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. 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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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 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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Spaceship from a film or show that is semi circular in shape with a section jutting out of the middle

I was out with friends last night and we went into a sci-fi bar where they have props and models all over the place. We had fun identifying all the ships, costumes and stuff, but one model had us ...
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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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Gruesome animated barbarian show from 2006 (like an animated Conan the Barbarian)

A dozen years ago, I caught about two minutes of an animated show on television. I don't know the name of the show or which channel it was on, but I do know that it was quite late at night in spring ...
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Should I watch Battlestar Galactica original show before watching the reboot?

Is it useful or beneficial to watch Battlestar Galactica original show before watching the reboot?
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Why was Star Trek: The Next Generation cancelled?

The standard reason for a TV show to get cancelled is when the ratings drop. Was that the case for "The Next Generation" too? What exactly is meant by "low ratings": is it absolute numbers, or ...
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Suggested order for Amazon Prime Doctor Who series

So I'm nearing the end of the fourth season of Doctor Who on Amazon Prime. And I see there's also a David Tennant Special. And then there are also the Christmas Specials. So, other than watching the ...
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Why did the people on the Jetsons live in the sky?

The Jetsons is one of my favorite tv shows, but I don't remember seeing a house on the ground, every building was in the sky. What was the reason for that? I used to believe that maybe the earth was ...
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What was LOST About?

I watched every episode. I discussed every episode. In the end it all would be explained, but I'm confused as to what happened in the last episode: Is this an accurate assessment of what happened? Or ...
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What are the different works for Film and Television based on the works of Philip K. Dick?

I recently finished watching the great series "Total Recall 2070" that was based on Philip K. Dick's universe. Philip K. Dick's absurdist blendings of philosophical problems with Sci-Fi has a unique ...
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Show similar to Black Mirror but a decade earlier

I watched a show perhaps 15 years ago wherein each episode depicts a different world, and in each episode the world is fundamentally broken in some way. I remember one episode really clearly: A man is ...
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Where are these floating eyeball creatures from?

I feel I saw these creatures somewhere (in a movies or a TV series...) but I can't remember a single detail. Can anyone identify what they are? Here's a drawing representation.
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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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Can Romulans initiate a mind meld?

Given the common ancestry of the Romulans and the Vulcans, and that the Romulans emigrated only about 2,000 years ago (in the TNG era: a drop in the bucket in terms of evolutionary biology), should ...
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80's/90's Show/movie about a telekinetic Alien Cat crash-landed on Earth

When I was just a kid, I remember watching a movie or TV show. I have tried many times to find it but failed. The details are very slim, but I strongly remember that the main character kept talking ...
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What was the function of ring-shaped module in 22nd century Vulcan ships?

All 22nd century Vulcan ships had a ring-shaped module. Not just starships, but small shuttle pods also had this module. As Vulcans do everything logically, there must be some purposes of those ...
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Western buddy movie with a supernatural twist where a woman turns into an eagle at the end

A long time ago, probably 30 years, I saw a movie which I enjoyed but have not seen since. It may have been a TV movie. It wasn't Oscar worthy but it was unusual. Most movies are just the same basic ...
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2000's spooky show with a group of teens telling spooky stories in the woods

I am looking for a TV show I saw part of when I was a kid (circa 2003). I saw the show in Canada (probably an American show, though). It was in English. It looked contemporary. A group of teens are ...
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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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Why are there... PIGS... IN... SPACE?

Pigs In Space was a recurring sketch on The Muppet Show in the late 1970s. For those who've never seen an episode, It was a broad parody of shows like Star Trek, Space:1999, or Buck Rogers, and could ...
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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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Nuclear missiles about to land but time stops except for a lone housewife. What show is it?

Posted in the blog "Postcards from the Zone," a blog focused on the Twilight Zone, the following entries were made on the page for "A Little Peace and Quiet:" it was on chiller recently. This ...
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Why did Holden have to kick Naomi?

