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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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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Television episode about scientists discovering the Grand Unification Theory, as each one discovers it they begin to vanish

I'm still trying to find another sci-fi show/series/episode - it has similarities to the one Twilight Zone with the downed WWII aircraft. But in this one, a bunch of scientists stumble onto ideas that ...
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1970s TV show where children rule

What is the title for this TV series that I only very vaguely remember from my pre-school years: It was on in the UK, probably 1975 or 1976. It was a live action show, and was probably a series ...
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Lone fighter in a post-apocalyptic world with AI companion on a stick

Sometime in the early or mid 1980s, maybe even late 1970s, I came across a SciFi story on a PBS channel about a lone fighter dress in pseudo-samurai clothing with a sword. The guy was in battle with ...
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70s or 80s TV Movie about an identical Earth

It was a TV sci-fi movie or short episode (maybe like The Twilight Zone series), colored. An astronaut goes to a planet (may be Jupiter or one of its moons) and land. It looks identical to Earth ...
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1970s Television horror show where a suit of armour comes to life and carries off a young boy

I remember only this scene from what I believe was a horror themed TV show from the '70s. I was born in 1970, so I think I watched it between 1973 and 1977? It was in color and it was seen on U.S. ...
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Film or TV show episode - Plane crash and a village where few children and no boys are born

I saw a film or an episode of some sci-fi tv series on Finnish tv around 1981-1988. However the film may be much older (color film though). I don't remember much of it, because I was quite young then,...
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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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What is the backstory regarding the suit of armor at the top of the Munster's staircase?

Was a backstory ever revealed in any of the TV series or movies regarding who the suit of armor at the head of the stairs under which Spot lives belonged to? If so, what is the backstory? I ask ...
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School series about a portal

I remember being shown a series at school (about 17–19 years ago) 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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Story Identification: cyborg, starship, self-destruction

I am looking for a TV show / movie that aired in 90's, but the show itself could be older. Here's what I remember, but I might have got it a bit mixed up: People on a starship found an ancient earth ...
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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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Eighties sci-fi tv show, trying to remember

I'm trying to remember a sci-fi tv show from early eighties I believe. It was about people/soldiers flying in planes or spacecraft, flying through gorges with bridges (or some kind). Not sure if that ...
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Looking for a CGI slideshow(?)/TV show broadcast between '99 and ~'07

I've been looking for this TV show for the past few months and haven't been able to find anything. It was a CGI show that ran really early hours in the UK but I believe it was US made. The thing is it ...
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British kids' TV series involving a Celtic hammer from mid-1980s

I saw this series on Australian TV in the early-mid 80s, but it could have been made in the 70s. It was definitely British. It had a small number of episodes, possibly six or eight. As with a lot of ...
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Indian kids fantasy show incorporating main actor recasting as plot point

I remember watching this Hindi kid show on Doordarshan (DD1) in the 90s. Genres: Fantasy kids Plot: One boy and girl, probably friends but can be siblings. Found a dark place with a box of colors ...
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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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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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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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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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A live-action show where a family adopts a group of colorful slimes

I am trying to remember a live-action show or miniseries I saw in Russia in the late 80s. The show was being translated from another language, most likely French. It could have also been a multi part ...
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Animated show about scrooge-type character and masked man

I saw this a very long ago as a child (early-mid 1990s, probably European or American but syndicated in India); it was an animated TV series for children, showing a different fairy tale every episode. ...
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Seeking humorous film, parodying modern architecture in a near-future setting

I'm trying to find a short film, that I saw twice on American public television in the late 1980s or early 1990s. It was used as a filler/bumper on a PBS station to fill up the remaining fifteen ...
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80s-90s Anthology series with an episode with a boy and girl rapidly aged in a forest by a malevolent force

I remember an anthology series of the late eighties / early nineties. In one episode a boy and girl go into a mysterious forest They encounter a malevolent force and begin to age. The girl dies. The ...
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Trying to identify an obscure and barely remembered 1970s TV series

This has been bugging me for years. So this would have been mid 1970s when I was between 6-10 and it was aimed at kids that age because it was a series on a kids TV show (probably channel 9 Aus). I'm ...
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Mystery Film, TV-Film, Episode or Miniseries. Council elders speak through a vocoder

I'm trying to recall a show (film?) about a couple trapped in a mysterious city, town or village that is run by cloaked, hooded, and masked figures in red & black outfits. The years in which ...
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What happens after “V” season 2?

