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The Powers of Matthew Star 

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

Complete series cast summary:
Peter Barton ...  Matthew Star 22 episodes, 1982-1983
Louis Gossett Jr. ...  Walt Shepherd 22 episodes, 1982-1983
Amy Steel ...  Pam Elliott 13 episodes, 1982-1983
James Karen ...  Major Wymore 9 episodes, 1983
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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 <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Junge vom anderen Stern See more »

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Runtime:

(22 episodes)

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Tom Cruise screentested, alongside Heather Locklear, for the role of Matthew Star. He failed. See more »

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Bad TV Show
9 September 2003 | by WalletGuySee all my reviews

Even in the fashion-tragic 80's, Matthew Star (Peter Barton), the Alien prince of Quadris looked foolish. The white jumpsuit, the Farrah hair, the pseudo-Michael Jackson glove. Midway through the run of the series, the producers took a good, long look at their Star. Their solution? Matthew became a secret agent. Better solution? Cancellation.


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