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Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
Amazing Stories is a fantasy, horror, and science fiction television anthology series created by Steven Spielberg. It ran on NBC from 1985 to 1987.The series was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards and won five.

The thing about Amazing Stories for me is I watched them on Sunday nights and couldn't wait for that intro to start. Watching them now....they are like mini 80's movies.......and I vaguely remembered them. I was only 8 in 1985.

Season 1 is available on DVD. I choose some screen clips to entice you guys into watching some:

The Main Attraction:
Cool teen story.....the arrogant jock becomes attractive in ways he never dreamed possible....starring "Big John" from Can't Buy Me Love and the lead guy in Fast Forward.

Fine Tuning:
3 pals make an antenna that brings more then they bargained for....starring Matthew Laborteaux from Little House and Deadly Friend and Dave from Summer School
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Remote Control Man:
reality tv takes on new meaning........Starring Chunk!! and tons of 80's tv stars

stay tuned more to come..............
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
Chunk as punk.... im getting these!
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
Jay Lee! that makes me freaking excited....honestly though the shows are great....with so many stars of the time........I guess Season 2 has been released in other countries. But i'm currently watching them on Netflix.
Posted by JAY LEE (Member # 6345) on :
I remember watching fragments of it, back in the day! That pic with the aliens looks somewhat familiar. Im gonna look around for it.

[ 16. September 2010, 02:33: Message edited by: JAY LEE ]
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
Ok, thanks to Muffy and those screen clips,
i´m finally going to watch season 1 [Cool]
Posted by Secret Admirer (Member # 3574) on :
Yeah, I have only watched a few episodes, but it's because of Tepperman that I did. I somehow missed this show when it aired originally. I have them and plan to watch 'em, but just haven't taken the time yet.
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
more enticement..........

The Mission:
WWII mission quickly becomes life or death starring Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Costner,and Casey Siemaszko

Two ghosts are dying to get rid of the porn star and her husband that moved into their house.......starring The Cowboy from Innerspace and the beautiful Wendy Schaal from Where the Boys Are 84'

Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
i have never heard of this show. it's so cool, muffy, that you were able to post the screen shots and list the people by telling us what else they were in, that totally helped me and peaked my interest. [Smile]

i think my family would like to see this.

muffy - season 1 is on netflix to watch instantly! i know what i am doing this weekend. [Wink]
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Amazing Stories Trivia:

Steven Spielberg created and produced "Amazing Stories". He even wrote the scripts for episode #5, "The Mission" and episode #25, "The Wedding Ring".

The series title, "Amazing Stories" came from the name of the predominant sci-fi magazine of the 1940s and 1950s that Steven Spielberg read as a child!

Amazing Stories had some pretty good competition for an audience when it first came on the air. "MacGyver" was on ABC in the same time slot and "Murder She Wrote" was on CBS!

Amazing Stories was a critical success. It garnered 12 Emmy nominations and won five of them. It wasn't a success with audiences though. It was "pure" science fiction and didn't depend on special effects, killing, or horror. Many of the scripts were great but a large enough percentage of the audience wanted those other things mentioned so Amazing Stories only survived its initial two year contract.
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Season 1, Episode 1: Ghost Train

Original Air Date—29 September 1985

Opa Globe is convinced it is his destiny to board a train he inadvertently caused to crash 75 years ago, and tells his nine-year old grandson the old Highball Express will careen through their house.

Roberts Blossom ... Opa Globe
Scott Paulin ... Fenton
Gail Edwards ... Joleen
Lukas Haas ... Brian Globe
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Season 1, Episode 2: The Main Attraction

Original Air Date—6 October 1985

Athletic teenage hunk Brad Bender thinks he is too cool for nerdy classmate Shirley, who is crazy over him, until, to his horror, a meteor shower's power suddenly turns him into a human magnet.

