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Science Fiction Trivia Contest

  1. Apr 19, 2010 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    I don't know if this will work, but I thought we might try something a little different. As with other contests, get the answer, ask the next question, but the difficult part is to give a clue or clues that would not be easily searchable. So, only one or a few keys words should be used that in themselves would act as a clue to the well-informed. The clue should be distinct enough to act as a pointer, but should not have any specific reference to the sci-fi series, movie, or book being implicity referenced.

    I'll start with one that should be fairly easy.

    What happens if you blink?
     
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  3. Apr 19, 2010 #2
    The statues can move!
     
  4. Apr 19, 2010 #3

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    Correct! The Weeping Angels, Dr. Who. You're up.

    Also, as is normally done, in the event that we have no good guesses, we need to allow for additional clues if requested.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2010 #4
    the Kast was an imposter with no virtues or loyalty.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2010 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    Crud, I have no idea!
     
  7. Apr 20, 2010 #6

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    Googlable.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2010 #7
    Shall I give another hint?





    aruetii, beskar'gam, mando'a
     
  9. Apr 20, 2010 #8
    I will give it until tonight at 10pm and I will put up a new riddle.
     
  10. Apr 20, 2010 #9

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  11. Apr 20, 2010 #10
    You've got it!

    Your turn!
     
  12. Apr 20, 2010 #11

    Borek

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    I have to go to sleep, so to post something fast - something I have ready for reasons other than SF.

    sf01.jpg
     
  13. Apr 21, 2010 #12

    Ivan Seeking

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    Fantasy Island?
    The Island of Doctor Moreau?
     
  14. Apr 21, 2010 #13

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    No. Hint:

    blue_whale.jpg

    This is taken from http://myanimalblog.wordpress.com/2008/02/ [Broken]. And the first picture on the page - the one with white shark - is related as well.
     
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  16. Apr 21, 2010 #15

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    Yes. I knew that reusing an old picture I am risking someone will spot it, but I was too :zzz: to think about something new.
     
  17. Apr 21, 2010 #16
    I see, anyway, let's keep the next one as a visual clue as well.

    A screen-shot from a streetview pic in Google Earth

    10z7kes.jpg
     
  18. Apr 21, 2010 #17
    What kind of music was played in Hotel Martinet?
     
  19. Apr 21, 2010 #18

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    Bobby Millette and his orchestra played dance music.

    From the Radio Broadcast of "War of the Worlds".
     
  20. Apr 21, 2010 #19
    Exactly, the Google earth screen capture is made at position 40°18'47.44"N 74°36'14.60"W in Grovers Mill, NJ where the first Martian landed. The memorial is at the other side of that field.

    The original broadcast
     
  21. Apr 21, 2010 #20

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    That's pretty much what I thought after I got the second clue.

    Okay, let's try this one:

    He was a French hero
     
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