BLASTERMIND

Rewind half a cen­tury to the year of 2001: A Space Odyssey... and so much more

SFX - - Contents - Quizmaster Nick Setch­field, Fea­tures Edi­tor

Test your knowl­edge of 1968. It was un­doubt­edly a vin­tage year for Chateau Geek.

ques­tion 1

Who played Gary Seven in Star Trek episode “As­sign­ment: Earth”, broad­cast on 29 March?

ques­tion 2

Hol­ly­wood’s Tal­lu­lah Bankhead died this year. Her last role was a vil­lain­ess in Bat­man. Who?

ques­tion 3 picture ques­tion

On 25 Septem­ber Linda Thor­son de­buted in The Avengers. Name the char­ac­ter she played.

ques­tion 4

The Weather­mon­ger by Peter Dick­in­son was later adapted by the BBC. Name the show.

ques­tion 5

Star Trek: Voy­ager star Jeri Ryan was born 22 Fe­bru­ary. What was Seven of Nine’s real name?

ques­tion 6

In­ter­na­tional Res­cue re­turned to the big screen in Thun­der­bird 6. What was the sixth craft?

ques­tion 7

Rod Steiger starred in The Il­lus­trated Man, adapt­ing a col­lec­tion of short sto­ries by which SF au­thor?

ques­tion 8

Episode three of Doctor Who story “The Web Of Fear” in­tro­duced which iconic char­ac­ter?

ques­tion 9 picture ques­tion

“Thus Spake Zarathus­tra” was the clas­si­cal piece used as the theme to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Who com­posed it?

ques­tion 10

Mar­vel hero the Sil­ver Surfer won his own comic book se­ries this year. What’s the name of the Surfer’s home­world?

ques­tion 11

Hugh Jack­man was born 12 Oc­to­ber. How many times has he played Wolver­ine?

ques­tion 12

“Witches! All of them witches!” A line ut­tered by the ti­tle char­ac­ter in which chill­ing hor­ror clas­sic?

ques­tion 13 picture ques­tion

What con­nects this le­gendary fran­chise-starter with The Twi­light Zone?

ques­tion 14

X-Files icon Gil­lian An­der­son – born 9 Au­gust – is a CBE. True or false?

ques­tion 15

Gerry An­der­son pup­pet se­ries Joe 90 de­buted this year. Joe worked for WIN – what did that acro­nym stand for?

ques­tion 16

Vin­cent Price starred in folk hor­ror clas­sic Witchfinder Gen­eral. What was the film called in the United States?

ques­tion 17 picture ques­tion

This is one of the men­aces in which 1968 hor­ror clas­sic from Ge­orge A Romero?

ques­tion 18

Which ’68-de­but­ing su­per­hero was con­structed from the re­mains of the Golden Age Hu­man Torch?

ques­tion 19

Name the ship that hur­tles through a space warp in The Land Of The Giants.

ques­tion 20

Xena star Lucy Law­less was born 29 March. Which Spidey movie does she cameo in?

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