Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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Alamo Jobe 

During the Battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, 15-year-old messenger Jobe H. Farnum is about to be killed. He is transported forward in time to San Antonio in 1985. The 1980s prove to be too much for Jobe to handle.


(as Michael Moore)


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Episode complete credited cast:
William Boyett ...
Colonel William Travis
Harriet Wendse
Davy Crockett
John Lefferts - Storekeeper
Sam (as Benjie Gregory)
Dick Yarmy ...
VCR / Man #2
Pattie Pierce ...
Tour Guide
Charles Lucia ...
Dad (as Chip Lucia)


During the Battle of the Alamo, just before he's killed, historical Colonel Travis orders a dedicated fifteen-year-old volunteer, Alamo Jobe, to take an urgent message to general John Lefferts. However, there's no way out and Jobe is about to be killed. That's when he notices a pair of late 20th century tourists walking around like nothing's happening. Dumbfounded, he follows them end ends up in modern day Alamo museum. No one realizes that he's from the past and he doesn't understand what just happened to him. Not knowing what else to do, he tries to deliver the message anyway. After many misunderstandings and dangerous situations, he begins to somewhat realize that he's in the future, but all he wants is to complete his mission somehow and go back to his dying friends to accept his tragic destiny.

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20 October 1985 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jobe H. Farnum was born in 1821. See more »


The flintlock muskets - historically accurate for 1836 - don't have a fiery discharge from the pan, necessary to ignite the powder charge in the barrel, probably for filming-safety reasons. See more »


Features The Alamo (1960) See more »

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Pretty much a waste of time.
22 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

During the Battle of the Alamo, a teen from the battle inexplicably comes to the present day but that idiot doesn't seem to comprehend that he's not in his own time any more. For the entire show, Jobe blunders about modern day San Antonio....and that's about it!

There is almost nothing of value to "Alamo Jobe". The plot was recycled from "The Twilight Zone" ("A Hundred Years Over the Rim") but lacked the ironic twist and fine acting. Additionally, the show lacked any real reason for the time travel...none. A waste of time and an episode with little reason to exist. Shows like this explain why "Amazing Stories" only lasted two seasons.

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