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Q: Re 2 intro inverted scene?

Guilherme Woolley It’s a picture from re 2 remake intro movie The camera is inverted correct? There’s an “exit” sign and what are those things the blue sets are pointing? Is it inside a building?

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Q: Is the cover art on this faux paperback graphic "The Omicron Variant" on Seth Meyers' "A Closer Look" borrowed from a real SciFi novel's cover?

uhohIn the late night comedy talk show host Seth Meyers' recent video Trump's Secret Positive COVID Test; GOP's Omicron Conspiracy Theories: A Closer Look (cued at 09:17) there's a graphic of a faux old, used SciFi paperback with yellowed pages with "period" artwork commensurate with the degree of ye...

 
12:59 AM
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Q: Looking for manga where mc returns home and ends up protects child hood friend and her daughter

Trent SuazoI’m looking for one where after the mc saves another world and returns home to find that everyone thought he was missing or dead and he ends up living with and protecting his childhood best friend and her daughter (I think it only has a few chapters

 
 
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3:54 AM
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Q: Did Ralph McQuarrie design or complete concept designs for the Gap’s Kledian Warlord commercial?

Silly but TrueReference this thread for additional details about the “Kledian Warlord” advertisement for Gap jeans — widely described as a cross between Heavy Metal and Star Wars. In ongoing search for more information about that commercial, I came across this gem of a revelation: In my years of Star Wars fan...

 
4:19 AM
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Q: Sci-fi short story in which re-cloning people is easier than working on family relationships, written around the time that Dolly was cloned

PurpleBellflowerI read it in my high school biology class years ago when we were learning about genetics and cloning but I don't know if it was part of our curriculum or just a passion of my teacher. I think I remember my teacher saying it had been published around the time Dolly was cloned (1996) but I could be...

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Q: How did a single arrow kill Thor in What If...? 1x3?

Peter NielsenIn What If...? season 1 episode 3, "What If... Earth Lost its Mightiest Heroes?", Clint Barton is ready to shoot Thor at Mjolnir's landing site when Hank Pym forces him to shoot. However, this instantly kills Thor, who is a literal god. I couldn't quite see where the arrow went through, but even ...

 
4:44 AM
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Q: Was it lack of purpose or the machines who executed the deletion of Smith at the end of Matrix Revolutions?

MartySkipWhat part did the machines play in the demise of Smith at the end of Matrix Revolutions? Smith's defeat was due to lack of purpose since Neo was dead, but if that is the case then why did the machines "zap" Neo and destroy him and thereby Smith, if Smith was already facing deletion due to having ...

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Q: Are the Asgardian Gods and the Asgardian People the same thing?

Peter NielsenIn the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Gods of Asgard are able to do things that normal people cannot. However, on the planet of Asgard, the people of Asgard who are not Gods exist as well. Is there a difference between the people of Asgard and the Gods of Asgard in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? ...

 
 
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5:59 AM
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Q: In what year does the episode “Calypso” of Short Treks take place?

Kortelly ZamatoshIt is clear that Craft is on Discovery after rescued from his pod. He wears the sand t-shirt Michael and Sylvia wear while running laps on board with the label “DISCO” (likely short for the ship’s name); the few pictures we see of its body and interior also affirms this. The ship’s computer syste...

 
6:49 AM
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Q: Who was the first Borg?

kesarling He-HimIn Star Trek: VOYAGER, we find out in one of the episodes (I for the life of me can't remember which... edits are welcome), that the Borg Queen (portrayed beautifully by Susanna Thompson) comes from the species 129 (or was it 126?). That means, she definitely wasn't the first Borg, for then she w...

 
 
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8:04 AM
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Q: Manga (or Anime) where the protagonist is put in charge of a barren plot and grows a rare plant

HideoI either watched this a while back or read it but in the show/manga the main character is put in charge of barren land that's doesn't have much value. He then grows the rare plant in it, I think it was flowers, by controlling the weather with magic. It's been bugging me for awhile now and I can't...

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Q: Does Odo ever return to being a changeling after he had become human?

Stephen DaddonaAt the end of season 4 of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, in the episode, "Broken Link," Odo is made human. Does he ever return to being a changeling? He is still human in the first episode of season 5. DS9 Season 5

 
 
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11:06 AM
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Q: A cyberpunk novel where hackers take companies hostages, each for a moderate amount, but there are problems

AlfredThis story is not very old, definitely less than 20 years, so it is not the same as 1970s novel about computer hackers extorting a city though the theme is the same. But it is not just a city. I think that they take hostages the computer systems of most of the big companies in the world. The amou...

 
 
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1:11 PM
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Q: Does Q judge every race?

colmdeIn Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, "Encounter At Farpoint", and then again in "All Good Things...", Q puts the human race (using Picard as a representative) on trial for being a barbaric/savage race. Why is he picking on the humans? Does he put every race through this trial? It would be i...

