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The Powers of Matthew Star is an American sci-fi television series that aired from September 17, 1982 through April 8, 1983, on NBC. It starred Peter Barton as the title character, alien prince Matthew ‘E’Hawke’ Star of the planet Quadris. Also starring were Amy Steel as Pam Elliot, Matthew’s girlfriend at Crestridge High, and Louis Gossett, Jr. as Matthew’s guardian Walt ‘D’hai’ Shepherd.

In 2002, The Powers of Matthew Star was ranked #22 on the list of TV Guide's "50 Worst TV Shows of All Time".

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Series Cast

  1. Peter Barton

    Peter Barton

    Matthew Star (E'Hawke)

    22 Episodes

  2. Louis Gossett Jr.

    Louis Gossett Jr.

    Walter "Walt" Shepherd (D'Hai)

    22 Episodes

  3. Amy Steel

    Amy Steel

    Pamela Elliot

    22 Episodes

  4. James Karen

    James Karen

    Major Wymore

    22 Episodes

  5. John Crawford

    John Crawford

    General Tucker

    22 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1982 | 22 Episodes

Season 1 of The Powers of Matthew Star premiered on September 17, 1982.

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The Powers of Matthew Star
The Powers of Matthew Star


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m



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