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THE BATTLESTAR GALACTICA

COMEDY QUIZ


So you think you know everything there is to know about Battlestar Galactica? Then test yourself and take the Battlestar Galactica Comedy Quiz. There are 21 questions in all. If you get 0-5 correct, you're stupid. If you get 6-12 correct, you're not that dumb. If you get 13-20 correct, you're kinda smart. And if you get all 21 correct, then... You're Obssessed with a TV Show! Get A Life!

Really, it's all in good fun.


(1) What is a centon?

a. A minute

b. An hour

c. A day

d. A week

e. Depends which episode you watch


(2) What is a milli-centon?

a. A minute

b. An hour

c. A day

d. A week

e. A milli-WHAT???


(3) What exactly was it that the Cylon raiders would fire?

a. Lasers

b. Bombs

c. Laser bombs

d. Lasers that transform into bombs

e. It's an advanced technology, stupid!


(4) ABC was convinced that Battlestar Galactica would be the number one hit on television and was determined to do everything right. The network went about this by:

a. Rushing the show into production before enough decent scripts could be written

b. Forcing ridiculous story ideas on the writers and producers

c. Censoring most violence, taking away much of the drama

d. Making the villains completely laughable and inept

e. Giving prominent roles to "cute" kids

f. Preempting the show enough times so the ratings would be certain to drop

g. Reusing the same stock footage over and over and over

h. All of the above


(5) When ABC decided to revive Battlestar Galactica as Galactica 1980, it was determined not to repeat the same mistakes it made the first time. What mistakes did the network repeat?

a. Rushing the show into production before enough decent scripts could be written

b. Forcing ridiculous story ideas on the writers and producers

c. Censoring most violence, taking away much of the drama

d. Making the villains completely laughable and inept

e. Giving prominent roles to "cute" kids

f. Preempting the show enough times so the ratings would be certain to drop

g. Reusing the same stock footage over and over and over

h. All of the above


(6) In creating Battlestar Galactica, Glen Larson attempted to appeal to die-hard science fiction fans by:

a. Taking us to fascinating alien societies we had never seen before

b. Hiring writers with deep backgrounds in science fiction

c. Presenting a well-thought out Colonial system of time

d. Offering exciting new special effects every week

e. Rehashing every TV cliche imaginable


(7) At the end of Saga Of A Star World, the planet Carillon exploded because:

a. The planet was filled with tylium, a highly explosive fuel

b. Starbuck and Apollo ignited the tylium during their ground battle with Cylon centurions

c. The Cylon basestar ignited the tylium when it fired its lasers at Starbuck and Apollo

d. Well, Star Wars ended with a big explosion, so Galactica might as well, too!


(8) When Battlestar Galactica finished the 1978-79 season at number 24, becoming the highest rated science fiction series in television history and the best performing series ever in the highly competitive Sunday night time slot, ABC showed its appreciation by:

a. Giving the cast and crew raises

b. Increasing the show's budget so that even better episodes could be produced

c. Taking away the censors so that the stories would no longer be hindered

d. Giving the writers more time to create better scripts

e. Canceling it


(9) When making the theatrical trailer, Battlestar Galactica: The Second Coming, Richard Hatch decided to completely ignore the events of Galactica 1980. That said, in which of the following ways are The Second Coming and Galactica 1980 NOT alike?

a. The grown-up Boxey's name is Troy

b. Richard Lynch plays a villain

c. The Gemini freighter is destroyed in a battle with the Cylons

d. The Colonials haven't seen the Cylons in many, many yahrens

e. The Colonials believe they have eluded the Cylons for good, only to discover they haven't

f. A new generation of Colonial warriors has emerged

g. The Colonials have found a planet to settle on

h. The Cylons have evolved as a race

i. The Cylons have an upgraded Cylon raider

j. Starbuck is lost in battle and presumed dead

k. Those furkin' Super Scouts!


