In honour of our 20th anniversary, here’s one question for every year of our existence
Who played creepy town sheriff Lucas Buck in the short- lived American Gothic? “My name is John Loengard. I’m recording this because we may not live through the night. They’re here, they’re hostile, and powerful people don’t want you to know. History as we know it is a lie.” Which TV show started with these words? Which R& B singer sang about “Gotham City” on the soundtrack for Batman & Robin? Which ridiculously successful future TV creator and movie director had a screenwriting credit on Armageddon? Which regular of Victoria Wood’s TV shows played a fighter pilot in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace? What’s the final instalment of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy? Name the Halo AI who now gives her name to Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s Siri. Mark Millar wrote Marvel’s first Ultimates volume, but who drew the pictures? The Return Of The King equalled the record for Academy Award wins this year. Which two previous films also won 11 Oscars? What’s the airline/ flight number of the doomed plane in Lost? Which character from the Fantastic Four comics did Stan Lee play in the Tim Story- directed movie? Which Guillermo del Toro regular played the Pale Man and the Faun in Pan’s Labyrinth? Aside from bringing dead things back to life, what did
Pushing Daisies lead character Ned do for a living?
Which actor links
Dr Horrible’s SingA- Long Blog with The Big Bang Theory? Who created
Misfits and wrote all but six episodes of its run? Who fulfilled an Ood prophecy by knocking four times in David Tennant’s final episode of Doctor Who? Who replaced the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four after Johnny Storm’s death? What was the final novel published in the late, great Iain M Banks’s Culture series? Which author completed
The Wheel Of Time series after the death of Robert Jordan? Which author won pretty much every literary SF award going with Ancillary Justice? Who took over as director of
Ant- Man after Edgar Wright’s much- publicised departure?
Richard Edwards, Editor THIS MONTH’S QUIZMASTER