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Quiz: Alien movies

posted by Nell Minow

In honor of this month’s most talked-about movie, District 9 and the family movie “Aliens in the Attic,” here’s a quiz about some of the most memorable interplanetary visitors from the history of film.
1. While movie featured aliens who communicated via mashed potatoes, beams of light, and ultimately, musical notes?
2. Which “Star Trek” actor appeared in one of the highest-grossing alien movies of all time?
3. What movie has an alien using a recently-dead human’s DNA to replicate his body?
4. What movie has aliens played by Jim Carrey and Damon Wayans?
5. Some movies feature humans who marry aliens — can you name one?
6. Which Academy award-winning, classically trained actress appeared in two different movies where heart-warming aliens provided some assistance?
7. Aliens seem to like our nation’s capitol. Can you name two movies that feature invasions involving Washington DC landmarks?
8. Which alien story written by Jack Finney has now been made into four different films (so far)?
9. Which cartoon alien has such a strong following among scientists that his image appears on the Mars rover?
10. And which animated alien is befriended by a little Hawaiian girl?
Bonus question: Name two aliens from television series.



  • jestrfyl

    (without reference to imdb)
    1 Close Encounter of the Third Kind
    2 Hmmmm – so many to choose. More research is needed.
    4 Oh nuts, I cant recall the title – but they had seriously funky hair, Julie Brown (?) was in it with Geana Davis as the ditsy girlfriends.
    7 Independence Day, ?
    9 My hero, Marvin the Martian
    10 Stitch of Lilo and Stitch
    Mork, Spock, Worf, Ray Walston’s “My Favorite Martian” (blanking on the character’s name), Superman, and many more

  • Your Name

    1. Close Encounters
    2. Several
    3. Starman with Jeff Bridges
    4. Earthgirls are Easy
    5. My Stepmother is an Alien
    6. Jessica Tandy (Cocoon and batteries not included)
    7. Independence Day and The Day the Earth Stood Still
    8. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    9. Marvin the Martian (and his Aludium 236 explosive space modulator)
    10.Stitch
    Mork, Alf, Martin (My Favorite Martian)

  • jestrfyl

    Ooh, Your Name – nicely done. Now did you use an outside resource or is this all from your personal memory files? I am still stumped on #2. I am tempted to say Nimoy or Frakes, but there is a good chance Stewart (who takes all sorts of work) is the one.

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

    Good work, you guys!
    Hint on #2. In “Star Trek” he is not a human, but in the movie (one of the biggest alien movies of all time), he is human. His character studies aliens and is killed by an alien.

  • Toby Clark

    2: Brent Spiner’s role as the Area 51 scientist in Independence Day.

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

    I would expect no less from you, Toby! Yes, you got it!

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