Amazing Stories: Season 1, Episode 2

The Main Attraction (6 Oct. 1985)

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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 ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
John Scott Clough ...
Brad Bender
Mr. Hiller
Barbara Sharma ...
Mrs. Bender
Thomas Napier ...
Wylie (as Tom Napier)
Cliff Ratte
Scientist #1
Joan Foley ...
Scientist #3
Scientist #2
Billy Johnson
Isabelle Walker ...
Michael Cramer ...
Kid (as Michael Joshua Cramer)
Megan Wyss ...
Girl #1 / Blonde
Piper Cochrane ...
Darcy Cook / Girl #2


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. Written by

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Pretty dumb
17 January 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I remembered "Amazing Stories" rather fondly when I decided to try re-watching the series recently. Imagine my surprise, however, when I saw "The Main Attraction", as it turned out to be a terribly written and amazingly stupid program! I know this sounds very harsh, but after seeing this one, I think it deserves it. The bottom line is that the the characters were more caricatures--very, very broad stereotypes that seemed completely unreal and even annoying. The main character is a stuck-up jock but he's not just A stuck-up jock--he's 1000 times more obnoxious and the fellow students even bigger suck-ups than you'd find one a bad 80s sit-com! It was all so bad that my daughter kept begging me to turn of the TV!

The story ends up being all about meteorites and magnetism--which is odd as many fundamental precepts about these were pretty much ignored by the writers. After all, if the jock is attracting metals very, very strongly as is the super-nerdy girl, shouldn't they then repel each other?! Plus, a HUGE rock comes hurtling out of space and lands in a guy's bedroom and he's physically unharmed!! The bottom line is that at least this episode is god-awful and dumb pretty much from start to finish.

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