This could be Invincible, an animated series on Amazon Prime Video (based on the Image Comics series of the same name by Robert Kirkman). The animated series premiered in March 2021, but the comic has been around since 2003.
There is a scene in the season 1 finale where the villain uses the hero exactly as described:
This is Land of the Lost (1991), a remake of the classic 1974 series of the same name.
A family are vacationing in their Jeep Cherokee™ and fall through a portal into the land of the dinosaurs. Hijinks ensue in a vain attempt to get you to buy plastic tat for your children*.
It featured the Porter family - father Tom, son Kevin and daughter
Annie - trapped ...
This is Bigfoot and Wildboy (1977-1979).
Bigfoot and Wildboy was a live action children's television series on ABC. It began in 1977 as a part of The Krofft Supershow on Saturday mornings. Each episode was 15 minutes long, with cliffhanger endings resolved the following week. It became its own series in 1979 with twelve 30-minute episodes. ...
The fact cited in the wiki is about the land surface of Trantor, not the overall surface area of the planet. The relevant quotes from Foundation give us the land area:
Its urbanization, progressing steadily, had finally reached the ultimate. All the land surface of Trantor, 75,000,000 square miles in extent, was a single city. The population, at its ...
Star Trek: The Original Series
William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk
Leonard Nimoy as Lt. Commander, then Commander Spock
DeForest Kelley as Lt. Commander Doctor Leonard McCoy
James Doohan as Lt. Commander, then Commander Montgomery Scott
George Takei as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
Walter Koenig as Ensign Pavel Chekov (season 2-3)
Nichelle Nichols as ...
This is Legend of the Hidden City (1997).
After surviving a helicopter crash in the uncharted South African
wilderness, two young men, a girl and a renegade thief discover an
ancient city unknown to civilization.
I think this was The Visitor, a very promising show that was, unfortunately, cancelled in the middle of the pilot season.
The scene in question is the ending of the first episode (S1E1, but it's the second episode chronologically, after the Pilot S1E0) - Fear of Flying.
It is not involving the MC - imprisoned man is a scientist whom the protagonist had shown ...
This is the made-for-TV movie Asteroid (1997). The synopsis on wikipedia mentions searching a crater for a lost relative and a kid and his granddad hiding out in a basement.
After searching the ruined city, she finally locates Elliot in a large impact crater. Jack arrives to help in a helicopter. He rescues Elliot and the four return to base where they ...
It matches everything you have described. It seems that they are trying to prank one of the girls with a fake ghost on a wire when a portal opens and the boy falls through it.
It should be available to stream on Netflix, at least in Australia.
That's a British show from 1970 called Catweazle.
The premise in the first episode is that an 11th century bumbling wizard, named Catweazle (Geoffrey Bayldon) is pursued by soldiers through a wood, carrying only his magic charm and his toad familiar (a familiar is a supernatural entity). He says a spell as he jumps into a pond. When he comes out he thinks ...
That... might be the only time that's happened. There's a number of reasons why this is likely unique
Variety shows like The Carol Burnett Show have fallen by the wayside (the show ended in 1978 and was briefly revived in 1991 before ending again). There's not really any shows like it that have tried this format like it was used in the heyday of classic TV.
In my opinion, if Glen A. Larson produced and was in charge of all three programs, the crossovers between were thus officially approved and should count as proving that they happen in the same fictional universe.
But that is not as good as a direct statement from someone in authority in those shows about the subject.
There are websites discussing which tv ...
You were probably watching Gaiking.
The story chronicled the battle between the crew of the semi-transformable carrier Daikū Maryū (also called the Kargosaur in the Shogun Warriors toyline, and also known as the Great Space Dragon in the US English dub) and the Super Robot Gaiking invented by Dr. Daimonji (Prof. Hightech in the English-language version of ...
After digging more I found it myself, the show name is The Magic Make-Up Box
. Even the plot matches and able to watch some clips from YouTube to verify. And found screencaps too for the third main lead:
After this type of colouring process, they used to transform.
The main child actress was Shweta Basu Prasad who I remember got recast later but not able to ...
Could it be American Dragon Jake Long? It has the high school student who can turn into a creature, who fights others with similar abilities.
Set in the New York City borough of Manhattan, this animated series tells the story of a Chinese-American Jake Long (voiced by Dante Basco), who must balance ordinary adolescence with the power and ability to change ...
As per Ifurini's comment, this could be the 2013 version of Max Steel, asked after here.
Maxwell "Max" McGrath/Max Steel (voiced by Andrew Francis): A turbo-powered boy, Max is taken to the secret "N-Tek" facility, and discovers that his uncle, Forge Ferrus, is the commander and co-Founder of N-Tek, along with Jim McGrath and Miles Dredd....