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  • 1. 

    What was the name of the sub in "Voyage to the Bottom of The Sea"?

    • A.

      Seaview

    • B.

      Sqaull

    • C.

      Seatech

    • D.

      Golan

    Correct Answer
    A. Seaview
    Explanation
    In the TV show "Voyage to the Bottom of The Sea," the name of the submarine is Seaview.

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  • 2. 

    Which movie contains the tagline "Love means never having to say you're ugly"?

    • A.

      The Abominable Dr. Phibes

    • B.

      The Watcher

    • C.

      The Ugly

    • D.

      Alligator

    Correct Answer
    A. The Abominable Dr. Phibes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Abominable Dr. Phibes. This movie contains the tagline "Love means never having to say you're ugly." The tagline suggests that true love transcends physical appearance and that it is not necessary to express negative judgments about one's partner's looks.

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  • 3. 

    In what film did Dolph Lundgren fight an alien drug dealer?

    • A.

      Army Of One

    • B.

      The Punisher

    • C.

      I Come In Peace

    • D.

      Universal Soldier

    Correct Answer
    C. I Come In Peace
    Explanation
    In the film "I Come In Peace," Dolph Lundgren fights an alien drug dealer. The movie revolves around a tough cop who teams up with an FBI agent to take down an extraterrestrial drug dealer who is killing people and harvesting endorphins from their brains. Dolph Lundgren's character is determined to stop this alien threat and protect humanity from the dangerous drug trade.

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  • 4. 

    What type of wood is Harry Potter's wand made from?

    • A.

      Maple

    • B.

      Holly

    • C.

      Oak

    • D.

      Birch

    Correct Answer
    B. Holly
    Explanation
    Holly is the correct answer because in the Harry Potter series, it is mentioned that Harry's wand is made from holly wood. The choice of holly wood for his wand is significant as holly is associated with protection and warding off evil, which aligns with Harry's role as the chosen one and his battle against Lord Voldemort. Additionally, holly wood is known for its strength and durability, making it a suitable material for a wand.

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  • 5. 

    The movie, "A.I." is closely related to what classic story?

    • A.

      E.T.

    • B.

      Pinocchio

    • C.

      The Prince And The Pauper

    • D.

      Jack And The Beanstalk

    Correct Answer
    B. Pinocchio
    Explanation
    The movie "A.I." is closely related to the classic story of Pinocchio. In both the movie and the story, the main character is an artificial being who longs to become a real boy. They both explore themes of identity, humanity, and the desire for acceptance and love. The movie draws inspiration from Pinocchio's journey of self-discovery and transformation, making it closely related to the classic story.

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  • 6. 

    In which 2001 movie did Sam Robards play the character, Henry Swinton?

    • A.

      Evolution

    • B.

      The Time Machine

    • C.

      Unbreakable

    • D.

      Artificial Intelligence: AI

    Correct Answer
    D. Artificial Intelligence: AI
    Explanation
    Sam Robards played the character Henry Swinton in the 2001 movie "Artificial Intelligence: AI".

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  • 7. 

    In "Independence Day" what does the U.S. use to first communicate with the aliens?

    • A.

      Lights

    • B.

      Pictures

    • C.

      Flags

    • D.

      Music

    Correct Answer
    A. Lights
    Explanation
    In the movie "Independence Day," the U.S. uses lights to first communicate with the aliens. This is shown when the character David Levinson, played by Jeff Goldblum, figures out that the aliens are using a form of binary code to communicate, and he uses a series of lights to transmit a message back to them. The lights serve as a visual language that the aliens understand, initiating the first contact between humans and extraterrestrial beings.

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  • 8. 

    What was the first major motion picture to be shot completely on digital HD video?

    • A.

      Star Wars Episode II: The Attack of the Clones

    • B.

      Men In Black II

    • C.

      Signs

    • D.

      Spider-Man

    Correct Answer
    A. Star Wars Episode II: The Attack of the Clones
    Explanation
    Star Wars Episode II: The Attack of the Clones was the first major motion picture to be shot completely on digital HD video. This means that the entire film was recorded using digital cameras instead of traditional film cameras. This was a significant milestone in the film industry as it marked the beginning of a shift towards digital filmmaking, which has since become the norm.

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  • 9. 

    What 1999 movie included the characters named Andrew Martin and Sir (Richard Martin)?

    • A.

      Sliding Doors

    • B.

      Renaissance Man

    • C.

      The House Of The Spirits

    • D.

