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Cast: Bill Bixby, Ray Waltson
It's out-of-this-world laughs with the original 1960s supernatural sitcom smash. The fantasy-themed comedy series that led the way for such hits as 3rd Rock From the Sun and ALF arrives in its entirety for the first time on DVD. MY FAVORITE MARTIAN: THE COMPLETE SERIES will be available from MPI on October 20, 2015.
Originally airing on CBS-TV from 1963 to 1966 (and debuting in the top 10 in its premiere season), MY FAVORITE MARTIAN marked the beginning of television's fascination with fantasy-themed comedy series. It stars Bill Bixby (The Courtship Of Eddie's Father, The Incredible Hulk) as newspaper reporter Tim O'Hara and Ray Walston (South Pacific, Fast Times at Ridgemont High) as the perfectly human-looking Martian whom Tim discovers and passes off as his Uncle Martin. Pamela Britton (TV's Blondie) plays their snoopy landlady, Lorelei Brown.
This complete series collection features all 107 complete, unedited, digitally remastered episodes from the show's three seasons, along with hours of special features.
Among many beloved TV actors who make guest appearances in MY FAVORITE MARTIAN: THE COMPLETE SERIES are Linda Evans, Marlo Thomas, Alan Hale Jr., Gavin MacLeod, Jamie Farr, Stafford Repp, Richard Deacon, Madge Blake, Bernie Kopell, Butch Patrick, Henry Gibson, Allan Melvin, Michael Constantine, Pat Priest, David White and Madge Redmond.
Nominated for three TV Land Awards and remade both as an animated series and as a feature film starring Christopher Lloyd and Jeff Daniels, MY FAVORITE MARTIAN remains an audience favorite, and this complete collection makes it available to both longtime fans and a new generation of viewers.
This is an amazing 15 disc set and what makes it even better is all the Bonus Features that span all three seasons. They are:
Behind-The-Scenes Home Movies
Original Cast & Sponser Commercials
Spaceship Miniature Test Footage
Ray Walston Promotional Game Show & Talk Show Appearances
Let's Talk to Lucy - long lost 1964-1965 radio show interviews with Bill Bixy and Ray Walston talking to Lucille Ball
Photo Galleries & Comic Strips
Original Soundtrak Music Album
Vintage Program Sponsor Billboards & Closing Credits
Animation & Effects Reel
Lost Jack Chertok Productions TV Pilots: The Man in the Square Suit and The Reluctant Eye
It is always a joy when older television shows make their way to DVD and this is no exception. "My Favorite Martian" was a big hit when it debuted back in 1963 and it paved the way for other comedy shows like it. I have not seen this show for years and it was pure joy re-visiting it once again. If you are a fan of the show then now is the time to own the complete series with hours of bonus features. It will also make a perfect gift with the holiday season fast approaching.
You can order the DVD set HERE.
Released by MPI HOME VIDEO
***** Out Of *****