Alien from a distant galaxy who returned to earth to find his son
on the sci-fi drama STARMAN/ABC/1986-87. The series is based on
John Carpenter's sci-fi film Starman (1984) starring Jeff Bridges about
an alien from outer space who had a brief romantic encounter with
a Wisconsin widow (Karen Allen).
After his spacecraft crashed, Starman's energy form discovered the
remote home of a woman whose husband had recently died. Using his strange powers, he cloned a duplicate
of the deceased spouse from the genetic DNA molecular blue-print
he found in bits of human hair placed in a scrap book.
disbelieving, the widow slowly began to realize that the cloned
look-alike was not her husband but an alien. However, attracted to
his form, she eventually aided him in reaching a rescue spacecraft
in the Arizona desert.
All the way across the country, the two were
pursued by special government agents who thought the alien's
presence on Earth was a threat to national security. Before
leaving Earth, the alien impregnated the widow with a child (she
The 1986 ABC television series STARMAN continued
the outer space tale 14 years later when "Starman" (played by
Robert Hays), a celestial map maker from the galactic coordinates
Latitude 57.60/Longitude 30.61 sensed a call for help through the
vastness of space and returned to Earth to find he had a
half-human/half alien teenage son named Scott Hayden (C. S.
Barnes), now an orphan.
Scott's foster parent's were killed when their car crashed over a
cliff. Scott, however, was saved by a mysterious blue energy force
which emanated from a golf ball-size silver sphere given by Starman to his mother
(Jenny) on his first visit to Earth.
To blend into
the Earth's society once again Starman assumed human form,
reproducing a duplicate of photo-journalist, Paul Edward Forrester
whose was killed in a helicopter crash while on assignment
photographing volcanic eruptions (presumably Mt. St. Helens) near
Seattle, Washington. Starman cloned the body from drops of blood left
in the snow at the wreckage site.
Eventually, both Scott and Starman met and began to search for Jenny Hayden (Erin Gray), the
Wisconsin widow who had bore Scott and had befriended Starman
Along the way Starman had to come to grips with the
peculiarities of human emotion and earthly customs (his favorite
food was Dutch apple pie) as well as keeping one step ahead of the
relentless special government agent George Fox (Mike Cavanaugh)
from the Federal Security Agency who pursued the alien..."the
creature," as he called him.
Remnants of Starman's spacecraft (the
same unearthly material in the silver spheres) were stored in
"Building 11," a high security US military installation located in
the desert of New Mexico. The spacecraft was coded specimen 617W.
his "Starman" father later found Jenny living in Seguaro, New Mexico under
the assumed name of Karen Isley. She had become an emotional
recluse after giving her son up for adoption. To support herself
financially, Jenny had earned money by
painting Starscapes which contained the configuration of Starman's
Scott and Starman
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