Amazing Stories

[Steven Spielberg]
                copyright 1987, 1993 Michael L. Brown
               copyright 1995, 1996, 1999 Loren Heisey

      This story guide has been compiled from information  obtained
  from  TV  Guide  and  the  actual  air  tape.  It has been pulled
  together to give you a reference guide to all of the stories that
  have  aired  on  NBC.   It  does  not  contain any information on
  stories that have not aired, ie, possible script ideas, etc.  The
  exception is on the notes page.
      The following pages contain the title,  air  date  and  time,
  edited length, cast and crew credits.  The crew credits only con-
  tain the major personnel.
      Guide originally by Michael L. Brown  (Mr Video Productions).
  Synopses  and  U.S.  availability  of  the episodes were added by
  Loren Heisey.  The most recent version of this guide can be found
  at http://www.innermind.com/myguides/
      This document can be freely copied and distributed,  as  long
  as no fee is collected for anything other than shipping and copy-
  ing.

                  Guide revision: September 3, 1999

                  Contents
                      Chronological Episode Listing
                      Alphabetical Episode Listing
                      Crew Credits
                      Cast and Story Credits
                      U.S. and Europe Episode Availability
                      Miscellaneous Notes

  Amazing Stories is a ® (R) of Amblin Entertainment


  Chronological

  First Season

   1 - Ghost Train                    9/29/85    7:00    24:37
   2 - The Main Attraction           10/06/85    7:00    24:38
   3 - Alamo Jobe                    10/20/85    7:00    24:36
   4 - Mummy Daddy                   10/27/85    7:00    24:34
   5 - The Mission                   11/03/85    7:00    46:01
   6 - The Amazing Falsworth         11/05/85    8:00    24:36
   7 - Fine Tuning                   11/10/85    7:00    24:37
   8 - Mr. Magic                     11/17/85    7:00    24:37
   9 - Guilt Trip                    12/01/85    7:00    24:32
  10 - Remote Control Man            12/08/85    7:00    24:39
  11 - Santa '85                     12/15/85    7:00    24:36
  12 - Vanessa In The Garden         12/29/85    7:00    24:30
  13 - The Sitter                     1/05/86    7:00    24:36
  14 - No Day At The Beach            1/12/86    7:00    24:25
  15 - One For The Road               1/19/86    7:00    24:37
  16 - Gather Ye Acorns               2/02/86    7:30    24:38
  17 - Boo!                           2/16/86    7:00    24:37
  18 - Dorothy And Ben                3/02/86    7:30    24:38
  19 - Mirror, Mirror                 3/09/86    7:00    24:20
  20 - Secret Cinema                  4/06/86    7:00    24:37
  21 - Hell Toupee                    4/13/86    7:00    24:37
  22 - The Doll                       5/04/86    7:00    24:36
  23 - One For The Books              5/11/86    7:00    24:33
  24 - Grandpa's Ghost                5/25/86    7:00    24:25

  Second Season

  25 - The Wedding Ring               9/22/86    7:30    23:40
  26 - Miscalculation                 9/29/86    7:30    22:32
  27 - Magic Saturday                10/06/86    7:30    23:34
  28 - Welcome To My Nightmare       10/13/86    7:30    22:31
  29 - You Gotta Believe Me          10/20/86    7:30    23:32
  30 - The Greibble                  11/03/86    7:30    23:39
  31 - Life On Death Row             11/10/86    7:30    23:32
  32 - Go To The Head Of The Class   11/21/86    7:00    46:07
  33 - Thanksgiving                  11/24/86    7:30    23:35
  34 - The Pumpkin Competition       12/01/86    7:30    23:07
  35 - What If...?                   12/08/86    7:30    22:25
  36 - The Eternal Mind              12/29/86    7:30    23:50
  37 - Lane Change                    1/12/87    7:30    23:23
  38 - Blue Man Down                  1/19/87    7:30    23:35
  39 - The 21-Inch Sun                2/02/87    7:30    23:18
  40 - Family Dog                     2/16/87    7:30    23:35
  41 - Gershwin's Trunk               3/13/87    7:00    23:38
  42 - Such Interesting Neighbors     3/20/87    7:30    23:27
  43 - Without Diana                  3/27/87    7:30    22:37
  44 - Moving Day                     4/03/87    7:30    23:35
  45 - Miss Stardust                  4/10/87    7:30    23:52


