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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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2000's spooky show with a group of teens telling spooky stories in the woods

I am looking for a TV show I saw part of when I was a kid (circa 2003). I saw the show in Canada (probably an American show, though). It was in English. It looked contemporary. A group of teens are ...
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Late 80s TV show/TV movie with a small devil or demon

There was a TV show or maybe TV movie in in the mid 80s where a family was being tormented by a small (possibly devil) type demon. There was a scene where they caught it in a drinking glass like a ...
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90s TV show: Nazi hunter time travels to the past to gather evidence and sue Nazis

There was an episode of a tv show I saw back in the mid 90s. It took place modern day (mid 90s). It was about a Jewish man who was a Nazi hunter. He had brought several former Nazis to justice still ...
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TV episode/movie Alien ripoff with prisoner

This is a show/TV movie I saw in the early 2000s, and it may have just been an episode of a larger show. For all I know, it may be famous. I only remember a few scenes and that it was quite similar to ...
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Science fiction episode about the creation of a living pegasus, even though flightless

This question at the Movies and TV Stack Exchange seems to be off topic since they don't do story identification questions. Is there an episode in the genre of the Twilight Zone or Outerlimits ...
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An episode of a TV series, late 60s early 70s l think

Huge rocket ship carrying humans to a distant destination to resettle. The bridge of the craft is inaccessible except for a tube where food is sent up. The passengers revere "the tree".
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2000s Animated TV show where teenagers could physically go into a virtual world

This was an animated TV show that was broadcast in Canada in the 2000s. It was a cartoon, not live action. What I remember about the show is that there was teenagers who could physically go into a ...
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Spaceship from a film or show that is semi circular in shape with a section jutting out of the middle

I was out with friends last night and we went into a sci-fi bar where they have props and models all over the place. We had fun identifying all the ships, costumes and stuff, but one model had us ...
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Anime TV show with Elvis/Fonzie-like protagonist

I am trying to remember a limited television anime or manga show from several years back. The central character was a bounty hunter who located illegal aliens and brought them into some central ...
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Parallel universe where an engineered bacterium consumes all petroleum

I kinda of remember a sci fi tv show where the group traveled between parallel earths. The one episode I remember is where they ended up on an Earth where a scientist created a bacterium that consumed ...
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What was it that “powered” Auto-Man and Cursor to allow them to exist in the real world?

In the early 80s sci-fi show Auto-Man , the titular hero is essentially a humanoid form program made by a police-computer genius, and given physical shape in our reality. It was described as thus: ...
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80s children TV series where a chest in the attic was a portal to another world [duplicate]

This 80s children TV series was probably British, but I'm not sure about that. There were two kids (brother and sister) and a chest in the attic. The chest was a portal to another world. In that ...
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TV episode where man changes the timeline, then comes home to Nazi America

This was in color, I think from the nineties; I believe it was a TV episode not a full movie. A man lives in either Cleveland or Cincinnati during World War Two and has some sort of argument with a ...
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A government agent asks his evil doppelganger how he (the real agent) broke his arm when he was 10 years old

A government agent is replaced by an imposter, who has had plastic surgery to pull off the switch. When the agent asks the imposter how he (the real agent) broke his arm when he was 10 years old, the ...
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1980s movie or TV show where a woman is turned into a Raggedy ann-like doll at the end

I must have been about 6 when I saw this show; it was late at night, and seemed more for adults, so the details are vague. From what I remember: There was a woman with some type of supernatural power,...
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Old show set in China: a girl that could turn into a snake and a Liu Kang looking guy

I remember watching a show as a child but I can't remember the storyline or name. All I remember is the intro included a girl who could turn into a snake and a guy who kind of looked like Liu Kang ...
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90s/2000s TV show : man uses government time machine to fix national problems

This is a TV series from the early 2000s (maybe the late 90s). It was on prime time TV in the US. There is a government agency that has a time machine that allows the main character to jump back in ...
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2010 (?) science fiction TV show with new world

