• 8 Jul 7th, 2012 at 11:11PM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 11th Jul, 2012 09:42:50 PM
    I remember there was this tv show from the 90s I think I used to watch as a kid. It was a scifi show fo children. I'm pretty fuzzy about the details but I remember it had this group of kids from around the world with handheld computers (about the size of a moder tablet) that they communicated with each other on. And this group would fight all sorts of bad guys. It was kind of Spy Kids style. I think there was also a talking supercomputer that they could also talk to on their handheld computers and an adult professor who invented these things. And in 1 (season? Episode?) there was a kid from France. I remember him because I thought his accent was funny. Any of this ring a bell? Reply
  • 0 Jul 11th, 2012 at 6:06PM
    Live Action TV
    An episode of Destination Truth that actually gave me a nightmare. The monster they were hunting was this creepy woman with wings. Don't remember the country, I think it was either Romania or the Middle East somewhere.

    EDIT: Nevermind, it was the Aisha Kandicha from Morocco episode. I read it and the succubus part sounded familiar. Reply
  • 0 Jul 11th, 2012 at 2:02PM
    there was a game from big fish games, hidden object game, where you were a young female vet who found missing animals and a shady business was..., doing something shady, I only played the hour long demo so I din't get very fan in it. Any clues on what the name was? Reply
  • 2 Mar 15th, 2012 at 6:06PM
    Anime
    Lastest Reply: 11th Jul, 2012 01:57:23 PM
    I'm trying to remember the name of an anime. The plot was that there was a sort of hollow planet with the different kingdoms spread across the inner surface. In the center, one kingdom acted as the sun, revolving around and shedding light on each kingdom in turn. The sun was beginning to lose power, though, so the two tiny princesses of the sun kingdom had to figure out a way to revive it.

    Any ideas? Reply
  • 8 Jun 22nd, 2012 at 1:01PM
    Lastest Reply: 9th Jul, 2012 01:14:56 PM
    I've heard that both Dragonball and Sonic drew certain elements from the same myth. Specifically, the seven gems and the golden warrior. Can anyone point me in the direction of that myth? Reply

      Dragonball is said to derive a lot from Journey to the West, but I'm not sure if these two elements are from it.

      I know about the Journey to the West elements used in Dragonball, and no, those two elements weren't in it. The myth is referred to on two different trope pages on This Very Wiki. One area states that the Super transformation was from a myth about a golden warrior, and the other mentions seven gems. It's literally all I have to go on.

      Bump

      Bump.

      Bump

      Sonic having seven chaos emeralds and turning into Super Sonic is a direct reference to DB's seven Dragon Balls and the Super Saiyan form.

      Yes, I know that. However, I've heard that those two elements in DB were based on a legend and I'm trying to find the legend.

      Maybe Persian myth? I think there were seven virtues and seven daevas or something, but my memory is extremely fuzzy.

      This is wonderful resource that might help you: http://www.pantheon.org/
  • 2 Jul 6th, 2012 at 4:04PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 9th Jul, 2012 05:42:03 AM
    Looking for some film with a peasant switching roles with a king, and it's in this horrible medieval town. Reply

      Some animated adaptation of The Prince and the Pauper?

      You might want to check Prince and Pauper in case it's listed in the examples.
  • 1 Mar 10th, 2012 at 10:10AM
    Literature
    Lastest Reply: 8th Jul, 2012 09:41:50 PM
    I remember reading this one series of books about a summer camp for people with magical talents. One of the camp counselors wore skirts that went past the bottom of her feet and she floated so the skirt fell just to the ground and she looked taller, and there was this scene in probably the first book where the characters chose these honking great things of amethyst for some magic purpose, possibly amplifiers or focusing tools or something. I think one of the books had the word 'bone' or 'bones' in the title, maybe something about a gate too. I found it in the children's section of the library, possibly under D or R or P for the last name of the author because I remember I noticed them when I was looking for books by another author and noticed these and picked them up. I think the protagonist's Dad was Disappeared and he lived with his mom, and he got into the summer camp because of some sort of creative writing contest. Reply

      Couldn't remember the name offhand, but I remembered the main three characters, and googling that came up with The Magickers by Emily Drake, and I am 100% certain that is the book you are looking for.
  • 1 Jul 8th, 2012 at 8:08PM
    Lastest Reply: 8th Jul, 2012 09:00:48 PM
    Well, I was browsing /cgl/ weaboo horror stories thread one evening and found a link to a series of videos on Youtube composed of a satirical flash cartoons made to parody crappy, typical weaboo animations. I remember that the characters would just go "um um um um, so-and-so- s-s-s-sama" and blush all the time. I found it hilarious and want to watch it again. Reply
  • 3 Jul 2nd, 2012 at 8:08PM
    Lastest Reply: 8th Jul, 2012 07:38:15 PM
    I remembered two more things.

