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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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What show was this? Early '90s-ish, computerized nudity filters stop the VR/simulation before a character in a pool can take off her top [duplicate]

I thought it was the show Sliders, but I can't find evidence of this scenario in the show. I sure remember a Sliders vibe to the look and feel of the show but of course it's been a long time since ...
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Sci-fi TV episode from the 80s or 90s where a family has to answer questions about baseball to prove where they're from

I'm trying to find a TV episode where a family traveled to another dimension and in order to get home they have to answer questions about baseball among other questions that anyone from the U.S. would ...
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2010s-20s TV show where someone lands in the middle of nowhere but the person looking for them finds them

My partner admits that it sounds a bit like she's trying to describe a dream, but she would be thrilled if anyone has a lead on this TV show: People were excited about it when it was coming out. This ...
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Episode from outer limits or tales from the crypt

This episode contained a scientist who was sick but then cured himself by improving his immune system. Unfortunately, his immune system continued improving to the point that his skin became electric ...
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Cartoon about a boy who regularly goes into a library and gets transported to another world, where he fights monsters along with a boy and a girl

I remember seeing this show 4-5 years ago. It was about a boy, in the process of saving his grandfather or someone, who goes into a library regularly and gets transported to another world, where he ...
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Strange 2000s TV series, young adults/families, special powers, shown in Australia

I remember a kind of science fiction series being shown in Australia during early evenings just after the children's slot. Likely for teens and families. This was around the mid 2000s, possibly just a ...
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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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An episode from a horror/fantasy type of a show similar to The Twilight Zone but made in the 1980s-1990s

This episode featured a professional sports player, NBA I think, and his demon witch wife. She was pretending to be human but meanwhile was draining his soul or something. The most memorable part was ...
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Episode of a TV show in which a boy brings pictures to life

I've been looking for a short TV episode (black and white) in which a kid has this gift/power where he could put his hand on a picture from a magazine or advert and he would say “bring” and it would ...
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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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Commercial for a novel about a woman who jumps off a building and grows a pair of angel wings

I want to say 2008-2010. The narrator is sitting in a chair and talks about a new novel. He looks like Nicolas Cage/Ben Stein. Then we see a woman jump off a tall building, grows a pair of angel wings,...
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Movie or series in which people are shrunk and go inside a man's head, manipulating him

I saw this movie in excerpts on TV (it may be a series) around 1992 +/- 5 years or so? I only remember that some people (I think it was more than one person), possibly teenagers, were shrunk and ...
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Obscure UK comedy sci-fi sitcom from around 30-35 years Zadog or Zardok?

I remember this was a very funny programme with Zadog, or Zardok in the title? It was sci-fi but I can't remember anything else about it.
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TV mini series about an android revolution - late 80s/early 90s

I remember seeing part of one episode of a mini series way back when and can't for the life of me remember the title.... The gist was that humanity was using androids as servants, but someone ...
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Animated show about teens controlling monsters virtually

It's a mix of 3D/2D animation. I saw it around the early 2000s, I think. I remember an episode where one of the main characters' devices breaks in the monster's world and they have to survive with ...
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TV commercial depicting a vampire going up a manor using an elevator to reach a woman in a room. She hands him garlic and he takes a bite out of it

This is definitely a TV commercial I saw something like 25 years ago (around 2000s for sure), on one of the 5 most common French TV channels (TF1, France 2, France 3, France 5/Arte, M6). The ...
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