Plotline: The government is sending a whole bunch of people to another planet to "prepare for Armageddon." I recall the trip taking a very long time (on the order of maybe 30 years). Also, one of the ...
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Nickelodeon special with puppets as “Goblins”, looking for a crown

This show was a late 80s/early 90s Nickelodeon or Nick Jr. special, utlizing puppets and live action cast members. It definitely wasn’t The Dark Crystal. As I remember it, the basic premise was as ...
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“Grok” defined as “to dig, without hang-up” on which late-60's or early-70's sci-fi drama on PBS?

As a kid in the late 60's or early 70's I remember seeing a fictional drama on PBS of several people who were on a deep space journey. A young person said something like "I grok that." When an older ...
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Movie or television series about two grandparents losing their grandchildren, who were born to witches

I watched this around 1998-2000. I remember very little and I am not sure if I'm confusing and mixing two items into one. I am also not sure if it was a movie or a television series. It was very long,...
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TV series about a young boy looking for glowing and spiky crystals [duplicate]

I am looking for a TV series that I watched around 2000 - 2005-ish. It was a sci-fi/ fantasy about a young boy traveling with his companions to some places, like caves or maybe other planets, and he ...
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heat wave type of movie or made for tv movie

years ago, not sure when, 80's 90's? About a family from the usa who is trying to get into Canada (because of the temperature increasing in the USA) over a bridge, the father gets in but suddenly the ...
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80's/90's animated kids show: guy doing somersault to enter his ship

There's a guy that would do a forward/backward somersault off a big rock/cliff (then "morphs" into his armor) into a large body of water to enter his flying ship (like a spaceship but not for space). ...
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70s TV show: children help alien invasion by providing kitchen items

There was a 1970s? TV programme set in a small American town ( part of a series all different) where the children kept taking kitchen items etc to help the aliens invade. But their parents thought it ...
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TV movie: people travel back in time to see disasters

This was maybe late 90's, early 2000's- A man is photographed in a subway train wreck (I think)- later he is found in pictures of multiple disasters that happened years or even decades earlier. Turns ...
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TV Show where monsters are cast from runes to fight one another like pokemon

Watched this a while ago when I was a child. I think it was on Netflix at the time, but am not certain. I remember the main plot of the series was about a boy who draws a picture of a wolf/tiger mix, ...
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80s kid's sci show set in NY brownstone where inventor has invented teleporting machine

In the '80s, as a child in school, I saw the first few episodes of a U.S. kids' TV series, set in a New-York-style brownstone building. A group of kids break into the building, which used to be where ...
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1980s movie with a glowing red sphere in an old Victorian house

Our elementary school librarian ran a VHS movie for us one afternoon in the '80s. It could have been a TV special or even 8mm film. It was full-colour late-70s/early-80s cinematography. It had a ...
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90s TV Show about a school boy who discovers that people turn into lizard kind

I'm looking for an episode of a TV series. I think it's a horror series with different kinds of stories. I watched it on the French TV in late 1990s. The story which stayed in my mind is about a ...
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British kids's movie or TV show, teleporting into Tower of London

A question about a live action British children's science fiction or fantasy movie or television show from about 20 to 40 years ago. This question: YA: boy lives in Tower of London, foils plot ...
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80's-90's TV show or movie about life clocks [duplicate]

It's from the late 80's early 90's I saw it on PBS I think. Everyone had a life clock installed at birth. Everything bought and sold was with time increments. No one went to prison, time was just ...
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An 1980s or early 90s cartoon about a girl's doll that came to life and had limited magic powers

This is a vague memory, but I seem to recall a TV pilot, based on a toy doll that was in existence at that time, but for the life of me, I cannot remember either the doll or this one-time show. This ...
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Suggested order for Amazon Prime Doctor Who series

