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* ''VideoGame/AnotherWorld'', a game with the title changed to this to avoid confusion with a popular soap opera at the time.

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* ''VideoGame/AnotherWorld'', a game with the title changed to this in America to avoid confusion with a popular soap opera at the time.
15th Oct '13 12:47:57 AM EarlOfSandvich
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[[quoteright:334:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/out_of_this_world-show_8151.jpg]]

Short Version: That show you vaguely remember about the alien girl who could freeze time.

Evie Garland, the main character, is [[HalfHumanHybrid half-alien]], which gives her a variety of special powers, which get her in and out of trouble on this syndicated half-hour SitCom which ran from 1987 to 1991. She lives with her human mother Donna, and only communicates with her Anterian alien father Troy via a crystal on her desk (voiced by Burt Reynolds, the producer of the show).

All Anterians have a variety of powers, including the ability to "Gleep", or to will simple, non-mechanical objects into existence. As Evie is only half-Anterian, her powers are less refined than a full-blooded Anterian. Evie's main power is the ability to freeze and unfreeze time by placing her fingers or palms together, respectively. Later in the show, on her sixteenth birthday, she gets the ability to teleport.

Donna and Evie must keep her powers a secret from various [[SecretChaser nosy side-characters]], which include the oblivious Mayor Kyle Applegate, the dim-witted Buzz Belmondo, and Evie's high school sweetheart Chris Fuller. Donna's brother Beano is also a frequently recurring guest, and the only other character to know Evie's secret.

The show is extremely similar in format to the later ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' and probably second only to ''SmallWonder'' in the "Oh, '''that's''' what that show was called!" hall of fame.

Not to be confused with Eric Chahi's legendary French side-scrolling adventure game masterpiece, also known as ''VideoGame/AnotherWorld''. Also not to be confused with the surreal JamHandy short film about bread, which would eventually be riffed on ''MST3K.''
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!!''OutOfThisWorld'' provides examples of:
* AlienAmongUs
* {{Animorphism}}: In one episode, Uncle Beano is accidentally gleeped into a dog.
* [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute Alien Girl]]
* TheDitz: Buzz
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday
* DropInCharacter: The Garland household apparently has an open-door policy for neighbors, family members, and local government officials.
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: Evie Garland
* FantasticAesop
* FantasticComedy
* FunctionalMagic: Gleeping restrictions
* GenderBender: With a heady LesYay chaser. Evie turned herself into "Stevie" in one episode to provide a date for her chronically single best friend. Yes, this was real.
* HalfHourComedy
* HumanMomNonhumanDad: Resulting in a HalfHumanHybrid.
* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Voice]]: [[spoiler: Burt Reynolds]] is Evie's Dad's voice!
** Evie's love interest would later go on to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII fight Sephiroth]].
* NewSuperPower: Evie will occasionally develop alterations to her powers or random new super powers due to "glitches".
* NoFourthWall: Evie will frequently freeze time to share an aside with another character, or even the audience itself.
* NosyNeighbor
* RealityWarper
* RealSongThemeTune: "Would You Like To Swing On A Star?" with new lyrics.
* SecretKeeper: Donna and Beano.
* SitCom
* StupidBoss: Mayor Kyle Applegate.
* TheDanza: Donna Garland was played by Donna Pescow.
* TimeStandsStill[=/=]TeleportersAndTransporters: Evie's powers.
* TouchedByVorlons: On several occasions, Donna Garland had some of Evie's or Troy's powers transfered to her, which she had difficulty controlling.
* TheUnReveal: Troy, who is never seen, finally makes a trip to Earth in the Finale - where a teleport glitch renders him ''transparent''.
** BolivianArmyEnding: In a manner of speaking. At some point Donna and Troy swap places in the finale, and she is still stranded on Anterias (and he is still stranded on Earth) at the end. We never find out how they switch back because the series was canceled.
* UselessSuperpowers: Evie's practically unbounded "Gleeping" power is reliably unreliable at crucial plot moments in practically every episode.
* TheVoice: Troy of Anterias.
* WildTeenParty: Evie use her powers to clean it up. Then, when her mom is back, the effects stop and home is messy again in front of the mother.
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[[quoteright:334:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/out_of_this_world-show_8151.jpg]]

Short Version: That show you vaguely remember about the alien girl who could freeze time.

