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October 16th, 2008


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02:42 pm - Question for the flist (early-80's scifi show)
Okay, so one of my roommates and I were talking about scifi TV, and she mentioned that she's been trying to identify a show that she watched in the early 80's--one of the very first shows that the Nickelodeon cable channel ran.

She thinks it may have been an imported British or Canadian show. (NOT The Tomorrow People, because she used to watch that too and knows what it is.)

I'm hoping that someone may be able to help us figure out what show this was.

Brief description:
Two main characters, young brother and sister (twins?) who discover that they have special powers. Each character has (or later gets) a colored stone that helps him or her focus and use their power. Apparently, there are aliens involved somehow--a network of tunnels below the town is where these aliens hang out, and sometimes the characters end up running around down in the tunnels fighting the aliens.

Any thoughts? Even a possible would be good--we can look it up and see whether it matches her memories.

ETA: Thank you, jd3000! Roomie says that "Under the Mountain" is indeed what she was looking for, and she's very happy to find that it was just released on DVD. :-)
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From:brianrubin
Date:October 16th, 2008 10:03 pm (UTC)
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I dunno why The Tomorrow People comes to mind, but that's surely not it. This does ring a bell, though. I'll think on it...
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From:izhilzha
Date:October 16th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
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I wanted to get the Tomorrow People thing out of the way--young people with powers, y'know.

Let me know if you come up with anything!
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From:brianrubin
Date:October 16th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
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None of the shows here fit the bill. Wah. I'll keep looking.
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From:feliciakw
Date:October 16th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
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I know nothing of Nickelodeon, but was the show live action or a cartoon?


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From:jd3000
Date:October 16th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
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It looks like Under the Mountain, which was part of an anthology series on Nick called The Third Eye.


-JD

Edited at 2008-10-16 10:49 pm (UTC)
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From:ladybrick
Date:October 16th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
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Wow, I want to see it just based on those episode titles.
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From:izhilzha
Date:October 16th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
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That sounds like it might be it! I'll pass these links on to my roommate and see what she says!
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From:eldritchhobbit
Date:October 17th, 2008 10:38 am (UTC)
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This has me stumped. I'd love to know what it is if you find out! Good luck.

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