Eureka, located in the Pacific Northwest, looks like an ordinary town with ordinary residents leading ordinary lives. Shrouded in secrecy, the picturesque hamlet is actually a community of scientific geniuses assembled by the government to conduct top-secret research. This would look like a futuristic Nazi Germany Aryan Nation if not for the blacks and Latinos sprinkled throughout the town. And they are as superior as everyone else. In television land there is someimes no black side of town. This is one of those cases. Joe Morton fits right in though. Remember that he got his start with the movie, "Brother From Another Planet." His distinguishing alien characteristics in that film were his big feet and he couldn't speak.
The top quantum physicist's experiment gets out of control and ....time is unraveling. The laws of physics are breaking down. A seven-year old genius black kid saves the day in the two-hour first episode. Isn't life in Hollywood great. With the kid's calculations, Morton operates the machine. Of course, something goes terribly wrong.