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Northstar (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Sci-Fi  -  10 August 1986 (USA)
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An astronaut's ship passes through a strange magnetic field on its way back to Earth, and when he emerges from it after landing, he finds he has acquired superhuman powers and a super-genius IQ.

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Maj. Jack North
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Col. Even Marshall
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Astronaut Jack North is hit by mysterious solar radiation while photographing an eclipse during a spacewalk. Returned to Earth, scientists find that as long as his eyes are exposed to the ultraviolet in sunlight, his mental and physical abilities are boosted to superhuman levels. More than a few minutes of exposure risks overload and death, so he needs to wear special sunglasses. Wearing the glasses or at night, he's a normal human. But in sunlight, he can think like a computer, recall everything, has super-senses and super-strength and can run as fast as a motorcycle. North uses his newfound abilities to investigate the murder of his best friend and fellow astronaut. Written by Anonymous

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Maj. Jack North: [Burning soil to "see" the chemicals] Damn. Blood.
Dr. Alison Taylor: So what? He was pretty cut up from the fall.
Maj. Jack North: Yeah, but what's it doing up here?
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"I almost pass for Superman ..."
15 April 2005 | by (Birmingham, UK) – See all my reviews

I don't know about anyone else, but I thought this film was brilliant (for it's time). This guy was the closest human equivalent of Superman ever portrayed, and I liked the fact that he didn't really WANT these powers in the first place. To my annoyance, a lot of these "new" heroes seem only too happy to slap on the spandex and start running around wreaking havoc in the name of the Greater Good, often having the reverse effect.

Now I KNOW special effects in the 80s didn't have the panache of the 90s with its CGI, and that somewhat cheesy performances were the norm with a lot of 80s TV actors! But I feel the film's makers did a pretty good job with what they had, and the plot wasn't half bad either!

(NB - I originally posted this comment on 10-Nov-2000 as IronFan, which I've since deleted)


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