Sci-Fi Quiz: Movie Couples

From budding teen romances to epic love sagas that cross light-years and even alien species, the pairing of science fiction movie couples has kept us enthralled, nauseous, captivated, and eye-rollingly amused for decades now. Some take centre stage, while others bubble away in the background. The best are for the ages; the worst can suck even the most promising premise into a syrupy black hole. I give you 40 of the best-known sci-fi movie couples.

See if you can guess which films they’re from (clues/actors included in comments below):

 

  1. Virgil “Bud” Brigman  +  Lindsey Brigman
  2. Dave Randall  +  Joyce Hendron
  3. Lincoln Six Echo  +  Jordan Two Delta
  4. Ellie Arroway  +  Palmer Joss
  5. Prof. Clayton Forrester  +  Sylvia Van Buren
  6. Logan  +  Jessica
  7. H.G. Wells  +  Amy Robbins
  8. Neytiri  +  Jake Sully
  9. George  +  Weena
  10. Clara Clayton  +  Emmett Brown
  11. David Lightman  +  Jennifer Mack
  12. Altaira Morbius  +  Commander J.J. Adams
  13. Will Salas  +  Sylvia Weis
  14. Ellie Sattler  +  Alan Grant
  15. Joe Lamb  +  Alice Dainard
  16. Doug Quaid  +  Melina
  17. Sam Flynn  +  Quorra
  18. Carmen Ibanez  +  Johnny Rico
  19. Sarah Connor  +  Kyle Reese
  20. Rick Deckard  +  Rachael
  21. Jack Bonner  +  Kitty
  22. Grace Stamper  +  A.J. Frost
  23. Cale Tucker  +  Akima
  24. Carla Goteborg  +  Prof. Oliver Lindenbrook
  25. Lenina Huxley  +  John Spartan
  26. Chris Kelvin  +  Rheya
  27. Chani  +  Paul Atreides
  28. Dr. Miles J. Bennell  +  Becky Driscoll
  29. Claire Kuchever  +  Doug Carlin
  30. George Taylor  +  Nova
  31. Leeloo  +  Korben Dallas
  32. Seth Brundle  +  Veronica Quaife
  33. Gwen DeMarco  +  Jason Nesmeth
  34. Capt. Steven Hiller  +  Jasmine Dubrow
  35. Thomas “Neo” Anderson  +  Trinity
  36. Vincent Freeman  +  Irene Cassini
  37. Lydia Maxwell  +  Tuck Pendleton
  38. Han Solo  +  Leia Organa
  39. Will Decker  +  Ilia
  40. Zoe Washburne  +  Hoban “Wash” Washburne

 

Answers included in the comments below. So how many did you get?

Scorecard:

36-40  –  Supreme Being

31-35   –  Jedi Master

26-30  –  Browncoat

21-25   –  Na’avi

16-20  –   Nexus-6 Replicant

11-15    –  Venusville Mutant

0-10    –   Numb-tongue Jar-Jar Binks

 

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6 comments

  1. Clues/ actors (only look here in direst need):

    1. Ed Harris + Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
    2. Richard Derr + Barbara Rush
    3. Ewan McGregor + Scarlett Johansson
    4. Jodie Foster + Matthew McConaughey
    5. Gene Barry + Ann Robinson
    6. Michael York + Jenny Agutter
    7. Malcolm McDowell + Mary Steenburgen
    8. Sam Worthington + Zoe Saldana
    9. Rod Taylor + Yvette Mimieux
    10. Christopher Lloyd + Mary Steenburgen
    11. Matthew Broderick + Ally Sheedy
    12. Leslie Nielsen + Anne Francis
    13. Justin Timberlake + Amanda Seyfried
    14. Sam Neill + Laura Dern
    15. Joel Courtney + Elle Fanning
    16. Arnold Schwarzenegger + Rachel Ticotin
    17. Garrett Hedlund + Olivia Wilde
    18. Casper Van Dien + Denise Richards
    19. Linda Hamilton + Michael Biehn
    20. Harrison Ford + Sean Young
    21. Steve Guttenberg + Tahnee Welch
    22. Ben Affleck + Liv Tyler
    23. Matt Damon (voice) + Drew Barrymore (voice)
    24. James Mason + Arlene Dahl
    25. Sylvester Stallone + Sandra Bullock
    26. George Clooney + Natascha McElhone
    27. Kyle McClachlan + Sean Young
    28. Kevin McCarthy + Dana Wynter
    29. Denzel Washington + Paula Patton
    30. Charlton Heston + Linda Harrison
    31. Bruce Willis + Milla Jovovich
    32. Jeff Goldblum + Geena Davis
    33. Tim Allen + Sigourney Weaver
    34. Will Smith + Vivica Fox
    35. Keanu Reeves + Carrie-Ann Moss
    36. Ethan Hawke + Uma Thurman
    37. Dennis Quaid + Meg Ryan
    38. Harrison Ford + Carrie Fisher
    39. Stephen Collins + Persis Khambatta
    40. Gina Torres + Alan Tudyk

  2. And finally, here are the answers to Sci-Fi Quiz: Movie Couples…

    (For all those who cheated, a T-1000 has been despatched through time to terminate your unworthy ass).

    1. The Abyss
    2. When Worlds Collide
    3. The Island
    4. Contact
    5. War of the Worlds (1953)
    6. Logan’s Run
    7. Time After Time
    8. Avatar
    9. The Time Machine (1960)
    10. Back to the Future Part 3
    11. WarGames
    12. Forbidden Planet
    13. In Time
    14. Jurassic Park
    15. Super 8
    16. Total Recall
    17. Tron: Legacy
    18. Starship Troopers
    19. The Terminator
    20. Blade Runner
    21. Cocoon
    22. Armageddon
    23. Titan A.E.
    24. Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
    25. Demolition Man
    26. Solaris
    27. Dune
    28. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    29. Deja Vu
    30. Planet of the Apes (1968)
    31. The Fifth Element
    32. The Fly
    33. Galaxy Quest
    34. Independence Day
    35. The Matrix
    36. Gattaca
    37. Innerspace
    38. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
    39. Star Trek: The Motion Picture
    40. Serenity

    Don’t forget to rank your score on the scorecard above. Thanks for playing!

  3. Aw, man. I only got 15. I’m a Venusville Mutant! Well, no surprises there.

    1. You mutation, you. It is a tricky type of quiz–if you saw pictures, you’d score a lot higher, I bet.

  4. So much fun, Robert! Unfortunately I’m a Nexus-6 Replicant with 18! So many that sounded familiar but I couldn’t place.

    1. Hehe! So many famous ones, but I’ll admit even I had to look up some of these names–despite having watched the films countless times.

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