  Alphabetical

  39 - 21-Inch Sun, The               2/02/87    7:30    23:18
   3 - Alamo Jobe                    10/20/85    7:00    24:36
   6 - Amazing Falsworth, The        11/05/85    8:00    24:36
  38 - Blue Man Down                  1/19/87    7:30    23:35
  17 - Boo!                           2/16/86    7:00    24:37
  22 - Doll, The                      5/04/86    7:00    24:36
  18 - Dorothy And Ben                3/02/86    7:30    24:38
  36 - Eternal Mind, The             12/29/86    7:30    23:50
  40 - Family Dog                     2/16/87    7:30    23:35
   7 - Fine Tuning                   11/10/85    7:00    24:37
  16 - Gather Ye Acorns               2/02/86    7:30    24:38
  41 - Gershwin's Trunk               3/13/87    7:00    23:38
   1 - Ghost Train                    9/29/85    7:00    24:37
  32 - Go To The Head Of The Class   11/21/86    7:00    46:07
  24 - Grandpa's Ghost                5/25/86    7:00    24:25
  30 - Greibble, The                 11/03/86    7:30    23:39
   9 - Guilt Trip                    12/01/85    7:00    24:32
  21 - Hell Toupee                    4/13/86    7:00    24:37
  37 - Lane Change                    1/12/87    7:30    23:23
  31 - Life On Death Row             11/10/86    7:30    23:32
  27 - Magic Saturday                10/06/86    7:30    23:34
   2 - Main Attraction, The          10/06/85    7:00    24:38
  19 - Mirror, Mirror                 3/09/86    7:00    24:20
  26 - Miscalculation                 9/29/86    7:30    22:32
  45 - Miss Stardust                  4/10/87    7:30    23:52
   5 - Mission, The                  11/03/85    7:00    46:01
  44 - Moving Day                     4/03/87    7:30    23:35
   8 - Mr. Magic                     11/17/85    7:00    24:37
   4 - Mummy Daddy                   10/27/85    7:00    24:34
  14 - No Day At The Beach            1/12/86    7:00    24:25
  23 - One For The Books              5/11/86    7:00    24:33
  15 - One For The Road               1/19/86    7:00    24:37
  34 - Pumpkin Competition, The      12/01/86    7:30    23:07
  10 - Remote Control Man            12/08/85    7:00    24:39
  11 - Santa '85                     12/15/85    7:00    24:36
  20 - Secret Cinema                  4/06/86    7:00    24:37
  13 - Sitter, The                    1/05/86    7:00    24:36
  42 - Such Interesting Neighbors     3/20/87    7:30    23:27
  33 - Thanksgiving                  11/24/86    7:30    23:35
  12 - Vanessa In The Garden         12/29/85    7:00    24:30
  25 - Wedding Ring, The              9/22/86    7:30    23:40
  28 - Welcome To My Nightmare       10/13/86    7:30    22:31
  35 - What If...?                   12/08/86    7:30    22:25
  43 - Without Diana                  3/27/87    7:30    22:37
  29 - You Gotta Believe Me          10/20/86    7:30    23:32


                               Credits

  Supervising Producers: (1-21, 24)  Production Executives:
      Joshua Brand                       Kathleen Kennedy
      John Falsey                        Frank Marshall

  Developed by: (1-24)               Producer:
      Steven Spielberg                   David E. Vogel
      Joshua Brand
           &
      John Falsey

  Executive Producer:                Story Editor:
      Steven Spielberg                   Mick Garris (1-21, 24)
                                         Peter Z Orton (22-23, 25-45)

  Producer:                          Theme:
      David E. Vogel                     John Williams

  Associate Producers:
      Steve Starkey (1-17, 19-39, 41-45)
      Skip Lusk (1-3, 6-10, 15, 18-20)
      Stephen Semel (3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16-18, 21-39 41-45)
      Cleve Reinhard (40)
      Cheryl Bloch (42, 44)

  Fireside Story-teller:
      Ray Walston


                           Cast and Story

   1. Ghost Train
      A grandfather has grave misgivings about the new country home
  his  son  has  built  for the family: it's on the site of a train
  accident that occurred 75 years before.
      Starring
            Robert Blossoms              Old Pa
            Scott Paulin                 Fenton
            Gail Edwards                 Joleen
            Luke Haas                    Brian Globe
      Co-starring
            Renny Roker                  Dr. Steele
      With
            Hugh Gillin                  Conductor
            Sandy Ward                   Engineer
      Teleplay by
            Frank Deese
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Steven Spielberg

   2. The Main Attraction
      A self-worshiping high school all-star sports jock thinks  he
  has  election  as  king of the prom with his pick of the queen in
  the bag. However a meteor shower throws a monkey  wrench  in  his
  plans.
      Starring
            John Scott Glough
            Lisa Jane Persky
      Co-starring
            Richard Bull                 Mr. Hiller
            Barbara Sharma               Mrs. Bender
            Tom Napier                   Wylie
            Bill Allen                   Cliff Ratte
            Nicholas Mele                Scientist #1
            Joan Foley                   Scientist #2
            Brad Bird                    Scientist #3
            Dominick Brascia             Billy Johnson (Fat Kid)
      With
            Isabelle Walker              Francine
            Eric Briskotter              Stan
            Michael Joshua Cramer        Kid
            Megan Wyss                   Girl #1 Blonde
            Piper Cochrane               Darcy Cook Girl #2
            Larry Spinak                 Geek
      Teleplay by
            Brad Bird
                &
            Mick Garris
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Matthew Robbins

   3. Alamo Jobe
      Alamo Jobe fighting alongside Colonel Travis, Jim Bowie,  and
  Davy  Crockett  for the glory of Texas - and the entertainment of
  tourists.
      Starring
            Kelly Reno                   Alamo Jobe
      Co-starring
            William Boyett               Colonel Travis
            Lurene Tuttle
            Richard Young                Davy Crockett
      With
            Robert V. Barron             Curator
            Michael Cavanaugh            Storekeeper
            Benjie Gregory               Sam
            Dick Yarmy                   VCR/Man #2
            Pattie Pierce                Tour Guide
            Chip Lucia                   Dad
            Jon Van Ness                 Jim Bowie
      Teleplay by
            Joshua Brand
            John Falsey
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Michael Moore

   4. Mummy Daddy
      An actor who's playing a mummy in a horror film comes  unrav-
  eled  after  learning  that  his wife has gone into labor, and he
  rushes to be with her - without removing his costume.
      Starring
            Tom Harrison                 Harold
            Bronson Pinchot              Director
            Brion James                  Willie Joe
            Tracey Walter                Ezra
            Larry Hankin                 Jubal
      Co-starring
            Lucy Lee Flippen             Librarian
            William Frankfather          Mayor
            Arnold Johnson               Town Sage
            Michael Zand                 Ra Amin Ka
      With
            Len Lesser                   Old Grave Robber
            Billy Beck                   Old Blind Man
            Brian Bradley                Actor
            Joann Willette               Ruta Mae
            Pamela Seamon                Assistant Director
            Eldon Ratliff                Freckle-faced Boy
            Dalton Cathey                Doctor
            Oliver Dear                  Young Grave Robber
            Susan Dear                   Harold's Wife
            Bill Martin                  Guard
      Teleplay by
            Earl Pomerantz
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            William Dear

