Life couldn't get much worse for News Producer Tim O'Hara. He humiliates the one he loves, Brace Channing and ends up getting fired by her father. Then, a Martian from Mars arrives in his home. The Martian adopts the name 'Uncle Martin' and becomes friends with Tim, whilst he fixes his ship. Unaware to Martin, Tim actually wants to reveal him to the world, but can he actually do that to his new friend and 'Uncle'?Written by
Wallace Shawn's character's full name is Elliot Coleye, which was purposely made to sound like "E-coli". See more »
When Uncle Martin is showing Tim the nurplex in the dressing room, his hand changes position to prevent his hand from blocking the viewpoint of the camera. it switches from an over-hand grip to an under-hand grip. 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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