Weekender Blastermind Quiz NOW WITH ANSWERS

Here it is. The quiz that got a pub full of sci-fi fans scratching their heads last weekend. How would you have fared?

The prize! The prize!

Friday night at the SFX Weekender was quiz night, and what a quiz it was. 26 teams competed against each other (we had to put a limit on numbers after 66 teams entered last year and made the thing damned near unmanageable) for top prizes which included a complete Character Options Doctor Who Pandorica set (normally you need to buy all six to construct the Pandorica) complete with audio CDs of classic Doctor Who stories. The top score was 74.5 points (you can see how all the teams did here ). Can you do any better without the lure of alcohol fugging up your grey matter?

Here’s your chance to find out.

We’ve already posted the Picture Quiz here , so remember to include that in your final score.

It’s a shame those who weren’t there won’t get to hear Ian Berriman’s stirring rendition of Round Two, Question Eight, but on the other hand you won’t have to suffer Dave G’s attempts at a female, New York accentm later in the same round. Oh, and Dave G read out Round Two, Question Nine incorrectly (he was still in stunned awe from Question Eight) so that was considered null and void – meaning there were only 14 points available for Round Two. So bear that in mind, when totting up your score.

ANSWERS ON PAGE SIX

Enough faffing – on with the quiz! (And don’t Google. It’s cheating and you’ll only be left with a sense of self loathing.)

ROUND ONE: General knowledge

1 Who wrote the music for Alien ?

2 Spell the name of the Superman villain whose name phonetically is Mister “mix e zpit lick” (yeah, we’ve had to adapt that one for the internet).

3 Which space ship was commanded by Dylan Hunt?

4 What time does the clock strike at the beginning of 1984?

5 What was the name of the golden retriever in Pushing Daisies ?

6 What place name appears in War And Peace , 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country ?

7 Which Doctor Who was the first to use the sonic screwdriver?

8 Where would you find Frigia, Coralia, The Land of the Lion Men, The Magnetic Mountain, Tropica and The Fire Lands?

9 Who wrote the Rigante series of fantasy novels?

10 Which band’s greatest hits include Lapti Nek and Jedi Rocks?

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Round Two: Movie Last Lines

Simply identify the movie

1 “And at that moment, as if by a miracle, the sick no longer died, and the stifling shadow of the vampire vanished with the morning sun.”

2 “THE MEDIATOR BETWEEN HEAD AND HANDS MUST BE THE HEART!”

3 "There’s no place like home.”

4 "Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you."

5 "They're here already. YOU'RE NEXT!"

6 "We once laughed at the horseless carriage, the aeroplane, the telephone, the electric light, vitamins, radio, and even television! And now some of us laugh at outer space. God help us... in the future."

7 "No, sir! Don’t thank me, Warden. We’re all part of the same team. Good night."

8 "You finally really did it. You maniacs! You blew it up! God damn you! God damn you all to hell!"

9 "I was cured all right."

10 "Out there. That-a-way."

11 "I'm a New York City girl. It's a little too quiet around here for me."

12 "Good afternoon, Mr. President. Sorry I've been away so long. I won't let you down again."

13 "One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires."

14 "Hail to the king, baby."

15 "I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you."

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Round Three: Last Episodes

Identify the TV show from its final episode. We aren’t including subsequent TV movies, resurrections, remakes, etc. And we aren’t bothered about “Part II”, or “Part III” or whatever, just the name.

1 Blake

2 Chosen

3 The End

4 Fall Out

5 Me Without You

6 Kerplunk

7 Not Fade Away

8 All Good Things…

9 What You Leave Behind

10 Sleeping In Light

11 Unending

12 The Time Of The Wolf

13 Full Circle

14 Daybreak

15 The Truth

16 The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome

17 Bad Timing

18 Turnabout Intruder

19 Endgame

20 Give Or Take A Million

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Round Four: Acronyms

What do the following acronyms stand for? You get a point each for every word you get correct. So, for example there are six points available for the first question, but only four for question three. (On the night we were especially generous and said that you needn’t even get the word in the correct place within the acronym, eg, if one of the Ts in the first questions stands for Toilet, but you thought it was the first T and not the last, then we still awarded the point).

