Edit trivia for a film with too many trivia entries

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I was going through the trivia for Interstellar, and noticed one piece that is blatantly wrong (an entry saying a reference to the "tesseract" is a reference to the Marvel universe, when it is actually a reference, if anything, to the book A Wrinkle in Time). 

I tried to edit/remove it, however since there are a lot of trivia entries for that film, nearly 50, only 28 show up as editable or removable, and there doesn't seem to be a way to go to a "page 2."

Anyone have any idea how to edit trivia items for a film that has that many? Thanks!
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The data doesn't all show up on the edit page because most of it seems to have been added recently, so therefore although you can see it on the front page, not all the connections through the database are yet made, so it is not yet connected to the editing part.

You moving data into IMDb is like moving house - it takes time to settle in.

So you move into a new home, but you still need to get the telephone connected, the internet working....things like this - so yes, you're in your house, but the connections take time.

It is the same with data - it is visibly in place, but not all the connections are made yet, so when you try to edit it, that part of the system doesn't seem to recognize it....but only because the connections are not all made yet.

I am sure there is a much better technical answer...but this is the layman's version!

Give it 2-3 days and I'm sure the item you want to edit will be visible in all views and be available to edit.

note: I am not an IMDb employee, nor in any way affiliated with IMDb

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First of all bob posted the relevant information regarding editing the trivia.

I'm assuming that this is the offending trivia entry:
One of the characters mentions the tesseract which is a four dimensional geometric shape. It is also referenced in the Marvel universe as an Infinity Stone of unparalleled power
Here's substantiation for your correction:
A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy novel by American writer Madeleine L'Engle, first published in 1962.[1]

3 Tesseract concept

In the story, Mrs Who and Charles Wallace explain to Meg that they will be traveling by "wrinkling time" through a tesseract and that "the fifth dimension's a tesseract. You add that to the other four dimensions and you can travel through space without having to go the long way around. In other words, to put it into Euclid, or old-fashioned plane geometry, a straight line is not the shortest distance between two points."[8]

In mathematics, a tesseract is a four-dimensional shape (hypercube) that, when represented in three dimensions, looks, e.g., like a cube inside a cube with spokes connecting the corners of the two cubes together. In the novel, the tesseract functions more or less like what in modern science-fiction is called a space warp or a wormhole, a portal from one area of space to another which is possible through the bending of the structure of the space-time continuum.

By the way, I found the following piece of trivia profoundly interesting:
To creating the wormhole and black hole, Dr. Kip Thorne collaborated with VFX supervisor Paul J. Franklin and his team at Double Negative. Thorne provided pages of deeply sourced theoretical equations to the team, who then created new CGI software programs based on these equations to create accurate computer simulations of these phenomena. Some individual frames took up to 100 hours to render, and ultimately the whole CGI program reached to 800 tetrabytes of data. The resulting VFX provided Thorne with new insight into the effects of gravitational lensing and accretion disks surrounding black holes, and led to him writing two scientific papers: one for the astrophysics community and one for the computer graphics community.


Kip Thorne explains how he created the black hole for Interstellar Movie special effects project spawns academic papers on gravitational lensing By Brid-Aine Parnell, 24 Oct 2014
Kip Thorne looks into the black hole he helped create and thinks, “Why, of course. That's what it would do.” ¶ This particular black hole is a simulation of unprecedented accuracy. It appears to spin at nearly the speed of light, dragging bits of the universe along with it. (That's gravity for you; relativity is superweird.) In theory it was once a star, but instead of fading or exploding, it collapsed like a failed soufflé into a tiny point of inescapable singularity. A glowing ring orbiting the spheroidal maelstrom seems to curve over the top and below the bottom simultaneously. ...
The Black Hole in Interstellar Looks Amazingly Realistic
Wired has a fun piece about physicist and black-hole guru Kip Thorne’s work on the film Interstellar, which comes out November 7. We’ve known the premise of the film for a long time: Earth is a disaster, the human race is on the verge of extinction, and mankind must find a new home. Alas, space is big. It would take way too many human lifetimes to travel to our nearest possible second homes. The only way to get there is through a wormhole—a spacetime tunnel linking two distant regions of the universe. ...
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It's been a long time since I read "A Wrinkle in Time"; it's probably time for me to reread this classic.

What you submitted for trivia is well written and accurate. I hope it is accepted. I will be looking for it.

If not, please point to this thread.
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You can still mention the trivia that:
The term tesseract was first mentioned outside of mathematics in A Wrinkle in Time is a science fantasy novel by American writer Madeleine L'Engle, first published in 1962.
Not exactly.

It was used by Robert A. Heinlein in a short story "—And He Built a Crooked House" which was first published in Astounding Science-Fiction February 1941.

The story does involve multidimensional travel, but it is unintentional, and only on earth.
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I should have known better, since I've read Heinlein's short story in a collection of his works. Obviously, my memory failed me.
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Bob's advice turned out to be correct. I waited overnight, and was able to correct a piece of trivia today.

Although the question of editing trivia is why I found this tread, I have to say that Dan Dassow's trivia was fascinating, and really more interesting than the original question.

Thanks to you both!
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Thank you, TwistedFishy for the compliment.

If you are interested in a fascinating albeit challenging book, I recommend:
In physics, Gravitation is a well-known compendium on Einstein's theory of gravity by Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, and John Archibald Wheeler, originally published by W. H. Freeman and Company in 1973. It is often considered the early "bible" of general relativity by researchers for its prominence and is frequently called MTW after its authors' initials.
You may also wish to get a copy of the September 2015 issue of Scientific America. It is a special issue dedicated to Einstein and the 100th Anniversary of his Theory of General Relativity.