Battle of the Geeks II: Trivia Questions and Answers

Firstly a huge thank you to everyone to cam along to our trivia night! You helped raise over $1000 which goes to our total donation to Equality Now for the year!

As promised, here are all the questions and answers from the night, including the video questions.

ROUND 1: Whedonverse

1 Which Buffy episode was the first to feature Faith? Clue: the title is associated with Faith Faith, Hope & Trick
2 Apart from X-Men, Joss Whedon also wrote a series of comics for which youthful Marvel superhero team? The Runaways
3 What place do Natasha and Clint remember very differently? Budapest
4 According to the label on the case, what should you not do to Wonderflonium? Bounce it
5 Who was Joss Whedon’s co-writer for Cabin in the Woods? Drew Goddard
6 Who replaced Eve as the liaison to the Senior Partners of Wolfram and Hart on Angel? (Character name, not actor) Marcus Hamilton
7 Which main cast member of Buffy the Vampire Slayer did not voice their character in the 2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer video game? Sarah Michelle Gellar
8 In the commentary for The Avengers, which scene did Joss Whedon state he would have been proud of even if he had done nothing else at all for the previous two years? Hulk smashing Loki
9 Who played Numfar in Angel? Joss Whedon
10 In Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, what organisation does Penny volunteer for? Caring Hands Homeless Shelter


ROUND 2: Quotes

1 Hello, I’m Patrick Stewart, star of TV’s Star Trek: the Next Generation, and the host of the documentary series MGM: When the Lion Roars. Martin/Molloy (Tony Martin and Mick Molloy)Celebrity Drive-Thru/The First Window
2 Death is but a door, time but a window. I’ll be back. Vigo, (or Ray Stantz, quoting Vigo)Ghostbusters II
3 Just been fighting the fucking Nazis and kicking the shit out of Hitler. Kelly;Misfits
4 My food is problematic. River TamFirefly (The Message)
5 One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs, and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine. The Doctor (or 1st Doctor)Doctor Who (Dalek Invasion of Earth)
6 Drummer, beat and piper, blow. Harper, strike and soldier go. Free the flame and sear the grasses. Song lyrics from one of the Teaching songs from Dragonflight or Dragonsongby Anne McCaffrey
7 Matrim Cauthon is my husband. Matrim Cauthon is my husband. Bloody Matrim Cauthon is my husband. That is the wording you used, is it not? Tuon Athaem Kore Paendrag /Daughter of the Nine Moons;The Wheel of Time
8 Today my friend, your diary entry will read “Took a prozzie hostage, and was shot by three armed bastards.” Gene HuntAshes to Ashes
9 Troy and Abed in the morning. Troy and AbedCommunity (lots of episodes)
10 It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


ROUND 3: Music                                                                          

Tony Stark/Iron Man Avengers/Iron Man/Marvel Shoot to Thrill AC/DC
Senor Chang/Ben Chang Community I Never Die Jacques Slade
River Tam Firefly/Serenity River’s Dance Greg Edmonson
The Final 5  Battlestar Galactica All Along the Watchtower Bear McCreary
Green Lantern/Hal Jordan Green Lantern Ring Capacity Kirby Krackle
Scott Pilgrim Scott Pilgrim Scott Pilgrim Plumtree
Kermit the Frog The Muppets/Sesame Street It’s Not Easy Being Green Kermit/Jim Henson
Commander Shepard Mass Effect Commander Shepard Miracle of Sound
The Doctor Doctor Who The Stowaway Murray Gold or Yamit Mamo
The Emperor Star Wars The Emperor’s Theme John Williams

ROUND 4: Movies

1 What was the name of Tex Richman’s cat?Clue: Audio clip from the first 30 sec of ‘Let’s talk about me’ Twinkles
2 Who has been announced as the director for Star Wars VII? J. J. Abrams
3 What is the title of the latest Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg penned film? The World’s End
4 What thing does the Tannen family hate? Two of its members have expressly stated this. Manure
5 How many Marvel Studios movies are supposed to be released this year? Two –
Iron Man 3Thor: The Dark World
6 Who is assured by the waiter that the mint is only wafer thin? Mr. Creosote
7 The 1971 film Omega Man was based on what novel? I Am Legend
8 In what decade did the first Godzilla film get released?Bonus point for exact year. 1950s (1954)
9 What rollerball team do Moonpie and Jonathan E play for? Houston
10 Jed Brophy Video Question: What is the name of the Pale Ork’s son [from The Hobbit] Bolg

