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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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Anime with gems that can summon beasts to fight for the user, one is a purple turtle

What is the name of the anime TV show where a boy can summon beasts with crystals/gems. It was on SABC 2. There was also a boy that could summon a purple turtle . I think the gems were blue, green, ...
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Please help identify this 2-part TV movie: Alien woman crash-lands on earth, falls in love, 199x

In 1991 or 1992 I saw a two-part (probably made for) TV US movie. It is about an alien starship crash landing on planet Earth (in the USA). An attractive 100% human-looking woman (I believe the only ...
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Trying to find a TV show about an event that leaves everyone dead apart from people who died at the moment of the event?

This was a TV show aired in the UK probably sometime between 1990 and 1993, if memory serves it was only a one-off. The plot starts with the protagonist waking up in bed and being disappointed. He ...
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CG series about a beast planet

I remember seeing this series back when I was in the early grades of primary school (prep to 3) so this would be between 1996 and 1999 from what I remember it was set in space and the cast was made ...
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What TV show has kids entering a video game of some sort?

I've been searching the entire Internet for this show about 4 teenagers that enter a video game world where they have to fight monsters that looked like insects. Every time they had to enter the world,...
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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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Looking for an old SF tv short story about blue men staging the future [duplicate]

Does anyone know a SF TV short story in which there were blue men who helped "stage" our world- at least the parts we saw, on a minute by minute basis. So, at each minute, everyone would be in the "...
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What 70s (60s?) TV show / TV movie had a generation ship whose inhabitants did not know they were on a spaceship?

I have the vaguest memory of a TV show (maybe a BBC import?) in which the protagonists were moving through the sections of a massive generation ship whose inhabitants had forgotten that they were on a ...
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What TV movie has a man seeing glimpses of dystopia in his utopian world?

This movie came out around 2000 and was created for one of the cable networks (and never in the theaters). I think it was on the original Sci-Fi Channel or maybe the USA Network, but really not sure. ...
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Sci-fi/fantasy TV pilot from the 90s about a frontier doctor

I remember watching something on TV that seemed like it was the first episode of a TV series. It might have just been a pilot of something that got cancelled, or I guess it's also possible it was a ...
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Identification of mid-80s time travel tv show

Hey guys I've been trying to find the name of this show for years and it's bothering me. It was definitely mid-80s (probably about '85-'87). It was about a family who somehow travelled forward through ...
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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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Children's science fiction book series and tv show

I'm looking for a sf story that was broadcast on BBC children's TV in the early 1980's, probably as part of the long running Jackanory series. Based on what i recall of other events at the time of ...
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What 80s BBC kids’ TV show had children fitting together machinery they found in the countryside?

I remember a series that I liked in the 80's. It was about a group of children that may have lived on a farm. They found pieces of machinery in the local countryside which they found fitted together. ...
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90s (or earlier) TV episode: man in a prison cell with a woman being changed into an alien

One specific SciFi story that really moved me as a child, is a rare episode of a TV series (this might be an adaptation of a written short story) that I watched in the early '90s. Given that I don't ...
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How many days passed between the initial outbreak and "Chupacabra" in The Walking Dead? [duplicate]

Many have questioned the ability of the Still-Alives to have survived the zombie apocalypse, considering the stupid decisions they make, like the well debacle (2x04 - "Cherokee Rose"). But it's ...
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Sci-Fi Drama TV Series about telepathy between an alien and a boy

I'm trying to remember this show, 80's or early 90's, about a boy who receives telepathic messages from an alien, and his family thinks he's going crazy. All very serious and dark. The only thing I ...
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How did the zombie outbreak start in the Walking Dead?

I'm wondering where and why the zombie outbreak began?
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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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1990s sci-fi series where humans in armed suits fight robots [duplicate]

I'm looking for the name of a sci-fi series, intended for children. Robots have control over the humans. There is a squad of humans who attack them. Every member in this squad has a badge on their ...
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How long was Rick in the hospital?

I have always assumed that Rick was in the hospital for about 3 weeks. Several factors led me to this conclusion: The length of his beard; the fact that the IV bag was empty, but he didn't die of ...
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Kids’ show with toys to shoot at the on-screen images

What is the name of this kids’ show from the late 80s? It was based in space, and I think it was some sort of live-action TV show. Some of the images looked like TV static, and you could buy some toy ...
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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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Animated series where people live in the sky

This was drawn in the anime style but I don't know for sure if it was true anime or a western imitation—it appeared to be CGI rather than hand-drawn. It appeared on Teletoon at least in the 2000's, ...
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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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What 80s TV show has a child trapped in a closet when rare sunlight appears?