John Scott Clough ... Brad Bender
Lisa Jane Persky ... Shirley
Richard Bull ... Mr. Hiller
Barbara Sharma ... Mrs. Bender
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Season 1, Episode 3: Alamo Jobe

Original Air Date—20 October 1985

A buckskin-clad teenager fighting fiercely in the battle at the Alamo suddenly faces intense fear and confusion as he stumbles through the smoke and carnage out the front gate and finds himself mystifyingly in 20th-century San Antonio.

Kelly Reno ... Alamo Jobe
William Boyett ... Colonel Travis
Lurene Tuttle ... Harriet Wendse
Richard Young ... Davy Crockett
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Season 1, Episode 4: Mummy Daddy

Original Air Date—27 October 1985

An actor (Tom Harrison) dressed as a mummy races from location-filming of a horror movie through a primeval Southern swamp to reach his wife, who is about to give birth. But the locals believe in the eerie legend of Ra Amin Ka, and when they encounter the panicked, bandaged performer, they are positive he is the real deal.

Tom Harrison ... Harold
Bronson Pinchot ... Director
Brion James ... Willie Joe
Tracey Walter ... Ezra
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Season 1, Episode 5: The Mission

Original Air Date—3 November 1985

A courageous young World War II gunner and aspiring cartoonist, trapped in the belly of a B-17 aircraft, has only his imagination as a force that might be able to save him.

Kevin Costner ... Captain
Casey Siemaszko ... Jonathan
Kiefer Sutherland ... Static
J.J. Cohen ... Jake
John Philbin ... Bullseye
Karen Kopins ... Liz
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Season 1, Episode 6: The Amazing Falsworth

Original Air Date—5 November 1985

A nightclub audience gasps at The Amazing Falsworth's psychic powers, but the shock is his alone when the blindfolded performer picks up the vibes of a serial killer in the room.

Gregory Hines ... Falsworth
Richard Masur ... Trent Tinker
Don Calfa ... Messenger
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Season 1, Episode 7: Fine Tuning

Original Air Date—10 November 1985

Three junior-high pals build an antenna that pulls in outer-space versions of 1950s TV shows, and receive something threatening as well: a newscast revealing alien plans to land in Hollywood.

Matthew Laborteaux ... Andy
Gary Riley ... Jimmy
Jim Gatherum ... George
Milton Berle ... Himself
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Season 1, Episode 8: Mr. Magic

Original Air Date—17 November 1985

Old-timer Lou Bundles, once a world-famous magician, is now fumbling every trick, and desperately purchases an amazing old deck of cards at a small magic shop in hopes of going out in a spectacular display of legerdemain.

Sid Caesar ... Lou Bundles
Leo Rossi ... Murray
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Season 1, Episode 9: Guilt Trip

Original Air Date—1 December 1985

Overworked and exhausted, the emotion Guilt in human personification takes a fateful cruise and falls in love with Love.

Dom DeLuise ... Guilt
Loni Anderson ... Love
Charles Durning ... Assistant to the Boss
Carol Arthur ... Mother
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Season 1, Episode 10: Remote Control Man

Original Air Date—8 December 1985

An unhappy and frustrated husband with a nagging wife and an incorrigible son, finally finds solace in his new TV set that "comes alive" with the use of a magic remote control.

Sydney Lassick ... Walter Poindexter
Nancy Parsons ... Grendel
Philip Bruns
Jeff Cohen ... Ralph
Kristian Alfonso
Dirk Benedict ... Face

I won't go on because everyone can look "Amazing Stories" up.. I just wanted to give everyone a quick look at the first 10 episodes.
Posted by Veronica Sawyer (Member # 2221) on :
I just figured out to stream Netflix through my Wii, so I will be checking these out soon!
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
good job, Veronica [Smile]

and thanks for starting the breakdown val-dude. are you going to watch it as well?
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Ronnie.. I just ordered Amazing Stories Season 1 for $7.99 plus $2.98 shipping.. that can't be right? But for that bargain .. I'll be receiving something in about a week.
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
nice bargain!

i usually check netflix to add things in my queue and it's always nice to find that i can watch it instantly, rather than buy it.. especially if i have never watched it before. i don't mind watching things on the computer because my husband has a samsung tv monitor connected to my laptop, sitting nicely on my desk. [Smile]
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
I so need to do what Veronica is doing.. I have a wii upstairs. I only have Directv OnDemand in my basement though and it is a limited supply of flicks at best.

