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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: it is normally used only on story-ID questions and in cases where it would otherwise be unclear whether the question was about a television show or (e.g.) a film.

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TV videos shown in middle school about reading books, woman book destroyer and a face that hypnotizes kids

When I was in the 7-8th grade (1994), there were class videos we had to watch about this or that. One show in particular had a cliffhanger ending, and I never got to find out what happened. There ...
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Sci-fi movie about a woman in an asylum / psychiatric ward

I saw this movie when I was a kid around the early-to-mid '80-s - I only remember a few details of it but what I do remember left quite an impression so I'd like to find it and watch it again. Here ...
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90s Movie/TV series in which a boy travels to different worlds, fighting an evil scientist [duplicate]

Saw this movie/TV series the 90s, though could have been made in the 80s. It was a live action show. Boy meets a scientist, who can open a portal to different worlds They are being chased by an evil ...
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Movie about afterlife, large towers with clothing and food [duplicate]

I saw this movie (or maybe it was a TV show) a long time ago. All I remember is a larger number of people waking up in water and making it to the shore, I want to say they died and are waking up in ...
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90s cartoon series with kids inside robots fighting

I watched this cartoon around 1997. It's about kids who use robots to fight, when they fight they are inside the robots standing and whatever moves they do the robots mimic them. In the last episode ...
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Why does Laura never mention that she has been “sacrificed for a god”?

Note: this is the question about the TV Series At the end of the first season, Laura asks Easter to resurrect her. Easter replies that she cannot help because Laura has been killed by a god - ...
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Animated Series: Alien black spider robot crashes on Earth

I need help identifying a sci-fi animated series I remember watching at some point in the later '90s. I remember watching it on TV sometime around 1996-1998. In the episode I saw a UFO/alien craft ...
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70s TV miniseries: antagonist gets followers to his pacifist ideology through mind control devices

I am trying to recall the name of TV-series that was aired in the 70s (possibly only in selected European countries?). IIRC it was a French production. The bad guy was using some kind of mind control ...
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Movie or TV show where a man drowns himself in a lake to plug a hole while a woman feeds him grapes

I am trying to figure out where a scene came from, either a movie or TV show, in a medieval setting, where a man is sacrificing himself in a lake to plug a hole that would otherwise drain the lake. ...
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Western buddy movie with a supernatural twist where a woman turns into an eagle at the end

A long time ago, probably 30 years, I saw a movie which I enjoyed but have not seen since. It may have been a TV movie. It wasn't Oscar worthy but it was unusual. Most movies are just the same basic ...
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Old cartoon show about short horror stories

I've been trying to remember the name of an old cartoon show I used to watch a bit over ten years ago. It used to air late at night, I think around midnight. But I can't remember the channel, it might ...
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90's TV series where a boy goes to another dimension through portal near power lines

I am desperately trying to remember a name of a TV series probably from 90's. I remember these points: A boy goes to another dimension through a portal near a power lines. This dimension has a sort ...
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'80s (or earlier) TV series where a hooded man with two daggers appears behind a line of soldiers (or guards)

I watched this TV series in my youth during the '80s, but the series could be from earlier. I think that it was a dystopic present/future. The only part that I remember is the end of the opening. ...
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Mutated beetles cartoons (characters made of rope and rings)

I need help identifying old cartoon from my youth. It has been unbearable itch for me for quite some time. Information: Main characters: Humanoid beetles (not sure about the beetles thing). I think ...
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UK TV show about clone on the run

This was a kids TV show in the UK that ran in the late 2000s. Basic plot: a secret cloning facility of male teen clones with two different colored eyes, one clone escapes and finds a girl who helps ...
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'70s or 80s TV episode with two-dimensional beings living on paper

I remember a TV series similar to The Twilight Zone but mostly with children as main characters, and this episode where they find some sort of book or scroll inhabited by two-dimensional beings who ...
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Cartoon TV show aired in UK where creatures would be supersized as enemies, fought by a group of teens/young adults