Evie Garland, the main character, is [[HalfHumanHybrid half-alien]], which gives her a variety
''Out of special powers, which get her in and out of trouble on this syndicated half-hour SitCom which ran from 1987 to 1991. She lives with her human mother Donna, and only communicates with her Anterian alien father Troy via a crystal on her desk (voiced by Burt Reynolds, the producer of the show).

All Anterians have a variety of powers, including the ability to "Gleep", or to will simple, non-mechanical objects into existence. As Evie is only half-Anterian, her powers are less refined than a full-blooded Anterian. Evie's main power is the ability to freeze and unfreeze time by placing her fingers or palms together, respectively. Later in the show, on her sixteenth birthday, she gets the ability to teleport.

Donna and Evie must keep her powers a secret from various [[SecretChaser nosy side-characters]], which include the oblivious Mayor Kyle Applegate, the dim-witted Buzz Belmondo, and Evie's high school sweetheart Chris Fuller. Donna's brother Beano is also a frequently recurring guest, and the only other character to know Evie's secret.

World'' can refer to:
* [[Series/OutOfThisWorld
The show is extremely similar in format to the later ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' and probably second only to ''SmallWonder'' in the "Oh, '''that's''' what that show was called!" hall of fame.

Not to be confused with Eric Chahi's legendary French side-scrolling adventure
series]]
* ''VideoGame/AnotherWorld'', a
game masterpiece, also known as ''VideoGame/AnotherWorld''. Also not to be confused with the surreal JamHandy short film about bread, which would eventually be riffed on ''MST3K.''
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!!''OutOfThisWorld'' provides examples of:
* AlienAmongUs
* {{Animorphism}}: In one episode, Uncle Beano is accidentally gleeped into a dog.
* [[CuteMonsterGirl Cute Alien Girl]]
* TheDitz: Buzz
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday
* DropInCharacter: The Garland household apparently has an open-door policy for neighbors, family members, and local government officials.
* ExtraordinarilyEmpoweredGirl: Evie Garland
* FantasticAesop
* FantasticComedy
* FunctionalMagic: Gleeping restrictions
* GenderBender: With a heady LesYay chaser. Evie turned herself into "Stevie" in one episode
title changed to provide a date for her chronically single best friend. Yes, this was real.
* HalfHourComedy
* HumanMomNonhumanDad: Resulting in a HalfHumanHybrid.
* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Voice]]: [[spoiler: Burt Reynolds]] is Evie's Dad's voice!
** Evie's love interest would later go on
to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII fight Sephiroth]].
* NewSuperPower: Evie will occasionally develop alterations to her powers or random new super powers due to "glitches".
* NoFourthWall: Evie will frequently freeze time to share an aside
avoid confusion with another character, or even the audience itself.
* NosyNeighbor
* RealityWarper
* RealSongThemeTune: "Would You Like To Swing On A Star?" with new lyrics.
* SecretKeeper: Donna and Beano.
* SitCom
* StupidBoss: Mayor Kyle Applegate.
* TheDanza: Donna Garland was played by Donna Pescow.
* TimeStandsStill[=/=]TeleportersAndTransporters: Evie's powers.
* TouchedByVorlons: On several occasions, Donna Garland had some of Evie's or Troy's powers transfered to her, which she had difficulty controlling.
* TheUnReveal: Troy, who is never seen, finally makes
a trip to Earth in the Finale - where a teleport glitch renders him ''transparent''.
** BolivianArmyEnding: In a manner of speaking. At some point Donna and Troy swap places in the finale, and she is still stranded on Anterias (and he is still stranded on Earth)
popular soap opera at the end. We never find out how they switch back because the series was canceled.
* UselessSuperpowers: Evie's practically unbounded "Gleeping" power is reliably unreliable at crucial plot moments in practically every episode.
* TheVoice: Troy of Anterias.
* WildTeenParty: Evie use her powers to clean it up. Then, when her mom is back, the effects stop and home is messy again in front of the mother.
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