How much is Netflix per month?
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
valley, it depends on which package you sign up can choose to have one to several movies out at one time. i believe the single movie package is around 9 dollars a month? not sure. but regardless, you get to enjoy the "instant watch" feature, and there are also a ton of tv shows (entire seasons) that they let you stream as well.

when i want to watch netflix in my room, i add the show or movie to my instant watch queue from the den and use our PS3 to watch, which is hooked up in the bedroom.
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Ronnie.. I have a PS3 in the basement.. thanks for the info... you have just convinced me to join! I'm still keeping my purchase of the "Amazing Stories" DVD since it was so cheap, but the future looks Netflix bright.
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
I only signed up for Netflix maybe a month ago....unfortunatly I don't have a Wii or PS3 to set it up on my tv.....but stuff plays really good quality on my computer. I only pay $13.99 for two dvd movies plus unlitmited instant watch. I'm loving it! and have watched so much stuff so queue is so full of movies I can't catch up and I just keep adding [Smile]

I can't wait to hear what you guys think of Amazing Stories..........yay!!
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
I just watched from Season 2

Welcome to My Nightmare:
A cute story about a boy obsessed with horror movies.
starring in small roles Steve Antin, Christina Applegate and Robin Lively It was awesome!

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Posted by Veronica Sawyer (Member # 2221) on :
I'm going to try and watch a bunch of these this weekend!

Valley, you are going to love the Instant Watch feature of Netflix. It's like a gigantic version of cable On Demand for a much, much cheaper price (I have the $8.99/month subscription). Make sure you request the instant streaming disc for the Wii on Netflix if you haven't already done that.
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
yes valley, i just asked D and he said that we have the disc for the PS3....thanks Veronica, i completely forgot about the disc part, but i didn't know there were different ones for different consoles. good to know! [Smile]
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
my tech question is? if you stream it through a game console do you have to have a Internet router? I have DSL?
Posted by Veronica Sawyer (Member # 2221) on :
Muffy, yes you will need to have a wireless router installed in your home. I bought one for like $30 at Target.
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
Anybody watch any? I'm dying here [Big Grin] I'm gonna try and finish up Season 2.....gotta admit a few of Season 2 are actually not as good....Moving Day with Stephen Jeffreys is a cool idea but sorta boring.
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
"Amazing Stories: Season 1" is in my possession.. I'll start watching tomorrow night. Wow.. it was original $49 and I got it for $11.97.

Also, received my Netflix instant watch disc today.. loving how easy it all was to setup. Thanks.. Muffy, Veronica, and Ronnie for the help.
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
yay valley!!! i'm literally dancing for you. doing the "Cece" dance like she does in Modern Girls. [Wink]

i started watching Amazing Stories. i got to episode #4..the mummy one. i loved the 2nd story, the one with the meteor and the magnet dude lol. he had some snazzy sneakers. [Big Grin] i know that style has definitely come back!
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
Are you loving them Ronnie? the 2nd one is one of my favs! i'm so excited........!
Posted by Veronica Sawyer (Member # 2221) on :
That's awesome Valley! There's so many movies and shows to choose're going to find yourself browsing through them all for hours.

I watched the 1st two episodes of season 1. Liked them both a lot...The second episode was hilarious! I loved the nerdy girl! She looked really familiar to me.
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
I loved 80's nerds! over stylized but oh so lovable and awesome :)That episode is so great!

Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
aaaaahhhh! haha that girl was so nutty! her shoes were cool though, wasn't she wearing white ruffle socks in this?
Posted by logan5 (Member # 1467) on :
I loved the nerdy girl! She looked really familiar to me.
Wasn't she in the car with Tim Robbins in 'The Sure Thing'?

