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Just discovered EUReKA!

POSTED BY: CLJOHNSTON108
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Monday, January 14, 2008 3:51 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


I just upgraded my computer and Internet connection for the first time in about 8 years, and since I haven't watched broadcast TV in about that long, I'm catching up by streaming all those shows that I keep hearing about (and some that I haven't heard anybody talk about).

The latest one that I've fallen in love with is EUReKA.



Finally, a sci-fi show that actually has science in it!

Eureka | SCIFI.COM (Check out the "Live Smart: Eureka" PSA's!)
http://www.scifi.com/eureka/

Eureka (TV series) - Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka_%28TV_series%29

"Eureka" (2006)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0796264/

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Monday, January 14, 2008 4:59 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


I'm a really big fan of Maury Chaikin (Sheriff Cobb in the Pilot) from A Life Less Ordinary & The Art of War.

He really set the tone for this series in his low-key reactions to all the weirdness that transpires in this town...

I love when he tells Jo to call Henry and have him bring the towtruck around, but there's no answer.
A thunderous BOOM echoes across the landscape...
Sheriff Cobb: "Now he'll answer."
Jo picks up the phone again.

Then when Lojack (the phantom dog) saunters into Cobb's house...

"Hey, Lojack. If you're hungry there's plenty of leftovers in the fridge. Pudding... got some cheese, got some sauer kraut. But don't. Touch. My sandwich. Don't touch it! That's my sandwich!"

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Monday, January 14, 2008 7:36 AM

EVILDEAD1971


i've been watching eureka from the beginning and it's only gotten better. love the developing story of carter and henry... where's that going

now... who'd win in a fight, zoe or lupo?

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Monday, January 14, 2008 7:54 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Quote:

Originally posted by evildead1971:
now... who'd win in a fight, zoe or lupo?


Sheriff Carter's daughter Zoe, or Big Damn Hero Zoe?

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Monday, January 14, 2008 8:29 AM

AURAPTOR

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Quote:

Originally posted by evildead1971:
i've been watching eureka from the beginning and it's only gotten better. love the developing story of carter and henry... where's that going




You're right about the story only getting better. And I can't be the only one who feels for Carter and his alternate reality memory, which is strikingly like Angel and Buffy's - I Will Remember You .



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Monday, January 14, 2008 9:25 AM

MSB


Oh so love Eureka and I can't wait for it to be back... I hope those evil studios come to their senses, pay the writers properly, and offer an apology so that we can all get back to enjoying good shows

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Monday, January 14, 2008 2:51 PM

STRANGEBIRD


I too love this show. I remember hearing about it before the series premiered from a friend who described it as "The X files meets Northern Exposure" I swear I've read that in an interview or a review somewhere since. Anyway not sure if that's a good comparison but it hits the genre pretty well. I think this is one show that will be on Scifi for years to come. At least we know there will be something good on that channel besides the Stargate series -of which a second spinoff is very likely in the next couple years- and of course BSG but personally I don't care for it much. Well I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say I'm hoping for another great season sometime this year.

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Monday, January 14, 2008 5:10 PM

EVILDEAD1971


i'm waiting with anticipation to see where henry goes as he deals with his grief of losing kim

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Monday, January 14, 2008 5:56 PM

T


I absolutely adore Eureka. I've been a fan since the premiere. I warn you though, some of the science is suspect, like most shows, but at least they try.

Glad to see another fan. Over on the skiffy boards, there seems to be a crossover between Firefly and Eureka fans.

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Monday, January 14, 2008 5:56 PM

T


I absolutely adore Eureka. I've been a fan since the premiere. I warn you though, some of the science is suspect, like most shows, but at least they try.

Glad to see another fan. Over on the skiffy boards, there seems to be a crossover between Firefly and Eureka fans.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008 1:23 PM

GRIZWALD


I have only seen season I. I'm anxiously awaiting Season II's release on DVD.

The science makes me crazy but the theme music makes up for it.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008 12:21 PM

CLJOHNSTON108


Quote:

Originally posted by Grizwald:
The science makes me crazy but the theme music makes up for it.


Okay, compared to Doctor Who & Torchwood, the science in EUReKA is MIT-level accurate!

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008 8:20 PM

STRANGEBIRD


Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:
Quote:

Originally posted by Grizwald:
The science makes me crazy but the theme music makes up for it.


