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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. 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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1980’s (or 70’s) show where the main character could teleport by pushing a button on their belt

There was a show in the 80’s, could have been originally 70’s. The main character could teleport themselves by pushing a button on their belt. They would push the button disappear then reappear where ...
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Show with 12 members, like Power Rangers, who could form a giant robot when together

I watched a show that was very similar to the one mentioned in this link. It was just like Power Rangers but it's not one of them. The show featured 12 members. There were three teams and each team ...
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Movie or episode of a TV series about a virtual prison that’s only revealed at the end

I have vague memory about a movie or episode where someone was trapped in a fantasy driven nightmare like hellscape scenario similar to the movie The Cell and has to fight someone there or help ...
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TV series where child is sucked up by a vacuum cleaner

I remember watching this around 2016 on live tv, although the episode/movie looked older. It consisted of a spoiled child acting up and then getting sucked up by a vacuum cleaner. I also think I ...
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Fantasy episode with mermaid or other creature, strangling with her prehensile hair

I am looking for English/American movie or an episode from TV series, in which someone told a legend about a beautiful naked woman strangling on the beach/island with her hair. She was naked ...
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Old sci-fi episode/movie: man on a spaceship replaced his dead wife and kids with robot replicas

A man is in a spaceship with only his family (wife and kids) on another planet. I believe it was for some sort of mission, or maybe Earth was dying and they were trying to recolonize or something. One ...
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TV show or movie in which a man is hiding from an alien and using the reflection on his knife to watch it

I remember watching a TV show or Movie back in the mid 2000s. The part I can remember is a man hiding behind some rocks and watching an alien in the reflection om his knife. Then some glowing bugs ...
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Episode of Red Dwarf. Rimmer meets a robot copy of Gandhi. Acts like stereotypical drill sergeant. Makes homophobic insults [duplicate]

The scene I remember is Rimmer playing the role of drill sergeant. Gandhi is a soldier (a natural role for such a famous pacifist of course). Rimmer asks where he is from and Gandhi names his hometown....
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Humourous television series. An arrogant man seems to be giving a blow by blow account of a dangerous battle. He was describing a game of Risk

Two men are on a spaceship. One is arrogant and a windbag. He is telling a long and detailed story that seems to be about a dangerous battle in which he fought. The other man loses his patience and ...
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Name of an English-dubbed Japanese show about a man who became a giant robot

I remember back in the late 70's or early 80's a show about a man who became a giant, possibly a robot, and fought monsters. I am fairly sure it is not Ultraman. I remember his giant form was a ...
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Pre-80s sci-fi movie/tv show where children stare into mind-control like devices that they hold

Had a conversation with my relative about a movie/TV show they saw in the late 70s/early 80s. It could potentially be a movie from an earlier period. They say: "I was young, I think it was the ...
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Shouldn't Wolverine have died in the Savage Land?

In the 1990s X-Men animated series, there is a two-part story called "Savage Land, Strange Heart." In this land, Sauron has a dampening field that nullifies mutant powers for those who don't ...
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Tv show set in a near future law firm. Lots of ethical problems caused by technology were considered

I watched this on TV in the uk in the 00s. It was made and set in America.It was set in a law firm maybe ten or twenty years in the future. There was only ever one season it was not renewed. Most of ...
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Old animated show about magic stones from the lost library of Alexandria?

I remember watching this show on Netflix when Netflix was young, but the show was from the 80s or 90s. The show was about these adults who were 'chosen' by these magic stones that gave them super ...
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Cartoon where military protagonists stop a train by shooting glue (?) at the wheels

I remember watching a cartoon on VHS pre-2006 where some military-looking protagonists are trying to stop a train from crashing into something (a port or some other facility). They end up stopping the ...
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TV show where a boy's bracelet signals his soulmate is a girl from a lower social class that is disapproved by his well-off family

I'm seeking the name of the TV show this episode must have been a part of. The episode starts with the parents going on about how the time has come for the bracelet their son is wearing to find his ...
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School series about a young lad and girl who had some kind of portal in a box that looked like a house but had two pillars on the front

I remember being shown a series at school (about 1996–1998), and I really enjoyed it. However, all I can remember is: There was a young lad and girl who had some kind of portal in a box, which, if I ...
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What is this series about people working in a mining cave hallucinating and going mad after seeing tiny feet?

