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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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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USA

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English

Release Date:

19 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Mann vom anderen Stern See more »

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Runtime:

(22 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the original movie Scott Hayden (Jeff Bridges) had seven silver spheres, which were the tools of his civilization. Every time he used one it disappeared. In the series, Paul Forrester (Robert Hays) has only one silver sphere, but this one doesn't disappear after one use. 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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Spun-off from Starman (1984) See more »

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28 January 2009 | by GregorsoSee all my reviews

I liked the way that people would expect Starman to be a jerk (because the guy who's body he copied was kind of a jerk), but he would end up inspiring hope in everyone. I was impressed with how he handled his captor, George Fox, in the next to last episode.

In the motion picture, I always felt that it was wrong for Starman to get Jennie Hayden pregnant and just leave her. The TV series sort of helped to redeem that.

It made sense that, as an alien, he had a completely fresh perspective on things, and thus was a very creative photographer.

The stories were all set in the southwest U.S. The scene of Starman first emerging in Paul's body was cool.

A unique show that appeals to lovers of peace & social justice. I remember seeing a bumper sticker after it was cancelled: "Starman will return in a moment." The show was something new under the sun.


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