Imperial TIE Fighter or Rebel Alliance X-wing? The Super Sci-fi Armada Quiz
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About This Quiz
It's time to put your spacecraft fetish to the test. This quiz will push the nerd-center of your brain to the threshold of madness. With luck, you'll snag 10 correct answers -- unless you're really the second coming of the Last Starfighter.
Let's kick it off easy. You've seen "Star Wars," right? Remember the Imperial TIE Fighter? Darth Vader flew one, and it's exactly the sort of spacecraft an 8-year-old boy would marry if he could. What does "TIE" stand for?
The B-movie lovefest known as "Mystery Science Theater 3000" featured a man forced to watch horrible films aboard a spaceship called the Satellite of Love. The vessel's first prisoner eventually made use of a hidden escape pod. Where did he find it?
You might remember "Lexx" as the other sexy late-'90s TV series about a living spacecraft. The German/Canadian co-production featured a half-lizard love slave, an undead assassin and a man-eating plant woman. Oh yeah, and the spacecraft Lexx is a giant organic dragonfly thing. What's the name of the ship's planet-destroying weapon?
The time lords of the "Doctor Who" universe used the TARDIS as their primary means of transportation through time and space. Each vessel actually resembles a boring old box, but the TARDIS chameleon circuit allows it to take on alternate forms. What does the Doctor's TARDIS usually appear as?
The crew of the USCSS Nostromo met with a particularly grisly fate -- you may remember it from a film titled "Alien." Lt. Ellen Ripley escapes aboard one of the mining vessel's shuttles. What was it called?
The classic Hammer sci-fi movie "Quatermass and the Pit" (released as "Five Million Years to Earth" in the United States) involves the discovery of an ancient Martian spacecraft in 1960s London. Where exactly?
The graphic novel "Hellboy: Conqueror Worm" depicts a darkly paranormal vision of outer space. Unspeakable monstrosities lurk in the void and wait for the chance to seep into the body of deceased life forms. One dark entity returns to Earth inside a Nazi space capsule, but what sort of corpse does it inhabit?
I haven't forgotten about you, Trekkies. The series "Deep Space Nine" took place on a space station rather than on a starship, but that didn't stop the show from acquiring its own prototype warship in its third season. What was the name of this vessel?
The 1999 comedy "Galaxy Quest" is probably best remembered for its humorous send-up of "Star Trek" fandom and Sigourney Weaver's push-up bra. But it also featured the starship NSEA Protector. What did its Omega 13 function actually do?