Friday, February 17, 2017

"My Favorite Martian" w/Bill Bixby and Ray Walston

The perception of space by Americans in the Sixties is shown by "My Favorite Martian" and the show is entirely goofy but that's part of the reason for running it.  There was an innocence in the programming in contrast to the cynicism which has become de rigueur in current television.

Part of the reason for posting is the X-15 test aircraft was the sexiest thing in the air at the time and all sci fi aficionados, particularly my ol' Dad, were extremely excited over it.  Inclusion of any footage from the X-15 program firmly dates the show but that's part of the charm of it.  Part of the charm also is the ridiculous relationship with women since the situation is rife with political incorrectness.

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