Strange Companions (television) A veteran bush pilot and an orphan stowaway crash in a dense Canadian forest, encounter many hardships, and are finally rescued many months later. Prepared for the American television show, but did not air. First aired in Canada on December 4, 1983. Directed by Frank Zuniga. Later shown on The Disney Channel. Stars Doug McClure (Archie), Michael Sharrett (David), Marj Dusay (Mae).