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Starman - Complete Series (1986)

Robert Hayes , C.B. Barnes  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robert Hayes, C.B. Barnes, Michael Cavanaugh
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: SPE
  • DVD Release Date: April 16, 2012
  • Run Time: 940 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007G8SEF2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,855 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Based on the hit Oscar(r) - nominated movie directed by John Carpenter, starring Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen! The alien returns to find and assist the child he fathered 14 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 and his mother 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.

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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At long last STARMAN arrives on DVD!!! March 11, 2012
By FRED
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STARMAN (1986-87) arrives on DVD at long last! It's been a LONG WAIT (25 years!) but this CLASSIC 1980's sci-fi/fantasy TV series is finally being released on DVD! STARRING Robert Hays ("Airplane!) as Paul Forrester/Starman, C.B. (Christopher Daniel) Barnes ("Brady Bunch: The Movie") as Scott Hayden, Michael Cavanaugh ("Dark Shadows: The Revival") as George Fox; co-starring Patrick Culliton as Wiley. Fourteen years after the events of the "Starman" movie starring Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen, the alien returns to Earth to locate the son he's never known. He assumes the identity (and body via cloning) of Paul Forrester, a recently deceased freelance photographer and soon, he and Scott begin a quest to locate Jenny Hayden, Scott's mother. The duo are pursued by George Fox, a government agent determined to capture them both. The following is a list of all 22 episodes of STARMAN.
1. "THE RETURN"--Guest Starring Mimi Kuzyk ("Wolf"), Jason Wingreen, Lydie Denier ("Tarzan")
2. "LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON"--Guest Starring Candy Clark ("American Graffiti"), Robyn Lively ("Teen Witch", "Twin Peaks")
3. "FATAL FLAW"--Guest Starring Patricia McPherson ("Knight Rider"), Sam Melville ("The Rookies"), Kenneth Tobey ("The Thing From Another World")
4. "THE BLUE LIGHTS"--Guest Starring Rick Hurst, Margot Rose
5. "BEST BUDDIES"--Guest Starring Cliff Potts ("Silent Running"), John Anderson
6. "SECRETS"--Guest Starring Lisa Blount ("Prince of Darkness")
7. "ONE FOR THE ROAD"--Guest Starring Ami Dolenz ("She's Out of Control"), Robert Donner ("Mork & Mindy"), Henry G. Sanders ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman")
8. "PEREGRINE"--Guest Starring Margaret Klenck, David Hayward, Jason Bernard ("V: The Mini-Series")
9. "SOCIETY'S PET"--Guest Starring Janet Leigh ("Psycho")
10.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Gem! March 28, 2012
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Starman is a gem of a TV show that was largely missed when originally aired, and later became a fan favorite with reruns on The Scifi Channel generating legions of fans who declare it one of their top ten shows of all time. Many say the TV series, a sequel to the movie (which had earned Jeff Bridges his first Oscar nomination), was even better than the movie. It managed to turn a chase for an alien into a show with strong family values between father and son (almost an oxymoron these days), a show where each learns from the other, with a theme about helping people to better lives along the way, in locales from Seattle to Sedona. Order and enjoy with your family.

And for more "episodes", check out the Starman fan fiction on Archive of Our Own dot org.

From the Starman fan club: "The 1986-87 television season saw something remarkable -- an hour-long drama suitable for family viewing. The show was STARMAN. Most people never saw it."

"A few of the properties that make STARMAN an outstanding series are:

* Fine writing, directing, acting, production values.
* Strong-but-gentle male role models.
* A warm father-son relationship; level-headed, respectful parenting.
* Peaceful problem-solving through honest communication.
* Non-sexist, non-racist, non-ageist attitudes.
* Treatments of numerous social and environmental issues.
* A minimum of violence, car chases, explosions, even with suspense scenes aplenty."

Update on quality of the discs: I've just received my disc set and can say the picture and sound quality are outstanding. If you're a long time fan and viewed this series on other media going all the way back to 25 year-old VHS tapes, you'll be amazed at the clarity.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent, family-friendly sci-fi show March 19, 2012
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You know, there's a pretty short list of big-screen movies that have spawned successful t.v. series. Off the top of my head, there's BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, M*A*S*H, STARGATE SG-1, and FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. And while calling this short-lived small-screen continuation of STARMAN "successful" might be stretching it a bit, I definitely feel the show outdid the movie in most every way.

The basic, Fugitive-style plot, of course, was nothing groundbreaking. But where Starman shines is in the casting. It may be hard at first to put aside one's memories of Jeff Bridges--he did, after all, receive an Oscar nomination for his role in the feature film--but Robert Hayes quickly makes it his own. It helps that his alien character actually takes on a DIFFERENT body than the one in the film, so hopefully he is easier for audiences to accept. Alien "fish out of water" stories were also nothing new, even in 1986. But again, Hayes is up the challenge. His Paul Forrester may be an innocent in a cynical world, but his message of peace and understanding is universal.

Likewise, the producers struck gold with C.B. (later Christopher Daniel, and no, that doesn't really make sense to me either) Barnes as the teenage offspring of Forrester and the human Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen in the film and Erin Gray capably filling her shoes here). While Forrester feels a need to protect and teach his son, the boy also does both for him.

And then there's Michael Cavanaugh as George Fox, a man who is Jack McGee to Forrester's Incredible Hulk. Fox is determined to capture this man from the stars, as well as his half-human progeny ("Children are the hope of your species, not the danger," Forrester tells an unsympathetic Fox).
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5.0 out of 5 stars It was my favorite series in the 80s
It was my favorite series in the 80s. It aired around the time of my dad's death, so I really bonded with the character played by Robert Hays, who made a great dad in the series.
Published 6 days ago by Daniel LaRue
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
I used to watch this as a kid, it's a shame they did not continue and do another series ended too abruptly
Published 29 days ago by MAE Driesen
5.0 out of 5 stars Under rated show
I always thought this was an under rated show. After seeing the DVDs, I am amazed how much I had remembered of this show years after when it was first aired on TV. Read more
Published 1 month ago by R. Lee Hadden
4.0 out of 5 stars Robert Hayes as Starman
it's cute and has great life lessons. Even though some of the affects are old, but hayes gives a great performance as a kind, sensitive and sweet alien who (with his half alien... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jennelle Greg
2.0 out of 5 stars So glad it's available, but not as good as I remembered.
I was a huge fan of this series in the 1980s when it first aired. Of course, when it first aired, I was about ten years old! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Anjela Bugher
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 positive Items and one negative item.
Good: The series was exactly what I wanted.
Good: The DVD box came within 10 days.
A bad thing is that the regional code was set to 1 and not to "all". Read more
Published 2 months ago by Leisterer
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldie but goodie
Loved this series when it was on TV and
still enjoy it a lot. So happy to find it.
Anyone who feels nostalgic for the good ole days
without all the blood and gore... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jenny Lynn
5.0 out of 5 stars It aint about Robert Hayes
But he is the Star Man and this series starts off wonderfully but forgets the purpose. The star stone is used too often and then again not enough. The other star C. B. Read more
Published 3 months ago by william
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved IT
I loved the series when it first came out and loved sharing the experience with my grandson.
It is good for all ages good clean and interesting to follow, the only bad thing... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Robert J Rivers
5.0 out of 5 stars Smooth transaction!
This is just what I was looking for. The transaction went very smoothly. Product was in perfect shape. Thanks for making it so easy.
Published 4 months ago by Colleen C. Turpin
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