Think you know your Romulans from your Slitheens? You probably do, but find out for sure by taking this fun online test.
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Life here on Earth can get a little dull. After all, the only other intelligent beings we have to talk to are other humans. In the world of sci-fi, however, you can sit down and share a nice glass of Klingon Blood Wine with everything from Borg to beloved Vulcans.
But would you really know your Neimoidian from your Voord if one approached you at a party? (I'm guessing you would, as a reader of Crave.) To find out, check out this new online test by RadioTimes, a British TV-oriented publication.
It not only lets you quiz yourself on your sci-fi-species cred, but it can serve as a handy primer on learning about those lesser-known creatures that populate fictional universes.
I got an 83 out of 100 on the test, which I'm not proud of. But I found that it did swing a bit "Dr. Who" heavy which, I'm sorry to say, is a gaping hole in my sci-fi knowledge base. Hopefully, you'll do better.
When you're done, check out the spaceship quiz RadioTimes recently put out. It skews a little British, which confused this Yank, but if you're a true hard-core sci-fi fan you should do just fine. Let me know how it turns out in the comments below.