Eureka: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (18 Jul. 2006)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
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After a strange accident sidelines Eureka's sheriff, U.S. Marshal Jack Carter takes over the investigation into the mysterious phenomenon that led to the death of a resident.

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After a strange accident sidelines Eureka's sheriff, U.S. Marshal Jack Carter takes over the investigation into the mysterious phenomenon that led to the death of a resident.

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The Jeep where the Marshal is kept prisoner does not have a state license plate. The plate only reads "Eureka" other than the matriculation number. See more »

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In the pilot Zoe has her nose pierced in her right nostril but in future episodes it is her left nostril that is pierced. See more »

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[Taggart just accidentally tranqued Vincent instead of a dog]
Marshal Jack Carter: [muttering] It's just a dog, for crying out loud.
Jim Taggart: [stops, turns back to Jack] Now you listen to me, friend. I once tracked a polar bear across the Arctic tundra, dived with great whites off The Barrier Reef, hunted with the prides of the Serengeti, but none of it even begins to compare with what that animal's
Jim Taggart: [with sudden sadness] put me through.
Jim Taggart: [pauses, laughs a little] It's not "just a dog", Marshal.
Jim Taggart: [nearly whispering] It's the devil ...
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Eureka On My Mind
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Not too bad, not too good
3 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

The pilot for Eureka was watchable, had some good performances, a bit of interesting dialog, and maybe one or two interesting ideas. But considering the promising premise of a whole town full of super-scientists, I thought they squandered the concept terribly. So much more could have been done with the idea. Most sci-fi can be divided into stories that are science-friendly, and stories that are skeptical of science. The best sci-fi is invariably the former, but unfortunately the majority of commercial sci-fi tends to be the latter, and so is this show. The main science guy is an unlikeable jerk, and in a questionable effort to be realistic, it's all tied in with the military. The protagonist is a U.S. Marshall who's apparently supposed to be the voice of reason in this world of crazy science. The sympathy is clearly with him, whereas none of the scientists can really be trusted (except possibly Joe Morton's character, which is one of the few touches of real class this show has - another is cool soldier girl Jo Lupo).

Like I said, this show could have been a hell of a lot better. There's not much actual or interesting science in it, and nothing else is original either. I'll give it a few more episodes to improve, but if it doesn't, I'm gone.

6 out of 10.


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