Picks and Pans Review: Starman

UPDATED 10/13/1986 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 10/13/1986 at 01:00 AM EDT

ABC (Fridays, 10 p.m. ET)

C+

In the 1984 movie Starman, Jeff Bridges as the visitor from Out There kept cocking his head like a befuddled poodle, confused at this odd planet of ours. In the Starman series Robert (Airplane!) Hays takes on Bridges' role and affectation when he returns to rescue his son from an evil G-man who wants to "debrief, disect and vivisect" spacemen. The story, the alien and his neck-cricking were charming in the movieā€”but after about 100 of its 115 minutes, they started wearing thin. Now, in the series, they've worn through. Bridges' stay on earth lasted three days. Hays's shouldn't last much longer.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

George Turns 1: Raising a Little Prince!
  • George Turns 1: Raising a Little Prince!
  • Ryan and Eva: How They Hid Her Pregnancy
  • Jillian Michaels: Why I Left Biggest Loser

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine

Advertisement

From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners