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?


Tom Cruise screen tested, alongside Heather Locklear, for the role of Matthew Star. He failed. See more »

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Oddities of Matthew Star...
11 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember on this how that Matthew Star's powers were helped in part by the fact that he had two hearts and apparently his heart and people from his planet's hearts beat like 16 times per minute. I think about this a lot considering that whomever wrote that had a pretty good idea that if this were actually true in real life then the physical and even mental strength of human beings would be considerably stronger than they are now and in a sense could possibly create some of the almost telepathic like powers that were so sci-fi on the show. It seems like a lot the one season shows are gaining popularity again via discussions like this on the internet. It would be nice to see the companies that own them to begin putting them out on DVD. They put the really old ones out ( they even color them ), why not these type of shows?

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