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My Favorite Martian: :  -- A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
29 September 1963 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth. Full summary »
Awards:
6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Very funny show of its day See more (17 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 65)

Ray Walston ... Uncle Martin (107 episodes, 1963-1966)

Bill Bixby ... Tim O'Hara (107 episodes, 1963-1966)

Pamela Britton ... Mrs. Lorelei Brown (62 episodes, 1963-1966)
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Series Directed by
Oscar Rudolph (35 episodes, 1963-1965)
Leslie Goodwins (19 episodes, 1963-1965)
John Erman (12 episodes, 1965-1966)
David Alexander (10 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jean Yarbrough (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
James V. Kern (6 episodes, 1965)
Alan Rafkin (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
Sidney Miller (4 episodes, 1963)
Byron Paul (4 episodes, 1965)
James Komack (2 episodes, 1964)
Mel Ferber (2 episodes, 1965)
Wes Kenney (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Writing credits
John L. Greene (107 episodes, 1963-1966)
Bill Kelsay (14 episodes, 1964-1966)
Albert E. Lewin (13 episodes, 1964-1966)
James Komack (12 episodes, 1963-1965)
Martin Roth (12 episodes, 1964-1966)
Burt Styler (12 episodes, 1964-1966)
Bill Freedman (11 episodes, 1964-1965)
Ben Gershman (11 episodes, 1964-1965)
Blanche Hanalis (8 episodes, 1964-1966)
Al Martin (8 episodes, 1964-1965)
Austin Kalish (5 episodes, 1963-1966)
Phyllis White (4 episodes, 1965)
Robert White (4 episodes, 1965)
Elroy Schwartz (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ben Starr (3 episodes, 1964-1966)
Tom Adair (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
James B. Allardice (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Gene Thompson (3 episodes, 1966)
William Blinn (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Michael Gleason (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Benedict Freedman (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Irma Kalish (2 episodes, 1966)

Series Produced by
Jack Chertok .... producer (106 episodes, 1963-1966)
Martin Roth .... associate producer (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Original Music by
George Greeley (107 episodes, 1963-1966)
 
Series Cinematography by
Frank G. Carson (98 episodes, 1963-1966)
Harold E. Wellman (6 episodes, 1966)
Keith C. Smith (2 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Film Editing by
Stanley Frazen (49 episodes, 1963-1966)
Ralph Davis Jr. (19 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ted Rich (18 episodes, 1964-1966)
Thomas Neff (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
Tony de Zarraga (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster (77 episodes, 1964-1966)
 
Series Art Direction by
James Hulsey (106 episodes, 1963-1966)
George W. Davis (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd (75 episodes, 1963-1965)
Henry Grace (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
William Stevens (18 episodes, 1965-1966)
F. Keogh Gleason (12 episodes, 1966)
Fred Price (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Costume Design by
Marjorie Henderson (106 episodes, 1963-1966)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jean Udko .... hair stylist (107 episodes, 1963-1966)
Kiva Hoffman .... makeup artist (69 episodes, 1964-1966)
Gustaf Norin .... makeup artist (36 episodes, 1963-1964)
William Tuttle .... special makeup (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maxwell O. Henry .... assistant director (27 episodes, 1963-1965)
Jack Lannan .... assistant director (25 episodes, 1964-1965)
Nate Levinson .... assistant director (25 episodes, 1965-1966)
Al Westen .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ira Stewart .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1966)
Thomas J. Schmidt .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Sound Department
James S. Thomson .... sound engineer (66 episodes, 1963-1965)
Franklin Milton .... sound recordist (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Charles E. Wallace .... sound recordist (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
Frank Webster .... sound engineer (8 episodes, 1964)

Earl Cooper .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Herman E. Townsley .... special effects (38 episodes, 1964-1965)
Jack Lannan .... special effects (36 episodes, 1963-1964)
Virgil Beck .... special effects (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Robert R. Hoag .... photographic effects (32 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Stunts
Bill Blackburn .... stunt double: ray walston / stunt performer (1 episode, 1964)

Carol Daniels .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Earl C. Williman .... lamp operator (37 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrew Pallack .... wardrobe (35 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Music Department
George Greeley .... conductor / music director (107 episodes, 1963-1966)
 
Series Other crew
Harry Poppe .... production executive (107 episodes, 1963-1966)
Martin Roth .... script consultant (64 episodes, 1964-1966)
Sherwood Schwartz .... script consultant / story consultant (7 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ben Starr .... script consultant (2 episodes, 1964)

Bill Blackburn .... stand-in: Ray Walston (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (107 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
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Color:
Black and White (1963-1965) | Color (1965-1966)
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Ray Walston admitted that he regretted taking the role of Uncle Martin. Walston felt that the role typecasted him and prevented him from getting substantial roles for many years. He took the role because the salary afforded him and his family a comfortable lifestyle. He did enjoy working with Bill Bixby and two remained lifelong friends.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The first seven episodes of the first season showed a copyright date of MCMXLIII (1943) instead of MCMLXIII (1963). This was corrected in episode eight.See more »
Quotes:
Uncle Martin:We don't have love at first sight on Mars. Either it was too silly to bother with, or it was something we discarded in our Dusk Ages.
Tim O'Hara:You mean the Dark Ages?
Uncle Martin:We were never that primitive.
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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Very funny show of its day, 30 April 2002
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Long before the special effects department established the forefront of future shows like Bewitched,I Dream of Jeannie,or other shows that gave us the magical effect,no other show can topped off the hilarious hijinks of "My Favorite Martian". During its run the show had in my book some of the best special effects ever devised for TV,and for good reason. It may have been hokey or rather silly,but in turn Ray Walston was the genius behind Uncle Martin,who was in fact an alien from another planet who crash lands on Earth only to be discovered by a newspaper man Tim O'Hara,played by Bill Bixby who was after fame and fortune with this.

However,Tim was the only one who knew of Uncle Martin's secret identity,but other folks thought Tim was paranoid since Martin was REALLY a martian! There was other folks who knew what went on including the really nosey neighbor Lora Lee,and the detective who was always snooping around for answers,but Uncle Martin knew how to take care of them.

Uncle Martin was always experimenting on stuff. He could defy gravity,and in one episode walk through walls,and the best part make a antenna come out of his head and many more. There were times when Martin lost his powers(in one episode dealt with a bracey kid who zapped his telekinetic powers-funny!)but as always gain them back.

Basically,all Martin wanted to do was get his spaceship repair and get home,but he never made it. However,during the three seasons that it ran on CBS(which came on Sunday nights after Lassie),Tim and Martin had some interesting adventures and it did very well to make the transition to bring some of the color episodes during its final season. The show ended in the Spring of 1966 after 107 episodes.

The show had a Saturday morning cartoon spin-off during the 1970's,and also a live-action version that starred Christopher Lloyd as the martian done for Disney. Catch the repeats here on TV-Land!

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