Thursday, 25 May 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 25-4-2017: Star Wars

You know, in the midst of all the news about Manchester?

In the midst of the blast, the shrapnel, the arrests … ?

It’s very easy to overlook the fact that the second actor to play James Bond — Sir Roger Moore — has died.

I don’t know about you, but I saw The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker at the cinema: and enjoyed Moore’s self deprecating, but very knowing take on the character.

And I’m very aware that most actors have taken their cue from Connery’s version, Pierce Brosnan, in particular, took his from Moore.

He’ll be missed.


Now … 

Just as a quick aside … ?

I’ve just seen a preview clip fro this week’s upcoming episode of Dr Who: The Pyramid at the End of the World.

And have a confession: I find the Monks’ mouth action when talking vague — very vaguely, I’ll confess — reminiscent of someone else.

But, here, there you go … !

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet: with no-one putting in their answers.

Let’s see who we can persuade to try today’s Star Wars themed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) Forty years ago, today, 25th May, 1977, saw the original release of the first Star Wars movie.   What was it called?
Q2) That original film was re-titled in 1981: to include a subtitle.   What sub-title?
Q3) The film got its UK release in 1977.   When: 25th, 26th or 27th December?
Q4) The hero of the film, Luke Skywalker, was played by Mark Hamill.   Hamill has provided the voice for a cartoon version of which Batman villain?
Q5) Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia in the film.   Name either of her celebrity parents.
Q6) David Prowse wore the costume, James Earl Jones provided the voice.   Of which Star Wars character?
Q7) Han Solo was played by Harrison Ford: who also played Rick Deckard, in a Ridley Scott film.   Which Ridley Scott film?
Q8) More to the point, Han Solo flies a YT-1300 freighter.   Called the Millennium … what?
Q9) Peter Cushing appears in Star Wars as Grand Moff Tarkin: commander of the Galactic Empire’s huge evil space station.   That space station was called the what?
Q10) Alec Guinness appeared in Star Wars: as Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi.   Ben Kenobi is what kind of knight?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) Sarah Josepha Hale’s best known poem was first published: on 24th May, 1830.   Which nursery rhyme was that poem?
Q2) The President of France issued an ultimatum on 24th May, 1968, to striking students and workers: an ultimatum asking them to back him or sack him.   Which French President issued the ultimatum?
Q3) The Judgement of Paris took place: on 24th May, 1976.   The Judgement was between French and Californian what?
A3) Wines.   (Much to everyone’s surprise?   The Californians won: doing the New World Wine industry a HUGE favour …)
Q4) The Treaty of Moscow was signed on 24th May, 2002, between the USA and Russia.   Name either country’s then leader.
A4) President George W. Bush or President Vladimir Putin.
Q5) Finally … Cordón Caulle began erupting, on 24th May, 1960.   The volcano is in which country?
A5) Chile.
I’ll leave you with a quote …
“In my experience, there is no such thing as luck.”
Obi-wan Kenobi.
And some music … 

And a reminder: today’s Star Wars themed questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day!


Nina, the Wonder-Wench said...

Too good a quiz to miss, Nik Nak dear... ;)

1. Star Wars
2. Episode IV, A New Hope
3. 27th
4. The Joker
5. Debbie Reynolds, Eddie Fisher
6. Darth Vader
7. Blade Runner
8. Falcon
9. The Death Star
10. A Jedi knight

(Must be too easy if I can manage it... ;) )

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Stars Wars
Q2) Episode IV. A New Hope
Q3) 27th
Q4) The Joker
Q5) Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Q6) Darth Vader
Q7) Blade Runner
Q8) Falcon
Q9) Death Star
Q10) A Jedi Knight
Sorry about yesterday. I was taking a test in the morning (I passed the course to become an instructor for the University of the People. I don't know if I'll start in June or September yet, but I'll be busy!) and was convinced I had visited until very late in the evening...