A Utopia is an imagined community or society that possesses desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens. The opposite of a utopia is a dystopia. One could say that utopia is a perfect "place", designed so there are no problems. Utopia focuses on equality in economics and justice, though by no means with the method and structure of proposed implementation varying based on ideology. According to Lyman Tower Sargent "there are socialist, monarchical, anarchist, feminist, egalitarian, racist, left-wing, right-wing, Naturism/Nude Christians, free love, nuclear family, extended family, gay and many more utopias Utopianism, some argue, is essential for the improvement of the human condition, but if used wrongly, it becomes dangerous. Utopia has an inherent contradictory nature here." Sargent argues that utopia's nature is inherently contradictory, because societies are not homogenous and have desires which conflict and therefore cannot be satisfied. If any two desires cannot be satisfied, true utopia cannot be attained because in utopia all desires are satisfied.
The term utopia was coined from Greek by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book Utopia, describing a fictional island society in the south Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South America. The word comes from Greek: οὐ and τόπος and means "no-place" and describes any non-existent society'described in considerable detail'. However, in standard usage, the word's meaning has narrowed and now describes a non-existent society, intended to be viewed as better than contemporary society. Eutopia, derived from Greek εὖ and τόπος, means "good place" and is speaking the correct term to describe a positive utopia. In English and utopia are homophonous, which may have given rise to the change in meaning. Chronologically, the first recorded Utopian proposal is Plato's Republic. Part conversation, part fictional depiction and part policy proposal, Republic would categorize citizens into a rigid class structure of "golden," "silver," "bronze" and "iron" socioeconomic classes; the golden citizens are trained in a rigorous 50-year-long educational program to be benign oligarchs, the "philosopher-kings."
Plato stressed this structure many times in statements, in his published works, such as the Republic. The wisdom of these rulers will eliminate poverty and deprivation through distributed resources, though the details on how to do this are unclear; the educational program for the rulers is the central notion of the proposal. It has few laws, no lawyers and sends its citizens to war but hires mercenaries from among its war-prone neighbors; these mercenaries were deliberately sent into dangerous situations in the hope that the more warlike populations of all surrounding countries will be weeded out, leaving peaceful peoples. During the 16th century, Thomas More's book Utopia proposed an ideal society of the same name. Readers, including Utopian socialists, have chosen to accept this imaginary society as the realistic blueprint for a working nation, while others have postulated that Thomas More intended nothing of the sort, it is believed that More's Utopia functions only on the level of a satire, a work intended to reveal more about the England of his time than about an idealistic society.
This interpretation is bolstered by the title of the book and nation and its apparent confusion between the Greek for "no place" and "good place": "utopia" is a compound of the syllable ou-, meaning "no" and topos, meaning place. But the homophonic prefix eu-, meaning "good," resonates in the word, with the implication that the "good place" is "no place." Ecological utopian society describes new ways. These works perceive a widening gap between the modern Western way of living that destroys nature and a more traditional way of living before industrialization. Ecological utopias may advocate a society, more sustainable. According to the Dutch philosopher Marius de Geus, ecological utopias could be inspirational sources for movements involving green politics. In the early 19th century, several utopian ideas arose in response to the belief that social disruption was created and caused by the development of commercialism and capitalism; these ideas are grouped in a greater "utopian socialist" movement, due to their shared characteristics.
A once common characteristic is an egalitarian distribution of goods with the total abolition of money. Citizens only do work which they enjoy and, for the common good, leaving them with ample time for the cultivation of the arts and sciences. One classic example of such a utopia was Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward. Another socialist utopia is William Morris's News from Nowhere, written in response to the top-down nature of Bellamy's utopia, which Morris criticized. However, as the socialist movement developed, it moved away from utopianism. In a materialist utopian society, the economy is perfect. In 1905, H. G. Wells published A Modern Utopia, read and admired and provoked much discussion. Consider Eric Frank Russell's book The Great Explosion whose last section details an economic and social utopia; this forms the first mention of the idea of Local Exchange Trading Systems. During the "Khrushchev Thaw" period, the Sovie
Ronald D. Moore
Ronald Dowl Moore is an American screenwriter and television producer. He is best known for his work on Star Trek. Moore was raised in California, he is agnostic. Moore dabbled in drama in high school, he went on to study government at Cornell University, where he was Literary Secretary of The Kappa Alpha Society on a Navy ROTC scholarship, but left during his senior year in the spring of 1986 after losing interest in his studies. He completed his degree through Regents College, he served for one month during the summer of his freshman year on the frigate USS W. S. Sims. Moore spent the next three years drifting between temporary work; as Moore himself recounted in the book, Star Trek: The Next Generation 365, by the fall of 1986, he was "less than a year into my career as a college dropout... working as a medical records technician at an animal hospital, all the while telling myself that I was a professional writer awaiting my inevitable discovery." In 1988, he toured the Star Trek: The Next Generation sets during the filming of the episode "Time Squared."