      Bicentennial Man

    Correct Answer
    D. Bicentennial Man
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bicentennial Man. This 1999 movie includes characters named Andrew Martin and Sir (Richard Martin). The film tells the story of a robot named Andrew who strives to become more human-like and seeks to be recognized as a person by society. The character Sir (Richard Martin) is Andrew's owner and plays a significant role in his journey towards self-discovery and acceptance.

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  • 10. 

    What film starring Sean Pertwee as Smith was released in 1997?

    • A.

      Rat Race

    • B.

      Blow

    • C.

      Slackers

    • D.

      Event Horizon

    Correct Answer
    D. Event Horizon
    Explanation
    In 1997, the film "Event Horizon" was released, starring Sean Pertwee as Smith.

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  • 11. 

    What 1999 movie included the characters named Kiri Vinokur and Gas?

    • A.

      Animal House

    • B.

      Playing By Heart

    • C.

      O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    • D.

      Existenz

    Correct Answer
    D. Existenz
    Explanation
    The 1999 movie "Existenz" included the characters named Kiri Vinokur and Gas.

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  • 12. 

    What 1997 movie included the characters named Vincent Freeman and Geneticist?

    • A.

      End Of Days

    • B.

      Last Action Hero

    • C.

      It Could Happen To You

    • D.

      Gattaca

    Correct Answer
    D. Gattaca
    Explanation
    Gattaca is the correct answer because it is a 1997 movie that features characters named Vincent Freeman and Geneticist. The film is set in a future society where genetic engineering is used to create perfect individuals, and Vincent, who is not genetically engineered, assumes the identity of a genetically superior person to achieve his dreams of space travel. The geneticist plays a significant role in the story as Vincent seeks his help to deceive the system and achieve his goals.

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  • 13. 

    In what film did Kevin McCarthy play Victor Scrimshaw?

    • A.

      Richard III

    • B.

      Innerspace

    • C.

      To Die For

    • D.

      1492: Conquest Of Paradise

    Correct Answer
    B. Innerspace
    Explanation
    Kevin McCarthy played the character Victor Scrimshaw in the film "Innerspace". This 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante follows the story of a test pilot who is miniaturized and injected into the body of another man. McCarthy's portrayal of Scrimshaw is memorable in this film.

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  • 14. 

    What film starring Henry Rollins as Spider was released in 1995?

    • A.

      Johnny Mnemonic

    • B.

      Immortal Beloved

    • C.

      The Man In The Moon

    • D.

      The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Correct Answer
    A. Johnny Mnemonic
    Explanation
    In 1995, the film "Johnny Mnemonic" was released, which starred Henry Rollins as Spider.

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  • 15. 

    What film starring David Patrick Kelly as Howie was released in 2001?

    • A.

      Memento

    • B.

      K-Pax

    • C.

      Oscar

    • D.

      The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

    Correct Answer
    B. K-Pax
    Explanation
    K-Pax is the correct answer because it is the only film listed that was released in 2001. Additionally, David Patrick Kelly portrayed the character named Howie in this film.

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  • 16. 

    In what film did Grant Cramer play Mike Tobacco?

    • A.

      Primary Colors

    • B.

      Killer Klowns From Outer Space

    • C.

      A Beautiful Mind

    • D.

      Captain Corelli's Mandolin

    Correct Answer
    B. Killer Klowns From Outer Space
    Explanation
    Grant Cramer played the character Mike Tobacco in the film "Killer Klowns From Outer Space".

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  • 17. 

    How many of Arthur C. Clarke's "Odyssey" books had been made into movies by the end of the 1980s?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      One

    • D.

      Two

    Correct Answer
    D. Two
    Explanation
    By the end of the 1980s, two of Arthur C. Clarke's "Odyssey" books had been made into movies. The question is asking about the number of books from the series that were adapted into films.

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  • 18. 

    Who did the FX for David Cronenberg's "The Fly" (1986)?

    • A.

      Rob Bottin

    • B.

      Dick Smith

    • C.

      Chris Walas

    • D.

      Tom Savini

    Correct Answer
    C. Chris Walas
    Explanation
    Chris Walas did the FX for David Cronenberg's "The Fly" (1986).

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  • 19. 

    What was the food item mentioned in all of the "Alien" movies?

    • A.

      Donuts

    • B.

      Cornbread

    • C.

      Spaghetti

    • D.

      Oatmeal

    Correct Answer
    B. Cornbread
    Explanation
    In all of the "Alien" movies, the food item mentioned was cornbread.

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  • 20. 

    Who was the producer of "Galaxy Express 999"?

    • A.

      Ayoto Yamaguchi

    • B.