   5. The Mission
      Luck may be running out for the crew of a World War II bomber
  with  crippled  landing  gear  and its tail gunner trapped in his
  compartment.
      Starring
            Kevin Costner                Captain
            Casey Siemaszko              Jonathan
            Kiefer Sutherland            Static
      Co-starring
            Jeffrey Jay Cohen            Jake
            John Philbin                 Bullseye
            Gary Mauro                   Sam
            Glen Mauro                   Save
      With
            Terry Beaver                 Officer
            David Grant Hayward          Mechanic #1
            Peter Jason                  Commander
            Karen Kopins                 Liz
            Anthony La Paglia            Mechanic #2
            Gary Riley                   Tail Gunner
            Ken Stovitz                  Lamar
            Nelson Welch                 Father McKay
      Teleplay by
            Menno Meyjes
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Steven Spielberg

   6. The Amazing Falsworth
      A magician has mind-reading powers that conjure up visions of
  murder.
      Special guest star
            Gregory Hines                Falsworth
      Guest star
            Richard Masur                Trent Tinker
      Co-starring
            Don Calfa                    Messenger
      With
            Suzanne Bateman              Gail
            Robert Lesser                Young Man
            Joseph G. Medalis            Jimmy
            Sally Stark                  Older Woman
            Nori Morgan                  Showgirl
      Teleplay by
            Mick Garris
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Peter Hyams

   7. Fine Tuning
      Extraterrestrial video transmissions picked up on a  science-
  project  receiver  have  a  familiar air about them: the aliens -
  some of whom are headed for Earth - are imitating characters from
  the golden age of television.
      Starring
            Matthew Laborteaux           Andy
            Gary Riley                   Jimmy
            Jimmy Gatherum               George
      Special guest apperance
            Milton Berle                 Himself
      With
            Debbie Carrington            Alien
            Daniel Frishman              Alien
            Patty Maloney                Alien
            Kevin Thompson               Alien (Ricky)
            Vance Colvig                 Vaudevillian #1
            Moasie Gardner               Vaudevillian #2
            Don Davis                    Vaudevillian #3
            Happy Hall                   Vaudevillian #4
            Jack Spoons                  Vaudevillian #5
            Whitey Roberts               Vaudevillian #6
            Angelo Rossito               Vaudevillian #7
            Tom Amundsen                 Tour Guide
            Charlie Cirillo              Tourist
            Bryan Gordon                 Father
            Starr Hester                 Waitress
            Peter Kwong                  Weatherman
            Titus Napoleon               Used Car Salesman
      Teleplay by
            Earl Pomerantz
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Bob Balaban

   8. Mr. Magic
      A fading illusionist who gets to  linger  in  the  spotlight,
  thanks to a deck of old cards, just when it seems time for him to
  pack it in.
      Starring
            Sid Caesar
            Leo Rossi                    Murray
      Co-starring
            Larry Gelman                 Harry
            Julius Harris                Joe
            Tim Herbert                  Jack
            Eda Reiss Merin              Dora
      With
            Larry Cedar                  Danny
            Nick Lewin                   Young Magician
            Hugh Warden                  Johnny
      Writer
            Joshua Brand
            John Falsey
      Directed by
            Donald Peterie

   9. Guilt Trip
      Suffering from overwork, Guilt takes a  vacation  cruise  and
  falls in love with Love.
      Starring
            Dom DeLuise                  Guilt
            Loni Anderson                Cupid
            Charles Durning
      Also starring
            Carol Arthur                 Mother
            Gordon Jump                  Father
            Abbe Lane                    Enchantress
            Charles Nelson Reilly        Father McClintley
      Co-starring
            Rick Ducommun                Larry
            Fritz Feld                   Maitre D
            John Fiedler                 Man On Boat
            Nancy Nelson                 Female Newscaster
            Beverly Sanders              Susan
      With
            John DiAquino                Large Man
            Ben Kronen                   Bald Man
            Jeanne Jensen                Sweet Woman
            C. J. Hunt                   Robert The Waiter
            Louis Silvers                Waiter #2
            Michael R. DeLuise           Boyfriend
            Kristi Blackburn             Daughter
      Writer
            Gail Parent
            Kevin Parent
      Directed by
            Burt Reynolds

  10. Remote Control Man
      Henpecked Walter Poindexter finds solace in a unique TV  that
  features especially lifelike images.
      Starring
            Sydney Lassick               Walter Poindexter
            Nancy Parsons                Grendel
      Co-starring
            Philip Bruns
            Jeff B. Cohen
            David Stone
            Shaun Weatherly
      Special cameo appearances (alphabetical)
            Kristian Alfonso
            Lyle Alzado
            Dirk Benedict
            Barbara Billingsley
            Gary Coleman
            Leann Hanley
            Jim Lange
            Ed McMahon
            Lawanda Page
            Richard Simmons
            Jake Steinfeld
      With
            Charlie Dell                 Salesman
            Sid Haig                     Thug
            Steve Liebman                Underling #1
            Jocko Marcellino             Thug #1
            Rod McCary                   M.C.
            Eve Smith                    Old Woman
            Bill Wiley                   Underling #2
      Teleplay by
            Douglas Lloyd McIntosh
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Bob Clark

  11. Santa '85
      A little boy comes to the aid of Santa who's in  the  slammer
  for breaking and entering, and helps restore the Christmas spirit
  in a skeptical sheriff.
      Starring
            Douglas Seale                Santa
            Pat Hingle                   Sheriff Horace Smyvie
            Gabriel Damon                Boy
            Marvin J. McIntyre
            Francis Bay                  Mrs. Santa Claus
      Co-starring
            Stephen Lee                  Dad
            Joan Welles                  Mom
      With
            Dick Balduzzi                Drunk Santa #1
            Gerry Gibson                 Drunk Santa #2
            William McDonald             Drunk Santa #3
      Teleplay by
            Joshua Brand
            John Falsey
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Phil Joanou
      This story was re-run on 12/22/86 as ``Santa '85/'86''.
  Because of network difficulties, it was 1:20 shorter than the
  original airing.

