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An alien returns to Earth years after an earlier visit to reunite with his Earth son and together, they search for the alien's human wife.
In the original movie Scott Hayden (Jeff Bridges) had seven silver spheres, which were the tools of his civilization. Every time he used one it disappeared. In the series, Paul Forrester (Robert Hays) has only one silver sphere, but this one doesn't disappear after one ... ...
The trouble is the math does not work. NASA launched the Voyager probes in 1977. This was found by the Starman in the first movie and was his "invitation" to visit Earth. The show takes place in 1986 and Scott is now 14 year old. Which means Starman visited Earth 14 years earlier, which would be 1972 -- five years before the Voyagers were launched.