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He was long known as the actor of Darth Vader, but had a different voice actor used over his voice, due to his accent (a distinctive west country accent that did not make him sound very menacing as a dark Lord of the Sith). It has been reported that he was close to rival bodybuilder competitors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno (from TV's Incredible ...


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Nothing to do with slavery being a touchy issue. If you check the revision history, you'll see that the OP was repeatedly editing replies to comments into their post and rolling back attempts to remove them. Situations like this, commonly known as "rollback wars", usually require a moderator to step in and lock the post at a particular version ...


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Edit away rants, especially disrespectful ones. You may say it’s disrespectful to remove large portions of a post but what’s more disrespectful is the amount of bad mouthing and negative content towards in the question. Remember the Code of Conduct, Be Nice policy, whatever, applies to all, not just SE users. So much of that content was just ranting that was ...


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Connery had his misses as well. In addition to the horrifying bad Highlander 2, there was Zardoz, a quintessentially cheesy 70's scifi B-movie that had Connery dressed in... well... It can't go on SFF that we talk about him and skip that. Still, James Bond, Capt. Ramius, Indiana Jones' dad and Malone in The Untouchables. One of the most accomplished actors ...


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"Why would character X do thing Y?" sounds off-topic as it's asking for help with writing a story. "Why did character X do thing Y?" is an on-topic type of question as it's asking for analysis of an existing story. This site accepts questions about existing works of sci-fi or fantasy, including unpublished ones such as fan-fiction. One ...


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Story-ID duplicates should be closed (duped) as soon as they're confirmed to be duplicates. That is the way the site works across the entire network and is the way it should be here. We certainly shouldn't be creating arbitrary rules to leave them open for x hours before we close them. Note that people aren't posting Story-ID questions to earn rep, they're ...


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You say this: Then I noticed I gained 2 rep from that question and then plus 10. Apparently, at the same time that I accepted that dude's answer, someone canceled their downvote on my question, then upvoted it. So the most likely either the guy whose answer I accepted or somebody else who liked their answer better only upvoted my question once I accepted ...


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Without knowing the questions I can't tell for sure but this feels like it would certainly be in the realm of being closed as "Needs more focus". To have multiple questions in one post they generally need some bigger connection than that they all stem from the same question. To me why a character made decision X and is Y a continuity error are ...


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Also he had a great role in The Hunt for Red October, such a shame that he was driven off acting after getting into arguments with Stephen Norrington on the set of LXG.


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I do not think the question should be closed, and indeed I have voted to reopen it. Granted, it could be rephrased somewhat to make the following more obvious, but it seems to be essentially asking what the people in the story thought the explanation of a certain event was. It asks how many such explanations there were and what they were. This is certainly ...


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Absent evidence of intentional abuse, people can up or downvote a question or answer however they please, for whatever reason they choose or whatever rationale they personally employ. While we're on the subject, might I strongly suggest you shouldn't sweat a single up or downvote as these can often occur as a result of fat fingers anyway. Instead, ...


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Mainly I just want to see what other people are interpreting the story as so I can tell whether or not I am writing in a way that it is easily understandable. Leaving aside the spam issue, the very page you linked to contains the following: To prevent your question from being flagged and possibly removed, avoid asking subjective questions where … [...] ...


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Ordinarily, my advice would be to look through these eleven questions to find one where your answer would be more appropriate, then go through all of the answers to that question, and make sure none of them are substantially identical to your answer. If you could find such a question, and your answer would contribute something new there, then it might be ...


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My understanding is as follows: If I don't see any SF or fantasy elements in the question, I'll comment about it (as was already done when I saw the one referenced), but not answer even if I (think I) know the answer -- until there's good confirmation that the question is on topic. The general guideline for all Stack Exchange sites is not to answer questions ...


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I've read back in the day that he was also the spoiler guy way before the Internet, so they made him say something else to be dubbed later by the Vader's real voice actor. https://www.farfarawaynews.com/2020/05/28/david-prowse-given-a-fake-line-for-the-famous-fatherhood-reveal/ https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/1264661085459628032 RIP big guy.


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