Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
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Three high-school kids build an antenna that can catch signals from outer space. They learn that the aliens are big fans of 1950s American television and are coming to Hollywood to meet some of their favorite Earth stars.

Director:

Bob Balaban

Writers:

Steven Spielberg (developer), Joshua Brand (developer) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Labyorteaux ... Andy (as Matthew Laborteaux)
Gary Riley ... Jimmy
Jim Gatherum Jim Gatherum ... George (as Jimmy Gatherum)
Milton Berle ... Himself
Debbie Lee Carrington ... Alien (as Debbie Carrington)
Daniel Frishman ... Alien
Patty Maloney ... Alien
Kevin Thompson ... Alien
Vance Colvig Jr. Vance Colvig Jr. ... Vaudevillian #1 (as Vance Colvig)
Paul 'Mousie' Garner ... Vaudevillian #2 (as Mousie Gardner)
Don Davis Don Davis ... Vaudevillian #3
Happy Hall Happy Hall ... Vaudevillian #4
Jack Spoons Jack Spoons ... Vaudevillian #5
Whitey Roberts Whitey Roberts ... Vaudevillian #6
Angelo Rossitto ... Vaudevillian #7 (as Angelo Rossito)
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Storyline

Three junior-high pals build a TV super antenna that can even pull in outer-space channels. The aliens seem to be huge fans of 1950s American television, especially comedy, since they've made their own versions of classic TV shows and sitcoms from the era. The kids also catch an alien newscast about the aliens' plans to sand a team of their astronauts to land in Hollywood in 1985 and meet their favorite stars and maybe even take them back to their home planet. The kids decide to find the aliens and help them achieve this dream. Written by Anonymous

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Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

References Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Bonanza
(uncredited)
Written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
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Awful
22 December 2006 | by izhar18See all my reviews

This was probably one of the worst episodes of the entire series. 3 aliens, scrambled story, a predictable plot and nothing amazing whatsoever. Overall this is one of those episodes that stops "Amazing Stories" from being the next kin to the Twilight Zone. Thankfully there are episodes in season 1 and 2 that more than make up for this waste of time.

Don't write the entire series off tough, in my opinion the episodes get better as the series goes on. I think season 2 especially has some truly amazing stories. So if you can get your hands on the season 2 DVD it will be well worth the money!


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