ROUND 5: TV, The Internet & PSAs

1 Colin Ferguson Video Question: What is the birth year of Zoe Carter? Bonus points for the full date

1991 (8 April 1991)
2 The mecha belonging to Team Dai-Gurren in Gurren Lagann use what as a power source?
A. Gamma radiationB. Spiral energy
C. Artron energyD. The Power of Grayskull
B. Spiral energy
3 Which two franchises does Vala “borrow” from when pitching ideas for a TV show in the 200th Stargate SG-1 episode? Farscape and Wizard of Oz
4 Jason Momoa Video Question: What is a word (any word) that the Dothraki do not have a translation for? No
5 What was the name of the mini series penned by Russell T Davies and starred Christopher Eccleston as another saviour of humanity? Second Coming
6 Nathan Fillion plays which character in the Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast?
A. Cactoid JimB. Red Plains Rider
C. Sparks NevadaD. The Space Saloon’s Barkeep
A. Cactoid Jim
7 In the Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon, which SHIELD staff member is the principal of Midtown High? Phil Coulson
8 Aaron Ashmore Video Question: What was Steve’s job before he started working at the Warehouse

ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms or A, T, F and Explosives)
9 What was the original name of Optimus Prime in Generation 1 Transformers? Orion Pax
10 In 2007, Mark Sheppard (Badger in Firefly) appeared as a guest in two rebooted/remade TV shows. Name either of them.Bonus point for both. Battlestar Galactica and Bionic Woman
11 Trailer Park Heroes: What does Dean use to kill Yoda?

A garden gnome
12 Trailer Park Heroes: According to Cletus, the weapons aren’t just what?

13 Trailer Park Heroes: How many of the actors in Trailer Park Heroes also played crew members of Serenity?

14 Swamp Ass PSA: The t-shirt of the player on the left featured which sc-fi franchise?

Doctor Who


ROUND 6: Whedonverse: Firefly & Serenity

1 In Serenity, Kaylee states that any ship with a particular model of engine “falls right out of the sky.” What is that engine? Capissen 38
2 Who is the Alliance soldier pursuing Tracey? Lieutenant Womack
3 Malcolm Reynolds belonged to the 57th Overlanders Brigade. What was the nickname of that brigade? Balls and Bayonets
4 What was Zoe’s planet of birth? Vesselside
5 Against which client’s name does Inara put a black mark in the Companion Guild registry? Atherton Wing
6 Which comedian wrote the “Float Out” comic? Patton Oswalt
7 Whose dog is it implied that Jubal Early tortures? His neighbours
8 How many episodes of Firefly does Tim Minear have a solo writing credit for? Clue: It is less than five… Two-          Bushwacked-          Out of Gas
9 What is the name of the Australian based Firefly Fan Film? Bellflower
10 Yo-Saff-Bridge conspires with the crew of Serenity to steal which valuable artifact from Durran Haymer? Lassiter laser pistol

ROUND 7: Doctor Who

1 What is the name of the Doctor Who podcast co-hosted by Ben McKenzie (host of this year’s CSTS)? Splendid Chaps
2 How many companions appeared in “The Five Doctors”?
A. 5B. 7C. 10D. Pi
C. 10
3 What was the name of the final episode of classic Doctor Who? Survival
4 What is the real name of Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All? Alfie Owens
5 In January this year, a post appeared on the CraftJAXtic Blog with a former prom dress that had been upgraded into a dress resembling what? The TARDIS
6 Who created the Daleks? Terry Nation
7 What is the name used to describe Doctor-Who inspired music often found on YouTube? Trock (Time Lord Rock)
8 Which band did Matt Smith appear with at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival? Orbital
9 How many Proms seasons have featured a Doctor Who Prom? 3
10 What is the name of the Doctor’s yellow roadster? Bessie


ROUND 8: Words Obscured by Joss

1 The 10th Joss

Clue: Ed O’Neill

2 Joss 2: Judgement Day Terminator
3 Ken Bruce has gone Joss, Ken Bruce has gone Joss, Ken Bruce has gone completely Joss Mad
4 Star Trekkin’ Joss the universe… Across
5 By Joss’s Hammer, by the suns of Warvan, you shall be avenged. Grabthar’s
6 The Quatermass Joss Experiment
7 Joss Smart Get
8 Team Joss: World Police America
9 Glengarry, Glen Joss Ross
10 Much Joss About Nothing Ado


Individual Achievement

1 True or False: In real life, Mayim Bialik has a PhD in neurobiology. False, it is in neuroscience.
2 Richard Dean Anderson Video Question: What is the name of the device that opens the Iris? GDO or Garage Door Opener.
3 JG Hertzler Video Question: What is the name of the Bird of Prey commanded by Martok during the war with the Dominion?

I.K.S Rotarran
4 Rocky Horror Picture Show: Jim Sharman is the director of this film. What country does he come from? Australia
5 Star Wars: What was the call sign of Lando Calrissian during the Battle of Endor? Gold Leader
6 Dead Like Me: Callum Blue starred as Mason in Dead Like Me. How did Mason die? Drilled a hole in his head.
7 The X-Files: Which major Emmy did the X-Files win in 1997? Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.