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At New York Comic Con I co-hosted Emmy Laybourne’s show POST-APOCALYPSE NOW!

Here are trivia questions from the show — along with a bunch we didn’t use.  (Scroll to the bottom for the answers)  

Q1. What Garbage Pail Kid shares his name with the hero of a post-apocalyptic trilogy?
Q2. What big-budget post-apocalyptic adventure was completely ignored because it came out shortly after STAR WARS?
Q3: The dog from A BOY & HIS DOG also appeared on what classic TV sitcom?


Q4.What futuristic novel has been adapted into 6 theatrical films, a TV series, a Saturday morning cartoon and several comic books?
Q5. Which Resident Evil movie takes place in Las Vegas? 
Q6. The 1988 video game MAN HUNTER takes place in a post-apocalyptic future in what city?
Q7. Richard Matheson’s novel I AM LEGEND has been made into 3 movies.  Name them.

Q8. What American musician is mentioned by name in the book WORLD WAR Z ? 

Q9. The trailer for the post-apocalyptic movie CHERRY 2000 uses music from what Martin Scorcese film?
Q10. 12 MONKEYS is a remake of what French film?


Q11. What pair of brothers directed a 2010 post-apocalypse film starring Tom Waits and Mila Kunis?

Q12. In Peter Bagge’s graphic novel APOCALYPSE NERD two survivors battle to the death over a bottle of soda. What was the brand?

Q13. What 1980’s post-apocalyptic comic book features mutant kangaroos?
Q14. THE ROAD was written by Cormac McCarthy. Name two other books by Cormac McCarthy.
Q15. What two post-apocalyptic movies starred Kevin Costner?
Q16. Who got her start in what post-apocalyptic movie CHERRY 2000?
Q17. Name the actor who played Sam Hell in HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN
Q18. Christian Bale has starred in two post-apocalyptic movies, TERMINATOR SALVATION and what other film?

Q19. What 2010 TV series included a plot twist of seeing the post-apocalyptic future that plays out in the year 2020?
Q20. According to the opening credits of THUNDARR THE BARBARIAN civilization was destroyed in what year?


Q21. The CBS drama JERICHO aired on CBS from 2006 – 2008, it played on what night of the week?
  
Q22: Damnation Alley’s THE LANDMASTER later appeared as the “Paperboy 2000” on what sitcom?


THE APE GAME:
Name all 5 of the original PLANET OF THE APES movies in order of their theatrical release. In 30 seconds.

BONUS: Name all 5 of the original PLANET OF THE APESmovies in chronological order.

THE ZOMBIE GAME:
Name all George Romero DEAD movies, in order of their theatrical release. In 30 seconds.
THE SPEED ROUND: Post-Apocalyptic or Not?
Identify if the story is post-apocalyptic or not.  
For example, if I saw STAR WARS the answer is “NOT” because it took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away
NOTE: This was an action-packed speed-round where the audience member came up on stage and played for a grand-prize plus a small prize for each member of the audience. You really had to be there for the full-effect.
DISTRICT 9
NIGHT OF THE COMET
THE ADVENTUES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI
DEATHSPORT
BOOK OF ELI
QUINTET
TYLER PERRY’S MADEA GOES TO JAIL
ROLLERBALL
BRAZIL
THE STAND
DAYBREAKERS
ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES
*** ANSWERS ***
Q1: What Garbage Pail Kid shares his name with the hero of a post-apocalyptic trilogy?
A: MAD MAX
Q2: What big-budget post-apocalyptic adventure was completely ignored because it came out shortly after STAR WARS?
A: DAMNATION ALLEY

Q3: The dog from A BOY & HIS DOG also appeared on what classic TV sitcom?
A: THE BRADY BUNCH (“Blood” was also “Tiger”)
Q4: What futuristic novel has been adapted into 6 theatrical films, a TV series, a Saturday morning cartoon and several comic books?
A: MONKEY PLANET (aka Planet of the Apes)

Q5: Which RESIDENT EVIL movie takes place in Las Vegas? 

