May the force be with you for this round of Head2Head Trivia

By Rebekah Bradford

Special to the Post and Courier – Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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A young George Lucas talks with Anthony Daniels, who plays the robot C-3PO, on the set of “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
  • Harrison Ford (from left), Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill in a scene from “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
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    Harrison Ford (from left), Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill in a scene from “Star Wars: A New Hope.”

  • Darth Vader makes his entrance in the 1977 movie “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
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    Darth Vader makes his entrance in the 1977 movie “Star Wars: A New Hope.”

  • Director George Lucas and actor Mark Hamill, who portrays Luke Skywalker, are shown on the salt flats of Tunisia during principal photography of “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
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    Director George Lucas and actor Mark Hamill, who portrays Luke Skywalker, are shown on the salt flats of Tunisia during principal photography of “Star Wars: A New Hope.”

  • “A New Hope: Star Wars” by the Brothers Hildebrandt
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    “A New Hope: Star Wars” by the Brothers Hildebrandt

The original “Star Wars” movie premiered on May 25, 1977, and has remained a touchstone for many.

Not too long ago, it was announced that J.J. Abrams would be directing Episode 7 of the film franchise, and fans of the original trilogy have their fingers crossed that it will live up to expectations.

Current Head2Head trivia champ Steve Zimmer will be going up against Brent Norris.

QUESTIONS


1. In the rolling prologue, “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... ,’ that begins the original film, who is the only main character mentioned?

2. Who is the first character to speak in “Star Wars: A New Hope”?

3. What color is Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber?

4. What is the name of Jabba the Hutt’s court jester?

5. What is the name of the bog planet where Yoda is living when Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing crashes in the swamp?

6. What comic book hero was an early inspiration for George Lucas when he was creating the characters for “Star Wars”?

7. Who was the first major actor cast in “Star Wars: A New Hope”?

8. How many suns does the planet Tatooine have?

9. When Obi-Wan Kenobi says, “That’s no moon,” what is he referring to?

10. How many rebel pilots survive the final assault on the Death Star at the end of the movie?

STEVE’S ANSWERS


1. Guessing. Is it Obi-Wan?

2. Pretty sure it’s C-3PO.

3. Blue

4. I got no clue.

5. Dagobath, or something like that.

6. I don’t know. Superman?

7. Maybe the actor who played Obi-Wan Kenobi. Alec Guinness.

8. Two suns.

9. Death Star

10. Three

BRENT’S ANSWERS


1. Princess Leia

2. It’s C-3PO.

3. It’s blue.

4. Salacious Crumb

5. Dagobah

6. I read once that his inspiration was from Flash Gordon.

7. Alec Guinness

8. Two suns on that planet.

9. The Death Star

10. Three

CONCLUSION


It almost seemed like this week’s topic on Star Wars was too easy. Brent, our new Head2Head trivia champ, motored through the questions; turns out, he’s a huge fan and had seen the original trilogy “dozens of times.” Brent will return next week to defend his title.

CORRECT ANSWERS


1. Princess Leia

2. C-3PO

3. Blue

4. Salacious B. Crumb

5. Dagobah

6. Flash Gordon

7. Alec Guinness

8. Two

9. The Death Star

10. Three