In a typically unlikely but endearing sit-com plot device, Tim and the stranded Martian become roommates while Martin attempts to repair his his spacecraft so he can leave primitive planet Earth and return to Mars. Meanwhile Tim agrees to keep shtum about Martins alien status and passes him off as his Uncle, while Martin of course, must conceal his advanced Martian powers from all other Earthlings - an irony...and a sacrifice, when we consider Tim is a reporter and crossing paths with a real live alien would be the story of the century.
As a Martian from an advanced civilization, Martin's powers are impressive; through a handy set of retractable antennae he is able to make himself invisible. Not only that but he can accelerate time so everything happens faster, move objects around by guiding them with his finger, has telepathic skills and can communicate with the animal kingdom. By Earth standards Martin is a genius and capable of constructing some fantastic devices - eg; time machines, molecular re-arrangers and duplicating machines, allowing for some amusing adventures and episode plots. However, Martin constantly faces exposure and must be always on guard against curious humans, particularly nosey neighbour and landlady, Mrs. Brown, who, apart form having romantic designs on the bachelor Martian, has a habit of popping over unexpectedly with trays of freshly baked brownies.
|Uncle Martins Martian antennae in action|
Uncle Martin - Roy Walston
Tim O'Hara - Bill Bixby
Mrs. Brown - Pamela Britton
Detective Bill Brennan - Harry Hewitt
My Favorite Martian was created by John L Greene and produced by Jack Chertok and Harry Poppe.