I distinctly remember it being a Monster Hunter-style cartoon TV show I watched in the UK, most definitely after 2000. Usually in each episode, a mad scientist-type guy would make creatures gigantic (...
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Movie/show where guy buys alien egg and it hatches

A space nut buys an egg, then another egg falls to earth. They both hatch and these insect like aliens come out. The aliens attach themselves to the spine of humans to control them and are seeking ...
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90s or earlier TV series, man and woman with a time machine, liquid crystal

I'd like to know what this TV series was, if anyone recognises it. I remember watching it when I was quite small, so it was on in the 1990s, in England. Of course, that doesn't prove that it was ...
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2000s TV show: people stuck in primitive other world, bit of magic and bit of dinosaurs

I'm trying to identify a TV show I saw when I was a kid (I was born in 93). The show, as far as I remember, was around 2003-2005. There were a couple of people stuck in a primitive other world. ...
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90s sci-fi space Saturday morning show with teenagers [duplicate]

This was on Saturday mornings around 11, I think, circa 1995-97. This show is NOT Hypernauts, but looks similar. There were more kids in the show, five I think, but they did have gray and different ...
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Old cartoon where a boy, girl and whale go on adventures fighting the evil guys trying to collect plates-rock pieces

This is an old cartoon that is set on an island and presents a boy with sand hair who trained with his teacher. He goes on travels with a whale and a girl I think looking for sacred plates-rock pieces ...
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2000s(?) TV show with 4 kids as the 4 elements who fought baddies in another universe

I’m from the UK and I watched a TV show from around 2011-13 which featured 4 kids as the 4 elements. The girl represented air, the darker skinned boy represented earth, and the other two boys ...
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Show about 5 teens who all have elemental powers and turn into different humanoid creatures

I loved this show but it's really bugging me as I don't know the name... I remember it being animated and in the morning, in the year 2011 or around that. The plot was about 1 teen girl with blonde ...
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TV show where a man receives a message that he can't decipher which turns out to be a picture of the alien

I remember a black-and-white television show a long time ago where a man received a message from an alien and he could not decipher it. It turned out that it was not a message but rather a digital ...
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Why are energy weapons seen as more acceptable in children's shows than guns that fire bullets?

This is a question about the real-world factors that have influenced the development of science fiction and television for children. In children's television (as well as movies), especially animation,...
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70/80s TV show/movie, group with powers gained by objects (rings/pendants/medallions?)

I have a memory of a 70s-80s TV show or movie with a small group of people who have powers given by objects (medallions?). I recall a scene where they are in jail without their magic objects but ...
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80/90s UK children's drama series about an “alien” boy with radio weapon

I've been trying to track down a live-action children's TV series (or short story perhaps) from the 1980s or 1990s, probably on CBBC or CITV. A few people I've spoken to IRL have suggested The Boy ...
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90s(?) movie or TV film, business man from modern times is a warrior of a forgotten line in a fantasy world. He wields a collapsible spear or staff

Ok this is a huge shot in the dark. I remember seeing a live action movie on TV (probably late 90s) and some vivid scenes were it was a man from modern times with a collapsible spear (or staff) and he ...
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Anime, appeared on Netflix, boy with blue hair carries a sword and fights underground worm monsters, maybe in Tokyo

This anime used to play on Netflix. It has a boy with blue hair I think he carries a sword and fights underground-worm-monsters It takes place in Tokyo, I think Anyone know what this anime is?
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80's sci-fi B movie where an alien, disguised as a human, crash lands in a desert

I was a kid and saw this film on TV in the 80's. It starts with a crashed ship somewhere in the desert. There is a man who's an alien but I don't remember the plot... I think he just wants to go ...
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50's or 60's movie/serial with invaders and a “glubbahd glubbahd” machine

This was 1950's/60's movie/serial. It was about a young boy around 12 years old. He was named Timmy, Bobby, Johnny or one of those "-y" names. He had a best friend, also with a "-y" name, along with a ...
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Has the Gamma Velorum star system been mentioned in a show or movie?

