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What film had an amnesiac time-travelling android from the future who became Jesus?

I have a dim memory of a movie (it might have been a TV movie) made in the 70s or 80s about an android who time travels from the future and washes up on a beach in the 20th Century, possibly a Greek ...

story-identification movie time-travel androids  
user avatar asked by Arthur P. Dent Score of 23
user avatar answered by LogicDictates Score of 22

Horror short story set on Everest, where climbers left behind are eaten by a creature masquerading as a climber

Ran into this story from a twitter post from the author, but cannot seem to find it. The point of view character was a wealthy frequent climber who was on the mountain in a group including his boss ...

story-identification short-stories horror  
user avatar asked by OganM Score of 20
user avatar answered by LogicDictates Score of 23

Book set in a New Zealand or Australian future society where the rich and poor live separately. Includes a character named Billy, short for Billy Goat

Read this book in the 90s. Future society where the rich and poor live separately. Poor live in hundred-storey towers with no working lifts. Community leaders organise able-bodied people to carry ...

story-identification novel dystopia  
user avatar asked by Judith Jones Score of 19
user avatar answered by LogicDictates Score of 18

Sci-fi short story about a teacher who was being studied to learn how to get robots to replace teachers in classrooms

Looking to identify a sci-fi short story I read in high school. The story was about a teacher, the last in the country (I think), who was being studied by an AI/government group to learn how to get ...

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user avatar asked by Sorel Score of 17
user avatar answered by John Rennie Score of 17

Who is Dracula's son as mentioned in the song Monster Mash?

Just been listening to the song Monster Mash and it mentions Dracula having a son The zombies were having fun The party had just begun The guests included Wolf-Man, Dracula, and his son The scene was ...

horror dracula  
user avatar asked by Danny Mc G Score of 16
user avatar answered by James McLeod Score of 31

Book about sentient tanks, a fake war, fighting on the heart of a gas giant scoured by a neutron star, medical AI running rampant

I am trying to remember the name of a science fiction book I borrowed from a library in BC, sometime between the years 2005–2008. I don't believe it was part of the Bolo series, though have had that ...

story-identification books  
user avatar asked by Serge Fjetland Score of 15
user avatar answered by John Rennie Score of 10

Science Fiction movie which used Eagles from “Space: 1999?”

I seem to remember seeing a science fiction movie in the late 1970s or 1980s which seemed very cheap. As I remember, the eagle spaceships from Space: 1999 were used as alien spaceships instead of the ...

story-identification movie b-movies  
user avatar asked by M. A. Golding Score of 15
user avatar answered by skyjack Score of 16

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

What happened to Winston Smith at the end of George Orwell’s “1984?”

If you haven’t read George Orwell's 1984 this question contains potential spoilers regarding the ending of the book so you might want to stop reading now. At one point, Winston is told that the Party ...

1984 george-orwell  
user avatar asked by Tango Score of 65
user avatar answered by John Sawyer Score of 61

What is the timeline for The Lord of the Rings trilogy?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy obviously covers a lot of time. How many months/years pass from the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring until the end of The Return of the King? A timeline of events ...

tolkiens-legendarium the-lord-of-the-rings timeline  
user avatar asked by ahsteele Score of 54
user avatar answered by Thaddeus Howze Score of 70

Why did all the Ringbearers leave Middle-earth in the end?

At the end of The Return of the King, Frodo, Bilbo, Gandalf, Elrond, and Galadriel left Middle-earth on a ship, along with other elves. I named those five because they were all ringbearers and it ...

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user avatar asked by DavRob60 Score of 85
user avatar answered by Mark Beadles Score of 107

How well does Shadow of Mordor fit into Middle-earth canon?

The 2014 video game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor takes place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. In it, an undead Gondorian Ranger named Talion is bound to Celebrimbor's ...

tolkiens-legendarium canon middle-earth shadow-of-mordor  
user avatar asked by PartyKingThrandeezy Score of 64
user avatar answered by Matt Gutting Score of 103

Why didn't Obi-Wan remember R2-D2 and C-3PO in A New Hope?

How is it that, per Jedi Grrrl As for Obi-Wan, he forgot all about R2-D2 and C-3PO after spending three whole movies with them I know people might say "well, would you remember a toaster you had ...

star-wars a-new-hope  
user avatar asked by zipquincy Score of 75
user avatar answered by DVK-on-Ahch-To Score of 105

In Back to the Future, why was the speed 88 miles per hour?

Why not use 89, maybe 100 miles per hour? Is 88 the fastest a DeLorean can go? In other metrics, I have: Unit Equivalent Abbreviation Miles per hour 88.00 [mph][mi/h] Miles per second 0.0244 [mps][...

time-travel back-to-the-future  
user avatar asked by Rodrigo Score of 130
user avatar answered by AncientSwordRage Score of 142

What order should the Babylon 5 movies and series be watched in?

Can someone tell me what order should the Babylon 5 movies be watched, so as to get the best out of them as a whole while watching the series? I know that release date isn't the best way to do this ...

suggested-order babylon-5  
user avatar asked by AidanO Score of 102
user avatar answered by NominSim Score of 96

Can you answer these questions?

Old obscure mech anime about a girl and a robot that gets activated by her blood

I don't remember a lot of details; I was young when I watched it. I remember that it was in a dark setting, like most 1980s/early 1990s anime (though it could have been a late 90s or early 2000s, ...

story-identification movie anime mecha  
user avatar asked by DaeDreamer Score of 6

Historical romance manhwa with a strong red haired female lead and a younger white haired boy

I am looking for a historical romance manhwa that I once read in which the female lead is older, has red hair and fights with swords. She is from a noble family and has to protect a white haired boy ...

story-identification manga  
user avatar asked by Letícia Score of 1

Book series with the first book having a very pretty mystical girl in fog

I checked out a book half a year ago, and because chrome doesn't remember history past 90 days and the library has no records due to privacy concerns, I can't seem to find back that book. All I know ...

story-identification books  
user avatar asked by No Name Score of 2
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