Integrated Authority File
The Integrated Authority File or GND is an international authority file for the organisation of personal names, subject headings and corporate bodies from catalogues. It is used for documentation in libraries and also by archives and museums; the GND is managed by the German National Library in cooperation with various regional library networks in German-speaking Europe and other partners. The GND falls under the Creative Commons Zero licence; the GND specification provides a hierarchy of high-level entities and sub-classes, useful in library classification, an approach to unambiguous identification of single elements. It comprises an ontology intended for knowledge representation in the semantic web, available in the RDF format; the Integrated Authority File became operational in April 2012 and integrates the content of the following authority files, which have since been discontinued: Name Authority File Corporate Bodies Authority File Subject Headings Authority File Uniform Title File of the Deutsches Musikarchiv At the time of its introduction on 5 April 2012, the GND held 9,493,860 files, including 2,650,000 personalised names.
There are seven main types of GND entities: LIBRIS Virtual International Authority File Information pages about the GND from the German National Library Search via OGND Bereitstellung des ersten GND-Grundbestandes DNB, 19 April 2012 From Authority Control to Linked Authority Data Presentation given by Reinhold Heuvelmann to the ALA MARC Formats Interest Group, June 2012
San Diego Comic-Con
San Diego Comic-Con International is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, United States. The name, as given on its website, is Comic-Con International: San Diego, it was founded as the Golden State Comic Book Convention in 1970 by a group of San Diegans that included Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, Mike Towry. It is a four-day event held during the summer at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. On the Wednesday evening prior to the official opening, professionals and pre-registered guests for all four days can attend a pre-event "Preview Night" to give attendees the opportunity to walk the exhibit hall and see what will be available during the convention. Comic-Con International produces two other conventions, WonderCon, held in Anaheim, the Alternative Press Expo, held in San Francisco. Since 1974, Comic-Con has bestowed its annual Inkpot Award on guests and persons of interest in the popular arts industries, as well as on members of Comic-Con's board of directors and the Convention committee.
It is the home of the Will Eisner Awards. Showcasing comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film and similar popular arts, the convention has since included a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across all genres, including horror, Western animation, manga, collectible card games, video games and fantasy novels. In 2010 and each year subsequently, it filled the San Diego Convention Center to capacity with more than 130,000 attendees. In addition to drawing huge crowds, the event holds several Guinness World Records including the largest annual comic and pop culture festival in the world; the convention was founded in 1970 by Shel Dorf, Richard Alf, Ken Krueger, Mike Towry, Barry Alfonso, Bob Sourk, Greg Bear. Detroit, Michigan-born, comics fan Shel Dorf, had, in the mid-1960s, mounted the Detroit Triple-Fan Fairs, one of the first commercial comics-fan conventions; when he moved to San Diego, California, in 1970, he organized a one-day convention on March 21, 1970, "as a kind of'dry run' for the larger convention he hoped to stage."
Dorf went on to be associated with the convention as president or manager, for years until becoming estranged from the organization. Alf co-chaired the first convention with Krueger and became chairman in 1971. Following the initial gathering, Dorf's first three-day San Diego comics convention, the Golden State Comic-Con, drew 300 people and was held at the U. S. Grant Hotel from August 1–3, 1970. Other locations in the convention's early years included the El Cortez Hotel, the University of California, San Diego, Golden Hall, before being moved to the San Diego Convention Center in 1991. Richard Alf, chairman in 1971, has noted an early factor in the Con's growth was an effort "to expand the Comic-Con committee base by networking with other fandoms such as the Society for Creative Anachronism and the Mythopoeic Society, among others.." In a Rolling Stone article about the origins of Comic-Con, it noted the work of Krueger, who handled early business matters, worked to get the event to be organized by a non-profit organization.
