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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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I'm looking for a book titled "Signal to Space" which was translated from a French novel titled "Le Signal" originally published in the 1970's

I read this book in the mid 1980's. It revolves around a young boy and his pet. In the story, humans live in a space station orbiting Earth after a cataclysmic event has rendered the planet ...
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Time travel book where a father loses his children by changing his past

I’m trying to locate a book with only a minimum of memory of the book, other than I really enjoyed it! It’s time travel, and the premise is that a man (a father/husband) is given the chance to travel ...
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Short story where a woman's lover is an angel in disguise

This was a short story about a (male) angel who visited a maiden. Every night he is intimate with her, but refuses to show his face to her. He tells her that if she really loves him, she would not ...
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Fantasy movie that was animation, I believe

I watched bit of this movie when I was a kid. One thing I remember is someone battling a large spider. There was a scene underwater or around water as well. This must have been between 2000-2005. I ...
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When was Doctor Who first broadcast in the USA?

A post by Satan2016 at: https://moviechat.org/tt0056751/Doctor-Who/62a102b6e8e40e2cb2ce3d22/1975 Gives the dates when Doctor Who (1963-1989) was first seen in various countries. USA 29 September 1975 ...
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Accidental colonists on Mars survive being stranded because Mars plants grow and provide the necessities of life

I hate myself for not recalling this, but... I thought it might be by Brin, but I checked in The River of Time and Otherness and didn't find it. I would have read it sometime after 1995-ish, I ...
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Series of sci-fi books from the 80s featuring a Jedi like character [duplicate]

I've been trying to recall a book (or books) I read many years ago. It featured a main character that was a highly trained martial artist, part of an order of Jedi-like warriors. I can only remember ...
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What is the difference between 'the elders' and 'The Empyrean'?

In the Empyrean Series (Fourth Wing and Iron Flame), there is reference made to a group of leaders within who are are essentially the 'leadership' of the group and also responsible for the decisions ...
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Trilogy of books with both a sci-fi and a fantasy world and quantum magic?

I read at least the first book in what I believe to be a trilogy in the 2000's. The book/s may have had Quantum in the title/s. What I recall is that there are two storylines in the book. One is set ...
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Who would have the Sixers handed ownership of GSS to?

In Ready Player One all of the Sixers are contractually obligated to hand over their winnings to IOI once they found the Easter egg: To become a Sixer, you had to sign a contract stipulating, among ...
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A short story from the 1960s where Martian (?) authorities wear purple togas

I read this story in a science fiction magazine, possibly if, Galaxy, or Tomorrow, sometime in the period of 1963 to 1968. It was a short story, or at least shorter than a novel. The protagonist and ...
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Was a ferret used in an attempt to try to kill the Borrowers in the novel “ The Borrowers” (1952, 1953) by Mary Norton or any adaptation of it?

Today in a discussion about ferrets I wrote: I don't doubt anyone who says ferrets make good pets. However, I sort of think that ferrets are rather sinister ever since reading Mary Norton's The ...
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Movie about a team of people drilling to the center of the Earth to save humanity

I remember watching a movie that the whole premise of it was that the Earth was dying, so the U.S. government assigned a team to drill down to the Earth's core with a huge drill vehicle and explode a ...
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Manhwa or manga about a prince who is banished from his kingdom, but awakens a farm system and begins building a city in a cold freezing land

I once read a manga or manhwa about a prince who is banished from his kingdom because he has low magic aptitude, but awakens a farm system. The prince was a reincarnated person and begins building his ...
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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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Sci-fi book with humanoid aliens disabling modern starships, dross, and a picture of Tobruk being destroyed

I'm looking for a sci-fi book I read in Italy in the early '90s but looked much older (70s or 80s would be my guess) and had a non-Italian author name. I don't remember the cover, only that it was a ...
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I am looking for the title of a science fiction anthology that contains stories about food

The only thing that I can remember about this anthology of science fiction stories that were about food is that one of the stories was about a creature similar to a lobster called a "malaprop&...
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Identify the author of a story in a high school textbook called "Ask Minnie"

In the early 1980s, my wife read a story during a science fiction "mini-course" in high school, titled "Ask Minnie" - which she describes as "like With Folded Hands, but awful....
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A movie about sun heat

I'm looking for a movie about the sun becoming too hot. I remember that there was a family of 4 maybe. The father and the mother and their daughter and her boyfriend. The father didn't like the ...
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Manga/manhwa in which the female lead and her husband die and are reincarnated in a book

I read this this a few years ago and can't remember it. Details are fuzzy. The female lead and her husband die and are reincarnated in a book. They were of nobility. When she is reborn, she is a ...
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1980s teen sci-fi film where a group of kids have a large dog that transforms into a giant beast at the end

A long time ago I watched a movie which at the end has a big twist whereby the bunch of kids we’ve followed through the film have a dog which metamorphoses into a large beast and combats another large ...
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Old fantasy movie in color (russian?) princess with a lot of sisters (10-12 maybe) meets a guy and runs away with him, story includes a blue flower

The movie is an old fantasy movie in color (not black and white) about a princess that has a bunch of sisters (10-12 I think). I watched it in Russian in 2015-2019, so it is either a Russian one or ...
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Movie about a robot restoring the human population with a machine that can create human babies

The entirety of humanity has become extinct, but there is a base with a machine that can create human babies. The machine creates a baby and a robot starts to take care of it. The baby grows up into a ...
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Flash game about growing a base of alien blobs to fight intruders

I’m looking for a flash game, probably made in the mid-2000’s, about growing an army of these small alien blobs to fight off waves of intruding blobs. It has a 2D top-down art style. You hatch these ...
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Did the other Death Eaters know about Snape's death at Voldemort's hands?

