast have any part in int?

Ivan KukicIn the first trilogy, we see Gandalf fall in the mines of Moria fighting the Balrog, and then we see him in The Two Towers alive and well. Is his resurrection solely by power of Iluvatar or did Rhadagast have any part in int?

 
2:54 PM
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Q: Why does Darth Sidious fear Luke Skywalker?

The Witch King of AngmarDarth Sidious, if not the most powerful, was one of the most powerful Sith Lords of all time. He was also known as Sheev Palpatine, Chancellor of the Republic during the Clone Wars. While revealing himself to the public as the Dark Lord of the Sith, he was the Emperor of the Galactic Empire. I ha...

 
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Q: Not a dupe closed as dupe

TheAsh says Reinstate MonicaI asked a question specifically looking for a canon source to Vogon Poet's claim that humans are immune to Pokemon attacks. Are humans officially immune to Pokemon attacks? I clearly linked to the original question, yet it was closed as a dupe. Although Vogon Poet's answers the original questio...

 
@Slartibartfast If only someone would post a general question about duplicate philosophy, I could post my answer.
 
3:35 PM
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Q: Could repulsorlifts be controlled?

James DavisIn the star wars trilogy, could the power of repulsorlifts be controlled to control the altitude of the ship?

 
3:56 PM
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Q: Help with identifying Sci Fi novel possibly from the 70s on high gravity world

DanielI am looking for a science fiction novel I have read more than 20 years ago and which is possibly part of a series. I cannot remember the exact story line but it involved a guy from earth who came to a colonial world with higher gravity than earth. Due to the higher gravity the human colonists on...

 
4:36 PM
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Q: Why did Star Trek: Voyager end in this manner?

Lightness Races with MonicaPerhaps it's only with the benefit of hindsight, but to me it seems that it would have been narratively natural to conclude Star Trek: Voyager with, say, a six-episode epilogue exploring the crew's return to friends and family, potential friction as Starfleet engineers start getting their grubby ...

 
5:12 PM
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Q: Short story identification: Color of the Taj Mahal, mother says "Death rides a fast horse behind me"

JREIn grade school in the 1970s, I read a short story I would like to find again. I think it was assigned reading a school book (reader) that one of the schools used. It may also have been in an old reader that I borrowed from a school library. It was in any case not a new story even then. I'll ...

 
5:58 PM
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Q: How did the rangers make it home after the train crash?

TorganAfter the train crash they all woke up at home, unharmed. I don't have an issue with them surviving the train crash, it was probably the power coins, but I don't believe that the power coins brought them home. Maybe they were going to explain it in the sequel.

 
6:24 PM
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Q: Should a topic tag be avoided because it *may* be a spoiler?

NKCampbellBringing up because of this question: What does Yoda's species eat? I think it would be appropriate to tag the question correctly w/ the extra tag (see comments to question), obviously OP does not becaue it could spoil (not sure how) Thoughts?

 
7:20 PM
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Q: What happened to the two missing graduates?

Philipp FlenkerIn "The Magicians", it has been established that there are 100 students, 20 per year, in 5 classes. We know that Fogg would rather skip a full year than having more or less than 20 students per class: "There is a Twentieth, Melanie. We go through this every year, and we will empty every high ...

 
 
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8:21 PM
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Q: Why wasn't loki injured in the opening scene of infinity war

EricalldayDuring the opening scene of infinity war we see loki completely uninjured as if he wasn't present on the ship of which we know that he was. Why wasn't he injured like heimdall, thor, and the rest?

 
 
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10:05 PM
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Q: 90’s or older story about photographs that show the future

AlfredI read this in the 90’s in a collection but it might be much older, I don’t remember what the book looked like. Not a novel, but not a short-short either, novella or novelette, or technically a longish “short story” Strangely, I have rather precise memories of the beginning, but then it becomes ...

 
 
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11:27 PM
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Q: How many languages were used in the Star Wars films?

SeamusthedogThis is not a question of how many languages there are in the Galaxy Far Far Away (7 million-ish I believe) but solely how many are used in the films, original trilogy, prequels, sequels and also the 'non-scroll' films currently released on home entertainment and cinema.

 

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