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April 18, 2014

Chuck: Chuck Versus the Sandworm

(S01E06) "But first, I could really use some pancakes." - Laslow (Evil Genius) Chuck is one of those shows that's hard to get a handle on, but I'm fairly certain that it doesn't know where it's going either. It's got pretty good geek culture cred, but the lack of a larger story arc is getting a bit old. The plot jumped around so much that I couldn't tell if Laslow was actually a bad guy until he...

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DirecTV finally rolls out hi-def SciFi Channel

After hitting the guide button on my HR20 DVR, my jaw hit the ground. After months of promises, DirecTV finally came through on one to deliver the SciFi Channel and many other channels in HD. Instead of grouping them together below channel 100, the new HD channels show up just above their SD counterparts. Unfortunately, if you own an older HD DirecTivo, you won't be enjoying the new channels - you...

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Eureka: All That Glitters

(S02E12) Leading up to the season finale of a science fiction show can be tough. Eureka's spent so much time dropping hints that they managed to pull off a decent episode and give a nice intro to the upcoming season finale. Things are anything but quiet. Beverly's back, Henry's cheesed off and Zoe wants to have a sleep over....

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Eureka: Maneater

(S02E11) I still get the feeling that they swapped a couple of episodes around, but things definitely feel like they're finally back on track. The opening scene had me questioning my sanity just a bit, but I enjoyed the writers joke on everyone who saw the preview. Considering SciFi's generally misleading preview bits, it was a nice to see the show take advantage of it....

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Eureka: God is in The Details

(S02E10) The sheer number of flashback scenes made me wonder just what major even was going to happen. Considering the roll up, I thought it would be a bit more climactic than Kevin showing off some sort of new powers. The opening tattoo discussion struck me as out of place, but it got things rolling. I suspect that Zoe just asks her dad about these things just so he can have a few more...

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Eureka: Sight Unseen

(S02E09) The fresh takes on classic Science Fiction plots has to be one of my favorite things about Eureka. Invisibility is an absolute classic. Solving the invisible man problem is a bit glossed over, but everything else was baked to simmering SciFi perfection....

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Eureka: E=MC...?

(S02E08) This collective brain drain episode was definitely something different. If you're familiar with the BOFH, then I'd say that the new character of the week was the Bastard Particle Physicist from Hell. While he's coming to town, our favorite egg heads are busy reconstructing the big bang. I definitely liked the plot, but things were a bit circular later on....

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Eureka: Family Reunion

(S02E07) From the preview, the opening was pretty much just what I expected. A cryogenic facility at GD is being torn down and someone is discovered frozen in one of the chambers - Fargo's grandfather....

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Eureka: Noche de Sueos

(S02E06) This was the most believable Eureka introduction yet. Sure, it was nice to see Allison make some effort for Carter, but Carter pulling someone out of a wrecked truck just after he saves Fargo from its swerving geek crushing clutches....

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Eureka: Duck Duck Goose

(S02E05) I was looking forward 'Duck Duck Goose' ever since I caught the preview. Taggart returns for some truly hilarious moments, Carter manages to insult Zoe's science fair project in the first 40 seconds and mentions his IQ score in a town full of super geniuses. From there, things just get better. Carter tries a wheat grass shot for the first time, shows up in the worst workout clothes ever...

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