Amazing Stories


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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From Wikipedia:

Amazing Stories is a fantasy, horror, and science fiction television anthology series created by Steven Spielberg. It originally ran on NBC in the United States from 1985 to 1987.

The series was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards and won five. The first season episode "The Amazing Falsworth" earned writer Mick Garris an Edgar Award for Best Episode in a TV Series. It was not a ratings hit (ranking 40th in Season 1 and 46th in Season 2), however, and the network did not renew it after the two-year contract expired. The 1987 science fiction movie *batteries not included was originally intended to be featured in Amazing Stories, but Steven Spielberg liked the idea so much that he decided to make it a theatrical release.

The series title licensed the name of Amazing Stories, the first dedicated science fiction magazine.

Highlights
Barbara Billingsley on guest-starring on the Amazing Stories episode "The Remote Control Man"
00:58
Richard Matheson on producer William Froug rejecting a Twilight Zone script (that later was an episode of Amazing Stories)
01:22
Laraine Newman on guest-starring on Amazing Stories
01:02
Gail Parent on writing Amazing Stories with her son
04:30
Who talked about this show

Barbara Billingsley

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Barbara Billingsley on guest-starring on the Amazing Stories episode "The Remote Control Man"
00:58

Joshua Brand

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Joshua Brand on developing and writing Amazing Stories for executive producer Steven Spielberg
10:05
Joshua Brand on being fired from Amazing Stories after one season, and what he contributed to the development of St. Elsewhere
08:30

Lesli Linka Glatter

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Lesli Linka Glatter on being tapped by Steven Spielberg to direct Amazing Stories, and on shadowing many directors on that show
01:18
Lesli Linka Glatter on directing the Amazing Stories episode "No Day at the Beach"
00:53
Lesli Linka Glatter on Steven Spielberg being her mentor on Amazing Stories, and on what she learned from him
02:03
Lesli Linka Glatter on working with Clint Eastwood on Amazing Stories
00:51
Lesli Linka Glatter on how she went about choosing work as a director, and on what she learned from working on Amazing Stories
02:25

Richard Matheson

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Richard Matheson on producer William Froug rejecting a Twilight Zone script (that later was an episode of Amazing Stories)
01:22
Richard Matheson on serving as an adviser to Amazing Stories and on the two episodes he wrote
01:53

Laraine Newman

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Laraine Newman on guest-starring on Amazing Stories
01:02

Gail Parent

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Gail Parent on writing Amazing Stories with her son
04:30

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