*batteries not included (1987) was originally intended to be an episode of this series, until Steven Spielberg decided to expand it into a feature film.

The title is taken from a bi-monthly, science fiction journal famous in the 1940s and 1950s, and edited by television and film writer Howard Browne.

The episodes "The Mission", "Go to the Head of the Class", and "Mummy Daddy" were edited into a single movie titled "Storie incredibili" for the Italian market. The film was theatrically released on June 19, 1987.

Rain Phoenix's television series debut, and first acting role.

This series was released in volumes of three episodes on video in Australia.