While there, he passed a script he had written to one of Gene Roddenberry's assistants, who helped him get an agent who submitted the script through proper channels. About seven months executive producer Michael Piller read the script and bought it. Based on that script he was offered the opportunity to write a second script and that led to a staff position as a script editor. Two years he was promoted to co-producer producer for the series' final year. Moore wrote a number of episodes that developed the Klingon race and culture, starting with "Sins of the Father" which introduced the Klingon home world, the Klingon High Council and the Klingon Chancellor and continuing with "Reunion," "Redemption, Part 1 and 2," "Ethics" and "Rightful Heir." He is credited with co-writing 27 Next Generation episodes. He co-wrote several episodes with Brannon Braga, developing a successful working relationship that led to them being offered the chance to write the series television finale, "All Good Things...".
The series received an Emmy Award nomination in its final year for Outstanding Drama Series, losing to Picket Fences. The pair wrote the screenplay for the Next Generation crew's first two big screen appearances, Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact. Moore joined the production staff of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine for its third season as a supervising producer, being promoted to a co-executive producer position for the series' final two years. During this time he worked again with Braga on the script for the second Next Generation motion picture, Star Trek: First Contact and on a draft of the Mission: Impossible 2 script, re-written by Robert Towne for which they received a "story by" credit. During his time on Deep Space Nine, he continued to write episodes that expanded on Klingon culture such as "The House of Quark", "Sons of Mogh", "Rules of Engagement", "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", "Soldiers of the Empire", "You Are Cordially Invited..." and "Once More Unto the Breach".
He wrote episodes that dealt with controversial subjects such as genetic engineering, co-wrote the episode that featured Star Trek's first same-sex kiss and killed off another popular character, Vedek Bareil Antos. During his time on Deep Space Nine, he made an effort to engage with fans. With the end of Deep Space Nine in 1999, Moore transferred over to the production staff of Star Trek: Voyager at the start of its sixth season, where his writing partner Braga was executive producer. However, Moore left Voyager only a matter of weeks with "Survival Instinct" and "Barge of the Dead" as his only credits. In a January 2000 interview for Cinescape magazine, Moore cited problems in his working relationship with Braga for his short stay: I have hurt feelings about Brannon. What happened between me and him is just between he and I, it was a breakdown of trust. I would have quit any show. I wasn't allowed to participate in the process, I wasn't part of the show. I felt like I was freelancing my own show....
I was disappointed that my long-time friend and writing partner acted in that manner, that crossed lines to the point where I felt like I had to walk away from Star Trek, something that meant a lot to me for a long time, from my childhood right through my entire professional career. Moore and Braga can be heard talking together on the commentary tracks for the DVD release of Star Trek Generations and Star Trek: First Contact. After leaving Voyager, Moore worked as a consulting producer on Good vs Evil before joining Roswell as a co-executive producer and staff writer at the start of its second season in 2000. Moore and series creator Jason Katims jointly ran Roswell until the show ended in 2002. Moore wrote some of the show's most popular episodes, including "Ask Not" and the series finale "Graduation," which he co-wrote with Katims, he wrote the episode "Cry Your Name." During this time, Moore developed a pilot based on Anne
Fury (Star Trek: Voyager)
"Fury" is the 143rd episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the 23rd episode of the sixth season. It saw the return, for this episode only, of former regular cast member Jennifer Lien as her character Kes; as with her final regular appearances in the first two episodes of the fourth season of the show, Lien is given an "Also Starring" credit, after the opening title sequence and before the Guest Stars are listed. Voyager receives a distress call from a small ship; when they make a lifescan of the vessel, they are surprised. They make contact with it, the bridge crew is shocked to see Kes on the viewscreen three years after she left the ship and was not heard from again. Now here she is, looking elderly and desperate, she begs permission to come aboard. Instead of docking her ship, Kes accelerates. Before the impact she had beamed herself aboard, has begun stalking deck eleven of the ship, blowing out bulkheads with neurogenic energy and the force of uncharacteristic anger. Blowing past security Kes enters Engineering.
