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'Tomorrow People' feels like a '60s flashback

  • "The Tomorrow People" stars (from left) Robbie Amell as Stephen, Aaron Woo as Russell, Luke Mitchell as John and Peyton List as Cara.

    The CW / Barbara Nitke

    "The Tomorrow People" stars (from left) Robbie Amell as Stephen, Aaron Woo as Russell, Luke Mitchell as John and Peyton List as Cara.

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By Frazier Moore
Associated Press
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  • "The Tomorrow People" stars (from left) Robbie Amell as Stephen, Aaron Woo as Russell, Luke Mitchell as John and Peyton List as Cara.

    The CW / Barbara Nitke

    "The Tomorrow People" stars (from left) Robbie Amell as Stephen, Aaron Woo as Russell, Luke Mitchell as John and Peyton List as Cara.

The title of "The Tomorrow People" sounds like a good name for a circa-1967 rock band.
Come to think of it, the premise of this new CW series seems lifted from the '60s too.
Consider: A number of attractive under-30s guys and gals are getting so much resistance from behind, in the form of a paramilitary group of scientists who don't like the fact that these Tomorrow People are a genetically advanced race boasting such gifts as telekinesis, teleportation and telepathic communication.
These youngsters are liable to step out of line with their amazing powers (or so the opposing force, called Ultra, fears). So these men mean to come and take them away -- as in, eliminate.
Into this band of Tomorrow People arrives Stephen Jameson, a kid who is discovering within himself unsettling new powers and urges, and doesn't know what to make of them (he thinks he's going crazy). The Tomorrow People implore him to join up.
But Dr. Jedikiah Price, the leader of Ultra, wants Stephen to join his struggle to eradicate the Tomorrow People.
What is Stephen to do: join the Establishment or embrace his counter-culture specialness in defiance of the old guard?
Add to the mix yet another ingredient -- Stephen's search for the father who just may be a heroic revolutionary instead of a deserting deadbeat -- and you've got a heady brew of action, sci-fi and vision quest.
It's also fun.
Robbie Amell ("Revenge") stars as Stephen, with Mark Pellegrino ("Lost," "Supernatural") as Dr. Price. Luke Mitchell ("H20: Just Add Water"), Peyton List ("Mad Men") and Aaron Yoo ("Disturbia") make up the Tomorrow People's recruiting committee.
Everybody look! What's going down!

Watch it
"The Tomorrow People" premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m. on The CW.
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