Entertainment 43

From the quiz on 18/10/16.

  1. In which US state are the TV series Men Behaving Badly (US), Parks and Recreation, Stranger Things and The Middle all set? Indiana

  2. Which English actor plays the android Kryten in Red Dwarf and was both the original and longest-serving presenter of Scrapheap Challenge? Robert Llewellyn

  3. The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008) and Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009) are two of the four direct-to-DVD films based on which American animated TV series? Futurama

  4. Astaroth, Cervantes, Taki, Sophitia and Nightmare are recurring characters in which long-running series of fighting games developed by Namco? Soul(Calibur)

  5. In the latter two Austin Powers films, what is the name of Dr Evil’s obese, cannibalistic Scottish henchman created and played by Mike Myers? Fat Bastard

  6. Which musical instrument was used for the distinctive “voices” of the Clangers? Swanee whistle (slide whistle)

  7. Which English writer wrote the lyrics for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita? Tim Rice

  8. Which English actress stars as Nick Dunne’s (Ben Affleck’s) missing wife Amy in David Fincher’s 2014 film Gone Girl? Rosamund Pike

  9. In the 1998 film Gods and Monsters, Ian McKellen portrays which English film director, who is perhaps best known for Frankenstein (1931), The Invisible Man (1933) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935)? James Whale

  10. Which video game character technically, although unofficially, made his home début in a 1991 Amiga platform game titled The Adventures of Quik & Silva, whose developers had apparently copied the character from pre-release screenshots? Sonic the Hedgehog

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