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Can you pass the Sci-Fi Sounds quiz?

Forget the great quotes from vintage sci-fi films, what are the indelible sound effects that capture the SF genre? Take this quiz and see (or hear) if you can recognize the classics.

Take the Sci fi sounds quiz I received 85 credits on The Sci Fi Sounds Quiz How much of a Sci-Fi geek are you?
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Yeah, I'm a schmoe for bragging about a solid B grade, but then I'm not up on the classic 1950s sound clips that define the latter portion of the quiz. See if you can do me one better and post your scores in the comments section.

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53 comments
pdesrivieres
pdesrivieres

What was the answer for the "End of Line" sound bite?

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

Search for '"end of line" movie quote'. Take the first result.

Ripleeeeey!
Ripleeeeey!

That was ace fun! I got 100 credits, too. Does this really mean I have no life? Thanks, Jay. :-))

Giley
Giley

What does that say about me? I'm sure I really do have a life.

pbagwell
pbagwell

85, but really would like to know what I missed

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

But I've only had one cup of coffee.

gcarl
gcarl

Happy that Earth vs the Flying Saucers made the quiz!

stantons3
stantons3

64 credits...not as geeky as y'all:) ss

DWeber
DWeber

Since none of the sounds actually play this site is useless.

seanferd
seanferd

check some settings, unless it goes against your rules.

serenitywizard
serenitywizard

Your Score : 86 credits You're an extreme sci-fi geek! You're probably wearing your very own homemade TRON costume right now! Not bad for someone "old as dirt"!

tcbman
tcbman

There were only a couple of classic ones that I was completely unsure of. Still, a fun five minutes.

sbbloom
sbbloom

What's even better, I have all the movies referenced in DVD, VHS or LaserDisk. I just acquired Monolith Monsters and Kronos, Ravager of Planets (the Kronos sound is pretty cool too). Stu

Phil Haney
Phil Haney

Hoo-Hah!! (Oh ... I'm sorry ...... I mean ..... "Woot!") -Phil "Quini, quidi, quici" - I came, I saw, I played a little quidditch.

doc.two
doc.two

93 - Just one question wrong, damn!

RPip
RPip

93 points. Not sure which one I missed, have to take it over again and pay attention. When the boss isn't watching, of course.

joel.w.britt
joel.w.britt

At a perfect score, it is scary to think that is what my head is saving.

efronck
efronck

I guess I am really geeky.

rhynovirus3
rhynovirus3

I received 100 credits on The Sci Fi Sounds QuizHow much of a Sci-Fi geek are you? Take the Sci-Fi Movie Quiz cheap digital camera

Histrion2
Histrion2

...but about 1/3 of my right answers were a mix of educated guesses and complete and utter luck. Kinda hoped for a TARDIS sound effect in there. Ah well. :)

RPip
RPip

Good point! Probably the most recognizable sound on TV.

efronck
efronck

I was bothered by one of the clips so I thought and I thought.....now my score is 100. Interesting!!

salalah
salalah

... and I'm not THAT old to remember those oldies. This was too easy.

mdoades
mdoades

93 as well, wish I knew which ones I missed... I think it was the quote about being on a different time scale.

critch
critch

that Earth vs Flying Saucers....

seanferd
seanferd

I knew I'd heard it, but where? I just don't watch enough movies, enough times, or with enough memory devoted.

salalah
salalah

Earth vs The Flying Saucers. Imagine the stink when he tried on the aliens' helmet - whew!

dkoch
dkoch

I received 93 credits on The Sci Fi Sounds QuizHow much of a Sci-Fi geek are you? Take the Sci-Fi Movie Quiz Lose weight quickly I missed the woman screaming and a male voice saying something to the effect "...subject terminated..." I guessed Freejack but it must have been something else. Geekophilia is alive and well. ;)

wcga12
wcga12

92 credits here. WOW, I guess I know more sci-fi than I give myself credit for.

critch
critch

Would be great if you could find out which ones you missed so one can further strengthen one's geekness...

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

Just above each question is a status bar for the sound. Above the right end of that is a little sci-fi icon. That icon tells you the status of the last question you asked.

mikemulren
mikemulren

Yeah, I'd like to know about the ones I missed too!

InfoSecAuditor
InfoSecAuditor

Then you'd get a bunch of people posting "I got 100" after taking it a few times.

Sudsy100
Sudsy100

I received 93 credits on The Sci Fi Sounds QuizHow much of a Sci-Fi geek are you? Take the Sci-Fi Movie Quiz cheap digital camera

gdrav
gdrav

wow i am a geek

Jaqui
Jaqui

went to the quiz and got not one sound on the first question.

seanferd
seanferd

but I bet you have a very secure browsing experience. Friggin' websites.

Tig2
Tig2

70 Credits. And I expected to fail completely. I'm not sure what this says about me...

mjd420nova
mjd420nova

GOOllliiieeee I got 78 credits, I think that's a bit low but I just guessed at a few.

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