By the late 1970s, the show had grown to such an extent that Bob Schreck recalled visiting with his then-boss Gary Berman of Creation Conventions and reflecting, "While kept repeating'This show's not any bigger than ours!' I was walking the floor stunned and in awe of just how much bigger it was. I was blown away."According to Forbes, the convention is the "largest convention of its kind in the world. The convention has an estimated annual regional economic impact of more than $140 million. Yet, in 2009, the estimated economic impact was criticized for negatively impacting seasonal businesses outside of Comic-Con, low individual spending estimates of attendees, that a large number of attendees live in San Diego, that the impact of the convention was more cultural than financial. In 2011, the estimated economic impact of that year's convention was $180 million. In 2014, the estimated impact of that year's convention was $177.8 million. In 2016, the estimated impact of that year's convention was down to $150 million.
By 2018, San Diego Comic-Con saw increasing competition from other comic conventions in places such as New York City, Washington, D. C. which caused it to compete for attendees and companies time and budget. The convention is organized by a panel of 13 board members, 16 to 20 full-time and part-time workers, 80 volunteers who assist via committees. Comic-Con International is a non-profit organization, proceeds of the event go to funding it, as well as the Alternative Press Expo and WonderCon; the convention logo was designed by Richard Bruning and Josh Beatman in 1995. In 2015, working with Lionsgate, a video channel was created to host Comic-Con related content. In 2015, through a limited liability company, Comic-Con International purchased three buildings in Barrio Logan. In 2018 Comic-Con International purchased a 29,000-square-foot office in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood. In 2017, the organization acquired a lease to the Federal Building in Balboa Park built for the California Pacific Internati
I Love You, Beth Cooper (film)
I Love You, Beth Cooper is a 2009 comedy film directed by Chris Columbus and starring Hayden Panettiere and Paul Rust. It is based on the novel by Larry Doyle, with Doyle writing the film's screenplay. On graduation day at Buffalo Glenn High School in Tacoma, valedictorian Denis Cooverman confesses his love for head cheerleader and long time crush, Beth Cooper in his speech while taunting Valli Wooley, a girl with an eating disorder, an ignorant bully, Beth's Army soldier boyfriend Kevin. Afterwards, Denis invites Beth and her friends and Treece, to a party he has planned at his house. At Denis's house, his parents leave but not before his father revealing that he has condoms upstairs if he needs them. Beth and Treece arrive at Denis’s house for the party. Kevin and his Hummer soon come barging with his Army buddies vowing revenge on Denis, they attempt to beat Denis up, but it results in Denis, Rich and Treece escaping in Beth's car. They drive to a gas station hoping to get beer, but are told by the convenience store clerk that he will not accept the driver’s license Beth gave him which states that she is 37.
So Beth bribes the clerk with a kiss. He accepts, they start a bonfire in an isolated section of town where Rich and Treece are chased by a stampede of cows after trying to tip one over. Denis puts on the song "Beth" by KISS and is told that she was named after that song. Denis thinks. In Beth's eyes one can see she's warming to Denis, is becoming aware that he does genuinely love her, much to her amazement, they all drive without lights. They stumble upon Denis's father and mother by crashing into them. Rather than facing Denis’s father with his pants down, Beth decides to drive them away unseen to a private party at Valli Wooley’s house, encountering Kevin once again who had tracked them there. Kevin challenges Denis to a fight, as a now fed-up Beth crashes his car through the wall of the house, they drive away in Kevin’s Hummer H2 to the vacant Buffalo Glenn High School, parking halfway up the front flight of stairs, enter the school with Beth’s head cheerleader key. After showcasing their cheerleading routine, Beth and Cammy decide to run to the girls' locker room to take a shower.
Just as Denis is undressing to join his friend and the girls in the shower and his buddies appear in the locker room and jump him once again. Rich challenges Kevin and his friends in a towel whipping'duel', as he has been training for years after being towel whipped as a bullied young kid. Rich manages to defeat the three guys, towel-whipping them unconscious down a flight of stairs, they escape to Treece's father's cabin in Beth's Echo where Rich and Cammy have a threesome, as Beth and Denis enjoy the sun rise and share their first kiss. They head to Denis's house afterwards where his parents are delighted to see he has'hooked up', but make him aware he still needs to be punished for leaving the house in a wreck. Beth says goodbye to Denis, gives him a kiss, touchingly thanks him for loving her. Denis tells her ``. Promises that he will see her at their high school reunion and if they are both still single that he will marry her. Beth smiles and tells him it's a deal. After Beth leaves with Treece and Cammy, Rich proclaims to Denis that he might be gay after all, or bisexual.
