The '80s Science Fiction Movies Quiz

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The 1980s was a heady time for film. "Star Wars"! "Star Trek"! Those alone would make the 80s a fantastic time to grow up a sci fi lover, but there are tons more science fiction movies out there featuring aliens, things, predators and cyborgs.

What sci-fi(ish) film was the top-grossing film of the 1980s?

Technically "E.T.: The Extraterrestrial," for those who care about such things.

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Another touching tale of a human and alien becoming pals is the 1985 film:

Dennis Quad and Louis Gossett Jr. star in the film.

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Which is a real name of a British 80s sci fi film?

The sci-fi spoof didn't do so hot at the box office, but probably deserves a lot of awards.

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"RoboCop" stars:

Peter Weller is also an art historian and academic. Just so you know.

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But wasn't Emilio Estevez in another '80s sci fi "classic?"

"Repo Man" was the comic film about a guy who takes possession of a carful of aliens.

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What is Khan's full name in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan?"

Khan sounds scarier.

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Which Mad Max film came out in 1981?

The second Mad Max film was the first Mad Max film of the '80s.

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What is Kevin Flynn's (Jeff Bridges) job in "Tron"?

That old trope of a dashingly heroic . . .software developer.

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Who is "The Terminator" sent to kill?

Sarah Connor is John Connor's future mother.

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What day does Marty travel to in "Back To the Future?"

Great scott.

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What high-brow writer penned the critical and box-office bomb "Saturn 3?"

It was Amis' first and only screenplay.

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What kind of (modified) transportation did Banzai drive in "The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the 8th Dimension?"

Although it was called a Jet Car in the film.

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Who wrote the screenplay for "Ghostbusters?"

You can thank Aykroyd and Ramis for "Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!"

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In the 1984 film "Gremlins," what are the mogwai rules that mustn't be broken?

Ignore the rules and you might find yourself with a Gremlin.

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1988's "My Stepmother Is An Alien" features what actress, now widely known for TV work?

The 14-year old Hannigan played the suspicious stepdaughter.

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The sequel to "Alien" was called:

It's kind of stupid question, but it's also kind of a stupid sequel name.

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What is NOT a name of a character in "The Fly?"

To be fair, they all sound like characters in "Game of Thrones."

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What famous director was in front of the camera for his '80s sci-fi feature film debut?

"Bad Taste" was Jackson's first film, and he played a couple roles.

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"Predator" takes place:

The setting, of course, needed to accommodate the sleeveless tees worn by Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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Where did Bill and Ted call home in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure?"

San Dimas High School football rules.

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In Wes Craven's 1982 film, how is the "Swamp Thing" created?

Don't go messing around in chemical-laden swamps.

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How many characters does Lily Tomlin play in "The Incredible Shrinking Woman?"

Joel Schumacher took advantage of having a talented sketch actress in his film and gave her multiple characters.

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What is the test used in "Blade Runner" to determine if someone is human or replicant?

The test uses the Voight-Kampff machine.

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Who directed "The Empire Strikes Back?"

Lucas didn't direct the second Stars Wars film.

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Who directed "Return of the Jedi?"

Or the third one.

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1980's "Superman II" was directed by:

Donner was originally the director but was uncredited after he was replaced by Lester in a controversial move.

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Who directed 1983's "Superman III?"

After "Superman III" wasn't as big of a hit as the first two, Furie took the helm for "Superman IV."

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Who directed "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home?"

Nimoy also directed "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock."

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What does "The Thing" do in John Carpenter's 1982 film?

Nobody even knows what "The Thing" originally was, or looked like.

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Terry Gilliam's 1985 film "Brazil" is set in:

The film is named after a song that's played several times in the film.

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