  12. Vanessa In The Garden
      An artist on the brink of major success is devastated by  the
  death  of  his  wife, his artistic inspiration - until he finds a
  way for her to live on in his work.
      Starring
            Harvey Keitel                Artist
            Sondra Locke                 Artist's Wife
            Beau Bridges                 Teddy
      Co-starring
            Margaret Howell              Eve
            Thomas Randall Oglesby       Dr. Northrup
            Jamie Rose                   Mrs. Northrup
      With
            Milton Murrill               Waiter
      Writer
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Clint Eastwood

  13. The Sitter
      Two overactive boys get the best of every baby sitter in town
  -  until they meet Jennifer Mowbray who employs voodoo to restore
  domestic tranquility.
      Starring
            Mabel King                   Jennifer Mowbray
            Seth Green                   Lance
            Joshua Rudoy                 Dennis
            Wendy Phillips
      Co-starring
            Fran Ryan                    Mrs. Abbott
      With
            Suzanne Snyder               Patti
            Michael Horse                Indian
      Teleplay by
            Mick Garris
      Story by
            Joshua Brand
            John Falsey
      Directed by
            Joan Darling

  14. No Day At The Beach
      Unsuccessful in his attempts to be one of the guys, GI Arnold
  Skamp  tries  to  be a hero during an amphibious assault in World
  War II Italy.
      Starring
            Charlie Sheen                Casey
            Larry Spinak                 Arnold Skamp
            Ralph Seymour                Ira
            Philip McKeon                Stick
            Leo Geter                    Evergreen
            Tom Hodges                   Tiny
      Co-starring
            Ray ``Boom Boom'' Mancini    Irish
            Luca Josef Bercovici         Granville
      With
            Jed Mills                    Sergeant
            Keth Joe Dick                Sergeant
      Teleplay by
            Mick Garris
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Leslie Linka Glatter

  15. One For The Road
      A band of Depression-era bar  regulars  trick  fellow  patron
  Mike Malloy into signing an insurance policy, in hopes that he'll
  soon drink himself to death and they'll collect the money.
      Starring
            James Cromwell               Francis
            Geoffrey Lewis               Dan
            Joe Pantoliano               Joe
            Al Ruscio                    Tony Maroni
            Douglas Seale                Mike Malloy
      Special appearance by
            Royal Dano                   Salvation Army Officer
      With
            Mark Tymchyshyn              O'Farrow
            Mike Finneran                Customer
            Matt Amott                   News Kid
      Writer
            James D. Bissell
      Directed by
            Thomas Carter

  16. Gather Ye Acorns
      An 18-year-old dreamer who  collects  rare  comic  books  and
  autographed  pictures  takes the advice of a tree troll to follow
  his heart to wealth and happiness.
      Starring
            Mark Hamill                  Jonathan
            David Rappaport              Troll
            Louis de Banzie              Alma
            Mary Jo Deschanel
      Special appearance by
            Royal Dano                   Elmer
      Co-starring
            David Friedman               Jonathan Age 12
            Joanna Merlin                Mariel/Wealthy Lady
            Frank Schuller               Treadwell
            William Dear                 David
      With
            Forest Whitaker              Jerry
            John Carlyle                 Auctioneer
            Conrad Dunn                  Gas Station Attendant
            Kelly Henson                 Sister
            Brian Parker Smith           Brother
      Teleplay by
            Stu Krieger
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Norman Reynolds

  17. Boo!
      Death couldn't evict a couple  from  the  house  they  built:
  they've  been  ghosts  in the attic for 30 years, and now they're
  dying to get rid of the porno star and her husband  who've  moved
  in.
      Starring
            Eddie Bracken                Ghost/Husband
            Evelyn Keyes                 Ghost/Wife
            Bruce Davison                Richard
            Andrea Marcovicci            Barbara
            Robert Picardo               Porno Movie Maker
            Wendy Schaal                 Porno's Wife
      With
            Taliesin Jaffe               Scott
            Heidi Zeigler                Deena
      Written by
            Lowell Ganz
            Babaloo Mandell
      Directed by
            Joe Dante

  18. Dorothy And Ben
      Two coma patients - a 7-year-old girl and an old man - form a
  bizarre but touching friendship.
      The hospital doctors attending Ben  Dumfy  naturally  suspect
  faulty  equipment  when  brain-wave monitors suddenly show normal
  patterns. After all, Ben has been in a coma for decades. But  the
  instruments  aren't lying, and Ben awakens to learn he's missed a
  radio episode of "Fibber McGee and Molly" - by 40 years.
      Even odder is a disembodied voice Ben  hears,  a  voice  that
  leads  him  into  the private room of young Dorothy, who has been
  unconscious for two weeks following  a  bicycle  accident.  Ben's
  intrusion  alarms Dorothy's watchful parents - until they realize
  that Ben can apparently communicate with Dorothy.
      Starring
            Joe Seneca                   Ben Dumfy
            Lane Smith                   Dr. Caruso
            Louis Giambalvo              Dr. Templeton
            Kathleen Lloyd               Samantha
            Joe Regalbuto                Merle
            Natalie Gregory              Dorothy
      With
            Rick Andosca                 Dr. Haller
            Alice H. Sachs               Dr. Fredricks
            Judith Durand                Dr. #1
            Lynn Kuratomi                Nurse #2
            Kay Bess                     Nurse #1
      Teleplay by
            Michael de Guzman
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Thomas Carter

