BLASTERMIND Prequel Opportunties

And with one of the most eagerly-awaited movie prequels of all time hitting the cinemas this weekend – Prometheus – what better time to have a Blastermind devoted to films and shows that came after but were set before (if you get our drift – it’s a genre that feels like it needs a whole new set of grammar rules of its own).

So, can you identify the 15 prequels below? We reckon they’re a mix of the super-easy and the super difficult. And one is a real trick question…

Usual request: please don’t put answers in the comments section below (though feel free to use it to boast/bemoan how well/badly you’re doing) but the folks on this thread are quite happy for you to post and discuss answers if you follow the golden rule of only posting answers in invisible text (if you don’t know how ask somebody there – they’re very friendly).

This week’s quiz compiled by Carl Anka

Answers on the next page…

Answers on the next page…

Alien Vs Predator 2

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom


Dead Space Downfall

Dominion: Prequel To The Exorcist

Ginger Snaps Back

Paranormal Activity 3

Slam City (flash animation prequel to Pitch Black )


Star Wars Episode Nooooooooooooooooooooooo: Revenge Of The Sith

The Hobbit

The Second Renaissance (prequel to The Matrix from Animatrix )

The Thing

Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans

X-Men: First Class

Dave Golder
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Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.