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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2010s TV series where a journalist spots mysterious smoke but nobody believes him

The main person is a journalist and he is spotting mysterious smoke (seeing and smelling). In the smoke, there is something more to spot and he thinks it is a connection to something. He tries to ...
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Dark futuristic sci fi shorts shown on UK TV in the 90s

I distinctly remember as a kid in probably the mid-90s watching a series of one-off sci fi shorts. Quite dark / hard sci fi. Kind of a manga vibe but not necessarily Japanese. I seem to recall they (...
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1980's, Victoria Wood played WordWitch, who played SuperSign?

There was a children's programme weekdays on UK television in the mid 1980's. The idea was to help children to read. Maybe twenty minutes twice a week. Lots of short sketches. Victoria Wood played a ...
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TV series of the late '70s or early '80s: disfigured people who wear masks in a fantasy or unexplored land

I'm looking for the title of an old TV series that I watched on TV in the late '70s or early '80s; the show wasn't much older. Perhaps it was a movie, but I'm inclined to think it was a mini series. ...
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90s (or earlier) film or TV show that featured a prison ship whose inmates believed Superman would liberate them

I remember watching a live-action TV episode or film on TV (English, USA) sometime in the early to mid 1990's that featured a prison starship. The prisoners all live in a single "room" on one of the ...
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Animated children's show from the early 2000's - drink turns you into an alien

I'm trying to remember something from approximately 18 years ago that I saw on cable TV. It was an animated sci-fi story that took place on some kind of spacecraft. The only detail I really recall is ...
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Sci-fi movie or TV show shown in this Linus Tech Tips video

Recently, Linus Tech Tips covered a TV from China, and as part of the coverage they loaded up a segment from a Chinese movie through one of the apps. The segment can be found at 4:54 in the below ...
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What four TV series appeared on Sci-Fi channel about the same time around March 1999?

I recall seeing four new TV series that appeared on the SciFi channel about the same time. Two of them were Farscape and First Wave. Unfortunately, I cannot recall the other two. According to IMDb, ...
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Sci fi TV series about a parallel universe where belts let them stay there and give them power [duplicate]

I'm looking for a TV show that I watched when I was a kid (2000s). It's not Sliders, Parallax, Spellbinder, or Stormworld. It's about a boy who travels in a group with a girl and an old man (maybe a ...
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What was the first sci-fi TV series to have titles for each episode?

Star Trek: The Original Series had titles for each episode. (e.g. - “Amok Time,” “Balance of Terror,” “The Doomsday Machine,” and so forth.) Doctor Who episodes had titles as far back as 1963. (e.g. -...
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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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Man tries to drive out of town, but keeps winding up at a diner outside of town

There was a TV episode of a man that cannot find his way into or as I remember out of a town. On returning to the town he stops at the same isolated diner over and over again. The diner is inside or ...
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TV Show episode with a psychic baby looking for a father

I was reading Sword and sorcery short story with a wizard carrying an infant in a backpack that actually is a parasite and it brought back a vague memory of watching a TV show where something happens, ...
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genesis of the daleks and the link with the dalek invasion of earth

In the 5th episode of 1975 story "Genesis of the Daleks", Davros threatens to torture Sarah and Harry unless the (4th) Doctor gives information about Dalek losses. I assume that there was some means ...
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What tv show is this about a boy travelling to another world in medieval times?

It's a kids/teen show not sure if it's the '90s or early 2000s. It's either another world or the protagonist travelled through time to the Middle Ages and stayed with farmers. There was this part I ...
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Viewing requirements for Netflix's The Witcher

Following the overall positive feedback and Henry Cavill's portrayal of Geralt in Netflix's series The Witcher, I look forward to start watching it. However, I haven't read the book on which the ...
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Looking for a children show with talking dogs

When I was a child, around fifteen years ago give or take (late 90s, early 00s), there was a TV show that aired on TV (could have been Disney Channel, or another channel airing content for children) ...
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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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Australian TV show, The Magic Boomerang, cricket episode

Back in the late 1960's/early 1970's the Australian show The Magic Boomerang was broadcast in the UK. I'm reasonably certain I watched an episode where the kid with the boomerang was watching a ...
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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 Series (I think) about wireless internet implants gone deadly

I was reading another story-identification question, when this suddenly popped into my head. I'm pretty sure it was a TV series that I saw being advertised about six years ago. The basic premise was ...
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TV show / Film where a space ship breaks apart in a supernatural way near the end

I am having a super difficult time remembering this. I believe it was a TV show but it might have been a film (about 95% sure it was a TV show). I believe the premise was that some planet had an area ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for the American flag in HBO's series Watchmen?

