Can of Worms (television) A Disney Channel Original Movie, premiering on April 10, 1999. 14-year-old Mike Pillsbury is a great storyteller who spins elaborate tales about imaginary aliens who he believes left him on a doorstep to be raised by earthlings. When a schoolmate humiliates him at a dance, he sends a plea into space begging for aliens to rescue him from Earth. Mike opens a can of worms when the aliens actually arrive, leaving him responsible for saving the world. Directed by Paul Schneider. Stars Michael Shulman (Mike Pillsbury), Marcus Turner (Scott), Erika Christensen (Katelyn), Adam Wylie (Nick), Andrew Ducote (Jay), Malcolm McDowell (voice of Barnabus). Filmed entirely on location in Vancouver, British Columbia.