This week’s episode more than meets the eye. Well, actually, just the subject matter. Otherwise it’s just another thirty trivia questions and this week, we’re tackling Transformers Trivia.
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They say the new year is a time for transformation. This week, I’m taking that literally.
Hey gang, I’m your host, Brian Rollins and this is episode 153 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy Trivia Podcast. This week, we’re diving into that toy and media juggernaut, the Transformers as we “transform” from 2021 to 2022.
As always, we’ve got three rounds of ten questions each. If you need rules, scorecards, or the show’s transcript, visit us at DorkyGeekyNerdy.com.
The Dorky Round
1. In the original 1984 series (and throughout most of the franchise), who is the leader of the Autobots?
2. Transformers were first done in computer animation in 1996 with what series?
3. In what would be one of his last roles, who was the original voice of Unicron?
4. Who has directed five Transformers movies?
5. Who published the Transformers comic books, starting in 1984?
6. What was the first live-action Transformers movie not directed by Michael Bay?
7. Who was the first 'female' Transformer?
8. Though many of the toys are renamed/rebranded from Japan, what is the name of the American company that owns Transformers?
9. Initially, what did Megatron transform into?
10. What extremely ambitious robot was Megatron's second-in-command?
The Geeky Round
1. Who voiced Optimus Prime in both the original cartoons and the Michael Bay live-action films?
2. Transformers first hit the big screen in what year?
3. Who is the first Transformer ever seen on screen?
4. Astrotrain, Blitzwing, and Springer were all examples of what type of Transformer?
5. What actor voiced 7 or the original 13 Decepticons?
6. The Constructicons merge to form what giant robot?
7. What actor and sometimes DJ voiced Cliffjumper in the original series?
8. Transformers: The Ride can be found in what family of amusement parks?
9. What is the name of the Transformers Netflix series that started in 2020?
10. Following the success of the 2007 movie, what Transformers series debuted on Cartoon Network?
The Nerdy Round
1. Peter Cullen has said he based the character of Optimus Prime on who?
2. The outcome of what movie was changed due to fan reaction to Transformers: The Movie?
3. What Transformers movie is scheduled for release in 2023?
4. The original 80s cartoon ran for how many seasons?
5. Shrapnel, Bombshell, and Kickback were the original members of what group?
6. Prior to being called Optimus Prime, what was his name?
7. What alien race created the Transformers?
8. In Transformers: The Last Knight, what Oscar winner played Sir Edmund Burton?
9. The Transformers crossed over with what venerable Sci-Fi franchise in 2018?
10. What is the longest running Transformers series?
And that’s it for this week and for the year. We are done with shows for 2021.
I seem to recall talking about how much better 2021 was going to be after 2020. And, while it was better, we still have a long way to go. Hopefully everyone out there listening has gotten their vaccine and a booster. It really is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones. I’ve seen way too many people end up in the hospital over the last two years. I’d hate to have any of you join them.
So, fingers crossed for 2022. I hope it brings you everything that 2020 and 2021 didn’t.
We’ll be back again next week and next year for another episode of trivia. Here’s your clue:
“What is the longest-running comedy series in US television history?”
I think it’s long past time we hit this one. Plus it’s something fun to kick off the new year. I’ll see you back here next Wednesday.
This has been episode 153 of the Dorky Geeky Nerdy trivia podcast. The music has been by Jason Shaw at Audionautix.com. I’m your host, Brian Rollins. You can find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
Thanks for listening and happy new year, everyone.
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