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Question: How is August 5th the day to take out the trash when July 5th was also?

Answer: The city may have fluctuating trash days. Or more likely, the July 5th schedule wasn't the regular pick up day due to the July 4th holiday.

Question: Twice in the film, Bumblebee is shown turning around and a close up of his license plate is show, reading 900 STRA. Is this a reference to anything?

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Chosen answer: There is no reference. 900 STRA was just the number plate of the car he adapted from.

Casual Person

Question: When Prime leads the Dino bots into battle with the prototypes, how do the Dinobots know not to attack the Autobots or how to distinguish between them and the prototypes?

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Chosen answer: Easy answer, the prototypes are shooting at them. It's easy to tell who the bad guys are.

MasterOfAll

Question: How exactly did Optimus wind up in a beat down theater in Texas? Didn't they say the ambush that he escaped from was in Chicago? If he was hit by the missile there, or wherever it was that he was hit, how did he get to that theater in the middle of Texas and some how wind up inside. It seemed by how he reacted when he was revived that he was still in the heat of it when he went unconscious from the attack, and didn't get to the theater after the fact to just fade away. So how?

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Chosen answer: The battle that lead the government to hunting all transformers was in Chicago, but the incident that took Optimus out of commission was not. He'd been on the run for however long, even changing his appearance to avoid detection, when he was ambushed. Wounded, he snuck into the theater to hide before transforming one last time into vehicle form at which point he basically passed out, lost consciousness, or whatever it is robots call it when they involuntarily shut down (stasis). His aggressive reaction upon waking is simply down to his instinctive warrior reflexes immediately kicking in. All humans are a potential threat to him now, so he reacted accordingly in an instant.

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Question: At one point Rita says she "had it and then lost it." How does she know she became mortal again? The only way Cage knows he's immortal is by dying and then waking up again.

Answer: Cage and Rita have a connection to the Omega. It gets stronger the longer they go on. Rita lost the connection, so she knew it was gone.

MasterOfAll

Question: If Binx could talk the moment he became a cat, why didn't he talk to his dad?

Answer: Notice that Max, Dani and Allison can only understand Binx after Max lights the black flame candle. Max is fulfilling a centuries-old prophecy and therefore is becoming part of the same magic that was used to curse Binx. Binx does try to talk to his father right after the Sanderson sisters are hung, but it only comes out as meows.

Answer: Back in the 1600s in Salem, cats were considered to be servants of witches and were killed if caught. If Binx tried to talk to his dad, his dad would most likely believe that the cat was possessed by a demon and would have definitely killed him, not knowing that he had killed his own son.

Answer: It's never really explained and most likely a missing plot hole. Binx might have felt guilty for nor being able to rescue his sister.

Question: What happened to the shield that Thor dropped in the town before he faced The Destroyer? They do not show any of the warriors three come through the gate with it.

Answer: Lady Sif brought it with her and gave it to Thor.

Friso94

Question: When the movie first came out, there was a whole different song playing near the end when Mark and Stacy see each other in the mall. In more recent years, "So In Love" is the song playing whenever this scene is shown. Why did the music change over the years? (I believe the song is different now in the swimming pool scene when Mike and Mark go into the pool from what I remember too). Anyone agree with this or have an explanation?

Answer: From what I can gather, "So Much in Love" by Timothy B. Schmit was in the original release of the film, but due to licensing rights issues, home video and cable TV versions of the film replaced this and two or three other tracks. For the 1999 DVD release, the rights seem to have been renewed and the soundtrack matches the original theatrical release.

Question: If Tiffany was pregnant, why didn't she have a bump?

Answer: Considering the voodoo involved, and the fact she got pregnant as a doll, this is not a normal pregnancy.

MasterOfAll

Question: Why can't Jedi get married or have children?

