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Offline Jinto

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Eureka
« on: July 13, 2007, 09:43:36 AM »
Anyone else watch the show 'Eureka' on Sci-Fi? (I noticed it's getting another season, starting this coming Tuesday, July 17)

In all honesty the show has been a bit mediocre for the most part, but I still enjoy it, and find the premise fairly decent at least.


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Re: Eureka
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 11:26:17 AM »
I watch it (well, mostly my TiVo does, I try to catch up when I have time).

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Re: Eureka
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007, 12:03:24 PM »
I have really enjoyed Eureka thus far.  I've seen all the episodes and have found them to be very entertaining,  but I do have a question.  Does anyone know what happened to the plot about Henry leaving Eureka?  It was in the last season but wasn't brought up at all in last weeks episode.  I'm glad he's not leaving and all but how did they fix it?


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Re: Eureka
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2007, 04:45:19 AM »
I watched the pilot for Eureka, as it was free on Itunes, and... dang. It really had a great premise, but I think calling it "mediocre" is generous. The main problem, (perhaps one they ironed out in later episodes,) is that the only emotion any of these freaks could display was Sarcasm. Count how many times any charicter's eyes rolled in the first episode: that's the Scifi Channel's answer to their inability to write witty lines for their charicters.


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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2007, 09:22:38 AM »
I watched the pilot for Eureka, as it was free on Itunes, and... dang. It really had a great premise, but I think calling it "mediocre" is generous. The main problem, (perhaps one they ironed out in later episodes,) is that the only emotion any of these freaks could display was Sarcasm. Count how many times any charicter's eyes rolled in the first episode: that's the Scifi Channel's answer to their inability to write witty lines for their charicters.

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Re: Eureka
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2007, 04:39:50 PM »
They canned Stargate SG-1 for this?


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Re: Eureka
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2007, 04:45:23 PM »
I watched the first episode, and thought it had an interesting premise... but haven't really had any time to catch up on the other episodes (not having access to Sci-Fi from my service provider is a contributing factor here).

But yeah... what was up with all of the sarcasm? I mean... I'm a pretty sarcastic guy, but this show seems to use it for every other line. Maybe we should get Kevin to do a badump-tish track for us or something.
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Re: Eureka
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2007, 04:45:53 PM »
They canned Stargate SG-1 for this?
No, this was on last year at the same time as stargate.

If they canned SG1 for anything it was to make the new Flash Gordon show....which apparently doesn't have spaceships in it!? can that be true?


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Re: Eureka
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2007, 05:37:59 PM »
I watch - and like - Eureka.  It's an easy show to watch, goofy in its premise, yet it has engaging characters and some really, really, attractive women.  :)


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Re: Eureka
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2007, 05:50:18 PM »
I rather like it. Being somewhat of a science nerd, though, I can't help poking fairly large holes in their science. And managing to predict exactly what's going to happen. They need to fix that bit about being predictable. There's also those bits where they completely defy laws of both common sense and physics- even beyond wha tthe premise of some sort of ultra-tech should do. Like that time Carter was burning the plants--- in a circle. Surrounding himself. What?

Still, it's a fairly good show. Usually I can't tolerate Sci-Fi, but this is ok. Maybe they should stop making Sci-Fi and start making Science Fiction...


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Re: Eureka
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2007, 05:27:37 PM »
Well, I may be the only one who likes this show but seeing as the season finale was last week perhaps someone would like to talk about it? Or possibly about the whole last season?  I'll start:

First I think it's funny how Jo is all over the place with her romantic interests.  First Season it was Claster Raines and Taggert.  This season she dreamed about Fargo, kissed Jack, and now seems to be having a serious relationship with Zane.  I think they better make her and Zane serious unless they want Jo to look like a hussy.

Next, where was Taggert this season?  I know people dislike his fake Australian accent but I still like his character.  He had big roles in the episodes he was in but was very absent in the season as a whole.

Anyone have an opinion on whether Allison should say yes to Stark?  At the beginning of the season I would have definitely said no but Stark's character has really grown this season.  I also like how Jack seems to understand that Stark is a good man despite their differences.  So I while I doubt they would close off the possibility of Jack and Allision getting together I would like to see Allison say yes to Stark.

I have to admit some of the episodes this season were kind of boring and predictable but i think the latter half of them were good.  I'm looking forward to season 3!



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Re: Eureka
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2007, 05:33:29 PM »
I liked the season, though I don't think it was quite as good as the first.  The climax to the artifact storyline was dull and underwhelming.

As for Jo, I kinda get the feeling that execs didn't like seeing her with Taggert, because he's an older dude while she's an attractive, young, woman.  Not sure if I like Zane though. 

Allyson bores me, so I'm hoping that Jack moves on and continues his thing with laundrette girl.  Stark really did grow this year, and I ended up liking him, so putting him with Allyson gives more of a reason to stick around. 


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« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2007, 05:52:21 PM »
I liked the season, though I don't think it was quite as good as the first.  The climax to the artifact storyline was dull and underwhelming.

I agree with this.  So what has happened to the artifact now?  Is it back to the big glowing sphere again or is it gone forever now that Kevin isn't attached to it?  If it's gone then what is going to be the underlying theme for the next season?  I'm glad they brought Beverly back though.


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Re: Eureka
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2007, 05:53:01 PM »
I'm glad they brought Beverly back though.

Oooh yeah....   ;D


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« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2007, 05:56:49 PM »
I'm glad they brought Beverly back though.
Oooh yeah....   ;D

Am I right to infer that you enjoyed a certain cat fight in the last episode?

I just realized this is the second cat fight between Allison and Beverly.  There was that other one in the 1st season.  I wonder if they're trying to make a tradition out of it...