I can't remember too much about this series. It was either late 70's, or early 80's. All I can remember was that there were people working for a mining company and people started to go crazy (or died)...
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Is the age of the Earth in the novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" 10 million years?

At the time of the destruction, the Earth was 10 million years old. However, in the series, the guide indicates a scientifically recognized age of 4.5 billion years. Is there a logical explanation for ...
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A '60s(?) era sci-fi episode/film about a jungle with robotic duplicates?

I know this is pretty vague, but I have been looking for this movie/tv show episode for my entire life. I first saw this when I was about 3 or 4. It gave me absolute nightmares and although I have ...
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Kid or young adult live action TV show. Giant Robots?

Boy finds some device that puts him in a giant robot suit and can see other similar Robots. Humans cannot see them. Was possibly 90s I could be wrong. We could see like a weird coloured outline of ...
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Looking for old sci-fi cartoon

I remember watching a cartoon about a group of teens (maybe young adults) fighting monsters in special zones that popped up at random in their home town. They fought by either thinking of a weapon/...
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TV show or movie that uses fruit to shoot weapon

A TV show or movie maybe 1970s or 80s. A group of people, one from the past may be frozen and reawakened. The guy could have been away from Earth for a long time before returning, like an astronaut. ...
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TV show about four boys who gain elemental powers and fight/kill demons that pose as their friends or random people

Okay, so there's a TV show I need to find that aired around 2012-2016 and had 2-3 seasons. There are four boys who, later into the series, gain elemental powers. Each gets one element; fire, water, ...
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Sci-fi series from the 70’s/80’s about a group of children from outer space living in America

I thought it was called 'Children of Z' or 'Children of X' - but I have not found it. It was written by a woman, I believe.
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TV Pilot or Movie, 80s, misfit team with powers

I'm trying to identify a show I saw on TV in the 80s (in the US). It was a single viewing, and felt like a television pilot rather than a standalone movie; ISTR the final scene dangled the ...
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Looking for a show from the old sci fi channel that aired somewhere in mid 90s to early 2000s

The one thing that stuck with me was one scene where the main character had a fight with 2 (alien maybe) goons in an alley, the goons each had a weapon called a glowfist which was a superheated glove. ...
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Star Trek Episode – Possible Time Travel or Alternative Timeline with No Federation

In a Star Trek movie or TV episode, there is some sort of time travel or travel to an alternative timeline to Earth where they detect no Federation. But their sensors detect some Romulan ship activity ...
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TV show similar to Digimon, featuring some kind of lion/feline with a red mane and blue eyes

In the show, I think they summoned the creatures using cards, or at least the obtained them like that. I remember a dragon Agumon type of partner that like donuts (Spanish dub) or some sweet. There ...
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Series or movie with long-lived witches hiding in the modern world?

I'm looking for a series (or perhaps a movie) that I watched just a few years ago and which was relatively recent (> 2010). In the story, very old witches hide in the modern world. A young biotech ...
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Was Carl sexually violated?

It is unclear the way the scene is shot whether or not Carl was violated sexually by the thug who was holding him to the ground, or if he was saved from it. (After Daryl's group found Rick and began ...
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Name of old tv show where they find out they are actually living in one pod on a spaceship and the crew is all dead? [duplicate]

Does anyone remember the name of an old tv show where they find out they are actually living in one pod on a spaceship and the crew is all dead. Each pod has evolved into a different type of world.
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Alien dwarves that can conduct electricity

In a sci-fi series from the late 1970s to mid 1980s I recall an episode in which two alien dwarves could allow high current electricity to pass through their body without harm. There may have been ...
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3D-animated kids' show about a man who wants to become a knight but has a magical part of a sword

