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Eureka (2006 - 2012)

 
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Bud Brewster
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:00 pm    Post subject: Eureka (2006 - 2012) Reply with quote




I loved this series from the first episode I saw. However, my fondness for it was apparently not shared by The SciFi Channel (back when it was spelled right), because they only dolled out a few episodes a year over the next six years.

Seventy-seven episodes were aired, for an average of 15 episodes a year — but actually the number of episodes per season varied between 12 and 21! Add to this the fact that we often had to wait several months between the first half and the second half of these seasons was frustrating.

Plus there was the fact that between the seasons, the producers frequently re-engineered the show in drastic ways, which was annoying to fans like me who liked it just the way it had been before the change. But the alterations were imaginative, and after getting used to the new aspects of the series, we kept on watching.

So in spite of all this, the show was enjoyable. It presented us with a unique town that was populated with geniuses in every field of science. The presence of General Dynamics, a super-hi-tech company that developed amazing inventions, meant that the town was equipped with futuristic innovations which made living there like living fifty years in the future!

Of course, the cast was excellent, with Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Joe Morton, Jordan Hinson, and Ed Quinn creating very likable characters.






I own the box sets of the series, and occasionally I'll run through the entire series over a period of several weeks.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Bud and I watched the entire series run over several week using Facebook as a synchro-chat. It was interesting, since I had never seen a single episode.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Actually I wouldn't mind re-watching this entire series again!

If there are other fans out there who might enjoy this idea, please let me know and we can share them in the Chatzy room which All Sci-Fi has set up for occasions like this.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want a few of their devices, the hover lawnmower and related gardening gear.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Despite the way this series was dragged out over several years with a small number of episodes in each season, and the fact that the producers kept tinkering with the premise every time it started a new season, the series is still fun to watch.

The wandering nature of the premise did swing back to a satisfying and optimistic conclusion of the series, but there were several loose ends it didn't bother to tie up, perhaps because the people who were responsible for the changes weren't really interested in sticking with the established story arcs in the previous seasons.

And fans of the show were glad that the last scene in the last episode kept the promise made in the very first episode when Sheriff Carter and his lovely daughter, Zoe (Jordan Hinson) are headed for Eureka and they pass a car that was going in the opposite direction . . . with a duplicate of Carter behind the wheel and Zoe in the back seat, smiling through the car window at the stunned "present day" Zoe as duplicate duo went past.

We'd have liked it even better if they'd made it part of the story and somehow explained how the doppelgangers happen to pass each other at two very different moments in time, but the fact that it was presented as just one more fun "Eureka mystery" was better than simply forget about that tantalizing scene we saw in the series pilot.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watched Eureka from the get-go & stayed with it until the end.

Wonderful blend of humor...lots of humor...with sci~fi elements, drama, action-adventure. The cast was terrific & the stories compelling.
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