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The 1960s Sci-Fi Movie Quiz
by Staff
The first sci-fi film was made in 1902, but it would take more than 50 years for science fiction-loving audiences to find themselves in the Golden Age. From superhuman abilities to space exploration, show what you know about 1960s sci-fi cinema.

The miniaturized medical team only has six minutes left to perform life-saving brain surgery -- from inside the body, in which 1966 two-time Academy Award winner?

  • "Seconds"
  • "The Navy vs. the Night Monsters"
  • "Fantastic Voyage"

Which psychedelic sci-fi sex-romp is based on Jean-Claude Forest's comics?

  • "Barbarella"
  • "Charly"
  • "Voyage of the Planet of Prehistoric Women"

Which is not a remake of 1964's "The Last Man on Earth?"

  • "I am Legend"
  • "The Andromeda Strain"
  • "The Omega Man"

Which 1966 sci-fi thriller starring Rock Hudson used footage of an actual surgical makeover -- a nose operation -- leaving audiences (and crew) physically ill?

  • "Cyborg 2087"
  • "Seconds"
  • "The Face of Another"

Which movie takes us to the year 802,701, when the world is populated with the peaceful Eloi and the monstrous Morlocks?

  • "La Jetee"
  • "The Time Machine"
  • "The Slime People"

Which sequel to 1958's "The Fly" came first, "Curse of the Fly" or "Return of the Fly?"

  • "Curse of the Fly"
  • "Return of the Fly" was released in 1959, six years before 1965's "Curse of the Fly."

Which sci-fi daydream was named Best Rediscovery by the Boston Society of Film Critics in 2014?

  • "Je t’aime, je t’aime"
  • "La Jetée"
  • "La Poupée"

What is the name of the 1962 photo-roman, 28-minute short that became the inspiration for "12 Monkeys" and other time-travel films?

  • "La Jetée"
  • "The Man in the High Castle"
  • "The Milky Way"

Which science fiction-meets-detective movie opened the 1965 New York Film Festival?

  • "Fahrenheit 451"
  • "Alphaville"
  • "Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine"

True or false: The 1964 sci-fi retelling of the classic novel, "Robinson Crusoe," stars Adam West.

  • true
  • false

What was the British sci-fi/horror film "Quatermass and the Pit" titled in the U.S.?

  • "Quatermass and the Pit"
  • "Eyes Without a Face"
  • "Five Million Years to Earth"

What's the name of the sentient computer that gave us the line, "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that?"

  • "Colossus"
  • "Deep Thought"
  • "Hal 9000"

Which story about a race of radiation-proof super beings is based on H.L. Lawrence's novel, "The Children of Light?"

  • "The Damned"
  • "The Human Duplicators"
  • "The Monitors"

Who wins the climactic battle in 1962's "King Kong vs. Godzilla?"

  • Godzilla wins!
  • King Kong wins!
  • Godzilla and King Kong tie

Which film, adapted from the novel "The Midwich Cuckoos" by John Wyndham, features blond-haired children with glowing eyes?

  • "Captain Nemo and the Underwater City"
  • "Village of the Damned"
  • "Visit to a Small Planet"

Which 1964 sci-fi comedy includes a bomb-loving, mad scientist with an artificial arm and a German accent?

  • "Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"
  • Dr. Who and the Daleks
  • No Survivors, Please

Who produced, directed, co-wrote and starred in the 1963 original version of "The Nutty Professor," a parody of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?

  • Jerry Lewis
  • Sid Caesar
  • Mort Sahl

An electrical accident does what to Dexter, played by a young Kurt Russell, in 1969's "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes?"

  • fuses his brain with the computer
  • turns him into a robot
  • nothing

Which quote is not from 1968's "Planet of the Apes?"

  • I don't see how you could be amused by gorillas. I think they're dull.
  • You Maniacs! You blew it up!
  • Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

True or false: "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" stars Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre and singer Frankie Avalon.

  • true
  • false

Which Joseph Green-directed film is about a mad scientist who discovers how to keep human organs alive?

  • "The Amazing Transparent Man"
  • "The Brain That Wouldn't Die"
  • "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"

Released four months before the first moon landing, what late-60s film exploring a space emergency during the Apollo program stars Gregory Peck and Gene Hackman?

  • "Countdown"
  • "Marooned"
  • "Project X"

Which 1961 release could have been released three years earlier, but wasn't because of distribution problems?

  • "The Day the Earth Caught Fire"
  • "The Flight That Disappeared"
  • "The Most Dangerous Man Alive"

Although narrated, which sci-fi director gave us "The Beast of Yucca Flats," which doesn't have any dialogue?

  • Coleman Francis
  • Ed Wood
  • Jack Arnold

Which of Ishirō Honda's kaiju characters is the second most-popular from Toho Studios?

  • Godzilla
  • King Kong
  • Mothra

Which 1961 film based on the novels "Robur the Conqueror" and "Master of the World" by Jules Verne stars Vincent Prince and Charles Bronson?

  • "Master of the World"
  • "Robur the Conqueror"
  • "Stratofin"

What is 1964's "The First Men in the Moon" known for?

  • its special effects
  • its screenplay
  • its costumes

Which 1966 film has been mocked on Mystery Science Theater 3000 as one of the worst movies ever made?

  • "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians"
  • "Manos: The Hands of Fate"
  • "Monster a Go-Go!"

Which sci-fi movie with a beach-party feel starred a young Beau Bridges and an even younger Ron ("Ronny") Howard?

  • "Attack of the Puppet People"
  • "The Amazing Colossal Man"
  • "Village of the Giants"

Which song from the movie "Village of the Giants" did Quentin Tarantino use in the main title of his 2007 film "Death Proof?"

  • "Nothing Can Stand In My Way"
  • "Little Bitty Corrine"
  • "The Last Race"
  • Mork and Mindy
  • The Twilight Zone
  • The Addams Family
  • all of the above