Is broadcast TV supposed to come in over coax when you're not paying for it? (or is it not actually coming over coax in the first place?) [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk
on Oct 8, 2012 -
Mom just gave me a $100 Amazon gift card for my birthday. I'm thinking of taking the Amazon Prime plunge. But, I already have Netflix and am very happy with that. "Fringe" is my main reason for wanting Prime and even though it would save me money over renting the show, I wonder if there is other Prime exclusive content to help push me over the edge. [more inside]
posted by Infinity_8
on Oct 4, 2012 -
I've seen The Twilight Zone. I've seen The Outer Limits. I've seen Tales From the Darkside. I've seen (and, puns notwithstanding, was bored by) Tales From the Crypt. I've seen Night Gallery. What else is there for me to see? [more inside]
posted by windykites
on Sep 14, 2012 -
I'm meeting a network development exec near Penn Station next week for a mid-morning coffee over which we'll be discussing a show I've pitched. His assistant has asked me to pick the spot. Help? [more inside]
posted by bassomatic
on Aug 30, 2012 -
Reality TV: How "real" are the dangers, how "neutral" are the camera crews? [more inside]
posted by mosk
on Aug 26, 2012 -
Is there a last.fm-esque website for movies? I want something that allows me to keep track of what I've watched (really, any media tracking website) [more inside]
posted by apip
on Aug 9, 2012 -
I haven't seen a post for this in the last year. Help me buy a nice 32-42in TV by answering a few questions about my price range, TV options, etc :) [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle
on Aug 6, 2012 -
I'm trying to remember an HBO series that was mentioned on AskMe recently. It lasted for only one season, and had to do with romantic relationships and marriages (I think) and was a character-study sort of show. Help?
posted by smilingtiger
on Aug 2, 2012 -
A researcher at my workplace has asked for help finding examples of his topic, early examples of "GIS (Geographic Information Systems) or GPS (Global Positioning Systems) technologies in film and TV", "examples of early precursors to map related technologies". I found someone else's Ask from earlier this year that hits on some likely ones, but he's on the lookout for older and more diverse instances if you can think of any. More details and examples below the fold! [more inside]
posted by theatro
on Jul 23, 2012 -
What is the best way for my sister to watch Netflix given her old TV setup? [more inside]
posted by zinon
on Jul 21, 2012 -
What was this show - late night UK channel 4 community-service soap opera. [more inside]
posted by xchmp
on Jul 18, 2012 -
I'd like to buy a brand new stand alone DVD recorder that has an over the air tuner (US) for under $200. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Brent Parker
on Jul 8, 2012 -
I am very much enjoying HBO's In Treatment. I was amazed by the number of episodes in each season and then learned it was originally broadcast daily on week nights. How was this managed in terms of filming, cast availability etc.? Was it filmed entirely ahead of broadcast, as I understand HBO series tend to be? it seems unmanageable and risky otherwise.
posted by Hugobaron
on Jun 19, 2012 -
Who has tried to sell a network/studio on an idea for a TV series by producing an episode on their own? Stories of success and failures both welcome. [more inside]
posted by jayfrosting
on Jun 12, 2012 -
What strange sci-fi movie or show am I sort-of remembering from ~20-22 years ago featuring a woman giving birth to an egg through her belly button? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot
on Jun 9, 2012 -
What early to mid 70s (probably made for TV) sci-fi movie am I half-remembering? [more inside]
posted by kimota
on Jun 9, 2012 -
What Smart TV set (Samsung,Philips,YouNameIt) to buy? Bonus firmware and software hack (legal) link inside. [more inside]
posted by elpapacito
on May 23, 2012 -
Have there been any American actors that have been cast as primary characters on British shows and use a British accent? [more inside]
posted by curious nu
on May 6, 2012 -
I need pet names for guns from movies and TV.
For example, "Winona" was John Chrichton's blaster on Farscape
, and "Vera" was Jayne's tricked-out assault rifle on Firefly
Please give me more examples. Thanks!
posted by ScarletPumpernickel
on Apr 24, 2012 -
What educational children's shows have an episode about the internet and or computers in general? Episode name or number a bonus! [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes
on Apr 10, 2012 -
I just watched Poltergeist, which I am now thinking seems right-wing, almost Catholic. at the end of the movie, the husband kicks the tv out of the room and serene music plays. is this a common feature of the movies of the time? did people kick the tv out of the room a lot in the movies of the 80s?
posted by parmanparman
on Mar 28, 2012 -
I'm trying to remember the name of a children's TV show broadcast on (I think) YTV around 1995, I think it was in the slot after Camp Cariboo. It was probably Canadian, and it had a mailbox puppet that said "YOOOOOOU BET!" when asked if there was any mail, and one of the men on the show used to dress up like a bee, which I remember terrifying me as a child. It may have been broadcast on TVO, but I'm fairly certain it was YTV. [more inside]
posted by kansakwens
on Mar 8, 2012 -
I'm looking for lists of TV shows and movies that have characters referencing numbered lists of rules.
As examples in Wedding Crashers they reference a random assortment of rules e.g. Rule #110: Never walk away from a crasher in a funny jacket. Fight Club has "First Rule of fight club is..."
What else has a set of rules like this?
posted by vegetableagony
on Feb 16, 2012 -
How many times did Gaius Baltar actually save Laura Roslin's life in Battlestar Galactica? [warning: here be spoilers] [more inside]
posted by skoosh
on Feb 7, 2012 -
I got a new LCD TV, and it's 1080p and 120 Hz (previous was 1080i and 60 Hz). It generally looks great, but playing some Xbox 360 games, there's a noticeable amount of tearing I never saw on my old TV. Is this the game, the console, some setting, the TV itself or something else entirely? [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch
on Feb 6, 2012 -
Google Fu Fail Hulk. When was Hulk SECOND TV movie in theaters? And in what countries? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Feb 6, 2012 -
Are there any newish TV shows actually about cooking out there? All the recent food-related shows I've seen are about people being angry with each other, rather than teaching about food and cooking.
posted by Harald74
on Feb 3, 2012 -
Is there a real world referent for that bleeping typing noise used in some films as a text (usually a location note) appears on the screen? It's a similar thing to that chunka-chunka typing sound used in the X-Files when the location of a new scene would be announced, but it's like a very rapid, high-pitched "beedeebeedeebeedeebeep" sound played while the letters appear. [more inside]
posted by col_pogo
on Jan 18, 2012 -
I'm trying to find a TV show theme song via a vague recollection of the song that might not even be correct. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr
on Jan 12, 2012 -
Can anyone identify this TV show about historical weaponry I saw in the late '90s/early 2000s? Basically, every episode featured the host learning how to use a different weapon. [more inside]
posted by gueneverey
on Jan 1, 2012 -
I am planning on purchasing a new, larger monitor to connect to my 13" 2011 MacBook Pro. I'd like to consider the possibility of using a TV as a monitor, so I can possibly get a larger sized screen. However, I've never purchased a TV, only using someone else's old school hand-me-downs, so I know nothing about them. Looking for advice. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Dec 25, 2011 -
What is the statute of limitations for a juvenile assaulting another juvenile in England. I'm in the US., laid up for a few days and have been watching "Midsommer Murders"
on DVD. This would answer a plot point I have.
This is a VERY dangerous town to live in, every show 2 to 3 people die.
Don't go there!
posted by Pecantree
on Dec 1, 2011 -
Recommendations please for using a big screen LCD TV (40+"?) as a computer display. "Don't" is fine as a response but please justify. Cost is a significant issue; we can spend up to or little over $700. [more inside]
posted by anadem
on Nov 25, 2011 -