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Name that TV show

Based on a few vague memories, can you guys help me find a British TV series from the 80's? It involved roses, a maze and pairs of flying eyes that were spies for an evil sorcerer/king. It might be the TV show "Into the Labryrinth" but I can't tell for sure. Does this jog any memories for anyone? [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Jul 27, 2014 - 2 answers

What are the most historically accurate period movies/series?

I'm looking for examples of period movies/series - particularly of ancient times - that are absolutely, obsessively, flawlessly historically accurate. As in 'if I emerged from a time machine, that's how it would be' accurate, or universally-blessed-by-eminent-historians accurate. [more inside]
posted by scrm on Jun 13, 2014 - 18 answers

I'm looking for the name of a kid's book series.

There was a short-lived kid's book series whose title that for the life of me I can't remember. It came out around the time that ESP McGee did. The main character had this unusual ability - he could draw anything and he had a photographic memory. The series was basically like Encyclopedia Brown, with a series of short mysteries in each volume, except that the clues to be gleaned were always hidden in the drawing. The protagonist, at the scene, always said "click" like a camera, and remembered the scene to be drawn later in his sketchbook. I mentioned this to a friend of mine and he asked me if it was Cam Jansen, who also says click, but I looked that series up and it's not her. Can anyone help? This has been haunting me for years.
posted by Sully on Dec 14, 2013 - 3 answers

Her Husband Already Got her Twin Peaks

So I need help with Christmas shopping for my awesome sister. I got her hooked on Battlestar Galactica when pregnant with Baby #1 I got her hooked on Doctor Who when pregnant with Baby #2 I got her hooked on The State Within last Christmas I need a new DVD series to get her started on with Baby #3 and Christmas. [more inside]
posted by Suffocating Kitty on Dec 2, 2013 - 41 answers

What are some great ongoing fantasy and science fiction book series?

A while back I stopped reading any book series that was not completely finished. I have now decided to ease up on the rule and I have realized that I am a little bit out of touch with the state of the field in fantasy/science fiction. So please recommend your favorite recent books and series in this area. [more inside]
posted by bove on Oct 2, 2013 - 40 answers

ISO Good Mystery Series (novels)

I think I'd like to begin following an author who writes mysteries featuring a regular protagonist and cast of recurring characters, but I have some d'ruthers. Can you help match me up? [more inside]
posted by taz on Jul 20, 2013 - 30 answers

Trekkies, what's next for me?

I've seen the new Star Trek film and the 2009 one. What's the next thing to watch if I like what I'm seeing?
posted by wolfr on Jul 5, 2013 - 30 answers

feed my ears, my eyes are busy

I need recommendations for TV shows, audiodramas and audiobooks that I can really sink my teeth into. I'm asking for both in the same question because I need to be able to listen to the TV and still catch most everything; this is stuff I want to have on while I'm doing stuff with my hands. I'm a fan of fantasy, science fiction, drama and snark. More information and a list of favorite things after the jump. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jun 24, 2013 - 18 answers

The perils of listening to your readers

A while ago I read an essay/article/rant online re a fantasy author / series and I'd like to read it again but google is failing me because I can't remember any specifics. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Apr 23, 2013 - 2 answers

Share your favourite documentary films/series here

I watched Nina Conti: A Ventriloquist's Story - Her Master's Voice yesterday and it was so amazing I forgot how long it's been since I saw a really good documentary. I've watched everything Herzog has done in the past 6-7, Being Elmo, Carl Sagan's Cosmos, the 7 Up films and Jarvis Cocker's Outsider Art series. What are your favourite documentary films/series? (except nature docs? I can never get into them). I'm happy to watch films from any english-speaking country - but will also give it a go if they're subtitled.
posted by abbagoochie on Mar 22, 2013 - 36 answers

Can you recommend some fashion docs for lazy weekend watching?

I'm interested in watching more documentaries or miniseries about the fashion/clothing industry. Three I've rented recently were Valentino:The Last Emperor, The September Issue, and Signé Chanel. I especially enjoyed the last two as they really showed a lot behind the scenes about how stuff is made (both the media and the couture dressmaking sides). [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Mar 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Please recommend interesting/funny/awesome TV series to a bored shut-in

I've finished watching all my favourite things and am televisually lost while I wait for Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire to start again. Can you suggest English/American/Australian etc series (will also accept interesting BBC documentaries) that are actually watchable? [more inside]
posted by abbagoochie on Mar 6, 2013 - 61 answers

Give me songs that count

What other songs feature a series of numbers, either in or out of sequence? [more inside]
posted by MsMolly on Feb 16, 2013 - 91 answers

Harry and Jon and ____

My non-reader boyfriend enjoys Harry Potter and A Song of Ice and Fire because he easily became so invested in the characters. He doesn't care so much about literary value; he just wants characters that he can care about and journey with, and when they feel grief or happiness, he wants to mourn for them or celebrate with them. What should he read next? [more inside]
posted by goosechasing on Sep 29, 2012 - 43 answers

And in Act Three, it turns out it really isn't lupus after all...

