Questions tagged [tv]

For questions about content on television, in order to distinguish it from other types of story. Do NOT use this tag for every question which happens to be about a TV show. Use to either identify the media on a [story-identification] question or disambiguate works where the tag covers the TV show and its form in other media.

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Show where an episode ends with a man levitating, imprisoned in a top secret facility?

I watched the show in the 90s possibly early 00s, and it didn't seem like it could have been made any earlier than the late 80s. The show was part of an episodic mystery show like Outer Limits or ...
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Why do people claim that Trantor is 130% larger than Earth in regards to surface area when it's less than half the size? [closed]

I would like to know why people, websites, forums, etc. all claim that Trantor from Foundation is larger than Earth. In the book, it's clearly stated that Trantor's surface area is 19,230,000,000 ...
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Why does Moiraine act this way around the whitecloaks?

From watching the Wheel of Time TV show, I got a pretty confused interpretation of who and what the children of the light/whitecloaks are and what they do (as you can see in this question). There's a ...
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TV show with a large number of gems that give powers [closed]

There is a show about a group of people going around and finding others with gems that give them special powers. There's over hundred of the gems each with unique powers.
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Villain uses hero to kill people by hitting them with him

I remember watching a series/movie (or maybe even read it on a manga – possibly Gantz, but I am not sure) where the villain just grabs the hero, who doesn't want to kill innocents, and uses him ...
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Do NBC’s Manimal, ABC’s Automan and Malibu Comic’s Night Man all exist in the same universe?

NBC’s Manimal aired from Sept. to Dec. 1983. Episode 2, “Illusion” involved Manimal foiling the plans of a Bulgarian ambassador hiding behind his immunity status to smuggle illegal goods into the ...
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TV Series about boy who Travels to Parallel World [duplicate]

School trip goes to mountains to watch full solar eclipse. Group of friends, 2 boys and a girl goes to mountains at night. Boys want to play prank on girl and hang steel cable across rock face. At ...
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TV series about alchemist from the Middle Ages traveling 500 years into the future to find a powerful, ancient machine

Alchemist travels in time from Middle Ages to the present day, using a magic portal. He meets with a boy, who is living with his parents in a huge old house, that dates back to the Middle Ages. ...
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TV series about an ancient lost city in the jungle and their war with a secret desert cult

This TV Series was from the 80s or 90s, I was 6-7 when I was watching it, I think. Two friends go on a parachuting trip and get lost in the jungle. In the jungle, they get found by people from some ...
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TV Series About a Boy From Destroyed Indian City-State, Living as a Fisherman [closed]

Series from 1990s. May be even 1980s; I am sorry I can't remember. Set in the 19th century during the time when British Empire ruled India, the series is about a boy, who comes from Indian noble ...
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1990s TV series about a family getting stuck in Earth's distant past via a time portal/gate

This is another series I want to watch again, in color this time. When I was watching it it, something broke in my TV and it was showing everything in B&W :( I will list everything I remember from ...
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How often have Vulcans appeared on comedy television shows as themselves?

In the skit "Mrs. Invisible Man" Carol Burnett's character laments: With my luck it had to look like it's father. She receives a delivery from the pharmacy of a drug that may render the ...
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Looking for title of movie that shows asteroid flying towards earth and hitting USA in the end

Large asteroid flying towards Earth and military try to destroy it and fail. 1 phrase I remember very good. President is got that comet or asteroid is going to hit america and if they destroy it near ...
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Horror movie with blood coming out of a faucet and a bathtub full of blood

I'm trying to identify a horror movie/episode I saw in the late 90s, of which I remember only the following scene: A woman enters a bathroom, scared and likely chased by a monster. I don't remember ...
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What TV show is about a teenager who finds a robot and can merge with the robot and transform into different things and fight elementals?

