Monday, January 21, 2013

Nano Nano



Welcome to the My Favorite Martian blog hop, hosted by The Geek Twins, Just a Dash of Geek, L.K. Hill and Comic Book and Movie Reviews.  I hope you're enjoying the hop so far.  You should have landed here from Jeremy's site at Jeremybatesbooks.com.  If you are one of my regular followers, you can back up to the first blog in the hop by going to Maurice Mitchell.  And if not, I hope you like my site enough to follow.  Just check my sidebar for your favorite way to follow.

Who is my favorite martian/alien?  Well, that's not so easy to narrow down.  I mean, I love watching most any alien show.  I guess if I had to choose, these would make my list:

First, there's Marvin.
Marvin The Martian
Marvin the Martian
Marvin the Martian is from Looney Tunes in case you didn't know.  I mean, he's been around like forever.



Then maybe Zoot.
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Zoot

Uncle Martin's spacesuit from the remake of My Favorite Martian.


And who can forget ALF.   
ALF
ALF
This series ran from 1986 to 1990,  about a furry, obnoxious creature who crashed into the Tanner family's garage.  They affectionately called him Alf (for alien life form).


Then there's Blarp.
Blarp (Lost in Space) image
 Blarp











The little monkey-like creature from the Lost in Space remake.  He was too cute to not like.


I gotta include Thor.

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 Thor









Thor was the Supreme Commander of the Asgard who sometimes helped Jack O'Neal and SG1 on Stargate.  Of the series (trilogy?), loved Stargate, liked Atlantis, tolerated Universe.  Just my opinion. 

But my all-time favorite alien would have to be..........drumroll please.........



Mork
Mork and Mindy













Mork and Mindy was a spinoff from Happy Days, and was on ABC from 1978 to 1982.  Oh yeah, I was around back then.  And before.  I'm ancient.

Mork was sent from the planet Ork to study the crazy customs of Earthlings.  His spaceship was an egg.  He was taken in by Mindy and lived in her attic.  Mork was played by Robin Williams.  This was his breakout roll.  It's really hard to explain all his crazy antics and mannerisms on this show.  He mastered one liners and his energy was so intoxicating.  The energizer bunny would come in a far second compared to him.

Every week, Mork would end the show by mentally reporting to Orson, the Orkan leader, what he had learned from the Earthlings.  He would then sign off with "Nano, Nano", which meant goodbye in Orkan.

On second thought, I just hafta mention the following as likes too:

Star Wars' R2D2, C3PO, Chewbacca (Chewy), Yoda, the Ewoks; Gremlins' Gizmo and Stripe; and Men in Black II's Frank.

Didn't notice before now, but it looks like I have a theme.  HUMOR.  I guess that is why I love these aliens!  I do love belly laughs, especially when shared.  I truly believe laughter keeps us young and allows us to grow old.  Look at me, I'm proof of that.  I'm ancient, remember?

I hope you liked my alien favs and I can't wait to see how many of them get mentioned in anyone elses' post in the blog hop. 

Next hop up is Morgan at Morgankatz505.blogspot.com

Til next time, this is Julie signing off saying thanks for letting me share my memories.  Oh... and Nano, Nano!


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52 comments:

  1. Saying hello from the blog hop! ALF, that's right! Now that's a real blast from the past. Good picks you have here.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. ALF is still alive in my memories, and doesn't seem too "past" ago to me.

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  2. My favorite alien was chosen because of humor as well - great selection! http://justadashofgeek.com

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    1. Thanks Natasha. Liked your character too.

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  3. I love the humor theme. Alien humor is so funny, I think, because it often plays off our own oddities, which can also be quite funny when you think about them. Mork is an excellent choice.

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    1. You are so right! Thanks Jeff. Can't wait to read about yours.

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  4. Saying 'hello' from the blog hop!

    Mork is a great choice. I used to love that show when I was a kid....Robin Williams at his best.

    Great post!

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    1. Hello back! So glad you liked my fav. You had to have watched it to get the full effect of his personality, as I'm sure you know since you did watch it. Thanks for the follow, Mark. Anxiously waiting to read your post.

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  5. Mork and Mindy are getting some love today, as are Alf and Marvin. All way too memorable not to love! :D Great picks. My Martian Post. Happy Monday!

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    1. Enjoyed reading your alien post, although I didn't know the character.

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  6. Thor and the Asgards were great aliens. I miss Stargate. I enjoyed reading your choices.

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    1. Thanks. I miss Stargate too. I liked Amanda Tapping as Carter but haven't liked any of her characters since Stargate. She is currently on Supernatural.

