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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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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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

29 September 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi marciano favorito See more »

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(107 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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

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4:3
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Uncle Martin: After all as a very wise man once told me, the chicken is not infrequently the true dove of peace.
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Referenced in Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) See more »

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1963 - A Space Modesty
29 July 2006 | by animal_8_5See all my reviews

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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