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Trivia Thursday

  1. This movie was unfortunately released soon after Dr. Strangelove, but where Strangelove was humorous in a macabre sort of way, this movie was deadly serious, starring Henry Fonda in a believable role as an American President up against the wall.
  2. What author is responsible for the term “cyberpunk?”
  3. What does the “R” stand for in “R. Daneel Olivaw?”
  4. Madeleine L’Engle’s 1962 young adult novel involves Meg and Charles Wallace Murray, along with Calvin, Meg’s classmate, who become involved in an attempt to find Dr. Murray, a brilliant scientist who has mysteriously disappeared. Name it.
  5. What was the “Red Dwarf” on the TV show of the same name?
  6. What is the name of the all-powerful computer network of the future in the Terminator movies?
  7. Who wrote Sargasso of Space?
  8. The planet Dune orbits around what star?
  9. Name the movie to which the 1977 hit Close Encounters of the Third Kind lost the Oscar for Visual Effects.
  10. In this Larry Niven novel, an exploration team consisting of an exotic mix of humans and aliens investigates a huge artifact occupying a planetary orbit around a sun. A novel of imaginary tourism; its real hero is the artifact. Name this novel!

(Answers below the fold)

  1. Fail Safe
  2. The word was almost certainly coined by Bruce Bethke in his story “Cyberpunk” (1983)
  3. Robot
  4. A Wrinkle In Time
  5. The Red Dwarf was a mining ship (spaceship).
  6. Skynet
  7. Andre Norton
  8. Canopus
  9. Star Wars
  10. Ringworld
Posted in Ephemera May 27th, 2010 by Chip
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