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Groovy Sci-Fi

written by: Gilligan
Move over Mad Max, here comes George Jetson! Once upon a time, science fiction wasn't as heavy-handed as it is today. Instead of grim visions of the future (like Blade Runner, Children of Men, and The Matrix), the 1960s and 70s often depicted the world of tomorrow with optimism and pizazz. So c'mon, the future's groovy baby, let's take a quiz!

Question 1:

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The television series "Lost in Space" (1965-68) featured a family that was chosen to leave the planet earth in the year 1997. What was the name of the family?

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Question 2:

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No jeans and t-shirts are allowed in the future. Everyone wears cool uniforms instead. The image provided is from a 1977-78 television show, adapted from a 1976 film starring Michael York and Jenny Agutter. What is the name of the show and film?
Land of the Giants
Battlestar Galactica
Logan's Run

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Question 3:

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On the animated series "The Jetsons" (1962-63), who was George Jetson's tyrannical boss?
Cosmo G. Spacely
S.K. Cogswell
Harvey Sprocket
Henry Orbit

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What 1968 movie, set in 40,000 A.D., features an attractive woman who must track down Durand Durand, a man who is believed to have taken knowledge of weapons to a primitive and dangerous civilization.
The Handmaid's Tale
Stranger in a Strange Land

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Raquel Welch and Donald Pleasence starred in this 1966 movie where individual atoms can be shrunk, allowing scientists to miniaturize and enter a human body in a microscopic submarine.
Proteus 12
Destination Brain
Fantastic Voyage
Mission Impossible

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In 1968, this actor from "Star Trek" released the infamous "Transformed Man" album. On the LP he gives a feisty rendition of a Bob Dylan classic, "Mr. Tambourine Man".
George Takei
DeForest Kelley
Leonard Nimoy
William Shatner

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Question 7:

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In the 1979-81 TV series "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" we learn that the future has disco, casinos, and Miss Cosmos pageants. Which actor played the title role?
Gavin Macleod
Gil Gerard
Ted Baxter
Tom Wopat

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What 1975-77 television show featured the crew of Moonbase Alpha?
Stargate SG-1
Space: 1999
The Outer Limits
Logan's Run

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Question 9:

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In this 1968 film, an American scientist, Dr. Heywood R. Floyd, travels to the moon aboard a Pan Am spaceplane, investigating an object deliberately buried on the moon four million years ago.
Galaxy Quest
Magical Mystery Tour
The Land that Time Forgot
2001: A Space Odyssey

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Question 10:

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This 1963 TV series featured a tourist spaceship in the future year of 1983, which becomes lost on a mysterious planet where everything is twelve times larger than its counterpart on Earth.
Atom Squad
Fantastic Journey
Land of the Giants

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This section of Disney's Magic Kingdom theme park is perhaps the best example of a utopian view of the future. "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" is the theme song to one of this area's attractions.
Imagination Station
Land of Progress

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The genre of music known as "space age pop" experienced widespread popularity from 1954 to 1964, from the dawn of high-fidelity (hi-fi) to the arrival of the Beatles. Which of the following artists was not a space age pop musician?
Les Baxter
Dick Hyman
Chuck Mangione
Juan García Esquivel

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The long-running science fiction TV show "Doctor Who" (1963-89) features the Doctor and his companions who travel through time and space in a spaceship which looks like what object from the exterior?
a police box
an icebox
a cigar tin
a dust bin

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In the 1960s, there were several popular futuristic TV series featuring a form of puppetry called "supermarionation". Which of the following was not one of them?
Fireball XL-5
Team America: World Police

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In what 1960s television show would you find the green-skinned Marta, the Orion slave girl?
The Outer Limits
Star Trek
Lost in Space
Search for Tomorrow

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Which primetime television show was translated into a futuristic Saturday morning cartoon featuring a robot dog named Orbit?
The Partridge Family
The Brady Bunch
Happy Days
Eight is Enough

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