Question of the Day

Jan 30, 2017

Friday, we asked: Before he takes on the role of Legion in the FX series, Dan Stevens played a pot-smoking, cross-dressing, stay-at-home dad in which web series?

Answer: High Maintenance

This time, congrats to Craig Pittman and Charlotte LoBuono.

Your question of the day for today is… Lots of people are making nuclear doomsday prognostications since Trump took over as President of the United States. And despite the horrific nature of these potential scenarios, they've served as fodder for some of the best novels and films of the 20th century, including Fail-Safe, The Watchmen and, of course, Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove. (Maybe the Trump era will also bring about a resurgence in great nuclear war films... as long as it doesn't also bring about a resurgence in, uh, nuclear war).

The ending to Dr. Strangelove (I won't spoil it) is one of the most iconic in film history. But it almost got left on the cutting room floor in favor of an alternate ending set in the War Room that never made the final cut. What considerably less dire conflict transpires in the alternate ending?

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