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“Houston, We Have a Problem”

This week on Trivia Rewind, I introduced a new weekly episode series I will be doing. It’s called Midweek Movie/TV Quotes. I’ll give you five famous movie or TV quotes and you’ll have to guess which movie or TV series it came from. After I give you the answers, I’ll give you fun facts!

And here’s a new extra cool feature. I want YOU to call in to the Trivia Rewind listener hotline and leave your favorite movie quote.  I may use your audio recording in one of our future bonus episodes.  All you have to do is call (323) 364-7019.  Leave your first name and read your movie quote. Then give us the answer.  

Below you’ll find an example question from our first episode. Then at the end, get the full transcript from this episode.

WHAT MOVIE IS THIS QUOTE FROM?

“Houston, we have a problem.”

ANSWER:

Apollo 13 – In the film you will hear actor Tom Hanks say the line.  Watch the clip on YouTube.

FUN FACT:

This popular quote is actually not quite the correct quote from the actual Apollo 13 mission.  Astronaut Jack Swigert first says “Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here” and then when NASA asks them to repeat, astronaut Jim Lovell says “Ah, Houston, we’ve had a problem.”   The screenwriter made the change because the original verb tense wasn’t as dramatic. I recently watched the movie version and the actual event’s NASA recording on YouTube. The movie WAS more dramatic. But that would have been the acting and the score. Watch a short video from NASA about the actual event and hear the recording as it happened.

Here is the transcript from this episode.

Debi Jenkins: [00:00:00]

Debi Jenkins: [00:00:03] Hey Trivia Rewind listeners. This is Debi Jenkins your host. It’s the middle of the week and time for a bonus episode. This segment is called Midweek Movie Quotes. It’ll be a fun shorter version of my weekly episodes and centered around quotes that you know from movies. I’m going to read you five quotes and then I’ll go back and give you the answers and tell you may be a fact or two about each movie. And here’s a new extra cool feature. I want you to call into the Trivia Rewind listener hotline and leave your favorite movie quote. I may use your recording in one of our future bonus episodes. All you have to do is call 3 2 3 3 6 4 7 0 1 9. Leave your first name and read your movie quote and answer. You can also find that phone number on triviarewind.com.

Debi Jenkins: [00:01:06] Are you ready to play? Here’s quote number one. Houston we have a problem.

Debi Jenkins: [00:01:15] Quote number two. My precious.

Debi Jenkins: [00:01:20] Quote number three. I Feel the need, the need for speed.

Debi Jenkins: [00:01:27] Quote number four. I see dead people.

Debi Jenkins: [00:01:32] And quote number five.Carpe diem seize the day boys. Make your lives extraordinary.

Debi Jenkins: [00:01:40] Were those too easy? Well let’s go back and find out.

Debi Jenkins: [00:01:44] Quote One. Houston we have a problem. That is from the movie Apollo 13. In the film you will hear actor Tom Hanks say the line. This popular quote is actually not quite the correct quote from the actual Apollo 13 mission. Astronaut Jack Swigert first says, “OK Houston, we’ve had a problem here.” And then when NASA asks them to repeat, astronaut Jim Lovell says, “Ah Houston, we’ve had a problem.” Well the screenwriter made the change because the original verb tense wasn’t as dramatic. And I say I’d have to agree because I recently went to YouTube and watched this part from the movie and I watched the NASA recording. The movie definitely was more dramatic but that would probably have to do with the acting and the dramatic score that went along with it.

Debi Jenkins: [00:02:40] Here’s quote number two. My precious. Well that was from the Lord of the Rings Two Towers movie and the character Gollum says this line. He uses it when referring to the ring. This ring sure caused a lot of problems so I don’t know why Gollum thinks it’s so precious. It is next to impossible to damage. The only way you can destroy that ring would be to throw it into the volcanic pit at Mt. Doom, the place where the ring had been forged.

Debi Jenkins: [00:03:13] Quote three. I feel the need, the need for speed. Well this quote comes from Tom Cruise’s character Maverick in the hit movie Top Gun. I don’t know about you but I was sure looking forward to the new Top Gun movie that was set to be released this summer. Covid put that one on the back burner and we’ll have to wait until 2021. Did you know that actor Matthew Modine actually turned down the role for Maverick in Top Gun? In a New York Magazine article Modine said he turned it down because he didn’t agree with the film’s politics.

Debi Jenkins: [00:03:50] Quote four. I see dead people. This line was said by the character Cole in the movie The Sixth Sense. Cole was played by actor Haley Joel Osment. Osment was nominated for an Oscar for his role in this movie. It was a big breakout role for Haley Joel Osment. He was the second youngest performer to receive an Oscar nomination for a supporting actor role.

Debi Jenkins: [00:04:16] And quote five. Carpe diem. Seize the day boys. Make your lives extraordinary. That line was said by Robin Williams’ character John Keating in Dead Poets Society. Most of Robin Williams’ roles before this were of a comedic nature. This was one of his first more serious roles. He was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award for his role in Dead Poets Society. And supposedly, he improvised about 15 percent of his dialogue which should surprise no one.

Debi Jenkins: [00:04:49] Well that’s it for our bonus episode Midweek Movie Quotes. I hope you had fun while waiting for the next Trivia Rewind episode to come out in just a few days. Make sure you subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts so you don’t miss one episode. Visit us online at triviarewind.com to get links to Instagram and Twitter and get that phone number again so you can call our listener hotline. Thanks for listening and I’ll be back next time with more Trivia Rewind.

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