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PEE Poll: Obscure Sci-Fi knowledge
Star Trek (including all series')   -10 (20.8%)
Stargate   -0 (0%)
Star Wars   -9 (18.8%)
Stargate SG1   -1 (2.1%)
Red Dwarf   -6 (12.5%)
Lexx   -0 (0%)
Babylon 5   -3 (6.3%)
Blade Runner   -2 (4.2%)
The X- Files   -2 (4.2%)
Futurama (Yaaay!)   -15 (31.3%)
Total Voters: 48

Nixorbo

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« Reply #40 on: 02-05-2002 08:07 »

Hmm, good point.  Meh, as long as it's not me.
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« Reply #41 on: 02-05-2002 22:54 »

Another thing: Indiana Jones was directed by Spielberg, not Lucas. Lucas was the creator/writer/executive producer guy.
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« Reply #42 on: 02-06-2002 11:51 »

 smile Less obscure and nothing really neccasarily coincidental, or linked, but Julian "General Veers" Glover was also in Indiana Jones: And The Last(or is it lost?  confused ) Crusade as a bad American guy working for the Nazis. Can't remember his name...
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« Reply #43 on: 02-06-2002 13:03 »

Two Imperial officers, two Indiana Jones Nazis...coincidence?  I think so.
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« Reply #44 on: 02-06-2002 15:47 »

Gillian Anderson got the call that she got the part of Scully the same day her last unemployment check arrived. She went to the audition with uncombed hair in a dress several sizes to big looking kind of like a street urchin but Chris Carter liked her and now she's Scully.
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« Reply #45 on: 02-06-2002 15:49 »

another obscure X-Files fact. Gillian who plays Scully does believe in aliens. David who plays Mulder does not. Go figure.
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« Reply #46 on: 02-06-2002 18:54 »

Well, i voted for Red Dwarf.
Kryten could not say smeg head to Rimmer (A hologram of a dead guy from the ship) and took a whole episode of saying smeeeeggggg hiiiiiddddd and variations till he got to smeg head!
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« Reply #47 on: 02-07-2002 06:06 »

That's not really obscure.
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« Reply #48 on: 02-07-2002 07:09 »
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I voted Red Dwarf.

Did you know?
Rimmer was never promoted as he failed the exam for promotion 40 times. His best result ever was when he wrote, "I am a fish" all down the page and passed out.
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« Reply #49 on: 02-07-2002 08:07 »

Red Dwarf
Okay it might be obscure okey the actorwho played the first Kryten in the episode Kryten, later returned as the voice of the talkee toaster
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« Reply #50 on: 02-07-2002 13:07 »

I would have never have guessed that, they sound so different.

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« Reply #51 on: 02-07-2002 13:17 »

Right got his name now it is David Ross not that it really matters.  smile
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« Reply #52 on: 02-07-2002 18:38 »

Question; was that Robert Lewellyn as the Mirror in Shrek? It sounded like him.
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« Reply #53 on: 02-07-2002 21:42 »

Nope, Chris Miller
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« Reply #54 on: 02-08-2002 00:30 »

Holy crap, I knew that mirror sounded like the guy from The Thing What Lurked in the Tub.
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« Reply #55 on: 02-11-2002 01:44 »

The guy who played the body of Darth Vader was the chap from the Green Cross Code advert and the Jolly Green Giant from the sweetcorn ad.

Darth Vader had three actors play him, his body, his voice and his face in Return of the Jedi.
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« Reply #56 on: 02-11-2002 02:39 »

Red Dwarf! of course, you smeg head
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« Reply #57 on: 02-11-2002 12:47 »

A long time ago
in a galaxy far far away...........

that and Futurama!!   big grin
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« Reply #58 on: 02-11-2002 15:35 »

Hey wait there is a show missing... where's Farscape  mad  I have tons of stuff for that like
originally Dargo had green eyes but due to an accedent on the show Anthony Simcoe could no longer wear contacts an hence Dargo now has Blue eyes.
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« Reply #59 on: 02-11-2002 18:59 »

Luke is Vader's SON!! Didn't know THAT did ya!

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« Reply #60 on: 06-25-2004 00:56 »
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
I voted for Futurama and my obscure Sci-Fi knowledge is that you are all nerds and I hate you.    big grin


Futurama is alterative science fiction.  Science fiction that people who aren't typically nerds like.  A show like Star Trek is more for people with skin problems and live in their parents; basement and spend time on their computers alot.  While Futurama is admired by those type of people and others.  But their nothing wrong with those people I might add.


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« Reply #61 on: 06-25-2004 02:27 »

Fryfan, you bumped a two-year-old thread just to insult sci-fi fans?  What the hell?

