The Impossible Movie Technology Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • solar panels
  • shields
  • cloaking device

In "Star Trek," which devices allow people to disappear and rematerialize elsewhere?

  • replicators
  • tricorders
  • teleporters

What is probably the most critical (and unlikely) capability of many space-faring sci-fi ships?

  • tractor beam
  • faster-than-light speeds
  • replicators

Which tool does Doctor Who use to fix just about everything?

  • sonic screwdriver
  • duct tape

In the "Austin Powers" film series, cryogenics technology is used to preserve what?

  • cultures
  • human bodies
  • fish sticks

In "The Fifth Element" which vehicles dominant the urban landscape?

  • flying cars
  • hoverboards
  • Google cars

In "Star Wars," which direction are the Millennium Falcon's engines facing when it docks?

  • down
  • backward
  • sideways

In "Terminator" which characters travel through time and hunt down prey?

  • zombies
  • gunslingers
  • cyborgs

Which hovering machines were often used for travel on Endor in "Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi"?

  • speeder bikes
  • Imperial troop transport
  • Jedi cruiser

In "The Matrix," human bodies are used for what?

  • blood
  • food
  • power

The laser-spewing drones in "Prometheus" perform what task?

  • radar jamming
  • real-time mapping
  • defense

"Star Wars" and "Star Trek" ships use what to ward off attacks?

  • deflector shields
  • titanium alloys
  • impulse drive

What's the name of Tony Stark's (Iron Man's) computer that features advanced artificial intelligence?

  • Cortana
  • Travis
  • J.A.R.V.I.S.

The Portable Automated Somnacin IntraVenous device uploads dreams to people's minds in which film?

  • "Transcendence"
  • "Inception"
  • "The Matrix"

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.

  • stun guns
  • ray guns
  • laser spears

What sort of ship might allow people to colonize the galaxy?

  • generation ship
  • the Enterprise from "Star Trek"
  • starfighters

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?

  • fiber-optic lassos
  • light sabers
  • laser guns

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?

  • rebuild it
  • 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?

  • levitate enemies
  • cause explosions
  • sort humans from mutants

Tom Cruise uses complicated gestures to control computers in which sci-fi movie?

  • "Oblivion"
  • "Minority Report"
  • "Mission Impossible"

Marty McFly uses which gadget to zip around in "Back to the Future Part II"?

  • hoverboard
  • teleportation pad
  • warp machine

Iron Man relies mostly on which device to fight his foes?

  • flying surf board
  • powered exoskeleton
  • large bank account