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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Horror/Creepy TV series, cartoon, decades odd ago (likely cable/teletoon) [duplicate]

TV series, cartoon, sort of twilight zone for kids. I remember the intro scene had one of the main characters at one point say "now things get creepy" or words to that effect. The intro scene had a ...
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TV show with a small trouble-making protagonist with wings and a pet

I'm looking for a show with three human characters and a big pet of one of the humans with blacksmith kind of clothing (I think). There was also a mother figure (or there was mention of the mother) ...
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Twilight Zone or Outer Limits episode about a robot servant

Don't remember which was it from, but I recall seeing an episode about a scientist who was the last survivor on Earth and designed a robot to serve him, he's a like a butler. All is good, but the ...
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TV identification: Short-lived TV show about a time traveller with a super-computer disguised as a credit-card

It might have only been a pilot or a made for TV movie, but I remember a male time traveller who was for some reason in 90s US from a semi-distant future. He had in his possession a super-computer ...
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TV show with sci-fi inventions of the family member and trouble it causes [duplicate]

SCENE-1: (face disappears) A girl applies a cream for a pimple problem and the pimples will disappear and she is warned to not apply excess cream. In college she applies more cream and her body facial ...
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Person-swap movie/episode where girls are replaced by copies

I'm trying to remember the name of a movie/series episode where girls are sent to an institution for being rebellious, at this institution they will be corrected. Three girls sharing a bedroom become ...
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A 1970's TV space show where a creature with long tentacles mesmerized people close, pulled them underneath, and then shot them out dried up

I thought it was in Space: 1999, but I went episode by episode and that didn't seem to be it. I know the creature was in a dark room. People would be drawn to it and then they were pulled underneath ...
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The Clangers found by NASA

I was only in my lounge a few seconds one day last week while doing some home maintenance. A quick glance at the TV my grandson was watching, it was The Clangers. Later it struck me what I'd seen, it ...
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Animated series where people live in the sky

This was drawn in the anime style but I don't know for sure if it was true anime or a western imitation—it appeared to be CGI rather than hand-drawn. It appeared on Teletoon at least in the 2000's, ...
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TV series involving some kind of global phenomenon affecting people, in which there are also mass deaths of birds

I have been for some years trying to recall the name of this TV series. I saw only a few episodes, but am now curious to see if it's still available (streaming, DVD, reruns on SciFi, etc.) ...
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Late 90s or early 00s fantasy show about a girl in a fantasy place with muppet type monsters

The programme in question was on maybe bbc 1 or Sky 1 around 1999/2000 and I remember watching The Adventures of Dodo and Conan the Adventurer (both cartoons) before. The show was a 2 or 3 part ...
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80s(?) sci-fi movie/TV show where a male character is sent through a factory conveyor belt process that will 'fix' them

I was watching TV in the 1990's in the UK which was showing either a movie or TV show. I only remember that in the scene I saw that two characters, where at least one was male, had crashed, or were ...
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Summoning animated series with a blue mammal

I used to watch a cartoon/anime style TV show when I was younger and I can't remember the name. It was animated like an action series like He-Man or Dragon Ball, but it had teenagers as protagonists. ...
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TV show about a group of people that travel through time to the past trying to identify an evil character

I barely remember a TV show I saw as a kid (mid-late 1970's or early 1980's). I've tried to search but I can't find. It was in Spanish TV (TVE) but I'm sure that was not produced in Spain. It was ...
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Likely late 80's, early 90's TV based sci-fi show taking place on a Colony Ship

From what I remember from the show, which, admittedly, is not a lot, however, from the aspects I do remember, they should be unique enough to sort out an answer. The show was based around a group of ...
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A show with 3 characters like power rangers

Can somebody tell me the name of the show? It was with 2 police officers one had a talking sword and other had a talking gun and the last one had a stick like thing. It was just like power rangers but ...
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Animated TV show on VHS about winged people with powers solving problems

I don’t remember the name of it, but I remember it was animated and I had it on VHS. I watched it when I was little so that would have been 2003 but it was my sister’s tape and she was born in 1993. ...
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English TV show from 1960s time stops

I recall seeing this TV show when I was younger, probably a repeat (the sets and dress looked like a 1960s or perhaps even 1950s); I think it was an episode from a science fiction series, but can't be ...
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Animated TV show about a boy working as a courier, set in a high-tech post apocalyptic world

There was an animated show on TV about a boy working as a courier, set in a high-tech post apocalyptic world. He finds old relics that grant him powers. In one episode the boy got a belt that gave ...
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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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80's or 90's TV Movie about a teenage alien girl with white hair, who stays on Earth for a ranch/farm boy she loves

I don't really remember the plot but I think the a couple of alien girls (look human) crash land on Earth and are helped by human boy (18-19 ish). They get back to their ship but the older girl, with ...
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Early 2000's live action show about teenager who gets sent to a futuristic dystopian-type world and gets a robotic arm

This one is really vague, I know. I'll try to describe it the best I can. It was a show airing in the early 2000s. A (either Canadian/American/English) male teenager (16+, I believe) gets teleported ...
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TV movie or episode, a man locks his wife outside during a pandemic

I watched this (sorry for being vague) between 2 and 8 years ago on UK TV. It was either a TV movie or an episode of a Twilight Zone/Outer Limits style series It was American, set I think in a small ...
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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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