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Trivia Thursday

  1. What was the title of George Lucas’ first feature-length SF movie?
  2. In the marvelously cheesy Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, where did Buck find a new home?
    A) New York
    B) New Chicago
    C) New Orleans
    D) New Philadelphia
    E) New Denver
  3. Reed Richards is the alter ego of what superhero?
  4. What classic SF novel is divided into three sections, titled “Fiat Lux,” “Fiat Homo,” and “Fiat Voluntus Tua?”
  5. Crysknives are made from the teeth of these enormous beasts.
  6. John W. Campbell, Jr.’s novella Who Goes There? inspired two movies. What were their titles?
  7. In Carl Sagan’s novel, what is the name of the project which finally makes “Contact?”
  8. What story title did Joan Vinge borrow from Hans Christian Andersen?
  9. WestWorld, along with MedievalWorld and RomanWorld, make up the robotic amusement park called what?
  10. In this 1959 B-movie, Eros and Tanna, representatives of a highly advanced alien culture, are determined to destroy Earth before our scientists discover a bomb which will explode sunlight.

(Answers below the fold)

  1. THX 1138
  2. B) New Chicago
  3. Mr. Fantastic
  4. A Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  5. Sandworms (Dune)
  6. The Thing from Another World (1951) and The Thing (1982). There’s also a prequel to the 1982 movie due out this year, also titled The Thing.
  7. Project Argus picks up signals coming from the direction of Vega.
  8. Tin Soldier
  9. Delos
  10. Plan 9 from Outer Space
Posted in Ephemera February 17th, 2011 by Chip
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  1. No. 8 And The Snow Queen too, surely?

    Comment by Ian Sales — February 17, 2011 @ 7:51 am

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