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My Favorite Martian 

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Exigius Twelve and a Half, an exoanthropologist from the planet Mars, becomes stranded on Earth after his one-man spaceship narrowly misses a NASA rocket plane and crashes near Los Angeles.... See full summary »

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John L. Greene
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3   2   1  
1966   1965   1964   1963  
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ray Walston ...  Uncle Martin 107 episodes, 1963-1966
Bill Bixby ...  Tim O'Hara 107 episodes, 1963-1966
Pamela Britton ...  Mrs. Lorelei Brown 62 episodes, 1963-1966
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Exigius Twelve and a Half, an exoanthropologist from the planet Mars, becomes stranded on Earth after his one-man spaceship narrowly misses a NASA rocket plane and crashes near Los Angeles. The alien is rescued by Tim O'Hara, a newspaper reporter who explains the Martian to friends and authorities by introducing him as his Uncle Martin. "Uncle Martin" looks human, except when he extends his retractable antennae with which he can become invisible. His special powers and unusual illnesses present a constant challenge to Tim in his efforts to preserve his friend's cover. Written by ABGilpin

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His antennae are pointed toward fun so be waiting for Ray Walston, earth's first visiting star from outer space. (season 2)

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This show was the first science fiction "sit-com", and it was soon copied by Bewitched (1964) and I Dream of Jeannie (1965). However, the central character was a man who relied on science and advanced technology, not magic. See more »

Goofs

Throughout most of the first season, the wires supporting various "levitated" objects are obviously visible. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Martin: We don't have love at first sight on Mars. Either it was too silly to bother with, or it was something we discarded in our Dusk Ages.
Tim O'Hara: You mean the Dark Ages?
Uncle Martin: We were never that primitive.
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Referenced in Supergirl: The Bodyguard (2020) See more »

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Early science fiction with hum our.
18 October 2006 | by cableyeSee all my reviews

I have recently started watching this show again since it airs every afternoon on the Vision channel. At first it looked so old and the special effects were not so special anymore, but it still has a certain charm. Having a 'Martian' looking at the world of the 1960s, let viewers see their world thru fresh eyes. I found it very interesting that back in that era when the Cold War was still active, that we got to see and cheer on someone trying to thwart the authorities and fool people. Most people would not be supporting an 'alien' at that time. Great show and a good trip back to the early sixties. Bixby and Walston were perfect in their roles.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1963 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(107 episodes)

Color:

Black and White (1963-1965)| Color (1965-1966)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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