Denis informs Rich. He tells Rich that he is going to ask her out. Rich disagrees with him and tells Denis that he should make a grand gesture by going to her house with a boom box and wait for her, they begin debating on how Denis should go about asking Beth on a date. In early 2008, producers announced the novel I Love You, Beth Cooper would be made into a film, with actress Hayden Panettiere in the title role. Filming began in 2008, with a release slated for July 10, 2009; the film was directed with the screenplay written by Doyle. Filming took place at Centennial Secondary School, Magee Secondary School and at St. Patrick's Regional Secondary; the film's official website was launched on February 14, 2009 with a Valentine's Day themed "personalize your own trailer and e-card" widget that allowed for customization of the trailer and that could be sent to loved ones and family. The film was produced and to be released by Fox specialty subsidiary Fox Atomic, but theatrical distribution reverted to 20th Century Fox after Atomic folded in April 2009.
The first track is performed by Violet Columbus. In its opening weekend, the film grossed $4,919,433 at 1,858 theaters, enough for seventh place, it finished its worldwide theatrical run with $15,821,907; the film was subject to many negative reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gave a rating of 14% based on 110 professional reviews; the consensus states: "Heavily reliant on stereotypes and shallow teen comedy clichés, I Love You Beth Cooper is a humorless affair that fails to capture the charm of its source novel." Ben Lyons from At the Movies called the film "The Worst Film of 2009 So Far", criticizing it for its stereotypical portrayal of high school students and glorification of drinking and driving. Cinematical stated that much of the dialogue was lifted directly from
Taylor Daniel Lautner is an American actor, voice actor, model. He is known for playing Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga film series based on the novels of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. Lautner began his acting career playing bit roles in comedy series such as The Bernie Mac Show and My Wife and Kids, before having voice roles in television series like What's New, Scooby-Doo? and Danny Phantom. In 2005, he appeared in the film Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and starred in The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, he starred in the 2011 action film Abduction. Since 2013, Lautner has starred in the BBC sitcom Cuckoo as the son of the titular main character. In 2016, he played a leading role, Dr. Cassidy Cascade, in the second season of FOX black comedy series Scream Queens; the late 2000s saw Lautner become a teen idol and sex symbol, after extensively changing his physique to keep the role of Jacob Black in further Twilight installments, generating media attention for his looks. In 2010, he was ranked second on Glamour's "The 50 Sexiest Men of 2010" list, fourth on People's "Most Amazing Bodies" list.
In the same year, Lautner was named the highest-paid teenage actor in Hollywood. Lautner was born on February 11, 1992, in Grand Rapids, the son of Deborah and Daniel Lautner, his mother works for a software development company. He has one younger sister named Makena. Raised as a Roman Catholic, Lautner has Austrian, English, German and Swiss ancestry, has stated that he has "distant" Native American ancestry through his mother, he grew up in a town near Grand Rapids. He has stated, he commented, "I just had to tell myself'I can't let this get to me. This is, and I'm going to continue doing it.'"He took his first karate class at the age of six. A year he attended the national karate tournament in Louisville, where he met Michael Chaturantabut, the founder of Xtreme Martial Arts. Chaturantabut invited Lautner to a camp he held at University of Los Angeles. Lautner trained with Chaturantabut for several years, earning his black belt by the age of eight, winning several junior world championships, he appeared in an ISKA karate event televised on ESPN in 2003, lampooned on the sports-comedy show Cheap Seats that first aired in 2006.
