Q&A

Q: What is the least amount of time passed before a movie has been remade? I know "Cabin Fever" was remade about 10 years after the original.

Unfortunately, that question is not as straightforward as it sounds. British entertainment site MusicMagpie took a big-data approach to the issue of film remakes, gathering information on 1,438 films that were either remakes or remade, going all the way back to 1902. Regarding time gaps, the authors found that a whopping 21 films on the list we...

Q: Is the dog on "Star Trek: Picard" actually Patrick Stewart's dog? I've seen pictures on the internet of him with a similar-looking one.

No, the faithful canine sidekick in "Star Trek: Picard" isn't actually titular star Patrick Stewart's pet, but it's safe to say he's a stand-in. The choice of a pit bull was very much informed by his personal life. It's clear that the role of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard (later an admiral) is a little more personal to Stewart than most of his parts, e...

Q: I've seen the guy who plays Drax in the "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies in a lot of things lately. Where did he come from?

I'm assuming you mean what's his career background, rather than where was he born. (If I'm wrong, the answer to your question is Washington, D.C., and you can stop reading now.) It's natural to wonder about his background. Usually when notably muscle-bound actors show up in big roles out of nowhere, there's a sports career behind them somewhere...