The Golden Age of Science Fiction is back! Watch the skies! Make sure your neighbor is who they say they are! And beware of radiation in all its forms! Relive the days of old with thirty questions about 1950s Science Fiction Trivia.
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Hi, I’m Brian Rollins, your host and this is the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. This week, we’re heading back to time of McCarthyism, the Korean War, and classic Sci-Fi movies. When the Baby Boomers became teenagers, Hollywood wanted to cash in. And they did with some of the prototypical Science Fiction films we still love today. Their legacy is so strong that many of these films have been remade, homaged, or straight-up spoofed in one way or another.
As always, we’ll have three rounds of ten questions each. Each round will get harder than the last. If you need rules or a score sheet, head over to dorkygeekynerdy.com/rules.
Grab your popcorn, put on your 3D glasses, snuggle up with your date, and hang on. The feature is about to start.
The Dorky Round
6. Featuring a molecular transporter and a pesky insect, what 1958 film starred Al Hedison, Patricia Owens and Vincent Price?
8. In 1948, they met Frankenstein, but in the 50's what comedy duo met up with The Mummy and later Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde?
The Geeky Round
2. What classic dystopian novel was first adapted for the big screen in 1956 and starred Edmond O'Brien.
5. Before becoming famous for more comedic, satiric roles, what actor portrayed Commander John J. Adams in Forbidden Planet?
7. Written, produced, directed, and edited by Ed Wood, what 1959 movie was the last on-screen appearance of Bela Lugosi?
The Nerdy Round
7. What 1950 film ends with the crew of the Luna desperately trying to jettison enough weight to return home from the Moon?
8. What prolific film producer was behind Destination Moon, When Worlds Collide, and The War of the Worlds among others?
10. Raymond Burr, Tom Conway, and Lon Chaney Jr. costarred in what 1951 combination King Kong and Frankenstein knock off?
While some of these movies have aged better than others, we geeks do owe them respect for getting Science Fiction into the mainstream. If you’re looking for other genres and other decades, make sure you subscribe to the podcast, we’ll have them on sometime in the future.
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I’m your host, Brian Rollins and thanks for listening.