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  7. Thanks for joining us at Create With Joy! What a novel concept for a blog hop! Hard to pick, but in more recent memory, I loved the show Babylon 5 and the alien cast there. Have a fabulous week and stop by - we have lots happening this week!

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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    1. Thanks and I will be dropping by there but only after I finish reading all these alien favs. I'm having so much fun with this.

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  8. Lots of good choices in there, but "Mork and Mindy" was one of my favorite shows growing up!

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    1. Thanks Todd. Mine too, although I was already grown.

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  9. Mork made several lists today. And Thor from Stargate - awesome!!

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    1. Well, looks like I got a winner then. I was scared noone would remember him. W-r-o-n-g!!!

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  10. How cool is your list! They're all good. Mork was an obsession as a kid. I've watched the full series a million times. Mork signing off...the blog hop. Thanks for joining!

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    1. Thanks Maurice. And thank you for hosting this hop. It's been a blast.

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  11. Yeah, I've seen Mork already on this hop - but thanks for sharing your full list!

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    1. You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Wasn't it Nanu Nanu? I wish I'd thought to mention Marvin the Martian! My favorite Martian growing up! Hrrrm!

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    1. Actually I thought it was Nanoo Nanoo but research sent me to sitcomsonline.com, and that is how they had it. I was trying to be accurate...but who knows? Thanks Tony.

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  13. I love every single one of your picks, with Alf being my favorite. Very original, indeed.

    I'm also a new follower. :)

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    1. Thanks Neb. I'm gonna watch Prometheus now after reading your post.

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  14. I loved all your picks, especially Marvin, Mork, and Chewbacca . . .you did mention Chewbacca, right?

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    1. Oh yeah, Chewy is in there, that big huggable creature! Haven't gotten to your site yet. Still workin on gettin there.

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  15. You highlighted some great aliens! Thanks for following me! I'm following you back!

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  16. Great picks, Mork and Mindy were great together, the egg start always cracked me up.

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    1. Thanks, me too. BTW, liked your post on Galaxy Quest.

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  17. I haven't seen a single episode of Mork and Mindy! But I've been hearing about it for a lot of my life. ;)

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    1. Oh, you have to see it to get the full effect. If you think Robin Williams is wild and crazy now (or at least a few years ago), that's nothing compared to when he was Mork. Thanks for stopping by Trisha.

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  18. What a terrific post! I love a lot of your alien pals - Mork was a hilarious way to spend Thursday nights back in the day! I return a follow with a follow - we're almost the same number follower on each other's blogs!

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    1. Wow, lots in common! Does that mean that maybe we're from the same planet? :) Enjoyed your three choices too. Thanks Craig

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  19. Hi Julie! Thanks for the follow and for stopping by my blog. Following you back!

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    1. Thanks Morgan. ET was a good choice too.

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  20. I can't BELIEVE that I forgot about Mork and Alf!!! I grew up watching Alf!
    Thanks for the follow... Following you back!
    Marianne from Sandling All Day

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    1. I can't believe that you forgot them too! I mean, Mork is unforgettable (I'm biased), and ALF was so cute (when they showed his whole body chaising the cat). Just kidding. Enjoyed your memory of Marvin. Thanks Marianne.

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  21. Oh, good choices. *slaps forehead* I never even considered Stargate!

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    1. Oh yeah, ya gotta love Stargate. I wasn't much on Star Trek or Star Wars but loved SG1. I see you chose Spock. If I had to choose from ST, that would be my choice. Thanks for stopping by.

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  22. I love Robin Williams, he is an insane genius. I never knew it was a spin off from Happy Days though. That is an odd spin off. And I still have my Alf doll from when I was a kid. Loved that show too. Poor Alf, stuck on earth. :(

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    1. Insane genious. That's a perfect description of him. I remember him playing Mork on Happy Days but I don't really remember the edisodes. I'm thinking it wasn't more than 2. He was so popular though that they game him his own show.

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  23. Great choices all! Humor is definitely a big consideration for fave alien for me. I LOVED Mork and became a Robin Williams fan for life because of that show.

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  24. oh, I adored ALF so much. They're currently planning a possible movie on him... a kinda of a film remake :)

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    1. I've heard. I hope they have the voice right. To me, that is what ruins a remake more than anything.

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  25. "Nano, Nano"? As a writer I immediately thought NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month instead. :P Love your choices for the blogfest, though!

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    1. Thank you. I met so many talented writers during the hop.

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  26. Okay - yep - Mork is a great choice. Love it.

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