Last Rewatch: 27/03/2019 - 03/12/2019

Plot (IMDb): With the help of Albert Einstein and other trusted advisors, President Harry S. Truman commissioned a top-secret residential development in a remote area of the Pacific Northwest, one that would serve to protect and nurture America's most valuable intellectual resources. There our nation's greatest thinkers, the über-geniuses working on the next era of scientific achievement, would be able to live and work in a supportive environment. The best architects and planners were commissioned to design a welcoming place for these superlative geniuses to reside, an area that would offer the best education for their children, the best healthcare, the best amenities and quality of life. A community was created to rival the most idyllic of America's small towns - with one major difference: this town would never appear on any maps. At least, none that haven't been classified "eyes only" by the Pentagon.

Eureka premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel July 18th, 2006 and the last episode aired July 16, 2012. On August 8, 2011 the channel, now called Syfy Channel, announced Eureka would be cancelled after 5 seasons. The series premiere was watched by 4.1 million people, making it the top-rated cable program for that night; it was the highest-rated series launch in Sci-Fi's 14 year history. Season 2 had 2.5 million viewers, making it the top-rated cable program of the day. 


Yes Eureka was a big hit, it ran for 5 seasons which nowadays does not happen often with a SCI-FI show on the Syfy channel. I always enjoyed Eureka, it was a fun, quirky show, really great cast. The storytelling for me was not always as entertaining, perhaps because I wanted a different kind of SCI-FI on TV but of course at that time you still had Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Battlestar Galactica. So there already were space oriented TV shows on Syfy.


It was just a fun piece of television with a lot of humor, it wasn't often very seriously, but when so, also with a dosis of humor. In the last 6-7 years I rewatched Eureka twice on Blu-ray, last time in 2019 and although I have a certain fondness for it, I told myself that I wasn't sure if I ever needed to rewatch it again. It feels like I am done with it now, which I don't feel with the other show in the same universe, Warehouse 13.


On August 2010 Eureka got renewed for a 5th season. A year later it was suggested by fansites and the show writers that Eureka had been renewed for a short 6 epsiode 6th season. A few days later it was announced that there wouldn't be a 6th season but one additional episode was approved for the 5th season in order to give the show a proper ending. Season 5 would be it's final season.


As I touched upon earlier, Warehouse 13 was set in the same universe as Eureka and this resulted in a few cross-over episodes. Mainly characters Fargo (Eureka)  and Claudia Donovan (Warehouse 13) crossed over.


Recently Eureka has been released on Blu-ray in the US. In Germany the complete series has been released in February 2014. The German set looks to be the best PQ wise.

EUReKA - Trailer Season Two &  Opening Intro

Episode Guide

Season 1:

  1. Pilot
  2. Many Happy
  3. Returns
  4. Before I Forget
  5. Alienated
  6. Invincible
  7. Dr. Nobel
  8. Blink
  9. Right as Raynes
  10. Primal
  11. Purple Haze
  12. H.O.U.S.E. Rules
  13. Once in a Lifetime

Season 2:

  1. Phoenix Rising
  2. Try Try Again
  3. Unpredictable
  4. Games People Play
  5. Duck, Duck Goose
  6. Noche de Suenos
  7. Family Reunion
  8. E=MC...?
  9. Sight Unseen
  10. God Is in the Details
  11. Maneater
  12. All That Glitters
  13. A Night at Global Dynamics

Season 3:

  1. Bad to the Drone
  2. What About Bob?
  3. Best in Faux
  4. I Do Over
  5. Show Me the Mummy
  6. Phased and Confused
  7. Here Come the Suns
  8. From Fear to Eternity
  9. Welcome Back Carter
  10. Your Face or Mine
  11. Insane in the P-Brane
  12. It's Not Easy Being Green
  13. If You Build It...
  14. Ship Happens
  15. Shower the People
  16. You Don't Know Jack
  17. Have an Ice Day
  18. What Goes Around, Comes Around

Season 4:

  1. Founder's Day
  2. A New World
  3. All the Rage
  4. The Story of O2
  5. Crossing Over
  6. Momstrosity
  7. Stoned
  8. The Ex-files
  9. I'll Be Seeing You
  10. O' Little Town...
  11. Liftoff
  12. Reprise
  13. Glimpse
  14. Up in the Air
  15. Omega Girls
  16. Of Mites and Men
  17. Clash of the Titans
  18. This One Time at Space Camp…
  19. One Small Step
  20. One Giant Leap

Season 5:

  1. Lost
  2. The Real Thing
  3. Force Quit
  4. Friendly Fire
  5. Jack of All Trades
  6. Worst Case Scenario
  7. Ex-Machina
  8. In Too Deep
  9. Smarter Carter
  10. The Honeymooners
  11. Mirror, Mirror
  12. Double Take
  13. Just Another Day

Blogs written about EUReKA

EUReKA on Blu-Ray (German and the North American release)


Jack Carter

Allison Blake

Henry Deacon

Douglas Fargo

Jo Lupo

Nathan Stark

Zane Donovan

Zoe Carter


Beverly Barlow

Tess Montana

Kevin Blake

Holly Martin

Isaac Parrish

Jim Taggert

Grace Monroe

Trevor Grant

Deputy Andy

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