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My Favorite Martian: Season 1: Episode 1 -- Reporter Tim O'Hara, while covering a flight of the Air Force X-15, finds a spaceship that contains a genuine martian. The martian is a professor who specializes in the planet Earth and now has to repair his spaceship before he can go home.
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 »
Genre:
Plot:
A sarcastic Martian comes to live with a hapless young Terran on Earth. Full summary »
Awards:
5 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
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User Reviews:
Silly, entertaining show. See more (15 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 64)

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 (77 episodes, 1963-1965)
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 (89 episodes, 1963-1966)
Keith C. Smith (2 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Film Editing by
Stanley Frazen (40 episodes, 1963-1966)
Ralph Davis Jr. (19 episodes, 1963-1964)
Thomas Neff (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
Ted Rich (13 episodes, 1964-1966)
Tony de Zarraga (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster (77 episodes, 1964-1966)
 
Series Art Direction by
James Hulsey (92 episodes, 1963-1966)
George W. Davis (18 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd (75 episodes, 1963-1965)
Henry Grace (18 episodes, 1965-1966)
William Stevens (15 episodes, 1965-1966)
F. Keogh Gleason (3 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Costume Design by
Marjorie Henderson (106 episodes, 1963-1966)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jean Udko .... hair stylist (93 episodes, 1963-1966)
Kiva Hoffman .... makeup artist (55 episodes, 1964-1966)
Gustaf Norin .... makeup artist (36 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Maxwell O. Henry .... assistant director (27 episodes, 1963-1965)
Jack Lannan .... assistant director (23 episodes, 1964-1965)
Nate Levinson .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1965-1966)
Al Westen .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ira Stewart .... assistant director (3 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 (18 episodes, 1965-1966)
Charles E. Wallace .... sound recordist (18 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
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 .... music conductor / music director (75 episodes, 1963-1965)
 
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character 'Uncle Martin' was ranked #3 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (1 August 2004 issue).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: During much of the first season (1963-64), the copyright date was given as MCMXLIII (1943). It should have read MCMLXIII.See more »
Quotes:
Uncle Martin:After all as a very wise man once told me, the chicken is not infrequently the true dove of peace.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Silly, entertaining show., 9 February 2000
Author: Michael LeBlanc (macblanc@aol.com) from Whitby, Ontario, Canada

My Favorite Martian was an enjoyable waste of time. Starring Ray Walston as a man from Mars who had crash-landed on earth, and Bill Bixby, as Tim, the young newspaper reporter who found him. Tim saw dollar signs, fame and fortune in his eyes when he found a Martian, but unfortunately, never did get to tell his story, in spite of the fact that this Martian moved in with him. You see, the Martian, who passed himself off as Tim's Uncle Martin, would not admit to anyone but Tim what he really was, and Tim would have appeared crazy to insist that Martin was REALLY a Martian!

Martin had some interesting powers: he was able to turn invisible by raising some pretty cheesy looking antennae from the back of his head; he could also point at something and make it lift and come to him. He was also able to read minds, and had a vast knowledge of technology. Apparently the Martians were much more advanced than we were.

The show lasted for three seasons on CBS, giving lots of time for Tim and Martin to have some interesting adventures, all the while trying to repair his ship and return home to Mars. Like ALF some years later though, he never quite made it.

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