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Trivia: Amazing Stories

  • Edited for Syndication: Five "movies" consisting of Amazing Stories episodes edited together were released to local stations in the late '80s.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Brad Bird wrote and directed the animated episode/pilot "Family Dog".
    • And Tim Burton, not yet a famous director, did the character designs. He later was an executive producer on the spin-off series.
    • Seth Green is one of the kids in "The Sitter".
    • Charlie Sheen plays one of the soldiers in "No Day at the Beach".
    • Both Kevin Costner and Kiefer Sutherland appear in "The Mission".
    • An early role for Kyra Sedgwick in "Thanksgiving", co-starring with David Sutherland.
    • Patty Maloney appears in "Fine Tuning".
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Universal released the first season on DVD in 2006. The second season remains unreleased.
    • Both seasons are available on Netflix Streaming.
  • Playing Against Type: Both in front of and behind the camera with "Vanessa in the Garden," a period fantasy romance starring Harvey Keitel as a bereaved artist, the only episode to be actually written by Steven Spielberg, and directed by Clint Eastwood (his only dramatic television work as a director to date).