      Leji Matsumo

    • C.

      Izo Hashimoto

    • D.

      Iriya Takaiwa

    Correct Answer
    B. Leji Matsumo
    Explanation
    Leji Matsumo was the producer of "Galaxy Express 999".

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  • 21. 

    Who wrote the first three Alien(s) books?

    • A.

      Scott Irvin

    • B.

      Alan Dean Foster

    • C.

      A.C. Crispin

    • D.

      Dan O'Bannon

    Correct Answer
    B. Alan Dean Foster
    Explanation
    Alan Dean Foster is the correct answer because he is a well-known author who wrote the first three books in the Alien series. He is known for his science fiction and fantasy novels, and his contributions to the Alien franchise include "Alien," "Aliens," and "Alien 3." Foster's writing style and ability to capture the essence of the Alien universe make him the perfect choice for continuing the story in book form.

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  • 22. 

    Who are the Daleks?

    • A.

      Evil Mutant Race In Dr. Who

    • B.

      Wealthy Family In Argentina

    • C.

      Tibetan Priests

    • D.

      Star Trek Creatures

    Correct Answer
    A. Evil Mutant Race In Dr. Who
    Explanation
    The Daleks are an evil mutant race in the TV show "Dr. Who". They are one of the Doctor's most iconic and recurring enemies. The Daleks are known for their distinctive appearance, with their robotic bodies and a single eye on a stalk. They are driven by a desire to exterminate all other life forms and are considered one of the most dangerous and ruthless species in the Doctor Who universe.

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  • 23. 

    In "Lost In Space", what was the abandoned ship occupied by giant spiders called?

    • A.

      Jupiter

    • B.

      Enterprise

    • C.

      Proteus

    • D.

      Prometheus

    Correct Answer
    C. Proteus
    Explanation
    In the TV show "Lost in Space," the abandoned ship occupied by giant spiders was called Proteus.

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  • 24. 

    In "Contact", what causes the first machine to be destroyed?

    • A.

      Electrical Failure

    • B.

      A Suicide Bomber

    • C.

      Meteor Shower

    • D.

      Miscalculation

    Correct Answer
    B. A Suicide Bomber
    Explanation
    In the movie "Contact," the first machine is destroyed by a suicide bomber. This means that an individual intentionally detonated explosives with the intention of causing harm and destruction. This act of terrorism resulted in the destruction of the machine, potentially as a way to sabotage the mission or prevent further exploration and contact with extraterrestrial beings.

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  • 25. 

    What is the Sub-title of the first "X-Files" movie?

    • A.

      Deny Everything

    • B.

      Fight The Future

    • C.

      Believe The Lie

    • D.

      The Truth Is Out There

    Correct Answer
    B. Fight The Future
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Fight The Future." This is the subtitle of the first "X-Files" movie. It suggests that the movie will involve a struggle or conflict related to the future, which aligns with the overall theme of the series.

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  • 26. 

    What was the first movie to use 2D computer-generated imagery?

    • A.

      Westworld

    • B.

      The Last Starfighter

    • C.

      Futureworld

    • D.

      Tron

    Correct Answer
    A. Westworld
    Explanation
    Westworld is considered the first movie to use 2D computer-generated imagery. Released in 1973, it featured a brief 2D computer-generated hand image created by computer scientist Ed Catmull, who later co-founded Pixar. This groundbreaking use of computer-generated imagery paved the way for the future of visual effects in movies. The Last Starfighter, Futureworld, and Tron are also notable for their contributions to the use of computer-generated imagery in film, but Westworld holds the distinction of being the first.

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  • 27. 

    What root vegetable was in the asteroid belt in "The Empire Strikes Back"?

    • A.

      Potato

    • B.

      Onion

    • C.

      Rutabaga

    • D.

      Turnip

    Correct Answer
    A. Potato
    Explanation
    In "The Empire Strikes Back," there is a scene where the Millennium Falcon is hiding in an asteroid belt. While navigating through the asteroids, one of them is shown to be a giant potato. This is a humorous and unexpected element in the movie, adding to the fantastical nature of the Star Wars universe. Therefore, the correct answer is Potato.

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  • 28. 

    Which film was the first to heavily utilize a motion control camera?

    • A.

      The Lord Of The Rings

    • B.

      Meteor

    • C.

      Wizards

    • D.

      Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

    Correct Answer
    D. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
    Explanation
    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was the first film to heavily utilize a motion control camera. This technique allowed for precise and repeatable camera movements, which was groundbreaking at the time. The use of motion control cameras in Star Wars revolutionized the film industry and paved the way for advanced visual effects in future films.