1 TOMTIT (from Doctor Who )
2 BIG RAT (From JOE 90 )
3 NERD (from Splice )
4 SHADO (from UFO )
5 SHIELD (from Marvel Comics, and we specifically want the original acronym, not what it was later changed to)

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Round Five: More General Knowledge

1 Remy Zero perform the theme tune to which show?

2 X5-452, X5-494 and X5-743 would be found in which TV show?

3 Who had a severely bad reaction to the song “Early One Morning”?

4 What was the full name of Romana in Doctor Who ? And can you spell it correctly? (half point for getting near the name, full point for correct spelling)

5 In a series of books by which author is George Formby the president of the republic of England?

6 Which member of The Fantastic Four was killed off in issue 587 last month?

7 In Back To The Future , what's the name of Dr Brown’s dog in 1955?

8 Proteus IV is a supercomputer from which movie?

9 How long do replicants live?

10 Who is the favourite composer of Alex, the anti-hero in A Clockwork Orange ?

Answers on the next page

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Answers

Round One

1 Who wrote the music for Alien ?
Jerry Goldsmith

2 Spell the name of the Superman villain whose name phonetically is Mister “mix e zpit lick”
Mxyzptlk

3 Which space ship was commanded by Dylan Hunt?
The Andromeda Ascendant (we’ll give you Andromeda but you can feel extra geeky if you knew the full thing)

4 What time does the clock strike at the beginning of Nineteen Eighty-Four ?
13

5 What was the name of the golden retriever in Pushing Daises ?
Digby

6 What place name appears in War And Peace , 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country ?
Rura Penthe

7 Which Doctor Who was the first to use the Sonic Screwdriver?
The second/Patrick Troughton

8 Where would you find Frigia, Coralia, The Land of the Lion Men, The Magnetic Mountain, Tropica and The Fire Lands
Mongo

9 Who wrote the Rigante series of fantasy novels?
David Gemmell

10 Which band’s greatest hits include Lapti Nek and Jedi Rocks?
The Max Rebo Band

Round Two

1 "And at that moment, as if by a miracle, the sick no longer died, and the stifling shadow of the vampire vanished with the morning sun."
Nosferatu

2 "THE MEDIATOR BETWEEN HEAD AND HANDS MUST BE THE HEART!"
Metropolis

3 "There’s no place like home.”
The Wizard Of Oz

4 "Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you."
The Day The Earth Stood Still

5 "They're here already. YOU'RE NEXT!"
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

6 "We once laughed at the horseless carriage, the aeroplane, the telephone, the electric light, vitamins, radio, and even television! And now some of us laugh at outer space. God help us... in the future."
Plan 9 From Outer Space

7 "No, sir! Don’t thank me, Warden. We’re all part of the same team. Good night."
Superman The Movie

8 "You finally really did it. You maniacs! You blew it up! God damn you! God damn you all to hell!"
Planet Of The Apes

9 "I was cured all right."
A Clockwork Orange

10 "Out there. That-a-way."
Star Trek The Motion Picture

11 "I'm a New York City girl. It's a little too quiet around here for me."
Flash Gordon

12 "Good afternoon, Mr. President. Sorry I've been away so long. I won't let you down again."
Superman II

13 "One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires."
The Lost Boys

14 "Hail to the king, baby."
Army Of Darkness

15 "I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you."
The Matrix

Round Three

1 Blake
Blake’s Seven

2 Chosen
Buffy The Vampire Slayer

3 The End
Lost

4 Fall Out
The Prisoner

5 Me Without You
Medium

6 Kerplunk
Pushing Daisies

7 Not Fade Away
Angel

8 All Good Things…
Star Trek: The Next Generation

9 What You Leave Behind
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

10 Sleeping In Light
Babylon 5

11 Unending
Stargate SG-1

12 The Time Of The Wolf
Robin Of Sherwood

13 Full Circle
Hercules The Legendary Journeys

14 Daybreak
Battlestar Galactica

15 The Truth
The X-Files

16 The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome
The Middleman

17 Bad Timing
Farscape

18 Turnabout Intruder
Star Trek

19 Endgame
Star Trek: Voyager

20 Give Or Take A Million
Thunderbirds

Round Four

1 TOMTIT – Transmission Of Matter Through Interstitial Time
2 BIG RAT - Brain Impulse Galvanoscope Record And Transfer
3 NERD - Nucleic Exchange Research and Development
4 SHADO - Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization
5 SHIELD - originally Supreme Headquarters, International Espionage, Law Enforcement Division

Round Five

11 Remy Zero perform the theme tune to which show?
Smallville

12 X5-452, X5-494 and X5-743 would be found in which TV show?
Dark Angel

13 Who had a severely bad reaction to the song “Early One Morning”?
Spike in Buffy

14 What was the full name of Romana in Doctor Who ? And can you spell it correctly?

Romanadvoratrelundar

15 In series of books by which author is George Formby the president of the republic of England?
Jasper Fforde

16 Which member of The Fantastic Four was killed off in issue 587 last month?
The Human Torch

17 In Back To The Future , what the name of Dr Brown’s dog in 1955?
Copernicus

18 Proteus IV is a supercomputer from which movie?
Demon Seed

19 How long do replicants live?
Four years

20 Who is the favourite composer of Alex, the anti-hero in A Clockwork Orange ?
Beethoven