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Getting the best of you.
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There seem to be a lot of Martians about lately. And it’s their week so to speak. A new version of War of the Worlds is looming, some conspiracy radio guy was talking about them last night, and I’ve been getting grumpy about missing Red Moons and nostalgic about the one that came through.

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So before you can shake a rock snake at a tripod’s gammy leg, it seemed a good idea to chronicle your favourite Martian. Who is it? Or who are they? Manhunter? Maid of Barsoom? Ice Warrior? Matt Damon’s spuds? Or something that helps you work, rest and play?

Talking of My Favourite Martian, I only have the vaguest memory of the show. Couldn’t get in to the movie. But it’s a show that gets referenced in everything through the Hulk (duh!) to Star Trek The Next Generation. One day I shall have to revisit it. Or the cartoon it inspired, Astronut.

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