Okay, here's something most PEELers might not know: Jeffrey Willerth, who was the guy inside the Kosh suit on Babylon 5, is married to Patricia Tallman, who played Lyta Alexander.

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« Reply #62 on: 06-25-2004 02:40 »
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Fryfan, you bumped a two-year-old thread just to insult sci-fi fans?  What the hell?


Oh course not, what kind of person do you think I am?  That would mean I'd be insulting myself since, I'm a huge sci-fi fan. I'm just merely stating the stereotype of what people view sci-fi fans as being. 

I was joking get it?
(David A gives an unsure no)
That's what makes it so funny.    laff
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« Reply #63 on: 06-25-2004 03:14 »

1. You bumped a thread about obscure sci-fi knowledge, but you didn't post any obscure sci-fi facts.  Around here, we call that spam.

2. Jokes are traditionally funny.  You are not.

3. Here's another obscure sci-fi fact: Futurama's own Katey Sagal is the daughter of Boris Sagal, director of the sci-fi classic, The Omega Man.
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« Reply #64 on: 06-25-2004 17:49 »

In an seaon 1 episode of Stargate SG-1, actress Amanda Tapping, who plays Samantha Carter had to do a stunt where she gets pushed over and bangs her head on the wall of an elevator, except that she actually did hit her head and was knocked unconcious for a while.

Go SG-1!!  big grin
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« Reply #65 on: 06-25-2004 19:19 »
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Here are related sci-fi facts.  Will Smith was originally offered the part for Neo in the first Matrix movie, but turned it down.  He couldn't understand the plot of the movie.   How ironic that his wife would accept a part in the sequels.

Also, in the original Planet of the Apes. Linda Harrison got the part as Nova because she dated FOX studio boss Richard Zanuck and married him in 1968.Richard Zanuck would go on to produce the 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes and Linda would make a cameo.

Leonard Nimoy tried to horn in on his Spock image by doing a video in the late 1960's dedicated to Bilbo Baggins from LOTR

The video was called, "the Ballad of bilbo baggins."

Steve Spielberg was excutive producer of two 80's movies.  The Goonies and Germlins.

The Goonies was basically a satire of Indiana Jones.

Germlins has references to Spielberg's other two films ET and Close Encounters.
A scene where we see a movie theater showing, "A Boy's Life" (the original title to ET) and "Keep Watching the Skies."

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Incidently, TNUK, Mark Hamill also did the voice of the Hobgoblin in the classic Spiderman, and I thought he was the regular Joker voice in the animated series.

He also does the voice of Solomon Grundy on Justice League.


Is that better?
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« Reply #66 on: 06-25-2004 20:47 »
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The creature that attacks our guys inside the trash compactor aboard the first Death Star in A New Hope are called Dianogas. This name is derived from the name of the early concept ideas for the Jedis. That name was Dai Nogas, or just Dai. Dai evolved into Jedi and the original name was jumbled around until it became a crazy monster that lives off trash from space stations.

Maurice Lamarche does the voice of the droid Gus on Scifi.com's Tripping the Rift, which is basically a parody of Star Wars/Trek and more in glorious 3D CG. The pilot wasn't the first of this series- for a while, a short pilot-pilot created by Stephen Root (yes- that Stephen Root) had been floating around the interweb. By the way- Gina Gershon voices Six of One- a sexual-relief-android... "Could one of you boys show me around your big, hard, throbbing monolith?".. Golden. Another curious factoid: There is a character on that show called T'Nuk- she°s the single most repulsive female in the galaxy- T'Nuk/TNUK... makes you think, doesn't it?

(voted SW)
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« Reply #67 on: 06-26-2004 01:54 »
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Maurice Lamarche also did the voice of Dizzy Devil on the cartoon tiny toons.

Also, the Disney cartoon Gargoyles featured many actors from different Star Trek shows.  In fact, Gargoyles has officially featured stars from the first four "Star Trek" series.


Jonathan Frakes (from TNG) played David Xanatos and Marina Sirtis (from TNG) played Demona. Micheal Dorn (Wolf) played Coldstone. Brent Spiner (Data)played Puck

Morgan Sheppard who played Xanatos' father played Dr. Ira Graves in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and a Klingon in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and also played Qatai in Star Trek: Voyager.

Tony Jay (who played Campio in Star Trek: The Next Generation) played Anubis on the show.

Colm Meaney (from TNG and Deep Space Nine.) voiced a character on the cartoon show.

Kate Mulgrew (who played Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager) played Fox's mom Anastasia Renard

LeVar Burton (who played Geordie LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation)played a character called Anansi.

Avery Brooks (who played Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) played a character called Nokkar.

