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    Default Thinking about trying this series out...

    So I'm a long time fan of sci-fi but didn't REALLY get into what I would call the "culture" of it until this summer, when I tried out Stargate SG-1. Since then I have finished up SG-1, Atlantis, started BSG, and thinking about trying out more shows. This happens to be one of the ones I'm thinking of.

    Most of the negative reviews on Amazon seem to be on the packaging of the discs rather than the show itself. I have read a fair amount of the positive reviews and it seems pretty interesting.

    What reasons could I expect to enjoy this show if I were to get into it?

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    EUReKA is quirky popcorn fun. Light, silly. Wonderful. Engaging characters. I love it to pieces.


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    Default Re: Thinking about trying this series out...

    So essentially a show to just sit back and relax and enjoy the show kind of show...

    Are there any recurring themes/problems that happen?

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    Personally I did not engage with it in the slightest, however you may enjoy it, so if you want to give it a go then you should do it. Other peoples opinions can only get you so far, everyone is different with their tastes.
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    Default Re: Thinking about trying this series out...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gen. Chris View Post
    So essentially a show to just sit back and relax and enjoy the show kind of show...

    Are there any recurring themes/problems that happen?
    There is a sort of theme in S1&2 and again (different one) in S4 but nothing truly over arcing.


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    Default Re: Thinking about trying this series out...

    Eureka is a much more light hearted show. And some eps can be downright silly, but I've found it addicting.

    I started watching in partly into S2 and this summer I decided to watch S1 and found it dragged alot, have yet to finish it. But I lovingly recommend S3 & S4.


    Quirky is a good one word description. And Fun.


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    Okay...So it looks like Eureka is being re-released in new cases.

    Do you think that Season 3 and 4 will be released in complete sets or do you think they will be released in the stupid 3.0, 3.5 crap...?

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    I really hope for the S3 and S4. Not the whole 3.0, 3.5; 4.0, 4.5 business.


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    Yeah...It's quite annoying...Not just from a cost perspective but from a space-on-shelf perspective.

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    This is certainly one of the more fun series around. Season 1 is a little hit and miss, it seems to take them a while to settle into a rhythm - though this can be said for a lot of first seasons I think! Seasons 2 and 3 are better and I must say Season 4 has probably been, far and away, my favourite. There is some fantastically delivered humour from th start and so long as you don't go in expecting a serious scientific scifi program you should enjoy it ...... Really looking forward to Season 5, will be sad to see the end........

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    Hm...Well I suppose it should be worth watching. I wish I had the chance to watch it when it started but I was so busy

    I'm probably going to wait until they release all the seasons in the new case.

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    Ooh! A box set of all 5 seasons! I might have to wait and splurge!


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    Default Re: Thinking about trying this series out...

    Quote Originally Posted by Everlovin View Post
    Ooh! A box set of all 5 seasons! I might have to wait and splurge!
    Well idk about that...But all five seasons in the movie-sized case would be great.

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    The repackaged seasons of Eureka are now 11.99 on Amazon. Idk how long it will last but it could be worth checking out people...

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    Yay! They'll be in the local store for inexpensive before long now! *has no credit card for a reason*


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    Quote Originally Posted by Everlovin View Post
    Yay! They'll be in the local store for inexpensive before long now! *has no credit card for a reason*
    Yeah...I'm faced with a tough decision right now...I want it but I don't want to spend the money right now...I have spent so much already...

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    Well you could always see if there's a library in your area that has DVDs to check out and see if Eureka is one of those shows they might have for check out.


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    Default Re: Thinking about trying this series out...

    I actually ended up buying the two seasons. I couldn't pass up such an opportunity.

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    Default Re: Thinking about trying this series out...

    Okay so what the hell is SyFy's deal?

    Splitting up the seasons not only in DVD's but airing the two halves a year between each other. And season 5 of the show won't premier until...July? I could have sworn I read that production was almost done on the season, and it will take another 7 months?

    And then will it be split in half again for a year?

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    Default Re: Thinking about trying this series out...

    They started splitting the seasons back during the writers strike a couple of years ago. They continued it because that way they don't have to renegotiate with the actors, et al, every year but every other year.

    Yeah, they're pretty much done producing S5 and I haven't heard if they're splitting it up or just giving us the 20 episodes.

    Personally, I think they should give us the 20 eps considering they've already axed the show. Why delay the angst?


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