Science fiction is no longer relegated to marginal communities on the fringes of popular culture. Instead, the last fifty years – and the last twenty in particular – have seen an increasing interest in science fiction in popular culture, to the point that science fiction as a genre is now a major part of cultural trends at all times.
With so many wonderful media to enjoy, it’s virtually impossible to know everything about every part of every Single sci-fi movie, but that’s what trivia is for. How many of them do you already know?
ten Which actor has Megatron voiced in Transformers?
Directed by Michael Bay and production by Steven Spielberg, 2007’s Transformers had all the makings of an exciting film and luckily those promises paid off. The end product was a delightfully fun movie about the Transformers toys that everyone has known and loved since childhood.
Many actors were delighted to have the chance to participate in a revival of Transformers, including the actor who voiced the famous Megatron: Hugo Weaving, who is also known for his roles in fantasy films like Elrond in The Lord of the Rings and action movies like Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger.
9 What is Ripley’s cat called in Alien?
On board the fictitious ship the USCSS Nostromo, the crew keeps a red-orange cat around. In theory, the cat is only there to control rodents – the official designation or the cat’s job on board the Nostromo – he does so much more.
He is also a companion for crew members, as well as a source of affection, entertainment, companionship and decompression. Although the cat’s name is Jones, Ripley tends to call it “Jonesy,” and these are the only two creatures that survive the Xenomorph attack and the destruction of the Nostromo.
8 Which real NASA probe does Mark Watney hack?
The Martian is not only one of the greatest films of the decade, but it is arguably one of the greatest films ever made, based on one of the greatest books ever written, by Andy Weir. In The Martian, Mark Watney interacts with several real pieces of existing technology, including a real NASA probe: Scout of Mars.
He even comments on the recognizable “Twin Peaks” (no, not those Twin peaks) when he takes Scout at its base and uses it to communicate with Earth in order to return home.
7 How did Christopher Nolan get 500 acres of corn?
Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film Interstellar received positive reviews for its story and for its visuals, especially the latter. Christopher Nolan worked a lot to make sets and props look as real and breathtaking as possible, and his huge cornfield was no exception.
Rather than using CGI or an existing cornfield, Christopher Nolan actually chose to plant five hundred acres of corn for the farm scenes in Interstellar. Not only that, but when the shoot on Interstellar was completed, he also had the corn harvested and sold at a profit.
6 What book is the Blade Runner movie based on?
The late author Philip K. Dick is synonymous with science fiction today, just as he was during his lifetime. He wrote some of the greatest science fiction books and short stories of his time, including The man of the high castle, “We can remember it for you wholesale”, and The minority report, which all later became famous movies (“We can remember it for you roughly” becoming total recall).
He also wrote Do androids dream of electric sheep ?, sometimes reprinted as Blade Runner: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep ?, because it was adapted to become the classic film Blade runner!
5 What were Snowpiercer protein blocks actually made of?
In Bong Joon-ho’s sci-fi thriller Snowdrops, the public finds that the lower classes at the back of the train get little or no food while the people at the front of the train eat well. For a while, the people in the back of the train were not given food or water; this lasts for a month, requiring them to cannibalize each other.
After that, the characters are given protein bars filled with gelatinized cockroaches. However, the real recipe was a bit more palatable: Bong Joon-ho said the protein block is made of seaweed, tangle, sugar, and gelatin, which actor Jamie Bell apparently hated, while that actor Tilda Swinton really loved her.
4 What was the name of Luke Skywalker’s childhood friend who died in the Battle of Yavin?
Luke Skywalker doesn’t grow up in royalty on a planet like Alderaan, like his twin sister, Leia Organa did. Instead, Luke Skywalker grows up as a moisture cultivator with his Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru on Tatooine. He has a lot of friends with whom he grows up, friends that he misses a lot at the beginning of Star Wars: A New Hope, and one of these friends is present at the battle of Yavin with Luc.
Tragically, he’s not just there. He also died in the Battle of Yavin. This friend was none other than Biggs Darklighter, another classic George Lucas name.
3 When does Metropolis take place?
The 1927 Fritz Lang film Metropolis is now considered one of the most influential films in sci-fi film canon, although it received mixed reviews when it first aired in the 1920s. Many loved the beauty and innovation of the movie ; many also found the plot stupid, confusing, or just plain bad.
While this is all up to personal opinion, a thrilling part of this movie is that it’s set in 2026. It must have seemed so far away when the movie came out, but now it’s only six years away.
2 Which famous sci-fi actors have appeared in Star Wars and Ex Machina?
Two close friends have appeared in several enjoyable sci-fi movies this decade. First appearance in the 2014s Ex Machina, then go play overall Star wars sequel trilogy – with both appearing in the 2015s Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, 2017 Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, and 2019 Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker – these two guys really have it all.
These two famous science fiction actors are none other than Domhnall Gleeson (Caleb in Ex Machina, General Hux in Star Wars) and Oscar Isaac (Nathan in Ex Machina, Poé Dameron in Star Wars).
1 What brand of beer does Jim Kirk drink in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home?
In arguably the best film of the Star Trek film franchise, Star Trek IV: The Journey Home, directed by actor Spock Leonard Nimoy, Captain Jim Kirk and the crew of the Business must go back in time to the second half of the 20th century.
While in 1986, Jim Kirk goes out to eat Dr. Gillian Taylor, and she orders a large pizza and a Michelob, which Jim Kirk also orders, following his example. However, he’s not particularly thrilled with how beer tastes once he’s actually gotten it. Not a glowing review for Michelob!
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