The Ultimate 'Star Trek' Movies Quiz

By: Nathan Chandler

The Ultimate 'Star Trek' Movies Quiz
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The "Star Trek" TV series blossomed on the big screen. How much do you know about these science fiction blockbusters?
Why was Gene Roddenberry's role greatly reduced for the second "Star Trek" film?
The first movie was nearly a flop.
Studio executives thought a new leader might improve the second film's success rate.
He abused cast members.
He was drunk all the time.

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What was the first "Star Trek" movie with space effects created using only computer generated imagery?
"Star Trek: Insurrection"
Of course, these days many, many movies rely solely on CGI.
"Star Trek: First Contact"
"Star Trek: Nemesis"

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Which Star Trek film was directed by Leonard Nimoy?
"Star Trek III: The Search for Spock"
"Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"
Both
Nimoy's direction proved beneficial to the franchise.

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Why was security very tight on the set of "Star Trek III?"
Worries about the story leaking
Cast members received only specific pages of the script to prevent them from publicizing the story.
Concerns about violence
There were several bomb threats

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The success of what film helped convince Paramount to finish the first "Star Trek" movie?
"Star Wars"
The success of "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" also propelled the "Star Trek" project forward.
"The Exorcist"
"E.T."

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When was the first "Star Trek" film released?
1974
1976
1979
It made around $140 million at the box office, not the kind of number that the studio had hoped for.

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About how much did it cost to create the bridge on the set of the first "Star Trek" film?
$200,000
The recreation deck cost even more, at a quarter of a million dollars.
$900,000
$1.2 million

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About how much did it cost to create the first "Star Trek" film?
$13 million
$23 million
$46 million
Delays and special effects costs accounted for much of the final bill.

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What was the budget for "Star Trek: First Contact (1996)?"
$45 million
About the same as the original film, which was made decades earlier
$68 million
$87 million

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For the first Star Trek movie, where did the crew shoot scenes that were set on the planet Vulcan?
Yellowstone National Park
The hot springs are heavily featured in some scenes.
Mojave Desert
Crater Lake National Park

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How many "Star Trek" films featured the cast of "Star Trek: The Next Generation?"
two
three
four
The TV show's popularity carried over to the big screen.

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Which "Star Trek" film was the first to establish a Web site to help market the movie?
"Star Trek Generations"
It was a first ever for the industry and heralded a new method for attracting audiences.
"Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"
"Star Trek: First Contact"

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Why did creators nix the name "The Vengeance of Khan" from Star Trek II?
It was too similar to a "Star Wars" film name.
"Return of the Jedi" was initially called "Revenge of the Jedi."
It was too violent.
Khan makes only a brief appearance in the movie.

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Which film earned only about $67 million and was considered a flop?
"Star Trek: Nemesis"
Poor direction is often blamed for this flame-out.
"Star Trek Into Darkness"
"Star Trek: First Contact"

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Why was William Shatner angry with Kirstie Alley during the filming of Spock's funeral scene?
She kept crying.
Because everyone knows that Vulcans don't cry.
She was drunk.
She was continually late.

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What was the budget of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan?"
$63 million
$42 million
$11 million
It shows sometimes in the paltry special effects, but this film is sometimes regarded as the franchise's best.

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Which "Star Trek" film was the first to win an Academy Award?
"Star Trek" (2009)
It won for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
"Star Trek Generations" (1994)
"Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" (1989)

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In the words of one producer, which "Star Trek" film nearly killed the franchise?
"Star Trek: Nemesis"
"Star Trek: Insurrection"
"Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"
It was expected to make $200 million and couldn't even garner half of that.

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"Star Trek: First Contact" follows the crew's interactions with which enemy?
Borg
It was critically acclaimed for its advanced special effects.
Cardassians
Klingons

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How many days did the cast spend on location when filming "Star Trek III?"
one
Every other day was shot in studios.
29
116

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Which film's box office take was only a little more than its production budget?
"Star Trek: Nemesis"
It made only around $7 million more than its $60 million in costs.
"Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"
"Star Trek III: The Search for Spock"

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Benedict Cumberbatch played which character in Star Trek Into Darkness?
Spock
Khan
He is given a fake identity (John Harrison) and eventually battles against Starfleet.
Pavel Chekov

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Which movie was dedicated to the crew of the space shuttle Challenger?
"Star Trek III: The Search for Spock"
"Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"
It was released in 1986, after the shuttle was destroyed on a mission.
"Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"

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How did producers convince Leonard Nimoy to return for "The Wrath of Khan?"
The promised him the lead role.
They promised him an unforgettable death scene.
The promise of a famous death scene was what finally sold him.
They promised him three times as much money.

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Why was "The Wrath of Khan" largely rewritten, particularly regarding Spock's death scene?
The script was leaked.
Spock was supposed to die early in the movie, but negative fan reactions changed the script significantly.
The story confused test audiences.
The director simply hated it.

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Gene Roddenberry died just days after watching which "Star Trek" film?
"Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"
"Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"
Fittingly, it was also the last to star the cast of the original TV series.
"Star Trek Generations"

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"Star Trek: First Contact" was the first "Star Trek" film to do what?
use computer-generated starships
However, some models were still used for the most important scenes.
feature minorities as the main characters
highlight inter-species relationships

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Who directed "Star Trek: The Final Frontier?"
William Shatner
He couldn't settle for simply being the spotlight character.
Leonard Nimoy
Michael Dorn

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"Star Trek Generations" brings together which two popular characters?
Picard and Khan
Picard and Kirk
They work together to prevent the obliteration of a planet.
Picard and Spock

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When Spock dies, what was Dr. McCoy originally supposed to say?
"He's dead, Jim."
But producers were afraid people would chuckle at McCoy's already-familiar phrase.
"So much for that."
"He'll be back."

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