In junior high, Lautner—who was involved in karate and hip-hop dance—won the award for "Best Smile" and played in the school's Turkey Bowl American Football game. He went to public school in California at Valencia High School until his sophomore year. Chaturantabut, who once portrayed the Blue Ranger in Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, suggested to Lautner that he take up acting. For a few years, the Lautners flew from Michigan to Los Angeles for auditions when his talent agency called, returned to Grand Rapids for school sometimes the same day. Lautner balanced karate and acting with being on the football and baseball teams at his school, taking up jazz and hip-hop dance. After that became tiring and his family decided to move to California for a month, to try it out, before moving to Santa Clarita, permanently in 2002. In his first months after moving to Los Angeles, Lautner appeared in small television roles, small film roles, ads and commercials. In 2001, Lautner first appeared in Shadow Fury.
He got a voice-over job in a commercial for Rugrats Go Wild. He appeared in small television roles on The Bernie Mac Show, My Wife and Kids, Summerland. Lautner earned voice-over roles in animated series such as Danny Phantom, Duck Dodgers, What's New, Scooby-Doo?. The same year, he earned his first breakout role, starring in the film, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D. Lautner spent three months on location in Austin, Texas, to film the movie, received with negative reviews from critics, was a minor international success. However, Lautner was nominated at the 2006 Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Feature Film by a Leading Actor. For the film, Lautner choreographed all of his fight scenes after director Robert Rodríguez learned of his extensive martial arts training. Months he played Eliot Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, panned by critics, being named one of the "Worst Films of the 2000s" by Rotten Tomatoes. After returning from Canada filming the latter movie, Lautner said he realized his newfound fame, from Sharkboy and Lavagirl.
In 2006 he appeared in the show Love Inc. and the TV special He's Charlie Brown. Two years Lautner appeared in a lead role in the short-lived NBC drama, My Own Worst Enemy, portraying Christian Slater's son, Jack Spivey. Rolling Stone coined his early roles as either "the popular kid, jock, or bully." In 2007, filmmakers began a search for actors to portray Jacob Black, a Native American friend of lead character Bella Swan in Twilight, the first film in The Twilight Saga film series. In January 2008, an open casting call was held in Oregon. Lautner was urged by his agent to audition. At his audition, he read lines with Kristen Stewart, cast as Bella, they acted out scenes from The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse; the film was a commercial success, earning $69 million its opening weekend, has grossed $392 million worldwide. It received mixed reviews from critics, having a "Rotten" rating with a weighted average of 5.5/10. In describing the critical consensus, it stated: "Having lost much of its bite transitioning to the big
The Troop is an American-Canadian comedy television series about a trio of teenagers who fight and capture monsters and other supernatural phenomena that invade the fictional town of Lakewood. Created and executive produced by Max Burnett, Greg Coolidge and Chris Morgan, the series premiered on Nickelodeon on September 18, 2009; the second season premiered on June 25, 2011 and Nickelodeon cancelled the series midway through its second season. The remaining episodes of season 2 were aired on Nicktoons with the series finale airing on May 8, 2013; the show revolves around Jake, an average teenager who wants to create his own comic book series and is enlisted by his school counselor Mr. Stockley to join "The Troop" a secret society that protects the world from monsters and creatures. Additional squad members include his fellow students, the most popular girl in school and Felix, the school's main nerd. Teenagers are chosen for the troop because their minds are more accepting of the strange things in the world, but they are old enough to understand the responsibilities that are entailed.
It is shown. For some it is a small fear, for others it becomes terrifying to look at a monster's picture; the pilot was shot in 2008 and the show itself has been described as "Men in Black at a suburban high school". The show premiered to 3.5 million viewers on September 12, 2009 right after iCarly's "iThink They Kissed". The show premiered a week later. In March 2010, the series was picked up for a second season. On October 15, 2010, it was announced that Malese Jow and Matt Shively would join the cast of The Troop when the show enters its second season. Both Jow and Shively co-starred on Nickelodeon series prior to The Troop, Jow co-starred in Unfabulous and Shively co-starred in True Jackson, VP. David Del Rio announced in January 2011 that he would not be renewing his contract for the second season due to other commitments and would become a recurring cast member after episode 28, his character, moves to the International Troop and will no longer be a member of the Lakewood Troop. The second season was turned in a different direction.
