I don’t recap it, but I do have a soft spot in my heart for SyFy’s Eureka. I’m going to miss it when it’s gone.
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One of the worst parts of the Eureka cancellation announcement last week was that they’ve all-but-finished shooting Season Five, and the “Six episodes of Season Six” that had been batted around as a way to wrap up the series suddenly disappeared. Unless there were massive re-writes and delays in production, it was not clear that Eureka fans were going to get any sort of satisfactory ending to a series that has yet to disappoint. Continue reading
“After painstaking consideration, we have had to make the difficult business decision to not order a season six of Eureka. But Eureka is not over yet. There is a new holiday episode this December and 12 stellar episodes set to début next year, marking its fifth season and six memorable years on Syfy. The 2012 episodes are some of the best we’ve seen, and will bring this great series to a satisfying end. We are very grateful to Bruce Miller and Jaime Paglia, their team of incredible writers, and an amazing cast and crew who have consistently delivered a series we continue to be very proud of. We thank the fans for their support of this show and know they will enjoy its final season in 2012.” Continue reading
SciFi SyFy’s forays into original programming has not been without its bumps. But two of their biggest success stories are Eureka, and it’s slightly younger skewing cousin Warehouse 13. These both are their lighthearted summer fare. Even though Eureka is now doing “half-seasons,” a la BSG, these “half-seasons” have aired a year apart, keeping it summer viewing.
Last season Eureka found an ingenious way to reboot their entire storyline, with time travel and alternate universes. By keeping this “the second half of the season” the writers keep the viewers wondering if at the end of all this, we’ll return to the Way Things Were Before (which would be a nice way to re-un-boot all over again), or if the new timeline is here to stay. The promo of course doesn’t hint one way or the other…
Meanwhile, I’m not sure if the fear is that Warehouse 13 can’t stand on its own, or if SyFy is trying to pull in more Eureka viewers, because they seems to really like the whole “Let’s Do A Cross Over Episode!” gimmick. You can see glimpses of Fargo in the promo here…
…I just hope the show doesn’t end up as Eureka’s appendage. It’s got too much potential for that.