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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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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)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

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

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Happy Memories...
26 March 2013 | by ktfahel-79-170830See all my reviews

My husband and I were dating when this show came on. He worked a late shift, so I would go over to his place and hang out with his father. Bud (my FIL) and I would watch Matthew Starr and Miami Vice together. I can still hear Bud say, "OK, let's see how Matthew dumps Pam THIS week!" We recorded the shows so that my husband could see them, too, but original airings (and a mutual love of music) were something special between Bud and me, and helped us develop a lovely friendship.

We were both crushed when first they changed Matthew to an agent ("Work for us or everyone will know your secret!" Duh duh DAAAAAA!) and then cancellation (mercy killing?).

My father-in-law passed away in 1999. I wrote a poem for him, and, on the bottom, simply wrote, "Goodnight, Matthew Starr." My husband, of course, got it.


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