Matthew is an orphan who lives with Max, the handyman at his high school. His classmates know him as David. One morning his school bus careens out of control. Matthew emits a mysterious glow and stops the bus just before it plunges off a cliff. Later in science class he again begins manifesting telekinetic powers until Max distracts the class. Friday evening, Matthew has dinner with his girlfriend and her parents. After dinner he suddenly begins hearing her parents' thought and flees. She follows him and when they kiss his powers manifest again, affecting her in some mysterious way. Matthew runs again, shattering store windows and inflicting other damage, returning home. Max calls him "son" but Matthew rebukes him. Saturday night Matthew attends a father/son school dinner alone. A prank by Scotty results in a massive fire and Max, whom Scotty called in, becomes trapped. Matthew telekinetically frees the trapped attendees and returns to rescue Max. He introduces Max to his girlfriend's...
Did You Know?
This was the first pilot shot for "The Powers of Matthew Starr" and used a somewhat different concept for the series - for example, the Walter Shepherd character, Starr's mentor, did not exist. The second pilot, with Lou Gossett as Shepherd, aired as the first episode in the series and was used as a template for subsequent episodes. See more