Felix was phased out in the first three episodes while Matt Shively was introduced in the third episode. The season introduced new environments, it is different and it is obvious to tell the difference between the two seasons. In August 2011, Nickelodeon put the series on permanent hiatus; the second season ended with the remaining 7 episodes left unaired. However, Nickelodeon did not rule out a possibility to air the 7 remaining episodes of the second season; the episodes aired on Nicktoons. Jake Collins – Due to his recent joining of the Troop, Jake is naive and reckless. Hayley and Felix have to watch his back, because his instinct for danger gets him into trouble. Hayley thinks, his worst fear is that he would not be able to help Hayley if they were in trouble. He is shown to be quite a good artist who reads comic books obsessively, draws his own comic strips, sells them at his school. Jake appears to have a crush on Hayley, though it is unknown if he's been able to admit this to himself, or if Hayley feels the same.
However, the sparks the two share were enough to draw the Eris Fairy, a mythical creature that breaks up loving couples. It is hinted in a trailer. Jake's character is named after one of the creator's son. Jake and Cadence were dating in episode 31 but it ended after he finds out he was dating a monster and sent her to the monster world, he tells Hayley he has a crush on her in season 2. Hayley Steele – The most popular, considered the friendliest, girl at school, she is the classic overachiever – she does cheerleading, ballet, is in the student council, does numerous other extracurricular activities. She wants to go to Yale after high school, is so into this vision that her favorite color is Yale Blue, she is headstrong and determined, at one point being ordered to take the weekend off of monster hunting to relax. Another sign of her workaholic nature is that, when faced with a monster that showed her her worst fear, she saw a room full of late homework assignments. Jake thinks she's bossy and overbearing.
She and Jake are good friends. In the episode "Speed", she was hurt when he told her he would never leave her if "he got the chance" to be her boyfriend claims that he was just doing his job. In season 2 it is shown that she has a slight crush on Jake because she was spying on him and Cadence while they were on a date. Felix Garcia – The nerd of the school, Felix is complex, he is just dying to tell someone about his involvement in the group so he can be the "cool" guy, but is bound by oath to say nothing. He sees himself as a type of James Bond within The Troop who Jake and Hayley look up to, but in reality, they both think he is just the stereotypical nerd. Felix is an off-the-charts genius. An expert on mysterious creatures and paranormal activity, he's prepared to take on any monster, though he is scared of ghosts and clowns. Felix doesn't fit in at school, so The Troop are his closest friends, he fell for the Eris Fairy and was disappointed when he found out she had a boyfriend back in her own dimension.
She did kiss him on the cheek and hints that a cute girl in chemistry has a crush on him. He leaves t
Hunt to Kill
Hunt to Kill is a 2010 Canadian action film starring Steve Austin, Gary Daniels, Eric Roberts. Four years ago, border patrol agent Jim Rhodes was stationed in Texas. Jim and his partner, his longtime friend Lee Davis, are staking out what looks like an empty trailer; as a gift, Lee gives Jim a watch. The band can be used in case of emergency. After Jim calls for backup and Lee decide to go in. What they find is a meth lab that looks abandoned, but two men come up from a door, built into the trailer's floor, they open fire, shooting Lee. Jim kills the two men, another man opens fire from under the trailer. Jim makes the man come up through the same door the other two came through, the man sets the trailer on fire. Lee kills the man, Lee tells Jim to run, just before Lee dies. Reluctantly, Jim leaves Lee behind, running out of the trailer as it explodes because of the volatile chemicals used for producing meth. Now and his rebellious teenage daughter Kim are living in the mountains in Lowery, Montana.
In Reno, Nevada, a man named Lawson and his crew of thieves have just robbed the Hotel Palacio casino. Lawson takes the millions of dollars in bearer bonds they stole, leaves a bomb behind in a warehouse to kill the rest of the thieves, who include his psychopathic right-hand man Banks. Banks defuses the bomb, with the help of a tracking device, Banks thinks he knows where Lawson is going. Banks and the other thieves—Jensen, Geary and Dominika —vow to find Lawson and get the bonds back. In Montana the next day, Kim says she's going to her friend Megan's house to help Megan pack for a trip. Jim gets a call from Sheriff Westlake, who says he has Kim in his office for shoplifting. Jim goes to Westlake's office, finds Banks and his crew there, beating Westlake up. Banks believes that Lawson is in Montana, is planning to cross into Canada by foot. Banks wants to find Lawson and get the bonds, Banks says that Westlake is not being accommodating. Banks kills Westlake. Banks wants Jim to guide them through the mountains.
