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Q: Are the Railway Tracks in the Forest Seen in Use?

O. R. MapperOne of the locations in the forest around Winden is a railway track in the forest. It runs through a slight depression and under an overpass, and must be in the vicinity of the cave entrance. The (single-direction) track is featured repeatedly as a meeting place of the youths in 2019. At that ti...

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Q: Has Stephen Moffat ever mentioned John Carpenter or the film They Live as being influential?

Richard CIn the Impossible Astronaut the Dr discovers the silence, an airline race, have been living amongst and influencing humanity without our knowledge or being able to see them. In the John Carpenter film they live the hero John Nada discovers that aliens live amongst humanity, controlling and infl...

 
 
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1:23 AM
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Q: How accurate to the original story is the Witcher series?

BenSo, I personally have not read the books, or played the games. I was aware of the series and the setting, but that's about it. After watching the series through several times now however, there were some things that seemed to far out of place, like the fight scene between Vilgefortz and Cahir, f...

 
 
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5:50 AM
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Q: Why did Yondu abduct Quill and then raise him as his son?

Anthony XWithin MCU canon, what was Yondu's motivation to travel to Earth, only abduct Quill, and then raise him as his son? It seemed to me that Yondu and his crew of Ravagers had more rewarding things to do if they were going to travel all the way to Earth, and had more rewarding uses for Quill than ma...

 
 
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8:11 AM
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Q: Has any Indigo Lantern besides Indigo-1 been redeemed?

JenayahAmong the various Lantern Corps, the Indigo Tribe wields the indigo light of compassion. Far from all of them being do-gooders, it was revealed some years ago that members of the Tribe were all notoriously criminals, and that the Indigo Lantern ring was forced onto them to make them feel compassi...

 
 
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10:53 AM
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Q: Why did all the dragons leave Hiccup's team right after Grimmel kidnapped Night Fury & Toothless?

Matt PollackIn How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019), I didn't understand the scene where all the dragons left Hiccup's team right after Grimmel kidnapped Night Fury & Toothless. Why did they do so?

 
11:34 AM
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Q: Is there a precedent for Romulans settling honor battles in a sword fight?

hawkeyeIn PIC:1x04 "Absolute Candor" - we see Picard challenged to a sword fight by Romulans on the planet Vashti. In the episode we see Picard tear off a sign, 'Romulans Only' and stomp on it, to challenge their tribalism. In that sense he picks the fight. The Romulans talk of their prior knowledge o...

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Q: Who were the seven dwarves Sauron gave the rings of power to?

Miguel NoTeimporta “Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky, Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone, Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die, One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to...

 
11:54 AM
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Q: Are Data and Lore created as a 'pair'?

hawkeyeWe know of three Soong-type Androids, B4, Data and Lore. It is possible there were others. We know in Picard 1x01 Remembrance - that the type of Synth that Dahj and Soji are, are created in pairs. Jurati says it would be possible to create a female android from Data's positronic neuron, us...

 
12:14 PM
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Q: Dystopia of a world where old people get killed

LotI am pretty sure this was a short story in a collection of sci-fi stories. It was written from the perspective of one of the people whose job was hunting down and killing people that grew too old, after he himself reached that age. IIRC, he is hunted by his own protege. I think that there was ...

 
 
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1:55 PM
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Q: Are the Tholians humanoid speices

Benjamin EricksonIn the TOS episode: The Tholian Web, the tholian Loskene has only its head visible, and it looks as they are unlike any humanoid we've ever seen before. However, in the enterprise episode: In A Mirror, Darkly they have legs and arms and are somewhat like other insectoid humanoids so, my question ...

 
2:16 PM
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Q: Did the American Magical Community come to help during the Second Wizarding War?

ShreedharIt would be difficult not to notice the occurrence of the Second Wizarding War since it broke out by the fall of the Ministry of Magic (MoM) in the UK. Additionally, Voldemort's rise to power was compared to that of Grindelwald's that affected the wizarding community across the globe. So I'd assu...

 
2:56 PM
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Q: Did Voldermort want to control the whole world, or just the UK?

Richard CVoldermort's plans all seemed to be focused on the wizarding world in the UK, mainly on trying to deal with Harry Potter and gain freedom. Did Voldermort have ambitions beyond controlling the UK? If he had been successful at taking out Harry and taking over Hogwarts would he then have turned hi...

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Q: Are there any links in the inspiration for the 7 Dwarfs in Snow White and the 7 Dwarves Tolkien wrote that received the Rings of Power?

Richard CIn The Lord of the Rings Tolkien writes that 7 Dwarves were given rings. I know that Tolkien took a lot of inspiration from different sources including ancient fables and stories, tales of the Pagan religions and other places when forming the mythos of his stories. Is there any indication that ...

 
 
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4:17 PM
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Q: Where can I watch Starship Troopers Chronicles online?

ptlg225I want to watch the Roughnecks: Starship troopers Chronicles animated series somewhere. I tried to access it by Crackle.com, but this website is not available in my county.

 
 
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6:59 PM
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Q: "Guardians of the Galaxy" soundtrack and Quill's "Awesome Music Mix"

Anthony XGuardians of the Galaxy (2014) has a distinctive style in part because of the soundtrack, which in-universe, derives from the "Awesome Music Mix" tape Quill is given by his mother just before Yondu abducts him. The music is obviously important to Quill as a connection to his mother and the world ...

 
7:20 PM
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Q: Could a Green Lantern create constructs to defend against Lightsaber Attacks?

GridAlienThis question applies equally to other colors of the emotional spectrum, but I assume most people are more familiar with the green variety. I'm also aware that in a battle between a Lantern and a Jedi/Sith the outcome will depend greatly on how well the former adjusts their constructs to deal w...

 
 
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11:23 PM
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Q: First treatment of autism in speculative fiction

Invisible TrihedronWhen was the subject of autism first treated in speculative fiction? Some clarification is needed as to the meaning of autism. The word itself dates to 1910, when psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler coined it, but the word was used for “morbid self-admiration” until Hans Asperger redefined it in its moder...

 
11:43 PM
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Q: Looking for an older (80s/90s) fantasy series featuring intelligent dragons as antagonists

FlipscubaThe dragons in question could take on "human" forms that wore armor that was really their living scales shaped around their humanoid bodies. One notable story in the series is one dragon unleashing a wave of giant, furred creatures from dormancy who absorbed all energy, including heat, leaving be...

 

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