TRENCH117

Chosen answer: Because this leads to them being attached to someone. A Jedi is supposed to be selfless, put others before themselves, and act on the behalf of maintaining the order and balance of things. A Jedi must be willing to throw themselves in harm's way for the betterment of the galaxy and must act in a way not thinking of him or herself. If a Jedi is married and or has children, they suddenly will have other priorities. He or she may be reluctant to act in a dangerous situation in fear of death, and leaving behind loved ones. Or as is very likely the case, enemies of the Jedi getting a hold of the Jedi's family and using them against them.

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Question: How did Chigurh get his gun back? After the shootout in the hotel, when Moss is first hit, occupies the car and then shoots Chigurh, Chigurh disappears and Moss takes his gun. Moss then drives to the border with the car, and presumably dumps them somewhere or leaves them in the car. Well, when Chigurh later kills Carson Welles, he has his gun back. How did he get it back? Did he find the car, if it was in there? Did he buy a new one?

Answer: It was a different gun. He kills Carson with a shotgun, while the gun Moss picks up is a silenced SMG by the looks of it.

Question: If you speak French, I am curious about this: Snoopy, driving a rental car, gets into a multi-car fender bender. Marcie stands up through the sun roof and chastises the drivers behind them in French. This happens again at the end of the film. A short time after they resume driving, Snoopy starts to whistle and Marcie says something else in French. Can anyone tell me what she is saying? I have been curious for years. Thanks!

Michael Albert

Chosen answer: I just found a possible answer to my own question! According to a post in the question section of the IMDb entry for this film, one poster (dioro on March 23, 2009) claims that Marcie says: "Qu'est-ce que tu as dans la crane? Oooh, les cornes! Qu'est-ce que tu veux que je fasse? Que dalle! Le pied de nez! Tu veux nous frotter?" The poster goes on to say, "I'm fairly positive everything is correct, except for maybe the last question. I'd translate it something like: 'What's going on in your head? Ooh, [the] horns! What do you want me to do? Absolutely nothing (Jack schidt) Le pied de nez' is a gesture, putting the thumb on the nose and [wiggling] your fingers. Snoopy does this when Marcie says the line. 'You want a piece of us?' Then as they're leaving Marcie says, 'Ah, de la couille.' I put the last sentence into a Google translator, and it yielded "Ah, the testicle." I have my doubts about that last one.

Michael Albert

Answer: To make the other person's answer better, when snoopy jumped up beside marcy and started gesturing, he was saying "f*ck you" in american sign language.

Question: If Meatloaf is shot in the head, how would they get him back to the house and why would they bother? Did the security guard just leave after he shot him?

Answer: Most likely they either went back afterwards or chased the security guard off somehow. It's also possible with all their inside connections that they stole the body from police custody.

Greg Dwyer

Question: Has anyone recognized any of the pictures on the wall of the building on the left as Corben's taxi is being tailed by 4 police cars? They seem like they're significant, if not direct references.

Tony Martin

Question: At one point in the film, Gale and Dewey make the observation that the killer is killing people in a duplication of Woodsboro, going so far as to choose victims with the same names. What happened to that plot point? It certainly doesn't explain the order or the selection of the rest of the victims in the movie. Yes, Randy's murder by Mrs. Loomis and its motive was obvious, but what about the others? Were the first 3 murders set up in a tantalizing pattern in order to lure in Gale, Dewey, and Co.? How did Mickey know they'd catch on to that pattern anyways? Why would he abandon it? Mickey's motive was more theatrical than personal, so one would think he'd stick to patterns, details, and general copycatting.

SteveQ

Chosen answer: In the scene before Randy's death, Randy and the gang discussed how the copycat theory didn't explain why the killer attacked Sidney in the fraternity house, as Sidney was not killed in the original murder spree. This may be why the copycat plot point was dropped since the characters believed it led nowhere. Randy's murder by Mrs. Loomis also screwed up the kill order from the original movie, which may have caused Mickey to abandon the copycat plan. Randy's death further convinced Gale and Dewey that the killer wasn't just attempting to duplicate the Woodsboro murders. Regardless of who the first three victims were, the murders would have attracted the attention of the Woodsboro survivors anyways. Mrs. Loomis was the mastermind of the two killers, so it did not seem likely that Mickey knew that the Woodsboro survivors would have caught on to the pattern of the first three murders.

