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Trying to ID a movie/or maybe TV show

I believe it was sometime during the 70/80s I would have seen a movie/TV show with the following elements. I could be combining several shows/movies together. I am unsure. 1) There is a motor-home ...
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Identify a story of carving half chair logo on Moon

Very long ago, I watched a cartoon. It's not in my mind whether it was telefilm or an episode of a TV series. Here are details I remember: The main character (probably a villian) I remember was ...
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He helps terraform Mars, and then regrets it [duplicate]

I saw a story on TV when I was a child (in the 80s) that involved a man working from earth to transform the climate of Mars. Then, later, he travels to the surface of Mars, and discovers the corpses ...
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Manticores on Grimm

I just watched an episode of Grimm featuring a manticore. I'm curious do we ever see clothes torn in any episode where a wessen suddenly grows in size or grows an extra appendage like the manticore?
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What did Adventures of Superman use from the comics and what was later added from the series?

This question asks about the villians from the Superman comics (or "magazine," as it is called on air), but beyond that, there are a number of other elements in the comics and a limited number of ...
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Need to know the name of this 90s scifi paranormal show

I watched this show in 1991. One episode I remember is a teenage girl who had a crush on her teacher. She walked through a mirror and everything looked the same except it was backwards(?) She had a ...
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The reason for two year skip in the past?

In 12 Monkeys (TV series) the "meet me in two years" serves as major part of initial plot set up. At first I thought Cole is stuck jumping in intervals or something. But later it's clear that it's ...
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What is the tv show from 80s or 90s?

What is the tv show from the 80s or 90s that had a short haired girl talking in a strange voice, maybe even robotic? It was part of the show, but i cant remember what else the show was about. Maybe ...
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Identify an animated TV series which was copy of Harry Potter

Once I used to watch an animated TV series on Hungama TV (India) which was almost a copy of Harry Potter. While it was on Indian channel, I can tell by cartoon senses that that was neither Indian nor ...
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What happened with Ghost Pokémon?

As I remember, in the original series, there were three Ghost Pokémons which were able to disappear, immune to attacks and so on. To beat someone, Ash needed to catch one of those and he somehow ...
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Ultra-obscure BBC TV programme about microscopic spacemen

A very long time ago, possibly late 70s or early 80s, I remember seeing a one-off science fiction drama on British BBC TV. It was about an expedition to an alien planet to get help for a space station ...
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TV show with aliens living in a small stone?

I am looking for the name of a science fiction TV show from the late 70ies or early 80ies. In the show small aliens used a fist-sized rock as their ship to explore their environment here on earth. A ...
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Why risk Cole's life by sending him on missions?

In the TV series 12 Monkeys, it's stated in the pilot that Cole's destiny is to travel through time. However, it seems like the rules of the show allow time to change due to time travel. In the ...
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Science Fiction Movies and TV based on Non-Science Fiction works [closed]

Forbidden Planet was based on Shakespeares The Tempest, Battle Beyond the Stars is a remake of The Seven Samurai, the Star Trek episode The Doomsday Machine could be seen as a retelling of Moby Dick ...
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Is there any information about how Alphas would have continued had it not been cancelled?

The TV show "Alphas" was cancelled before a third season could be created. However, the second season ends on a pretty big cliffhanger: Is there any information available on how the show would have ...
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TV Miniseries about strange artifacts and a hotel room

This was an American TV series that was aired about 10 years ago. This series focused on mysterious artifacts with supernatural abilities, i.e. there was a credit card which teleported people after ...
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Mystery Film, TV-Film, Episode or Miniseries. Council elders speak through a vocoder

I'm trying to recall a show (film?) about a couple trapped in a mysterious city, town or village that is run by cloaked, hooded, and masked figures in red & black outfits. The years in which ...
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Identify a story of escape from an impossible island

Long ago, I watched an animated TV show or movie probably on Cartoon Network India. Here are details I can recall: There was an Island in the ocean which was surrounded by big canyons. And, water ...
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Late 1950's early 1960's Cold War Futuristic TV drama

I was pretty young when I saw this sometime between 1959-1963. Perhaps it was on one of those anthologies like CBS Playhouse. I believe it takes place in part of the U.S. that has been occupied by a ...
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Series identification late 90 early 2000's

I am looking for a cartoon/anime series. Its a post-apocalyptic world and 3 guys travel with the last human. One of the guys, who is more of a boy, can transform into a man with a red hawk/eagle ...
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How can Hyde access memories of the original Jekyll in the TV series Jekyll?

This question is regarding the TV series Jekyll. Hyde starts to remember memories of Tom. He even ends up recollecting memories of the original Jekyll. Since Hyde shares his mind with Tom, shouldn't ...
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Witchblade - Origin?

I just watched the series of 'Witchblade' but have only read a few of the comics -- In one episode it mentioned the origin being a branch ripped off the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Was that ...
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Astronaut in cryogenic sleep is woken by all-female village, villagers become violent

An astronaut in cryogenic sleep is woken by a village of women. These women have lived for years with no men. As the man becomes integrated into the village women begin to act violently, mostly in ...
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Story Identification: cyborg, starship, self-destruction

I am looking for a TV show / movie that aired in 90's, but the show itself could be older. Here's what I remember, but I might have got it a bit mixed up: People on a starship found an ancient earth ...
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How are prisoners in the CW's The Flash fed?