  19. Mirror, Mirror
      A best-selling horror novelist is terrorized by a hooded fig-
  ure  in his bathroom mirror after he tells a TV audience that his
  literary creations don't bother him in the least.
      Starring
            Sam Waterston                Novelist
            Helen Shaver                 Karen
      Special guest appearance
            Dick Cavett                  Himself
      Co-starring
            Tim Robbins                  Jordanis Phantom
      With
            Dana Gladstone               Producer
            Valorie Grear                Jail Attendant
            Michael C. Gwynne            Jail Attendant
            Peter Lacangelo              Limo Driver
            Jonathan Luria               Camerman
            Harry E. Northup             Security Guard
            Glenn Scarpelli              Jeffrey Gelb
            Jack Thibeau                 Tough Guy
      Teleplay by
            Joseph Minion
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Martin Scorsese

  20. Secret Cinema
      A young woman who comes to suspect that her life is  secretly
  being filmed - as a slapstick serial.
      Starring
            Eve Arden                    Jane's Mother
            Paul Bartel                  Dr. Shreck
            Griffin Dunne                Dick
            Penny Peyser                 Jane
            Mary Woronov                 Nurse
      Co-starring
            Richard Paul                 Mr. Krupp
            Barry Dennen                 News Dealer
      With
            Justin Darby                 Boy
            Alix Elias                   Lady Customer
            Gary Goodrow                 Doorman
      Written by
            Paul Bartell
      Directed by
            Paul Bartell

  21. Hell Toupee
      A new hairpiece hides a previously peaceful  man's  baldness,
  but uncovers an urge to murder the first lawyer he sees.
      Starring
            Tony Kienitz                 Harry
            Cindy Morgan                 Beth
            Stanley Brock                Mitchell
      Co-starring
            Gary Allen                   Mr. Simon
            James Avery                  Chief Hanson
            Mitch Kreindel               Floyd King
            Ken Olfson                   Clifford Monroe
      With
            E. Hampton Beagle            Murray Bernstein
            Fredric Cook                 Officer Schmidt
            Cal Gibson                   Guard
            Jonathan Luria               Officer Montgomery
            Thomas F. Maguire            Guard
            John McCook                  M.C.
            Robert Tessier               Woodsman
            Jack Wells                   Mr. Zahl
      Written by
            Gail Parent
                &
            Kevin Parent
      Directed by
            Irvin Kershner

  22. The Doll
      A lonely bachelor finds the handmade doll he bought  for  his
  niece holds a mysterious fascination for him.
      Starring
            John Lithgow                 John Walters
            Annie Helm                   Mary Dickenson
            Sharon Spelman
            John Christopher Jones
            Rainbow Phoenix              Doris
                And
            Albert Hague                 as Mr. Liebemacher
      Written by
            Richard Matheson
      Directed by
            Phil Joanou
      Emmy Award
            John Lithgow: 1985/86 Guest performance in a dramatic
  series

  23. One For The Books
      The case of an elderly custodian who begins to pick  up  more
  than  refuse  in  the classrooms he cleans - he becomes fluent in
  French, and knowledgeable about many scholarly subjects.
      Starring
            Leo Penn                     Fred
            Joyce Von Patten             Eva
                And
            Nicolas Pryor                as Dr. Fetlock
      With
            John Alvin                   Professor Rand
            Gary Berghev                 Professor Gilbert
            Rodney Kageyama              Dr. Barth
            Ben Kronen                   Professor Smith
            Pamela Seamon                Ms. Harris
            Jack Slater                  Mr. Wilson
      Teleplay by
            Richard Matheson
      Directed by
            Lesli Linka Glatter

  24. Grandpa's Ghost
      A man tries to reconcile his grandmother to the death of  his
  grandpa  -  except  the old man keeps appearing when the grandson
  isn't around.
      Starring
            Andrew McCarthy              Edwin
            Herta Ware                   Helen
            Ian Wolfe                    Charlie
      Teleplay by
            Michael de Guzman
      Based On A Short Story by
            Timothy Hutton
      Directed by
            Timothy Hutton

  25. The Wedding Ring
      The wedding ring taken by a wax-museum dresser from a  statue
  transforms  his  overworked  wife into a femme fatale, not unlike
  the ring's previous owner - who killed her three husbands.
      Starring
            Rhea Perlman
            Danny DeVito
            Louis Giambalvo              Haggerty
            Bernadette Birkett           Tine
            David Byrd
            Tracey Walter                as Blaze
      With
            Jacqueline Cassel            Woman
            Fred Scialla                 Loner
      Teleplay by
            Stu Krieger
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Danny DeVito

  26. Miscalculation
      A young man who's never enjoyed success with girls  discovers
  a way to bring magazine pinups to life.
      Starring
            Jon Cryer
            Joann Willette
            Jeffrey Jay Cohen
      Co-starring
            Lana Clarkson                Ms. Allure
            Galyn Gorg                   Ms. Eyeful
            Catherine Gilmour            Ms. Awesome
            Elisabeth de Turenne         Ms. Laura
            Rebecca Schaeffer            Miss Crowningshield
            Wynonna Smith                Cashier
            Penelope Sudrow              Mousy Girl
      With
            Harry Woolf                  Dr. Blitz
            Al Lampkin                   Cop #1
            Alden Millikan               Cop #2
      Teleplay by
            Michael McDowell
      Directed by
            Tom Holland

  27. Magic Saturday
      An Ancient Chinese spell enables  a  10-year-old  to  give  a
  magic  Saturday  to his ailing grandfather, a teller of fantastic
  tales and fancier of Saturday baseball games with his grandson.
      Starring
            M. Emmet Walsh               Grandpa
            Taliesin Jaffe               Mark
            David Crowley
            Caren Kaye                   Dorothy
      Co-starring
            Jeff B. Cohen                Eddie
      With
            David Arnott                 Umpire
            David Donnelly               Boy #2
            Jeff Kinder                  Boy #1
      Written by
            Richard Christian Matheson
      Directed by
            Robert Markowitz

