Science Fiction & Fantasy Weekly Newsletter
Science Fiction & Fantasy Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Why didn't anyone stop Luke from leaving the second Death Star?

After killing the Emperor in his throne room in the second Death Star, Luke drags Vader's dying body to an Imperial shuttle to leave the station. He is not shown to have fought anyone on his way there ...

star-wars death-star  
asked by Thomas Jacobs 48 votes
answered by Schuere 44 votes

Why does Quidditch allow faster brooms?

In the first Harry Potter book, Harry got Nimbus 2000 which was the fastest at the time. In the second book, Malfoy's father gave everyone in the Slytherin team Nimbus 2001. A sports is a test of ...

asked by S S 41 votes
answered by Jason Baker 58 votes

Why don't the Jedi use tutaminis instead of using their lightsabers?

Tutaminis (force energy absorption) allows a Jedi to catch blaster bolts and even stop lightsabers with their body using the Force: Why don't the Jedi just use tutaminis to defend themselves ...

star-wars jedi the-force  
asked by Lenie Lenape 35 votes
answered by Null 36 votes

Were the trio ever punished for breaking into Gringotts?

In the seventh Harry Potter book/movie, Harry, Ron and Hermione broke into Gringotts. They didn't do it in secret. Everyone knows about it. Were they ever punished for this? Or did the ministry show ...

asked by S S 32 votes
answered by Richard 40 votes

What happened to Mr. Weasley's car?

In Chamber of Secrets, we know that the bewitched car of Mr. Weasley helped Harry and Ron in the forest. However, after that I couldn't find any information about that car. What happened to it? Did ...

asked by Rajan 26 votes
answered by alexwlchan 26 votes

What's the correct plural of Jedi and Sith?

Lots of times, I see people using "Jedis" and "Siths" (I also use that), but it doesn't feel right. Or, maybe, it's correct. Is there official word on this? What's the correct plural of Jedi and ...

star-wars jedi sith  
asked by S S 23 votes
answered by Null 37 votes

Scientist discovers hyperspace with a twist

I believe the setting is an Earth that desperately needs transportation to the stars (overpopulation?) A scientist discovers hyperspace (I believe he solves a theory that explains how to reach it, ...

story-identification short-stories hyperspace  
asked by Jim2B 23 votes
answered by Richard 24 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

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

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 Stryker ...

x-men x-men-days-of-future-past  
asked by Daft 9 votes
answered by Thaddeus 11 votes

What is the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey about?

The end of 2001: A Space Odyssey movie features bizarre colours and the main character appearing in a bed, then becoming an old man and finally a fetus! I always found this a pretty disappointing end ...

asked by Wikis 79 votes
answered by Vagrant 38 votes

Can you answer these?

looking for this sf novel about an ex soldier who during a pandemic is charging rich parents space for their kids in a secure monastery to survive

I'm a librarian and sf lover who's been asked to help locate a book which sounds very familiar to me, but which I never read myself. I haven't had any luck searching our catalogue or various sf ...

story-identification novel apocalypse virus  
asked by Anne 9 votes

Why isn’t Coulson removed from the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. by formal procedure?

In the most recent episode of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we learn that Mack and Bobbi are working another incarnation of S.H.I.E.L.D., self-dubbed the “real” S.H.I.E.L.D. The leaders of ...

marvel-cinematic-universe agents-of-shield  
asked by S S 3 votes

1990's movie about kidnapped android prostitutes

I'm looking for a scifi movie that I think was released in the mid to late 1990's. From what I recall, it was about some very high-quality androids that were used as prostitutes/pleasure robots, ...

story-identification movie  
asked by nanoguy 7 votes

New blog post:

Jack’s Bad Movies – Yor, the Hunter from the Future

by jackbnimble on Mar 23

I watched this movie as a kid and thought it comically bad. So now I’ve re-watched it so I can share its awfulness. IMDB’s description A warrior seeks his true origins in a seemingly ...

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