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Sunday, August 28, 2016

MY FAVORITE MARTIAN: Russians "R" In Season

Starring Ray Walston, Bill Bixby
Guest Stars:  Richard Deacon, Frank Aletter, Edward Holmes, Bryan O'Byrne
Directed by Alan Rafkin
(actor & director credits courtesy

Tim's concerns about the U.S. space program cause him to write an anonymous letter to the editor using one of Martin's formulas to help out, but the government soon tracks it back to him.

An amusing affair with Martin using his powers to evade the government's probes while Tim's attempts at subterfuge are all-too easily found out, the episode features the familiar character actor Richard Deacon in the guest cast, well-known from his supporting role on The Dick Van Dyke Show.   The script raises some good points about Martin's lack of any credentials here on Earth, which may cause the character further trouble in episodes to come.

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