I am often amused by how much science is all around us. I was watching one of my favorite shows and it hit me just how much science made up the premise. Can you guess what I was watching….
For those of you not familiar with the show, you just have to check it out. I’ll give you a brief overview of the show…
President Harry S. Truman, with the help of Albert Einstein and other trusted advisors, created a top-secret town in a remote area of the Pacific Northwest. The town’s primary purpose would serve to protect and nurture America’s most valuable intellectual resources. The people selected to preside in this town were our nation’s super thinkers, the über-geniuses working on the next era of scientific achievement in a supportive environment.
The town offered the best in everything, education, health care, advanced amenities and the quality of life is unparalleled. The catch…this town doesn’t appear on any known maps; only those classified “eyes only” by the Pentagon.
Thus, the town of Eureka was born. Even though there is a small town feel to this hamlet; things are far from ordinary. The crazy haired mad scientist stereotype exists to throw off the general public, to take attention off the fact that most of the huge leaps in science and technology during the previous 50 years was all because of Eureka’s elite scientists. Unfortunately, scientific exploration is fickle and rarely does one expect years upon years of experiments to go smoothly; some interesting by-products have come to be.
With the population’s exceptional talents and limitless resources, these small-town concerns have a way of becoming big-time problems. How much trouble can a bunch of scientists be…right? It is at that crossroads, where human frailty and super-science collide, that Eureka began…the cast is highly entertaining. Sheriff Carter, an average US Marshall with exceptional cop skills, cracks me up to no end. It is refreshing to see that you don’t have to be a genius to solve the world’s problems but it helps to have genius’s on hand…
If you have NetFlix, I recommend a Eureka marathon…you won’t regret it! Here is a clip to give you an idea of what I mean.