Highlights from 2017 – 4th Quarter

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Top Question:

The question with the largest number of votes was How can Scrooge McDuck dive into money without hurting himself? asked by TheAsh and answered by TheAsh.


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Top Answer:

The highest voted answer (though not accepted) was given by StephenG to RichS’s question Why did Stanley Kubrick include these scenes in 2001: A Space Odyssey?


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Top Viewed:

The most viewed question (with 43301 views inside the time frame) was Why was Thor’s quinjet password ‘Point Break’? asked by Steven Vascellaro and answered by Valorum.


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Most Controversial:

Perhaps because most people felt the answer was obvious, the most controversial question was Animated movie about a giant metal robot that comes to Earth and befriends a boy asked by Yves LaFayette and answered by Machavity.


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Bounties Awarded:

There were 38 bounties awarded for a total of 4025 rep.

Blog Posts

December

The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard

Recent Star Wars Novels, Reviewed

November

Andy Weir’s Artemis: A Novel

Justice League Does Fans, and DC, Justice

Live Chat: Star Wars Holiday Special

October

Highlights from 2017 – 3rd Quarter

Marvel’s Inhumans: Way better than you think.

User Picks


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Question

I’m going to go with Loki’s question “https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/170842/why-did-the-voyager-doctor-have-to-scrub-in”, largely because it’s asking about an event that looks like a simple writing error but that turned out to be incredibly subtle foreshadowing.

Answer

Tooting one’s own trumpet, I’m going to say that my answer to “https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/171610/is-luke-skywalker-actually-a-jedi” was one that I enjoyed writing. It’s a deceptively simple question but one that deserved a proper answer. This is also the poster-child for my contention that if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing with massive overkill



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Favorite Quesion

@DisturbedNeo’s question about the Origin of Shark Repellent was very interesting, and @FuzzyBoots’ response was surprising and educational. I did not expect such a thing to be based on something in real life.

Favorite Answer

My Lady @Bellatrix’s 3 to my question about Transfiguration and Animagi was very detailed and well thought out. It was also the only one to directly answer my question right at the top, which made it convenient and was appreciated.

Honorable Mention

@jpmc26’s MIB question and the top answers put up good arguments and were very fun to read.



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*blows own horn*

I’m rather proud of this self-answer that I wrote to my question https://scifi.stackexchange.com/q/176188/33591. I spent over 4 hours researching this answer, and learned more about Polynesian mythology than I ever thought I’d know. I wasn’t expecting to write a self-answer when I wrote the question, but I thought I’d take a shot at it after seeing it go HNQ. It also conveniently gave me a few hats for Winter Bash 2017 😀

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