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Release Date:
19 September 1986 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 14)

Robert Hays ... Paul Forrester / ... (22 episodes, 1986-1987)

Christopher Daniel Barnes ... Scott Hayden (22 episodes, 1986-1987)

Michael Cavanaugh ... George Fox (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Patrick Culliton ... FSA Agent Wiley / ... (10 episodes, 1986-1987)

Series Directed by
Claudio Guzmán (7 episodes, 1986-1987)
Mike Gray (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bill Duke (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Robert Chenault (2 episodes, 1986)
Charles S. Dubin (2 episodes, 1986)
Nick Marck (2 episodes, 1987)
Nancy Malone (1 episode, 1986)
Bob Sweeney (1 episode, 1986)
Robert Hays (1 episode, 1987)

Bob Dahlin (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Geoffrey Fischer (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
James S. Henerson (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
James G. Hirsch (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Michael Marks (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Peggy Goldman (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Tom Lazarus (2 episodes, 1986)
Steven Hollander (2 episodes, 1987)
Syrie Astrahan James (2 episodes, 1987)
Mike Gray (1 episode, 1986)
John Mason (1 episode, 1986)
Randall Wallace (1 episode, 1986)

Series Produced by
Deborah Ellis Leoni .... consulting producer (3 episodes, 1986)
Wayne Hanks .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1987)
Joel Chernoff .... consulting producer (2 episodes, 1986)
Michael Douglas .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1986)
Mike Gray .... producer (2 episodes, 1986)
James S. Henerson .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1986)
James G. Hirsch .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1986)
John Mason .... producer (2 episodes, 1986)
Leon Tokatyan .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 1986)

Jeanne Byrd .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Dana Kaproff (20 episodes, 1986-1987)
Series Cinematography by
Eric D. Andersen (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Film Editing by
Art Stafford (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Casting by
Dick Dinman (4 episodes, 1986)

Sally Lear (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Robert Purcell (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Ross Bellah (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Set Decoration by
Audrey A. Blasdel (2 episodes, 1986)
Deborah Siegel (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Costume Design by
Grady Hunt (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Makeup Department
Lee Crawford .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1986)
Don Marando .... makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 1986)
James R. Scribner .... makeup supervisor (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Production Management
James A. Dennett .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Lansbury .... second assistant director (19 episodes, 1986-1987)
James Griffin .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Bob Dahlin .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1986)
Nick Marck .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1986)
Joseph Adamson .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1987)
John Slosser .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1987)

Joel Chernoff .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
John Sexton .... property master (2 episodes, 1986)
Hank Stonecipher .... supervising construction coordinator (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Sound Department
G. Michael Graham .... sound editor (2 episodes, 1986)
Tom Overton .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1986)

Mark Friedgen .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Steve Purcell .... special effects (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Hank Baumert .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1986)

Kenny Bates .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Andy Gill .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Barry Wexler .... key grip (22 episodes, 1986-1987)
Donald L. Hartley .... dolly grip (20 episodes, 1986-1987)
John C. Moulds .... first assistant camera (9 episodes, 1986)
Kevin McGill .... assistant camera (8 episodes, 1987)
Jud Kehl .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1986)
Scott Spencer .... chief lighting technician (2 episodes, 1986)

Glenn Corbett .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Dale E. House .... pilot: camera helicopter (unknown episodes)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... still photographer: props (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Tim Flack .... executive in charge of casting (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
David McGough .... costume supervisor (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Music Department
Edward Karam .... orchestrator (3 episodes, 1986-1987)
Series Other crew
Wayne Hanks .... production assistant (16 episodes, 1986-1987)
Geoffrey Fischer .... executive script consultant (2 episodes, 1986)
Michael Hamilton .... main title design (2 episodes, 1986)
Tom Lazarus .... executive story editor (2 episodes, 1986)
Maria Lease .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1986)

Lars Hedman .... aviation coordinator (unknown episodes)
John D. Sarviss .... helicopter pilot (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
60 min (22 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The series takes place 14 years later from the events of Starman (1984).See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows Starman (1984)See more »


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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Not Bad, 26 January 2003
Author: Manth_Sigdaw from Houston, TX

This TV show to the movie wasn't bad at all. It wasn't stellar, but it was fairly interesting, and sometimes cool. I used to be very pumped to watch this show back in 1986 when I was in 3rd grade. Here's the gist of the TV series---The Alien returns to Earth and takes up a new human form, this time the body of a dead photographer named Paul Forrester. Paul/The Alien then finds his son Scott. Though how his son aged 14 years in 2 years is beyond me. The movie took place in 1984, this TV series took place in 1986, so the age difference in the kid always baffled me. For a while I thought the kid just aged quickly, being half alien and all. But it was clear that the TV series ignored some key elements of the movie and constantly says the Alien's first visit as happening "14 years ago", aka 1972, not 1984.

Anyway, this was a good show. Though why Paul/The Alien was always searching for Jenny/His wife was confusing to me. So you find the mom and then what? I don't remember all the details of the series, but I do know that it ended on a boring note. They find the mother, and the show ended bam like that. After just one year. Very depressing. I thought this series had a lot more potential, but it never lived up to it. "Starman" basically worked like "The Incredible Hulk", with Paul/The Alien and his son Scott going from town to town looking for Jenny and helping out some strange goobers along the ways.

By the way, I heard Sci-Fi Channel has started airing this series at night on the weekends. Check your local listings.

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