The following list contains a sampling of books, magazines and newspaper articles which contain numerous amounts of information, opinions, photos and/or trivia about the show:


Ackerman, World of Science Fiction LA, General Publishing, Inc, 1997

Adare, " ‘Indian’ Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction –First Nations Voices Speak Out", Austin University of Texas Press 2005 (added 4/20/06)

Asimov, Is Anyone Out There? "Can You Spot the Family Resemblance?" reprint of TV GUIDE article 3/5/66 NY Doubleday 1967

Bloom & Vlastnik, SITCOMS: The 101 Greatest TV Comedies of All Time, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2007 (NEW)

Brugman, Toys of the Sixties: A Pictorial Guide, Akron, Ohio, Cap't Penny Productions 1991

Brooks & Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time TV Shows, NY Ballentine 1976

Burlingame, TV's Biggest Hits: The Story of Television ThemesNY Simon & Shuster 1996

Castleman & Podrazik, Harry & Wally’s Favorite TV Shows, NY Prentice Hall 1989

Editors of Consumer Guide, TV Trivia: Thirty Years of Television NY Crown Publishers 1984

Frank, Buyer’s Guide to Fifty Years of TV on Video, NY Prometheus Books, 1999

Fulton, Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, London, Boxtree TVTimes 1997

Goden, The Encyclopedia of Fictional People NY Boulevard Books 1996

Goldstein The History of Television Portland House 1991

Hake, Hake’s Guide to TV Collectables, Pa, Wallace-Homestead Book Company 1990

Hill, TV LAND TO GO, N.Y. Simon& Schuster, 2001

Lewis & Stempel, Cult TV: The Comedies, London, Pavillion Books/Bay Books 1998

Mingo & Javna, Primetime Proverbs, NY Harmony Books, 1989

Jones, Honey, I’m Home NY Grove Weindenfeld 1992

Kulzer, Television Series Regulars of the 50s & 60s North Carolina McFarland & Company 1992

Marc, Comic Visions: Television Comedy and American Culture Boston Unwin Hyman 1989

Marschall, History of Television NY Gallery Books 1986

Mitz, The Great TV Sitcom Book NY Richard Marek Publishers 1980

Morton, The Complete Directory to Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror TV Series, Peoria,Illinois. Otherworld Books, 1997

Sackett, Prime Time Hits NY Billboard Books 1993

Stark, Glued to the Set NY Free Press 1997

Stemple, Storytellers to the Nation NY Continuum Press 1992

Stern & Robison, A Martian Wouldn’t Say That, NY Price, Stern, Sloan, Inc, 1994

Story, America on the Rerun NY Citadel Press 1993

Shulman & Young, How Sweet it Was NY Bonanza Books 1966

Terrance, Television Character and Story Facts North Carolina McFarland & Co. 1993

Terrance, The Ultimate TV Trivia Book Mass. Farber &Farber 1991




BIOGRAPHY Magazine November 2000 "Ray Walston" page 38

Model & Toy Collector Issue #17 Winter 1991 "Invasion of the Kinder, Gentler Alien", P. Matheis, Cap't Penny Prod. Inc


PEOPLE Feb 22, 1999 Vol. 51 No. 7 "Man From Mars Gets Down To Earth" page 15

RERUNS: The Magazine of Television History, Nov. 1984, "MFM: America's First Science Fiction Sit-Com", D. Painter, TCG Publications (ISSN-0278-6397)

SH-BOOM June 1990 Vol. 1 No. 6



THE TV COLLECTOR: Alan Hewitt interview, Volume 2 #6, April 1983, still available from the publisher. See the back issue link at: www.angelfire.com/ma/tvcollector/home.html…..added 6/23/02

TV GUIDE Sept. 14, 1963, Sept. 28, 1963 (ad) Oct. 26, 1963 (ad) Nov. 2, 1963 , Nov 16, 1963 (review) Feb 2, 1964 , Apr. 4, 1964 (ad) Apr. 11, 1964 , Sept 26,1964 (ad) , Oct 10, 1964, May 8, 1965, Mar. 5, 1966

TV GUIDE Feb. 3, 2001 A Tribute to Ray Walston

TV GUIDE July 16, 1994; Aug. 1, 2004



Atlanta Constitution, Sept. 2, 1963

Atlanta Journal, Nov 3, 1963

Boston Sunday Advertiser TV section, April 12, 1964

Chicago Tribune, Aug. 29, 1965

The Houston Chronicle, Aug. 6, 2000,

Los Angeles Daily News, Feb. 11, 1999

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 3, 1992

New York Daily News, Aug. 29, 1965 (magazine section)

New York Sunday Daily News, Jan. 31, 1999 (Extra section)

New York Times, Sept 17, 2000 (Sunday Arts & Leisure section) "When Sit-Coms Had Magic"

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 22,

Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 1, 1965

Rocky Mountain News, Oct. 27, 1963

San Francisco Examiner, Sept. 5, 1965


For other reviews of the pilot go to 9/30/63 or 10/1/63 in any newspaper microfilm collection


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