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Strange bedfellows: Star-Crossed, the sci-fi Romeo and Juliet

Prepare for an alien invasion as lovebirds from different worlds fall for each other

Published on Jun 19, 2014 12:27 PM
Matt Lanter as the anointed alien leader of his race who meets and falls for human Aimee Teegarden (both left) in Star-Crossed. -- PHOTO: ©2014 THE CW NETWORK, LLC

When someone utters this very cliched line - "We're from two different worlds" - you know that love, moping and the furtive look of longing are seriously forbidden.

In Star-Crossed, a sci-fi version of Romeo And Juliet mixed with 90210, The O.C., Mean Girls and those cheesy sci-fi series where aliens come from outer space but still somehow look like very hot human beings - the two central lovebirds really do come from different worlds that are hostile towards each other.

The alien boy, Roman (90210's Matt Lanter), crash-lands on Earth as a young kid in 2014 from the planet, Atria (wherever that is), and meets a small girl in a backyard shed.

Fast-forward 10 years to 2024, Roman is bused to an intimidating high school in Louisiana amid tight security - read: America's civil rights desegregation of the 1960s - where he re-connects with that kind human girl, Emery Whitehill (Friday Night Lights' Aimee Teegarden).

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