An alien returns to Earth years after an earlier visit to reunite with his Earth son and together, they search for the alien's human wife.

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 Paul Forrester / ... (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
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 Scott Hayden (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
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 George Fox (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Patrick Culliton ...
 FSA Agent Wiley / ... (10 episodes, 1986-1987)
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In this series, the alien returns to find and assist the child he fathered fourteen years before on his visit to Earth. When he arrives, he takes on the identity of Paul Forrester, a prize-winning free-lance photographer with a rather wild reputation killed in a helicopter accident. He finds the child (Scott Hayden) and his mother (Jenny) have been separated. Paul convinces Scott to help him to locate Jenny, his friend from his first visit to Earth. Unfortunately, their search is plagued by George Fox, a paranoid government agent who feels Paul and Scott are dangerous and wants to capture, examine, and probably kill them. Written by Jim Brawn <jim_brawn@amuc.mtroyal.ab.ca>

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19 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Der Mann vom anderen Stern  »

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In the original movie Scott Hayden (Jeff Bridges) had seven little silver spheres to use his powers. Every each he used one of them, the sphere has gone and disappeared. In the series, Paul Forrester (Robert Hays) has only one silver sphere, but this one doesn't disappear after one use. See more »

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worthy TV sequel to a theatrical film
15 September 2001 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

This show picks up 14 years after the movie left off. The alien returns to earth to find the woman he had met during the movie and the child he had fathered. He finds the son, now a teenager, and together they search for the mother, while being hounded by a government agent. In the movie, the woman helped Starman (who apparantly had no corporal form of his own and assumes the body of a photographer who has just died in a helicopter accident in the show) learn about earth customs; in the tv show, the son does the same.

All in all, I thought this was a decent television show and a worthy companion to one of my favorite movies of all time.


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