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Luis Buñuel's Le fantôme de la liberté (The Phantom of Liberty) (1974): One of Luis Bunuel's most free-form and purely Surrealist films, consisting of a series of only vaguely related episodes - most famously, the dinner party scene where people sit on lavatories round a dinner table on, occasionally retiring to a little room to eat. The scene you ...


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My guess is The Equalizer The Equalizer is an American crime drama television series, originally airing on CBS from fall 1985 until late-spring 1989. It starred Edward Woodward as a retired espionage/intelligence officer with a mysterious past, who uses the skills from his former career to exact vigilante justice on behalf of innocent people who ...


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Is it Are You Afraid of the Dark? Both series of Are You Afraid of the Dark? revolved around a group of teenagers who referred to themselves as "The Midnight Society." Every week, at a secret location in the woods, one member would tell a scary story to the group. The actual story, rather than the telling, was displayed to the television viewer. The story ...


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It's the episode The Message of The Outer Limits TV show: From the Wikipedia article about Pioneer plaque: In "The Message," an episode of the science fiction series The Outer Limits, a deaf woman was featured receiving alien signals through her cochlear implant, prompting her to write out Xs, 1s, and 0s on paper. When put together, the Xs turned ...


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This is The Fantastic Journey. It's actually from the late 70s rather than the 80s. The show revolves round a group of people shipwrecked or lost on an island in the Bermuda Triangle where different timezones are intermingled and interact. The main cast travel from place to place, trying to get home. It was cancelled after a single series of 10 episodes. ...


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The Thick of It, season 4, episode 2. Malcolm tries to describe it to Oliver with hilarious results. Malcolm: What's that film that you love? What film? The one about the f&$%ing hairdresser, the space hairdresser and the cowboy. The guy, he's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's f&$%ing f&$%ed his sister. LEGO, ...


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Manimal :) The Wiki page says While Jonathan had the ability to change himself into any animal, he would transform into a hawk and a black panther in nearly every episode.


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It sounds like Invitation to Hell (1984), an American made-for-television supernatural horror film directed by Wes Craven. Starring Robert Urich, Joanna Cassidy and Susan Lucci. IMDB When the scientist and family man Matt Winslow (Robert Urich) finally accepts the invitation to work the Micro-Digitech Corporation in a space suit project, he moves ...


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It's Blazing Saddles (1974) Though I can't find a clip of that precise scene, it's documented in "The Hitler Filmography: Worldwide Feature Film and Television Miniseries" & also the uncredited actor is listed on IMDB I found a still - this would be when he's doing the line "They lose me after the bunker scene" After comments - clip of the main pie ...


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Yes, that does ring a bell. There were a number of pretty good series that basically emulated the Twilight Zone in format and style. One of those was the HBO-created series called The Hitchhiker (IMDB) The specific episode you are referring to is called "Face To Face" - Homely and desperate transsexual Nina Russell hires prominent, but sleazy and ...


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Distant Early Warning (an episode of the "The Wide World of Mystery" TV series) IMDb: Aliens infiltrate an Arctic research station, and perform experiments on the unsuspecting crew by mind control which makes them think they are seeing dead members of their families.


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I didn't watch the movie, but some Googling has revealed that this is a helicopter from the Zero Dark Thirty (2012) movie. You can watch a YouTube clip where it can be seen, and here three stories that confirm/explain it: one, two, three. This is from the last link:


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This could be Super Force (1990)... The series is about a former astronaut who uses an advanced combat suit and motorcycle to fight crime in the city of Metroplex during the year 2020. Among the features of the suit were enhanced strength and armament, whereas the motorcycle had an array of James Bond-type gadgets and weapons. Wikipedia Special Suit ...


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Sounds like an episode of The Outer Limits original 1965 run, The Premonition (Season 2 episode 16). Instead of a soldier, he's a Test Pilot, saving his daughter, not his wife (she's with him), and it's from a military truck, not a car. Semantics. From Wiki: Jim Darcy, the pilot of an X-15 rocket-powered research aircraft, and his wife, Linda, become ...


