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QUESTION: Dear Kerry,

Season's Greetings! I am looking for the name of a sci-fi movie series I saw on HBO (relayed from Pakistan). I am not sure, but I think I saw it approximately 4-5 years ago. When HBO shown that movie it was in two parts and the have shown it back to back.

The story line was based on human race not respecting the planet earth due to which one important element (or chemical) gets extinguished, which creates a lot of problems for people on earth much later.

The answer to this issue has been provided by someone in the movie in a space ship (I am not sure) and left clue via a sign. I liked it very much; however, I do not remember HBO showing this movie again.

Can you please give me a few names. I will check through the internet. I really want to watch it once again.

Lucky Sharma

ANSWER: Hi L Sharma

Can you tell me if this was a live action film. Did this film have any aliens in it or well known actors? Would you say the film was American or British etc?

I will begin searching for matches now.


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QUESTION: Dear Kerry,

Season's Greetings!

I do not remember much about the movie. All I remember is that the clue for the element was in form of a sign similar to Movie "Thor".

I am assuming it was an American film (I could be wrong), and could be made in last decade.

Hope this help; and I will look forward to hear from you on possible matched.

Lucky Sharma

Okay, thanks, I will rule out the obvious:

City of Ember

The Day the Earth Stood Still (remake)

The knowing





The idea of the " required element" to save earth trope sounds familiar.
Could it be a made for TV film?

I will do a bit of a search and see what I can find and get back to you.


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