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Saturday, July 11th, 2020 1:33 PM

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Poll ideas

Monday the 13th is Patrick Stewart's 80th birthday and we don't have any polls specifically about him. Does anyone want to suggest something quick?

Maybe we can use this thread for other rough poll ideas or requests.

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3 years ago

Favorite Patrick Stewart Film

- A list of films with Patrick Stewart

Has this been done before?

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I don't think it has.

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Peter,

Well. I'm doing it. ^_^

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BONAFIDE BOSS ⭐️,

I've confirmed that we have not had a Patrick Stewart specific poll go live.

We've had a fair number of polls that include him. Fortunately, this is not a problem for your poll suggestion.
https://www.google.com/search?biw=1680&bih=887&sxsrf=ALeKk02MpVL-wfWAvCFFZXvafJVjZWt1Cw%3A15...


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3 years ago

Reminder: The Emmy nominations come out tomorrow (Tuesday) and polls about specific categories or other subjects will be welcome as usual.

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Peter,

Thanks for the reminder:
FAQ: Polls for 2020 Emmy Awards

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3 years ago

This coming Monday happens to be Martin Sheen's 80th birthday, and we don't have a poll about him. If anyone feels inspired...

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2 years ago

IMDb's 30th anniversary is coming up.

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Top 30 Movies from the Last 30 Years

 

Top 30 TV Shows from the Last 30 Years

 

It's been already done for "the last 25 years", so can I make these polls for "the last 30 years"? 

 

 

 

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BonaFide already made one (https://www.imdb.com/list/ls098885498/), but I guess you could make one about TV.

 

The fact that five years have gone by probably makes such polls viable.

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Okay then I'll do the one about TV, thanks.

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4 months ago

Poll ideas from TheOldJalapenoman:

 

Each Jurassic Park movie contains a child or teenager who is threatened by the dinosaurs.  Which of these child/teen characters was your favorite?
Ariana Richards as Lex in Jurassic Park (appeared briefly in The Lost World but was not menaced).
Joseph Mazzello as Tim in Jurassic Park (appeared briefly in The Lost World but was not menaced)
Vanessa Chester as Kelly Curtis in The Lost World, Jurassic Park (Played Jeff Goldblum's teen daughter)
Trevor Morgan as Eric Kirby in Jurassic Park III
Nick Robinson as Zach in Jurassic World
Ty Simpkins as Gray in Jurassic World
Isabella Sermon as Maisie Lockwood in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom AND in Jurassic World Dominion
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Most Successful Mission: Impossible (television series) actor

 

The 1966 Television Series Mission: Impossible ran for seven seasons. The show has spawned a rebooted series as well as a series of successful films (with a different cast).   Of the cast members who worked as members of the original series IMF team, which of the actors do you think had the best and most distinguished career? 

 

Steven Hill (season 1) as Dan Briggs

Barbara Bain (seasons 1 to 3) as Cinnamon Carter

Greg Morris (Full series run) as Barney Collier

Peter Lupus (full series run) as Willy Armitage

Peter Graves (seasons 2 to 7) as Jim Phelps

Martin Landau (seasons 1 to 3) as Rollin Hand

Leonard Nimoy (seasons 4 and 5) as Paris

Lesley Ann Warren (season 5) as Dana Lambert

Sam Elliot (season 5) as Doug Robert

Lynda Day George (seasons 5 and 7) as Lisa Casey

Barbera Anderson (season 7) as Mimi Davis

 

 

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Favorite Movie with a Lion/Mountain Lion as a Pet

 

Lions, and mountain lions, have occasionally been used as pets in films and television.  Which is your favorite movie/tv show where a lion is a family friend or pet?

 

Notes: All versions of the story of Elsa the Lioness, her siblings, and her offspring in movies and television shows are listed under the original title of Born Free (1966).  The television show Daktari was a follow-up to the film Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion and they are listed together.  The Lion King films and the Madagascar films are not listed as, even though both feature lions prominently, they are never pets of human beings.

 

Born Free (1966) (all versions and sequels)  Elsa the lioness, her sibilings, and her offspring

Clarence. the Cross-Eyed Lion (1965)  a lion, led to television series Daktari

Mia and the White Lion (2018) a white lion

Napoleon and Samantha (1972) a lion

Christian the Lion

Duma (2005)  a cheetah

The Wolf and the Lion (2021) A lion cub

Lena and Snowball (2021) a lion cub

Father of the Pride (2004) A family of lions

Sheena (1984)  a lion

Secondhand Lions (2003) a lion

Black Samson (1974) a lion

Zebra in the Kitchen (1965) a mountain lion

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Throwback Poll:  Disney used the similarly named Medfield College, Midvale College, and Merrivale College in ten films from the 60’s and 70’s.  Which one of these films was your favorite?

