Answer each part and connect
A is a hit 1965 Hammer film, based on the novel by H.Rider Haggard. It starred Ursula Andress in the role of Ayesha, the immortal queen of a lost African kingdom along with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee.
B is a horror/ drama series based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, revolving around an inter-dimensional monster with the ability to transform itself into its prey’s worst fears, mostly taking the form of a sadistic clown called ‘Pennywise the Dancing Clown’.
C! is a 1954 Warner Bros. Pictures black and white science fiction film about a nest of gigantic irradiated ants discovered in the New Mexico desert. One of the first of the 1950s “nuclear monster” movies, and the first ” big bug” film, it is regarded as a classic now.
D is a 2013 science fiction romantic comedy-drama film by Spike Jonze and starring Joaquin Phoenix among others. The film centers on a man who develops a relationship with an intelligent computer operating system (OS) with a female voice and personality.
Dial M for Murderousness
Hydro, the Man With the Hydraulic Arms
Good-Time Slim, Uncle Doobie, and the Great ‘Frisco Freak-Out’
They Came to Burgle Carnagie Hall
The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel
X may now be the poster image for all things outdated but it had some distinct advantages over anything else present at the time. It was more comfortable and faster over the cobbled roads present at the time than the alternative because of the distinctive wheel. It was also lower in weight.
Then two new inventions came about and closed the chapter on X. They were the chain drive and the pneumatic tyre.
What is X?
This term now used to refer to an extremely intelligent person, was formed from a portmanteau of two words and inspired by an early computer, by the good people at DC Comics to name their newest genius super villain. What is the name?
X wrote the novels -Tarzan Alive and Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life – which were sort of fictional biographies. In them he hypothesised, that the real meteorite (Y meteorite) which fell near Y, Yorkshire, England, on December 13, 1795, was radioactive and caused genetic mutations in the occupants of a passing coach. Many of their descendants were thus endowed with extremely high intelligence and strength, as well as an exceptional capacity and drive to perform good or evil deeds. The progeny of these travellers were purported to have been the real-life originals of fictionalised characters, both heroic and villainous, over the last few hundred years, such as Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan, Doc Savage, and Lord Peter Wimsey. This created the Y universe which was later expanded by X and other writers to include The Scarlet Pimpernel, Sherlock Holmes, The Spider,James Bond, Nero Wolfe, Sam Spade, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, and even Star Trek.
This concept has been used as a unifying device by others such as Warren Ellis’s (Planetary), Alan Moore (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and in Tales of the Shadowmen edited by Jean-Marc Lofficier, using characters from French Literature.
X and Y please.
Science Fiction author Reginald Bretnor using the pen name Grendel Briarton wrote a multi-year series “Through Time and Space with Ferdinand X!”, in which each installment was a short-short that ended in a horrific pun. X and the nature of the stories—detailed and tedious, yet ending in vaguely familiar catchphrases—may have been inspired by Walter Bagehot, a major literary and political figure from the late 1800s now fallen into obscurity.
X is now used to describe stories of this kind. Isaac Asimov was particularly notorious for these.
An example Death of a Foy
What is X?
What was the purpose of the spire on top of the Empire State Building?