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[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in answer, bad keyword with email in answer, blacklisted website in answer, potentially bad keyword in answer (267): Why did Jon Osterman never contact his father?‭ by Bernard‭ on scifi.SE
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Q: Novel about a great swordsman who died and became an orphan boy

chiwaI don't really remember a whole lot about this novel. It's like this...A great swordsman, who is like really good, was killed or died because he was deemed a traitor. And then the novel goes to this remote village and features about this merchant who visited the village and found a orphan boy, wh...

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2:18 AM
Q: Vintage movie about early modern humans

Arash HowaidaMany years ago, I saw a movie that seemed to be set in the stone age. If my memory serves me correctly, the movie looked old even then, leaving it likely in the 1960s-80s range. Since it's been so long ago I don't remember very much at all about the movie other than I really liked it and it someh...

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6:51 AM
Q: How can Joe can bring things to the heaven?

Garvin RonIn Soul (2020), here is the picture of Joe wearing glasses: In the zone, Using a small maple seed 22 had kept, Joe convinces her that she is ready to live, returning her to normal:

7:16 AM
Q: What does "it" in "it going" refer to?

Garvin RonIn Soul (2020), mistaken for an instructor, Joe is assigned to train 22, a cynical soul who has remained in the Great Before for millennia and sees no point in living on Earth: Joe Gardner: This is the moment where I fell in love with jazz. Listen to that. See, the tune is just an excuse to brin...

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8:55 AM
Q: How do Skrulls work physiologically?

Donatello SwansinoSkrulls are a shapeshifting race in the Marvel Universe. Now, I know that it's a fantastical world where trees talk and gods of Norse mythology are real, but do the Skrulls follow the law of conservation of matter? Do they encounter issues when shapeshifting into a being significantly larger or s...

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Q: Continuity in Coma (2020 Russian film)

Etack SxchangeIn the beginning of 2020 Russian film Coma, the main character, Victor a.k.a the Architect finds himself in a strange and magical world. A soldier named Fly and some of her companions find him, save him from a bunch of black monsters and introduce this newbie to their leader Yan. They tell him th...

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3:56 PM
Q: What does "life" mean here?

Garvin RonIn Soul (2020), Jerry explains about spark to unborn souls: Jerry: Maybe you will find their spark in the Hall of Everything, where literally anything on Earth could inspire. Or perhaps you'll prefer the Hall of You, featuring a selection of moments from your own inspiring life. What does "life"...

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Q: Why did the bell/clock tower fall?

FuzzyBootsIn the 2021 Hawkeye series, first episode, on a bet, Kate tries to ring the bell in a tower which also contains a clock. After a debate on whether the ringing is due to the bell, or the clapper inside, she makes a first attempt, with a tennis ball on the end of the arrow, which produces a quiet t...

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5:35 PM
Q: Breaking rocks in Asterix

RocketI vaguely remember an Asterix comics book or animated film I watched in the 1990s where Obelix and Panoramix are depicted breaking rocks with hammers, possibly doing forced labor in a prison camp(?). Obelix uses a sledge hammer and huge swings while Panoramix uses a tiny hammer and tiny hits at a...

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Q: Were the distinctive elements of the uniforms snow troopers from The Empire Strikes Back based on any particular real-world uniforms?

BuzzAfter we watched all three Star Wars movies again last week, one of my sons asked me which variant of the stormtrooper was my favorite. I told him it was the snow troopers from The Empire Strikes Back, but that set me thinking. With their all-white outfits, with more fabric than is seen on the ...

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Q: Batman villain- child or teenage crime boss

Nu'DaqI saw this character in a Batman comic in either late 80's/early 90's. The character is a child or teenage crime boss who fancies himself a general/strategist; early in the comic Batman tries to "save him from thugs" only for the brat to hit him with a hammer when his (Batman's) back is turned. L...

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Q: Help identifying a story about siblings and ghosts

Nine ThousandI'm looking for a book that was vaguely described to me, so the information I have is only secondhand. I've attempted to find it on my own, but have had no such luck. Here are the facts as they were told to me: The story centers on two siblings - a boy and a girl. The story is set in New York (p...

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in TRPG General Chat, Nov 29 at 17:57, by Thomas Markov
Unrelated, but important, baby goats in pajamas.
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Thank TM over in RPG for finding it
11:22 PM
Q: Dune universe - For the preborn, why would any new individual personality form?

user5479Noticed this sentence in Children of Dune, and it got me thinking about Alia: ".... experienced the womb as prison to an awakened consciousness—a living awareness from the second month of gestation...." Obviously being preborn meant that all the personalities of a person's ancestor are all there ...

Q: Which known Jedi and Padawan pairs were of the same species?

moonman239Canonically, I can only think of three Jedi and Padawans who were of the same race: Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker (human) Master Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan (human) Master Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee (Mirialan) Are there any others?

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@Robur Hey all. What should I tag my new question scifi.stackexchange.com/q/256722/4918 ? I was thinking [character-identification], but it looks like scifi.stackexchange.com/q/126062/4918 is not tagged with that so now I'm unsure.

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