[ 28. September 2010, 12:22: Message edited by: logan5 ]
Posted by Veronica Sawyer (Member # 2221) on :
I think you're right Logan!
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
Watched the first two episodes yesterday.
I was surprised that the episodes are so short,
only 25 mins each.

Anyway, Ghost Train was so-so sentimental Spielberg stuff.
Nothing special plotwise but nicely done.

The Main Attraction hit the jackpot!
Awesome episode, lots of laughs and a cool cast.
Pure 80s teen magic!

I´m going to check out more eps later.
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
I watched episodes 3 and 4 yesterday.

Alamo Jobe had an interesting time warp story and starred Kelly "The Black Stallion" Reno.
He only acted in three movies plus this Amazing Stories episode
and after you read his bio, you know the reason why.

Kelly Reno bio

Mummy Daddy was a very funny episode with a strong cast.
Tom Harrison was great as the Mummy, you really care what´s going to happen to him.
And you haven´t even seen the real guy under the mummy costume [Cool]

Supporting actors like Bronson Pinchot, Brion James and Tracey Walter always deliver.
Walter´s character had a cool trailer with movie posters on the wall.

to be continued...
Posted by Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
this is among the top on my "Must Have" list. In that I mean I Must Have every season. My friend was kind enough to buy me the 1st season for my BDay...but i'm definitely getting the rest.
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
I really glad you guys are enjoying them! [Smile]

I thought Alamo Jobe was just soso.

Mummy Daddy is great........can't wait for more feedback Atomik and Veronica!
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
Watched episode 5 "The Mission" yesterday.

It was a cool Spielberg penned war story with an all-star cast.
Starring Kevin Costner, Casey Siemaszko, Kiefer Sutherland and some other familiar faces.
The lovely Karen Kopins also has some screentime.

This was a longer (45 minutes) episode.
Poor little Casey is in trouble again [Cool]

Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
How the time flies...

Watched episodes 6-8 yesterday.

"The Amazing Falsworth" with Gregory Hines and Richard Masur.

A serial killer story, the two on screen murders must have been pretty shocking back in the day.
Decent acting, yammy Kiss Kiss -bar neon lights, "it´s all in the hands".

"Fine Tuning"

Great to see Matthew Laborteaux and Gary Riley.
The beginning was good but it turned out to be a very silly episode.
Stupid aliens [Cool]

"Mr. Magic"

Old magician who has lost his act gets one final chance to be hip and cool.
Nice little story starring Sid Caesar and Leo Rossi.
Posted by Faith No Motley (Member # 3598) on :
Still no word on a Season 2 DVD release?
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
Nope sucks huh? and it isn't on Netflix instant watch anymore either [Frown]
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
Episodes 9 & 10

"Guilt Trip"

Guilt takes a vacation, meets Love and they fall in love.
Directed by Burt Reynolds and starring funny guys Dom DeLuise and Charles Durning and lovely Loni Anderson.
Nice little idea but wasn´t that special after all.

"Remote Control Man"

Now this was a crazy story.
Directed by Bob "Porky´s" Clark and Starring Sydney Lassick, Nancy Parsons, Jeff Cohen, Dirk Benedict, Gary Coleman
and other 80s tv-stars. Even KITT crashes in! Surprisingly wicked stuff!
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
I love that you are still watching and reporting back Atomik! I love these mini movies so much......seeing Jeff Cohen as a punk kid in that one was hilarious!
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
I feel bad.. I got it cheap and just haven't watched enough. Thanks for the reminder!
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
Thanks Muffy, i´ll try to watch them more often.

No need to feel bad Valley, i´m very slow too [Smile]
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
Episodes 11 & 12.

"Santa ´85" was a fun little christmas story.
Douglas Seale was a great Santa and Pat Hingle as a town sheriff never fails.
This was directed by Phil "Three O'Clock High" Joanou.

"Vanessa in the Garden" looked like a period drama.
It had an interesting cast (Keitel, Locke & Bridges) and was directed by Clint Eastwood
but i felt a little disappointed.

So, the x-mas tale won this pair.
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
Episodes 13 & 14 yesterday.

