Any Questions #284 - Famous People Named Collins

Feb 3, 2017

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back with the latest episode of Any Questions?

Last week's challenge
Start with the words BOSTON LEGAL, the David E. Kelley spinoff of The Practice that aired from 2004 to 2008. Rearrange the letters and you can spell the name of two bands. One was formed in L.A. in 1981 and the other in L.A. in 1990.
Answer: BANGLES and TOOL.

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: FAMOUS PEOPLE NAMED COLLINS
On-air questions: On February 3, 1995, astronaut Eileen Collins piloted the Space Shuttle Discovery on Mission STS-63, becoming the first female astronaut to pilot a space shuttle mission. It was the first mission to rendezvous with the space station Mir in preparation for a future mission that would dock with Mir. Later, Collins became the first woman to take the Space Shuttle through a complete 360-degree pitch maneuver. In honor of Eileen Collins' achievements, this week our quiz is about other famous people named Collins.

1. Twenty-seven years after the series ended, a TV special subtitled Catfights and Caviar reunited actress Joan Collins with her co-stars from what 1980s prime-time soap opera?
2. In 2016, what singer and drummer updated the cover art for the reissues of his eight studio albums – including 1981's Face Value, which opens with the hit song "In the Air Tonight" – by taking new versions of the up-close portraits on the covers?
3. Played by James Marsden in the 2007 remake, and by Derek Hough in the 2016 live TV version, Baltimore dance program host Corny Collins was originally portrayed by Shawn Thompson in the original 1988 version of what film?
4. What name is shared by an early 20th century leader in the Irish independence movement portrayed by Liam Neeson in a 1996 film and the third astronaut on the Apollo 11 mission who remained in orbit around the moon while Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong piloted the lunar module to the surface of the moon?
5. She began her career writing for children's television shows, including several Nickelodeon programs, but author Suzanne Collins is perhaps best known for a trilogy of books that includes 2009's Catching Fire and 2010's Mockingjay, and begins with what 2008 novel, which lends its name to the trilogy?

Extra credit
1. Singer Judy Collins, known for her own hit songs like "Both Sides, Now" and "Send in the Clowns," was also the inspiration for the song "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" by what group?
2. In February of 2014, former NBA star Jason Collins signed what The New York Times called "perhaps basketball's most scrutinized and celebrated 10-day contract" to play with what NBA team, six years after his last stint with them in their former city?

This week's challenge
Start with the name TOM COLLINS. Change one letter to an E and you can rearrange the result to spell the name of a famous residence from American history. What is it?

ANSWERS
On-air questions

1. Dynasty
2. Phil Collins
3. Hairspray!
4. Michael Collins
5. The Hunger Games

Extra credit
1. Crosby, Stills & Nash
2. Brooklyn Nets