My Favorite Martian - Gone But Not Forgotten (1965)
US silver coins and "Martian Identity Disk"
This episode of the CBS television program "My Favorite Martian" features a "Martian Identity Disk"
which resembles a United States dime or 10-cent coin.
Also shown is a vending machine with some US silver coins in circulation in 1965.
The program starred Ray Walston as the Martin or "Uncle Martin", and Bill Bixby as Tim O'Hara,
a Los Angeles newspaper reporter.
The series was about Tim O'Hara, a Los Angeles newspaper reporter, and his "Uncle Martin",
a Martian who accidently landed on Earth in a spaceship, became marooned, and is living with Tim
while he tries to repair his ship and return to Mars.
He has a pair of antennae which he raises to disappear.
He has brought with him or has built various fantastic machines.
The disk resembles a United States dime (10-cent coin).
2. Program spaceman logo
Martin is hooked up to one of his devices and has an accident which causes anything his
finger touches to become invisible for a short time.
He drops his identity disk and has to raise his antennae to locate it.
3. Uncle Martin
Martin and Tim look for the device and Tim finds it.
4. Tim holding coin device
Tim remarks that it looks like a dime.
Martin explains that it is his "Martian Identity Disk", which contains all of his personal data.
He needs it to get back to Mars.
5. Martin with modern art prints
Tim's apartment is decorated with modern art style paintings.
and calls the police. Detective Phil Brennan shows up, he is a suitor of Mrs. Brown
and does not get along with Tim or Martin, whom he suspects of being criminals.
small tools which he assumes are burglar tools.
He also finds the disk which he assumes to be a valuable coin.
6. Mrs. Brown and Det. Brennan examine coin
Det. Brennan takes the jacket and the O'Hara's to the police station.
Brennan accidently spends the "dime" in a vending machine.
7. Vending machine
This 1960's vending machine would be an antique now.
8. Det. Brennan inserts "coin" into vending machine
Martin becomes upset as he watches his disk disappears into the machine.
9. Martin excited
Martin uses some Martian trickery to cause the machine to disgorge lots of coins.
10. Vending machine gives up real coins
A Washington quarter and a Jefferson nickel can be identified in this scene.
At that time the quarters were made of silver.
11. Identity disk in hand
This "prop" appears to be a small version of a "good luck" or "all-seeing eye" token.
Martin discovers that his finger no longer causes things to disappear.
Ray Walston as Uncle Martin (The Martian)
Bill Bixby as Tim O'Hara
Pamela Britton as Mrs. Lorelei Brown
Alan Hewitt as Det. Bill Brennan
Writers: Benedict Freedman, John L. Greene