Okay, compared to Doctor Who & Torchwood, the science in EUReKA is MIT-level accurate!



And the acting is.... well also much better.. ok I had a really good one but I got sidetracked and when I came back I had forgotten it.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008 9:05 PM

STEAMER


I had the rare privilege of meeting Jaime Paglia at the Boston TV Party last month. Been watching Eureka on DVD ever since - certainly appeals to our love of quirky, amusing sci-fi shows, doesn't it?

If Jaime and I ever cross paths again I have GOT to ask him where he and the gang come up with so many mind-bending plot devices.



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Tuesday, January 22, 2008 9:46 PM

KAYNA

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I love Eureka! I was never able to watch it much of an order but even with the overall story (especially in season 2) I can still enjoy single eps. Not easy to do for me. I really have to catch some of the eps I've missed.


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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:05 AM

STEAMER


Quote:

Originally posted by Kayna:
I love Eureka! I was never able to watch it much of an order but even with the overall story (especially in season 2) I can still enjoy single eps. Not easy to do for me. I really have to catch some of the eps I've missed.



You're meanin' the second season is a bit more sequential than episodic? 'Coz I found the first season episodic for the most part. S.A.R.A.H. was really the only thing I noticed that would make more sense if you'd seen previous episodes. Well, that and the running "How do I get to....?" gag.

Someone at the Boston TV Party took a picture of me and another NEBC with Jaime Paglia and Joss Whedon. I made a motivational poster of it - SOLIDARITY! - to be viewed in the BSR.



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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:14 PM

ASARIAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Kayna:

I love Eureka! I was never able to watch it much of an order but even with the overall story (especially in season 2) I can still enjoy single eps. Not easy to do for me. I really have to catch some of the eps I've missed.



Yeah, love the show! Glad I found this thread; hadn't heard of it before, but I have both seasons complete now, and I'm enjoying it immensely. :)


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Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:41 PM

STRANGEBIRD


Glad you enjoy it. It and Atlantis are really the only scifi on Scifi that I can actually enjoy. I can't wait for the show to come back. Hopefully the strike will soon come to a favorable(For the writers) end and they can get back to the grind writing witty, smart, thought provoking episodes.

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Saturday, January 26, 2008 4:29 PM

GORRAMGROUPIE


My family and I were going to watch this show, then we moved and never got cable. Found the first season on Netflix, and we love it! Very amusing, smart plots, and of course the premise lends itself to all kinds of fun stories(a plethora of the exec dude - where'd that get fun?)
Can't wait to get the rest.

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Monday, January 28, 2008 11:43 AM

STEAMER


Inserting another feather into the NEBCs' hat, Jaime Paglia came to our Shindig last Saturday. We had occasion for a little bit of Q&A, during which I got to ask him about where he comes up with his plot devices. The answer was actually a lot simpler than I expected. As for the strike - he's hoping that the Oscars will make an end of it, but worst-case scenario, it'll last all the way to June when the DGA and SAG contracts come up. But he did tell us to hold out hope that the Oscars spell the end since nobody wants them to be affected by the strike.



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Monday, January 28, 2008 12:06 PM

STRANGEBIRD


Thats one nice bit of reassuring. I love Eureka and all of it's many eccentric characters and plot twists.

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Friday, February 1, 2008 6:03 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


One of the main bits I love is that pretty much all of the gadgets shown make me go, "Ooooh, I could use one of those!"
I particularly love the holographics, and Stark's desk.

Until I go back through the streaming episodes and grab some screenies, there's this interesting site...

Made in EUReKA
http://www.scifi.com/eureka/madeineureka/index.html

Actually, the "Self Simulator" reminded me of this cool site I saw a few years ago...

The Lenovo Tapes
http://www.lenovo.co.uk/tapes/

Those laptops would fit quite nicely in EUReKA, dontcha think?

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Friday, February 1, 2008 6:20 AM

ASARIAN


*pout*

I ran out of episodes. :( Are there any eps from season 3 yet?


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Friday, February 1, 2008 7:36 AM

JOSSISAGOD


Quote:

Originally posted by asarian:
*pout*

I ran out of episodes. :( Are there any eps from season 3 yet?


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I don't think so. I believe Eureka is a Summertime series.

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Sunday, February 3, 2008 3:48 PM

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Bit of trivia. I heard or read somewhere that Nathan auditioned for the part of the sheriff and didn't get it. He would have made a good one though.

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