Recommend some good TV series with strong procedural elements that are currently on the air. [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Sep 16, 2012 - 44 answers

Having crossed over, unseen by most, from another dimension of the the inner mind to the outer limits of the night gallery, where do I go next?

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 - 41 answers

How to group these HP LaserJet printers?

Logical groupings for list of HP LaserJet printers? [more inside]
posted by macsigler on Aug 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Can you help me remember this show?

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 - 8 answers

Prefixes in a series--help!

Grammar question: How to treat hyphenated prefixes when used in a series. [more inside]
posted by Cash4Lead on Jun 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Track listing of 1987 McDonalds Cassette series Rockin' Gold

Has anyone come across a 4-cassette series released by McDonalds in 1987?  The series was called "Rockin' Gold".  Two of the cassettes were called Lovin' Gold and Summer Classics.  If you can help me locate a listing of the tracks (oldies like Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow) then I can reconstruct this great playlist.  Thanks!
posted by GraemeMcRae on Apr 10, 2012 - 3 answers

tv program predicted rise of electronic books in 1980s

Trying to remember the name of a TV series program that I watched in the late 1980s that in one episode on digital information predicted the rise of the electronic book. There was a male host who led the show, which was an examination of new technologies. In the particular episode I am looking for, he recounted an idea that books in the future would be distributed from something like an ATM machine where you would insert a card onto which the book would be downloaded. If it helps, I remember he stood at some kind of podium during the broadcasts that had like an acrylic/lucite egg-shaped glowing top--random detail, but these are often what jog people's memory.
posted by cmp4Meta on Mar 27, 2012 - 4 answers

My memory fails me

I'm trying to remember a web-video series that was mentioned on the blue a couple of times in the last year or two. All I can remember is that they were hosted by a woman (maybe light brown/blond hair...?) who was giving a funny/feminist take on various things in pop culture. Does that ring a bell with anyone? I think maybe one of the topics she talked about was yogurt commercials aimed at women. I know, not much to go on!
posted by trillian on Feb 20, 2012 - 3 answers

I want more books about powerful wizards

BookRecommendation Filter: More books that follow a character from youth through adulthood, to become someone powerful, famous and influential. ie- I'm looking for more books like Robin Hobb's Farseer trilogy and Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Feb 11, 2012 - 39 answers

What should I do with my old Tivo Series 2?

What should I do with my old SD Tivo Series 2 box now that I've gone to HD DirecTV? I miss pyTivoX! [more inside]
posted by Ergolad on Jan 31, 2012 - 4 answers

Get me hooked on a TV show in one episode

Recommend the one episode that will get me hooked on a good TV show. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Dec 6, 2011 - 98 answers

How to pitch a Twitter profile as a sitcom?

How do I pitch my comedy Twitter feed as a TV show? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 5 answers

Is there a new Trek series in the works?

Is there any rumbling about when we might get a new Star Trek series? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Oct 6, 2011 - 3 answers

1 + 10 + 100 + ... = -1/9

Mathfilter: In Gelfand's exceptional Algebra text, he is talking about the formula 1 + x + x^2 + x^3 + ... = 1/(1 - x). He uses the Achilles racing the tortoise model when first introducing the formula. He discusses the case x = 10, whence 1 + 10 + 100 + 1000 + ... = -1/9. [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Jul 27, 2011 - 8 answers

The man wore glasses.

Suddenly many people on earth disappeared in a bright light. A man had to cross the country to get back home, searching for his daughter. [more inside]
posted by j03 on Jul 16, 2011 - 2 answers

How do I run 20ish LEDs with a LED Driver built to run 1 large LED ?

I want to drive 20ish LEDs, should I run them as series or parallel and why ? [more inside]
posted by 70klicks on Jun 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Does Supernatural get better at all?

Where to start watching 'Supernatural', if at all? [more inside]
posted by ts;dr on Jun 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Who am I? What TV series was I in?

Which TV series featured a man with amnesia as its protagonist, following him as he tries to figure out who he is throughout the course of the series? [more inside]
posted by np312 on May 20, 2011 - 26 answers

Star Wars: Clone Warss recommendations

My nephew is almost 6 years old and loves watching Star Wars: Clone Wars with his father. What other shows should I get for them? [more inside]
posted by Theta States on Mar 28, 2011 - 15 answers

A series of series and serialized sub-serials. Seriously, basically help me make some mini-series - there will be spoilers.