Nichelle Nichols from the original Star Trek voiced Diane Maza, Detective Elisa Maza's mother.

Paul Winfield from Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan also voiced for the show.  I think he was the blind guy who teaches the gargoyles to read.

 
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« Reply #68 on: 06-26-2004 04:54 »

Yes Totalnerduk is corret they did film an American Red Dwarf and in this version the "Cat" was played by Terry Farrell.  She went on to play Lt. Jadzia Dax on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. 
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« Reply #69 on: 06-26-2004 06:01 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
Leonard Nimoy tried to horn in on his Spock image by doing a video in the late 1960's dedicated to Bilbo Baggins from LOTR

The video was called, "the Ballad of bilbo baggins."

Witness the horror for yourself.

On another note: not exactly sci-fi, but since somebody mentioned Indiana Jones earlier, I'll bring this up:

In "Radiers of the Lost Ark", the idea of having Jones simply shoot the machete-wielding Arab was an on-location improv by Harrison Ford. Suffering from diarrhea thanks to the quality of the local water, Ford suggested to director Spielberg that he simply shoot the thug to get the scene over quicker, thus allowing Ford to get to the bathroom.
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« Reply #70 on: 06-26-2004 06:47 »

I voted for Blade runner but Futurama was a close second.
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« Reply #71 on: 06-26-2004 14:49 »

I liked a lot of those but voted for Futurama, although since it parodies sci-fi a lot it may not qualify in some people's minds. Then again, sci-fi nowadays does that all the time...

That Patricia Tallman person Tweek mentioned in this thread some 2 years ago, and that David A. brought up again; is this the same Patricia Tallman  I remember from the remake of Night of the Living dead?(color version, not sure what year) I really liked her in that, if it is the same person I am glad she got more work in the business.
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« Reply #72 on: 06-26-2004 15:11 »

Another obscure Indiana Jones fact: The reason Indy never loses his hat in any of the movies is because the scenes are filmed out of sequence and no-one could be bothered to keep track of when Indy has his hat.

@Klumsy Kitty- IMDB says yes, this is the same Patricia Tallman. Not only that, but checking her filmography reveals that she has also appeared in the first Austin Powers film- as the waitress who turns out to be a man.
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« Reply #73 on: 06-26-2004 15:41 »

Not really a Sci-fi obscure fact but in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, since John Cleese was afraid of heights, the whole of the French Castle scene was filmed using either a 3 foot heigh replica wall or using a stunt python but with the voice dubbed over!
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« Reply #74 on: 06-26-2004 16:13 »
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Futurama...
stuff and junk...
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« Reply #75 on: 06-26-2004 17:24 »

 
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Not really a Sci-fi obscure fact but in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, since John Cleese was afraid of heights, the whole of the French Castle scene was filmed using either a 3 foot heigh replica wall or using a stunt python but with the voice dubbed over!

That's close, but a little mixed up. The 3-foot replica wall was to allow the film crew to get close-ups -- if you've seen that part of the movie, you could understand why they might not be very keen (heh) to raise cameras up that high on the castle wall to do it authentically.

And I'm not sure about this, but I though a stunt double was used for long shots because Cleese had to be on the ground as a knight, since they were filming both angles simultaneously. You could be right, though; it's been a while since I listened to the DVD commentaries.
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« Reply #76 on: 06-27-2004 07:18 »

 
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Futurama is alterative science fiction.  Science fiction that people who aren't typically nerds like.  A show like Star Trek is more for people with skin problems and live in their parents; basement and spend time on their computers alot.  While Futurama is admired by those type of people and others.  But their nothing wrong with those people I might add.

Holy crap, that post you quoted was from 2001. Welcome to the 21st century, fryfan.

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« Reply #77 on: 06-27-2004 21:46 »
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Futurama is alterative science fiction.  Science fiction that people who aren't typically nerds like.  A show like Star Trek is more for people with skin problems and live in their parents; basement and spend time on their computers alot.  While Futurama is admired by those type of people and others.  But their nothing wrong with those people I might add.

Holy crap, that post you quoted was from 2001. Welcome to the 21st century, fryfan.



Actually the last post was from 2002, but hey who's counting.  As about what I said, that was what Nichelle Nichlos from WNFHGB said about Star Trek fans, only I just embelished even more and added on.  It could have been worse, I could have made a new thread. 
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« Reply #78 on: 06-28-2004 00:36 »

 
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Actually the last post was from 2002

 
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« Reply #79 on: 06-28-2004 01:39 »

 
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Kate Mulgrew (who played Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager) played Fox's mom Anastasia Renard
 

Now she does voiceovers for Ford Freestar commercials, what a shame.

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