An alien returns to Earth years after an earlier visit to reunite with his Earth son and together, they search for the alien's human wife.

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Mike Gray, John Mason
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Hays ...  Paul Forrester / ... 22 episodes, 1986-1987
Christopher Daniel Barnes ...  Scott Hayden 22 episodes, 1986-1987
Michael Cavanaugh ...  George Fox 22 episodes, 1986-1987
Patrick Culliton Patrick Culliton ...  FSA Agent Wiley / ... 10 episodes, 1986-1987
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In this series, the alien returns to find and assist the child he fathered fourteen years before on his visit to Earth. When he arrives, he takes on the identity of Paul Forrester, a prize-winning free-lance photographer with a rather wild reputation killed in a helicopter accident. He finds the child (Scott Hayden) and his mother (Jenny) have been separated. Paul convinces Scott to help him to locate Jenny, his friend from his first visit to Earth. Unfortunately, their search is plagued by George Fox, a paranoid government agent who feels Paul and Scott are dangerous and wants to capture, examine, and probably kill them. Written by Jim Brawn <jim_brawn@amuc.mtroyal.ab.ca>

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Country:

USA

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English

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19 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mann vom anderen Stern See more »

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(22 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Jeff Bridges was not offered to return in the role for the television series. See more »

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The trouble is the math does not work. NASA launched the Voyager probes in 1977. This was found by the Starman in the first movie and was his "invitation" to visit Earth. The show takes place in 1986 and Scott is now 14 year old. Which means Starman visited Earth 14 years earlier, which would be 1972 -- five years before the Voyagers were launched. See more »

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Follows Starman (1984) See more »

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They don't make TV like this anymore
25 November 2005 | by ZaxzarSee all my reviews

This was a great show. The series was a sequel to the theatrical film of the same name, although with entirely new actors. The episodes focused on Paul Forrester "Starman" and his 14 year old son Scott Hayden, in their quest to find Scott's mother Jenny Hayden. Constantly on their tail was federal agent George Fox, seeking to capture them. Most episodes showed how Starman learned not only about living on Earth, but about being a father to Scott. There were some genuine touching moments as they both loved and lost, and always had to move on to another location. Although a sci-fi series, the episodes all had human interest stories.

Today's sci-fi shows are all about special effects and gore. No sci-fi show comes close to being what Starman was. It's a shame that this series isn't on DVD. Since it only ran one season and the studio that owns the rights seems to have an aversion to 80's shows, it most likely never will. If the sci-fi channel ever shows the reruns again, and you've never seen this show, tape them and watch them with your family. There is no gore and almost no violence. This a family viewing series.


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