In HBO's TV adaptation of the Watchmen, during the pilot episode, the American flag hanging Angela Abraham and her neighbour's porch is really different (image below). Click image to enlarge At ...
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Adult-sized alien child and child-sized alien adult

In an episode from a late 1970s to mid 1980s sci-fi series, the story revolved around an odd couple: a child-sized adult alien and an adult-sized child alien. What else I recall of the story is that ...
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Alien dwarves that can conduct electricity

In a sci-fi series from the late 1970s to mid 1980s I recall an episode in which two alien dwarves could allow high current electricity to pass through their body without harm. There may have been ...
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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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TV series/movie with a guy that can create electricity between his hands [duplicate]

Like the title says I'm trying to find a series or movie that involved a team of people from which I can only remember this one guy always doing some hand motions and getting electricity to spark ...
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PI with red jacket in a parallel dimension

Around the year 2000, there was an animated series about a private investigator / detective being sucked into a parallel dimension. Of what I remember, he went there through a portal and the world he ...
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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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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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2002-2006 Science art inventor cartoon show of Disney

Between 2002-2006, I saw this cartoon show about a kid who loves both science and art and would make a lot of inventions during the cartoon series. All I remember is that it was a Disney cartoon ...
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Sci-fi TV series where a man asks his opponent why repeatedly

In an episode of a sci-fi TV series, the main character asks his opponent (or antagonist) the simple question, why. When he receives an answer he again asks why, and this repeats I believe one final ...
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Boy is transported into another world via a crystal and gets a lion familiar

All I really remember about this cartoon was that the mc was a boy who was running by the woods when he comes across a crystal. he touches it and get transported to another world where the crystal ...
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Short black and white animated cartoon about a dancing reindeer

I've seen this maybe three times over the decades since about 1970 but it seems, from the animation type, to be many years older What I remember: Black and white, four minutes or so. It starts off ...
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The name of a TV movie about a dead detective whose spirit seeks help from a woman

I only saw it in passing while channel surfing; no name, no clear idea of time period [but I saw it in the 1990s] and I can't recall any of the actors. It looked like a television movie, but it could ...
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TV show episode with a woman in a park who keeps “dreaming” of doctors around her

Back in the mid/late 90s I saw a show where a woman and man were having a picnic in a beautiful park. The woman fell asleep and woke up with (maybe) doctors around her that told her everything was ...
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TV/movie where a routine battle response drill on a spaceship turns into an actual battle

I'm wondering about a movie or TV show where: A starship captain (or other person responsible for calling routine drills) calls a red alert/battle stations etc. for no apparent reason. Actually, he ...
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90s live action TV show about college kids who become fighting robots in a virtual reality

This TV show was somewhat a ripoff of Power Rangers, in that the kids go into giant robots that fight, and those robots can merge together into a giant super-robot. It seemed like a competitor. Like ...
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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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Late 80s TV show/TV movie with a small devil or demon

There was a TV show or maybe TV movie in in the mid 80s where a family was being tormented by a small (possibly devil) type demon. There was a scene where they caught it in a drinking glass like a ...
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90s TV show: Nazi hunter time travels to the past to gather evidence and sue Nazis

There was an episode of a tv show I saw back in the mid 90s. It took place modern day (mid 90s). It was about a Jewish man who was a Nazi hunter. He had brought several former Nazis to justice still ...
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TV episode/movie Alien ripoff with prisoner

This is a show/TV movie I saw in the early 2000s, and it may have just been an episode of a larger show. For all I know, it may be famous. I only remember a few scenes and that it was quite similar to ...
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Science fiction episode about the creation of a living pegasus, even though flightless

This question at the Movies and TV Stack Exchange seems to be off topic since they don't do story identification questions. Is there an episode in the genre of the Twilight Zone or Outerlimits ...
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An episode of a TV series, late 60s early 70s l think

Huge rocket ship carrying humans to a distant destination to resettle. The bridge of the craft is inaccessible except for a tube where food is sent up. The passengers revere "the tree".
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2000s Animated TV show where teenagers could physically go into a virtual world

This was an animated TV show that was broadcast in Canada in the 2000s. It was a cartoon, not live action. What I remember about the show is that there was teenagers who could physically go into a ...
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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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Anime TV show with Elvis/Fonzie-like protagonist

I am trying to remember a limited television anime or manga show from several years back. The central character was a bounty hunter who located illegal aliens and brought them into some central ...
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Parallel universe where an engineered bacterium consumes all petroleum

I kinda of remember a sci fi tv show where the group traveled between parallel earths. The one episode I remember is where they ended up on an Earth where a scientist created a bacterium that consumed ...
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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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