In order to make Jim do it, Banks takes Kim hostage. Banks tells Jim. In the mountains, it's a grueling trek. At one point, Crab tries to rape Kim, Jim beats Crab up, breaking several of his bones. After that, Jensen fatally shoots Crab. After they find Lawson and the money, Dominika fatally shoots Lawson, Banks sends Jim plunging off a cliff, leaves him to die. Jim survives, while Banks is forcing Kim to guide him and his crew, Jim carves some sharp points into some branches to make spears out of them, finds a bag with a crossbow in it. Jim starts hunting Banks and his crew, who have left a wounded Geary behind after Banks beat Geary up for arguing with him. Jim shoots Geary three times with the compound bow. Geary tells Jim; as Geary begs Jim not to shoot again, Jim shoots an arrow into Geary's chest. Next, Jim tracks the others down and confronts Jensen, a martial arts expert. Jim ends the grueling fight by fatally stabbing Jensen with a broken tree branch. Banks wonders where Jensen is at, Banks is feeling uneasy.
Dominika, using a rope to hold on to Kim so she does not get away, tells Banks that they have to keep moving. Jim tracks them down, throws one of the wooden spears he carved. Banks jumps out of the way, the spear hits Dominika, killing her; that infuriates Banks. Kim tries to escape. Taking Kim with him, Banks finds an outpost where there are three Canadian cops, three ATVs. Banks kills the three cops, punches Kim and knocks her down, takes off on one of the ATVs. Jim finds Kim, he tells her to take one of the remaining two ATVs and go for help while Jim goes after Banks with the other one. Jim chases Banks down, they fight. Jim chases Banks into what looks like an abandoned factory. Banks fires a flare gun at Jim, they try to hit each other with shovels. Banks hits Jim a couple of times, Jim beats Banks up and hits Banks in the face with a shovel, knocking Banks down. Jim thinks it's over, but Banks gets back up and tries to shove Jim through the nearby catwalk's guard rail. Jim turns the tables, shoves Banks down onto the pile of wooden skids below.
Jim, taking the bonds with him so he can return them, goes outside and sees Kim, who says she couldn't leave him. Banks stumbles outside, he says "Did you think you could take my money?" Jim tells Kim to get back, Jim gets on one of the ATVs. Banks says "You can't kill me!" Jim says "When I hunt, I hunt to kill." And Jim floors it, rams the ATV right into Banks, pinning Banks up against a wall just inside the building, gas is leaking from the ATV. Jim starts walking away. Again, Banks says "You can't kill me!" Kim urges Jim to kill Banks for. Jim fires the flare gun at the ATV. Jim and Kim are glad they've survived. Steve Austin as agent Jim Rhodes Marie Avgeropoulos as Kim Rhodes Gil Bellows as Banks Gary Daniels as Jensen Michael Eklund as Geary Eric Roberts as agent Lee Davis Michael Hogan as Lawson Adrian Holmes as Crab Emilie Ullerup as Dominika Hunt to Kill was shot in November 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; the film reunited actors Steve Austin, Gary Daniels, Eric Roberts, who all played villains in the 2010 action film The Expendables.
Nasser Group, the production company of the film produced the Steve Austin film The
Eureka (U.S. TV series)
Eureka is an American science fiction television series that premiered on Syfy on July 18, 2006. The fifth and final season ended on July 16, 2012; the show was set in a fictional town of Oregon. Most residents of Eureka are scientific geniuses who work for Global Dynamics – an advanced research facility responsible for the development of nearly all major technological breakthroughs since its inception; each episode featured a mysterious accidental or intentional misuse of technology, which the town sheriff, Jack Carter, solved with the help of town scientists. Each season featured a larger story arc that concerned a particular major event or item; the series was produced by Universal Media Studios. While lacking in critical acclaim, Eureka was a ratings success for the network, averaging 3.2 million viewers during the second half of season three. In 2007, Eureka was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects for a Series, won the Leo Award for Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series.
