History Series / AmazingStories

5th Jul '16 7:52:01 PM Angeldeb82
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* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler: "Grandpa's Ghost"]].

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler: "Grandpa's Ghost"]].Ghost".]]



* MarketBasedTitle: Creator/TheBBC billed this as ''Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories,'' InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt (although Spielberg actually has "story by" credit on less than half the episodes, and only one - "Vanessa In The Garden" - is solely credited to him).
5th Jul '16 7:45:26 PM Angeldeb82
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* FollowTheLeader: [[http://www.cracked.com/article_22814_5-huge-movies-that-shamelessly-ripped-off-one-tv-show.html This article]] from Website/{{Cracked}} charges that five major films stole their plots from ''Amazing Stories'' episodes.[[labelnote:list]]''Film/TheGreenMile''="Life on Death Row", ''Film/LastActionHero''="Welcome to My Nightmare", ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''="Boo!", ''Film/{{Transcendence}}''="The Eternal Mind", ''Film/TheTrumanShow''="Secret Cinema".[[/labelnote]]
23rd Jun '16 11:35:30 PM vexer
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* SpinOff: ''Family Dog'', although picked up by CBS instead of NBC. The series was notably done without the input of Creator/BradBird, who intended the original episode to be a stand-alone outing and didn't feel the concept could support a series. (Given its TroubledProduction and the fact that CBS cancelled it after five of the ten produced episodes aired, he was right.)

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* SpinOff: ''Family Dog'', although picked up by CBS instead of NBC. The series was notably done without the input of Creator/BradBird, who intended the original episode to be a stand-alone outing and didn't feel the concept could support a series. (Given its TroubledProduction and the fact that CBS cancelled it after five of sat on the ten produced finished episodes aired, for years before burning them off over the course of five weeks during the summer of 1993, he was right.)probably right)
21st Mar '16 5:12:22 PM nombretomado
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* SadistTeacher: B.O. Beanes in "Go to the Head of the Class," played to perfection by ChristopherLloyd.

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* SadistTeacher: B.O. Beanes in "Go to the Head of the Class," played to perfection by ChristopherLloyd.Creator/ChristopherLloyd.
18th Mar '16 9:25:09 PM Hossmeister
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26th Feb '16 1:40:43 PM Cindylover1969
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* LaserGuidedKarma: What happens to Calvin in "Thanksgiving".

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* LaserGuidedKarma: What happens to Calvin in "Thanksgiving"."Thanksgiving" and Brad in "The Main Attraction."
19th Jan '16 4:23:32 PM CaptainCrawdad
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DeadPersonImpersonation]] : * [[spoiler: "Grandpa's Ghost".

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DeadPersonImpersonation]] : * DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler: "Grandpa's Ghost".Ghost"]].
19th Jan '16 4:22:55 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[spoiler: DeadPersonImpersonation]] : "Grandpa's Ghost".

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* [[spoiler: DeadPersonImpersonation]] : * [[spoiler: "Grandpa's Ghost".
28th Oct '15 5:34:38 PM MarkLungo
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''Amazing Stories'' is a 1980s TV series produced by Creator/StevenSpielberg for Creator/{{NBC}}. This GenreAnthology series is similar to ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', although with a distinctly larger proportion of happy endings. The show had very impressive visual effects for the time. Of course, given Spielberg's involvement, ''that's'' not surprising. It also had episodes directed by people who hardly ever do television (Creator/RobertZemeckis, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/MartinScorsese, etc).

The series lasted from September 1985 to April 1987 for a total of [[ShortRunner 45 episodes in two seasons]].

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''Amazing Stories'' is a 1980s TV series produced by Creator/StevenSpielberg for Creator/{{NBC}}. This GenreAnthology series is similar to ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', ''Franchise/TheTwilightZone'', although with a distinctly larger proportion of happy endings. The show had very impressive visual effects for the time. Of course, given Spielberg's involvement, ''that's'' not surprising. It also had episodes directed by people who hardly ever do television (Creator/RobertZemeckis, Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/MartinScorsese, etc).

The Despite all this, the series didn't do that well in the ratings. It lasted from September 1985 to April 1987 for a total of [[ShortRunner 45 episodes in two seasons]].
seasons]]. Still, a {{revival}} [[http://deadline.com/2015/10/amazing-stories-remake-bryan-fuller-nbc-universal-tv-1201592586/ was announced in 2015]].
11th Oct '15 7:28:03 PM TonyG
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Family Dog," an entirely animated episode directed by Creator/BradBird.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Family Dog," an entirely animated episode directed by Creator/BradBird. On top of being animated, it also has no overt fantasy elements.
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