At near the end of Episode Four of The Expanse, the Cant crew are trying to escape the Donnager before it goes kablooey. Naomi and Holden are the last ones left when the Donnager stops moving. There ...
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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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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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Outsmarting the Devil

In the early to late 1990's, a short story made into an episode of The Twilight Zone, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, or possibly The Outer Limits was the story of a man's encounter with the ultimate ...
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TV series episode about using oxygen in space suit helmet to fire gun

I remember watching a series a few years back where someone needs to fire a gun in space but the gun needs an atmosphere to work. So he comes up with an idea: He uses a spare space suit and puts the ...
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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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Show with a swarm of self-replicating robot spiders attempting to take over a starship

I don't really remember a lot about this show, other than that there was a swarm of self-replicating robot spiders that tried to take over a starship. I believe at some point several crew members ...
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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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How did Archer conclude that Borg would screw up Earth in 24th century?

In the 22nd century, after the Enterprise NX-01 destroyed a Borg ship, Doctor Phlox told Captain Archer about a subspace message he was receiving when he was infected by the Borg's nanobots. The ...
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Identify a TV series episode where two friends are trapped at 'eternity party'

Old TV series episode: starts off with a host talking and then goes into a mini-story Two friends go to a party. One friend goes inside while the other waits in the car. After a while the friend in ...
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Where is this dinosaur from?

I was looking through some T-Shirts from shows from my early childhood, and I came across this one: Where is this dinosaur from? What show? I feel like I know it...
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2000s TV show: people stuck in primitive other world, bit of magic and bit of dinosaurs

I'm trying to identify a TV show I saw when I was a kid (I was born in 93). The show, as far as I remember, was around 2003-2005. There were a couple of people stuck in a primitive other world. ...
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1980s TV show where a man wakes from cryogenic suspension and discovers he is just a head?

I'm trying to identify a science fiction TV show I saw in the early-to-mid 1980s or late 1970s. This story was a self-contained episode, so it was probably part of a Twilight Zone-like anthology ...
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How does Terra Nova send messages to the future?

In the first episode of Terra Nova, it's mentioned that Terra Nova is able to communicate with the future. However, it was established earlier that going through the time schism is a one-way trip, ...
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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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Looking for a time travel TV series with champagne that apparently bubbled down [duplicate]

I am looking for a TV series I saw around 2000-2005. I believe it was about a secret organisation sending people in the past to prevent a disaster. I remember at the end of the episode, they were ...
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Did Michael Sheen (Aziraphale) use a body double in this Good Omens scene?

In the recently released TV miniseries "Good Omens" based on the book by Pratchett and Gaiman, there is a wonderful character exposition scene where Was there a stunt double for this scene? I can't ...
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Is there any information about how Alphas would have continued had it not been cancelled?

The TV show "Alphas" was cancelled before a third season could be created. However, the second season ends on a pretty big cliffhanger: Is there any information available on how the show would have ...
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What movie has a scene near the end where a guy gets covered by newspapers blown by the wind, then disappears?

I saw this movie on TV, cable, or Cinemax, at least 10 years ago, maybe 20. I don't think it was sci-fi, but maybe involved "magic" of some kind, and was set in a large city. (NYC or Chicago perhaps?...
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Show about a man who is held prisoner in a secret place where very peculiar things happen

I remember there was a Simpsons episode that mocked it, I don't know what episode or what season. I do know the show aired in the 60's or 70's. It's basic premise is: A man, probably a spy, was ...
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80s/90s sitcom with a girl who could stop time and spoke to her dad through a "gem thingy"

I remember this show I used to watch. It was a girl, she had blond hair and she lived with her mom. The theme song at the beginning of the show was like "would you like to swing from a star". She ...
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TV Alternate World Story - No WW2

In the 1960s or possibly 1970s I saw a British tv programme in which a man gets transferred into an alternate world. I only remember a few snatches. He gets a coin in change with Edward VIII's head ...
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90s sci-fi film or miniseries with alien non-realtime teleporter technology on earth [duplicate]

Searching for a film name here, or possibly a TV miniseries. Plotline: aliens came to visit Earth and stayed, generously offering their travel technology to us humans. I think it was aired in the mid- ...
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Why don't lightsabers affect water?

In the 1st and 2nd episodes of the currently running season 4 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, there were many underwater scenes ınvolvıng lightsabers. If you've watched those episodes, you'd have ...
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Why are there unclaimed parts of the world in "The Man in the High Castle"?

The TV series The Man in the High Castle depicts an alternate reality where the Axis won World War II. In the show, a World Map is shown in some episodes, here is an example: The red areas are the ...
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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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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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