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The Powers of Matthew Star
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  • Starr Knight
  • Starring: Peter Barton (David Starr), Amy Steel (Pam Elliot)
  • Also Starring: Maxwell Caulfield (Scotty Ferguson), Priscilla Morrill (Mrs. Aldridge), Dick Anthony Williams (FBI Agent), Steve Beauchamp (Student #1), Tom Heinsohn (Student #2)
  • And: Gerald S. O'Laughlin (Max)
  • Guest Stars: Cynthia Harris (Mrs. Eliot)
  • And: Jack Knight (Mr. Eliot)
  • Co-Starring: Barbara-O (Eve Brice), Belita Moreno (Louise), Tony Lorea (Fire Officer), Perla Walter (Rosita), Amy Nicole (Little Girl), Steven Waxman (Giant), Peter D. Risch (Elfin Creature)
  • Written By: Steven E. de Souza
  • Directed By: Ivan Nagy
  • Note: This episode was the original pilot. It was shown at the end of the series.



  • Ep: 1
  • Jackal
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), Amy Steel (Pam Elliott)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Judson Scott (Float), John Crawford (General Tucker), Maylo McCaslin (Cindy During)
  • And: Chip Frye (Bob Alexander)
  • Co-Starring: John Laughlin (Brian), Michael Fairman (Mr. Heller), Adrienne Grant (Nan), Justin Mastro (Richard Lopez), Betsy Russell (Dawn), Susan Ruttan (Bus Driver)
  • Featuring: Terrence Beasor (Sergeant), Jessica Hoyt (Airwoman), Thom Ford (Student #1)
  • Written By: Robert Earll & Allan Balter
  • Directed By: Ron Satlof
  • Ep: 2
  • Accused
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), Amy Steel (Pam Elliott)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: John Aprea (Howard)
  • And: Carmen Argenziano (Brancato), Philip Hamilton (Crawford), Lynn Hamilton (Judge Condon), Stuart Pankin (Bill Chambers), Thomas Byrd (Tom)
  • And: Margaret Avery (April)
  • Co-Starring: Fred Lerner (Bret), Chuck Hicks (Sarkis), Terry Burns (Williams), Vincent Duke Milani (Guard #1), Dick Durock (Smith), Jerry Martin (Ticket Agent), Kenneth Phillips (Engineer), Martin Dolciamore (Operator), Bob Minor (Carson), Cameron Smith (Danny), Martin Brumer (Frank)
  • Written By: Gregory S. Dinallo
  • Directed By: Ron Satlof
  • Ep: 3
  • Daredevil
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), Amy Steel (Pam Elliott)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Bill Daily (Trenton McAllister), Paul Regina (Pete), Michael Fairman (Principal Heller)
  • And: Kaz Garas (Burt Garner)
  • Featuring: Verda Marie Bridges (Girl #1), Ralph Steadman (Crewman), Kimberly Sands (Cheerleader #2), Corinne Bohrer (Cheerleader)
  • Written By: Jeffrey Alan Scott
  • Directed By: Bruce Bilson
  • Ep: 4
  • Genius
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), Amy Steel (Pam Elliott)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Earl Boen (Mr. Hansley), Fay DeWitt (Mrs. Kraft), David Wallace (Jerry)
  • Introducing: Margaret Fitzgerald (Monica Kraft)
  • And: Alan North (Mr. Kraft)
  • Co-Starring: Michael Fairman (Mr. Hallar), Larry Carroll (Weatherman), Dan Barrows (Security Guard), Reid Cruickshanks (Construction Foreman)
  • Featuring: Ernie Fuentes (Gardener), Randolph Dreyfuss (Computer Operator)
  • Written By: Tom Greene
  • Directed By: Bob Claver
  • Ep: 5
  • Prediction
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), Amy Steel (Pam Elliott)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Chip Frye (Bob Alexander), Suzanne Adkinson (Becky Vance), Arthur Roberts (Officer Vance), Lenora May (Kay)
  • And: Steven Apostle Peg (Charlie)
  • Co-Starring: Joseph Taggert (Shawn), Brian Kale (Nick), Justin Mastro (Richard Lopez)
  • Featuring: Tom Gagen (Policeman #1), Peggy Kaye Fury (Coach), Gene Ryals (Policeman #2), Merritt Olsen (Male Driver)