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  • 29. 

    In what film did Bob Hoskins play Spoor?

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      The Vanishing

    • C.

      The Fifth Element

    • D.

      Hope Floats

    Correct Answer
    A. Brazil
    Explanation
    Bob Hoskins played the character of Spoor in the film "Brazil".

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  • 30. 

    Which of these movies tells the story of an innocent young man who discovers a dark underworld?

    • A.

      The Color Of Money

    • B.

      Blue Velvet

    • C.

      The Natural

    • D.

      Cat People

    Correct Answer
    B. Blue Velvet
    Explanation
    "Blue Velvet" tells the story of an innocent young man who stumbles upon a dark underworld when he discovers a severed ear in a field. The film explores themes of voyeurism, corruption, and the hidden darkness that exists beneath the surface of seemingly idyllic suburban life. The protagonist's curiosity leads him down a dangerous path as he becomes entangled with a sadistic nightclub singer and a psychopathic criminal. Through its surreal and disturbing imagery, "Blue Velvet" exposes the seedy underbelly of society and the consequences of delving too deep into the unknown.

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  • 31. 

    Who appeared but is uncredited in the film, "Deep Impact"?

    • A.

      Robert Patrick

    • B.

      James E. Ash

    • C.

      Kevin Chapman

    • D.

      Kevin Daniels

    Correct Answer
    B. James E. Ash
    Explanation
    James E. Ash appeared in the film "Deep Impact" but was not credited for his role.

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  • 32. 

    Who played the Doctor in the 1996 television movie "Dr. Who"?

    • A.

      Roddy McDowall

    • B.

      Jeremy Piven

    • C.

      Ilan Mitchell-Smith

    • D.

      Paul McGann

    Correct Answer
    D. Paul McGann
    Explanation
    Paul McGann played the Doctor in the 1996 television movie "Dr. Who". This can be inferred from the fact that the question asks for the actor who played the Doctor in that specific movie, and Paul McGann is listed as one of the options.

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  • 33. 

    Which actress appeared in both "The Doom Generation" and "Bio-Dome"?

    • A.

      Ilan Mitchell-Smith

    • B.

      Brittney Powell

    • C.

      Rose McGowan

    • D.

      Rosie Perez

    Correct Answer
    C. Rose McGowan
    Explanation
    Rose McGowan is the correct answer because she is the only actress listed who appeared in both "The Doom Generation" and "Bio-Dome". Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Brittney Powell, and Rosie Perez did not appear in either of these movies.

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  • 34. 

    Who didn't appear in the film "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea"?

    • A.

      Joan Fontaine

    • B.

      Walter Pidgeon

    • C.

      Richard Basehart

    • D.

      Barbara Eden

    Correct Answer
    C. Richard Basehart
    Explanation
    Richard Basehart did not appear in the film "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea." This can be inferred from the fact that the other three options (Joan Fontaine, Walter Pidgeon, and Barbara Eden) are all known for their roles in the film, while Richard Basehart is not mentioned in relation to it.

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  • 35. 

    Which author wrote the graphic novel that is the basis for "V for Vendetta"?

    • A.

      Frank Miller

    • B.

      Alan Moore

    • C.

      Max Allan Collins

    • D.

      Art Spiegelman

    Correct Answer
    B. Alan Moore
    Explanation
    Alan Moore is the correct answer because he is the author of the graphic novel that served as the basis for "V for Vendetta." Alan Moore is a renowned British comic book writer, known for his dark and complex storytelling. His work on "V for Vendetta" explores themes of totalitarianism, anarchy, and personal freedom, making it a critically acclaimed and influential graphic novel.

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  • 36. 

    In the film "Serenity", who is "a leaf on the wind"?

    • A.

      Mal

    • B.

      Inara

    • C.

      Wash

    • D.

      Simon

    Correct Answer
    C. Wash
    Explanation
    In the film "Serenity," the character "a leaf on the wind" refers to Wash. This phrase is a metaphorical representation of Wash's character and his ability to navigate through difficult situations with grace and agility. It is derived from Wash's love for piloting the spaceship, where he displays exceptional skills and a carefree attitude, much like a leaf floating on the wind.

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  • 37. 

    In the film "Serenity", who points out the man who is about to be a "hero"?

    • A.

      Wash

    • B.

      Jayne

    • C.

      River

    • D.

      Zoe

    Correct Answer
    C. River
    Explanation
    In the film "Serenity," River points out the man who is about to be a "hero."

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