    1. Does anyone remember an animated movie called the Magic Painter? There was a guy who could bring paintings into reality or influence objects with his paint (i.e. making a door). Some of the enemies were living axes and other assorted close range weapons.

    2. I remember commercials for I think either Walmart or Walgreens that had various mythical creatures in an office building with this guy. There was a mermaid, a giant, and a few others. Reply

      This is probably not what you're thinking of, but I used to watch a cartoon called "The Magic Paintbrush". It was about a poor little boy and his sister and their gang of friends. They all lived in the streets and one day a magic older man gave them a magic paintbrush and they could make things come to life. Only then an evil king or someone captured the boy to make him paint money so that he could be rich. Just a shot.

      Or, if that isn't it, is it called the elm-chanted forest? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuHIsqjAlNQ&feature=related

      It must be the second one...I know it was a movie.

      Now I just to know about those commercials. I think they were related to those "Perfect" series of Walgreens commercials.
  • 4 Jul 2nd, 2012 at 7:07PM
    Literature
    Lastest Reply: 8th Jul, 2012 07:36:03 PM
    I vaguely remember this young adult horror anthology whose name now escapes me. The only story title I can remember is "Here There Be Tygers" by Stephen King, but it also contained a story in which two kids bake a carrot cake during day-light savings time, then lose the cake when they "fall back" an hour; and a story with an unsettling vampire child who did not speak his first word until age five. Reply

      That sounds a bit familiar, but I can't think of the name either.

      Bump.

      It appears to be Creepy Classics. Barry Moser illustrated it.

      Oh yeah, I've heard of that. But I didn't actually read it.
  • 3 Jul 6th, 2012 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 8th Jul, 2012 10:01:01 AM
    A couple ones I was wondering about:

    1. A children's book I read once, which starred a young girl who got transported into a fantasy world when her school bus went over a bump. Turned out she's actually either a princess or everyone thinks she's a princess (possibly swapping places with the real princess), and she has to help save the realm. I think it involved her being a seventh child somehow, possibly.

    2. A movie which was probably a TV movie, which involved a man and a woman chained together by explosive collars trying to escape from something (possibly a prison). They can't get more than a certain distance away from each other, or the collars would go boom. Reply

      The movie is called Wedlock.

      ... I think the first one could possibly be The Seventh Princess by Nick Sullivan.

      There was a sequel Wedlock 2, same basics, different cast.

      Yeah, both of those look like what I remembered. Thanks! :D
  • 0 Jul 7th, 2012 at 7:07PM
    A scene that came up in my head without the corresponding show. Live action show, may be a failed pilot, may be a movie or a series or miniseries. Either the focus is on one main protagonist or on one team. He/they fights/fight crime notably with guns shooting cylindrical bean bags. The only scene I can remember is the introduction of these guns and ammo to the hero/heroes. This show is probably made after the turn of the millennium. Reply
  • 2 Jul 6th, 2012 at 12:12PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 7th Jul, 2012 04:24:35 PM
    Got another one. There was a spider, and two kids - brother and sister. They went out and solved problems, and went to bed in the end. The one episode I remember was about an evil guy who fed cows chocolate to make chocolate milk, but it made the calves sick.

    It was in the early nineties, and the spider was female and seemed to be really powerful or something.

    I'd really like to know what this was, find the intro again if possible. Reply

      The only thing I remember with two kids and a female spider as regulars was this...

      THAT'S IT! I saw it in english, but that was definitely it. Thanks so much, I'd been wondering about it.
  • 0 Jul 7th, 2012 at 1:01AM
    Film
    I figured it was worth a try so..

    I found a clip for some crappy horror film where a girl listens to some cursed tape with some green "smoke" coming out of it in a car. After some things happen she is met by a giant green monster which kills her. Some guy chases into the car to find her dead and sees the tape realising what happened.

    I don't care if anyone gets this I'm just curious to see if this can work. Reply
  • 1 Jul 6th, 2012 at 2:02PM
    Literature
    Lastest Reply: 6th Jul, 2012 10:50:01 PM
    There's a short story I heard about second hand that no one can remember the title of. The main character was a dog who was a lieutenant in the US army and part of a project for uplifting dogs and pairing them with a human partner psychically.

