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Top new questions this week:

Were there any democracies in Middle-Earth?

Most states in Middle Earth seem to be feudalish kingdoms. Gondor, Rohan, Numenor, Dwarves, and Elves were all ruled by hereditary nobles. Was there any state/society that was more of a ...

asked by DVK 55 votes
answered by DVK 62 votes

Why does Star Trek use Celsius, not Fahrenheit?

Why does the Star Trek franchise (produced in USA) use Celsius for temperature and other SI units, rather than Fahrenheit and other units from the imperial system, which are still widely used in USA?

star-trek production units  
asked by trejder 42 votes
answered by Royal Canadian Bandit 120 votes

What is the benefit of an AT-AT walker over a conventional tank?

AT-AT walkers are used by the Empire in a manner that is tactically identical to how a modern day army would use a tank, in that they are used as shock armour with powerful main guns which will punch ...

asked by March Ho 36 votes
answered by DoubleFission 43 votes

Who was the fifth army in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies movie?

Elves Dwarves Men Orcs Who was the 5th army in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies?

the-hobbit battle-of-five-armies  
asked by alex 33 votes
answered by rand al'thor 50 votes

Why did Saruman seem to believe that Sauron wouldn't return?

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, when Gandalf is meeting with Saruman, Galadriel and Elrond in Rivendell, they are discussing the Necromancer. When Gandalf suggests that it is Sauron returning, ...

movie lord-of-the-rings the-hobbit saruman  
asked by Yann 31 votes
answered by Darth Satan 48 votes

If Sauron was Morgoth's most trusted lieutenant, why did everyone take his rings?

When Morgoth was defeated, Sauron - Morgoth's most trusted lieutenant - created the rings of power. At least according to the One Wiki to Rule Them All. Why did everyone welcome these gifts from ...

asked by David Wilkins 26 votes
answered by Darth Satan 58 votes

Did J.R.R. Tolkien ever write a deeper connection between The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the ring?

There seems to be a bit of a gap between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. While we know the outcomes from The Hobbit to Lord of the Rings, we don't know what happened between ...

lord-of-the-rings the-hobbit  
asked by Jared 21 votes
answered by Lexible 35 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Where did Tenzin get a Flying Bison?

In Avatar: The Last Airbender, Appa was the only known living sky bison. But in The Legend of Korra, we saw Tenzin had one: Is this Appa or was the sky bison species somehow resurrected?

asked by DavRob60 15 votes
answered by Pureferret 20 votes

Does Wolverine still get his adamantium skeleton after Days of Future Past?

So at the end of X-Men: Days of Future Past, we see Stryker pulling Wolverine out of that river. But sure doesn’t Stryker only turn out to be Mystique... What I'm wondering is, if ...

x-men x-men-days-of-future-past  
asked by Daft 9 votes
answered by Thaddeus 10 votes

Can you answer these?

Is there any background to this depiction of the Imperial Crest on Empire Day?

In episode 6 of Star Wars Rebels ("Empire Day") I noticed the Imperial Crest being displayed in a black/white/red color scheme in a few scenes of the episode, distinctly resembling the colors of the ...

star-wars star-wars-rebels  
asked by LiveWireBT 4 votes

Why didn't Ahsoka assist the Rebellion after Order 66?

With the creation of The Clone Wars animated series, the characters introduced became canon. So I've been wondering, after the series ended, nothing is ever heard of of Ahsoka Tano. She simply ...

star-wars the-clone-wars  
asked by Robert 2 votes

Horror short story with an upbeat ending

This short story might have been about teenagers or adults, and was written in the 1980's or 1990's. It could have been in a Charles de Lint anthology, as the genre was fantasy horror. I don't think ...

story-identification short-stories horror  
asked by Ellie Kesselman 1 vote
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