"The Sitter" was a fun babysitter story.
Young Seth Green with a Madonna t-shirt and Suzanne Snyder!
Love it!

"No Day at the Beach"
This was a touching little war story filmed in b/w.
It featured a cool cast including
Charlie Sheen, Philip McKeon, Ralph Seymour, Tom Hodges...
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
I totally want to cheat and skip ahead to watch "The Sitter" now!
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
I can make a screen shot of the t-shirt? lol

Edit: I totally just watched "The Sitter" again...I had too......I can't stress how much I love Amazing Stories. It's crazy to me how a little tv show can put me right back to Sunday night in the 80's....laying on the floor watching them [Smile]

[ 04. August 2011, 19:29: Message edited by: Muffy Tepperman ]
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Muffy.. I know you were totally crushing on Brad Bender!

So cool to see Bill Allen in that episode..

I'm getting ready to watch one of my favs "Mummy Daddy"!
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
Valley I was like huh??? who's Brad Bender?? lol I suck at character names.....notice I called him "the guy that was in Fast Forward".... ha!
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Sorry Muffs.. I should have said you were drawn like Shirley to Brad Bender's magnetic personality.

Ok.. I'm finally in a groove watching "Amazing Stories" .. not quite what I remember them to be.. but totally digging them again. Plus, getting to see some of our fav 80's actors in different roles is a blast .. and of course.. the fact that the setting of the 'now' is 1985 makes it fun too.
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
yay Valley! report back like Atomik has been.....I love hearing you guy's opinions [Smile]
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Watched episode 5 "The Mission" yesterday.

It was a cool Spielberg penned war story with an all-star cast.
Starring Kevin Costner, Casey Siemaszko, Kiefer Sutherland and some other familiar faces.
The lovely Karen Kopins also has some screentime.

This was a longer (45 minutes) episode.
Poor little Casey is in trouble again [Cool]


This is the episode that I remembered the most from watching "Amazing Stories" .. while this episode has a 'Cool World' twist .. it is still brilliant with a stellar cast! The movie "Memphis Belle" captures the same feel and you wonder if the director watched this episode as a mood reference.
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
Episodes 15-18

"One for the Road"

"In 1934, a couple of South Bronx barflies try to kill drunk Mike Malloy for his insurance money
and find they're tangling with much more than they bargained for."

A decent story what greed does to a man.
Starring James Cromwell, Geoffrey Lewis, Joe Pantoliano, Al Ruscio and Douglas Seale.
Left me a bit thirsty though [Wink]

"Gather Ye Acorns"

Starring Mark Hamill and David Rappaport.
Interesting story and you´ll like it more if you are a collector like me.
It was nice to see Forest Whitaker in a supporting role.


This was a fun episode starring Robert Picardo, Wendy Schaal, Bruce Davison and Andrea Marcovicci.
Just saw Marcovicci also in "The Hand".
Co-starring Eddie Bracken and Evelyn Keyes as "the ghosts"

Picardo, very funny and sleazy and like Muffy said earlier, Schaal was beautiful.
I would love to get all her Sheena flicks, loved the posters [Smile]

"Dorothy and Ben"

This was pure over sentimental Spielberg and i wasn´t in the mood.
Starring Joe Seneca, Lane Smith, Joe Regalbuto, Kathleen Lloyd and Natalie Gregory.
If you enjoy watching hospital miracle recoveries this might be for you.
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
Episodes 19-20

Two very good short stories!

