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Identify a sci-fi anthology episode about alien abduction to a 'white room'

I am trying to identify an episode of an anthology show from the early 2000s. It may also be a made-for-TV movie, but I don't believe the plot was long enough to support a movie. I'm confident of all ...
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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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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 experimental aircraft (And When the Sky was Opened). But in this one, a bunch of ...
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'90s/early 2000s sci-fi TV show featuring a cone-headed alien/robot-like thing and a triangular/pyramid-shaped UFO

I can barely remember anything about it, except that the intro had some epic, spooky guitar riffs. The show follows a crowd of young people and is set on present-day Earth, IIRC. I remember this one ...
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Everyone lives in advanced underwater ships (not SeaQuest)

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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Late 70's or early 80's apocalyptic sci-fi show about a boy in a deserted England. Similar to John Christopher's "Empty World"

TV movie / series, possibly BBC, seemed to be filmed in England (from memory). I saw it in Australia when I was a child in late 70' early 80's. It could be movie or series. It was a last person on ...
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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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World War One officer sees visions of punk future

Back in the late 1970s/early 1980s on UK TV I watched some drama or TV movie or a play. The basic story was a British army officer in World War One was struggling to survive the constant attacks ...
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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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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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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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Sci fi on TV sticky bomb

I can't remember if it was from a SF film or a TV series, seen in B&W in the 1970s on UK television. Some humanoid aliens are attacking "the good guys" and their main weapon is throwing ...
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Show on Netflix about four guys, with weird anomalies in each episode

Basically they would have an adventure each episode, with some of them including a giant eye that melted the friends' brains, and at the end of the episode, one of the friends was feeding the brains ...
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Show/film involving a kid waking up with electrical wall outlets in his hands

I recall watching a show/film in the '90s, in the vein of Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps, where this kid lives in this large white house in the country and wakes up with electrical wall ...
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Sci-fi film or TV episode ending with a female astronaut turing into an alien, fish-like creature

I'm trying to help a friend. He wants to find the name of an old sci-fi film. Supposedly, it should be from the '60s-'70s, maybe an Alien rip-off, but he only recalls the ending. After a space journey,...
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Black & white sixties episode where a spacecraft is unable to depart the planet

I believe it's a sixties T.V. item, possibly from The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits. It is not "Death Ship." This crew land and can not secure takeoff again no matter what they try. The ...
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Story about an astronaut in cryogenic sleep to serve as “living memory” who eventually returns to an abandoned Earth

I have been trying for years to track down the details of a short film or television series episode I saw many years ago. I would have seen it aired on Canadian television around 1988, possibly 1990 ...
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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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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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80’s TV programme featuring a pyramid with a dangerous energy source inside

This one has been bugging me for nigh-on 25 years, so I’m hoping someone here can finally put this one to bed for me. I remember very little about this 80’s TV programme that was on British TV (but ...
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Was the caucus race filmed for the 1985 Alice in Wonderland miniseries?

In December 1985, CBS broadcast a two-night miniseries version of Alice in Wonderland, produced by Irwin Allen. I remember watching it at the time (although not live; it was actually the first ...
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Early 90s or late 80s TV series involving a spaceship or alien vessel hidden inside a cavern

I saw this series on TV as a child when it was broadcast in Hungary sometime between 1995-1997. It could have been either a North American or a European production. It was live action; it consisted ...
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1980s movie or TV show with killer seaweed in a lake

Trying to identify a movie or TV show that I briefly caught a glimpse of in the early to mid 80s. The scenes I recall were: boys in a lake throwing a football, seaweed or green thing is shown ...
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Movie or TV show that involves a mutagenic substance, similar to the Forced Evolutionary Virus dipping vats from the first Fallout game

This could have been a movie or TV show, but I believe it was in colour. There was a villain who had given himself a reptilian tail and menaces the heroes in some sort of facility with walkways above ...
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Kid's fantasy TV show/movie from 30+ years ago where kids go under their duvet which leads to magical tunnels

I don't know if it's a vivid dream or an actual TV show or film but I think kids were able to go under their duvet in their beds and it led to some magical tunnels also made out of duvets that led to ...
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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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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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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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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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Animated TV show from the early 2000s, possibly late 90s. Involved magic and collecting gems. Ended with live magic trick

All I can remember is that it had some kind of Asian origin, probably Japanese, and that it always ended with a live (not animated) performance of a magic trick / illusion. I think it was a woman and ...
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Ballet-themed TV show with night sky realm

I somewhat recall seeing an animated show in my childhood and have wondered what it was The show was heavily focused on dance/ballet. It aired on a channel that was availible, though not common, ...
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Looking for a TV/Movie about two kids being chased by a ghost in a field

When I was a kid in 2005-2008, I remember flipping through channels until I saw something scary. I don't remember if it was a TV show or movie, probably a movie. Two kids are running through a field. ...
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TV show Identification - Racing battles

I’m looking for a TV show from roughly the late noughties (I would say 2007-2012?) shown in the UK. The basic theme of the show includes battle races, in which drives sit within a large circular ...
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Sole survivor astronaut is alien, others turned into clear jello-like puddles

When I was a kid, somewhere in the late eighties or the start of the nineties, I got a glimpse of something my older brother was watching. It was on TV, not a rented video, so it probably was a series ...
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Russian cosmonauts mistaken for ghosts because they're wearing luminous spacesuits

This is a real long shot and may not even be classed as SF... It's an animated TV show for children, probably one episode of an ongoing adventure series like Jonny Quest. I must have seen it around ...
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Early 70's TV show - heros and bad guys shoot needles from their fingers

This is going back 50 years (1971), and was prolly a rerun at the time I have a memory of a TV show that my babysitter and her brothers and sisters and I watched that was black & white (so was our ...
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Children's show with "evil" babies

I remember one episode of a show I saw about 9 years ago, here's everything I remember about it I saw it on ABC4KIDS about 9 years ago It was 2D animated I only saw one episode The premise of the ...
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Movie or TV episode, 80s/90s, about kids contacting evil alien through their computer

My memories are incredibly vague, but here goes… I saw this on TV in Finland in the early 1990s, when I was young. I can't remember whether it was a film or a TV episode. I think they spoke English. ...
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In the Netflix Umbrella Academy S2, why does "adult Five" know Luther's name?

I have always assumed that Five doesn't have another name because he jumped into the apocalyptic future before robot mom gave the other kids names (One = Luther, Two = Diego, etc). But in S2 of 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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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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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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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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