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Amazing Stories

8/10
Release Date 1987-04-10
Runtime 23 minutes
Genres Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Crime
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Directors Steven Spielberg, James D. Bissell, Ron Cobb, Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall

A truly amazing, fantastical, science fiction, funny and odd, and sometimes scary, sad and endearing anthology series presented by Steven Spielberg with guest appearances by many famous actors, actresses, and directors.

1. The Wedding Ring

1986-09-22

A wax museum dresser takes a ring from a statue. The ring transforms his overworked wife into a femme fatale.

2. Miscalculation

1986-09-29

Nerdy collegiate Phil unsuccessfully tries every trick in the book to meet girls. Then he discovers a potion that makes gorgeous magazine pin-ups spring to life. Unfortunately, he can't guess the right ratio to use, so his experiments backfire in a freaky way.

3. Magic Saturday

1986-10-06

Marky adores hearing his grandfather tell wondrous tales of hitchhiking through the universe and playing baseball with him on Saturdays. So when old "Stormin' Norman" takes ill, the boy invokes a magic spell to let his grandpa play one last magical ball game.

4. Welcome to My Nightmare

1986-10-13

Horror films are Harry's life, but when the movie-obsessed teenager suddenly steps into a blood-curdling scene from Psycho (1960), he desperately seeks escape to the real world.

5. You Gotta Believe Me

1986-10-20

Convinced that his vivid nightmare of a Boeing 747 crashing into his house is a horrific premonition, Earl Sweet desperately tries to alter fate.

6. The Greibble

1986-11-03

A housewife has a very real nightmare. She encounters a large creature that has a taste for inanimate objects.

7. Life on Death Row

1986-11-10

An inmate is struck by lightning. He is given miraculous healing powers that spark a last-minute attempt to save him from the electric chair.

8. Go to the Head of the Class

1986-11-21

A teacher's bizarre discipline causes two students to seek revenge with a spell culled from a rock song played backwards. Unfortunately something goes wrong when they cast the spell. When they attempt another spell to fix the problem they accidently remove the head of their teacher.

9. Thanksgiving

1986-11-24

When a dry well yields treasures, a man cashes in, while his stepdaughter repays the kindness of the “hole people.”

10. The Pumpkin Competition

1986-12-01

An old spinster who is tired of losing a pumpkin competition recieves special advice from an agricultural professor.

11. What If...?

1986-12-08

Ignored by his self-absorbed, social-climbing parents, 5-year-old Jonah Kelley wanders his lonely, sterile house and then the outside world, searching for someone who will see him, while things and people disappear in his wake.

12. The Eternal Mind

1986-12-29

Applying experiments with chimps to himself, a dying scientist transfers his mind into a computer. But his unique survival after physical death brings unexpected heartaches.

13. Lane Change

1987-01-12

One stormy night on a deserted highway, a distraught wife driving toward an impending divorce glimpses her past through the windshield after picking up a mysterious woman who ran out of gas.

14. Blue Man Down

1987-01-19

Two police officers try to break up a supermarket robbery, but the younger officer is killed. A new female partner helps the other officer avenge his friends death. He later discovers that his new partner is the ghost of an officer who died 12 years earlier.

15. The 21-Inch Sun

1987-02-02

A sitcom scriptwriter, who's suffering from writer's block, discovers that his house plant has miraculously gained sentience and a funny bone after being left in front of a TV while old sitcoms were playing. The plant ghostwrites for him.

16. Family Dog

1987-02-16

The only animated episode of the show that's also a backdoor pilot. It has three segments: A family takes out their frustrations on their poor dog, watches their Christmas home movie, and sends the dog to guard dog school after a burglary.

17. Gershwin's Trunk

1987-03-13

A broadway lyricist seeks inspiration by contacting the spirit of Gershwin through a psychic.

18. Such Interesting Neighbors

1987-03-20

Rattlesnakes, howling coyotes, sudden earthquakes and time warps jar the Lewis family in their new home, and all the bizarre incidents seem linked to the Hellenbecks, their weird next-door neighbors.

19. Without Diana

1987-03-27

An elderly couple have never stopped believing that their daughter, who went missing in the woods 40 years ago, will somehow appear to them one last time before they die.

20. Moving Day

1987-04-03

When Alan Webster's parents tell him that they have to move, the 17-year-old student is understandably upset - but not nearly as much as when he learns their destination is the planet Alturus, 85 billion miles away.

21. Miss Stardust

1987-04-10

An extraterrestrial threatens to destroy the earth unless the "Miss Stardust" beauty-pageant promoter allows entrants from other planets.

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