 

The Absent Minded Professor  (1961 at Medfield)

Son of Flubber  (1963 at Medfield)

Flubber  (1967 at Medfield)

Now You See Him, Now You Don’t  (1972 at Medfield)

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes  (1969 at Medfield)

The Strongest Man in the World  (1975 at Medfield)

The World’s Greatest Athlete (1973 at Merrivale)

The Shaggy D.A. (1976 at Medfield)

The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964 at Midvale)

The Monkey’s Uncle (1965 at Midvale)

Note:  A recent poll on movie schools omitted ALL of these.

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4 months ago

Thank you to Jessica for posting these thoughts and ideas here.

I was one of the original poll writers back in the old, old, old days (when there was only one poll per day, it appeared on the front page, and all polls got at least 10,000 votes).  My very first published poll from that time was about Peter O'Toole.

I was then around when they got rid of the poll completely and we created our own website to continue doing polls.

Then, they added the poll back and were doing about three or four polls per day.  During these times, I was one of the first writers to have over 100 polls posted and one of the first with over 100,000 votes.

Then, they took this forum off IMDb completely and changed the ways that polls were created.  I left about this time.

During that time, I was always the guy who was pushing old movies and old tv shows (the classics of both).

I am an old man and have suffered two major strokes and some smaller ones since then and am now an invalid.  I still vote on the polls every day, but no longer create polls.  I can read for about ten minutes and then develop a splitting headache.  I also am somewhat handicapped in my hands and cannot type well or for a long time.

Any idea that I may give out is free to the first person who can create the poll.  I am also a technophobe and always have been and would have trouble trying to create polls.

Have a great day!

P.S.  I don't need credit for anything as my ego died with most of my body!

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4 months ago

Face-Off: Patrick Stewart vs. Sean Connery - Who of Them Imbodied King Richard More Interesting?

I guess that wasn't done before.

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@Breumaster​ 

Oh sorry, I just saw it was two years ago. But anyway ...

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4 months ago

IDEAS THAT ARE FREE TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO CREATE THE POLL.  NO NEED TO GIVE ME CREDIT.

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What was your favorite HORROR TV series that aired prior to the year 2000?

 

Freddy’s Nightmares

Tales From the Darkside

The Twilight Zone

The Outer Limits

The Munsters

The Addams Family

Night Gallery

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Svengoolie

Elvira’s Movie Macabre

Goosebumps

Dark Shadows

The Kingdom

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Scooby Doo (in all forms)

Tales From the Crypt

Twin Peaks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Angel

The X Files

Vampira

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Which actor played your favorite POW character in the 1963 classic “The Great Escape?’

 

Steve McQueen as Hilts, The Cooler King

James Garner as Hedley, The Scrounger

Richard Attenborough as Bartlett, Big X

Charles Bronson as Danny, Tunnel King

James Donald as Ramsey, Senior British Officer

Donald Pleasence as Blythe, The Forger

James Coburn as Sedgewick, The Manufacturer

David McCallum as Ashley-Pitt, Dispersal

Gordon Jackson as McDonald, Intelligence

John Leyton as Willie, Tunnel King

Angus Lennie as Ives, The Mole

Nigel Stock as Cavendish, The Surveyor

Jud Taylor as Goff

Lawrence Montaigne as Haynes, Diversions

Robert Desmond as Griffith, Tailor

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4 months ago

ANOTHER IDEA THAT IS FREE FOR ANYONE TO MAKE THE POLL AND I DO NOT WANT OR NEED ANY CREDIT.

In the early 1970's, CBS changed network executives and programming directors. The new people in charge cancelled several highly rated series that did not appeal to their desired demographic, since called "the Rural Purge." This prompted Green Acres actor Pat Buttram ("Mr. Haney" on Green Acres) to make the observation: "It was the year CBS cancelled everything with a tree—including Lassie."

Which of these cancelled series "with a tree" was your favorite?

Please note that some of these series became independently syndicated and ran for many more years.

The Beverly Hillbillies  (Note that this was the number one rated show on tv when cancelled)

Petticoat Junction

Green Acres

Mayberry R.F.D.

Hee Haw

Lassie

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

The Virginian

Bonanza

Gunsmoke

Gomer Pyle, USMC

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4 months ago

Did anyone ever do a poll on the films of Andy Sidaris?  He made several low budget/jiggle/action films in the 70's and 80's.  If not, there is a poll idea for someone.

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4 months ago

How many years has it been since we've had a Stephen Frears poll?  I know it was poll #100 of the modern era, but he has directed other films since then that are not on that poll.

