Season 1 Episode 5

A Chill Goes Through Her Veins

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 06, 2009 on ABC



  • Allusions

    • Ryan: Sure they do. Quantum physics, alien abductions, Schrödinger's cat. One minute you're getting a hot dog in the park, the next you're fighting off Sleestaks on the far side of a dimensional rift.

      Schrödinger's cat is a paradox devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger in 1935. Schrödinger theorized that a cat in a box with a can of poison gas activated by the decay of a radioactive atom would, at any one instant, be both dead and alive at the same time. The superposition of two states collapses to one state or the other only when the box is opened and the cat observed. Schrodinger created the thought experiment to show the conflict between quantum level behavior and macroscopic behavior.

      Sleestaks are large, scary, green humanoids with both reptilian and insectoid features from the 70's TV series Land of the Lost.