 
 
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2:56 PM
Huh. Lots of misspellings of "Voight-Kampff" around, I guess. :-P
 
 
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4:06 PM
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Q: Why does Harry have no childhood trauma symptoms from his abusive adoptive parents?

TheAshI am currently taking a childhood trauma class for a social work degree, and my professor said this comment: The most unbelievable aspect about Harry Potter isn't the magical world, it's that Harry has survived 17 years of abusive parenting without any trauma symptoms. That got me thinking: Is ...

 
 
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5:21 PM
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Q: What is this children's story with about an inventor and son who live underground and fight rich men who hunt living cheese?

sam_phillips_1628534640I read this book around 15 years ago. The main character of the story is a young boy and his (I think adopted) father, who live underground. The boy goes above ground at night to scavenge food. I believe he used a pair of mechanical wings to fly around. At one point he is chased, and in the escap...

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Q: "Pulp era" story: "Dachwu, remember?"

Mark Morgan LloydWhen I was a kid I had access to a handful of "golden age" SF mags, out of which a couple of stories stick in my mind. One of them had a man find himself in a situation where all the people were beautiful but eventually turned out to be androids caring for the last two human children who were hel...

 
6:06 PM
posted on December 08, 2021 by tech

Click here to go see the bonus panel!Hovertext: Slowly it dawns on the sun why the cat burial consisted only of bones. Today's News:

 
 
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7:26 PM
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Q: Where do you learn about new books in the genre?

Maurice KlimekI'm not native English speaking, I hardly ever go abroad (now with the pandemic that's actually never), but I do read in English and sometimes read an ebook in English ;-) I'd like to keep in touch with new books appearing on the s-f/fantasy market and learn about new trends in the genre. Learn t...

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Q: Looking for a short story about genius inventor and artificial creatures

Gil SteinerA similar question has been answered, but with a different story. Short story where artificial life gets out of control I can provide some details from memory: It's probably from the golden age, guessing the 70s tops. It's quite short. The protagonist is a genius inventor. One of his inventions ...

 
7:50 PM
I wonder if that type of question would work on meta.
 
@Spencer that's not how meta works, chat though, that would be ok
 
8:16 PM
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Q: Identify a book about an underground psi research facility

Marc WilsonThis is a book I remember reading when I was a teen, so late 70's or early 80's. Children and young adults are press-ganged (I remember it was involuntary, anyway) into an underground research facility where research into psi powers is going on. Eventually one of the research subjects becomes me...

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Q: Looking for information about a comic book bound collection (various themes)

Gil SteinerMaybe someone could make sense of my recollection. I used to have a hardcover bound comic book collection. It had the word "Annual" as part of the title. It didn't belong to any familiar franchise (DC/Marvel). The themes were more adult and realistic-like and none of them were sci-fi/fantasy per-...

 
8:41 PM
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Q: Do we know why Jango Fett wanted a son?

Sophie the Jedi Knightspoilers for season 2 of The Mandalorian This question isn't the same as Why did Jango Fett have a son via cloning instead of through natural reproductive processes?, as that question was about why he chose to have a son through cloning. My question is more general - why did he choose to have a ...

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Q: Has Jango Fett's backstory been changed?

Sophie the Jedi Knightspoilers for season 2 of The Mandalorian Okay, the question itself was a bit hard to phrase, but I'll try my best. In Attack of the Clones, we first see Jango Fett using the same Mandalorian armor that Boba has in the original trilogy, showing that it was passed down from father to son. But when...

 
@MauriceKlimek this is the chat
Apologies for not linking it on your Q
 
9:06 PM
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Q: Identify a Scifi novel, narrator is a woman

DoorOnly remember the beginning. A woman from a small community describing two barbarians who have been captured and put to work. The community seems low tech farmers and the barbarians even less developed. The community is some kind of collective, they don't use I, we , me , you, instead of saying I...

 
Sometimes I have to repeat to myself "it's an answer, just not a good one."
 
9:22 PM
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Q: Short Story about several Mall Santas

Tori GirkinsA few years ago I read a short story, I don't remember where I read it. It centered around several (I think 12?) men who worked as Mall Santas, and they were all talking about the job and about Christmas. Somehow they came to realize that one of them was actually Santa Claus. The rest of the stor...

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Q: Looking for information about a comic book bound collection (various themes)

Gil SteinerMaybe someone could make sense of my recollection. I used to have a hardcover bound comic book collection. It had the word "Annual" as part of the title. It didn't belong to any familiar franchise (DC/Marvel). The themes were more adult and realistic-like and none of them were sci-fi/fantasy per-...

 
 
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11:43 PM
@DavidW yup!
 

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