Best sci-fi movie trivia of all time

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Trivia: On its initial release, the film was booked in just 37 theaters. It ended up breaking 36 house records.

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Trivia: During the scene in the bar with Mystique and the prison guard the person on the TV is called Dr. Hank McCoy, this is the real name of X-Man The Beast.

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Trivia: Have a close look at the Predator's trophy collection on his spaceship. Taking pride of place is a skull from the creature in the Alien movies.

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X-Men (2000)

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Trivia: During the last half hour of the movie, when the four X-Men are leaving in the jet, Logan says, "You actually go outside in these things?" to which Cyclops replies, "Well, what would you prefer, yellow spandex?" In the comics, Logan's outfit is yellow spandex.

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Trivia: In the film, the two transfer students are Kiriyama, the silent killer, and Kawada, the winner of a previous Battle Royale. In the original novel, only Kawada was the transfer student; Kiriyama was in the same class selected for this game of death. He was the main antagonist.

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Trivia: During the opening fight scene, Comedian throws a mug at his attacker, but misses. The mug strikes the numerals on his apartment door, knocking the '1' off. This turns 3001 into "300", the name of the director's previous hit film.

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Resident Evil picture

Trivia: The picture on the computer of the hive looks like an upside down umbrella and the name of the corporation who own the hive is ... the Umbrella corporation.

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Trivia: "Bone-Saw" McGraw is played by real-life wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

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Trivia: When Donnie is about to enter the car with Gretchen near the end of the film, he clutches at his stomach as if in pain. Near the end of the film, we see Frank touch his eye after Donnie dies. Both of these are forward memories of pain: one of the deleted scenes features how Donnie dies - a pole goes through his stomach right where he clutches it. And where does Donnie shoot Frank? All together now - the eye.

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Back to the Future Part II picture

Trivia: In an interview, the director stated that hoverboards were real, but they weren't on the market because parents didn't like the idea of floating children. He said this as a joke, but this didn't stop mass hysteria as thousands of kids went from store to store looking for hoverboards.

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Monsters vs Aliens picture

Trivia: All the main characters are pretty much taken from other sci-fi movies. The Missing Link is meant to be The Creature From The Black Lagoon (1954); B.O.B. is meant to be The Blob (1958); Ginormica is pretty much based on Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman (1958); Dr. Cockroach is copied from The Fly (1958); and Insectosaurus is based on Mosura (1961).

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Transformers picture

Trivia: When Bumblebee first appears and parks itself in the used car lot, it's parked beside a yellow Beetle. The yellow Beetle was the original form of Bumblebee in the Transformers cartoon series.

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Trivia: To make the water in the glass on the dashboard 'jump', they strung a guitar string from the underside of the dashboard to a bolt on the floor and then plucked the string.

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Trivia: Even though Starscream was killed in the movie, he came back in 2 later TV episodes as a ghost. He also appeared in 1 Beast Wars episode.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine picture

Trivia: When Wolverine goes to the gym to talk to Fred, Fred gets insulted because he thinks Wolverine calls him a "blob" (Wolverine actually uses the word "bub", as he often does). In the comics Fred's character's name was the "Blob".

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Avatar (2009)

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Trivia: In the final battle sequence, Neytiri has a white handprint on her chest as part of her warpaint. It has five fingers, indicating that it is Jake's hand - Avatars have five fingers while Na'vi only have four.

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Trivia: Monica Bellucci's dress is some what see-thru. You can see that she isn't wearing underwear.

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Spider-Man 2 picture

Trivia: Dr. Curt Connors, Peter's one-armed teacher in the film, is the man who will later become The Lizard, one of Spider-Man's longest running enemies.

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back picture

Trivia: The Special Edition covers of Return of the Jedi and Empire Strikes Back are wrong. The picture of the Emperor on ESB cover is from 'ROTJ', and the lightsaber duel between Luke and Vader on the cover of ROTJ is taken from 'ESB' (notice Luke is in his fighter pilot suit, and Vader is fighting him one-handed)

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Trivia: The farm where Marty arrives in 1955 belongs to a man called Peabody, and he calls his son Sherman; both names are a tribute to "Sherman and Mr. Peabody", two cartoon time travellers.

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Men in Black II picture

Trivia: The first alien in the mail room that Will Smith starts to talk to in alien language is a rapper known in real life as Biz Markie. He is really making those noises with his mouth.

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Captain America: The First Avenger picture

Trivia: Before Steve Rogers exits the chamber that changes him into Captain America, the sound effect used for the machine winding down is the same as the sound effect used for the rocket pack shutting down in The Rocketeer, another of Joe Johnstons movies.

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The Terminator picture

Trivia: Arnold only has 16 lines.

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The Butterfly Effect picture

Trivia: An alternate ending to the film has Evan going back to when he was in the womb and killing himself by squeezing the umbilical cord to save his friends from events he may cause. On the DVD Director's cut.

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Ghostbusters picture

Trivia: Director Ivan Reitman performed the demonic voice of Dana/Zuul in the bedroom scene with Peter Venkman.

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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith picture

Trivia: In the scene where Darth Vader and the Emperor are looking out onto the unfinished first Death Star, keep an eye out for a young Grand Moff Tarkin (played by Peter Cushing in "Star Wars").

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Vanilla Sky picture

Trivia: Penelope Cruz played the same character in 'Vanilla Sky' as she did in the Spanish version of the same film, 'Abre Los Ojos'.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial picture

Trivia: Steven Spielberg has a cameo as one of the doctors when Elliot and E.T. are 'hospitalized' inside the house.

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Lilo & Stitch picture

Trivia: In the scene showing Nani's room, there's a quite faint Mulan poster on the wall.

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The Matrix picture

Trivia: In the entire film, there are only two "homegrown", real humans - Tank and Dozer. They both have names of machines.

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