My son invited his school friend (M.) over to our house this weekend. It was his first time over, but my son has visited his home a few times. According to his father, M. has autism. English is also his second language. He is sweet and polite. He is also very inquisitive--some of his questions can become personal, although never rude or invasive. Exhausted already from playing video games, they decided to use the remaining time watching TV. Not only had M. never seen Star Trek, he was almost entirely oblivious to its existence and the influence it has had on science fiction. Curious, he asked to see an episode. We put on Doomsday Machine. He seemed to like it a lot. In his style, he also asked many questions. What are the jobs of these characters? What are they trying to do? Is Decker evil? What is Spock thinking/feeling? Are they going to win? It was an interesting experience to watch with such fresh eyes, allowing me to see what I take for granted. He was especially interested in figuring out Decker and Spock. I'm curious to know if anyone has had similar experiences. I don't want to convert M. into a Trekie, but we'll happily show him more if he wants.