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....
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Miss Pringle, Tim's old no nonsense high school English teacher, stops by his apartment. She was and is the faculty advisor for the school newspaper, she being the one who got Tim first interested in...
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
Ray Walston admitted that he regretted taking the role of Uncle Martin. Walston felt that the role typecasted him and prevented him from getting substantial roles for many years. He took the role because the salary afforded him and his family a comfortable lifestyle. He did enjoy working with Bill Bixby and two remained lifelong friends. See more »
Throughout most of the first season, the wires supporting various "levitated" objects are obviously visible. See more »
After all as a very wise man once told me, the chicken is not infrequently the true dove of peace.
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This was as rather cute little 1960s morality play about a friendly Martian who crashes his flying saucer on earth and is discovered by Tim O'Hara, a newspaper reporter. Tim takes him in as his "Uncle" Martin and promises he will harbor him until he can repair his craft and go back to Mars.
Uncle Martin gets his way by his extraordinary telepathic and telekinetic powers. He also is a philosopher, scientist and mind control expert. He never does anything wrong intentionally, but always seems to betray himself by his misunderstanding of the ways of our world. Still, he and Tim are a formidable team and each show always had me chuckling.
The recent movie version isn't even worth commenting on. It was thoroughly putrid and was just a way for the studios to relieve you of your hard-earned dough. Watch ANY remakes of 1960s TV shows at your own peril. You read it here first!
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