Movie Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Comedy
Street Date: December 23, 2014
Item Number (DPCI): 246-12-1014
Tim O'Hara (Bill Bixby) is a Los Angeles news reporter in this landmark sitcom from the early 1960s. His life is turned upside down when he discovers a crashed spacecraft one night on his way home. Tim befriends its likeable pilot (Ray Walston), who appears human except for a pair of retractable antennae, and takes both him and his ship home. Passing the Martian off as his Uncle Martin, Tim is now presented with the challenge of keeping his new friend's identity a secret; Martin's alien characteristics often manifest in powers gone awry, or in strange Martian illnesses that are difficult to explain away. He also is given to inventing strange gadgets and tools that wreak havoc on everyone who encounters them. The unlikely duo's nosy neighbor, Mrs. Lorelei Brown, doesn't make things any easier, as she and her family are constantly coming upon things they weren't supposed to see. The second season includes the episodes "Uncle Martin and the Identified Flying Object," where Martin loses control of his ability to move large objects; "Once Upon a Martian Mother's Day," where Martin encounters his mother's double; and "The Green Eyed Martian," where Martin's "irresistible spray" makes Mrs. Brown just that.