In the TV show the kid finds a robot and fights elementals. The elementals can merge and get more crystals on their head. The kid has friends and together they fight the evil people that are making ...
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Netflix TV show or miniseries involving portals

This has been bugging me for a while, but I distinctly remember the existence of a show I watched on Netflix when I was a lot younger. Before 2015 at least. I only remember a few random things that ...
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Movie involving some kind of sentient blue being

I caught a glimpse of a movie scene playing. In it, there was some kind of blue-colored being talking in a somewhat mechanical voice. It seemed to be having trouble speaking...perhaps due to being in ...
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Movie or series involving a woman living with other people, who is attacked, and then defends herself and those people with machine/robot-like powers

I can remember in bits of a trailer. There was a woman shown as living with people. Then when they are attacked, she seems to possess powers like she is a machine (robot), and defends her people. I ...
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The real reason for Frank Darabont’s TWD “Developed by” credit?

There’s no confusion about the origin of The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead was a monthly black-and-white American comic that started in 2003, and was created and written by Robert Kirkman with artist ...
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Did Andrea Thomas become Isis or just gain her powers?

In the CBS television show Isis (later Secrets of Isis), did Andrea Thomas become the goddess Isis when she invoked the power of the Tutmose Amulet, or did she merely gain the powers of Isis, and ...
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Episode titles of "Luna"

An answer to this question reminded me of the children's science fiction show Luna, shown on ITV in 1983 - 1984 (and also apparently broadcast in New Zealand). Although I've only ever seen the show on ...
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80s US sci-fi TV show - family try to escape a fascist state after being stranded in an alternative Earth [duplicate]

This TV show has been floating around in the back of my memory for years. I’m not even sure it’s real, and I just imagined it. It’s an 80s US sci-fi TV show. I think I only saw be episode on British ...
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Children's Sci-Fi TV series from the 80s with a man in a black shiny helmet - perhaps called something 'galactic'

This is a long shot, but there was a Children's sci-fi TV series, either BBC or ITV, I am very vague on details, but I remember a guy in a black "space suit" with a shiny black helmet that ...
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What is Kool-Aid Man?

Besides being an anthropomorphic nearly full pitcher of cherry kool-aid, has there ever been any detailed description of how this pitcher of cherry kool-aid came to be so large, given appendages and ...
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60s/90s animated medival movie where an the main character meets an old woman who's been imprisoned since she was young and who then burns the castle [closed]

I can't exactly remember the plot but I do remember a scene where an old woman who said that she has been imprisoned since she was young and beautiful and then proceeded to burn the Castle and ...
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Movie about a cursed place where people die in bizarre accidents [closed]

To my recollection, this movie seemed to follow the archetypal "Cabin in the Woods" format, so I would guess that it is American. Basically, a group of characters go vacationing to some ...
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TV series about a group of friends collecting magical stones, which were then placed in a circle. They fight a big frog at one point

A TV show where there was a group of friends who were collecting special magical stones (each with different color, as I remember) and they had to defeat different monsters to get those stones. It was ...
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Do we know why Jovan Sex Appeal should only be used for good?

Jovan’s nameless barbarian climbs up a mountain fraught with danger: He is rewarded for his efforts with some Jōvan cosmetics that descend from the sky. A godlike ...
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Do we know anything else about the Kledian Warlord besides his apparel fit preferences?

Who is the Kledian Warlord and its Companions? The Kledian Warlord, his parrot-faced majordomo, and a Levi’s jean-wearing earth boy have a conversation about the boy’s jeans: ...
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90s sci-fi film or miniseries with alien non-realtime teleporter technology on earth [duplicate]

Searching for a film name here, or possibly a TV miniseries. Plotline: aliens came to visit Earth and stayed, generously offering their travel technology to us humans. I think it was aired in the mid- ...
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Late 90/early 00s direct-to-TV space opera movie where old threat re-emerges and the heroes supposed to fight it are killed by time travellers

This is a movie I saw in the early 2000s but it was possibly from the 90s. I was under the impression that it was a tie-in movie to a TV series. I remember the main character being someone important ...
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Horror movie about a killer who plays chess with his victims

In this horror movie, the main character is kidnapped by a man who forces him to play chess against him. He proves to be quite a good player. For their final game, the kidnapper and the main character ...
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Sci-fi show where a father, and later his son, are sucked into a computer, and transported into various historic moments

