The Eerie Sci-Fi TV Shows Quiz

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About This Quiz

You might be a "Star Trek" fanatic or a dyed-in-the-wool "X-Files" fan, but does your knowledge span all of space and time? Find out with this quiz that covers more than two dozen different sci-fi TV series.

What was the first science fiction show to air regularly on U.S. television?

"Captain Video" appeared on the DuMont network from 1949 to 1955.

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Who was the captain of the USS Enterprise in the pilot episode of "Star Trek?"

Captain Pike helmed the Enterprise for one episode, but the character was dropped by the time the show was picked up by a network.

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What is notable about the starship Moya in "Farscape?"

Moya is a Leviathan, a living being. Moya's pilot, Pilot, controls the ship by interfacing and communicating with it.

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Why is Fox Mulder of "The X-Files" obsessed with extraterrestrials and alien abductions?

Fox's sister, Samantha, was abducted when Fox was about 12.

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In what 1983 miniseries did 50 massive alien motherships appear above the major cities of Earth?

The success of "V" led to a sequel and a short-lived weekly series.

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How are the characters Sarah Manning, Katja Obinger, Alison Hendrix and Cosima Niehaus connected on "Orphan Black?"

Tatiana Maslany plays the roles of all the clones (there are more than four), a brilliant acting achievement.

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Complete this line from "The Greatest American Hero" theme song: "Believe it or not, I'm…"

William Katt played a school teacher who finds an alien super suit that leaves him walkin' on air.

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In "Earth 2," what had the government group The Council been using planet G889 for many years before the colonists arrived?

G889 had been used as a prison world, which partly explains why The Council tries to stop the colonists from going there. The cancellation of "Earth 2" after one season left many questions unanswered.

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In "Quantum Leap," what is the name of the artificial intelligence that helps Sam and Al?

Ziggy provides detailed historical information to Sam and Al so Sam can make the correct changes and "fix" history.

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What is the name of the ship on "Firefly?"

The ship's name is Serenity, though it's a Firefly-class vessel.

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Where was the USS Voyager stranded in "Star Trek: Voyager?"

A strange energy wave shunts the Voyager into the Delta Quadrant, so far from Federation Space it will take them 75 years to travel home using regular warp travel.

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What dimension is, "a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind?"

"The Twilight Zone" originally ran from 1959 to 1964.

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What 1987 sci-fi series featured light effects that interacted with toys produced to accompany the show?

"Captain Power" was written by J. Michael Straczynski, who later created "Babylon 5."

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"Caprica" is a prequel for what 2004 series, which was itself a reboot of a 1980s series?

"Caprica" takes place before the destruction of the 12 Colonies in "Battlestar Galactica."

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What was the original function of the spaceship Red Dwarf?

Red Dwarf was owned by the Jupiter Mining Corporation before a radiation leak killed almost the entire crew.

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What show is about the adventures of a Time Lord?

The Doctor from "Dr. Who" is a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey.

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What did the survivors have to do every 108 minutes to prevent a catastrophe on "Lost"?

Entering the numbers into the computer inside the Swan was one of many appearances of the enigmatic number sequence.

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Which series featured a man named Number Six trapped in The Village?

The adventures of Number Six played out in the British series "The Prisoner."

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What decade is the lead character seemingly transported to in both versions of "Life on Mars?"

"Life on Mars" is set in the 1970s, although the true nature of what the protagonist is experiencing varies between the U.S. and British versions.

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What phrase did Gene Roddenberry use to describe the show when he originally pitched the first "Star Trek" series to network executives?

Roddenberry likened "Star Trek" to "Wagon Train," a show about a military supply wagon train constantly on the move.

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Where is the Control Voice about to take you when you hear the lines, "There is nothing wrong with your television set. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to..."

"The Outer Limits" was an anthology series that capitalized on the success of "The Twilight Zone."

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Which TV series based on a film franchise starred an actor from "Firefly" and an actor who would go on to star in "Game of Thrones?"

The "Terminator" TV series starred Summer Glau ("Firefly") and Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones").

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"The Incredible Hulk" starred Bill Bixby as Bruce Banner, who transformed into the Hulk when angry. Who portrayed the Hulk?

The hearing-impaired Ferrigno had success as a bodybuilder before enduring a lot of green make-up to become the Hulk.

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Why did "The Six Million Dollar Man" cost $6 million?

"We have the technology" to make Lee Majors "better, faster, stronger" with a pile of cash and some cybernetic hardware. Da na na na na na na.

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What was the setting of the British 70s series "Space: 1999?"

The characters in "Space: 1999" are stranded on their moonbase when the moon is hurled out of orbit, careening across space.

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What is the purpose of the space station Babylon 5?

The complex plots of "Babylon 5" sprung from the station's role as a center for diplomacy among multiple alien races.

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How many people (including, occasionally, computers) were in Roj Blake's group in his battle against the Terran Federation?

The name of the show was "Blake's 7."

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What cyberpunk character took his name from a sign he saw moments before he died and was recreated as a digital entity?

Although Max Headroom was a computer generated character, he was actually portrayed by actor Matt Frewer in makeup.

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What is the addictive soft drink in "Futurama?"

The "Futurama" characters eventually visit the Slurm factory on the planet Wurmulon. Don’t ask what it's made from.

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What was the name of the robot from "Lost in Space" famous for saying, "Danger, Will Robinson!"

The "Lost in Space" robot had the unoriginal name the Robot, though he appears similar to Robby the Robot from "Forbidden Planet." Both robotos were designed by art director Robert Kinoshita.

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