This week’s SFX quiz is explosive. Can you identify the mushroom clouds?
Below are 10 nuclear explosions from science fiction films and TV shows. All you have to do is identify the movie or programme to earn your SFX virtual rewards (ie, there are no prizes – Blastermind is all about the glory). There’s been a bit of judicious Photoshopping on a couple to remove too obvious clues, but we reckon that a couple of them will really have you scratching your head.
We’ll give you this tip for nothing: a lot of films that you’d think should be in this list probably aren’t, because they used stock footage which would have made identifying them near impossible. Oh, and one of them, strictly speaking, is more of a pretend nuclear explosion than an actual one, but that it looks good enough for us.
Usual request: please don’t post answers in the comments section below (though you can use it to boast or moan about the ones you can’t get) but you may find this thread on on the SFX forum useful.
Answers are now in hightlightable invisible text beneath each image
Godzilla (Emmerich version)
Doctor Who “Turn Left”
Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines
Atlantis The Lost Empire
Indiana Jones And The Kingdon Of The Crystal Skull
The Iron Giant
Okay, this is the one we cheated on: 2012
The Dead Zone (TV series)