  28. Welcome To My Nightmare
      A teen-age horror-film buff's fantasies about the  girl  next
  door land him in a terrifying scene from the movie "Psycho".
      Starring
            David Hollander              Harry
            Steve Antin                  Bud
            Sharon Spelman               Mom
            Robyn Lively                 Kate
            Christina Applegate          Holly
            Parker Jacobs
      With
            Robert L. Gibson             Dad
            Sharon Powers                Attendant
            Cheryl McWilliams            Kate's Mom
      Written by
            Todd Holland
      Directed by
            Todd Holland

  29. You Gotta Believe Me
      A man with a desperate message after waking from a  nightmare
  about a jetliner crashing into his house rushes to the airport to
  avert disaster.
      Starring
            Charles Durning              Earl
            Mary Betten                  Nancy
            Ebbe Roe Smith
            Wil Shriner
            John Roselius
      Co-starring
            Jennie Sadler                Female Airline Rep #1
            Lance Nichols                Guard #2
            Richard Burns                Controller #1
            Gregory Wagrowski            Man #1 (Salesman)
      With
            Joel Lawrence                Pilot
            Eve Smith                    Old Woman
            Tim Russ                     Security Guard #1
            Wade Mayer                   Male Airline Rep #2
            Rosemarie Castellano         Fashionable Woman
            Erinn Canavan                Child
            Cassandra Gava               Red Bag Lady
      Teleplay by
            Stu Krieger
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Kevin Reynolds

  30. The Greibble
      A fastidiously  clean  housewife  encounters  a  nightmare  -
  except she rarely dreams and then not in color - in the form of a
  large, garishly colored furry creature with a taste for inanimate
  objects.
      Starring
            Hayley Mills
      Co-starring
            Dick Miller                  Fred
            Justin Mooney                Bobby
      With
            Don McLeod                   Greibble
            Frank Welker                 Greibble Voice
            Jim Jansen                   Man in Commercial
      Teleplay by
            Mick Garris
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Joe Dante
      The Greibble Designed and Created by
            Rob Bottin

  31. Life On Death Row
      An inmate attempting to escape from death  row  is  stuck  by
  lightning,  which  gives him miraculous healing powers and sparks
  an eleventh-hour effort to save him from the electric chair.
      Starring
            Patrick Swayze               Eric David Peterson
            James T. Callahan
            Kevin Hagen
                and
            Hector Elizondo              Meadows
      Co-starring
            Nicholas Love                Bradshaw
            Hawthorne James              Fowler
            Arnold Johnson               Johnny
            Paul Eiding                  Doctor
      With
            Jed Mills                    Marshall
            George Jenesky               Warden's Guard
            John Hamelin                 Priest
            Alan Fine                    Inmate
            Roberto Contreras            Trustee
            T.J. Worzalla                Casey
      Teleplay by
            Rockne S. O'Bannon
      Story by
            Mick Garris
      Directed by
            Mick Garris

  32. Go To The Head Of The Class
      An overbearing teacher's bizarre discipline  draws  two  stu-
  dents  to  seek  revenge by means of a spell gleaned from a rock-
  and-roll record played backward.
      Starring
            Christopher Lloyd            Professor B.O. Beanes
            Scott Coffey                 Peter Brand
            Mary Stuart Masterson        Cynthia Simpson
      Co-starring
            Tom Breznahan                Cusimano
            Billy Beck                   Caretaker
      Teleplay by
            Mick Garris & Tom McLoughlin
              and
            Bob Gale
      Story by
            Mick Garris
      Directed by
            Robert Zemeckis
      Headless Special Effects Created by
            Stan Winston
      Headless Special Effects
            John Rosengrant
            Tom Woodruff
            Richard Landon
            David Nelson
            Steve James
            Shane Mahan
      Recorded in DOLBY Surround Sound  (A Network TV First)

  33. Thanksgiving
      When their dry well yields a gold coin and a note written  in
  hieroglyphics, a man and his teen-age stepdaughter have contrast-
  ing reactions: he rushes off to cash in on the  wealth,  and  she
  reciprocates the beneficence of the "hole people&.
      Starring
            David Carradine              Calvin
            Kyra Sedgwick                Dora Johnson
      Teleplay by
            Pierre R. Debs
                 &
            Robert C. Fox
      Directed by
            Todd Holland

  34. The Pumpkin Competition
      Determined not to lose the pumpkin competition for  the  23rd
  straight  year,  a  miserly woman haggles with a botanist for his
  secret, which produces more than just a colossal pumpkin.
      Starring
            Polly Holliday               Elma
            June Lockart                 Mildrid
            J.A. Preston                 Prof. Bertram Carver
      Co-starring
            Ritch Brinkley               Mayor Chestor A. Barnsworth
            Britt Leach                  Ernie
            Ann Walker                   Ma
            Joshua Rudoy                 Billy
      Written by
            Peter Z Orton
      Directed by
            Norman Reynolds

  35. What If...?
      A young boy wonders what if his parents  didn't  return  from
  one of the many social gatherings they attend.
      Starring
            Jake Hart                    Jonah Kelly
            Clare Kirkconnell            Pamela Kelly
            Tom McConnell                Raymond Kelly
            Ric Cane                     Crosswalk Man
            Susan Swift                  Marsha
            Sherry Landrum               Woman in Station Wagon
            Dennis Haskins               Man in Station Wagon
      Co-starring
            Ann Bell                     Pregnant Woman
      With
            Michael Horse                Male Friend
            Diane Lewis                  Female Friend
            Laurel Green                 Woman
      Written by
            Anne Speilberg
      Directed by
            Joan Darling
      Program playing on TV (audio only)
            Amazing Stories  ``The Sitter''

  36. The Eternal Mind
      A dying scientist discovers a way to merge a human being with
  a computer and offers to be the first human test subject.
      Starring
            Jeffrey Jones                John Baldwin
            Katherine Borowitz           Katherine Baldwin
      Co-starring
            Gregory Wagrowski            Ben Oltman
            Robert Axelrod               Frank
      With
            Paul Tauger                  Technician #1
            Aaron Seville                Technician #2
      Written by
            Julie R. Moskowitz
                 &
            Gary Stevens
      Directed by
            Michael Riva

