- 2 Seasons
The Amazing Stories television show was a science fiction anthology that often delves into other genres to keep the series fresh and exciting. Each show was very creative and drew you in to each eerie tale. The stories were often about subjects in science that were not main stream at the time. Each show had crazy twists and incredible in-depth story telling. The themes of these shows were often used as conversation starters for the next day. The show is family friendly, but it often leaves a lasting impression on those who fully understand its themes. Nothing was off limits to the Amazing Stories series. It covered a wide range of topics including aliens, meteors, teen angst, wishes, mummies, robots, voodoo, creepy dolls, space pageants, killer toupees, and frightening Christmas tales. There were a few spin offs from this series. The first to hit the air was The Family Dog series. It was originally a short for Amazing Stories and was picked up to be a regular show in prime time. Batteries Not Included was set to be included in the third season of the show, but it was scraped due to the cancellation of the series. The script was then reworked and it became a major motion picture. Amazing Stories was created by Steven Spielberg so everyone, from writers to famous actors, wanted to be a part of this monumental television series. Steven Spielberg wrote many of the scripts for this series and won many awards for his work on the show. The Amazing Stories series ran on the National Broadcasting Station that is known by the call sign of NBC. Despite all of the buzz that was generated by the creation of this show it would never become the top rated hit that it was intended to be. Sadly, to the dismay of its loyal fan base, it was cancelled after only two seasons by the network. Amazing Stories ran for two seasons and showed a total of 45 episodes on the NBC network on American television. This series also runs in other countries as small movies that cover three episodes in each movie.