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Trivia Thursday

  1. Dr. Charles A. Forbin was the chief designer of a secret highly-advanced computer called what?
  2. The “Ultimate Computer” in the original Star Trek episode of that title was:
    A) V’Ger
    B) Excalibur
    C) Noah
    D) M5
    E) Daystrom 9
  3. In addition to his famous robots, Isaac Asimov also had a UNIVAC-like computer which showed up in many of his stories, including “Franchise,” “Jokester,” “The Last Question,” and “Point of View.” What was the computer called?
  4. What computer was designed to provide the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything?
  5. In Iain M. Banks’ “Culture” novels, starships, planets and orbitals have their own self-conscious, hyperintelligent machines which are known as what?
  6. GWB-666 (an acronym for Great Western Beast 666), is the central computer of what secret society?
  7. Which of these is NOT a computer from one of Roger Zelazny’s stories?
    A) Frost
    B) Maxine
    C) Shalmaneser
    D) Ghostwheel
    E) Loki 7281
  8. What cartoon character’s job was being the digital index operator for the computer Referential Universal Digital Indexer (RUDI)?
  9. In this 1983 film, the computer WOPR almost starts a global thermonuclear war before playing tic-tac-toe against itself convinces it that war is pointless.
  10. The computer system on the planet Gallifrey which acts as the repository of the combined knowledge of the Time Lords is:
    A) The Master
    B) Rassilon
    C) The Matrix
    D) Shayde
    E) Pandora

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Posted in Ephemera April 14th, 2011 by Chip
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