  • Written By: Richard Christian Matheson & Thomas Szollosi
  • Directed By: Guy Magar
  • Ep: 6
  • The Italian Caper
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), Amy Steel (Pam Elliott)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Michael Constantine (Giancarlo), John Crawford (General Tucker), Robert Davi (Zealotta), Donna Cyrus (Adrianna), Michael Tucci (Pileggi)
  • Co-Starring: Alex Rodine (Praeger), Michael Fairman (Mr. Hallar), James O'Sullivan (Bowen)
  • Featuring: Renata Vanni (Woman on Bus), E.M. Margolese (Catania), Carrie Cavalier (Monica), Andrew Ethier (Ned), Cesare Buia (Grandpa)
  • Written By: James M. Miller
  • Directed By: Guy Magar
  • Ep: 7
  • Winning
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), Amy Steel (Pam Elliott)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Barry Van Dyke (Coach Curtis), David Labiosa (Tony Garcia), Chip Frye (Bob Alexander)
  • Featuring: Tojo Fairman (Football Player), Douglas Johnson (Referee #2), Dave Adams (Referee #3), Gene Pietragallo (Student #1), Sandra Friebel (Collins), Justin Mastro (Lopez), Michelle La Mar (Student #2), Jay B. Larson (Radio Announcer)
  • Written By: Gregory S. Dinallo
  • Directed By: Ron Satlof
  • Ep: 8
  • Endurance
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), Amy Steel (Pam Elliott)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Barry Van Dyke (Coach Curtis), Krista Errickson (Lisa), John Dennis Johnston (Jackie), Grant Wilson (Ted), Jenny Parsons (Anne), Michael Chieffo (Fletcher)
  • And: Spencer Milligan (Bill Campbell)
  • Written By: Ruel Fischmann
  • Directed By: Paul Krasny
  • Ep: 9
  • Triangle
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), Amy Steel (Pam Elliott)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Jeff Corey (Vohll), Julie Newmar (Nian), John Crawford (General Tucker), Robert Sampson (Ron Elliot)
  • And: Rudy Solari (Nicky O'Keefe)
  • Co-Starring: Susan Bjurman (Caroline Elliot), Patti Cohenour (Stewardess), John Wyler (Helicopter Pilot), Andrew Ethier (Ned), Merie Earle (Little Old Lady)
  • Written By: Richard Christian Matheson & Thomas Szollosi
  • Directed By: Leonard Nimoy
  • Ep: 10
  • Mother
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), Amy Steel (Pam Elliott)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Tricia O'Neil (Madam Paloma / Nadra), Jeff Cooper (Vate)
  • And: Don Stroud (Garn)
  • Co-Starring: Jeff Davis (Zond), Jennifer George (Little Girl), Allan Wisch (Wheel Vendor), Irwin Simon (Balloon Vendor)
  • Written By: Walter Koenig
  • Directed By: Ron Satlof
  • Ep: 11
  • Experiment
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), Amy Steel (Pam Elliott)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: John Reilly (Dr. Simon Bernard), Amanda McBroom (Dana Eastland), Chip Frye (Bob Alexander), Clyde Kusatsu (Lee)
  • Featuring: Meredith Duncan (Ms. Johnson), John Herzog (Park Guard #1), Ed Call (Gate Guard)
  • Written By: Thomas Szollosi & Richard Christian Matheson
  • Directed By: Gunnar Hellstrom
  • Ep: 12
  • Fugitives
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), Amy Steel (Pam Elliott)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Sam Weisman (Dr. Stewart), Chip Frye (Bob Alexander), Danny Goldman (Dr. Jerry Linsey), Ray Vitte (Dr. Baker)
  • Co-Starring: Wyatt Johnson (Bubba), Jack Yates (Police Officer), Michael Griswold (Police Sergeant), Christine Avila (Technician)
  • Featuring: Hank Robinson (Guard), Constance Ball (E.R. Nurse), Luise Heath (Nurse at Elevator), Michael Peterson (Surfer)
  • Written By: Judy Burns
  • Directed By: Jeffrey Hayden
  • Ep: 13
  • Matthew Star, D.O.A.