So I'm nearing the end of the fourth season of Doctor Who on Amazon Prime. And I see there's also a David Tennant Special. And then there are also the Christmas Specials. So, other than watching the ...
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Netflix show with elemental monsters

There was this show I think on Netflix and they each had like elemental monsters and the water ones were like really technologically advanced. And one charcter had this dark one that was like a voodoo ...
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TV show starring two men who develop various gadgets

One is a regular size man and other is very short person. i think he is the one who invents the gadgets and the tall one uses them. I remember an episode in which tall man disguises his car ( by ...
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Movie or tv series in 80s/90s which has a rooster wind vane set in a roof [duplicate]

When something is going to happen, it spins/rotate really fast. It's kind of a sci-fi/magic story. I don't remember much because I was maybe 7-10 years old when I watched it. It could be an Australian ...
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Did Michael Sheen (Aziraphale) use a body double in this Good Omens scene?

In the recently released TV miniseries "Good Omens" based on the book by Pratchett and Gaiman, there is a wonderful character exposition scene where Was there a stunt double for this scene? I can't ...
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TV show about a group of boys and magic

I remember a show I watched in the 2000s about a group of boys and magic going on around them. One episode has them in a little cabin of some sorts and one character had bees or wasps flying around ...
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Special series of story-telling segments, as told by actors; one had a magical whale who befriended a girl

I'm not sure of the series in question, or if it was a "special" of sorts; it was played, on tap, in class during the 1980s as part of story time. The screen focused on actors. (For some reason I'm ...
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Why doesn't the Doom Patrol age?

This question is referring to the 2019 Doom Patrol series on the DC Universe streaming service but supporting material from the comics is certainly welcome. All of the main characters have stopped ...
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Live Action English Language show about a virtual world with an human-appearing girl who tastes orange juice through her fingertips? [duplicate]

Live Action English Language show about a virtual world with an human-appearing girl who tastes orange juice through her fingertips? And she's not human, but might be under a hologram? ... I think ...
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Live action TV show where High school Kids go into the virtual world and have to clear levels

I've been trying to remember this live action TV show for years now. In it teenagers were able to enter this virtual world of sorts and they become these avatars. Their goal was to clear levels and ...
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70s/80s SciFi film (or series episode?) where a spaceship has only one rescue capsule, so the crew members start killing each other

LATER EDIT: This questions has been resolved, and if the title made you interested in the movie, but you would like to avoid spoilers by reading my more detailed description or the answers, let me ...
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90s Sci-Fi show about a Science team, exploring beneath the surface of the earth in an Advanced Ship?

For the life of me, I CANNOT recall the name of this show, only the pilot episode and premise. A teenager watches his scientist Uncle attempt to use a roughly SUV sized vehicle to bore to the center ...
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Extraterrestrial TV Movie from the 70s or early 80s [closed]

If someone remembers a TV movie about a group of people, perhaps a family that are in a cabin but they are surrounded by extraterrestrials. UPDATE I remember it wasn't a comedy it was a kind of ...
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90s (or earlier) British TV show about school boy who discovers alien ship

TV show I saw in the 90s, I think it was British. Main character is a high school boy who discovers an alien spaceship while out walking with a friend. They keep the ship hidden and fight over how/if ...
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1980s TV show with teenage alien boy with PSI powers hiding on Earth

In the early 1980s there was a U.S. TV show aired on Dutch television that I want to track down. (Show might be from late 1970s; it usually took a few years before things showed on Dutch TV back then.)...
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Old BW sci-fi movie pumpkin-headed aliens with eyes on the back of their hands

I don't recall if I even remember this movie correctly, but here goes. About 50 years ago I saw a BW sci-fi flick on TV. It had sorta pumpkin headed aliens in it who had landed on Earth. Their eyes ...
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What TV show or movie did I watch on TV years ago where diseased people are exiled to a spaceship?

There was a programme I saw on TV a long time ago (it could have been anywhere from 8 to 20 years ago). I think since that "episode" was self-contained that it was either an episode of a series ...