Post-apocalyptic TV, radio and film: 10 questions

  1. The terrifying 1984 TV film Threads portrays the aftermath of a nuclear attack on which English city?
  2. In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, what is the name of the alien race which destroys the Earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass?
  3. In which very strange 1974 film starring Sean Connery do a group called the Exterminators worship a floating stone head which gives the film its title?
  4. Who plays the main character Rick Grimes in the first nine series of the television program The Walking Dead?
  5. In which film does an artificial intelligence called Skynet determine that humans are a threat to its existence, and so seeks to wipe them out by launching the US’s nuclear weapons?
  6. Who directed the 2002 zombie film 28 Days Later?
  7. Which 1964 black comedy ends with the United States and USSR starting a nuclear war to the music of “We’ll Meet Again”?
  8. What does Charlton Heston discover at the end of the film The Planet of the Apes to show him that the planet he is on is actually Earth after a nuclear holocaust?
  9. Which 2013 film directed by Bong Joon-Ho depicts a rebellion on a train that shelters the last remnants of humanity after attempts to stop global warming failed.
  10. Which 1995 film directed by Terry Gilliam stars Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt attempting to stop the release of a deadly disease by going back in time to before the outbreak?

Answers below (scroll down)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. The terrifying 1984 TV film Threads portrays the aftermath of a nuclear attack on which English city?
    A: Sheffield
  2. In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, what is the name of the alien race which destroys the Earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass?
    A: The Vogons
  3. In which very strange 1974 film starring Sean Connery do a group called the Exterminators worship a floating stone head which gives the film its title?
    A: Zardoz
  4. Who plays the main character Rick Grimes in the first nine series of the television program The Walking Dead?
    A: Andrew Lincoln
  5. In which film does an artificial intelligence called Skynet determine that humans are a threat to its existence, and so seeks to wipe them out by launching the US’s nuclear weapons?
    A: Terminator
  6. Who directed the 2002 zombie film 28 Days Later?
    A: Danny Boyle
  7. Which 1964 black comedy ends with the United States and USSR starting a nuclear war to the music of “We’ll Meet Again”?
    A: Dr Strangelove
  8. What does Charlton Heston discover at the end of the film The Planet of the Apes to show him that the planet he is on is actually Earth after a nuclear holocaust?
    A: The Statue of Liberty
  9. Which 2013 film directed by Bong Joon-Ho depicts a rebellion on a train that shelters the last remnants of humanity after attempts to stop global warming failed
    A: Snowpiercer
  10. Which 1995 film directed by Terry Gilliam stars Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt attempting to stop the release of a deadly disease by going back in time to before the outbreak?
    A: Twelve Monkeys

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s