She begins to absorb power from it. When B'Elanna tries to intervene, Kes blasts her with energy. Kes disappears in a flash, she materializes in an earlier time. It is Voyager's first year in the Delta Quadrant and Kes transforms her appearance to the way she looked back to blend in, she goes to the aeroponics bay, where she hides her younger self. Disguising her anger and hostility, she interacts with the crew when she must, she boards a shuttle in one of the cargo bays, taps into its communications system and plots a course for her home world, Ocampa. Tuvok, who has psionic abilities similar to those of Kes, senses something amiss with her, he begins having strange hallucinations. He remembers the Delta Flyer three years before it was built, he has a vision of five-year-old Naomi Wildman, who has not yet been born, he follows the little girl into a cargo bay where he discovers Seven of Nine in a Borg regeneration alcove. He snaps back into his own time, puzzled. Meanwhile, Kes makes a covert transmission to the Vidiians, who are in conflict with Voyager's crew.
They harvest their organs and tissues. Kes promises to hand them over in exchange for passage back to Ocampa, she has no affection for her former crewmates. Tuvok collapses. At the same moment the Doctor and Janeway detect a burst of tachyon particles in Tuvok's vicinity, indicating temporal disturbances, his visions may be glimpses of the future. Thanks to Kes' information, the Vidiians locate attack. Janeway goes after her, she finds her angry future counterpart, who lashes out at her. She cries that her life has been miserable since Janeway and crew encouraged her to develop her mental abilities, she feels she was not ready to wander the galaxy alone. For this she blames the Voyager crew and is determined to hurt them and rescue her younger, innocent self, she attacks Janeway, forced to kill her in self-defense. Voyager fights off the Vidiians, albeit with significant damage to the ship; the younger Kes, who has no idea what is going on, assists Janeway and Tuvok. Five years Janeway and Tuvok remember the earlier encounter with Kes.
When Kes appears and aims her ship at Voyager they prevent the collision, rush to Engineering, safely evacuated. The furious elderly Kes has just been stopped in her tracks by a holographic recording of herself made five years earlier; the younger Kes gives her angry older self a message, imploring her to remember the real past and to leave Voyager alone. When Janeway and Tuvok arrive, she remembers having left that message for herself and they talk her safely back to her undamaged ship, easing her anger, wishing her well on her journey home. "Fury" featured the return of Jennifer Lien as Kes, a character, a series regular for the first three seasons. She said on her return, it doesn't feel like any time has passed, whereas in my own personal life, time has passed and I can feel that." During her time away, she had appeared in films such as American History X, lent her voice to The Lion King II: Simba's Pride and Men in Black: The Series. She hadn't seen any of the Voyager cast members since the previous October when she attended a charity event organized by Robert Beltran.
When Kate Mulgrew talked about the episode, she didn't know why Lien returned, saying that "She seemed sensitive about coming back... she seemed a bit startled... to find herself back in a creative reality that was, shall we say, so quixotic from the get-go."Bryan Fuller and Michael Taylor wrote the screenplay for the episode, made some changes after Lien was consulted. The actress had sought for the character to be changed from how she was portrayed at the start of season four, she enjoyed the opening scene, saying "It's pretty cool how I make my entrance. I make a lot of noise!" For the scenes that required both Old Kes and Young Kes to appear on screen at the same time, Lien played the older version while the younger one was portrayed by Amy Kate. Lien was required to wear additional make-up to age her for the part and she praised the team led by Michael Westmore saying that they were "incredibly gifted", she was pleased that the episode kept open the possibility of future appearances, that it contained a growth arc for the character.
When asked about the possibility of returning for the final episode of the series, in
Anaheim is a city in Orange County, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a population of 336,265, making it the most populous city in Orange County and the 10th-most populous city in California. Anaheim is the second-largest city in Orange County in terms of land area, is known for being the home of the Disneyland Resort, the Anaheim Convention Center, two major sports teams: the Anaheim Ducks ice hockey club and the Los Angeles Angels baseball team. Anaheim was founded by fifty German families in 1857 and incorporated as the second city in Los Angeles County on March 18, 1876. Anaheim remained an agricultural community until Disneyland opened in 1955; this led to the construction of several hotels and motels around the area, residential districts in Anaheim soon followed. The city developed into an industrial center, producing electronics, aircraft parts and canned fruit. Anaheim is a charter city. Anaheim's city limits extend from Cypress in the west to the Riverside County line in the east and encompass a diverse collection of neighborhoods and communities.