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You call this a TV series, but you could mean a TV movie miniseries of a Stephen King novel Tommyknockers. It starred Jimmy Smits of NYPD Blue fame (and LA Law) and Marg Helgenberger, then just off the TV series China Beach, and lately from CSI. Here's the description from IMDB: A buried UFO slowly turns local inhabitants into gizmo-building alien ...


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Sounds like MythQuest from 2001. MythQuest is a Canadian television series that originally aired on PBS in 2001. It stars Meredith Henderson and Christopher Jacot as Cleo and Alex Bellows, two teens whose father Matt disappears into the Cyber Museum, a computer program that, as they discover, allows them to travel into myths by touching an artifact on the ...


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Albert Says... The Nature Knows Best and Albert Asks... What is Life? Is this your bird? (Youtube link) The main character Albert is a mythical creature that, according to the outside, like a combination of bird and hamster. Albert, although cheeky, but is characterized by curiosity and kindness, so that he gets along with all animals. His adventures ...


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You seem to be confusing two shows, so I'll just fill in the blanks. The format of kids telling stories does indeed sound like Are You Afraid Of The Dark?, but the episode you were looking for is actually the Goosebumps episode Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns from 1996. When Drew's friends, Shane and Shana, pay her a visit, they offer to help her scare ...


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That sounds like the two-part Space 1999 episode The Bringers of Wonder.


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Invincible IMDb: "The Shadow Men are immortal beings of darkness and destruction. One such Shadow Man, Os (Zane), is confronted by the White Warrior, a being of light, and given the chance to change his ways or die. After the White Warrior bests Os in combat, she opens his heart to the power of love, and charges him to find the warriors who are ...


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May it can be this one? Woops! @ IMDB.com Synopsis: The series centered around the six survivors of a world nuclear holocaust. The six of them live together in an abandoned farm house while trying to survive and re-establish civilization. Source: Wikipedia


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If you can stretch '80s to include 1977-78 this sounds like Man From Atlantis, starring Patrick Duffy of Dallas fame. It was a very short run series after some TV movies about the character. As for your last question - I suspect not.


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From your description I'm fairly sure it's UFO Robot Grendizer. I believe it was aired in the US as Grandizer (a instead of e) and was part of the "Force Five" serires. When the bad guys attacked, the hero (farm hand Daisuke) would rush to Grendizer who was hidden inside a cave and jump into the cockpit while transforming into his real identity as the ...


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The Thick of It (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0459159/) The scene in question


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The movie is called Murder in Space from 1985. It does not star Peter Ustinov. It stars Wilford Brimley, who can easily be mistaken as Peter Ustinov. It aired as a Science Fiction Murder Mystery. Murder in Space is a 1985 science fiction murder mystery movie set in the near future. The crew of an international space mission are on the return leg ...


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Sounds like Dr. Xargle from 1997, based on the children's book series. From an online synopsis: Dr. Xargle, supposedly Planet Queeg's greatest expert on life on Planet Earth, is trying to teach his class of unruly Queegles about "Earthlets". He takes the class on the first of many field trips to study earth life at first hand. It's pretty obscure (I can'...


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I believe you're talking about Dweebs, a show described as: Warren ( Peter Scolari), was a young computer software writer whose programs had made him a legend in the industry. Unfortunately, he was painfully shy and socially maladjusted as well as eccentric ( to come up with ideas for the next " killer app," he bounced on a trampoline in his office). His ...


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According to this site, Dar Robinson jumped a car off a ramp from a section of the canyon belonging to the Hualapai Indian Reservation (which is on the west rim) in 1980 for a reality television show called That's Incredible!. Apparently he couldn't get a permit for the stunt from the Grand Canyon National Park. The car wound up at the bottom of the canyon....


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I wonder if you're after Galactica 1980, a spin-off of the original Battlestar Galactica that was cancelled after 10 episodes. Airing in 1980, it featured the Galactica crew members reaching modern day Earth and trying to blend in. They looked human, but some of them could leap to great heights because of the differences in gravity. There were also plenty of ...


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You're most probably after Between, that is being distributed by Netflix: The series stars Jennette McCurdy as Wiley Day, a pregnant teenage daughter of a minister living in the small town of Pretty Lake, which is coping with a mysterious disease which has killed everybody who is over 21 years old. The series is a co-production with Netflix, who ...


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