  37. Lane Change
      Traveling a deserted highway, a woman facing a  divorce  sees
  her  past through the windshield after she picks up a woman who's
  run out of gas.
      Starring
            Kathy Baker                  Charlene ``Charlie'' Benton
            Priscilla Pointer            Older Charlie
      With
            Cletus Young                 Father
            Misty Forrest                Little Girl
      Written by
            Ali Marie Matheson
      Directed by
            Ken Kwapis

  38. Blue Man Down
      A cop who blames himself for his partner's death gets a boost
  of confidence from a mysterious new partner.
      Starring
            Max Gail                     Duncan Moore
            Kate McNeil                  Patty O'Neil
            Chris Nash                   DeSoto
      Co-starring
            Sal Viscuso                  Captain Redmond
            Eddie Zammit                 Maurici
            Michael Villella             Dr. Levin
            Frank Doubleday              Beckloff
      With
            Tad Horino                   Market Owner
            Jay Ingram                   Lieutenant
            Mark Erickson                Atwood
            Charlie Hawke                Herrington
            Lynn Kuratomi                TV Reporter #1
            Richard Epcar                TV Reporter #2
            Robert Benedick              TV Reporter #3
            Robert Louis Cameron         Cop #1
            Debby Lynn Ross              Hostage
      Teleplay by
            Jacob Epstein
                 &
            Daniel Lindley
      Story by
            Steven Spielberg
      Directed by
            Paul Michael Glaser

  39. The 21-Inch Sun
      An aspiring sitcom writer facing an impossible  deadline  has
  good  reason  to  love Lucy, his spider plant: it absorbs TV rays
  and types a script that makes his career blossom.
      Starring
            Robert Townsend              Billy Burliss
            Michael Lerner
            Craig Richard Nelson         Dick Castel
            Roberrt Starr
      Co-starring
            Bridget Sienna               Woman Actor
            Alan Solomon                 Actor
            Richard Chudnow              Castel's Assistant
            Jeremy Iacone                Italian Man
            Alec Murdock                 2nd Man
            Caroline Parton              Woman
      With
            Charlene Nelson              Production Assistant
            Jim Nelson                   2nd Assistant
            Jean Pflieger                Personal Secretary
            Lisa London                  Secretary #1
      Written by
            Bruce Kirschbaum
      Directed by
            Nick Castle

  40. Family Dog
      An animated episode from the point of view of the family  dog
  offers a canine perspective of life in suburbia.
      With the Voices of
            Stan Freberg                 Skip Binford
            Annie Potts                  Mrs. Binford
            Mercedes McCambridge
            Scott Menville
            Brooke Ashley
            Brad Bird
            Marshall Efron
            Stanley Ralph Ross
            Jack Angel
      Written by
            Brad Bird
      Directed by
            Brad Bird
      Animation Produced by
            Brad Bird
               and
            Alexander V. King
      Animation Designed by
            Tim Burton

  41. Gershwin's Trunk
      Following a split with his partner, a Broadway lyricist seeks
  inspiration  for  his  new musical in Gershwin's trunk after con-
  tacting the spirit of the composer through a psychic.
      Starring
            Bob Balaban                  Jo-Jo Gillespie
            Lainie Kazan                 Sister Teresa
            John McCook                  Jerry Lane
            Dana Gladstone               George Gershwin
            Hurd Hatfiled                Logan Webb
            Paul Bartel                  Detective Watts
      Co-starring
            Irene Olga Lopez             Carmen
            Danny Ponce                  Pepi
            Pamela Galloway              Trish Charlton
      With
            Barbara Turvett              Girl #1
            Alan Bardsley                Boy #1
            Pattie Brooks                Girl #2
            Christopher Blande           Boy #2
      No credit
            Carrie Fisher                Laurie McNamara
      Written by
            John Meyer
                &
            Paul Bartel
      Directed by
            Paul Bartel

  42. Such Interesting Neighbors
      The Lewises think the Hellenbecks are interesting neighbors -
  and that they may be causing some puzzling "repeats in time".
      Starring
            Frederick Coffin             Al Lewise
            Marcia Strassman             Nel Lewise
            Ian Fried                    Randy Lewise
            Victoria Catlin              Ann Hellenbeck
                &
            Adam Ant                     as Ted Hellenbeck
      With
            Ryan McWhorter               Brad Hellenbeck
      Teleplay by
            Mick Garris
                and
            Tom McLoughlin
      Based Upon The Story by
            Jack Finney
      Directed by
            Graham Baker

  43. Without Diana
      40 years after Diana died tragically  at  age  8,  a  man  is
  visited  by  his  departed  daughter, whose reappearance provides
  comforts the impending death of his beloved wife.
      Starring
            Billy Green Bush             George Willoughby
            Dianne Hull                  Kathryn Willoughby
            Gennie James                 as Diana Willoughby
      With
            Fredric Cook                 Dr. Wittenberg
            Rick Andosca                 Policeman
      Written by
            Mick Garris
      Directed by
            Leslie Linka Glatter

  44. Moving Day
      A teen-ager is distressed after he learns that his family  is
  bound for a new home - on a planet 85 billion miles away.
      Starring
            Stephen Geoffreys            Alexander Webster
            Dennis Lipscomb              Mr. Webster
            Mary Ellen Trainor           Mrs. Webster
            Kristen Vigard               Karen
      With
            Bill Wesley                  Big Boy
      Written by
            Frank Kerr
      Directed by
            Robert Stevens
      What Mrs. Webster says backwards
            ``I love you Alexander.''

