The Phoenix (1981– )

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An ancient and powerful human-like alien is pursued on modern Earth while he searches for his long lost partner.

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Complete series cast summary:
 Bennu of the Golden Light / ... (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
 Justin Preminger (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
 Dr. Ward Frazier (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
 Dave / ... (2 episodes, 1981-1982)


An archaeological expedition in Peru exploring ancient Incan ruins uncovers a strange casket. When the seals are released, a white man, somehow still alive is discovered. The man turns out to be Bennu, a visitor from another planet. Information he was supposed to have had been stored in the casket, but was destroyed by the archaeologists when they opened it. Bennu must learn to survive on earth, avoiding Peruvian government representatives who want to worship him as a god, and US government agents who want to disect an alien. Written by Diane Mullen <>

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Release Date:

26 April 1981 (USA)  »

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(4 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Best scifi show ever!
21 August 2009 | by (Reno, Nevada) – See all my reviews

It might sound quaint to say this was the best scifi show ever, but given the time when this show was made (1981), it was WAY ahead of its time. What made this show so compelling wasn't the special effects but the entire conceptual premise, which was more far out and mystical than any other show before or since. As a long-time fan of scifi such as Star Wars and Star Trek, this show more than any other is the most memorable in influencing my young mind about the possibilities of extraterrestrial intelligence, consciousness, and the outer reaches of human potential. Despite only 5 shows, I still see its influence on my conceptions of what's possible to this day. Judson Scott did an outstanding job of portraying a highly evolved, spiritual, intelligent and compassionate being that has been unmatched since this show. Like others here I would do almost anything, pay almost anything to get a copy of the show.

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