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American 1970's movie "DreamScape"? NO plot of aliens, children, monsters, violence, crime, dinosaurs, genetics or time travel [duplicate]

Scientists develop headgear apparatus to record someone's experiences. Other people buy the recordings and wear the apparatus to "feel" the experiences. Example: various adrenaline ...
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Did Leta Lestrange sacrifice herself in order to protect one or even both of the Scamander brothers in The Crimes of Grindelwald?

In order for the sacrificial protection to form, the victim must be given the option to live, but consciously chose death. This is what Lily Potter did for Harry Potter. She was given the option to ...
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Golden-haired comic book villain who could perform mass-hypnosis with his voice

I'm looking for a comic book story about a golden-haired villain who could perform mass-hypnosis with his voice. He wore a suit and tried to get a crowd to attack a government building. Our heroes ...
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Sci fi short story about automation leading to less meaningful work

The opening of the story is about a particular software suite taking over the day to day management of a fast food store. The workers wear headsets and the computer tells them what their next tasks ...
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late 90s, early 2000s high(?) fantasy YA trilogy

All I remember from this trilogy was that it was 3 books in 1 giant book, a little over a thousand pages long, and I read it around 2010. It was already somewhat old by then, so it's possible the ...
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Has there ever been a Marvel television show with a (consistent) opening intro with sung/spoken lyrics?

Marvel has a slew of television shows that it has released over the years, from MCU television shows more recently (Wandavision, Loki, Hawkeye, and more) to ABC/Hulu/Netflix shows (Daredevil, Runaways,...
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Urban "fantasy" from the 80s - seniors in a condo community draining the life force of a young tenant couple

This was an airport horror novel from the 80s with a "scientific" urban vampire twist. Starts out with a young couple searching for an apartment in an expensive city (NYC?) who find an ...
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Fiction book where a monster army has destroyed all human armies and is reaching the capital

I only read the 1st few pages of the book but I remember them a little. The world is being destroyed by monsters (do not know what kind) and despite the world's effort it has been fruitless to stop ...
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Looking for manga where mc has marriage contract with three of his childhood friends [closed]

manga where mc has marriage contract with three of his childhood friends and has to marry one of them the contract that they made was on a piece of paper made together by them when they were younger ...
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Show/movie from the late '80s where an extraterrestrial girl causes pool balls to float above a table

It may have been a made-for-TV movie, or perhaps a Tales from the Crypt / Tales from the Darkside episode. I don't remember much of the plot, although it was likely the typical alien-on-the-run-from-...
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Short story from a '70s/'80s Playboy anthology, involving a boy/man who finds himself in a time loop

Maybe 40-50 years ago, there was a story in a Playboy anthology, with a white cover, of a man who awoke and found he was 12 years old (?) again, but had all his memories. He almost immediately used ...
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What does each Eternal's suit iconography show?

Each Eternal's suit is unique, but each seems to have some iconography at the top of the chest. Ikaris' suit seems to show a stylised person with wings, but I could be imagining it. What are the ...
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Novel where the protagonist flees a space station to escape the antagonist

The protagonist runs from a former lover/bad guy and needs to get off the space station, so she has a one night stand with the male protagonist who has a navigation implant. They leave in a ship and ...
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00’s book about kids heading through door in costume to different universe

I read this book in primary school between 2005-2010. It was about 3 kids/teenagers, I believe who went through a magic door while in costumes and then took on the abilities of those costumes, they ...
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A movie where Professor from college gives Puzzle to students [closed]

My friend told me about this movie when we were in college in 2015. In that movie, Psychology class was going on and a professor gives Puzzle to Student and all the students will become a part of that ...
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Is Romana still the only Time Lord to be one of the Doctor's companions?

Romana is a Time Lord who accompanied the Fourth Doctor on many of his adventures. Is Romana still the only Time Lord to be one of the Doctor's companions? For the purposes of this question, I would ...
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Movie I saw 30yrs ago where an abandoned facility contains cryogenic chambers containing humanoid aliens

I’m looking for a movie I had seen on VHS. All I remember was that there was a couple who snuck into an abandoned facility. Something happened while they were in a room with what I think were ...
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In the movie Constantine, what was the significance of the glass jars hanging from the ceiling in Beeman's room?

There were a lot of glass jars hanging from the ceiling in Beeman's room in the bowling alley. What does this mean? Obviously, Google brings up glass bottles in trees and catching spirits, etc. Is ...
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UK scifi book with children kidnapped in spaceship

I read a library book in the late 60s. Set in the UK, a man takes five children for a ride in a spaceship, intending to "save them" from pending destruction of Earth. Nerdy Brillo is able to ...
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Dystopian kids’ novel in a society where growing your own food is illegal

I read this book as a 4th grader around 1981-82. It was about a boy who lived in a society where growing your own food was illegal. At school he had to eat hard little pink cookies that cut up his ...
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Boy in a gold space suit / Kids book in UK pre 1971

I'm trying to find a sf novel for kids published in the UK before 1971. Here's what I remember from reading it in 1971: It was hardback It was illustrated It had a plot about a boy in a gold space ...
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A book that teaches concepts through an elaborate analogy [closed]

In Neal Stephenson's book The Diamond Age (aka A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer), three girls receive copies of an advanced book (which is actually a complex super computer). The book is designed to ...
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Novel where the main character accidentally gives sentience to a gargoyle

I think I read this a bit over ten years ago. The setting was pretty contemporary, I think in a real United States large city, with regular technology, but there was also magic. I think magic was ...
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What is the meaning of 'Roonil Wazlib'?

