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Odessa, TX
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A sunrise over the oil fields outside Odessa, TX.
Language(s) Spoken: English
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Odessa, TX is a city in western Texas, just south of the panhandle, with a population of about one hundred thousand. It is half of the Midland-Odessa metroplex. Odessa was the home of Claire Bennet.

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Odessa was founded in 1881. Although somewhat small, it is home to the only authentic replicas of William Shakespeare's Globe Theater in existence. It hosts plays throughout the year as well as an annual Shakespeare festival. In addition, Odessa's Presidential Museum is the only one of its kind in the United States totally dedicated to the office of the Presidency, not just one single president. There are also displays about the Presidents of the Republic of Texas.

Notes

  • Odessa in Heroes is quite different from real-life. For example, the abandoned refinery where Claire Bennet talks to the Haitian about Zach's memory being erased shows plateaus in the distance which is quite different from the actual area. Similarly, while all the homes in the Bennets' neighborhood have lush green lawns, such lawns are almost impossible to obtain without having a huge water bill due to the constant drought and extreme heat.
  • In a question and answer session, writers Joe Pokaski and Aron Coleite said, "Odessa, TX was chosen for its mythic name. The Odyssey being the quintessential Hero's Journey."

Trivia

  • Odessa is home to Permian High School, focus of the movie Friday Night Lights, which was originally set in Odessa, too. Friday Night Lights, which has been adapted as an NBC series and premiered as part of the fall 2006 schedule alongside Heroes.
  • Oliver Grigsby said that Odessa was chosen as a location in Heroes it "has significance as a name". He also said that there were originally discussion during filming to use a different locational reference, but the decision was made "to stick with that particular town for creative reasons" because "'Odessa' holds a special significance".
  • Odessa is about 30 miles away from Kermit (where Claire's birth-mom is), and about 15-20 miles away from Midland (where Charlie lived, and where Hiro, Ando, Peter, Sylar, and Isaac visited)
  • Odessa was once home to Stephanie Weir of Mad TV fame.
  • Odessa has one of the only authentic replicas of William Shakespeare's Globe Theater in existence. It hosts plays throughout the year as well as an annual Shakespeare festival.
  • Odessa's Presidential Museum is the only one of its kind in the United States totally dedicated to the office of the Presidency, not just one single president. There are also displays about the Presidents of the Republic of Texas.
  • Odessa is a city located in and the county seat of Ector County.
  • Odessa is located at 31°51′48″N, 102°21′56″W.

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