(10) At what point did Battlestar Galactica's storylines begin to get slightly repetitive?

a. Apollo is stranded on a planet in The Lost Warrior

b. Cree is stranded on a planet in The Gun On Ice Planet Zero

c. Starbuck is stranded on a planet in The Young Lords

d. Starbuck, Apollo, and Cassiopea are stranded on a planet in Greetings From Earth

e. Starbuck and Apollo are stranded on a planet in Experiment In Terra

f. Like... Duh!!!


(11) Baltar sold out the entire human race because

a. Hmmmm...

b. Well,

c. Let me think...

d. He was EVIL!!!


(12) For selling out the entire human race, Baltar's punishment from the Council of Twelve was:

a. Torture

b. Slavery

c. Execution

d. His own private room on the prison barge, a better living accomodation than what most of the people in the fleet had


(13) In an interview before the series began, Maren Jensen said her character Athena would be a ground-breaking role for women in television. We knew this was true when:

a. Athena sat on the bridge while the men performed all the heroics

b. By the second episode, the women were all reduced to window dressing

c. Athena spent all her time chasing after and being womanized by Starbuck

d. Athena was revealed to be a school teacher

e. During a Cylon kamikaze attack, Athena was completely helpless and needed Boomer to save her

f. Athena disappeared halfway through the season and was never seen again

g. None of the above


(14) Despite the staggering number of people who had to be left behind due to the lack of ships, the Colonials decided to take criminals with them on their voyage because:

a. The criminals were believed to have been first-time offenders

b. Adama wanted the fleet to have a little of everything

c. You can't do a rip-off of The Guns Of Navarone and The Dirty Dozen unless you have criminals!


(15) True or False: When Adama decides to seek out the planet Earth, he has absolutely no clue where it is.


(16) The Eastern Alliance was a unique contrast to the Cylons in that:

a. They had personality

b. They were multi-dimensional villains

c. They were a believable threat to the Colonials

d. They were shallow stereotypes of the Soviet Union


(17) How did having eyes that swerved back and forth affect the Cylons in battle?

a. They couldn't see anything

b. They couldn't hit anything

c. Their entire garrison gets wiped out by five children

d. Their entire squadron loses to a group of inexperienced pilots that had never flown before

e. They lose 50 ships for every 1 ship they destroy

f. How did they ever win the war, anyway?

g. All of the above


(18) In The Long Patrol, the Galactica enters a new galaxy where no humans had ever been before. Logically, the Galactica soon discovers:

a. There are humans on the asteroid Proteus who know of the Colonials

b. There are humans on the planet Sectar who know of the Colonials

c. There are humans of the planet Attila who know of the Colonials

d. Gammoray, which the Colonials know of

e. All of the above


(19) When did Battlestar Galactica finally appear to be hitting its stride?

a. Apollo lands on the "Old West" world of Equellus

b. Siress Bellaby becomes a charming love interest for Adama

c. Starbuck crashes on the planet Attila and needs to be rescued

d. Starbuck is the center of a thrilling murder mystery

e. Apollo and Starbuck make blatant sexist remarks about the female cadets

f. The final episode, which aired after the series was canceled


(20) Apollo was considered by many to be the greatest warrior in the fleet. Which of the following might cause one to doubt this just a little?

a. In Saga Of A Star World when Apollo returns in time to warn the Colonials of the Cylon attack but takes an hour to find the bridge

b. In Fire In Space when Apollo fries the Galactica command center and nearly kills everyone in it

c. In The Lost Warrior when Apollo inexplicably flys so far away from the fleet that he doesn't have enough fuel to make it back

d. In Greetings From Earth when Apollo is the one who captures the Terran shuttle and then rants and raves for an hour that it should be let go

e. All of the above


(21) When did Galactica 1980 finally appear to be hitting its stride?

a. The moment we heard its informative educational dialogue

b. The moment we recognized its repetitive stock footage

c. The moment we realized Adama was going senile

d. The moment we realized there would be zero consistency between any two episodes

e. All those thrilling car chases

f. The final episode, which aired after the series was canceled


Answers: (1) e. (2) 2. (3) e. (4) h. (5) h. (6) e. (7) d. (8) e. (9) k. (10) f. (11) d. (12) d. (13) g. (14) c. (15) True. (16) d. (17) d. (18) e. (19) f. (20) e. (21) f.


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