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Can you help me refresh my mind?

Asked by jazzjeppe (2266 points ) December 12th, 2010

I have been having bits and pieces of tv shows I used to watch when I was a kid, back in the 80s, but I can’t remember of much them nor the names of the shows. So I’ll just throw out to you guys what I remember and hopefully some of you could help me refresh my mind :)

1) A kid, possibly a boy, who has an alien/UFO friend. A big swirly light, a light circle, hovering above the ground. Possibly a girl’s name and a girl’s “metallic” voice. It comes and goes. Kinda…

2) Another sci-fi teen tv show, possibly British. Huge tripods, like the alien thingies in War of the Worlds. People run from them, hide from them. I am pretty sure it’s a teen tv show, might even be a kid’s show, even if it sounds a bit…scary.

3) I remember a young girl who is blind. She and her dad and a number of other guys are trapped in a mountain, possibly a mine. There is water flooding. She has a cute knitted hat… Possibly French show?

I’d appreciate every input you guys may have on this since I am going slightly insane thinking about them :)

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Dutchess_III's avatar

#3 could be a Little House on the Prairie episode?

jazzjeppe's avatar

It could be, I’ve thought about that but I’m almost sure it isn’t
.. the atmosphere is so much darker.

Blueroses's avatar

Ooh, ooh I found your #2! I thought I recognized the description as a series of books I loved when I was a kid and sure enough, it was made into a BBC series. I had no idea! Thanks for the heads up!
The White Mountains

chyna's avatar

All I can come up with on #1 is Alf and I don’t really think that is what you are looking for.

Dutchess_III's avatar

#1..Mork and Mindy?

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

#1 Longshot – Mac and Me? It’s a movie, but maybe…

Dutchess_III's avatar

This is driving me crazy…

jazzjeppe's avatar

Wohoo! Found #1! The show might be called Chocky or that’s at least the name of the UFO. The boy’s name is Mathew. YouTube it and you’ll find some clips. #2 there was a BBC production named tripods but I haven’t been able to confirm it’s what I’m looking for.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Huh?? None of this sounds the least bit familiar.

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