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Daily Trivia: 1/24/13

Question: For which Stephen King film did AC/DC provide the soundtrack?


Last Question: What was the name of the robot on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century?

Answer: Twiki

Great job Jim!!

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century ran for two seasons between 1979 – 1981, and the pilot was released in theaters a few months before the series aired. Much like the original Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers was inspired by the success of Star Wars. The title character, Captain William Anthony “Buck” Rogers, was played by Gil Gerard (who just turned 70 yesterday). He was a NASA pilot who commanded Ranger 3, a space shuttle that is launched in May 1987. Because of a life support malfunction, Buck is accidentally frozen for 504 years before the derelict spacecraft is discovered in the year 2491. He was revived, and found out that civilization on Earth was rebuilt after a nuclear war. The series followed him as he tried to fit into 25th-Century culture. Due to his pilot and combat skills, he was able to help defend Earth against evil. Rogers is aided in his adventures by his friend and semi-romantic interest, Colonel Wilma Deering, played by Erin Gray (who would later appear in Silver Spoons), and his comic sidekick robot, Twiki. Twiki was voiced by Bugs Bunny’s Mel Blanc. Ratings dropped significantly after the second season premiere. NBC cancelled the series at the end of an eleven-episode strike-abbreviated season.

Here is a scene with Twiki:

 

And here is the show opening:

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Daily Trivia: 1/23/13

Question: What was the name of the robot on Buck Rogers in the 25th Century?


Last Question: What field guide by author Lisa Birnbach claimed, “It is the inalienable right of every man, woman and child to wear khaki.”?

Answer: The Official Preppy Handbook

Great job Kickin’ It Old School (@OldSchool80s)!!

Ah, The Official Preppy Handbook – the bible of all things preppy. This tongue-in-cheek book informed us that “looking, acting, and ultimately being Prep is not restricted to an elite minority lucky enough to attend prestigious private schools, just because an ancestor or two happened to arrive here on the Mayflower”.

So what comes to your mind when you hear the word “Prep” or “Preppy”? The first thing I think of is the collar turned up.

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