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** There is the little fact that hand/arm replacement is the single biggest challenge for the medical prothesis industry, there have been plenty of breakthroughs recently but we are still not quite there. Back in 1990 there was nothing available in the market that even approched the level of finesse and control that Ed had with his scissors.




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** Yes.



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** One thing to understand is that with the exception of Kim, nobody in that town (yes, not even Peg) was really interested in helping Edward. For them, Edward was their own sideshow freak, a cool novelty to break the monotony of their little suburbia heaven.


* If Kim liked Edward so much and knew that he was framed in the burglary, why didn't she come forward and admit that he was framed and that she was in on it the whole time?

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* If Kim liked Edward so much and knew that he was framed in the burglary, why didn't she come forward and admit that he was framed and that she was in on it the whole time?time?
** Not many people could take the word of a teenage girl. And probably at this point, people are beginning to become afraid of Edward.



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** They were probably just trying to make him feel comfortable and at home. Plus, Bill doesn't seem to be the sharpest tool in the shed.


If Kim liked Edward so much and knew that he was framed in the burglary, why didn't she come forward and admit that he was framed and that she was in on it the whole time?

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* If Kim liked Edward so much and knew that he was framed in the burglary, why didn't she come forward and admit that he was framed and that she was in on it the whole time?



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** We actually had one of those places in my town until it was torn down. And no. During the time I've lived here, I'd never heard of anybody going there. The Fell Mansion I think it was called.



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** A deleted scene with Edward in the hospital after his shock from the talk show had him ask a nurse about the doctor that could help him, only to be told there was no such person. Burton said this wasn't needed, as well as Edward's make-up being different since it was the first day of filming.


* Peg and Bill's son was shown to have a bunk bed, and Bill had a pull out sofa bed in his den. Why stick the guy with blades on his hands on a waterbed?

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* Peg and Bill's son was shown to have a bunk bed, and Bill had a pull out sofa bed in his den. Why stick the guy with blades on his hands on a waterbed?waterbed?

If Kim liked Edward so much and knew that he was framed in the burglary, why didn't she come forward and admit that he was framed and that she was in on it the whole time?



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** I don't think Edward can have sex (my impression was that black leather-like suit over his torso was closer to being his skin than just clothing). The inventor would've have to have had some really twisted priorities if "fully functional penis" ranked higher on his list of things to install than "hands."


* Did the police really just take Kim's word for it that Edward and Jim were dead and never go investigate the actual crime scene?

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* Did the police really just take Kim's word for it that Edward and Jim were dead and never go investigate the actual crime scene?scene?

*Peg and Bill's son was shown to have a bunk bed, and Bill had a pull out sofa bed in his den. Why stick the guy with blades on his hands on a waterbed?


* This troper wonders, even though, it was obviously never done to keep the film going, why did they never just you know blunt/ cut a majority of the blades on his digits and place some kind of rubber/latex "tips"? if you look closely at his hands there are some joints in his "fingers" so simply reducing the size and shape probably would of made the whole "not cutting everything to shreds" thing a whole load more manageable.

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* This troper wonders, even though, it was obviously never done to keep the film going, why did they never just you know blunt/ cut a majority of the blades on his digits and place some kind of rubber/latex "tips"? if you look closely at his hands there are some joints in his "fingers" so simply reducing the size and shape probably would of made the whole "not cutting everything to shreds" thing a whole load more manageable.manageable.

* Did the police really just take Kim's word for it that Edward and Jim were dead and never go investigate the actual crime scene?



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** What's really odd is that the inventor was able to design a synthetic skin that could heal and scar, but saved something as simple and practical as fingers for last.


*** I would say he didn't have a penis. It would not be very wise to give your blade-handed robot a penis before you gave it hands.

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*** I would say he didn't have a penis. It would not be very wise to give your blade-handed robot a penis before you gave it hands.hands.

*This troper wonders, even though, it was obviously never done to keep the film going, why did they never just you know blunt/ cut a majority of the blades on his digits and place some kind of rubber/latex "tips"? if you look closely at his hands there are some joints in his "fingers" so simply reducing the size and shape probably would of made the whole "not cutting everything to shreds" thing a whole load more manageable.


** Arguably yes. The mad scientist wished to make a replica of a man he would consider his son, so it would be odd if he left something out.
*** ...Really? I mean, why would he think to add that on? Unless he's planning for Edward to then reproduce (and given that its unlikely he'd have the means to add in robot-DNA somehow, that's unlikely to ever be possible, even in a world where its possible to make a sentient scissor-handed robot), then I'd think it'd be far more odd for him to decide to give his robot son a penis.

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** *** Arguably yes. The mad scientist wished to make a replica of a man he would consider his son, so it would be odd if he left something out.
*** ...**** ...Really? I mean, why would he think to add that on? Unless he's planning for Edward to then reproduce (and given that its unlikely he'd have the means to add in robot-DNA somehow, that's unlikely to ever be possible, even in a world where its possible to make a sentient scissor-handed robot), then I'd think it'd be far more odd for him to decide to give his robot son a penis.penis.
*** I would say he didn't have a penis. It would not be very wise to give your blade-handed robot a penis before you gave it hands.

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** There's a PornParody of the film, ''Edward Penishands''. Obviously some people find Edward sexually attractive (& he ''is'' played by Johnny Depp...).

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