I was living Vietnam because my parents were working for the Russian diplomat corp at the time. Surrounded by Vietnamese children, I felt lonely being blond and pale. This was why I identified with the alien character from this series who finds herself among those who look different than herself. I would be glued to the black and white TV every night watching this show. I cried when I accidentally saw this show again on Youtube a few years back. 35 years later and the emotions are still raw. I watch the shows with my children and they thought the story was silly and the special effects were antiquated. Ah, the children of these days with their high tech gadgets. Technology these days spoils the imagination of kids. When I was their age, I was convinced that Maika was indeed from outer space and possesses supernatural powers. I even had my haircut that looked like her.
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