24 July 2011

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Four Sci-Fi Related Fun Quizzes And A Movie

No weakest link can be found in today's post...
If you didn't believe in Santa Claus before, you definitely will now (even so it's not Christmas yet)...
Not only, in today's (kind of) double issue post, we've provided you with ways of finding out the answers to some of those important questions you have been asking yourselves on a daily basis for so long, but we've also, as a reward for taking the tests and letting us know your results (you will tell us, won't you?), posted one over an hour long Science Fiction movie from the Sixties.

And, it's not just any movie from the Sixties. Nope...
It is no other than "First Spaceship on Venus", a great little B movie that we've managed to get out hands on during one of our trips back to the 1960s.

"The film begins in 1985, when engineers involved in an industrial project to irrigate the Gobi Desert accidentally unearth a mysterious and apparently artificial "spool." When found to be made of a material unknown on Earth, the spool is circumstantially linked to the Tunguska explosion of 1908. The "spool" is seized on as evidence that the explosion, originally blamed on a meteor, was actually caused by a spaceship. Professor Harringway deduces the alien craft must have come from {[Venus]]. The spool itself is determined to be a flight recorder, and partially decoded by an international team of scientists led by Professor Sikarna and Dr. Tchen Yu. When radio greetings sent to Venus go unanswered, Harringway announces that a journey to Venus is Earth's only alternative. The recently-completed Cosmokrator I spaceship, intended to voyage to Mars, is redirected to Venus, a 21 day trip. During the voyage, Sikarna works furiously to translate the alien message on the disc using the ship's computer.

When the ship nears Venus, radio interference from that planet cuts the crew off from Earth. By then, Sikarna's efforts lead to a stunning discovery - the spool describes a Venusian plan to irradiate the Earth's surface, with the extermination of mankind being the prelude to an invasion. Rather than a "cosmic document" as had been expected, the spool bears a cold-blooded message of destruction. Harringway convinces the crew to press on towards Venus rather than return to Earth with news that would cause panic..."

Source: Wikipedia 

Yep, it's a perfect popcorn moment, indeed....

Enjoy! Have fun! 
Have a most out of this world time!

Loup Dargent

Today's post has been officially approved by Riley The Jedi

Where Are You Really From?
If at times you have the feeling that you don't belong on this planet, there might be a good reason for that: you might actually come from another planet...

You probably didn't know that, but I'm myself from Pluto (we can't all be from Gallifrey or Krypton, can we?).

You Are From Pluto


"You are a dark, mysterious soul, full of magic and the secrets of the universe.

You can get the scoop on anything, but you keep your own secrets locked in your heart.

You love change and you use it to your advantage, whether by choice or chance.

You don't like to compromise, to the point of being self-destructive with your pigheadedness.

Live life with love, and your deep powers will open the world to you."


Which Sci-Fi Character Are You?

"To take the test, select an answer for each of the questions below, then click Score Results.
There are no right or wrong answers, merely virtues and traits you most adhere to.
You will then be matched with the fantasy or science fiction character that you have the most in common with."

 I took the test and...       apparently, I'm Elrond

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

A stern yet benevolent organizer who often knows best, your wits are keenly fixed on aiding efforts you deem worthy.
"Now at this last we must take a hard road, a road unforeseen. There lies our hope, if hope it be. To walk into peril to Mordor."

Elrond is a character in the Middle-Earth universe.
TheOneRing.net has a short biography.

I must admit, two questions there made me think twice before giving an honest answer:

"In a criminal justice system, it would be preferable to:
  • "
"If killing your best friend would make you immortal, would you do it?
  • "

See what I mean?

Which of The X-Men Are You?

You Are Cyclops


"Dedicated and responsible, you will always remain loyal to your cause.

You are a commanding leader - after all, you can kill someone just by looking at them.

Power:  force beams from your eyes"

But...  But... I wanted to be Wolverine!

What Planet Should You Rule?

That one is especially for Rupert Murdoch, Colonel Gaddafi, Nick Griffin and all the megalomaniacs out there...

You Should Rule Mercury


"Close to sun, Mercury has very long days - and is rarely visible to the rest of the solar system.

You are perfect to rule Mercury, because you live for the present - and can truly enjoy a day that goes on forever.

Like Mercury, you are quick and elusive. Your wit is outstanding, and you can win any verbal sparring match.

Some people see you as superficial, but in truth, you just play many roles and have many interests.

A great manipulator, you usually get what you want from people. And they're happy to give it to you."

Sci-Fi MovieTime: 
First Spaceship on Venus (1960)

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Tagline: "You are there... on man's most incredible journey!"

Storyline: "(U.S. Version) A mysterious magnetic spool found during a construction project is discovered to have originated from Venus. A rocket expedition to Venus is launched to discover the origin of the spool and the race that created it"

Director: Kurt Maetzig

Writers: Stanislaw Lem (novel), Jan Fethke (adaptation)

Stars: Yoko Tani, Oldrich Lukes and Ignacy Machowski


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