'Eureka: Clash of the Titans'—Clip

Fargo (Neil Grayston) and Dr. Holly Martin (Felicia Day) run into a explosive problem.

SyFy description:
Romance is in the air when the Department of Defense sends an auditor to take stock of Allison and Carter’s relationship. Meanwhile, Jo explores ideas for Henry and Grace’s wedding and Tiny visits Eureka.

EUReKA airs Mondays at 8:00 PM (ET/PT),  followed by new episodes of WAREHOUSE 13 and ALPHAS.

SyFy Cancels 'Eureka' — Yet More to Come

Season Four Cast

E! Online reports that the SyFy cable channel has indeed cancelled its whimsical sci-fi/fantasy show EUReKA.
However, the show, currently airing its “Season 4.5” episodes, will finish up the in-production Season 5, which will be broadcast next year.
Additionally, the cable channel has ordered an additional episode to serve as the series finale.
Showrunner Jaime Paglia admitted the cancellation of the series was a shock, adding that he thought the decision was ultimately something of a surprise to the powers-that-be, and the eleventh hour approval of a wrap-up was a sign of good faith from the network

They’ve all been amazingly behind us… We just want to go out on a high note in the most positive way we can.”

Star Colin Ferguson advised fans that there is a brighter side.

“We have a great season coming up: 17 episodes left to air. Take a moment, get sad if you want to get sad, but there’s some really great work coming. I’m really proud of it. We worked really hard on it.
I’d love it if instead of a tone of sadness people could watch it and go out on a tone of joy.”

Big Sale at La-La Land

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'Behemoth' on SyFy—Trailer

BEHEMOTH premieres this Saturday, January 15th 9pm ET/PT on SyFy.
From RHI:

  “An earthquake reactivates a long-dormant volcano threatening the small town of Ascension, trembling in its shadow. But the gaping maws in the region reveal evidence of something else—a centuries-old subterranean creature at last given the chance to break free in a black cloud of fire and ash. As the Behemoth wreaks havoc, it’s a race against time as a small band of rescuers fight it with a force as destructive as the beast itself.”

Directed by David Hogan (SOLIDER OF GOD), from a screenplay by Rachelle S. Howie.
Starring Ed Quinn (EUREKA), William B. Davis (X-FILES) ,Cindy Busby (KILLER WAVE), and Ty Olsson (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA).
Alerted by Blastr

Eureka Christmas Special

SyFy brings Christmas early in this week’s “Countdown to Christmas”. EUREKA airs O’ Little Town as its holiday offering.
Here’s a preview clip.

“Chris Parnell guest-stars as Dr. Noah Drummer, a scientist who decides to steal a dangerous experiment during the Global Dynamics holiday party, which puts the town in danger. Meanwhile, Allison is full of holiday cheer.”

Former regular Matt Frewer guests.
 EUREKA’s O’ Little Town airs Tuesday, December 7th at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

'EUReKA' Renewed for 5th Year

SyFy has renewed their SF “dramedy” EUREKA for a fifth season. Ratings for the fourth season has been high since the premeire on July 9th, averaging over three million viewers — a high number for the cable station.
 From their Press Release:

“Eureka seems like any other cozy, Pacific Northwest town, but is actually a secret community of geniuses assembled by the government to conduct top-secret research. What they’ve unwittingly created is a place where anything imaginable can happen… and does.
Eureka stars Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Niall Matter, James Callis and features Jordon Hinson. Co-creator Jaime Paglia and Bruce Miller are Executive Producers.”

Also mentioned was an additional, stand-alone holiday special. SyFy has also commisioned a WAREHOUSE 13 Christmas-themed episode. See item at Blastr.com

EUREKA: Founder's Day – Review



EUREKA’s Season Four premiere, Founder’s Day, was a pleasant surprise for me.
During the second and third years, I found myself less interested in the SyFy series, feeling it had become predictable and repetitive.
Never having been a faithful viewer of the generally amiable show, I pretty much just stopped watching, catching maybe two or three episodes last season.

Intrigued by the coming attractions, I tuned in to see the arrival of new recurring character Dr. Trevor Grant, played by BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Baltar, James Callis. It’s handled in a interesting way, as Founder’s Day turns out to be a time travel story.

(L-R) Colin Ferguson, James Callis as Dr. Grant
(L-R) Colin Ferguson, James Callis as Dr. Grant

Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) isn’t in the mood for a 60th Anniversary Founder’s Day celebration, as he’s dealing with his daughter Zoe (Jordan Hinson) going off to college, and discovering via ‘Dear John’ hologram that his third season scientist love interest Tess Fontana (Jaime Ray Newman) has left for a job in Australia. Both character were seemingly written out of the series—or at least, that was the impression that was given.
Trying to jog off his blues, Carter gets a phone call, and suddenly, the trees around him suddenly appear to shrink.
Thinking this is just another of the weird things that happen in the town, and with no cell reception, he flags down a man driving the period car he saw astrophysicist/mechanic/mayor Henry Deacon (Joe Morton) working on earlier in his day. This guy’s got the period clothes an manner down to a tee, and there’s even a period Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers game on the radio.
Only it turns out that it’s live, not a recording, and that he’s just met Dr. Grant, a confidant to Einstein and future founder of the town. It’s 1947, and Camp Eureka is still a secret Army base.
In short order he’s arrested, and discovers that his unrequited (unasked?) love interest Dr. Alison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), HenryDeacon, Deputy Jo Lupo (Erica Cerra, and techo-nerd Douglas Fargo (Neil Grayston) have all been transported back in time, due to an activity the were all enganed in at the time.
The base commander believes them to be spies, and only Dr. Grant will consider there might be some truth to the story, due in part to the existence of an experimental device he and Albert Einstein could never get to work, one which was being used as a display in 2010, being tinkered with by Dr. Blake’s gifted but autistic son (Meshach Peters).
(L-R)  Joe Morton Salli Richardson-Whifield, Neil Grayston, Erica Cerra, Colin Ferguson
(L-R) Joe Morton, Salli Richardson-Whifield, Neil Grayston, Erica Cerra, Colin Ferguson

Eventually, the regulars do get back to the present, with one hitch: Dr. Grant was transported as well, and the timeline has been changed. And as it turns out, very personally for all them.
The acting was uniformly good (never a problem with this series), the writing clever, the sense of period pretty good — although we’re asked to accept some fairly progressive social attitudes and swallow a real whopper of an scientific anachronism for the sake of the story.
Perhaps most impressive are the risks taken with the characters and storylines. The writer/producer Jaime Paglia has set up a high-stakes situation that makes one fairly certain there’s a re-set button in the future.
But pressing it or not pressing it  is going to cost some characters dearly. I’ll be tuning in to find out how it all plays, as this is an arc that will strech over several episodes. I might even get back into the habit of watching EUREKA regualrly.
The episode was directed by Matt Hastings.
EUREKA airs Fridays at 9 PM (8 Central) on SyFy.