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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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1983   1982  

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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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In the alternative pilot, Matthew was called "David". He did not know about his true heritage or his powers, and also had a different guardian. The alternative pilot eventually aired as a "lost" episode. Peter Barton did a voice-over at the start, in order to explain the differences between it and the rest of the series. See more »

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Referenced in Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) See more »

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The Powers of Matthew Star
1 November 2007 | by geminirat30See all my reviews

{Its hard to remember specifics about this show, but all i know is two things. I loved this show when i was younger, and NO ONE ELSE remembers it! Every sci fi geek I ask looks at me like i have two heads when i mention the name Matthew Star.}

I'm so with you chad. I'm so happy to be reading these comments and know that I am no longer alone. I was beginning to think I dreamt the damn show! LOL. I do hope someone will release it on DVD sooner or later. I'm sure they will. Just earlier in the year I was thinking the same for the Bionic Woman starring Lindsey Wagner and "viola" what did I just buy last month? The entire 3 seasons on DVD. So there is hope my powered friends. Be Patient! It will come! LOL


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1982 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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