    The dog was Loyal as hell, and a fairly awesome fighter. The two get sent over into what may have been the gulf war, and the human partner dies... leaving the dog to defend some refugees. The dog spends the next 2 years providing and caring for the people, training them as a small armed force so that they could defend themselves (one of the refugees was a kid with budding psychic powers). One day US military come across and mistaking them for insurgents, kill one of the dog's refugees... Which prompts him to stealth his way into their base, and leave a warning on their console. A direct death threat to the commanding officer of the entire force, and a little history of just what he's up against. Reply

      Is this the short story you were looking for?

      Everything is identical, except for the last part you described, in which the dog does send the commanding officer a death threat, he just doesn't actually sneak into his base to do it.
  • 0 Jul 6th, 2012 at 7:07PM
    Film
    I saw a (trailer? I think it was on Ebert and Roeper) for this film once. It was either a horror film or some sort of drama. All I remember was that there was some sort of plot, and all the people in on the plot touched their thumb to each finger in succession, as in: thumb-index, thumb-middle, thumb-ring, thumb-pinky, thumb-ring, thumb-middle, etc. Reply
  • 1 Jul 6th, 2012 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 6th Jul, 2012 04:55:40 PM
    An instrumental this time. Ignoring the redneck, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhXGYl-AAok#t=14m44s this song. I need to know this song. I've heard it before and I don't know where I've heard it from. Reply
  • 2 May 31st, 2012 at 2:02PM
    Videogame
    Lastest Reply: 6th Jul, 2012 03:16:26 PM
    commodore 64 videogame, about a top down highway where you can drive a car and run over dogs and grannies. they leave a neat red puddle after you hit them. there are oil slicks and policemen (also squishable) and if i remember correctly, at the end of a run you are judged by your kill count; angel or devil scores, the latter if you avoid anyone and just race. Reply
  • 3 Jul 5th, 2012 at 9:09AM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 6th Jul, 2012 08:31:28 AM
    Alright, so I don't remember a lot about this TV show but I'll try my hardest. I watched it when I was younger (mid-90s), but it wasn't on an awful lot to my memory, so it was probably originally aired early 90s (but that could be completely wrong). It was about a teenage girl who lived in this really tall house with her completley bonkers family. I seem to remember her brother loved animals, and there were always weird things behind each door. It may have been a hotel?

    The bit that sticks in my mind the most was the title sequence. I'm pretty sure it was all animated, but the characters had photograph-faces. The house was the main focus, and it was all sort of warped and out of proportion. The theme was catching as anything, but I don't remember it anymore.

    I think it was called something House, (I was pretty sure it was 'Mad House', but I couldn't find anything called that when I looked it up). Does anyone else remember it? Oh, yeah, and I live in Britain so I think it was made for (or possibly just aired on) CBBC or Ci TV.

    Thanks Reply
  • 2 Jun 23rd, 2012 at 11:11PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 5th Jul, 2012 10:30:21 PM
    Okay, so there were these three guys with powers who also might have transformed into themselves with armor on, or maybe they just put armor on? Anyway, they were all competing/in-training for becoming some sort of ‘chosen one’ and they were being trained by this old man out in the countryside. I believe one of the guys was the hotblooded obvious protagonist type, and one of them was a nice guy who cooked and had a ponytail. I can't remember what the third guy was like. I only ever caught one episode of it, so my memory of the premise is a bit shaky.

    The episode itself revolved around the three guys being sent by the old man to fetch an egg that had been laid by an eagle, probably a supernatural/mythical one. I believe the main character-esque guy was actually the first to fail, and he took it really badly. When the second guy whom I remember nothing about failed and landed in some sort of pond next to the first guy, the first guy gloomily said something like, “Oh, I guess you’re a failure at becoming the chosen one too, huh?” Obviously, the third ponytail guy was the winner. To add in some irony, I think that the first guy made fun of him beforehand.

    What I mainly remember is the ending, where the third guy has come back after finding the eagle’s nest and whipped up a nice big omelet for everyone. However, the old man grabs the omelet and devours it all, not letting the other two eat it, giving the excuse that an omelet made from the egg of the legendary eagle thing is too great a dish for such failures… only to be surprised when the third guy says that it isn’t actually made from the eagle’s egg. It turns out that although the third guy did reach the nest and could have taken the egg, he promised the eagle that he’d leave her egg alone. So it was a perfectly normal omelet after all.

