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Amazing Stories: Season 1
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Here are the first season episode titles in air date order, all of which will be on this box set:
1 Ghost Train
2 The Main Attraction
3 Alamo Jobe
4 Mummy, Daddy
5 The Mission
6 The Amazing Falsworth
7 Fine Tuning
8 Mr. Magic
9 Guilt Trip
10 Remote Control Man
11 Santa '85
12 Vanessa in the Garden
13 The Sitter
14 No Day at the Beach
15 One For the Road
16 Gather Ye Acorns
18 Dorothy and Ben
19 Mirror, Mirror
20 Secret Cinema
21 Hell Toupee
22 The Doll
23 One For the Books
24 Grandpa's Ghost
Season 1 is overall a clear winner. There were a few episodes I found quite boring but there were many more I absolutely loved. My personal ratings on the episodes of season 1 are:
1 Ghost Train 9/10~ Great series opener. It had Steven Spiellberg's magical touch throughout it.
2 The Main Attraction~ 8/10 Pretty clever episode.
3 Alamo Jobe 6/10 ~ ok episode. A bit boring
4 Mummy, Daddy 10/10 ~ This was the first masterpiece, IMHO. Great, hilarious episode!
5 The Mission 10/10 ~ if Mummy Daddy was the first comic masterpiece, The Mission was the frist dramatic masterpiece.
6 The Amazing Falsworth 8/10 ~ very good, suspenseful episode
7 Fine Tuning 7/10 ~ kinda cute and kooky, but not top notch
8 Mr. Magic 7/10 ~another pretty good episode but not top notch
9 Guilt Trip 5/10 ~not one of my favorites, I was quite bored with it.
10 Remote Control Man 5/10 ~another below average episode for me
11 Santa '85 8/10 ~considering there are too many Santa themed episodes on tv to count, this one was very enjoyable
12 Vanessa in the Garden 10/10 ~beautiful episode. Exquisite.
13 The Sitter 8/10 ~I found this episode quite funny.
14 No Day at the Beach 8/10 ~this is the second "War" themed episode (The Mission was the first), and although not as excellent as The Mission, it was still very good
15 One For the Road 5/10 another below average.
16 Gather Ye Acorns 3/10 I really didn't like this one at all. I suppose I'm being generous by giving it a 3.
17 Boo! 8/10 ~ Cute episode.Read more ›
Critics and historians argued the anthology format itself had fallen out of favor years earlier, and efforts to revive it (including two other 1985 offerings, the remakes of "The Twilight Zone" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" which immediately followed Amazing Stories on Sunday nights at 8:30p) ultimately failed. It probably didn't help that Amazing Stories was up against CBS's "Murder She Wrote" and ABC's then-hot new series "MacGyver" at the time.
While the segments from Amazing Stories were rarely "amazing" (though some, of course, were standout episodes), the series itself was an admirable mix of interesting storytelling. And though most of the stories were conceived (and a few directed) by Spielberg himself, the A-list of talent Spielberg amassed for the series (Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, etc.) were used accordingly. That includes legendary composer John Williams who provided the magnificent opening theme that perfectly emcompassed that sense of wonder and imagination associated with Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment.
Amazing Stories - The Complete 1st Season is a 4-disc (single-sided) set featuring all 24 episodes from the 1985-1986 season, Full-Frame (1.33:1) Video, English Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio, English and Spanish subtitles, plus extras. The set has a running time of 683 min.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fun shortly lived series with interesting and entertaining tales.Published 13 hours ago by J. J. Sargent
A great series from my childhood. I had forgotten about it for ages until it showed up here as a recommended item. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Southern Traveler
A classic Spielberg tv show funny and full of adventures. None stop laughter.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Got to love anything Steven Spielberg! This is a great little collectionPublished 2 months ago by B&J Bookman
I didn't realize that this was an import and wouldn't play on my USA player. I don't know why Amazon advertises imported products that won't play here. Read morePublished 3 months ago by William C.
Love these shows. They have an amazing vibe you just cant get from tv shows these days. Wish theyd put out season two.Published 5 months ago by JNY
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