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My Favorite Martian - Formal Announcement Includes Extras for MPI's 'Season 1: Collector's Edition'

5-DVD set will be available in just over a month

Posted by David Lambert
    MY FAVORITE MARTIAN marked the beginning of television's fascination with fantasy themed comedy series, originally airing on CBS-TV from 1963 to 1966. Debuting in the top ten upon its premiere season, MY FAVORITE MARTIAN stars BILL BIXBY (The Courtship Of Eddie's Father, The Incredible Hulk) as newspaper reporter Tim O'Hara and RAY WALSTON (Picket Fences) as the Martian whom Tim discovers and passes off as his Uncle Martin. PAMELA BRITTON plays their snoopy landlady, Lorelei Brown.

    MY FAVORITE MARTIAN Season One Collector's Edition presents 37 complete, digitally remastered episodes along with special features. Guest stars include Gavin MacLeod (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), Jamie Farr (M*A*S*H), Allan Melvin (The Phil Silvers Show), Stafford Repp (Batman), Shelley Morrison (The Flying Nun), Michael Constantine (Room 222), Leon Askin (Hogan's Heroes). Among other classic TV actors who make guest appearances are Marlo Thomas, Alan Hale Jr., Richard Deacon, Madge Blake, Bernie Kopell, Butch Patrick, Henry Gibson, Herbert Rudley, Simon Oakland, Allan Melvin, Elvia Allman, Hal Smith, Dub Taylor, J. Pat O'Malley, Frank DeVol and many more.

    Spawned an animated spinoff My Favorite Martians that aired on CBS. The series also spawned a feature film starring Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Hurley, and Daryl Hannah. Nominated for three TV Land Awards. Packed with Special Features for fans!
Early in April we broke the news with our heads-up report that MPI Home Video is planning a June 24th release of My Favorite Martian - Season 1: Collector's Edition for DVD. Today the studio officially announced the title, confirming the date, as well as the $39.98 SRP cost of this 5-disc set. They also delivered this list of bonus material:
  • Original Series Pilot
  • Ray Walston 1964 Promotional Game Show Appearance
  • Photo Gallery
  • Vintage Ray Walston Commercial
  • Lost TV Pilot - The Reluctant Eye
  • Soundtrack Music Album
  • Original Sponsor Spots
Here's a better, sharper look at the cover art for this new release (UPDATE: we've added rear cover art, below, that demonstrates how the episodes are indeed in the original black-and-white):

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