This is a very hazy recollection, and I was very young, so please bear with me. This was probably from the early up to mid 80's. There is a particular child with other children. Not sure if it's an ...
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1980s movie/series on PBS about a man & his psychiatrist in a post-apocalyptic world

First, a word about the format - I don't know whether this was a movie or a TV series, b/c I saw it aired in pieces on PBS back in the 1980s. I don't even recall if it was originally voiced in english,...
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TV series with pull out phone screens and pink/purple space ships

I’m looking for a TV show where an alien race comes to Earth and sets up big purple/pink cylindrical or cone shaped spaceships in various cities around the world. The Aliens are not hostile but ...
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Live action TV show where High school Kids go into the virtual world and have to clear levels [duplicate]

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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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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90's TV; alien ships appear, tell humans to "do better"; turns out they wanted weapons

This story may be from Outer Limits or Twilight Zone. A ship appears and overpowers all of Earth's defenses. The aliens say they have seeded life on Earth, and have come back and are disappointed in ...
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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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TV series in which bunch of teenagers were trapped inside magic world having Dragons

Long ago I used to watch a cartoon TV series which I almost forgotten. In that, a group of teenagers somehow ported to a magic world from an amusement park. There they needed to save themselves from ...
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Which 1970s UK fantasy kids TV show has an older brother die?

This is a tough one, it has eluded me for years! It is a TV show which opens with two brothers, maybe in 17th or 18th century London. One is around 16, the other is 11 or so and he idolises his older ...
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Looking for a T.V. show - Animation - Boy can change into red and yellow robot with an arm blaster

Don't have any images, but I'll try my best to describe from memory. It's an animated kids show that I used to watch on Netflix. I don't remember the plot, but the main character, if I remember ...
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Sci-Fi Movie/Show Where a Soul is Captured in a Glass Vessel

I remember very little of this, I was quite young - It was on television in the mid 90's, but seemed older. My wife was telling me about the 21 grams experiment and the memory clicked into place. ...
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Cartoon about a boy and his friends capturing monsters

I'm trying to remember a cartoon where a boy and his few friends went around capturing monsters. When they captured one, they always put the monster in some sort of glass container. They had a ...
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Fantasy TV series from the 90s

I vaguely remember watching a fantasy series when I was a kid. All I remember is a scene of doctors wearing all red, they have red gloves which are able to go inside people. For the life of me I ...
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70s or 80s TV show, possibly post-apocalyptic with a massive train-like car

I seem to remember the intro to the show having the train-car traveling amongst some barren mountainous terrain. I seem to remember that each section of the car-train had a different purpose, like ...
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Why did the people of 2149 evacuate to 85,000,000 B.C. particularly?

In Terra Nova, why were those who were evacuated sent to 85 million years B.C. in particular? Was there no choice in the destination, or could other temporal locations have been considered? Does ...
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Suggested starting place for Ghost in the Shell

As the title suggests, I want to start watching Ghost in the Shell. But I have seen many different ones and dont know if they're all part of the same series etc. What are some suggestions for where ...
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Man awaken from suspended animation to stop an asteroid heading towards Earth, which turns out to be a space craft from the past

This story was from a Sci Fi TV episode in the 1980's or 90's, but I cannot remember exactly when or from where. A man is awaken from suspended animation to a post-apocalyptic society facing an ...
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Short lived time travelling British TV show identification

I recall a short lived TV show that I think was broadcast on the British TV channel ITV in the late 90s or early 2000s and it was about time travel. It was set in Britain in relatively modern times. ...
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1980's tv series - awakened ancient man with a Phoenix medallion

This was definitely in the realm of sci-fi series: I think title of series had the word Phoenix in it or the main character's powers or power came from a big gold medallion with an illustration of a ...
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80's or 90's TV Movie about a teenage alien girl with white hair, who stays on Earth for a ranch/farm boy she loves

I don't really remember the plot but I think the a couple of alien girls (look human) crash land on Earth and are helped by human boy (18-19 ish). They get back to their ship but the older girl, with ...
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Red Dwarf: time and space travel paradoxes in "Tikka to Ride"?

The Red Dwarf episode Tikka to Ride has confused me more than any previous episode: How was it possible for the crew to use the Time Drive to travel back to 1960's Earth, when in the previous episode,...
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TV series about children ending up in father's computer game

So, I only saw a single episode of this during my childhood - 10 or more years ago I had guess - where there is a group of children whose father programmed a game and they ended up in the game and ...
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What was Starbuck’s role?

I’m confused about Starbuck’s role towards the end of the Battlestar Galactica remake. Was she an angel?
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Why was the Superman's symbol an *English* letter "S"?

As far as I recall, Superman's logo (Letter "S") originated from Krypton (at least in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" TV series), from the space capsule that delivered the baby ...
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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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