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In the original 1960s TV series, Uncle Martin had three powers: levitation, invisibility (once he raised his antennae), and mind-reading (of earthlings). Here, Uncle Martin had levitation and invisibility, but also several other exotic abilities to make the story funnier. However, he did not demonstrate that he could read the minds of the earthlings. See more »
When Martin is drinking the liquid from the lava lamp, it is clear that he is actually pouring it over his shoulder and not in his mouth. See more »
Boy, I can hear those producers right now: "That's great, a movie-version of My Favorite Martian... That calls for computer FX! Get me those CGI-people!"
The writers: "Well, we were hoping that the story..."
The Producers: "Yes, yes, yes! But enough with the story, GET ME COMPUTER FX!!! GOTTA HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF FX!!! KIDS WILL LOVE IT!!!"
And thus yet another charming 60's TV-show was mutilated by Hollywood.
This movie version is so loaded with pointless F/X they left no room for a story, not to mention comedy! All though Jeff Daniels and Christopher Lloyd try their best the story just ISN'T FUNNY. Not to mention that dreadful ZOOT-character voiced by Wayne Knight: it ranks as one of the most annoying film characters off all time, alongside the infamous Jar Jar Binks.
One plus worth mentioning: the star of the original show, Ray Walston, turns up and he is in surprisingly good form.
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