Friday, 27 December 2013

The Daily Teaser — 27-12-2013: A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far, Away … 

I have to say, I think Jude — my nephew — had a thoroughly fun time, yesterday … !

Did I tell you it was his birthday … ?

I didn’t … ?

It was his birthday, yesterday!

And the sheer amount of cars he ended up getting was … unsurprising, now I come to think of it … !

He’s a bit of a car nut, that nephew of mine … !



Moving on,
Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ video … 

Q1) 27th December, 1977. saw the original UK release of the first Star Wars film: what was it called … ?
Q2) What is it now called … ?
Q3) Mark Hamill played the film’s hero: who was that hero?
Q4) The hero and his companions end up rescuing Princess … who … ?
Q5) One of those companions — Ben ‘Obi Wan’ Kenobi — was what kind of knight … ?
Q6) Who played that knight, in that original movie … ?
Q7) The film had two main villains: Darth Vader and Grand Moff Tarkin.   Who played Grand Moff Tarkin … ?
Q8) Darth Vader was voiced by James Earl Jones: and (physically) played by who … ?
Q9) Name either of the two main robot characters in the film.
Q10) Finally … what’s the name of the space-going battle-station destroyed at the end of the film … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th December is Boxing Day: it’s ALSO St Stephen’s Day.   Which king — according to the old carol — looked out on the Feast of Stephen … ?
Q2) That king was ACTUALLY a Duke of which European region: Transylvania, Bohemia or Moldova … ?
A2) Bohemia.
Q3) In which country of the British Isles is Saint Stephen’s Day ALSO known as the ‘Day of the Wren’ … ?
Q4) In horse racing, the King George 6th Chase is held on Boxing Day, at Kempton Park.   In which English county is Kempton Park: Surrey, Sussex or Kent … ?
A4) Surrey.
Q5) Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia all have Saint Stephen as their patron saint.   Which Communist country were they once all a part of … ?
Q6) Two Spanish regions also have Saint Stephen as a Patron saint: name either … 
A6) Catalonia and the Balearic Islands: Majorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera, in other words.
Q7) Which one hit wonders had a hit with ‘BoxerBeat’ … ?
A7) JoBoxers.
Q8) In which English county would you find the village of Box … ?
A8) Wiltshire.   (The Brunel designed Box tunnel is very well known)
Q9) What nickname is given to the flight — or data — recorder on planes and other form of transport … ?
A9) A black box.
Q10) Finally … a humidor is a box designed to contained what … ?
A10) Cigars.
I’ll leave you with a very well known tag-line …
“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...”
And the one tune I could leave you with, given the question set … 

After all that … ?

Have a good day … !

*        Any idea which one, Debbi … ?   (I know Anna, my other sister, managed to get me Suggs’ autobiography, and Mum picked up Raising Steam)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It was The Carpet People.

I told him I'd read two other books by Pratchett, and he asked what they were like. So I told him about Discworld, the characters like Death and so on, and he seemed intrigued!

Both of Rick's cousins are into fantasy fiction, like Tolkien, the Hobbit, and the like. It's interesting to see that the stuff I read as a teen is coming back into vogue in the movies. :)

1. Star Wars
2. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
3. Luke Skywalker
4. Leia
5. Jedi
6. Alec Guiness
7. Peter Cushing
8. David Prowse
9. R2-D2 & C-3PO
10. the Death Star