S1-E1 – Pilot – Eureka
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Vickie and Co-Host, Skip discuss the 90 minute pilot episode of Eureka.
“After a strange accident sidelines Eureka’s sheriff, U.S. Marshal Jack Carter takes over the investigation into the mysterious phenomenon that led to the death of a resident.”
If you are a first time watcher, we suggest that you watch the episode BEFORE listening to this pod cast.
Once again, please bear with us – while we research other methods of remote podcasting – all episodes are not recorded remotely but there are more remote episodes than not – and because we are new at this.
Links to items discussed in this episode:
Greg Germann as Warren King:
A native of Houston raised on Lookout Mountain outside of Golden, Colorado, Greg Germann was exposed to the performing arts at an early age, particularly through his father, an award-winning children’s playwright and theater professor.
Maury Chaykin as Sheriff Cobb:
The award-winning Canadian-American character actor Maury Chaykin was born on July 27, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Professor Irving J. Chaykin and his wife Clarice. Irving Chaykin, an American citizen, taught accountancy at the City College of New York.
Sister Mary Elephant – Cheech and Chong:
Earth 2 – Starring Debrah Farentino :
Earth 2 is an American science fiction television series which aired on NBC from November 6, 1994 to June 4, 1995. The show was canceled after one season of 21 episodes. It follows the journey and settlement of a small expeditionary group called the Eden Project, with the intent to journey to an Earth-like planet called G889 in an attempt to find a cure to an illness called “the syndrome”.
Not all autistic persons are savants. Approximately one in 10 (10%) do have some special skills over a spectrum ranging from what are called “splinter skills” to “prodigious’ savants.”
Archimedes of Syracuse was a Greek mathematician, mathematician, physicist, engineer and astronomer. Although few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. Generally considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the greatest of all time
“You Have Autism? Oh, I’m So Sorry” – Autistic Not Weird
5 things you should NOT say and a few suggestions about what you can say instead.
12 Things You Should Never Say to a Person With Autism – Kerry Margo
With that though from meeting thousands of members of our community sometimes comes comments that make me feel uneasy. With that I wanted to share some things I’ve heard on my journey which I hope, if you are reading this you will try to refrain from saying the next time you talk to someone on the autism spectrum…
and my personal “favorite”:
“God only gives special needs children to special people.”……. STOP, just STOP. Read the news once in a while.
Facebook Status – via Autism with a Side Of Fries:
“It takes a special parent to raise a special needs child.” No, it doesn’t. It just takes……
And…. Just because this always deserves a mention:
“Autistic” vs. “with Autism”:
We understand that many of us have been taught to use person first language but there is a growing number of autistics that prefer to be identified AS autistic.
A quote from: ASAN – Autistic Self Advocacy Network
“In the autism community, many self-advocates and their allies prefer terminology such as “Autistic,” “Autistic person,” or “Autistic individual” because we understand autism as an inherent part of an individual’s identity”
Section 31 – Star Trek:
Section 31 was the name of an officially-nonexistent and autonomous clandestine organization which claimed to protect the security interests of United Earth and, later, the United Federation of Planets. One member described his goal as galactic peace, all the while complaining that most people lived in denial of how dangerous the universe was. He believed that peace required vigilance and a moral cost.
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