Anaheim Hills is a master-planned community located in the city's eastern stretches, home to many of the city's affluent. Downtown Anaheim has three mixed-use historic districts, the largest of, the Anaheim Colony; the Anaheim Resort, a commercial district, includes the Disneyland Resort, with its two theme parks, multiple hotels, retail district, numerous hotels and retail complexes. The Platinum Triangle, a neo-urban redevelopment district surrounding Angel Stadium, is planned to be populated with mixed-use streets and high-rises. Anaheim Canyon is an industrial district north of California State Route 91 and east of California State Route 57. Anaheim's name is a blend of Ana, after the nearby Santa Ana River, German -heim meaning "home", a common Germanic place name compound; the city of Anaheim was founded in 1857 by 50 German-Americans who were residents of San Francisco and whose families had originated in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Franconia in Bavaria. After traveling through the state looking for a suitable area to grow grapes, the group decided to purchase a 1,165 acres parcel from Juan Pacifico Ontiveros' large Rancho San Juan Cajon de Santa Ana in present-day Orange County for $2 per acre.
For $750 a share, the group formed the Anaheim Vineyard Company. Their new community was named meaning "home by the Santa Anna River" in German; the name was altered to Anaheim. To the Spanish-speaking neighbors, the settlement was known as Campo Alemán. Although grape and wine-making was their primary objective, the majority of the 50 settlers were mechanics and craftsmen with no experience in wine-making; the community set aside 40 acres for a town center and a school was the first building erected there. The first home was built in 1857, the Anaheim Gazette newspaper was established in 1870 and a hotel in 1871; the census of 1870 reported a population of 565 for the Anaheim district. For 25 years, the area was the largest wine producer in California. However, in 1884, a disease infected the grape vines and by the following year the entire industry was destroyed. Other crops – walnuts and oranges – soon filled the void. Fruits and vegetables had become viable cash crops when the Los Angeles – Orange County region was connected to the continental railroad network in 1887.
Polish actress Helena Modjeska settled in Anaheim with her husband and various friends, among them Henryk Sienkiewicz, Julian Sypniewski and Łucjan Paprocki. While living in Anaheim, Helena Modjeska became good friends with Clementine Langenberger, the second wife of August Langenberger. Helena Street and Clementine Street are named after these two ladies, the streets are located adjacent to each other as a symbol of the strong friendship which Helena Modjeska and Clementine Lagenberger shared. Modjeska Park in West Anaheim, is named after Helena Modjeska. During the first half of the 20th century, before Disneyland opened its doors to the public, Anaheim was a massive rural community dominated by orange groves and the landowners who farmed them. One of the landowners was Bennett Payne Baxter, who owned much land in northeast Anaheim that today is the location of Angel Stadium, he came up with many new ideas for irrigating orange groves and shared his ideas with other landowners. He was not only successful, he helped other landowners and businesspeople succeed as well.
Ben Baxter and other landowners helped to make Anaheim a thriving rural community before Disneyland changed the city forever. Today, a street runs along Edison Park, named Baxter Street. During this time, Rudolph Boysen served as Anaheim's first Park Superintendent from 1921 to 1950. Boysen created a hybrid berry which Walter Knott named the boysenberry, after Rudy Boysen. Boysen Park in East Anaheim was named after him. In 1924, Ku Klux Klan members were elected to the Anaheim City Council on a platform of political reform. Up until that point, the city had been controlled by a long-standing business and civic elite, German American. Given their tradition of moderate social drinking, the German Americans did not support prohibition laws of the day; the mayor himself was a former saloon keeper. Led by the minister of the First Christian Church, the Klan represented a rising group of politically oriented non-ethnic Germans who denounced the elite as corrupt and self-serving; the Klansmen aimed to create what they saw as a model, orderly community, one in which prohibition against alcohol
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Voyager is an American science fiction television series created by Rick Berman, Michael Piller, Jeri Taylor. It aired between January 16, 1995 and May 23, 2001 on UPN, lasting for 172 episodes over seven seasons; the fifth series in the Star Trek franchise, it served as the fourth sequel to Star Trek: The Original Series. Set in the 24th century, when Earth is part of a United Federation of Planets, it follows the adventures of the Starfleet vessel USS Voyager, as it attempts to return home after being stranded in the Delta Quadrant on the far side of the Milky Way galaxy. Paramount Pictures commissioned the series following the termination of Star Trek: The Next Generation to accompany their ongoing Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, they wanted it to help launch their new network, UPN. Berman and Taylor devised the series to chronologically overlap with Deep Space Nine and to continue themes—namely the complex relationship between Starfleet and ex-Federation colonists known as the Maquis—which had been introduced in The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.
