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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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Storyline

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)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Operation Double 007 (1993) See more »

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One of the better sci-fi shows of the 80's!
27 July 2005 | by lyndafanSee all my reviews

This is one of those shows that never make it pass their first season but is far better than the rubbish now. With great guest directors/writers like Star Trek veterans Leonard Nimoy and Walter Koenig this underrated gem from the early 1980's is a treat for fans looking to take a break from the Trek universe or just fans of great sci-fi TV. It also has a enjoyable cast, which for me is becoming harder to find in TV or film these days. Even the lovely Julie Newmar makes a small guest appearance in a episode. Granted it may not be the best sci-fi show ever, but The Powers Of Matthew Starr is a fun and entertaining show that you could watch with the family. It truly deserves to be on DVD.


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