The Powers of Matthew Star (1982–1983)

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The adventures of high-school student Matthew Star, who is actually a superpowered alien prince from another world.

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 Matthew Star (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
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 Walt Shephard (21 episodes, 1982-1983)
Amy Steel ...
 Pam Elliott (14 episodes, 1982-1983)
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Matthew Star was a prince on the planet Quadris, who was forced to flee to Earth when his planet's government was overthrown by despots. On Earth, he took the form of an ordinary high-school student (albeit one with superpowers), and was accompanied by his guardian Walt, who became the school's science teacher. The American government knew of Matthew and Walt's origin, and used them to act as agents on occasion. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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17 September 1982 (USA)  »

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Der Junge vom anderen Stern  »

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In the alternative pilot, Matthew was called "David". He did not know about his true heritage or his powers, and also had a different guardian. The alternative pilot eventually aired as a "lost" episode. Peter Barton did a voiceover at the start in order to explain the differences between it and the rest of the series. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) See more »

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great memories of this show
28 July 2004 | by (new york, usa) – See all my reviews

i too recall this show with nostalgia. recently i watched "alive" (for about the tenth time) and the actor portraying "tin tin" looked like someone i remembered from a childhood TV show of mine. it took a few moments to recollect, and i didn't have it quite right as i searched IMDb for "matthew powers." eventually i found the right title to the show, and name of the character, and the name of the actor, peter barton. as a young kid during the (brief!) run of that show, i was rapt with attention, and it made an indelible impression on me, obviously. it's gotta be that that whole thing we have as kids - feeling and fantasizing that we have fantastic powers.


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