The cells from the particle accelerator in the TV show "The Flash" don't look like they have a bathroom or a way to pass in food. Is there an explanation in the comic books for this?
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TV series about teenagers who transform into beasts

I'm looking for an English-language, live-action TV series about teenagers (6 of them?) who transform into beasts. I watched it in the late 90s or early 00s. I remember they had yellow eyes.
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What is the source of the Infection in “The Walking Dead”? [duplicate]

What was the cause of the virus that turned dead people into zombies? For example, was it after a nuclear blast or explosion? Was the virus in food or water? Or did the virus surface because of a post ...
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Trying to find a TV show about an event that leaves everyone dead apart from people who died at the moment of the event?

This was a TV show aired in the UK probably sometime between 1990 and 1993, if memory serves it was only a one-off. The plot starts with the protagonist waking up in bed and being disappointed. He ...
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Help identifying obscure sci-fi movie from late 1970s/early 1980s

I need help jogging my memory about a low budget science fiction film (or perhaps TV series) from the late 1970s or early 1980s. The first scene of the movie depicts the characters on a disabled ...
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Possible Twilight Zone or Outer Limits

An engineer/scientist is revived from cryogenic sleep in the future of a farm community. He is operated on to remove a tumor and needs to repair a transmitter. The transmitter is repaired and a ...
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Why is Wednesday Addams named … Wednesday?

Her mother's name being Morticia, it strikes me odd that her daughter would be named after a day of the week. Am I missing something? What is the reasoning behind that character being named Wednesday? ...
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Why did John Scott attempt to kill Olivia in Fringe?

Since John Scott is later revealed to not be the traitor that we had thought that he was, why, near the end of the pilot episode, did he try to kill Olivia? I have seen all the episodes of the tv show ...
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1980s/90s cartoon about infected people with powers hiding in a fog?

I'm looking for the name of a cartoon, but I only remember bits and pieces of it. In it half the planet (Earth?) is taken over by some sort of virus. The virus maintains geographic control of its ...
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PBS(?) TV show - Artist draws horror story - Man reincarnated in Hell as a pig

When I was a child in the late 70s (possibly early 80s?) I used to watch a show where a man would draw a picture while a fiction story was read. I can only recall a single story, but it was about a ...
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Does Henry Morgan age?

Does he age in-between deaths? Or does he remain the same age regardless of how long he lives between deaths?
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In which Stargate movie or TV series did the 'USS Excalibur' appear?

I recently saw on the internet there is a ship called the 'USS Excalibur' in the Stargate series but I can't find which movie or the season it appears in. Can anyone tell me where this reference ...
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Cyborg with heart in a box, loses his cyborg arm in gunfight; handsome guy that sleeps in green goo

I remember watching a movie or tv-series in the 90's, could be from the 80's too. They're probably on a spaceship, one guy is a cyborg with a human head. He's got his human heart in a box in his ...
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TV movie - some kind of secret agent who had total recall

I can only remember one scene where he is trapped under a tractor in a corn field and remembers the technical blueprint of the tractor and disables it. It might be called something like "Man from ...
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British miniseries that explores universes inside a man's brain

I am trying to remember the name of a miniseries I watched as a child from the 1990s, probably produced by the BBC. It had plots within plots and episodes reveal that some of what is taking place is ...
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Identification: animated TV series 2000-2005, possibly canadian, using “Right here, right now” music

Please help me identify a sci-fi cartoon TV series from the 2000. One of the most salient feature of the series was the rock/electronic music used in the background, and especially the famous Right ...
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Statues that move (and kill) only when not looking at them

I watched a movie or show (NOT DOCTOR WHO) on TV about statues that move (and kill) only when not looking at them. I'm 90% certain it was a Sci-Fi channel show (before the name change). I would have ...
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What TV movie has a man seeing glimpses of dystopia in his utopian world?

This movie came out around 2000 and was created for one of the cable networks (and never in the theaters). I think it was on the original Sci-Fi Channel or maybe the USA Network, but really not sure. ...
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How do Xavier's leg braces work in Wolverine & The X-Men?

Please note that this question is about the TV show Wolverine & The X-Men, not the comic of the same name. When the show finally picks up with Professor Charles Xavier, He is still unable to ...
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TV series involving a man with some electricity superpower but who suffers from severe headaches

I'm looking for the name of a TV series, probably from the 80s or early 90s, involving people with superpowers. In particular, I remember a man who can shoot lightning from his hands (similar to the ...
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19th Century Children's TV Drama

I was watching "The Secret Garden" film yesterday and it made me remember a TV fantasy drama I watched when I was young. I would have watched this mid 80's but the program could have been a repeat. ...
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What 90s TV show had the protagonist travel into the past using a sword?

So I was feeling a bit nostalgic. I watched a show sometime during the mid-90s, but I can't remember the name for the life of me. I will try to give some very fuzzy details: I believe there was ...
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Would you consider Numb3rs to be science fiction rather than math fiction? [closed]

I haven't watched many episodes of that show. But from what little I've seen, they seem to be dealing more with scientific concepts than with mathematical concepts, like the episode in which they ...
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Need help locating a tv episode from late 70's to early 80's, seems similar to Buck Rogers setting

I remember this one snippet of a scene from a tv show I saw as a child. I could have sworn it was from Buck Rogers, but searching there has been fruitless. It is set in space and I remember the ...
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I am trying to track an Asimov short story in black-and-white

I watched a black-and-white short-story when I was a kid on TV many years ago. The plot involved humans that lived below ground in a highly technological age and never ventured to the surface and ...
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Trying to identify a 1990s mini-series exploring near-future scenarios

I apologize for the vagueness, but I've exhausted the limit of my google-fu on this one. I'm looking for a mini-series that probably aired on UK Channel 4 in the 90s. It probably had 4 episodes, ...