In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the show airs on Syfy and is known as A Town Called Eureka, although it is shown under its original name on the BT Vision platform. Deputy United States Marshal Jack Carter stumbles upon Eureka while transporting a fugitive prisoner back to her mother's home in Los Angeles; when a faulty experiment cripples the sheriff of Eureka, Carter finds himself chosen to fill the vacancy. Despite not being a genius like most members of the town, Jack Carter demonstrates a remarkable ability to connect to others and practical insights, a dedication to preserving the safety of Eureka. Eureka took place in a high tech fictional community of the same name, located in the U. S. state of Oregon, inhabited by brilliant scientists. Camouflaged by an electromagnetic shield, the town is operated by a corporation called Global Dynamics, overseen by the United States Department of Defense; the town's existence and location are guarded secrets. In episode 1.8, Carter and Stark are able to drive to Summerville, Oregon within an hour, give or take a few minutes.
In episode 2.03, the meteorologist's map shows Eureka as being on the Santiam River by the Green Peter Reservoir in Oregon. But in episode 5.06, Jack is directed to place an electromagnetic field generator device at the center of Eureka's shield. The GPS coordinates given are 42°38′12.33″N 121°40′55.33″W, located in the Winema National Forest, 43 miles north of the border between California and Oregon. Sheriff Jack Carter, portrayed by Colin Ferguson, is a U. S. Marshal who reluctantly ends up as the sheriff of Eureka. Jack is dumbfounded by the wonders Eureka produces, as well as its propensity to produce things that threaten the entire town. Despite being a man of average intelligence in a town full of geniuses, Jack's admittedly simple ideas and his intuition save the day. Zoe Carter, is Jack's rebellious teenage daughter. Unlike her father, she is intelligent enough to keep up with the town's residents. Yet, like her father, she possesses street smarts, something lacking for most of the town's residents.
She hopes to become a physician. Dr. Allison Blake, portrayed by Salli Richardson-Whitfield, is a Department of Defense agent who acts as the liaison between Global Dynamics and the federal government in season one, she becomes the head of Global Dynamics. In seasons four and five she is the head doctor due to the effect of their journey to the 1940s. Allison, unmarried, is mother of Kevin, who has autism until season four. Dr. Henry Deacon, portrayed by Joe Morton, is the town jack of a brilliant scientist. Henry has ethical objections to the kind of research conducted at Global Dynamics, so he prefers to be employed as the town's mechanic. Henry's assistance is invaluable in defusing the bad situations that are created by experiments at Global Dynamics. Dr. Nathan Stark, portrayed by Ed Quinn, is one of Eureka's top scientists, he and Jack are at odds, although both respect each other. On and off, he is romantically involved with Allison, he is modeled after a Marvel Comics character. Dr. Beverly Barlowe, portrayed by Debrah Farentino, is the town psychiatrist.
She secretly works for a mysterious organization known as the Consortium, which has expressed a desire to exploit Eureka's innovations by whatever means necessary. Josephina "Jo" Lupo, portrayed by Erica Cerra, is Eureka's deputy sheriff, she is a former U. S. Army Ranger with a love of firearms. In seasons four and five she is the head of Global Dynamics security due to the effect of their journey to the 1940s. Dr. Douglas Fargo, portrayed by Neil Grayston, is a junior scientist, treated somewhat dismissively by his peers. Accident-prone, he ends up a victim of the disasters befalling the town, has caused a fair share of the problems. Grayston provides the voice of S. A. R. A. H; the bunker home Jack and Zoe Carter live in. In seasons four and five he is the head of Global Dynamics due to the effect of their journey to the 1940s. Zane Donovan, portrayed by Niall Matter, is a rebellious