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Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by adoyidej, Jun 10, 2007.

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  1. Ackbar_Van_Gungan

    Ackbar_Van_Gungan Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I really don't care for the whole artifact/genius field thing. I am a much bigger fan of the silly, light-hearted sci-fi homages that are the "filler" episodes. The finale was okay but it seemed to be thrown together rather sloppily. I guess I just don't care for the evil psychiatrist woman as a bad guy.

    -The Rebel Gungan
     
  2. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    I liked their interpretation of teleportation.
     
  3. FamousAmos

    FamousAmos VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I agree with that wholeheartedly. Beverly doesn't work as a bad-guy-type for me at all, the field/artifact storyline is boring and unrealistic for me. I like the fun, filler episodes best, it feels like(to me) that's when the show is at its best. Also, I dislike how they wrap everything up like they do. Alot of shows will end an episode on a happy/everything's fine type of note, and that's fine, but when they do that kind of thing on Eureka(like the last episode) it's so cheesy. At least to me it is.


    :p
     
  4. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    So what can people tell me about this show? It is starting here in Australia next week on Ten HD...
     
  5. Jedi_Reject_Jesse

    Jedi_Reject_Jesse Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Surreal fun. A guy becomes sheriff of a small town where the entire population is made up of geniuses who collaborate on government projects. Each week he must save the town as various experiments go haywire. It's a goofy show with some fun characters.

    Oh, there's this one dude Taggart played by Matt Frewer who's supposed to be Australian, but his "accent" is horrible. Which sort of makes one think he's more of a wannabe aussie...it's all part of the silliness of the show.
     
  6. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    Yes, to Jesse you listen.

    Eureka is surreal, goofy fun. I would describe Eureak as being a bit like The X-Files, but with a Ghostbuster vibe.
     
  7. Sith_Lord_Linkoping

    Sith_Lord_Linkoping Jedi Knight star 5

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    The second season starts on TV here in sweden on March 21st. Is the second season as good as the first one was?
     
  8. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I found the 2nd season better, overall.
     
  9. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    So I watched the pilot episode last night, it was decent. I wasn't expecting to see so many visual fx shots, but it was good. I will most likely keep watching this show!
     
  10. Sith_Lord_Linkoping

    Sith_Lord_Linkoping Jedi Knight star 5

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    Great. That sounds very promising.
     
  11. Takianna

    Takianna Jedi Knight star 3

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    Who is watching now? Last night was so awesome!
     
  12. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    [hl=black]Stark is dead!!!!![/hl] :_|
     
  13. Kimball_Kinnison

    Kimball_Kinnison Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Not necessarily. There are many ways that they could [hl=black]bring him back[/hl].

    Comic book rules apply in scifi as well: [hl=black]No body, no death.[/hl]

    Kimball Kinnison
     
  14. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    You're probably right. After all, [hl=black]Henry is no longer in jail.[/hl]
     
  15. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Crap, I looked at that spoiler, thinking I was caught up, and forgot a new ep was last night :oops: ;)
     
  16. Obey Wann

    Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ditto. I guess I need to watch it when I get home, eh?


    I haven't been overly thrilled with the season so far. Something has seemed "off". Not sure what it is, but it seems like they are trying hard to make it funny, without the quirkiness that the first season had. Maybe it's just me... 8-}
     
  17. Takianna

    Takianna Jedi Knight star 3

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    I think the show has grown quite a bit. I think this season has "maturity." I don't know. I love the show so maybe I'm just into cheesy good fun!

     
  18. FamousAmos

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    This past episode was okay at best, and that's when you consider that it was a completely blatant ripoff of SG-1's "Window of Opportunity", right down to the fact that the loops were both 10 hours long. That was ridiculous. Also, [hl=black]Stark's death[/hl] was somewhat ridiculous to me because all he did was hook up a few cables and then stand there, after telling Carter that he(Stark) was the only one for the job. I mean...really? That seemed weird to me, but I can live with that.
     
  19. Obey Wann

    Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [hl=black]It was a fairly weak episode --I hadn't seen the Stargate episode, but it reminded me of Groundhog Day, with a twist. Not that I'll miss Stark much, but the "Cleaner" is a cast iron beyotch, and I like her less than Stark. I still like the show, but I'm not sure if these are the strongest episodes so far.[/hl]
     
  20. Takianna

    Takianna Jedi Knight star 3

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    [hl=black]I don't think Stark's death seemed unnecessary. Actually it was needed to move the story along.[/hl]

    I did love the logic diamond though. I thought the episode from this week was a bit on the slow side.
     
  21. Obey Wann

    Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm getting really dissapointed with this season. Last night, I streamed the one with the wannabe superhero and then the OMG a 9-year-old created a mini-sun going supernova in the sky. Both were fairly weak tea, and it looks like the writers either are drinking too much kool-aid, or just want to make the show jump the shark.

    I'll keep watching, but I won't be surprised, or really dissapointed if the show gets cancelled.
     
  22. Chancellor_Ewok

    Chancellor_Ewok Force Ghost star 7

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    I agree. At least with Stark, there was the possibility of trading playful insults with Carter.

    [hl=black]As for Stark's death, I suppose he could be stuck in a time loop like Carter was, but they show his body dissolving, I'd say that Nathan Stark is dead.[/hl]
     
  23. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I didn't mind those episodes, actually. The show's supposed to be about some silly, fun, science-let-loose, problems.

    However, it's REALLY pissing me off that SFC has been starting the show 7-10 minutes late, meaning my Tivo doesn't record the end of the show and I have to go online and stream the last 5-7 minutes to see how it ends.
     
  24. Kimball_Kinnison

    Kimball_Kinnison Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Do you get the initial showing of it, or the late showing? Remember, they have that hideousness called ECW in there, which because it's a "live" show can easily run over. I highly recommend that you try for the earlier showing if at all possible. I haven't had any problems with it.

    Kimball Kinnison
     
  25. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I think it's usually the 9:00 one but it might be the later one now due to Fringe or something else.
     
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