I distinctly remember seeing an episode of My Little Pony (original series, around 15 years ago) that involved the ponies using some sort of walk/ride through (via conveyer belt) machine to clean themselves or make themselves up pretty - somewhat like a car wash. Did such an episode really exist? I'll be stumped if it didn't, it's so clear in my mind. [more inside]
posted by mondotwistedmojo
on Oct 18, 2011 -
What movie or TV show was this? This has been nagging at me for years!
Around 1978 or 1979, when I was 7 or 8 years old, I remember seeing a creepy teaser on TV for an upcoming movie, or episode of something, in which a man wearing dark glasses is speaking to someone off-screen. He says something like, "Don't go in there, kid, unless you want to end up ... like this!
" And then he removes the dark glasses, and instead of eyes he has two things that look like raised, white ridges with horizontal slits cut into them. Something like Inuit snow goggles
, but set into the eyes instead of connected in the middle.
I never saw the show and this is literally all I remember about it. A friend of mine thinks it might be The Omega Man
, but I'm pretty sure it isn't.
posted by Ratio
on Oct 10, 2011 -
Is there any rumbling about when we might get a new Star Trek series? [more inside]
posted by smitt
on Oct 6, 2011 -
I'm looking for a nice, minimal way to elevate my flatscreen TV (38"). I like the shelf idea (like this
), but want to make sure it's a sturdy option that won't rip out the drywall. Any experience with these? If not, any recommendation for a handsome TV stand? [more inside]
posted by critzer
on Oct 5, 2011 -
I had an idea in which I set up a Slingbox on a spare cable box at my parents' house and watch it on the TV at my house, thus eliminating my own need to subscribe to cable. Is this crazy enough to work? [more inside]
posted by moviehawk
on Oct 5, 2011 -
Background music and effects are way louder than voices in XBMC, so much so that I have to get up and turn the volume down every time theme song or music comes on during TV shows or movies for fear of disturbing neighbors (not to mention that they're uncomfortably loud). [more inside]
posted by Strass
on Sep 28, 2011 -
Insomnia-filter: Help this stressed-out couch-sleeper re-learn how to sleep in the bedroom (with television). [more inside]
posted by headnsouth
on Sep 26, 2011 -
How to remove Lodgenet from a TV?I was just given a beautiful flat screen from a friend of mine that has connections with a local hotel that is updating all their older TV's. I hooked it up to all my devices and it doesn't work with many of them. It turns out it is a Lodgenet TV. I read somewhere that you have to remove the Lodgenet card as it is locked to a single channel. I have taken off the back of the TV but I have no idea what I am looking for. Does anyone know how to return the TV to its original state as the only way I can get anything to work is it to run through an old VCR instead of through the proper cables. (the three: yellow, red, and white). It's a 2004 Toshiba if that helps, and I don't have a remote for it.
posted by risaroni
on Sep 24, 2011 -
Teaching an on-camera acting class to kids age 8-12. Looking for interesting TV and film scenes featuring kids.
Can you suggest scenes, ideally as YouTube links or online scripts? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Sep 21, 2011 -
Where can I watch Chinese Basketball Association games online? Streaming would be preferable, but I'd also be happy to download and watch the day after if anyone knows where they're posted. [more inside]
posted by jng
on Sep 19, 2011 -
"When will [movie] next be shown on TV?" - is there a TV guide service (with UK listings) that will either tell me the answer to questions like these, or send me an alert when it knows the answer? [more inside]
posted by hoverboards don't work on water
on Sep 17, 2011 -
Noob electronics. I want to connect the following units. A Panasonic (old tube type, but nice big screen) tv, DVD player, and my MacBook Pro. The tv has one input, the VCR many. Do I need a 'modulator'? But more important, is there a way to get my digital downloads to the TV?
posted by ebesan
on Sep 11, 2011 -
Can you name the movie or TV show this image
is from? Looks like a classic sci-fi film, though I can’t tell if the set is a spaceship or a submersible.
posted by scamper
on Sep 11, 2011 -
Which niche or cult TV, science fiction or film blogs are as good or better than published work on their subject? I'm thinking of long standing blogs offering in depth history, insight or criticism written by one person like this Doctor Who
one, rather than behemoths like the AV Club. Extra points for British subject matter.
posted by joannemullen
on Sep 10, 2011 -
I'm a college freshman who wants to work in production on my school's news show. How can I impress my college upperclass peers within a short audition time? [more inside]
posted by Kronios
on Sep 8, 2011 -
Please help me find what is probably A) an obscure 70s-80s made-for-TV alien/zombie movie and B) not worth watching in entirety, ever? [more inside]
posted by pepper bird
on Sep 5, 2011 -
How do TV channels figure out how many people watched a particular episode (e.g. XX million watched American Idol)?
I often hear things like XX million viewers watched American Idol or some other show.
How do the news guys / broadcasters come up with these numbers??
Surely they are not able to track what is being watched in peoples homes.
So I guess this is some kind of math or projection. Any idea how this is done?
posted by r2d2
on Aug 27, 2011 -
I have a Digital Set Top Box I bought from Dick Smith. It picks up all the digital channels except for 7, 7Two, and 7Mate. I've tried rescanning, and it just says 'program unavailable'. I live in the center of Sydney, and my reception is usually fine. Is there any way I can get these stations?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn
on Aug 24, 2011 -
I want to buy or build a home theater PC and I'm overwhelmed by the options for hardware. Mac or PC? Low-end or mid-range? [more inside]
posted by Dec One
on Aug 20, 2011 -
What are some good English-language TV shows for toddlers where the characters aren't speaking in overly affected voices? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour
on Aug 18, 2011 -
I fell in love with Vincent.
Alas, I have now watched all of "Beauty & the Beast." Who can I fall in love with now? [more inside]
posted by zizzle
on Aug 16, 2011 -
Hubby tried to plug in computer to service port (USB type B) on back of tv and tv will not turn on now. Vizio VX42L HDTV10A. Service folks say it is a port only for service tech folks & they advise calling for repair folks (not covered under warranty). Anyone know a way to fix it w/o resorting to paying money for repair folks to come out to house?
posted by Mimidae
on Aug 7, 2011 -
This question was inspired after watching 'My Sister's Keeper' and I have vague recollections of a movie or TV show where a young girl is dying and she wants a boy to kiss her (or possibly even more). [more inside]
posted by Scottie_Bob
on Aug 6, 2011 -
I am interested in alternatives to traditional cable/satellite television. We only have one really bad cable provider in the area that I do not want to get cable from. Satellite TV is not what I want either for a variety of reasons. Netflix, iTunes and Amazon TV don't offer the shows I am interested in like Discovery Channel, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, news channels, etc. Is there a way to stream this kind of programming from the internet? I am willing to pay for the service but I cannot find anywhere legitimate to get something like this from. Thanks
posted by qexcp
on Aug 5, 2011 -