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




1983   1982  




Complete series cast summary:
 Matthew Star (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Walt Shepherd (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Pam Elliott (13 episodes, 1982-1983)
 Major Wymore (9 episodes, 1983)


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 <>

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Adventure | Sci-Fi





Release Date:

17 September 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Junge vom anderen Stern  »

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Technical Specs


(22 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Peter Barton and Amy Steel both appeared in the popular slasher series Friday the 13th, albeit in different installments. Steel starred in Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), while Barton appeared in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984). See more »

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good concept....
11 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this show when I was about 10 or 11. From what I remember, Gossett Jr. and Barton were from another planet. Barton had a special power to change other people's way of thinking, or actions or something like that. He would close his eyes and some "magic" would happen. Gossett Jr. was his "guide" like. He was there to lead him and teach him the ways of the "earth bound people". Gossett Jr. did not have any powers from what I remember. Also. form what I remember, is that it came on every Friday night. I still think they should put this on DVD anyway, but don't think that will happen. I could not wait to see it, and was disappointed to hear that it was canceled just as quickly as it started.

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