Tim discovers that Martin's antennae act just like Earthly antennae: he can pick up radio and television signals among other things. Tim decides that while Martin's asleep, he's going to ...
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Tim discovers that Martin's antennae act just like Earthly antennae: he can pick up radio and television signals among other things. Tim decides that while Martin's asleep, he's going to tune into the police frequency for a newspaper scoop. He hears about a robbery, and follows up with a telephone call to the police to find out more information. However the police decide to pick up both Tim and Martin since Tim had just a little too much information, information that only the police or the perpetrators of the crime would know about. Detective Sergeant Seeley, the lead investigator, thinks Tim is committing crimes so that he can report on them. Seeley can keep Tim and Martin in custody for 48 hours without charging them. Martin decides that this is just a little too risky since he has no real Earthly identity, such as a fingerprint, and thus decides to break out of jail, leaving Tim behind. Tim is scared, but Martin goes to the scene of the crime to see if he can figure out who the ... Written by
When Uncle Martin (Ray Walston) visits the site of the jewelry store robbery at night to search for clues, he initially takes out a flashlight and shines it around the room. For some reason, however, the light from the flashlight becomes illumination from an off-screen spotlight masquerading as the flashlight's beam, which no longer is closely coordinated with his movements of the flashlight. Then he illuminates a footprint on the floor and goes to get other materials to preserve it - but the flashlight "beam" remains on the spot even though he turns off the flashlight and leaves it on a counter. See more »