The Phoenix (1982 TV series)

The Phoenix

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Genre Science fiction
Starring Judson Scott
Richard Lynch
Composer(s) Arthur B. Rubinstein
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 5
Executive producer(s) Mark Carliner
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Production company(s) Mark Carliner Productions
Original network ABC
Original release March 19 – April 16, 1982

The Phoenix is a 1982 television series starring Judson Scott which was on ABC for about one month. The plot revolved around an ancient extraterrestrial named Bennu of the Golden Light, who is discovered in a sarcophagus in Peru and awakened in the 20th Century. The series was preceded by a TV movie on April 26, 1981.[1]


Sources and influences


Only a 90-minute pilot and four regular episodes were broadcast. Four additional episodes were scripted, but never filmed nor broadcast. The episodes were:

  1. The Phoenix (Pilot)
  2. In Search of Mira
  3. One of Them
  4. A Presence of Evil
  5. The Fire Within
  6. Trial by Fire
  7. Deadly Cargo
  8. Dark Hunter
  9. The Star Needle


  1. The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 935. ISBN 0345455428.
  2. Hart, George, The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, Second Edition, 2005. pp. 48–49
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