Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|My Favorite Martian The Complete Second Season|
Actors: Ray Walston, Bill Bixby, Pamela Britton, Alan Hewitt
Directors: Oscar Rudolph, Leslie Goodwins
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
These ridiculously funny situations continue as Tim and his infamous Uncle Martin get into even more trouble in the hilarious second season installment of everyone's favorite classic sitcom, My Favorite Martian. In this se... more »
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RHINO wants your $
Richard J. Goldschmidt | Oak Lawn, IL USA | 06/05/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Why does RHINO not go back to the masters on a classic series like this? The simple answer is...they don't care about the fans or the series...they just want your $. When the first set was being put together, my friend offered RHINO a print of the MY FAVORITE MARTIAN Un-aired PILOT (Which was not included on the first set). RHINO said they would get back to him...they never did. This set has episodes which are the CUT Syndicated versions of the episodes??? Why? COLUMBIA HOUSE had some of the same episodes transferred from the masters un-cut. When RHINO issued the GUMBY series on DVD...they didn't want to pay to use the original CAPITAL music, so they used this incredibly bad synthesizer music, which was put into the series in the 1980's. Fans of classic TV are wise to RHINO, especially when shows like the ANDY GRIFFITH show are coming out on DVD from the NEGATIVES with sponsor spots and shows like NAKED CITY (IMAGE) are coming out with the bumpers and commercials transferred from the negative. If RHINO doesn't care about a series...they shouldn't put it out unless they put it out right."
DO NOT SUPPORT EDITED T.V. SERIES ON DVD!!
John Field | San Diego | 05/19/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Enough is Enough! Combat! from Image Time Compressed, NO THANKS! My Favorite Martian the FIRST season, Perfect! But now, M.F.M. The complete (!!??) second season....with 4 episodes of the 38 EDITED! Why?, because Rhino says "After an extensive search, we were un-able to locate the "elements" for these four episodes un-cut". Oh really? Then why was one of the four edited episodes available thru Columbia House Home Video Un-cut?. We are not talking about LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT here Rhino. You call the shows distributor, they tell you where the "elements" are stored and wa la! Did you attempt to ask people/fan/collectors on the internet to supply the "lost" footage. There are hundreds of M.F.M. collectors that I'm sure have these episodes on 16mm. It boils down to simple laziness. Send a LOUD messege to Rhino. Release these beloved shows un-cut to the dvd collecting public or not at all. DO NOT BUY THIS DVD SET. I for one will watch the first season and hope that Rhino releases the 3rd season UN-CUT."
If you're a collector, see elsewhere, but if you enjoy 60's
J. Jaco | L.A., CA | 06/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the better fantasy sitcoms of the 60's. Ray Walston endeared himself to us by playing The Martian with so many quirks, along with his warm insights into human behavior, his constant name-dropping of historical figures, and his occasional human-like outbursts at the foibles his "experiments," or nephew Tim's (Bill Bixby) or landlady Mrs. Brown's (Pamela Britton) interferences cause.
This show was a contemporary of all the other "fish-out-of-water" fantasies of the 60's, including "Bewitched," "I Dream of Jeannie," and even the "Munsters" And "Addams Family" sitcoms. The basic question the first season asks is "what would happen if a 450-year-old Martian anthropologist crash lands on earth and is taken in by an Earthling (who's also a newspaper reporter) who tries to help him get his spaceship repaired and return home?" The second season seems more interested in "how many ways can a Martian find to demonstrate his extraordinary powers while getting himself knocked off kilter by earth's natural and human environment?" Most of the story lines in both seasons are clever, and these episodes offer a showcase of many of the most ubiquitous character actors of 60's primetime TV.
The complaints about Rhino in other comments are valid, but they don't diminish the fact that these are delightful sitcoms for those who enjoy a different standard for family TV than today's fare. Each season is on five sides of three DVD's. Incidentally, ALL the episodes in both seasons are in Black & White on these DVD's, (not Color as indicated by Amazon)."
Great show, but poor treatment!
Mymunster3 | 08/26/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"My Favorite Martian is a great show, but this is one cheap DVD release! The episodes are edited and the package is cheap!
By the way, Amazon, it's not My Favorite Martian:Complete Second, it's My Favorite Martian - The Complete Second Season! TITLE IT PROPERLY!!!
Amazon also incorrectly said it was in Color, it is not, it is in Black & White! GET IT TOGETHER AMAZON!"