« first day (2149 days earlier)      last day (64 days later) » 

12:07 AM
Q: 1980s Floral Punk (?) Violent Cottage Core Children's Book

WokehtI remember distinctly this children's book in my church library growing up, this is late 80s early 90s that had this floral punk aesthetic. Periscopes made to mimic crocuses and lilies in burrows behind enemy lines where spies recorded enemy activities, domesticated bugs helping out in various wa...

Q: 60's/70's children/YA book involving magic circles, magicians with numerical ranks, and perhaps a train

Kurt FitznerAs a child in the mid-to-late 70s I was read a novel by a beloved teacher in grade school. I have only the vaguest recollection now of story elements to identify it: It's a fantasy book, but I seem to remember it was set in the "real world" (not a complete fantasy world) and that there may have b...

12:58 AM
Q: What is the name of this droid?

BurgiIn the offices where Pershing works there is a very grumpy droid. We also see the same droid in episode 5 of season 3. Is this droid in some way related to C1-10P from Rebels? They seem to have the same personality.

6 hours later…
6:55 AM
Q: What is the meaning of porcupine that Maria Hill drew when recruiting Grant Ward in Marvel Agents of SHIELD

Nagabhushan S NIn Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Episode 1, Agent Maria Hill recruits Agent Grant Ward into a mobile command unit. In Ward's evaluation, she drew a poop/porcupine under people skills. What did that mean?

2 hours later…
9:11 AM
Q: Do all the What If universes from the MCU have official designations?

AncientSwordRageThe MCU is set in Earth-199999, and in the comics: "Marvel has given several What If stories official numerical designations to make them contiguous with the Marvel Multiverse and differentiate them from the main Marvel Universe of Earth-616.[citation needed]" – Wikipedia Do the alternative uni...

1 hour later…
10:29 AM
Q: What is the meaning of the Defense Ministers comments on motherhood?

A.SteerIn the Fiat Voluntas Tua section of A Canticle for Leibowitz the narrative around the increase in nuclear tension is partially told via the news conferences of the Defense Minister Lord Ragelle. At the end of these conferences he is asked questions about motherhood by one of the reporters. He men...

1 hour later…
11:47 AM
Q: What "phone call" is Neo referring to?

Pedro ManuelIn Matrix (1999), Agent interrogates Neo about Morpheus: Neo: That sounds like a really good deal. But I got a better one. How about...I give you the finger....and you give me my phone call. What "phone call" is Neo referring to?

1 hour later…
1:05 PM
Q: Did the term "Bomb back into the Stone Age" inspire post manmade apocalypse in scifi?

releseabeI believe humanity reverting to a primitive existence predates this phrase, but did it take the bombings of ww2 -- I think Harris of Great Britain used the phrase in connection with bombing Germany -- especially Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- to inspire the stories where the cause of this reversion wa...

1:56 PM
@Marvin Arg. Idiot. I wrote a nice answer for that too.
2:23 PM
Q: Why do San Francisco public transporters have lines?

scifiseuserThe municipal transporter system in San Francisco is shown in the Voyager episode 'Non Sequitur' to have a Mission District line: This makes sense for train transit, like BART in today's San Francisco. However, this is stated to be a transporter system, presumably beaming people around the City...

3 hours later…
4:59 PM
posted on April 01, 2023 by Jack B Nimble

IMDB’s description:  In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis can obtain its awesome powers. This movie opens with Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) and Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) wandering through a jungle. Somehow they stumble upon a cave. A cave ... Read more

5:18 PM
posted on April 01, 2023

Click here to go see the bonus panel!Hovertext: Please consult yesterday's comments (we have comments now) for the excellent post by Hans Rickheit. Today's News: We have them, like it's the 90s again! Please don't be a dick - I would like to keep moderation light. Also, if you have mod experience, please email me.

2 hours later…
7:08 PM
Q: Science fiction story where an author steals the settings from a better author's AI writing tool

kenneth krabatI have been trying for a very long time to identify a story. Genre: science fiction Duration: short story Topic: AI assisted writing Premise: Earth authors are very popular with alien cultures, but their stories are really written by AIs, which range from expensive (produce good stories) to chea...

8:00 PM
Q: How much power did the Thanos snap release approximately?

MaxIn Avengers, Thanos had the Infinity Gauntlet and when he snapped his fingers it wiped out 50% of life in the universe. Roughly, how much energy do you think the snap generated assuming the universe IS finite in size (since an infinite universe can not have any percentage) AND the universe has pl...

8:52 PM
Q: Boy who becomes a cat

BangBangI think it was a book from the 70s or thereabouts, possibly older . A boy dies and is reincarnated or somehow put into the body of a cat. He is befriended by another cat who looks after him and teaches him how to behave like an actual cat. That’s not a lot to go on but any help is appreciated.


« first day (2149 days earlier)      last day (64 days later) »