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An engineer/scientist is revived from cryogenic sleep in the future of a farm community. He is operated on to remove a tumor and needs to repair a transmitter. The transmitter is repaired and a spaceship is destroyed. The ship contained generals that will continue war that all but destroyed civilization. The remaining humans are now capable of exploring the universe with their mind.

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It's Quarantine, episode 42, season 1 of the new twilight zone series that aired in 1986. It has all the features that the OP described - engineer revived from cryosleep, peaceful psionic future humans, ship full of old military types. You can view it on YouTube here.

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  • Well spotted. I was thinking this was TOL : The refuge. It's got a lot of the same themes. – Valorum Nov 21 '14 at 2:05

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