Hollywood's over-the-top effects are often far-fetched and unbelievable. How much do you know about impossible movie technology? Test your knowledge of ridiculous fictional science by taking this quiz.
In many movies, what important feature hides spaceships in plain sight?
In "Star Trek," which devices allow people to disappear and rematerialize elsewhere?
What is probably the most critical (and unlikely) capability of many space-faring sci-fi ships?
Which tool does Doctor Who use to fix just about everything?
In the "Austin Powers" film series, cryogenics technology is used to preserve what?
In "The Fifth Element" which vehicles dominant the urban landscape?
In "Star Wars," which direction are the Millennium Falcon's engines facing when it docks?
In "Terminator" which characters travel through time and hunt down prey?
Which hovering machines were often used for travel on Endor in "Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi"?
Imperial troop transport
In "The Matrix," human bodies are used for what?
The laser-spewing drones in "Prometheus" perform what task?
"Star Wars" and "Star Trek" ships use what to ward off attacks?
What's the name of Tony Stark's (Iron Man's) computer that features advanced artificial intelligence?
The Portable Automated Somnacin IntraVenous device uploads dreams to people's minds in which film?
The neuralyzer in "Men in Black" does what important task?
erases short-term memory
implants false memories
causes total amnesia
Time travel might be possible but may require how much power?
All the power in the solar system.
All the power of the sun.
All the power on Earth.
In "The Matrix" characters have a wide-open "headjack" data port that receives a data probe in spite of which obvious problem?
It is made of metal.
It is susceptible to germs.
It's an old USB 2.0 connection.
In "Elysium" the med-bays accomplish which amazing feat?
They can predict a person's future illnesses.
They make a person younger.
They heal every ailment.
What does the Mr. Fusion in "Back to the Future" accomplish?
It produces gigawatts of power.
It fires a death ray.
It sends messages through time.
Just about all space warriors carry this kind of sidearm.
What sort of ship might allow people to colonize the galaxy?
the Enterprise from "Star Trek"
In "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," the electronic thumb lets you do what?
jab your enemy's eye
instantly grow a garden
summon a ride from a spaceship
What are the trademark weapons of "Star Wars" Jedi knights?
What is special about Marty McFly's shoes in "Back to the Future"?
They tie themselves.
They help him levitate.
They sync with the time machine.
In the movie "Transcendence" researchers do what with Johnny Depp's mind?
transfer it to a recently deceased person's body
upload it to a computer
Which device ends arguments in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"?
an instruction manual
a point-of-view gun
a laser blaster
In "X-Men" Professor X uses a Cerebro machine to accomplish which hard-to-believe task?
sort humans from mutants
Tom Cruise uses complicated gestures to control computers in which sci-fi movie?
Marty McFly uses which gadget to zip around in "Back to the Future Part II"?
Iron Man relies mostly on which device to fight his foes?