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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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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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Name of a comedian from the 80s/90s? [on hold]

I am looking for the name of a comedian from the 80s or 90s. He appeared once on Comic Strip Live or Evening at the Improv. His set was based on mayhem at Thanksgiving, with discussion of why jello ...
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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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Show from the 80s about ghosts

As a kid in the 80’s, I saw this TV show about ghosts. I thought the host was the guy from ‘That’s Incredible’ and I can believe now it was filmed in a studio like a TV special. I can’t recall if it ...
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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 ...
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Discovery Channel movie about a rover entering an organic spaceship, activating a green light that causes black spheres to appear on Earth

This isn't something I remember well, but I'll do my best to describe it. I watched this around 2013-2014, on Discovery Channel. It was some kind of movie or TV Show about a hypothetical situation ...
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Identify Request : A Girl Falls Down (a Well?) And Wakes Up In Alternate Dimension (maybe dead?)?

So I am usually good about movies but my daughter presented me with this info and it is so familiar but I can't place the movie (or possibly part of a TV show). Can you help? Girl falls down (...
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Stop motion sci-fi kids show

I’m trying to recall a kids show (possible kids show or even movie?) I remember a few details but cannot think of its name. I’m under the assumption the show is based off of a surrealism artist who ...
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80s/90's Robot cartoon, one like a Transformer

I'm pretty sure the show was out in the 80's or maybe even very early 90's but it could also of been an animated movie (If so would most likely of been a straight to VHS effort)... Now all I have is ...
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Children's ghost story in 1980s whose character names started A, B, C

There was a creepy programme we watched when I was at primary school, possibly about a haunted house. The main characters were children. This would have been early 1980s in the UK. We watched it at ...
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Old TV Show with creatures who could hear your heart beating

The other day I had remembered and old show/movie that I had watched as a kid that actually gave me nightmares back in the day. I'm fairly certain I watched this about 30 to 35 years ago (so, early 80'...
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Sci-Fi style TV ad/short film with “magnetic liquid” guy

Quite a while ago I saw on YouTube (?) a video, where we see from behind a glass a room for focus group/interrogation/group therapy, with several people around a table taking turns and telling their ...
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Girl becomes a tree and then ends up with losing her arms/branches

I remember watching a tele-film/short-film/episode on the Indian TV channel Doordarshan (DD1) in late 90s (Most probably coloured). Genres: Sci-fi drama. Story: Happy go lucky girl loves trees and ...
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What is the name of the anime kids, mecha and fantasy series with a group of 4?

I am looking for an old kids, mecha, fantasy anime series which possibly aired on Toonami, Cartoon Network or a channel possibly before that. The main cast consisted of a group of 5, with 4 of them ...
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60s SF show: “Citizen of Alta on the Planet Protos”

Does anyone recall a SF programme (possibly part of a series) that I saw as a kid in the 1960s? The central character discovers a plot by aliens to take over the world. After various attempts to ...
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TV Series about witches who are supposedly from Asgard

I recall watching this series on regular Australian TV about 10 or so years ago I think on Southern Cross 10 but don't hold me to that. From what I remember the series was sort of similar to Charmed ...
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Why did Wednesday tell Shadow to toss the cell phone?

Why did Wednesday tell Shadow to toss the cell phone when "2 Cell Phones" was on his shopping list? Why didn't he note that to Wednesday?
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80's Short TV story about a monster in the closet which grabs the mother during the day

I remember seeing this when I was really young, sometime between 1985-1989 but the show itself could be older of course as I know this was just something that was on TV. I remember a boy thinking ...
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TV episode with characters similar to the Smash Martians [duplicate]

I am trying to identify a TV show I watched as a child in the UK. It is rather obscure. The show aired on the ITV network in the late 1970's, I would guess between 1978 to 1973 and definitely shown ...
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Old fantasy/horror tv series identification

TV Series Identification: Each episode tells an isolated and closed story of light terror/fantasy, much like the style of "Tales from the Crypt" (or this way I remember, I was younger). In one ...
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Speculative or educational TV show about interplanetary space travel

I'm afraid this might be too broad, but I remember watching this old show on US TV (basic cable) in the late 1980's or early 90's, but it looked even older, perhaps from the 1950's to 1970's. Portions ...
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90s cartoon TV show about a boy and a dimension hopping dinosaur

It's NOT Denver the Dinosaur I know that much. All I remember is he could open portals to other dimensions/times(?) and kept showing up at the worst times and the kid was always keeping him hidden ...
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TV Series [1990s?] About a soldier lost in Amazon - Becomes super body guard

Not a lot to go on, but... I remember watching a tv series in the 90's about a soldier who was lost/mia in the amazon(?). When he finally returned to civilization, he uses the things he learned in ...
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Late 70s/early UK supernatural drama with an alien sitting on a bed

I can remember a drama shown on a Sunday night, at around 9pm, which featured an alien creature sitting on the end of someone's bed. I think it was set in Victorian times. The alien was semi-...
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TV movie about old man washed up on shore, later he sets out to sea and washes up again as an old man

I saw a TV show (70s or 80s) when I was a kid, where a man was lost at sea. Then near the end of the movie, he sets out again and ends up washing back up on the beach as an old man. Was there ...
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60s TV series episode with a giant hand

During the 60s, I remember watching a TV live-action episode in black and white. I am almost certain that it belonged to the 1966 Japanese series adaptation of Akuma-Kun. Here below the only memories ...