    Note: I watched this as an English children’s program, but I don’t know if it was originally an English language series (i.e. Western Animation) or if it had been dubbed or not. (i.e. anime) I do know it had an animesque style. It'd probably have aired in Canada sometime in the early 00's, late 90's at the earliest. Reply

      Sound a bit like Saint Seiya (Dubbed as Knights of the Zodiac) but can't find that episode just by Ep Guide.

      The armor designs do look familiar, but I can't tell if that's because I've seen them in other contexts or they were part of the show.

      If it helps, there might have been some color coding among the characters (The ponytail guy having a blue/green/cool color scheme) and there may have been an episode where they had to make a waterfall reverse its flow, but I'm not sure if it was part of the same show.
  • 4 Jul 5th, 2012 at 1:01PM
    Lastest Reply: 5th Jul, 2012 08:48:32 PM
    Despite having seen this very recently (like, in the past year maybe), I can't remember where it was from. All I recall was that it was sci-fi, rather dark looking (not necessarily in terms of tone, but I'm fairly certain it took place in some sort of facility like an industrial complex or a space station), and that there was one character who had a "regeneration tank" over their right hand. I recall the tank was possibly nonfunctional as any sort of prosthetic hand, and was apparently meant to regenerate the wearer's whole body, not just their hand. Reply

      Regeneration from a hand reminds me vaguely of a scene in The Fifth Element, but that's really a stretch.

      No, it wasn't that. I think, in retrospect, it might have been a chapter of Franken Fran, but I could swear it was some form of film or TV show, animated or otherwise. It might not have been "regeneration" per se, but the tank was...some kind of medical device. It was metallic and I think vaguely spherical, possibly bronze in color. I think the wearer's hand might have actually been severed.

      Wild stab I am thinking, Jason X

      Nope, never saw that movie.

      Wait! I remember now! It was Franken Fran! The chapter Vengeance 3, where the newest member of the running Kamen Rider parody, Sentinel 4, lost his hand and Fran replaced it with the device I described. It gave him a Healing Factor, but unfortunately, that was his only power in a business where everything the Sentinels fought could reduce an average human to Gorn strawberry jam.
  • 2 Jul 5th, 2012 at 7:07PM
    Film
    Lastest Reply: 5th Jul, 2012 08:30:54 PM
    This movie was released fairly recently (2011) But the name escapes me. It's about a man who takes a pill that allows him to use all of his mind instead of just a small par of it like normal humans. what was it called? Reply
  • 1 Jul 2nd, 2012 at 5:05AM
    Videogame
    Lastest Reply: 5th Jul, 2012 10:46:39 AM
    Alright, tell me if you guys know what this game is. I only saw a bit of it once, very long ago (2002-2005, somewhere in there). It was for PC, a fantasy turn-based strategy, with realistic, almost FMV-like sprites. Sort of like Pokemon, in a way. You had five monsters, and you fought other monsters that you came across, and you could convert them to your side somehow. The only two monsters I remember were a gold dragon and men made of fire (the battle that stands out were the party versus two of them, and there was a fire-man on the team afterwards. Reply

      This sounds a lot like Heroes of Might and Magic (maybe III), based on the timeframe you've given.
  • 2 Apr 4th, 2012 at 11:11PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 5th Jul, 2012 08:24:10 AM
    Be warned, this one is going to be incredibly vague. When I was about four years old (that's twenty years ago) I saw this animated series about a young boy. It had no spoken text, just music. The intro sequence (but it may have been the outro) involved the boy stacking up crates and flying away in an airplane. There was also a cat around. One episode I remember involved the boy taking care of a baby bird and later helping it migrate. The aforementioned cat followed them all over the world because it wanted to eat the bird. Reply

      No one? If it helps, when I saw this it aired on Kindernet, a Dutch / Belgian childrens' tv channel, which was until recently defunct, but returned last year with much of the old programming... but not this particular cartoon.

      Bump.
  • 1 Jul 2nd, 2012 at 4:04AM
    Lastest Reply: 5th Jul, 2012 07:38:21 AM
    GAH. I've been searching for years for a pokemon AAML trilogy that I came across once, where misty goes to congratulate ash for becoming the pokemon master...only to see may introduced as his girlfriend. Devestateed, she runs away to a far away city, where she eventually falls in with a rock band and becomes its lead singer. Flash forward five years, and she meets up with ash again, and they reconnect and have feelings for each other and all that jazz. I don't quite remember the title(my fuzzy memory wants me to say Dream Away, but I'm sure thats wrong), but its been YEARS since I read it, and want to chance that since it was quite honestly the best Pokemon fanfic I ever read. Reply
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