Sci-fi taglines – the film quiz has landed

Test your knowledge of sci-fi taglines in honour of Prometheus. Will you ascend to greatness or get sucked into a wormhole of shame?

If you like aliens, movies, movies about aliens and lots of very shiny surfaces you’ve likely been counting down the days to the release of Prometheus.


After 20 years in stasis, Ridley Scott has rebooted the Alien franchise with the prequel to his 1979 sci-fi classic and he’s come back with a killer tagline, too:

“The search for our beginning could lead to our end…”

Eerie, eh?

Of course a tagline can make or break our expectations of a sci-fi movie, with its level of cheesiness and/or ability to scare. Below are some of the best (and worst) we’ve come across in the vastness of time. See if you can guess which sci-fi films these taglines are promoting then check your score at the bottom.

1. Man is The Warmest Place to Hide

2. The thing that won’t die, in the nightmare that won’t end

3. Man Has Made His Match… Now It’s His Problem

4. An epic drama of adventure and exploration

5. There can be no understanding between the hands and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator

6. Size Does Matter

7. You have to believe it to see it

8. On July 2nd, they arrive. On July 3rd, they strike. On July 4th, we fight back

9. You are not welcome here

10. It came for the thrill of the hunt. It picked the wrong man to hunt

11. Everybody Runs

12. Rule the planet

13. In space no one can hear you scream…

14. The future begins

15. He’s the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born

16. Enter the World

17. His Adventure On Earth

18. Whoever wins… We lose

19. Trapped in a fight to the finish inside the video world he created

20. We are not alone



15-20: Genius! You should be rushed to the head of the queue in the event of a planetary evacuation 
10-14: Not quite the smarts of Spock, but you could be his right-hand man
5-9: The Predator is hunting you and he knows your weaknesses
0-4: Your brain appears to have been probed by aliens, with a handwhisk