  45. Miss Stardust
      An extraterrestrial threatens to destroy the earth unless the
  beauty-pageant promoter allows entrants from other planets.
      Starring
            Dick Shawn                   Joe Willoughby
            Laraine Newman               Joe's Secretary
            Rick Overton
            Jack Carter
            James Karen
            Jim Seidow
            Angel Tompkins
                And
            ``Weird Al'' Yankovic        as The Cabbage Man
      With
            Gabe Cohen                   Mendelheim
            Anthony James                Businessman #1
            Robert Kim                   Businessman #2
            Wade Mayer                   Stage Manager
            Wendy Sherwood               Ms. Colorado
            Victoria Ellen Powells       Beauty #2
            Lisabeth Aubrey              Beauty #1
            Norman Friedman              Man
      Teleplay by
            Thomas Szollosi
                  &
            Richard Christian Matheson
      Based On The Published Short Story by
            Richard Matheson
      Directed by
            Tobe Hooper
      Aliens Designed and Created at Stan Winston Studio by
            Tom Woodruff Jr.
            John Rosengrant
            Shane Mahan
            Alec Gillis
               and
            Richard Landon
            Steven James
            David Kindlon
            David Nelson
            Shannon Shea
            Lindsay MacGowan
            Matt Rose
            Matt Winston


  Episode Availability

  This is how the episodes are available in the U.S. and Europe  at
  the  time this revision of the guide was done.  The movie, video,
  or laserdisc (LD) number is indicated.  The movies sometimes  air
  on local stations or cable stations like USA.
                                   U.S.             U.S.    Europe
                                  Sci-Fi     U.S.   video/  video/
                                  channel    movie   LD      LD

  39 - 21-Inch Sun, The              x                        7
   3 - Alamo Jobe                    x
   6 - Amazing Falsworth, The                  4      3       2
  38 - Blue Man Down                 x                4       6
  17 - Boo!                          x
  22 - Doll, The                     x         2              5
  18 - Dorothy And Ben               x         5              4
  36 - Eternal Mind, The             x
  40 - Family Dog                              3      2       4
   7 - Fine Tuning                   x                5       8
  16 - Gather Ye Acorns              x         6
  41 - Gershwin's Trunk              x         5
   1 - Ghost Train                   x         2              2
  32 - Go To The Head Of The Class             1      2       1
  24 - Grandpa's Ghost               x         5
  30 - Greibble, The                 x                        3
   9 - Guilt Trip                              3
  21 - Hell Toupee                   x
  37 - Lane Change                   x         6
  31 - Life On Death Row                       4      3       5
  27 - Magic Saturday                x                        7
   2 - Main Attraction, The          x         6              4
  19 - Mirror, Mirror                          4      4       6
  26 - Miscalculation                x                        3
  45 - Miss Stardust                 x
   5 - Mission, The                            1      1       1
  44 - Moving Day                    x                        3
   8 - Mr. Magic                     x                4       6
   4 - Mummy Daddy                             3              1
  14 - No Day At The Beach           x                3
  23 - One For The Books             x
  15 - One For The Road              x
  34 - Pumpkin Competition, The      x                5       8
  10 - Remote Control Man                      3
  11 - Santa '85                     x         2              7
  20 - Secret Cinema                 x
  13 - Sitter, The                   x         5
  42 - Such Interesting Neighbors    x
  33 - Thanksgiving                  x                        5
  12 - Vanessa In The Garden                   4
  25 - Wedding Ring, The             x         2      1       2
  28 - Welcome To My Nightmare       x
  35 - What If...?                   x
  43 - Without Diana                 x                5       8
  29 - You Gotta Believe Me          x         6              7


  Notes

   1.  The date given is the first airing date on NBC.  During  the
       first  season,  the stories aired on Sundays, except for one
       special on a Tuesday night.  During the second  season,  the
       stories  were first aired on Monday nights, with one special
       on a Friday.  The Monday time-slot started on 6/30/87,  dur-
       ing  reruns.   But, starting with story 41, the stories were
       moved to Friday nights.
   2.  The air time shown is based on the Central Time zone.
   3.  The time given is edited length, from beginning of the open-
       ing  to the final note of the Universal ending, without com-
       mercials.
   4.  The opening theme music was changed the first time, starting
       11/03/85.   The  opening  theme  music  was again changed on
       6/8/86 (possibly  6/1/86).   This  time  the  music  doesn't
       exactly sync, or time, with the visual opening.  On 6/15/86,
       the theme music reverted to what it was the second time.
   5.  During the second season, NBC started airing previews of the
       show before the show started.  But, the preview for story 37
       was actually the preview for story 38.
   6.  Story 32 was to have aired the week of Halloween  (11/27/86,
       7:00).   But  the postponed, by rain, last game of the World
       Series prempted it.
   7.  The title sequence was changed on 1/19/87.  The  co-starring
       list  was  shown  during  the  opening credits.  This format
       change only lasted for the one story.
   8.  The TV Guide that can be seen in the story ``Blue Man Down''
       is  the Aug 30-Sep 5, 1986, issue.  The cover story is: Help
       For Dallas  EXPLORING THE MYSTERY OF BOBBY'S RETURN.  In the
       story  ``Such  Interesting  Neighbors'', the TV Guide looked
       like an issue with a cover  picture  of  Jerry  Lewis.   The
       cover date is unknown, but it was before March 16, 1985.
   9.  The second season was to have 22 stories, making a total  of
       46.   But  Amblin  Entertainment  shut down production.  One
       story is still due NBC.  Two possible titles for this  story
       are ``Dream Girl'' and ``Trapped''.
  10.  All stories are in stereo and were aired in stereo.
  11.  Synopses were adapted from TV Guide listings.
  12.  Info on videos in Europe was  supplied  by  Torsten  Kracke.
       Each  of  the 8 videos available in the U.K. and the rest of
       Europe has a RRP (regular  retail  price)  of  9.99  british
       pound.   The  videos released in Germany were dubbed and the
       first one of the german videos came out on laserdisc.
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