Anterians - Outer space aliens
featured on the sci-fi comedy OUT OF THIS WORLD/SYN/1987-91.
Once upon a time an Anterian named Troy Ethel Garland (voice of
Burt Reynolds) crash-landed on Earth after being shot down by a
warlike alien called Krangle the Skull (Richard Moll). While
stranded on Earth, he met and fell in love with an ice
cream parlor waitress named Donna Froelich (Donna Pescow) and
soon fathered a baby girl called Evie Garland (Maureen
When Troy repaired his disabled spacecraft, he
returned to his home planet, but not before giving his wife a
crystal cube to be presented to his daughter on her 13th
birthday. The cube which glowed pink and blue was an alien
telephone genetically linked to Evie's voice which enabled her
to communicate with her distant alien father.
"Earth Angel" by her dad) soon discovered she had special powers
that made her different from her earthly friends including the
ability to stop time when she touched her finger tips together
(to unfreeze time she placed her palms together); to teleport
herself to other places by snapping her fingers; and to
rearrange the molecules of an object at will (called "gleeping").
With the guidance of her mother and her plump Uncle Beano Froelich (Joe Alaskey), Evie adjusted to her new found powers.
When Evie's mother first tried to tell her daughter about her
father's alien background, Evie commented "Like Mr. Lopez from
Although Evie's father could not visit Earth, (he
was still fighting a war with an alien race called the Frigians),
Evie was visited by her alien grandfather Zelig (Tom Bosley) who
traveled in a spaceship called the Anterias I.
On the last
episode of the series, Troy transported himself to Earth (his
wife, Donna accidentally transported to Anterias) but he
rematerialized in transparent form, so his identity was never
revealed to the viewers.
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