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 (71 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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6 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Mein Vater ist ein Außerirdischer  »

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Christina Nigra was the original choice for the role of "Evie" on Out of This World (1987), but the producers changed their minds at the last minute and gave that part to Maureen Flannigan. The role of "Lindsay" was created especially for Nigra, at the eleventh hour, as a compensation. See more »

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Donna Garland: Dreams come from one of two things. Either fears or... something else.
Evie Ethel Garland: Sex.
Donna Garland: Yes. I'm assuming yours are about fears, or we'll both be having nightmares.
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Please help me!!!!
9 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This program was something that I had to watch every week, without fail. It was so fantastic and going by the comments, it is still as good as ever! It is such a shame that they stopped after such a short time. I was quite shocked to find out that there were 96 episodes, did't seem like that many! Does anyone know how this series ended? I am a big fan of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and would nearly go as far as saying 'out of this world' is better. I have tried so many different places to get copies of any of the episodes of this program, without any luck unfortunately!!!! If anyone has any episodes, I would really love a copy. Please let me know if anyone has any. Please guys, I am begging for some of these episodes!!


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