Do we really want to forget about Harbottle and his wonderful Frears poll?

THIS IS A FREE IDEA, LIKE ALL OF MY IDEAS, TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO MAKE A POLL.  THERE IS A TRADITION ON THIS ONE.  IT WAS THE LEAST VOTED ON POLL OF THE ORIGINAL POLL ERA.

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@TheOldJalapenoman​ ,

The hundredth poll Harbottle-64's The Stephen Frears Poll Redux went live more than nine years ago on 15-October-2013. Although there has not been any poll that is directly about Frears since that poll, we've had at least one poll that that mention him.

Greatest British Film Director

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@dan_dassow​ In the original poll days, we used to joke about the three polls that had the least number of votes.  Harbottle-64's Stephen Frears poll was the worst.  As I remember it, the other two involved Julian Sands and Deborah Kerr.  There was a lot of joking between the poll creators back then, and Frears (and the beauty and majesty of the original Frears poll) was a thing to remember!

I also note that the Betty White option seems to have disappeared among use among the current poll board.

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3 months ago

Please note that this is a poll idea that is free to use for anyone willing to take the time and make the poll.  I don't need any credit.  I am just an old man with limited computer skills with some time on his hands due to poor health.

Which Saturday morning cartoon that was later made into a live action motion picture was your favorite?  Titles of the original animated shows are listed.

 

Please not that even though such cartoons as Batman and Superman existed before the feature films did, they started out as comic books and then were movie serials before ever becoming cartoons.  They are not listed.  The Brady Bunch was a live action sitcom before becoming a cartoon series and then becoming a film; it is not listed.  There are multiple films based on some of these titles, but the original cartoon is only listed once.

 

Scooby Doo, Where are You? 

Josie and the Pussycats

Dudley Doo-Right

Underdog

George of the Jungle

Alvin and the Chipmunks

The Last Airbender

Ben 10

Bratz

The Fairly Odd Parents

Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

The Flintstones

Inspector Gadget

He Man and the Masters of the Universe

Mr. Magoo

Popeye

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle  

The Smurfs

Speed Racer

The Transformers

Woody Woodpecker

Yogi Bear

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Dora the Explorer

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3 months ago

Another free poll idea for any poll maker to use:

Who will Will Smith slap at the 2023 Academy Awards?

Chris Rock (again)

Big Bird

Jada Pinkett Smith

Kim Kardashian

Paris Hilton

Miley Cyrus

(you get the idea... just keep adding "celebrities" who either deserve to be slapped or and sweet and innocent and would never deserve a slap)

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@TheOldJalapenoman​ 

... or maybe he will authorize Rock to slap him back so they can call it quits. 

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@ElMaruecan82​ 

But they will have to construct a scandal about Rock's spouse and she has to be upset about Smith's jokes. Any other thing won't do. I really want to see that. I guess it would be close fun as watching a Mel Brooks' movie.

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@Breumaster​ I just think Will Smith always deserves to be slapped because of his huge ego and pompousness.

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3 months ago

Another free idea for anyone to create the poll (and you get the credit):

Albert Finney was nominated for five acting Oscars (4 for best actor, 1 for supporting actor).  For which of his roles do you think that he most deserved the Oscar?

Erin Brokovich (supporting) (2001) Actual winner was Benicio del Toro for Traffic

Under the Volcano (1985) Actual winner was F. Murray Abraham for Amadeus

The Dresser (1984) Actual winner was Robert Duvall for Tender Mercies

Murder on the Orient Express (1975) Actual winner was Art Carney for Harry and Tonto

Tom Jones (1964) Actual winner was Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field

Note:  My first ever published poll over ten years ago was in the original poll days and it was this same question on Peter O'Toole.  I published the same question again a few years later in the revived poll for Peter.  I also did a similar poll for Richard Burton.

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Another free idea for anyone to create the poll (and you get the credit);

Amy Adams has been nominated for six acting Oscars (1 for best actress and five in a supporting role).  For which of these nominations do you think that she most deserved the Oscar?  The actual winner is also listed to help you judge properly

Vice (2019 Supporting) Actual winner was:  Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk

American Hustle (2014) Actual winner was:  Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine

The Master (2013 Supporting) Actual winner was:  Anne Hathaway in Les Miserables

The Fighter (2011 Supporting) Actual winner was:  Melissa Leo in The Fighter

Doubt (2009 Supporting) Actual winner was:  Penelope Cruz in Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Junebug (2006 Supporting) Actual winner was:  Rachel Weisz in The Constant Gardener

Note:  My first ever published poll over ten years ago was in the original poll days and it was this same question on Peter O'Toole.  I published the same question again a few years later in the revived poll for Peter.  I also did a similar poll for Richard Burton.