Fourteen years after he visited Earth, an alien returns and assumes the identity of a photographer to reconnect with the son he left behind and find the boy's mother. A sequel to John Carpenter's 1984 film that starred Jeff Bridges.

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Season 1, Episode 1 Pilot Episode

First Aired: September 19, 1986

In the series pilot, the alien (Robert Hays) from the 1984 movie returns to Earth and assumes the body of photographer Paul Forrester to help the son he left behind. First up: Starman's attempts to win over his son are hindered by a Government official. Scott: C.B. Barnes. George Fox: Michael Cavanaugh. Elizabeth: Mimi Kuzyk. General: Jason Wingreen.

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