"Mirror, mirror"

Very good, chilling episode directed by Martin Scorsese.
Sam Waterston is great as a rich horror novelist.
His life turns to nightmare when a phantom which only he can see in the mirror, starts to haunt him.
Scary stuff!
Damn, Helen Shaver looks good in this one [Smile]

"Secret Cinema"

This was a very funny episode written and directed by Paul Bartel.
It´s like The Truman Show 0.1.
Penny Peyser looks stunning in the leading role
and it was awesome to see Griffin Dunne too.
The other stars are Paul Bartel himself and Mary Woronov.
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
Muffy, can you make a screenshot of Penny with the cool & crazy hair?
Please please [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :

Ask and you shall receive! [Smile]

of course for you buddy........Awesome episode....I love Griffin Dunne!
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
Ooooh, i love it!! Thank you [Smile]

I wish there´d be more 80s flicks starring Penny Peyser. She was great.
I loved her girl next door look, that crazy look and the bit**y look she had in the end.
What a lost talent...
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
Originally posted by Muffy Tepperman:

Ask and you shall receive! [Smile]

of course for you buddy........Awesome episode....I love Griffin Dunne!

is it a sin to find this hair sexy??? hmmm according to pet shop boys...maybe...its a sin! At school they taught me how to be, in thought, in word and deed.
Posted by Dexter Motley Morgan (Member # 3598) on :
Great show I keep hoping for Season 2 to get a DVD release though.
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
"Hell Toupee"

A very silly episode directed by Irvin Kershner.
Starring Tony Kienitz and Cindy Morgan.
This was average stuff, Morgan looked great though.

"The Doll"

This was a nice and heartwarming little story directed by Phil Joanou.
John Lithgow was great and the doll looked so real i thought it must start to talk soon [Smile]

Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
Watched the last two first season episodes yesterday.

"One for the Books"

A fun episode starring Leo "Sean and Chris´ father" Penn and Joyce Van Patten
and featuring a flying saucer cameo [Cool]

"Grandpa's Ghost"

The season ends with a sentimental story written and directed by Timothy Hutton.
It was nice to see Andrew McCarthy but this wasn´t that great after all.
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
They released 8 Amazing Stories compilation VHS tapes back in the day here in Finland.
The tapes had both 1st and 2nd season episodes.

I happen to have some of the cover sheets and here they are:

Amazing Stories (Go to the Head of the Class, The Mission, Mummy Daddy)


Amazing Stories II (Ghost Train, The Amazing Falsworth, The Wedding Ring)


Amazing Stories III (The Greibble, Moving Day, Miscalculation)


Amazing Stories V (The Doll, Life on Death Row, Thanksgiving)


Amazing Stories VI (Mirror, Mirror..., Blue Man Down, Mr. Magic)


[ 17. February 2012, 02:24: Message edited by: aTomiK ]
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
I finally finished "Muffy's Amazing Stories" recently .. wait that wasn't the title on the dvd box.. oops different Muffy Stories. [Big Grin]


aTomiK mentioned it above, but my favorite segment was "Mirror, mirror" with an amazingly young looking Sam Waterson. It is creepy cool and just so good! Also, though you never see his face, I always thought it was neat that Tim Robbins played the phantom.

aTomiK described it very well: "Very good, chilling episode directed by Martin Scorsese"


Of course, "The Mission" was also excellent with an outstanding cast!


And I can't explain it totally, but "The Main Attraction" is just so wacky and charming! Maybe it is the fact that Bill Allen in all his 'RADness' is in it. [Cool]

[ 17. December 2011, 07:22: Message edited by: Valley ]
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
I remember enjoying Amazing Stories when it ran on Sunday nights back in the mid-late '80's. I don't remember seeing every episode, but I saw many of them. Some of my favorites included:

-The episode set during WW II when the plane's landing gear wouldn't work - so, the plane's gunner (stuck in the gun turret underneath the plane) drew cartoon landing gear that became real...very cool.

-The episode starring Mark Hammill (Luke Skywalker from Star Wars) as an old man who collects antiques/junk.
Posted by JCU (Member # 2851) on :
The series was a disappointment not because of the quality but thanks to such a short lived run. If I could ask Spielberg one question it would be asking why it didn't go on longer. The 80's for me can be best described with two series: Amazing Stories and Highway To heaven.
Posted by Pittsburghgirl (Member # 7514) on :
This post makes me miss Muffy and so many others posting here.
I never saw this show. Will keep an eye out for VHS.
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
Amazing Stories S1-S2 are on DVD. I've seen S1, but not S2 - yet.

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