The Phoenix | 1981
During an archaeological expedition in Peru, a golden sarcophagus that bears the seal of the Phoenix (the ancient symbol of rebirth) is discovered. In Los Angeles, the sarcophagus is opened and an extraterrestrial being, an ancient astronaut named Bennu, is awakened--before his time.
Possessing extraordinary powers, which he derives from the sun, and unsure of his assignment on Earth, Bennu escapes from his captors and begins a search to find Mira, his partner from the planet El DeBrande. Mira, it is learned, is the woman who knowns Bennu's earthly mission, which is to effect the earth's future.
The series depicts Bennu's search for Mira, whom he believes is entombed in Indian burial grounds north of the 30th parallel, and his attempts to escape from Preminger, the man who believes Bennu is an ancient astronaut and seeks to capture him.