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Watch J.J. Abrams Quiz Conan on Comic-Con Credentials

Comedian passes “Comic-Con citizenship test” by answering surreal questions like, “Who is the star of both ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Jurassic World?'”

After filming his late-night show at Comic-Con for two straight years, Conan O’Brien has started to think he’s an “expert at everything comic book-related.” But he couldn’t earn his nerd credentials until passing the official “Comic-Con citizenship test,” administered by Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams.

The filmmaker dropped by Conan‘s temporary San Diego event, quizzing the host on all matters sci-fi/fantasy. Abrams fired off difficult questions (“In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, what city is the capitol of Gondor?”), as O’Brien’s answers grew more surreal and comedic. Asked “Who is the star of both Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World?,” the host responded, “CGI.” When asked to give Vin Diesel’s real name, he fired back, “Truck Laser Tank.”

Elsewhere in the rapid-fire test, O’Brien recalled the two movies that preceded Star Trek: Beyond (“Star Trek: Bed and Star Trek: Bath”), described what happens to the aging male sex drive (“The Force A-Weakens”) and cited Donald Trump as “the big, angry comic book character who looks like he’s made of orange rocks.”


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