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

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Was a good series
14 March 2005 | by black_wolf_1970See all my reviews

This was a good series but had two problems a low budget and a bland set of writers, it was one of the series that if they had done it correctly would have ran for as long as X-files, with the same cult following but they killed it in the first pilot, then they tried to up grade it but they never gave it a chance to find itself before it was killed off. If any thing they should have played more on Starr discovering his powers and the episode with his mom was great but they never developed it beyond the cute guy saves day teen girl show looking at the cute guy, oh well, maybe they will get it right in another series in the future


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1982 (USA) See more »

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(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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