These days the semi-sitcom idea that Gene was flirting with might actually work better with today's audiences.
Oh, it could've worked as a sitcom at the time, in theory; there were plenty of '60s sitcoms about strangers in a strange land with superhuman abilities, like My Favorite Martian
and I Dream of Jeannie
. And there were spy and crimefighter sitcoms like Get Smart
too. So potentially an Assignment: Earth
sitcom could've fit right into the '60s TV landscape. It's just that this particular pilot script was really bad.