My Favorite Martian (1963–1966)
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My Favorite Martin 

Reporter Tim O'Hara, while covering a flight of the Air Force X-15, finds a spaceship that contains a genuine martian. The martian is a professor who specializes in the planet Earth and now has to repair his spaceship before he can go home.


Sheldon Leonard


John L. Greene, John L. Greene (creator)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Ray Walston ... Uncle Martin
Bill Bixby ... Tim O'Hara
Pamela Britton ... Mrs. Lorelei Brown
Ina Victor ... Annabelle
Ann Marshall ... Angela Brown
Herbert Rudley ... Col. Whitehead
J. Pat O'Malley ... Mr. Harry Burns
Lee Krieger ... Radarman
Marc Towers Marc Towers ... Plainclothes Man
Simon Oakland ... Lt. Murphy


While covering a flight of the US Air Force's X-15 rocket plane, newspaper reporter Tim O'Hara finds a crashed alien spaceship that contains one live martian, a kindly professor that specializes in the Earth's backwards culture. The martian can levitate things, read minds and disappear when he raises his antennas. Not wanting to be discovered by the authorities, he assumes the identity of Tim's Uncle Martin and begins to repair his spaceship so that he can return to Mars. Written by laird-3

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

29 September 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


A copy of the March 10, 1962 Saturday Evening Post can be seen on Tim's coffee table. See more »


Tim finds Martin and takes him home where Martin convinces him not to write a story about him, but a detailed story appears in the newspaper. Tim had no opportunity to write a story even if he wanted to. See more »


[last lines]
Uncle Martin: [breaking the 4th wall] Well, I guess this makes me the first Irishman from the planet Mars.
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References My Favorite Martian (1963) See more »

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31 August 2007 | by foxroseSee all my reviews

I found it interesting that the credits for the pilot episode (and others) show the Copyright date in Roman Numerals as "MCMXLIII", which is the number 1943 in our more familiar "Arabic" (normal) numbers. Maybe this was on purpose, but I doubt it.

The correct Roman Numerals for the actual Copyright date of 1963 are MCMLXIII. Maybe the Titles artist was dyslexic, or more likely, careless (or just poorly educated).

In any case, this is a small piece of trivia for those who find joy in catching mistakes.

Othewise, the show holds up remarkably well for an average-price sitcom of the era.

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