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Trivia Thursday

  1. Voltaire is perhaps most famous for his story Candide, but in 1751 he published a short story in which a colossal traveler from a planet orbiting the star Sirius visits Earth with his Saturnian companion. Name it.
  2. Robert Heinlein wrote a series of stories based around the premise that longetivity is genetic, and that selective breeding could create humans living far beyond a normal life span. What novel tells the story of the longest lived of these children of Methusaleh, Lazarus Long?
    A) For Us, the Living
    B) I Will Fear No Evil
    C) The Door Into Summer
    D) Time Enough for Love
    E) Starship Troopers
  3. Who played the monster in the 1974 film Young Frankenstein?
  4. The author L. Sprague DeCamp is closely associated with which of the following characters; Conan, Flash Gordon or Aquaman?
  5. What was the name of the starship that visited Altair IV in search of a lost colony ship in Forbidden Planet?
  6. In this 50’s movie, the aliens are vanquished by being surrounded by teenagers, who vaporize them (along with their spaceship) by shining the headlights of hotrods on them.
  7. With which of the following authors did Roger Zelazny NOT
    A) Fred Saberhagen
    B) Robert Sheckley
    C) Philip K. Dick
    D) Frederik Pohl
    E) Alfred Bester
  8. Which crew member taught Commander Data to dance on the holodeck?
  9. In the final scene of Blade Runner what origami animal is made by Detective Gaff?
  10. Name the Mesklinite trading ship in Hal Clement’s Mission of Gravity.

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Posted in Ephemera November 25th, 2010 by Chip
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