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Ron accidentally writes his name as 'Roonil Wazlib'. Does this name have a reason or meaning behind it or is it just a random name?
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Painting of a girl comes to life as a real person

I saw this movie when I was very young, maybe around 1990s. It’s an old movie, in which the protagonist is a painter and whatever he paints comes to life (at least that’s how I remember). He painted a ...
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What is the name of the movie where visit to father's grave brings youth

An old man, while travelling, suddenly saw the village where he had lived in childhood. When he went to the grave of his father, he fell down and woke up with his youth restored.
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Manwha/Webtoon Where Woman Shares Body with a Dragon and Goes Back in Time

I am looking for a webcomic where a woman shares a body with dragon. At the beginning of the story, she is pregnant with her child and has a loving husband. However the effects of sharing a body with ...
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Cartoon with rubies that empower animals and awaken a legendary beast

I only remember the first episode of the cartoon, in which a boy stole some red ruby stones from the enemy and ran. The enemies started chasing the boy. The rubies were used for activating some small ...
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Novel about a man abducted to be a soldier

He and the other abductees, human and alien, fight against each other in wars on a planet(s) to entertain their captors. He eventually becomes an important part of a successful revolt. The ...
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Manga with a main character who follows another guy to rebuild a worn-out guild

I read this manga a few months ago and can't remember the name. It's about the main character (of course), who is reborn, and an entire group of people have to complete this tutorial in this dungeon. ...
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1960s Short story, robot assassin

I read this at least fifty years ago so very faint memories - an anthology in the UK - no thoughts on the cover or any other stories. This guy is carrying on his humdrum life, one evening he's in some ...
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Manga with a main character that had two spirits or helpers he could summon

I read this manga a long time ago, but forgot what it was called. I remember that the main character had like two spirits or helpers he could summon. One was a fox-girl who had anger issues. I don't ...
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Animated show where the main character travels to another world. His father had apparently also been there

Watched it on Cartoon Network in 2007-2010. A boy travels to another world. A magical one. I think his father went there before and saved it. This boy also saves it. He is not necessarily a boy. A ...
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Short Story of a Boy with an Invisible Box that Contains Joy/Happiness

Looking for the name of a SciFi short story published in the 1970s about a boy who has an invisible box with joy (or happiness). He confides in his teacher, who experiences and is overwhelmed by the ...
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Is airbending visible to others in-world?

Air which is subject to airbending is depicted visually so the audience could follow along: Some events imply that the air remains invisible even when subject to bending, such as when Aang blows Toph ...
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Why were the "L" names directly on the other side of the "D" names?

In Avengers: Endgame, Scott Lang goes to a Snap memorial in LA, where he sees several stones with lists of names on them of people who died. However, he goes from one side of a stone, with last names ...
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Black and white movie where a reptilian creature dropped on people and gave them boils

I’m trying to recall the name of a black and white movie I watched as a child. I assume it was a film from the 50s or 60s. I remember a reptilian-looking creature that hid in trees and whenever ...
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Book about accidental robot civilization

I have a memory of a book or short story that I read years ago. It was about a group of human explorers who are investigating an uninhabitable planet. They find that a robotic colony ship had crashed, ...
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Fantasy book series about a girl who finds her power as a witch/healer

I’m trying to remember the name of a book series from the '80s/'90s, set in medieval times, about a girl who finds her power as a witch/healer through the series. I believe the main character is ...
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In "The Sandman #1, Sleep of the Just" why didn't Morpheus try to communicate with his captors in any way?

When released, Morpheus complains about how torturous his captivity was, and how badly it messed up the mortal world. However, he never mentions any of this when actually in captivity. Why? It ...
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Manga/webtoon where the protagonist is a demon who feeds on emotions

I'm kind of sure it was a webtoon as it was based in Korea. The protagonist was a demon and so were his friends. These demons did drink blood, but they mainly fed on emotions. One of them fed on ...
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SF story published in *Analog* or *Asimov's* (1980s–1990s) that was about practical uses of counter-gravity/anti-gravity in racing/cars

I've already asked this in Reddit's r/tipofmytongue [1], r/science_fiction [2], and r/printSF [3]. The story was likely a novelette or novella, not a short story and almost certainly not a novel. I ...
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Manga with a fantasy tourney theme

Its basically about a tournament to gather the strongest to determine who will go fight the demon king. The characters that I remember are a 3-armed humanoid wyvern that amassed a huge arsenal of ...
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Group of kids become smarter from crashed alien ship

This is a book I must've read a few years ago in school, but from what I can remember a group of 2-3 kids finds this crashed ship that makes them slightly smarter. The kids can remember things exactly ...
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Vaguely remember a cartoon in the 1980s- Blue thing (pet/travel companion)

I have this vague memory from the 80's of watching a cartoon. It was quite long (not sure if it was a series or not), and the only things I kind of remember about it are:- At some point they (boy and ...
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Has Spider-Man ever singlehandedly defeated a foe that was clearly out of his league?

My understanding is that, in Marvel, there’s different accepted power levels which are matched by villains on the same level. Without being fully defined, it is accepted that Daredevil or Spider-Man ...
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What species is this orc in Star Wars?

This brute shows up in Legends Star Wars: Republic: Emissaries to Malastare and I could never find the name of his species.
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Movie where a woman goes to a world not known to humanity or to some distant star system through a secret project

In an English movie I watched a long time back (perhaps at least 15 years back, not sure), they try to build a machine that acts as portal to another world, but they're not sure of how it will work. ...
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How much did the Separatist Council pay for the Clone Wars?

I know that the richest beings in the Star Wars galaxy were trillionaires. Trillionaires currently don’t exist here on Earth but there are trillion dollar companies. The Death Star’s were both cited ...
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Modern researcher communicates ideas to Elizabethan inventor resulting in accelerating technology feedback loop

I'll trying to find the name and author of a short story where a junior faculty or grad student develops a crush on an Elizabethan era inventor she is studying and somehow communicates with him ...
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