Movie Mom

Movie Mom


Star Trek Quiz (Old School)

posted by Nell Minow

Get ready for this week’s rebooting of the “Stark Trek” saga by revisiting the original television series. How much do you remember about Captain Kirk and his crew, whose origins we will see in the new J.J. Abrams film?
1. What is Captain Kirk’s middle name?tribbles.jpg
2. Where is he from?
3. What is the name of the adorable creatures who came on board the Enterprise as pets but later came close to causing disaster and ultimately saved the day?
4. Creator Gene Roddenberry described the show by saying it would be like what successful series but “set in space?”
5. How long is its mission supposed to last?
6. What kind of crystals are necessary for fuel?
7. What is the name of the ring that was a doorway to any time and place and where (and when) does the crew go when they materialize on Earth?
8. Why did Spock’s father marry a human?
9. What was striking about the warring factions in “Let that Be Your Last Battlefield?”
10. In “Plato’s Stepchildren,” which cast characters shared a memorable kiss?



  • Toby Clark

    1: Tiberius
    2: Iowa
    3: Tribble
    4: Wagon Train
    5: Five years
    6: Dilithium
    7: The Guardian of Forever. 1930s New York
    8: It seemed the logical thing to do at the time.
    9: Their skin is evenly split between black and white, down the centre of the body, but one side were black on the left, white on the right, the other vice versa.
    10: Kirk and Uhura

  • Nell Minow

    WOW!

  • Gwyddion9

    I agree with Toby on his answers with the exception of
    #4 where Roddenberry likened Star Trek as a Western in Space.
    It’s a minor difference but I agree with what he said.

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Thanks, Gwyddion9! Roddenberry did tell the network he saw the show as “Wagon Train in space” when he was trying to sell them on it. At the time, westerns and especially “Wagon Train” were big hits and his idea of having the Enterprise on a mission to explore new places was the same kind of open-ended storyline, with continuing characters encountering new communities and situations each week, that made “Wagon Train” successful.

  • Your Name

    1. What is Captain Kirk’s middle name?
    Tiberius
    2. Where is he from?
    Kansas
    3. What is the name of the adorable creatures who came on board the Enterprise as pets but later came close to causing disaster and ultimately saved the day?
    Tribbles
    4. Creator Gene Roddenberry described the show by saying it would be like what successful series but “set in space?”
    Gunsmoke?
    5. How long is its mission supposed to last?
    5 years
    6. What kind of crystals are necessary for fuel?
    Dilithium
    7. What is the name of the ring that was a doorway to any time and place and where (and when) does the crew go when they materialize on Earth?
    City on the Edge of Forever, but I forget the name of the ring – New York City. Joan Collins before “Dynasty”
    8. Why did Spock’s father marry a human?
    He fell in love.
    9. What was striking about the warring factions in “Let that Be Your Last Battlefield?”
    One was black on the right side and white on the left, the other was white on the right side and black on the left.
    10. In “Plato’s Stepchildren,” which cast characters shared a memorable kiss?
    Kirk and Uhura.

  • Alicia

    Your Name just above was me.

  • Kathleen

    LOVE IT! Can’t wait for the movie.

  • Burke

    8) Sorry, love had nothing to do with it. He found it “the logical thing to do”.
    7) Great question on the best episode in the entire TOS line. Wish I knew without googling, which I won’t do until after I post.

  • Gretchen

    1) Tiberius
    2) Iowa
    3) Tribbles
    4) Wagon Train
    5) 5
    6) Dilithium
    7) Guardian of Forever
    8) It was logical since he was ambassador to Earth
    9) One was white on the right side and black on the left; the other was the reverse.
    10) Kirk and Uhura

  • http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/ Nell Minow

    Terrific, Gretchen! You are a real Trekker.

Previous Posts

What Happened to All the Great Quotable Movie Lines?
Michael Cieply has a fascinating piece in the New York Times about the movie lines we love to quote and why there don't seem to be any new ones. Look through all of the top ten lists of the year, and see if you can think of one quotable line from any of them. That doesn't mean they aren't well wri

posted 3:58:57pm Dec. 20, 2014 | read full post »

George Clooney and the Cast of Downton Abbey
You don't have to be a fan of "Downton Abbey" (or "Mr. Selfridge") to love this hilarious spoof, with guest appearances by Jeremy Piven, George Clooney and the Absolutely Fabulous Joanna Lumley. [iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ryo7fqdmcGQ?rel=0" frameborder="0"] [

posted 1:43:50pm Dec. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Ask Amy Says: A Book on Every Bed
I love to remind people about Amy Dickinson's wonderful "Book on Every Bed" proposal: Here’s how it happens: You take a book (it can be new or a favorite from your own childhood). You wrap it. On Christmas Eve (or whatever holiday you celebrate), you leave the book in a place where Santa is

posted 12:00:42pm Dec. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Interview: Matthew Llewellyn, Composer for Wally Lamb's "Wishin' and Hopin'"
Wishin' and Hopin' is Lifetime movie airing December 21, 2014, based on the novel by Wally Lamb. It stars Molly Ringwald and Meat Loaf with narration by Chevy Chase. Composer Matthew Llewellyn was kind enough to answer my questions about creating a score for this nostalgic holiday story. How d

posted 9:40:56am Dec. 20, 2014 | read full post »

Wild's Cheryl Strayed Has a New Advice Podcast
Before Wild, Cheryl Strayed was the pseudonymous "Dear Sugar" advice columnist for The Rumpus. Her columns were collected in Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar. Writer Steve Almond (Candyfreak: A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America) also wrote as Dear Su

posted 3:59:40pm Dec. 19, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.