I remember when I was young, there was a 3D-animated TV show. It was around 2010-2015 I believe. In it, a man really wanted to become a knight but he never passed. I believe he lived up on a floating ...
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Trying to identify a sci-fi TV anthology - Fish catches man

Early 80's to early 90's TV episodes, short science fiction stories in the style of 'Ray Bradbury Theatre' and 'Amazing Stories'. I remember a fat guy fishing by a pond who catches a bluegill. Then, ...
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Identify kids fantasy anthology series circa 1995

Please could you help identify a children's TV show that aired on UK terrestrial television (not satellite) perhaps some time between 1992 and 1998? Details : Anthology series, not a serial Stories ...
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What is the name of this series aired on AXN TV from the early 2000s

In the pilot episode, a middle aged obese man in standing in an underground subway and gets killed in a train accident. He is survived by his wife. This man's heart/brain are transplanted into a young ...
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TV pseudo-documentary featuring a flooded Earth and floating city

I'm looking for a TV pseudo documentary, from around 200x-201x. I watched it on cable, possibly Discovery Channel. The title may be similar to "water world" (the movie, I know) A giant ice ...
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Old TV series about a blonde alien girl who can read minds and a man who must help her [duplicate]

This show is almost certainly from the 80s, maybe early 90s. A long-haired, slender blonde young woman arrives on Earth escaping from some organization, I think, and encounters a man who has to help ...
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1990s/2000s live-action show with kids in tribes in a dystopian sci-fi/fantasy setting

I've been trying to find/remember this show for years but unfortunately I don't remember much except that: It was live action. I think it was some sort of dystopian sci-fi/fantasy setting where there ...
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TV show about 4 people who gain elemental powers (earth, air, fire, ice) and fight evil

I can't remember much, but these four animated people find a castle and they gain elemental powers. They then find this girl who tells them to guard a weird looking blue orb. The villains then get to ...
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Chinese show where a boy befriends a robot who was able to disguise itself as a toy

I remember the beginning: the main character waking up in his bed. The show's premise was around a male teen (I think) who lived under a family convenience store/diary that had toy machines. What made ...
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A sci fi movie aired on Discovery where robots are sent to an exoplanet

I remember watching a movie or an episode on the Discovery Channel somewhere between 2008 to 2012. Humans sent a few robots to an exoplanet. This exoplanet had dinosaur-like animals and a very ...
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1980s TV episode about a "Simon Says" Game leading to alien abduction

I've been trying to find this episode and remember seeing it vividly but have no idea what series it even was. Despite searching through different anthology series episode descriptions, I haven't ...
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1980s horror program where a birdwatcher is found ripped to pieces on a fog covered island

This a long shot. Back in the early 80s (when I was about the 10 years old,) my parents let me watch a couple of minutes of a horror program on RTE. I think the program was a British production. In ...
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Science fiction miniseries involving a team of teenagers on a spaceship with a mainframe named Priscilla [duplicate]

It was a miniseries (hope so), possibly Disney, but I am not sure. It aired in Russia around 1992-1996. It was in color, so possibly was filmed in the 60s-80s. A team of teenagers were on a spaceship ...
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Animated show about a little boy who could travel to different places

The start would always either be the little boy on his bike or playing. He would travel to different places. One place was Canada and he helped drive a train and gave different people syrup. Another ...
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Episode of a show where a guy and a girl search for a mermaid

I’m trying to remember this episode of this show I watched when I was younger. It was this show of this guy and girl. I wanna say it was a reality show, maybe. In this episode they are looking for a ...
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TV Episode involving a male and a female reporter where she gets the exciting pieces including one involving a werewolf

I think I saw this on PBS somewhere in the late 1980s to the early 1990s. It might have been a segment on a show like 3-2-1 Contact or Electric Company. The core scene sticking in my head involves a ...
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TV show with high school kids and monsters

This show was around 2009-2010, at most 2012, and it's with real people. There are 4-5 friends in high school, who weren't friends before, but gather to save the world against various monsters ...

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