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''Starman'' is a 1986 TV series, spun off from the 1984 [[Film/{{Starman}} film of the same name]]. The starman from the film returns to Earth 15 years later, meets Scott, the son he fathered in the film, and spends a lot of time on the run from the government.

!!This series provides examples of:

%%* AdventureTowns
* AlienAmongUs: the whole premise of the show is about an alien who came to Earth 15 years ago for three days and met a woman named Jenny. Now he's back to take care of their son while looking for her.
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Paul is quite fluent in the space of hours, even if idioms frequently leave him utterly confused. And then he learns basic Spanish faster than that.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: As in the film, Starman takes on human form while visiting Earth.
* AmplifierArtifact: Paul and Scott use alien spheres to channel their energy. It's showed in various moments that Paul can manipulate matter in a smaller scale without his sphere, though.
* CoincidenceMagnet: Almost all episodes have law enforcement characters who will always run a check on Paul Forrester. It doesn't help that when it isn't someone looking into Paul, Fox will find them by pure coincidence.
* ConvenientEscapeBoat: Justified in The Wedding, since the owner of the boat is friend's with Paul.
%%* TheEmpath
* EnergyBeings: this is what Paul is supposed to be on his true, blue self.
* FlashedBadgeHijack: Fox does this in Grifters.
* HilarityEnsues: Many of Paul's misunderstandings lead to this for the viewer.
* HumanMomNonhumanDad: Scott is the son of an alien dad and a human mom. Since the alien dad took on the DNA of a human man, the genetics are not that hard to explain, even if it is implied that deep down there is something alien about Scott.
%%* InhumanableAlienRights
* InnocentAliens: Paul is baffled by anything from greetings to sneezing.
* InstantSedation: both Scott and Paul are shot with sedatives from an helicopter and are almost instantly unconscious.
* IntriguedByHumanity: Paul questions everything to the point that he can be perceived as rude. His unintentional insights do come in handy for a lot of people who see the problem from an entirely new perspective.
* ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies: Scott, who knew it was going to happen and went for it anyway.
* KeepingSecretsSucks: For someone who has lived 14 years as a normal boy, finding himself a human-alien hybrid and on the run with his alien dad sucks in a lot of levels.
* LineageComesFromTheFather: everything special about Scott. No one ever says anything remotely "you get this from your mother".
* {{Masquerade}}: a whole conspiracy is going on to keep quiet that an alien came 15 years ago, and now is back walking among us.
* MissingMom: The main plot arc in the first (and as it turned out only) season was trying to find out what had become of Scott's mother, Jenny. [[spoiler: Although the series was a ShortRunner, Starman and Scott ''do'' find Jenny in the two-part episode "Starscape."]]
* TheNthDoctor: As in the film, Starman takes human form by adopting the identity of a recently-deceased human, thus neatly explaining why he's played by a different actor this time around.
* PsychicPowers: everything Paul and Scott do comes from psychic powers, the most common ones being telekinesis and hologram-like images.
* {{Room 101}}: where Scott and Paul are taken during the Starscape episodes.
* SecretKeeper: Jenny, obviously, but also Liz Barnes, who keeps sending Paul jobs to help him out. In a lesser degree, everyone who ever finds out the truth and helps them escape from Fox anyway.
* SternChase: Fox is always looking for Paul and Scott, to the point he has no personal life outside his job.
* TheyWouldCutYouUp: the main reason they run from the government.
* TimeSkip: Fifteen years have passed since the film...
* TranquillizerDart: Fox seems to carry one of this all the time. And then, he finally uses it...
* WalkingTheEarth: because Paul and Scott are looking for Jenny all over the United States, they can't settle down in one hiding place.
%%* WeComeInPeaceShootToKill
* YouMakeMeSic: Scott corrects Fox's grammar in the middle of a hostage exchange.
-->'''Fox:''' Go on. Slow.
-->'''Scott:''' The word is slowly. It's an adverb.