I saw this show one time, I can't remember where. I honestly think it was on PBS, but I could be wrong. The premise of the show is about a son who had a shaky relationship with his dad. His father ...
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Scifi film involving humans thinking they live in a hollow planet

This film or maybe a series of films, which I think was Russian, involves some humans who live on a planet. They believe that the planet that they live on is hollow and that they live on its inner ...
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Cartoon series of the '90-'00 involving amphibians

I watched some episodes of that series when I was young, and from time to time it comes to my mind; however, I had never been able to find its name. I am quite sure (from the drawing style) it was a ...
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Miniseries about descendant of Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk

This miniseries came on TV in the early 90's- like I said in the question heading it revolved around a man (possibly played by Matthew Modine) whose ancestor was the titular Jack in Jack and the ...
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Black & white movie where someone is turned into a voodoo zombie by being made to repeat the words "I am dead" and "I am a zombie"

This movie I watched was black & white. I think it took place inside some person's house. The one scene I remember was this man turning another character into a voodoo zombie by making him repeat ...
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Movie about people who take some kind of drug and hear a transmission from a numbers station

I only watched a small part of this movie. I think the premise of this movie is that a group of characters is under the influence of some kind of drug. One scene I watched involved one of the ...
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Comedy movie about an incompetent assassin trying to kill a Roman Caesar, and doping at an athletic contest (possibly the Olympics)

This is a live-action movie I watched that features several characters. I think the movie is set in Ancient Rome. One of the characters is an assassin who tries to kill the Caesar by bringing him &...
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Movie where a professor opens a portal to hell

In this movie, a professor or maybe a scientist of some kind creates a device that opens a portal to hell. This ends up sending the main characters there. In hell, one of them is infested with ...
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Movie where humanity is turned into vampires

The premise of this movie is that almost the entirety of the world's population has been turned into vampires by a virus. Whatever humans haven't been turned into vampires are used as food by the new ...
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Low budget Scifi show about people stranded on or near Mars(?) attempting to get back to Earth

I'm trying to remember the name of a live action show I saw on Canadian TV in English in probably the early 90s. It was probably a kids show. It was fairly low budget, about a group of people ...
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Movie about King Tut and an archaeologist

In this movie I watched, the protagonist and the antagonist were looking for some artifact, I think it was an emerald tablet with a hole in it. I think the antagonist intended to use this artifact to ...
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Late 2000s show similar to Power Rangers, with kids in space and a bad alien cat

My memory of this show is quite hazy now as it was such a long time ago. I'm sure it aired somewhere between 2005 and 2008. I used to think it was a version of Power Rangers but it's not; it's ...
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What happened to the budding TV series "Space Command"?

I was reading about what the cast of Babylon 5 was doing recently, and stumbled onto a TV show called Space Command that some of them were involved with. Delenn (Mira Furlan - I can't help it) was ...
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Cartoon about 4 kids going into a digital world and fighting with an army

There was this one cartoon that I can't remember the name to, but this is how it went: There were 4 kids, and they had some sort of magic talismans that would transport them to a digital world, and ...
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Movie about an insane doctor and a haunted monastery

The movie is about a set of characters who I think go to a haunted monastery of some kind. They are also tortured killed off by an insane, red-headed doctor with scars on his face. I think the doctor ...
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Movie about Koschei the Immortal

I remember watching what I think was a Soviet or some other Eastern European movie about the mythical Koschei the Immortal. It was in color and ended with the characters finding Koschei's soul inside ...
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British Kids TV show involving collecting pieces of a MacGuffin over a series

I watched this television show in around the 1989-1994 period in the UK. It would have been on Children's BBC or Children's ITV programming. I think there were several seasons/series. In each season, ...
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Cartoon version of The Snow Queen

I remember watching one cartoon that is a retelling of the fairy tale by HC Andersen called "The Snow Queen". IIRC, it has a scene where Kai gets shards from the mirror in his eye and heart. ...

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