The answers to our trivia quiz are:
Answer 1: “The Star.” The supernova had been the Star of Bethlehem
Answer 2: E) Orson Scott Card
Answer 3: Mars.
Answer 4: C) 17,500
Answer 5: Jupiter
Answer 6: True! NORAD tracks Santa’s progress from the North Pole as he delivers toys worldwide. You can see where Santa is at: http://www.noradsanta.org/
Answer 7: Connie Willis
Answer 8: B) DANCE IN BLUE
Answer 9: SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS. Side note: This features Pia Zadora as Girmar, one of the Martian kids (she started doing bad movies early).
Answer 10: C) He rips your head off and stuffs you full of toys. The robot, voiced by John Goodman, has a malfunction in his program that makes him think everybody is naughty.
Answer 11: Jesus Christ
Answer 12: A) Gene Wolfe
Answer 13: Tim Powers and James Blaylock
Answer 14: True! The show was broadcast only once (in 1978), then forever banished to Lucas’ movie vaults because it was so doggoned bad.
Answer 15: Patrick Stewart.
Answer 16: D) Love, understanding, and good will to men
Answer 17: Spider Robinson
Answer 18: A) Scully’s sister. She believes that the child is the daughter of her deceased sister, Melissa.
Answer 19: THE SPACE MERCHANTS
Answer 20: D) Wheels
Answer 21: Damon Knight
Answer 22: B) Night of the Meek. Legend has it Serling wrote the episode just to see Art Carney play Santa Claus.
Answer 23: William Gibson
Answer 24: A) CHRISTMAS TREASON
Answer 25: True! According to Paramount’s Syndication Group, there are no specific Christmas-themed Star Trek episodes.