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.

Director:

Peter O'Fallon

Writers:

Andrew Cosby (creator), Jaime Paglia (creator) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Ferguson ... Jack Carter
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Allison Blake
Greg Germann ... Professor Warren King
Jordan Danger ... Zoe Carter (as Jordan Hinson)
Joe Morton ... Henry Deacon
Erica Cerra ... Jo Lupo
Neil Grayston ... Douglas Fargo
Meshach Peters Meshach Peters ... Kevin Blake
Matt Frewer ... Jim Taggart
Debrah Farentino ... Beverly Barlowe
Maury Chaykin ... Sheriff / Major William Cobb
Rob LaBelle ... Walter Perkins
Garry Chalk ... Colonel Briggs
Jennifer Clement ... Susan Perkins
Shayn Solberg Shayn Solberg ... Spencer Martin
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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

Fun fact: The license plate number of Taggart's jeep has NACL 93 as the license plate number. Na is the scientific symbol for the element sodium, and Cl is the scientific symbol for the element chlorine, which together, NaCl, makes sodium chloride, also known as salt. Also, salt is a part of saline solution which has an osmotic coefficient of about 0.93. See more »

Goofs

When Allison Blake is with Jack Carter talking to Warren King Carter's '5 PM shadow' magically vanishes between the scene where he pops the Division Softball Team joke and the next in the lab where the trees and cows are being examined. See more »

Quotes

Henry Deacon: [in response to phone call from Jo] Huh, what explosion?
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Connections

References The Fugitive (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Eureka On My Mind
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Composed by Mark Mothersbaugh
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Not too bad, not too good
3 August 2006 | by sarastro7See 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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Release Date:

18 July 2006 (USA) See more »

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