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), James Karen (Major Wymore)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Nicholas Pryor (Dr. Braff), Molly Cheek (Marla Evans), Luke Askew (Clegg), Pat Corley (Donalli), Amanda Wyss (Kerri Saxon)
  • Co-Starring: Phil Brock (Brother #2), David Paymer (Dr. Benson), Matthew Tobin (Fiske), Wendell W. Wright (Foreman), Demetre Phillips (Brother #1), Starletta Du Pois (Nurse)
  • Written By: Bruce Shelly
  • Directed By: Leslie H. Martinson
  • Ep: 14
  • The Racer's Edge
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), James Karen (Major Wymore)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Doran Clark (Caroline Ashley), Gerard Prendergast (Cliff Delancey), Alex Colon (Ed Hernandez), Don Gordon (Lloyd Strickland), Joel Brooks (Burnside)
  • Co-Starring: Ron Joseph (Anthony Garcia), Dennis Robertson (Desk Clerk), Katherine Kelly Lang (Terri), Tom McDonald (Steward)
  • Written By: Luciani Comici
  • Directed By: Corey Allen
  • Ep: 15
  • Dead Man's Hand
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), James Karen (Major Wymore)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Richard Herd (Dave Wellman), Jack Somack (Gregorian), Raymond St. Jacques (Wolfson), Richard Kuss (Dan Veetz), Arthur Taxier (Frank Dalco), Peggy McCay (Alice Wellman)
  • Co-Starring: Judie Aronson (Lisa Wellman), Louis Quinn (Craddock)
  • Featuring: Eric Trules (Waiter #2), Joe Howard (Technician), Ed McCready (Man in Audience), Patty Regan (Woman Player)
  • Written By: David Bennett Carren
  • Directed By: Vince McEveety
  • Ep: 16
  • 36 Hours
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), James Karen (Major Wymore)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Scott Hylands (Colonel Ezra Conlan), Penny Peyser (Lara Boston), Joshua Bryant (Martin Ragland), Raleigh Bond (Man), Bruce French (Dr. Paul Autry), Jan-Ivan Dorin (Rudolph Beckman)
  • Co-Starring: Colin Hamilton (Naughton), Michael Lemon (Hook)
  • Featuring: Hal Floyd (Manager), Charles Walker (Guard), Buddy Farmer (Henchman #1)
  • Teleplay By: David Bennett Carren
  • Story By: William Mageean & Gil Grant
  • Directed By: Barry Crane
  • Ep: 17
  • The Quadrian Caper
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), James Karen (Major Wymore)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Dennis Lipscomb (Deke Griffin), Shirley Stoler (Tattoo Artist), Laura Johnson (Donna Tait), Ron Max (Cliff Miller), Gary Imhoff (Gary Wymore), Felice Orlandi (Frank Lund)
  • Co-Starring: Karl Johnson (Guard #1 - Front Gate), Lex Winter (Tattooed Man)
  • Written By: Bruce Shelly
  • Directed By: Guy Magar
  • Ep: 18
  • Brain Drain
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), James Karen (Major Wymore)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: John Vernon (Weston), Sharon Acker (Evita), Richard Venture (Pierce Benton), Lisa Lucas (Christianne), Anne-Marie Martin (Roxanne), Shelia DeWindt (Kerry), Don Eitner (General)
  • Co-Starring: Lynn Longos (Lenore), Janit Baldwin (Receptionist), David Moses (Donald Emmett), Carl Strano (Omar Mustafa), Joe Horvath (Reporter)
  • Teleplay By: George McIldowie
  • Story By: William Mageean & Gil Grant
  • Directed By: Leslie H. Martinson
  • Ep: 19
  • The Great Waldo Shepherd
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), James Karen (Major Wymore)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Scott Marlowe (Latimer), Gracie Harrington (Nancy Holmes), Christopher Goutman (Lou Daggot), Floyd Levine (Sheldon Pinsky), Terrence McNally (Terry)
  • Co-Starring: John Lafayette (Saunders), Byron Thames (Ryan Wilson)
  • Teleplay By: Bill Taub
  • Story By: Gil Grant & William Mageean
  • Directed By: Barry Crane
  • Ep: 20
  • Road Rebels
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), James Karen (Major Wymore)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Jonathan Gries (Brad), Dena Freeman (Harriett), Felicia Lansbury (Penny), Don Knight (Simonson), Byrne Piven (Van Dyke), Beau Starr (Hawks)
  • Co-Starring: Barry Berman (Corey), Marguerite De Lain (Stella), Jay Lomack (Policeman)
  • Written By: Mark Jones
  • Directed By: Barbara Peeters
  • Ep: 21
  • Swords and Quests
  • Starring: Peter Barton (Matthew Star), James Karen (Major Wymore)
  • And: Louis Gossett, Jr. (Walt Shephard)
  • Guest Starring: Kevin Hooks (Steve Mason), Michele Tobin (Mandy Tucker), Hari Rhodes (Keating), Martine Beswick (Katya), Charley Lang (Hugh Travis), Jimmy Greenleaf (Herb), Will Hare (Security Guard), Leif Green (Fred)
  • Co-Starring: Tim Wead (Bill), John H. Fields (Dr. Tucker)
  • Written By: Lee Sheldon
  • Directed By: Louis Gossett, Jr.


Season One
Peter Barton .............. Matthew Star / E'Hawke
Amy Steel ............................ Pam Elliott
James Karen ......................... Major Wymore
Louis Gossett, Jr. ......... Walt Shephard / D'Hai