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Question: What kind of car did Steve drive to the dinner date with Stella? (01:00:00)

Answer: 2002 Aston Martin Vanquish.

Bishop73

Question: How did the sad core memory end up in the memory dump?

Question: What was that man at the airport saying in English?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: He is way better than you and good looking.

Question: Who was the $10,000 for?

Brian's Play - S11-E10

Question: Stewie tells Brian it took Peter a year to figure out Stuart Little - is there a joke I'm missing in there?

Answer: The idea being Peter is so dumb as to not understand Stuart Little was the name of the mouse, but Peter was still able to follow the plot of Brian's Play.

Bishop73

Question: How does the T Rex get to the visitors center at the end of the movie after Ellie turns the power back on?

Beeks17

Answer: After Nedry turns the power off to the fences, the T-Rex is free to leave its paddock. Even though some fences remained on during Nedry's absence, they were all turned off accidentally when the system was rebooted. At this point the T-Rex could have gone literally anywhere it wanted. By the time Ellie turns all the fences back on, the T-Rex is already roaming around the area that houses the visitor center.

BaconIsMyBFF

When Tim gets zapped, it was Ellie turning on the perimeter fence, if I am not mistaken.Then we hear the T. Rex roar inside the perimeter fence. Is the visitor center inside the perimeter fence? Otherwise how did the T. Rex get through? Did she already knock holes in the fence possibly?

The implication is that the T. Rex is already in the area. Whether she got there by a hole created earlier or just before the fence is turned back on is not clear. The fencing that Tim is shocked by is the main perimeter fence. The visitor center is located on the west coast of the island and is separated from the actual park by the giant wooden gate and perimeter fencing. For a map, visit here: http://jurassicpark.wikia.com/wiki/Park_Map.

BaconIsMyBFF

Answer: There were several minutes before the electrical fence turned on. Between the fence perimeter sounding and Laura Dern flipping the switch, the T-Rex could have gone through.

Question: How long after Adrian wakes up from the coma did Rocky have to train before the fight?

Brandon York

Answer: The exact date of the rematch between Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed is never mentioned, however it is known to have taken place in November of 1976. Rocky, Jr. was born on November 5, 1976. It is not clear how long Adrian was in a coma after Rocky, Jr.'s birth but it can be assumed to be at the very least several hours. It could be as long as a few days. It's long enough that several people tell Rocky he should go home and get rest but he refuses. So at the most, Rocky only has about 3 weeks to seriously train for the fight assuming the fight is held at the very end of November. If the fight is closer to the beginning of November, it could be as little as a few days.

BaconIsMyBFF

Question: What did Windu mean when he said "We will not be hostages to be bartered, Dooku?"

Answer: He means he and the other Jedi will not let themselves be captured and held for ransom or used as leverage against the Republic.

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Question: Why did everyone completely ignore Penguin biting a man's nose off?

MikeH

Answer: He didn't bite it off, but almost. The people in the room are all just power and money hungry, they decide to ignore it in hopes to keep their job.

lionhead

Answer: The same reason real-world employees might not say anything if their boss is abusive or inappropriate - they want to stay quiet and keep their jobs. Best not rock the boat, so to speak. Also, both Penguin and Max Shreck are very influential people - not exactly the sort of people you'd want to mess with or contest. Hence, everyone sort-of just ignores what happened and continues on with their day.

TedStixon

Question: How did Penguin assemble his gang if he had never left the sewers?

Answer: He's left the sewers before. In a scene where Bruce is reading through old articles, the film itself blatantly implies that at one point in his life, he was taken in by a traveling circus and advertised as the "aquatic bird boy", which is where he met most of his gang. He retreated back to the sewers after children went missing, and he was blamed. The implication being that he either kidnapped or killed children out of rage for having what he never had - a family.

TedStixon

Question: Who sings "Jingle Bells" in the theatrical trailer?

Answer: Acording to IMDB there are several versions of Jingle Bells in the film: 01 Performed by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters 02 Performed by Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians 03 (uncredited).

Ssiscool Premium member

Question: Why didn't Eli want the hijacker leader to touch him?

Answer: Anyone experienced with hand to hand combat knows not to allow an opponent to lay hands on him. That almost always leads to escalation.

Jason Hoffman

I thought he was simply defending himself since the hijacker leader, along with the other hijackers were probably dangerous men.

He probably considered the hijacker leader an opponent due to the way he was threatening him.

Question: What happen to D'leh's dad?

Answer: When the mammoth numbers diminished, D'leh's father (the chieftain) left on a quest to find new hunting grounds in order to feed the tribe. Not knowing the true nature of his quest, many tribesmen thought the chieftain left because he was a coward, which was a source of anxiety and guilt for D'leh. Later in the movie, it is learned that D'leh's father was captured by slavers and died as a slave.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: Thanos said he ignored his destiny once and cannot do so again - what was the other time?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: On his home planet he ignored the rising population, causing a catastrophe that killed it. He won't have that again.

lionhead

Answer: The time he allowed the leaders of his homeworld Titan to make the decision not to act on the overpopulation problems. Thanos sat by as the leaders (in his mind) did nothing and the planet was brought to ruin.

BaconIsMyBFF

Show generally

Question: How come the gang never knew about Gunther having feelings for Rachel?

THE GAMER NEXT DOOR

Answer: He never openly expressed his feelings, but the friends also never paid much attention to him or thought of him as anything more than Rachel's one-time boss and the person who serves them coffee.

raywest Premium member

Question: Where did Mary Lee live before moving into Ross' old apartment?

gingerwinnie

Question: Did Rose kill anyone other than George, John and her boyfriend?

gingerwinnie

Show generally

Question: In various episodes, Steve Zodiac, Venus and Matt use odd slang, such as "tootie" and "tooties" and "toot," usually in a demeaning or disparaging way. Venus says, "I'm a tootie!" when she forgets to make the coffee, for example, and Steve says "I'm a tootie!" when he forgets to press a certain button or something. In at least one episode, Matt is called "a cheating old toot." I gather that saying "toot" or "tootie" is like saying "fool" or "doofus" or something similar. Is this slang that producer Gerry Anderson just arbitrarily dreamed up? Or is it part of an English dialect that I've never heard elsewhere?

Charles Austin Miller

Question: Just as the bad guy fell into the water two sharks came for him at once, but not for James and Melina (even though he had a wound from earlier). Is there a logical explanation of why the sharks weren't interested in them as well?

Answer: There's no logical reason, though possibly because he was thrashing around and it attracted the sharks that are sensitive to vibrations in the water. Mostly it's a plot device where the bad guy gets what's coming to him rather than depicting reality.

raywest Premium member

Question: As Bond incapacitates the bad guys at the ice rink the score on the score board went up. Was there sensors in the goal or what? The ice hockey dressed baddies did bring the goal out there themselves so in that case it must have been wireless. Or was someone spectating the incident and controlled it for fun?

Answer: Since it is meant to be a joke, if some random spectator had been activating the goal light, the film would have shown it. And wireless goal sensors did not exist at the time the film was made, so that's out. Most likely, there is no "in-universe" explanation and it should be considered a "deliberate mistake" (to use this site's parlance)...an intentional choice on the part of the filmmakers for the sake of a slight chuckle, that still results in a mistake.

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