*Spoiler Alert*Never Read This Thread (but none within the question itself): I am hoping to create a set of custom original miniature series "arcs", highlighting various things; characters/topics/ story-arcs/plot-arcs... any sort of "shortening of a longer series" that you love, or like or know. [more inside]
posted by infinite intimation on Feb 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Sequels that equal the prequel.

Sequels by different authors that equal or better the work of the original author. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Jan 15, 2011 - 24 answers

Suggest a good TV series for learning English

Can you suggest a good television series (preferably with available English subtitles) for people learning English? [more inside]
posted by rhombus on Nov 23, 2010 - 13 answers

Driven crazy by lack of a printer driver.

I bought a new computer (stalkers may check out my previous 'asks') running 64 bit windows 7, and I'd like it to connect to my HP 6840 wireless printer; that is, I need an appropriate driver. HP's website says that windows 7, has the driver built in and all I have to do is connect the printer via usb cable and stand back. Well, I tried that and several other things but my Windows 7 home, even after running update, has no driver for my printer (which it correctly identifies). HP tech support is of no help, merely repeating the same advice as the web sites I've already seen. I know such a driver exists because other people have solved this problem. How can I get it?
posted by Obscure Reference on Nov 17, 2010 - 7 answers

What are some good anime series/films?

What are some good anime series/films? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Oct 5, 2010 - 45 answers

Map to some maps

I need a map to some maps: What is the name of the collection/series of beautiful maps of New York City, over time, and where might I find it? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Aug 18, 2010 - 5 answers

TV shows that I can learn something from?

What are some great, informative TV series? Carl Sagan's Cosmos, Ken Burns's Jazz, Matthew Colling's This Is Modern Art, Robert Winston's The Human Body--what else is in this vein? I'd much rather a recommendation of a series, as opposed to a single one-off documentary. What should I watch that is captivating and teaches me something?
posted by surenoproblem on Jul 26, 2010 - 72 answers

Carousel horses gone wild!

In elementary school, we used to watch a series on video that always began with a scene of a carousel. Then, the horses would leap off, and the adventure would begin. What was this show? [more inside]
posted by soleilMia on Jul 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Need help remebering a quote from House

I am trying to find a specific episode of House (Link), or more specifically a quote from one of the episodes. I am unsure at this stage if the quote is even from the House series since I can't find it. I was hoping you guys could help. The scene I remember is in a hospital room towards the end of the episode where the patient is in the hospital bed, unconscious, and their partner is standing next to the bed. One of the doctors then remark something to which the patient's partner replies that in a relationship the one person always loves the other a bit more. I would really like to get the exact quote. Any help will be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by gekko15 on Mar 1, 2010 - 20 answers

It's arrested development. And Arrested Development.

Premature Demise Filter: What TV shows, similar to Arrested Development, are excellent -- brilliant, even -- but were terminated seasons short of fruition? And, more importantly, why should I watch them? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Dec 28, 2009 - 62 answers

please help me i.d. this photo(series) and the artist

Argh! Can't remember the name of this series of bizarre photos. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Dec 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Name that book series I barely remember

Back in the 70's/80's, I remember seeing a series of scifi/fantasy books, where the cover art for all the books had a consistent theme of a red/orange sun that figured prominently. What was it? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Oct 6, 2009 - 19 answers

PS3 franchises with story but little backstory?

What video game franchises in the current generation would be good to pick up for the first time? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Sep 24, 2009 - 20 answers

Fourier series confusion and pre/post-integration substitution dilemmas.

Asking for a friend: With the use of Fourier series, I'm trying to solve an ODE of the form L*y'' + R*y' + y/C = r(x), where r(x) = 1 - x^2 for |x| <= 1, i.e. has a period of 2. To do so I need to represent 1 - x^2 as a Fourier series. In doing so I have to integrate e^(-n * i * pi * x), but I've reached a stumbling block. [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on Sep 13, 2009 - 2 answers

Short BBC dramas

What great <10 episode British dramas, such as State of Play, have I missed in the last 10 years? [more inside]
posted by IanMorr on Aug 27, 2009 - 27 answers

Identifying a British TV series

Trying to identify a British television program about a doctor that used to be broadcast on PBS. [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Aug 22, 2009 - 2 answers

Operation Scattered Spies:

Help me put this series of "The Spy Five" books in the appropriate reading order for my niece. [more inside]
posted by JaredSeth on Aug 15, 2009 - 3 answers

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