The Eerie Sci-Fi TV Shows Quiz
by Staff
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 and His Video Rangers"
  • "Flash Gordon"
  • "Lost in Space"

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

  • Captain James T. Kirk
  • Captain Christopher Pike
  • Captain Philip Francis Queeg

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

  • It's powered by a Terminex bomb, which could wipe out an entire solar system if detonated.
  • It's a living, sentient biomechanical being.
  • It's actually a rogue planet moving through the galaxy.

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

  • He had visions that he was destined to communicate with an alien species.
  • He witnessed his sister being abducted by aliens when he was a child.
  • His father was killed by an extraterrestrial death squad in the Korean War.

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

  • "Otherworld"
  • "Alien Nation"
  • "V"

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

  • Their blood serum can cure cancer.
  • They're identical clones of each other.
  • They're members of a government espionage team.

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

  • "The greatest of all."
  • "A man who can fly."
  • "Walking on air."

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

  • They used it to breed an army of genetically modified clone super soldiers.
  • They used it to dump toxic waste.
  • They used it as an off-world penal colony, sending criminals there to serve life sentences.

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

  • Roddy
  • Ziggy
  • Aladdin

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

  • Firefly
  • Serenity
  • River Tam

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

  • Bernoulli Space
  • the Delta Quadrant
  • the Neutral Zone

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

  • the Island
  • the Outer Limits
  • the Twilight Zone

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

  • "Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future"
  • "Wing Commander"
  • "Silverhawks"

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

  • "Battlestar Galactica"
  • "Sliders"
  • "seaQuest DSV"

What was the original function of the spaceship Red Dwarf?

  • mining
  • colonization
  • warship

What show is about the adventures of a Time Lord?

  • "Quantum Leap"
  • "Lexx"
  • "Dr. Who"

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

  • Enter the numbers 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42 into a computer and press "Execute"
  • Scream, "WALT!"
  • Broadcast a radio signal from the Pearl.

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

  • "The Highwayman"
  • "Thunderbirds"
  • "The Prisoner"

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

  • the 1970s
  • 2030
  • the beginning of the 35th century

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

  • "A TV show where no man has gone before."
  • "'Wagon Train' to the stars"
  • "'Black Sheep Squadron' in space"

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..."

  • Mindwarp Alpha
  • the Dark Side
  • the Outer Limits

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?"

  • "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"
  • "Alien Nation"
  • "Stargate"

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

  • Charles Atlas
  • Frank Stallone
  • Lou Ferrigno

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

  • That was what the U.S. government paid to ransom him from communist agents.
  • That was the R&D cost of the synthetic serum that granted him superhuman abilities.
  • Three of his limbs and one eye had been replaced by cybernetic implants.

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

  • London
  • Moonbase Alpha
  • Orbital Station Epsilon

What is the purpose of the space station Babylon 5?

  • It's a mining complex extracting resources from asteroids.
  • It's an outpost guarding against imminent invasion by the Vorlons.
  • It's a center for galactic diplomacy and trade.

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

  • 5
  • 7
  • 13

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

  • Bio Hazard
  • High Voltage
  • Max Headroom

What is the addictive soft drink in "Futurama?"

  • Freem
  • Slurm
  • Nuka-Cola

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

  • Robby
  • the Robot