Voldemort ordered Lucius Malfoy to go fetch Snape and have him meet the Dark Lord at the Shrieking Shack. Wouldn't Lucius, Narcissa, and others have wondered why Snape didn't rejoin them afterwards? ...
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Book identification. Very old Sci-Fi picture book with spaceships traveling in space and taking off from the Earth and strange aliens on other planets

I am looking for an old Sci-Fi picture book I had in the 80s. This book had large color pictures of spaceships traveling in space and taking off from the Earth. Plus it also had pictures of strange ...
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Did the System Lords have terrestrial animals on their colonies?

The Goa'uld like to have human hosts (though not necessarily exclusively), and their colony worlds are frequently populated with pine trees- do said colonies also have other animals from Earth such as ...
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If a genderless alien used the Omnitrix, what gender would their transformation be by default?

It was stated that by default the aliens become the same gender as the user, but what if the user didn't have a gender (such as a big chill user)? Would the aliens change gender every time they ...
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Short story about a man (the President?) who made a deal with a devil

I have a vivid memory of reading this in a compendium of short stories possibly in my middle school library (I remember a dull-covered "100 Fantasy and Science Fiction Stories" or something ...
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Manga where the main character kills a demon as human when he was controlling other women as his puppets

So this all is playing in modern era. The MC is an ordinary high school student with several part-time jobs. I remember that from the first chapters. He was just working in a superstore at night, ...
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Is there any crossover between Star Trek TV shows after the broadcast of Enterprise?

To clear up confusion: There seems to be some confusion in this question as shown in some of the answers. Other than TOS, I've been watching all the series TNG, DS9, VOY & ENT in that order. This ...
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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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Sci-fi/fantasy story about luck encapsulated in jewelry or charms

I’m on a quest to rediscover a short story (or possibly a book) I read some time ago I think in the 1990s but can’t seem to recall the title or author. The central premise is both intriguing and ...
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Virtual Reality Manhwa with a weak MC with the dragon slayer class

I'm trying to find the title of a manhwa I read a year or two back - here's what I remember about it: It is a Virtual Reality themed manhwa. The MC is weak and is repeatedly killed by a newbie ...
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Manga about a princess who is protected by twelve elite warriors, each wielding a distinctive sword

There is a princess who is protected by twelve elite warriors, each wielding a distinctive sword. However, one of the guardians betrays the princess, leading to a crisis. The story follows the ...
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Fantasy comic with a king getting impaled and topless women

In the early 2000s I read a comic in a thrift store that I wish I could identify. The name of the comic or at least a chapter in it was called something like "the trouble with dames." It ...
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Book where boy is transported to another world, solves riddle where answer is "strengths"

I don't recall if this was a standalone book or a book series and I don't recall any of the characters' names at all. I read this book 6+ years ago and I only remember these details: The main ...
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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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First instance of a light shooting up into the sky

In the early-to-mid 2010s, a popular trope in sci-fi blockbusters was to have the third act begin with a (usually blue) beam of light shoot into the sky or from the sky, either to open a portal to ...
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Looking for the name of story where space travel was done by body sharing. Some people would make a living by renting their body to a traveler

I remember this story where it followed an alien in a society where long distance space travel was done by transferring your mind to another body on a distant planet. There were people who made a ...
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Manga where MC in challenger to take curses

The only thing I remember about this manga is that the MC was in a zone or something where the challenge was that you had to take curses. There were different kinds of curses, one where everything you ...
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First fictional lab-created plague

I'm doing my regular reread of Stephen King's The Stand and I got to wondering about the first example of a fictional manmade plague. I know in the book Day of the Triffids there was a lab created ...
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Fantasy book with a man and woman; the man is being "trained" by the bad guy but it's really the girl who has magic

Read a book a while back. Can't remember title or author, only some of the plot. There was a girl with magic; she meets a man after leaving her village, I believe. She then draws the attention of the ...
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Invading aliens transforming inhabitants in the process

I read this some 40 years ago. A colonised planet, largely inhabited by humans, lies on the fringes of the galaxy. It forms part of a powerful multi stellar-system civilization, but lies far from the ...
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Short story about a space shuttle seeing a city of lights on the Moon

Twenty years ago or thereabouts, I listened to an audio book about a sci-fi short story. I remember bits and pieces, and pardon the vagueness of it due it being 20+ years ago, but the general synopsis ...
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Manga where the main character has a cursed kitchen knife

It's a fantasy manga set in Japan during the Edo period. The main character is a chef(?) And his father passed down a possessed kitchen knife. His childhood friend is cursed, and if I recall correctly ...
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Short story collection about a genius inventor who guesses a password and develops an addictive food that turns explosive

I picked this hardcover book up at an overstock store in the late '70s or early '80s and I haven't found the identification on Stack or other sources during sporadic searches in the past year. (The ...
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70s/80s/90s YA novel, civilization ends, language falls apart

I read so many dystopian novels from the school library in the 90s ... In this one a group of people survived some catastrophe (perhaps nuclear). There was a young girl, maybe she was the narrator. I'...
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What makes Avada Kedavra "Unforgivable"? [duplicate]

In the Harry Potter universe, Avada Kedavra, the Killing Curse, is classified as "Unforgivable". The use of it on a fellow human being is enough to earn a life sentence in Azkaban. There are ...
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