In this weeks Orville episode they mention the Gamma Velorum system as being inhabited by life. I could swear that another TV show or movie discussed this star system also. Does anyone know of a TV ...
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Animated TV show about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

I'm looking for an animated TV show based on King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. It came out some time in the 80s or early 90s. It centres around the Table and the Knights. All the Knights ...
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Cartoon TV Show About Three Kids and Monsters and a “veil” between realms

I'm trying to remember a cartoon tv show where the main boy, a blonde girl, and another boy capture monsters. There was something about a 'veil' between their world and the monster world, but a '...
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Old anime: main character can slow down time and move really fast

It’s an old anime, maybe from the 80s. From what I remember, the main character had some operation and afterwards he could push a button on his neck and slow down time for himself and move really fast....
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Anime of little round guy with asian rice hat in the desert, lots of gangs and Mad Max stuff

I am trying to identify an anime from my childhood of a wanderer in the desert with a rice hat on. He fought with and alongside lots of Mad Max type characters, and wrecker-women. There were also ...
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TV Show About People Who Make Deals With The Devil

I remember watching a show on Hulu (90% sure it was on Hulu, but when I checked a list of their original programming I couldn't find it) that involved people meeting with a supernatural figure that ...
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Sci fi show about a boy with powers with rays coming out of a prism [duplicate]

I watched this show when I sass a kid (80-90s) about a boy that has some kind of powers. It’s set in the UK I think, in a cabin/lodge. It has a spooky theme where you see a prism slowly making taking ...
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Alien girl comes to the Earth to find 3 keys, chased by 3 alien guys all along

When I was in kindergarten I watched a British kids TV show about an alien girl who landed on Earth and was helped by 3 local kids to find the 3 keys she needed to save her dad on her planet. The girl ...
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70's Horror film with people in a mansion: girl turns to mud in front of a man

I'm looking for a film I watched at home on TV when I was a kid, probably between 1976 and 1980. The film deals with a band of people settling in a big house, perhaps a mansion. I remember a scene ...
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80s or 90s TV episode where a man trapped between two seconds sees world deconstructed and rebuilt

I'm trying to find an episode from what I think is a sci-fi TV series produced sometime in the 80s or 90s. In the episode, a man and another character(s) finds himself stuck in the interval between ...
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Old kids show from the 80's about two kids with a magical compass that took them to another world

I remember watching this one show when I was a kid in the 80's/early 90's in Canada. It was a live-action show about these two kids and had some puppet/muppet-like characters, but it kind of had a ...
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Animated TV show where these students are secret agents and fight this one teacher who is kinda evil [closed]

These kids try to beat their evil teacher, I think her name has Macbeth or Ms. Beth or something, and they all act as secret agents? I never got to finish this animated show. It is either Australian ...
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TV series on human evolution where some people have some difference in their makeup making them not Homo sapiens

Being a bit vague here it was a series I saw in the 1990-2005 on the sci-fi channel in Europe. The main plot is that there a two geneticists and they find some people have x% difference in their ...
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TV series in the 90s where people get superpower by sniffing flowers

I couldn't remember anything more than what stated in the title. There are several kinds of flowers, each one gives people a different kind of skill: strength, intelligence etc. It's not really ...
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Drama series with long/eternal life through child possession/reincarnation

About 5 or 6 years ago (I think), so sometime between 2012 and 2015, I caught most of the first episode of a dark new TV drama series. The episode began with men from an unknown organisation breaking ...
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90s live action TV show for kids, main character is a female alien teenager sent to/abandoned on Earth. The letter Z was prominent

Live action kids TV show, possibly mini series set on Earth with young female protagonist in her early teens. Something about her being part of an alien race... potentially... I have a huge pull ...
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TV production of Aladdin where his mother sings “you're an idle ragamuffin” to him

There was a television production of a musical version of Aladdin shown in approximately the early seventies. I can't confirm the channel, but I have a strong suspicion it was WNEW in New York, which ...
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Old tv-series about a missing boy talking to parents through his picture on milk box

I've seen this on TV in mid 00's, but the show might be older. The plot I remember: A boy goes missing into some kind of alternate world There are some "garbage men" in white jumpsuits who collect ...