Amazing Stories (1985–1987)

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 Family Dog / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Indian / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Arnold Skamp / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Marshall / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
Jonathan Luria ...
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 Bald Man / ... (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
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Wade Mayer ...
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 Old Woman (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
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Truly amazing, and sometimes odd, stories are narrated. Many famous actors and actresses made guest appearances.

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Solid Series With A Lot of Notable Names
25 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As my 175th review, I chose this as I was given the Season 1 set for Christmas & have been looking at this series for the first time. I remember the ads for it years ago, but never watched it because the NBC people moved the series around so much that I could never find out when it was on.

In the season 1 shows, the first 6 episodes were really solid. Then the next 6 tailed off. The third 6 got better again. I have not watched the last 6 yet. The DVD's do feature some deleted scenes though so far the deleted scenes i have looked at have not been anything major.

What this series did have was names & not just Spielberg's - consider Clint Eastwood directing an episode with Sondra Locke in it. Mark Hammil does an episode,Kevin Costner, Sid Ceasar, Milton Berle, & others.

The episodes range from cute - Aliens touring Hollywood to World War 2 Missions to depression era stuff to the Alamo. The good thing is Spielberg did not try to get corny & do a Rod Sterling type of introduction to each one. This gave him a little more time to develop plots than Sterling format. Actually the aliens, the Alamo & the VooDoo sitter are pretty good.

The bad news is that some of the plots are quite predictable. Given the overall quality of the DVD I have seen though, the DVDs are the way to watch these. I think too many commercials are put in on the Science Fiction channel & these shows make no sense when they are shortened at all. In fact, I would not be surprised that even when they ran on NBC they were shortened too which is why the series failed.

Even with predictable plots, The DVD sticks a lot into each episode so shortening these hurts them.


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