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The Phoenix 

An ancient and powerful human-like alien is pursued on modern Earth while he searches for his long lost partner.
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Complete series cast summary:
Judson Scott ...  Bennu of the Golden Light 5 episodes, 1981-1982
Richard Lynch ...  Justin Preminger 5 episodes, 1981-1982
E.G. Marshall ...  Dr. Ward Frazier 2 episodes, 1981-1982
Carmen Argenziano ...  Dave / ... 2 episodes, 1981-1982
Rick Grassi Rick Grassi ...  Detective Barford 2 episodes, 1982
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An archaeological expedition in Peru exploring ancient Incan ruins uncovers a strange casket. When the seals are released, a white man, somehow still alive is discovered. The man turns out to be Bennu, a visitor from another planet. Information he was supposed to have had been stored in the casket, but was destroyed by the archaeologists when they opened it. Bennu must learn to survive on earth, avoiding Peruvian government representatives who want to worship him as a god, and US government agents who want to disect an alien. Written by Diane Mullen <vdm22906@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu>

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En legende våktner og marerittet kan begynne. Hvor lenge kan han leve på vår jord...? (Norway)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El Fénix, un dios revivido See more »

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Runtime:

(4 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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There were eight episodes and the pilot made, but only the pilot and four episodes were ever aired. See more »

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Follows The Phoenix: Pilot (1981) See more »

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Saw the movie but never saw the series
20 January 2006 | by traveller004See all my reviews

I saw the pilot movie Phoenix, which at the time was not intended as a series but the ratings were so high a quick option was picked up by the network to shoot the series. To my knowledge only six episodes of this series were ever aired. The two or three glimpses of the series episodes I did manage to see gave me the impression that the high production values of the pilot movie did not carry over to the TV show. I have followed the career of Judson Earny Scott since and am sad to say a man with as much talent as he does not seem to get many good roles.

Most people remember from his minor role in The Wrath Of Kahn. But he's been in a host of TV shows, including the pilot of "Mathew Star," he was also in "X-files" and various other pieces. Having met the man in person, which I did late in 1982 I can say that he is as genuine as the character he portrayed in the role of Benu from the movie and later series of "The Phoenix."


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