Amazing Stories

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Amazing Stories

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Amazing Stories is an incredible collection of short tales from the creative mind of Steven Spielberg. Most episodes ran in a half-hour time slot, with only a few going longer than that. In spite of the brevity of the show, each episode packs in a well-developed story, along with some subtle commentaries on human nature and morality.
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  • Reminds me of Twilight Zone

    10
    Few ep (09-11)
  • A TIME TO REMEMBER?

    10
    I'm not sure if this particular episode is from The Amazing Stories Show.

    A young teenage boy and I think a Young Amish girl from a different time are able to communicate

    with each other by looking into a stream. The boy from the future and the girl from the past. They become friends and they communicate with each other every day both sitting at the exact same place but in a different time past and present. He tells her about the present about what the

    future is like to the young girl with flying machines and ships that sail across the ocean and more.

    They both carve their names on a tree. I do not no the title.moreless
  • Compared to todays standards - this show is still AMAZING!

    10
    Why don't they make shows like this anymore?

    These days (in my opinion) there is far too much rubbish on television. Those reality shows should be culled and replaced by an interesting science fiction / horror / fantasy anthology series like this one.



    I was just a kid (maybe 7 or so years old) when I first saw this show. I'm pretty sure that it originally aired in Australia a few years later for some reason because I remember watching it around 1990 (or maybe the repeats?). I can tell you that some of the episodes really used to freak me out - but I loved it anyway! Of course, being a show created by Steven Spielberg, it had to be good stuff. I think that is why my parents used to let me watch it - even though some of the episodes weren't really suitable for young kids to watch.



    The one episode that I really remember watching was "The Greibble". I was worried that some creepy creature would break into my house and eat everything - LOL! - Well, like I said, I was only about 7 years old at the time.moreless
  • Steven Speilberg's entry into the Pre-Fox network Sunday night TV wars sounded like a good idea at the time, but turned out have more misses than hits.

    4.0
    Reknowned movie director Steven Speilberg tried his hand at TV several times but, with the exception of a couple of children's cartoon series, his shows were always short lived.



    Amazing Stories tried to be a family friendly Twilight Zone and featured an entirely new story and cast every Sunday night during the "Family hour." The stories could be about anything but always ended in some fantastic way. However, unlike the twighlight zone, the mood was generally bright and tone of the programs was usually positive. The viewer was almost always left feeling upbeat. The problem with the show is that too many of the epsidoes simply did not work well. In some cases the first acts of the show created great drama and tension so when the viewer got to the campy, feel-good "fantasic" ending, it came across as ridiculous. Others were good ideas that could have worked in a 10 or 15 minute segment but got dragged out far longer than they should have.



    The show struggled through two seasons mostly based on the strength of Speilberg's name but in my opinion it never really found its voice. Overall, I think the show was good because it was different than almost anything else on TV at the time, but it never reached its potential. It would have been quickly killed in today's slick and smart Sunday night battles, hokey old-fashioned shows just don't last long these days.moreless
  • This is truely a classic show

    8.1
    I collect VHS tapes. Its just one of the things that I do. I was searching around in the local Goodwill and I found a tape of Amazing Stories, Family Dog, & Tales from the Darkside the movie. I was estatic. I couldnt be happier. This show Amazing Stories was amazing to put it shortly. My favorite episode has to be when the guy invented a goop that brings what ever is on magazine print to life. That was a great episode with a great twist. I remember watching these when I was a child. Some of them scared me and some of them just made me feel good. Good Job.moreless
  • THE SECOND SEASON OF CARNIVALE IS A FAVORITE THAT TOPS THIS WEEK FOR MOST, BUT WITH TONS OF FAMILY-FRIENDLY RELEASES OUT, WE'RE SURE EVERYONE WILL FIND A GOOD REASON TO GATHER AROUND THE TELEVISION. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, AMAZING STORIES, AND THE PRETENDER.

    July 18, 2006 DVD Releases

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