Voyager was the first Star Trek series to include CGI technology for space scenes and the first to feature a female captain, Kathryn Janeway, as the lead character. Berman served as head executive producer in charge of the overall production, assisted by a series of executive producers: Piller, Brannon Braga, Kenneth Biller. Being set in a different part of the galaxy to preceding Star Trek shows, Voyager gave the series' writers space to introduce new alien species as recurring characters, namely the Kazon, Vidiians and Species 8472. During the seasons, the Borg—a species created for The Next Generation—were introduced as the main antagonists. During Voyager's run, various episode novelisations and tie-in video games were produced; as Star Trek: The Next Generation ended, Paramount Pictures wanted to continue to have a second Star Trek TV series to accompany Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The studio planned to start a new television network, wanted the new series to help it succeed; this was reminiscent of Paramount's earlier plans to launch its own network by showcasing Star Trek: Phase II in 1977.
Initial work on Star Trek: Voyager began in 1993, when the seventh and final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the second season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine were in production. Seeds for Voyager's backstory, including the development of the Maquis, were placed in several The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine episodes. Voyager was shot on the stages The Next Generation had used, where the Voyager pilot "Caretaker" was shot in September 1994. Costume designer Robert Blackman decided that the uniforms of Voyager's crew would be the same as those on Deep Space Nine. Star Trek: Voyager was the first Star Trek series to use computer-generated imagery, rather than models, for exterior space shots. Babylon 5 and seaQuest DSV had used CGI to avoid the expense of models, but the Star Trek television department continued using models because they felt they were more realistic. Amblin Imaging won an Emmy for Voyager's opening CGI title visuals, but the weekly episode exteriors were captured with hand-built miniatures of Voyager, its shuttlecraft, other ships.
This changed when Voyager went CGI for certain types of shots midway through season three. Foundation Imaging was the studio responsible for special effects during Babylon 5's first three seasons. Season three's "The Swarm". Star Trek: Deep Space Nine began using Foundation Imaging in conjunction with Digital Muse in season six. In its seasons, Voyager featured visual effects from Foundation Imaging and Digital Muse; the digital effects were produced at television resolution and some have speculated that it cannot be re-released in HD format without re-creating the special effects. However, Enterprise has been released in HD, but the special effects were rendered in 480p and upscaled. In the pilot episode, "Caretaker", USS Voyager departs the Deep Space Nine space station on a mission into the treacherous Badlands, they are searching for a missing ship piloted by a team of Maquis rebels, which Voyager's security officer, the Vulcan Lieutenant Tuvok, has secretly infiltrated. While in the Badlands, Voyager is enveloped by a powerful energy wave that kills several of its crew, damages the ship, strands it in the galaxy's Delta Quadrant, more than 70,000 light-years from Earth.
The wave was not a natural phenomenon. In fact, it was used by an alien entity known as the Caretaker to pull Voyager into the Delta Quadrant; the Caretaker is responsible for the continued care of the Ocampa, a race of aliens native to the Delta Quadrant, has been abducting other species from around the galaxy in an effort to find a successor. The Maquis ship was pulled into the Delta Quadrant, the two crews reluctantly agree to join forces after the Caretaker space station is destroyed in a pitched space battle with another local alien species, the Kazon. Chakotay, leader of the Maquis group, becomes Voyager's first officer. B'Elanna Torres, a half-human/half-Klingon Maquis, becomes chief engineer. Tom Paris, whom Janeway released from a Federation prison to help find the Maquis ship, is made Voyager's helm officer. Due to the deaths of the ship's entire medical staff, the Doctor, an emergency medical hologram designed only for short-term use, is employed as the ship's full-time chief medical officer.