The 2009 reimagined series V (for Visitor) was cancelled after only two seasons. Many shows, especially if they're sci-fi or fantasy shows, manage to wrap up the story in some other way after being ...
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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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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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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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Show where kids can transform into robots in a fantasy world

I saw a show a long time ago where a group of children (probably 10 years of age to maybe preteen) and they were transferred into a fantasy world (I don't know how?) in which they can transform into ...
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2000s (?) movie/TV show where music makes white foam come out of people's ears

When I was younger (20-15 years ago), I accidentally watched something on TV where there's a group of people at a party, dancing. A person comes in with a boombox and turns on his music, which causes ...
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Need help finding alien anime racing movie

So I remember it was on Adult Swim, and I remember one ship looked like a starfish kind of shape? It aired like 2007-2009 I believe. It was hosted in another galaxy I think? It wasn't a mainstream ...
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What is the price of silver in True Blood?

I seem to remember a line in one of the early seasons of True Blood mentioning that silver had outpaced gold on the commodities market. Is it ever stated how much silver is actually worth?
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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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Can't figure out the show, it is definitely NOT seaQuest, either one of them

I was hospitalized recently and a show would come on very late at night about a world where everyone lived in underwater ships, I guess land was no longer livable or available? I've searched and ...
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Obscure 80's cartoon: jungle tree house with a glass domed roof, characters going berserk after inhaling a vapour from a ring

I remember seeing a cartoon as a kid that takes place in a jungle. I remember the characters travelling up an elevator in a tree up to a big tree house with a glass domed roof or something like that? ...
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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 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 ...
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Short film or television show from the 80s about computer will follow orders exactly as told

I am looking for a short story shown in the 80s on either HBO or Cinemax about a future society where computers are taking over jobs. The general plot is that it's hard for anyone to find a job. ...
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Identify a TV series involving characters in spaceships

It was a series which I watched in 2005-8. It was about a crew in a cargo ship who have various adventures throughout the Galaxy. I remember the protagonist was a man, the engineer had special arms ...
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TV/Movie Identification: Evil person demanding the power source, people have scales falling off their eyes to see clearly

I've been trying to find out the movie or TV show where one scene has a evil person wanting to obtain the power source (something of great power). It is like a kid's sci fi show so this evil person ...
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Why did John Scott attempt to kill Olivia in Fringe?

Since John Scott is later revealed to not be the traitor that we had thought that he was, why, near the end of the pilot episode, did he try to kill Olivia? I have seen all the episodes of the tv show ...
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Mako Mermaids/H2O Just Add Water: Why do mermaids fear cats?

I've been watching "Mako Mermaids" - a Netflix Original series... a sort-of sequel to "H2O - Just Add Water" (which I believe Disney-channel aired). Anyway, a sort of running joke in the series, is ...
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Help Identifying A Medieval / Fantasy Animated Cartoon Quote: “Fireball, Fly!”

I need help identifying a Medieval / Fantasy Animated Cartoon featuring a Wizard and (partner[s]?) He is able to cast spells; but not infinitely and his most famous ability I can remember is that he ...
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90's live-action TV show featuring teens in a spaceship, spaceship's captain is a teenager but his Earth parents don't know

I've been trying to find the name of this live-action TV series for years. I used to watch it on French TV during the 90s. The show is probably American. It was about a team of teenagers/kids doing ...
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Anime where a woman knocked into a window leaves Japanese characters with her blood

There was a scene where a random woman was knocked onto a window, and as she slid down, she wrote Japanese symbols with her blood. There were also scenes where a guy said phrases that allowed him to ...
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Show where people transform into robot like creatures

I need help recognizing a show where people can transform using a phone-like thing into a robot or mythical-like creatures. Unfortunately I don't remember much details here are some things that I ...
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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 ...