I normally do not cross-post from our EUReKA site but this episode of the podcast was certainly autism-heavy so I decided to post it here as well.
I have always loved the SyFy Channel original series, EUReKA (obviously) and as I said during our first episode, this would not be a podcast about autism, but…. I was never happy about the way autism was portrayed or treated in the series and when the subject did come up during an episode, we would be talking about it.
They introduced an autistic character (a savant) to use for a specific plot line. After that plot line was over, they completely ignored the character to the point where we did not even see him for an entire season. When the character’s mother gave birth to another child and they could no longer ignore the fact that she had another child…. BOOM; they changed the timeline and Kevin was no longer autistic (and never was in the new timeline).
Disappointing to say the least.
So… if you are a EUReKA fan, or a EUReKA fan with autism in your life; give it a listen….
S4-E2 A New World – Part 1
We went long on this episode due to the poor treatment of autism and a bit of time-travel confusion; so please join Dud Gramley and Vickie to discuss the first half of Season 4, Episode 2, A New World (part 2 will be published next week)
“The gang returns from 1947 and discover that things are not as they remember them. And Dr. Grant came along.” – IMDB Synopsis
If you are a first time watcher, we suggest that you watch the episode BEFORE listening to this pod cast.
To Listen and/or for the links to items discussed in this episode, continue on to: Yeah, That Can’t Be Good – A Eureka Rewatch Podcast