Eureka (2006–2012)
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Pilot 

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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Professor Warren King
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Sheriff / Major William Cobb
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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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Trivia

Jack's letter states he is being transferred to Eureka, Washington. It will later be established that Eureka is in Oregon. See more »

Goofs

You never see anyone enter Global Dynamics through a security check point after the pilot. See more »

Quotes

Henry Deacon: [while giving Jack's car back] Um, try to keep her on the ground.
[Jack smiles]
Henry Deacon: [dead serious] No, no, really.
Marshall Jack Carter: [drives off] Yeah.
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Connections

References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Eureka On My Mind Reprise
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Composed by Mark Mothersbaugh
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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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