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Top new questions this week:

Who is the eponymous Jedi in Return of the Jedi?

I had always assumed the Jedi in the title of Return of the Jedi referred to Luke Skywalker's return from defeat. But Jedi is its own plural -- could it be referring to the rebuilding of the …

asked by Plutor 33 votes
answered by SQB 61 votes

Could Khal Drogo's Khalasar really have defeated the Iron Throne?

I always found it surprising how scared everyone was about Daenerys's marriage to Khal Drogo and the possibility of the Dothraki horde crossing the Narrow Sea. In Seasion 1 Epsisode 5 Robert Baratheon …

game-of-thrones a-song-of-ice-and-fire  
asked by Stephen Bly 31 votes
answered by TenthJustice 51 votes

Why did Hagrid send Harry and Ron into the Forbidden Forest if he knew Aragog would want to kill and eat them?

It just seems silly that he would put them in danger like that. Why didn't Hagrid just tell them that he didn't do anything in the slightest to attack muggleborns when they were talking in the hut?

harry-potter hagrid  
asked by liam tomkins 28 votes
answered by Shisa 15 votes

What is the origin of Hikaru Sulu's last name?

Although Hikaru is a Japanese first name, Sulu is not a Japanese last name, and no Japanese last name I know sounds remotely like Sulu. As a matter of fact, the Japanese translation of Star Trek …

star-trek star-trek-tos  
asked by user54609 22 votes
answered by Lew Delport 18 votes

How can a Seeker practice if the Snitch can't be touched prior to a Quidditch match?

In Deathly Hallows, Scrimgeour tells Harry, Ron, and Hermione the following regarding the Golden Snitch: ‘Correct,’ said Scrimgeour. ‘A Snitch is not touched by bare skin before it is released, …

asked by Slytherincess 21 votes
answered by alexwlchan 30 votes

Has any reference been made to Earth or the Milky Way in Star Wars EU?

I know this might sound really stupid, but I was wondering if any references had ever been made to the existence of Earth or our solar system or the Milky Way anywhere in the Star Wars EU. EDIT: …

star-wars extended-universe  
asked by Suman Roy 20 votes
answered by James Sheridan 24 votes

Why didn't they use the invisibility cloak while on time travel?

In The Prisoner of Azkaban movie Harry and Hermione used Time-Turner to save Sirius. After advising them to use Time-Turner Dumbledore remind them "you must not be seen". If it was a vital law to use …

harry-potter time-travel invisibility-cloak  
asked by hims056 19 votes
answered by alexwlchan 30 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How can Data lose a chess game?

Data is considered, basically, a sentient supercomputer. The ultimate AI. He was built with an ultimate storage capacity of eight hundred quadrillion bits and a total linear computational speed rated …

star-trek star-trek-tng star-trek-data  
asked by Morgan 60 votes
answered by Grevil 12 votes

Why did all the Ringbearers leave Middle Earth in the end?

At the end of The Return of the King, Frodo, Bilbo, Gandalf, Elrond, and Galadriel left Middle Earth on a ship, along with other elves. I named those five because they were all ringbearers and it …

lord-of-the-rings rings-of-power  
asked by DavRob60 29 votes
answered by Mark Beadles 44 votes

Can you answer these?

Story ID - Multi-limbed aliens, debate about their intelligence

I'm almost certain I read this story in an Omni magazine collection of short stories. It wasn't the regular run of the magazine, but an oversized version with a slightly thicker, sturdier paper than …

story-identification aliens omni magazine  
asked by Lew Delport 3 votes

Teens stranded in eco-system within alien ship , fighting for survival

Looking for the name of a book series I read in middle school, 2001-2004 roughly. All I can remember about it was that there were a handful of teenagers who somehow ended up on an alien planet that …

story-identification young-adult  
asked by Katie Lingoes 2 votes

ID a movie with an attacking toy tank and a wild cat ambush

Okay, there's this old movie maybe from the 1990's or earlier and I don't know the name of it. It has this scene where there is a bullet-shooting small toy tank shooting at this young man in some …

story-identification movie  
asked by Kassie 1 vote
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