A childhood cancer survivor, Jeff took every opportunity to help support Sick Kids Hospital, focusing on Daisy’s Eye Cancer Fund (a Childhood Retinoblastoma Research foundation), which has made great strides and has even helped the amazing progress of his own son’s Retinoblastoma treatment. One of the many ways he helped support the Fund was through his annual ‘ It’s a Very Healey Christmas ‘ charity show at his club, Healey’s (opened in 2001, it was one of two nightclubs that would bear Jeff’s name in his home town of Toronto).
The series was also remade as a feature film in 1999 starring Christopher Lloyd as the Martian and Jeff Daniels as Tim. This film was released and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures . Ray Walston was featured in the film (both Bill Bixby and Pamela Britton had since died; the former in 1993 and the latter in 1974) and played another Martian who had been trapped on Earth since the time of the first series and wore a similar space suit from the series; his cover was now that of a Government investigator of unidentified flying objects. However, the premise was changed: Martians such as Lloyd's "Uncle Martin" are now non-humanoids with four arms, four legs, and three eyes who use a gumball (which they call "nerplex") to assume human form. The "nerplex" comes in a selection that will turn the person ingesting it into assorted life forms, including Martian, Venusian and one to "never use" (Venox 7).
I have done a post on Hemant Kumar-Lata Mangeshkar duets . Rimjhim ke ye pyare pyare geet liye is a Talat Mahmood-Lata Mangeshkar duet which I have covered in my post on duets of Talat Mahmood . Ye raat bheegi bheegi the famous Manna Dey- Lata Mangeshkar duet should figure whenever it fits a theme which I like. As you might have noticed I am not moving linearly but whatever takes my fancy, so my blog is a combination of structured and unstructured posts. Another thing you might have observed is that I am looking for things which are somewhat away from commonplace.