The series revolves around Evie Ethel Garland, who is the daughter of Troy and Donna Garland. However, Troy is an alien from the planet Antereus. As a benefit of her half-alien parentage, ... See full summary »
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 Donna Garland (96 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Evie Ethel Garland (96 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Troy Garland / ... (95 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Kyle X. Applegate (87 episodes, 1987-1991)
Christina Nigra ...
 Lindsay Selkirk (72 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Beano Froelich (68 episodes, 1987-1991)
Buzz Belmondo ...
 Buzz (67 episodes, 1987-1991)
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 Chris Fuller / ... (66 episodes, 1987-1991)
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The series revolves around Evie Ethel Garland, who is the daughter of Troy and Donna Garland. However, Troy is an alien from the planet Antereus. As a benefit of her half-alien parentage, Evie develops three powers as the series progresses. She can pause and un-pause time, "gleep" objects into existence, and can transport herself from one place to another. Troy is living on Antereus and is never seen, but Evie talks to him via a crystal cube. Evie is thirteen at the beginning of the series and lives with her mother in Marlowe, California. Visitors to the Garland home include Donna's brother Beano Froelich; the mayor Kyle Applegate, a former actor; Lindsey Selkirk, Evie's best friend; Chris Fuller, Evie's boyfriend; and Buzz, who tends to take things literally. Episodes usually revolve around Evie getting herself out of a situation that she has caused. Written by John T. Ernest

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Steve Burton, who played Chris Fuller, went on to star in the science fiction miniseries Taken (2002), which revolved around a young girl whose great-grandfather was an alien. The girl has some powers similar to Evie's, such as the ability to stop time. See more »

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Donna Garland: Oh, Charles, I loved you in "The Ghost & Mrs. Muir"!
Charles Nelson Reilly: So did I!
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Talk about a mixed blood heritage
6 February 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Donna Pescow is the mother of Maureen Flanigan who married Burt Reynolds about 16 years earlier and he promptly departed for his home. Which is the planet Anterias in a galaxy far far away. Not that he doesn't keep in touch with his earth family, they've got some kind alien communication machine that can make sound travel light years in seconds. With that he dispenses fatherly advice. Reynolds is never seen in all the episodes in the four years this series ran.

Out Of This World was a nice show with a mighty thin premise that was good while it lasted, but probably was canceled in time as Flanigan moved out of her teen years. As an alien she had some powers and abilities far beyond mortal man though she was no superhero. Rather she got herself in normal teen situations as television describes them and used her powers to get in or out of them. Pescow presided over it all with aplomb.

Flanigan had a really hunky California surfer type boyfriend in Steve Burton who almost immediately got himself another gig in General Hospital where he is a resident to this day. Pescow had a brother who was named Beano and played by Joe Alaskey. Anyone named Beano you know is a comic character and Alaskey always seemed perpetually flustered.

Last, but not least was Doug McClure who played a former actor and now mayor of their small California town. McClure was very funny doing a spoof on himself as a retired action adventure hero now gone into politics. Seems that I remember another star becoming mayor of a small California town, who could that be?

Out Of This World was a pleasant if not truly memorable situation comedy.


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