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1. Question1 points
Bing Crosby was flung back in time to the medieval ages in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Who wrote the original story?Correct
Mark Twain wrote the 1889 satire as a humorous rebuke to Sir Walter Scott (whose novels he loathed). Sixty years later director Tay Garnett turned it into an agreeable musical for Crosby (who demonstrates a laid back attitude that Huck Finn would appreciate) with songs from Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke.Incorrect
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As Rod Taylor rockets through time in 1960’s The Time Machine, he watches this object evolve as the years pass.Correct
The ever-changing, never changing demeanor of Rod Taylor’s eternally passive companion is one of the more witty and poignant aspects of George Pal’s classic.Incorrect
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This fantasy writer was responsible for 1968’s time-traveling box office smash, Planet of the Apes.Correct
Serling was hired by the King Brothers (fans of the movie Trumbo will be familiar with this memorable pair) to write the screenplay for Planet of the Apes. Eventually the brothers brought in the blacklisted writer Michael White (again, see Trumbo) to do a re-write. Planet of the Apes premiered in 1968 with both Serling and White receiving screen credit.Incorrect
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In Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits this Python-partner played Robin Hood.Correct
Michael Palin had written the part for himself but producer Denis O’Brien insisted on John Cleese for the role.Incorrect
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This actor was considered for the time-traveling cyborg in The Terminator but director James Cameron thought his image was too “nice”.Correct
Before considering Simpson, the part was offered to Mel Gibson and Sylvester Stallone who both turned it down.Incorrect
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In Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the dizzy duo travel through time using what?Correct
The writers first considered using a Chevy van as the time machine but that was considered too close to Back to the Future‘s time-traveling DeLorean.Incorrect
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What Japanese horror film influenced the birth of the “Evil Ash” in Army of Darkness?Correct
One of the glories of eccentric Japanese horror cinema, 1959’s The Manster (AKA The Split, AKA The Monster with Two Heads) was a U.S./Japanese co-production and managed to be both risible and creepy, often at the same time.Incorrect
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In Time after Time, H. G. Wells travels through time to find this character.Correct
H. G. Wells races through time to capture Jack the Ripper before he can begin a new reign of terror in San Francisco circa 1979. Nicholas Meyer’s film remains one of the most satisfying fantasies ever made.Incorrect
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In Back to the Future, Marty McFly brings down the house with his rendition of this seminal Chuck Berry song.Correct
Johnny B. Goode appeared in the very first draft of Back to the Future: clearly the writers, Robert Zemekis and Bob Gale, felt the song was integral to the project. They ended up paying between between $50,000 and $75,000 to secure the rights.Incorrect
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In Hot Tub Time Machine. who plays the mysterious repairman in charge of the time-traveling hot tub?Correct
A loopy idea that clicked with moviegoers, the film was a big hit leading to a sequel, the imaginatively titled Hot Tub Time Machine 2.Incorrect