The Powers Of Matthew Star (1983)
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Matthew Starr appears to be a normal teenager. But in reality, he's an alien from another planet, Quadris. And not only that he is the prince. It seems that years ago, his planet was invaded, and as a member of the ruling family, he has or at least will have certain powers that could be used to defeat the invaders. So, a man whom the rulers of the planet trusted was instructed to take their son and go to the planet Earth, cause it closely resembles, Quadris. Matthew, now a teenager, who has to leave everytime the invaders find him and Walt, the man his parents instructed to take care of him, decides that it's time to take a stand. So while trying to live on Earth, he must fend off the invaders, when they come after him. Midway through the season, the plot involving the invaders, was dropped, and Walt and Matthew moved away from the small that they were staying in, and are now working for a man named Wymore, who was aware of who they are but agreed to keep it to himself in exchange for them doing a few missions on the behalf of the government.
Title: Powers Of Matthew Star, The
Runtime: 60 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Buried.com Rating: 7.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With P
Leslie H. Martinson
Peter Barton ...Matthew Star (22 episodes, 1982-1983)
Louis Gossett Jr. ...Walt Shephard (21 episodes, 1982-1983)
Amy Steel ...Pam Elliott (14 episodes, 1982-1983)
James Karen ...Major Wymore /
Michael Fairman ...Mr. Heller (4 episodes, 1982)
Justin Mastro ...Richard Lopez /
John Crawford ...General F.J. Tucker (2 episodes, 1982)
Chip Frye ...Bob Alexander (2 episodes, 1982)
Amy De Souza ...Little Girl /
Andrew Ethier ...Ned /
Margaret Fitzgerald ...Monica Kraft (2 episodes, 1982)
Barry Van Dyke ...Coach Curtis (2 episodes, 1982)
- Tom Cruise screen tested for the role of Matthew Starr - and failed (his test was alongside Heather Locklear)
The premiere of the series was delayed several months after star Peter Barton was severely burned in an accident on the set.
Series stars Peter Barton and Amy Steel would later go on to become alum of the popular slasher series Friday the 13th.
There was another pilot episode filmed. Matthew was originally called "David". He didn't know his true heritage, or about his powers. He also had a different guardian. The episode did make it to air as a "lost" episode. Peter Barton did a voice over at the start of the episode to explain the differences between this episode and the rest of the series.
Externals for Crestridge High School were shot at the closed Neff High School campus, La Mirada, CA.
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high school, teenager, alien, suburbia, california
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