Delta Quadrant natives Neelix, a Talaxian scavenger, Kes, a young Ocampa, are welcomed aboard as the ship's chef/morale officer and the doctor's medical assistant, respectively. Due to its great distance from Federation s
The Dead Zone (TV series)
The Dead Zone, a.k.a. Stephen King's Dead Zone is an American/Canadian science fiction drama television series starring Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny Smith, who discovers he has developed psychic abilities after a coma; the show, credited as "based on characters" from Stephen King's 1979 novel of the same name, first aired in 2002, was produced by Lionsgate Television and CBS Paramount Network Television (Paramount Network Television for the USA Network. The show was commissioned for UPN, but the network dropped the show and it was picked up by USA; the series was filmed in British Columbia, Canada for its first five seasons. The sixth and last season was billed as "The season that changes everything" and production was moved to Montreal; the Dead Zone was expected to be renewed for a seventh season but due to low ratings and high production costs, the series was canceled in December 2007 without a proper series finale. Some rumors spread that Syfy would pick up the series after it was canceled by USA, but no plans came to fruition.
Rumors of a made-for-TV movie have all but faded with time. Small-town teacher Johnny Smith is involved in a car accident that leaves him comatose for six years. After regaining consciousness, Johnny begins having visions of the past and future triggered by touching items or people. Johnny learns that his fiancée, gave birth to his son in the interim following the accident, but has since married another man. With the help of Sarah, her husband Walt, physical therapist Bruce, Johnny begins using his abilities to help solve crimes. However, his attempts to do good are complicated by intermittent visions of apocalyptic events brought about following the future election of congressional candidate Greg Stillson. Anthony Michael Hall — John Robert "Johnny" Smith Nicole de Boer — Sarah Anne Bracknell-Bannerman John L. Adams — Bruce Lewis Chris Bruno — Sheriff Walter T. "Walt" Bannerman Connor Price — John "Johnny"'JJ' Bannerman/Smith David Ogden Stiers — Rev. Eugene "Gene" Purdy Bill Mondy — Deputy Roscoe Sean Patrick Flanery — Gregory Ammas Stillson Spencer Achtymichuk — John "Johnny"'JJ' Bannerman Kristen Dalton — Dana Bright Frank Whaley — Christopher Wey Sarah Wynter — Rebecca Caldwell Jennifer Finnigan — Alexandra "Alex" Sinclair Cara Buono — Acting-Sheriff Anna Turner Grant L Roberts - Acting - Big Man Garry Chalk — James Stillson Martin Donovan — Malcolm Janus Laura Harris — Miranda Ellis Johnny Smith — A retired schoolteacher who, as a result of a car accident, has developed psychic abilities.
An encounter with a carnival trickster in the first episode makes it clear Johnny has some psychic abilities. However, after the coma, their nature changes from intuition to visions, the latter requiring urgent action when inconvenient, whereas earlier Johnny only uses his ability on a carnival trickster to amuse his fiancée Sarah. Whenever he undergoes one of his visions, Johnny has shown to be capable of manipulating the time localized around the vision, allowing him to stop, reverse, or forward the time relative to himself within the vision, leaving him as the only one aware of his temporal alterations within it and thus allowing him to further examine the details from the past and the present. Sarah Bracknell Bannerman — Johnny's former fiancée, the mother of his son, J. J. Sarah married Walt Bannerman during Johnny's coma, the two are raising J. J. together. Sarah knew Johnny when they were children, taught at the same school as him. Sarah's mother died. At the end of season 5, Sarah was pregnant with Walt's child.
At the beginning of season 6, she gives birth to Walt's daughter and names her "Hope." Sheriff Walt Bannerman — The relationship between Johnny and Walt is very rocky, as Johnny feels that Walt stole Sarah from him. However, since as Johnny displays his powers more and more in law enforcement situations, Johnny becomes an asset to Walt, the two become friends; the name Walt Bannerman is a combination of the names George Walt Hazlett. At the beginning of season 6, Walt is killed in a fire at the Faith Heritage Chapel. However, he continued to pop up throughout the season in visions and briefly as a ghost. Bruce Lewis — A physiotherapist who helps Johnny regain his strength after his coma. Bruce is an open-minded spiritual junkie as a result of a religious upbringing by his pastor father, he is Johnny's best friend and his voice of reason, may well be the reason for the divergence in this series when compared to the novel or 1983 movie. An episode in season 2 featured a vision of an alternate reality where instead of being a physical therapist, Bruce was a reverend who never met Johnny after waking up from his coma.
And thus, with the absence of his guidance, this version of Johnny became unstable and driven mad by his abilities. Rev. Gene Purdy — Anothe