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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

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Well, let give it a try with "The Jetsons"
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Good for one. :)

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Let's chuck in Futurama and Rick and Morty, too.

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Futurama: yes, definitely!
Rick and Morty: I accept it regardless of I dislike the dark atmosphere, it contain plenty SF and humor.
Zig and Zag: I never seen it, sorry.

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Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:23 pm

Zig and Zag: I never seen it, sorry.

Haha, it's a kids show Norby.
Two aliens crash on Earth and decide to live here. Definitely sci-fi and definitely 'comedy' so it counts, but I only added it for a laugh so you can 'ban' it if you want to :lol:
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Dexter's Laboratory.
Phineas and Ferb.

Could have included some much earlier stuff like The Herculoids and He-Man but they were only funny in how badly animated and scripted they were. Jonny Quest comes to mind as well but humor was not the intent on that show although the characters were fairly funny in a stereotypical sort of way. Just what was the undercurrent relationship between Dr. Quest and Race Bannon that could not be mentioned on T.V. back in the 60's?
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Zig and Zag: ok, I looked into and found acceptable.
Dexter's Laboratory and Phineas and Ferb are nice hits!

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Duck Dodgers
Trigun
Cowboy Bebop

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Norby wrote:
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Zig and Zag: ok, I looked into and found acceptable.
It's a very silly program - my kids watch it sometimes (although it's probably for younger children) and so I find myself watching it as well :oops:
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Other than Godzilla and King Kong name five Giant Monsters.

Bonus points if they are not Toho creations.

Lots of bonus points if you can name the movie that predates the original Godzilla by a year featuring a giant alien robot bent on stealing all of Earth's energy from its power plants.

All right it is a Science Fiction sub-genre but what the hey, these kind of movies are fun in their own weird way.
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T-Rex in Jurassic Park?

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My all-time favourite, The Giant Claw


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T-Rex, no, not giant enough. Looking for monsters on a Godzilla scale of around 400 feet tall and/or long.

Had forgotten about The Giant Claw but it does live in my memory from years past now that you reminded me of it. That is one out of five plus bonus points to Smivs for it not being a Toho Giant Monster.
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The space worm thing from The Empire Strikes Back
The giant squid from It Came From Beneath The Sea animated by Ray Harryhausen
The monster from Cloverfield
The energy ball throwing bugs from the Starship Troopers film - I think they're big enough
Galactus - the comics version, not the stupid film thing

Also most of the larger creatures of the Cthulhu mythos especially Cthulhu, avatars of Yog-Sothoth, etc. - borderline SF since they were apparently alien, not demonic as such.
And the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from the first Ghostbusters film if you accept that as SF rather than supernatural.
And Lexx and Moya, if living starships count. Lexx ate planets occasionally, so is definitely a monster.

No idea on the giant robot though.

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Space Worm from The Empire Strikes Back - Yes (plus non Toho bonus points)

Giant Squid/Octopus from It Came From Beneath The Sea - Yes (plus non Toho bonus points)

The Monster from Cloverfield - an intentionally vague Yes (plus non Toho bonus points)

The energy ball throwing bugs from the Starship Troopers film - No, not big enough.

Galactus - the comics version, not the stupid film thing - This one is tough to decide on. While Galactus could change his size at will he really is not so much a monster as a universal force of balance. Plus the fact the he was usually depicted as being large but not as large as the monsters set by the criteria. Going to have to go with a No on this one.

Most of the larger creatures of the Cthulhu mythos especially Cthulhu, avatars of Yog-Sothoth, etc. - borderline SF since they were apparently alien, not demonic as such - Yes, Alien vs. Demonic does not matter as it was not part of the original criteria. (plus non Toho bonus points)

The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from the first Ghostbusters film if you accept that as SF rather than supernatural - No, while big still not big enough.

Lexx and Moya, if living starships count. Lexx ate planets occasionally, so is definitely a monster. Yes on Lexx after doing some due diligence research. No on Moya as she really never did anything overtly monstrous.

That gives the win to ffutures for the right to post the next challenge.

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Just to give some examples of what was in my head when this question was posted.
Rodan
Mothra
Ghidorah
Gamera
Reptilicus
Gorgo

As for the final question in my original post a mistake was made on my part. The original Godzilla was released in 1954 while the film referred to was released in 1957. Somehow it got into my head that the original Godzilla was released in 1958.

That 1957 film was: Kronos.

It remains one of the few American movies in this genre albeit one with a more Sci-Fi bend to it than its Japanese counterparts.
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