Sunday, September 10, 2006

TV: Eureka - SciFi Network

I spent Saturday watching 7 episodes of the SciFi Channels show "Eureka." It's pretty good. It's no Battlestar Galactica or Lost but is is entertaining in a nerdy sort of way. I suspect it won't gain the following like other shows and will die an early death. It's a SciFi drama with some comedy elements. It's a cop/fish-out-of-water show that sometimes comes down with a case of technobabble (a condition every Star Trek fan is quite familiar with). That will probably be it's downfall. The nerdy story lines will drive away the non-geek and the shallow techno jargon will turn-off the geek. The result is no audience and a cancellation after first season. Will this stop me from watching? Probably not. My many years of watching Star Trek has thickened my skin against badly written tech storylines and nerdy material fuels my imagination.

2 comments:

  1. I like the show, I know your review is old but it has survived and is now airing season 3. I want to find a map of the town. Someone has to have constructed one.

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  2. It did indeed survive and I still watch it. I have never heard of a map but I've never looked.

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