A: RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION

Q6: The 1988 video game MAN HUNTER takes place in a post-apocalyptic future in what city?

A: NEW YORK CITY

Q7: Richard Matheson’s novel I AM LEGEND has been made into 3 movies.  Name them.
A: THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, THE OMEGA MAN, I AM LEGEND
Q8: What American musician is mentioned by name in the book WORLD WAR Z ? 
A: Michael Stipe
Q9: The trailer for the post-apocalyptic movie CHERRY 2000 uses music from what Martin Scorcese film?
A: TAXI DRIVER  (click here for the trailer) 
Q10: 12 MONKEYS is a remake of what French film?
A: LA JETEE


Q11: What pair of brothers directed a 2010 post-apocalypse film starring Tom Waits and Mila Kunis?
A: The Hughes Brothers directed THE BOOK OF ELI
Q12: In Peter Bagge’s graphic novel APOCALYPSE NERD two survivors battle to the death over a bottle of soda. What was the brand?
A: 7-UP
Q13: What 1980’s post-apocalyptic comic book features mutant kangaroos?
A: TANK GIRL
Q14: THE ROAD was written by Cormac McCarthy. Name two other books by Cormac McCarthy.
A: The Orchard Keeper, Outer Dark,Child of God, Suttree, Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, Cities of the Plain, No Country for Old Men


Q15: What two post-apocalyptic movies starred Kevin Costner?
A: WATERWORLD and THE POSTMAN
Q16: Who got her start in what post-apocalyptic movie CHERRY 2000?
A: Melanie Griffith
Q17: Name the actor who played Sam Hell in HELL COMES TO FROGTOWN
A:  Rowdy Roddy Piper

Q18: Christian Bale has starred in two post-apocalyptic movies, TERMINATOR SALVATION and what other film?

A: REIGN OF FIRE

Q19: What 2010 TV series included a plot twist of seeing the post-apocalyptic future that plays out in the year 2020?
A: DOLLHOUSE
Q20: According to the opening credits of THUNDARR THE BARBARIAN civilization was destroyed in what year?
A: 1994 (which is the same year JAWS9 was released) 

Q21: The CBS drama JERICHO aired on CBS from 2006 – 2008, it played on what night of the week?
A: Wednesday
Q22: Damnation Alley’s THE LANDMASTER later appeared as the “Paperboy 2000” on what sitcom?

A: GET A LIFE

THE APE GAME:
Name all 5 of the original PLANET OF THE APES movies in order of their theatrical release.
In 30 seconds.
Planet of the Apes
Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Battle for the Planet of the Apes
BONUS:
Name all 5 of the original PLANET OF THE APES movies in chronological order.
ESCAPE
CONQUEST
BATTLE
PLANET
BENEATH
  
THE ZOMBIE GAME:
Name all George Romero DEAD movies, in order of their theatrical release.
In 30 seconds.
  
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
DAWN OF THE DEAD
DAY OF THE DEAD
LAND OF THE DEAD
DIARY OF THE DEAD
SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD


THE SPEED ROUND: Post-Apocalyptic or Not?
This can be the final game with the biggest prize.
One audience member comes to the stage.  I’ll read a list of titles and s/he must identify if the story is post-apocalyptic or not.
Kevin: “For example, if I saw STAR WARS the answer is “NOT” because it took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.”
DISTRICT 9  NOT
NIGHT OF THE COMET  POST-APOCALYPTIC
THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI  NOT
DEATHSPORT  POST-APOCALYPTIC
BOOK OF ELI  POST-APOCALYPTIC

QUINTET  POST-APOCALYPTIC

TYLER PERRY’S MADEA GOES TO JAIL   NOT

ROLLERBALL   NOT

BRAZIL  NOT

THE STAND  POST-APOCALYPTIC

DAYBREAKERS  POST-APOCALYPTIC

ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES  (EITHER ANSWER IS ACCEPTED, THIS IS OPEN TO MUCH DEBATE AND DISCUSSION THAT COMES WITH TIME TRAVEL MOVIES)

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