Question: Similar to how the "killer is duplicating Woodsboro" plot point in Scream 2 was left dangling, why exactly did Roman feel it necessary to kill people in the order that they die in "Stab 3"? We know he's out to make "his movie" (he's very theatrical and artistic like Mickey was), but the "movie" he's referring to is his process of orchestrating real-life events to make his half-sister Sidney into a perpetrator, and he into the innocent victim. Sure, he may have been upset about Sidney's public portrayal as a hero in the first two "Stab" movies, but he wasn't out to set the record straight in "Stab 3" (Jennifer was to be the killer in that movie had they continued production). His "movie" was about turning the tables on Sidney in real life, not through some actual film. It's metaphorical: he's a director, and he's manipulating events out of self-pity and revenge. In the end, Roman's revenge fantasy doesn't really have much to do with the actual "Stab 3" movie at all (other than the fact that it happens to be being filmed in the same area Sidney's mother knew and involves some of the same people, so it presented a perfect backdrop for Roman's confrontation with Sidney), so I don't really see the significance of the systematic order of the murders in relation to the film. Did Roman think that the pattern would draw Sidney out of hiding? Wouldn't the photos of her mother (or the fact that the victims were actors in a film concerning her past) have been enough to get her attention? What is the significance of the order? And why was this plot point also left to dangle like in Scream 2? (We don't know if Roman kept following the order because we don't know how the script goes past a certain point).

SteveQ

Chosen answer: In the fax scene, Tom Prinze, the actor playing Stab 3 Dewey, realizes that the killer is literally rewriting the Stab 3 movie, which obsoletes the "script kill order" plot point. This means that Roman is not bothering to kill the actors in the order they die in Stab 3. This is further proven when Roman attempts to kill Gale after Tom's death.

Skin of Evil - S1-E23

Question: Near the end when they are in the holodeck for the memorial ceremony for Lt. Yar, Dr. Crusher's uniform is green and seconds later it is blue. After watching it several times, it does not appear to be a trick of the light. What happened here? Why would she have on a green uniform in the first place?

con8iv

Chosen answer: The uniform does indeed change colour. It may be due to the need for a green screen in part, or perhaps some lighting altering our perception. That being said, it certainly looks green at the start, blue thereafter.

The show has been done in HD now and not sure if they fix this problem.

Dan23

Question: How come Alex's parents or any other character from the last movie don't make, at least, a small appearance in this movie? I know that Bernie Mac, who voiced Zuba, is dead, but can somebody explain Zuba and Florrie's fate?

Answer: They don't make an appearance because they were irrelevant to the story. The decision to go back home would have been made with or without any character introduced in the previous movie, so they were simply not included. Alex's parents would have continued to live in Africa after Alex and the others left.

Casual Person

The Hand That Rocks the Wheelchair - S9-E12

Question: In the beginning of the episode Lois says Meg looks like Rachel something in a condescending way. Was there another joke there?

Answer: The "Rachel something" Lois was referring to was Rachel Maddow. Also, Lois never said Meg looked like Rachel Maddow, she said Bonnie said she was pretty and Meg asked how it came up and Lois replied "Oh! You know, we were talking about pretty people, and I said Rachel Maddow and she kind of took the baton from there and said Meg Griffin". The joke here is that later in this scene, Meg asked who Rachel Maddow was and Lois replied "A model", however, Rachel Maddow isn't actually a model, she's a presenter, political commentator and author. Lois was just trying to get Meg to take care of Joe and Susie for the week.

Casual Person

Question: What was the secret passed on to the carriage boy?

Answer: "The Secret Lies With Charlotte" ~ Charles Carrol of "Charleston".

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