The Visitor

Show Type: Sci-Fi

First Telecast: September 19, 1997

Last Telecast: January 16, 1998

Broadcast History:

September 1997-January 1998, Fridays 8:00-9:00 on FOX


Adam MacArthur..... John Corbett

Agent Douglas Wilcox..... Grand L. Bush

Agent Nicolas LaRue..... Leon Rippy

Agent Craig Van Patten..... John Storey

Colonel James Vice..... Steve Railsback

Michael "The Hunter" Ryan..... Adam Baldwin

Adam MacArthur had vanished in the Bermuda Triangle in 1947, abducted by aliens, only to return in 1997 in an alien ship that was shot down by the Air Force. He had not aged appreciably in the half century since his abduction, and now had powers - given to him by his abductors - that made him a target of both the military and the F.B.I.

Adam wandered from place to place helping people while trying to evade capture. He could communicate with animals, stop his wounds from bleeding, heal himself and others, read more than 100 pages a minute, levitate, and read other people's thoughts. The aliens, after having abducted many humans for experiments, had reached the conclusion that humanity was on the road to its own destruction. Adam was determined to prevent that from happening.

Every time he used computers to access restricted Pentagon files, the C.I.A. tried to seal them off and trace his location, but he was always one stop ahead of them. His mission was to prevent mankind from destroying itself with pollution and runaway bad technology. As he said, "All life is connected, you just have to open your eyes." For a time, Adam was also chased by "The Hunter," another abductee who didn't want him to alter history or save mankind from extinction. The Hunter was killed by a crazed Colonel Vise, one of his own childhood friends who had been haunted by the abduction of a group of his friends in 1975.

At the beginning of the last episode, Adam was cornered by the F.B.I., but before they could take him into custody, a UFO beamed him aboard, with the wounded Col. Vise (who later died) left behind. On the ship, he was put on trial by his fellow abductees for tampering with the future. Ryan (his body now occupied by another who had been saved by Adam) served as his defense counsel.

Meanwhile, mysterious people in the U.S. government disbanded the group that had been chasing Adam because they now believed in UFO's. Adam was returned from the UFO to resume his mission - as decreed by the never-seen alien "Elders" as his sentence for having caused problems in the first place.

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