Amazing Stories

Season 2 Episode 20

Moving Day

Aired Unknown Apr 03, 1987 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • A teenager learns that he and his parents are really space aliens, from an advanced civilization, scheduled to return home. The move means that he will have to leave behind everything he knows, including his girlfriend.

    Cutesy. The 'Amazing Stories' often reflected the upbeat, 'family friendly' fantasy perspective of Steven Spielberg. This episode is a fine example of this.

    A nerdy teenager learns that he must abandon everything he knows, including his girlfriend, and travel with his parents back to their real home; another planet. Thus fairly typical, 'all-American' situations (adolenscence angst and the pains of moving) are giving a creative science fiction bent to them. They are also giving a happy ending.

    Yup, it turns out that the girlfriend and her parents are also space aliens, from the same planet, returning home as well. Yes, some of the special effects have not aged too well, although I can recall being amazed when this episode originally aired. Yet, you are interested in the characters, you care about their challenges and are glad that things end on a happy note.

    At the time, I recall being a bit disappointed that we really do not get to see much of the advanced alien civilization.