The Phoenix

ABC (ended 1982)


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The Phoenix

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The Phoenix was an ABC show which lasted a short period of time during 1982. Eight episodes and a pilot were created for the show but only the pilot plus four episodes were aired. The show followed the discovery, and subsequent missions, of an ancient astronaut who was discovered within a sarcophagus unearthed from a Peruvian tomb.

Long ago, in a remote corner of the world, ancient astronauts landed from a distant planet with a gift for mankind: The Phoenix. For a thousand years, he has waited, suspended in time. Now, he is awakened to complete his mission. He searches for his partner, Mira, for only she knows his ultimate assignment on Earth. Dependent on the sun for his strength and survival, endowed with a superior intelligence, he has fully developed the powers of the human mind. Relentlessly pursued by those who seek to control him, he must stay free. The Phoenix.

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  • Visionary, ahead of its time!

    I, too, was in middle school when I first saw this show in the early 80's. I wasn't into environmentalism at the time, but the concept of aliens and pyramids and telekenesis really struck home. The previous reviews hit the nail on the head. I had always felt that the show was way ahead of its time, and would have thrived in the 1990's. Rumor has it that this was a pet project for Judson Scott, the star. I believe six was the number of episodes that were made. There is a group on Yahoo for fans of Judson Scott, simply called "Judson".moreless
  • Cancelled far too soon!

    With its themes of conservation, science fiction/alien presences on earth mixed with archeology, as well as new age abilities The Phoenix was definitely a show ahead of its time, and Judson Scott was wonderfully cast as Bennu. I saw every episode when it originally aired, and have recently had the chance to see them all again. I enjoyed it just as much the second time around as I did during its original airing. It should defintely have lasted longer than it did and I wouldn't mind seeing it redone. Too bad Judson Scott is no longer young enough to reprise his role.moreless
  • Archeology, sci-fi, new-age, beautiful cast ... not much more I could ask for ... except I wish it wasn't cancelled.

    I was only 10 years old when this show came out. But I loved it. To this day, I still do. The concepts on the show were way ahead of what mindless TV zombies want to see however - but perfect for people like me. I would love to have closure on this.
  • how many episodes even aired

    to be honest i had forgotten about this series until a few years ago. i saw it one day on the sci fi channel. i remember seeing it once or twice when i was a kid. i wonder how many of episodes even aired. surely it could not have been that many.
  • I loved this show...but most of all I love Judson Scott. He was hot in this show!

    Now this is one show that they do need to bring back on the air. I was in middle school when it first came on tv. As a family we would sit in the kitchen eating dinner and watching tv. Well this is one of the shows we watched at the table regularly. But now I can record them and watch them all over again...