But if that premise wasn't already quirky enough for you, the creators of 'Eureka' have once again thrown time travel into the mix. Jack, Allison (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), and their other friends are hurled back into the year 1947, where they learn some surprising secrets about the founding of their town.
Of course, as all time-travelers know, you can't mess around with the past ... otherwise you might end up altering the present. "Our presence here could change the course of future events -- we have to keep a low profile." Allison says to Jack.
" ... Okay," Jack replies. Then, things around them explode in a series of fireballs. Hmm. Doesn't exactly seem like everyone is keeping a low profile.
This premiere was about James Callis ('Battlestar Galactica') joining the cast, and the method of his addition has turned out to be even more innovative than I anticipated. People have come and gone from Eureka over the years, but nobody has arrived quite like this. But we'll get more of that later.
I thought I knew what to expect with this premiere, having read a few of the teasers as to what the writers were up to, but they still managed to surprise me in the closing moments. I guess we can't take anything for "granite" now.
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More casting news after the jump.
More casting news after the jump.
While they cannot yet get too specific, stars Colin Ferguson (who plays Carter) and Salli Richardson-Whitfield (who plays Allison Blake) gave AOL TV some insight into what will be coming up next season.
Your assignment: say that headline five times fast.
TV used to be a lot easier. We'd have TV from, say, September until May, and then the reruns would kick in. Sure, there have always been summer shows, but now it seems that the months of June, July, and August form a major TV season themselves. In fact, some of the best shows on TV right now actually start in the summer, not the fall. 'Mad Men' immediately comes to mind.
There are a lot of good shows on Syfy too, and they've announced when they're going to debut this summer.
Callis will play Dr. Grant on the fourth season of the quirky sci-fi series. Grant is described as a former town resident who returns to (possibly) reignite an old romance with Allison (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) that turns life in Eureka upside down. (Sounds like the show has found yet another way to postpone the eventual Allison-Sheriff Carter hookup for another season.)
No matter how bleak it got aboard the Galactica, Callis usually managed to lighten things up with his portrayal of the scheming and selfish Gaius Baltar. I'm sure he'll fit in perfectly with the charming aww-shucks tone of 'Eureka'. He might even add an edge that is sometimes sorely missing from the show.
'Eureka' returns to Syfy with new episodes on July 9. And remember to catch Callis on 'FlashForward', which returns this week.
More casting news after the jump.
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Was I the only human being on the planet who was completely snowed by the BS claim that SAMCRO was headed out of town to do a charity blood drive for Charming? The thought of any shady dealings never crossed my mind for a second. I probably wouldn't even have any doubts if they devised a charity scheme that's more their speed like a "Ride Joust for Diabetes" or a "100-Yard Coke Line Snort for Macular Degeneration."
It's not a sign of my stupidity. Believe me, I've got much more convincing signs of that. For instance, I drive a Pontiac, a brand new Pontiac ... with a 30,000 mile warranty.
It's a sign that the characters are becoming more endearing and real and they play on your emotions more than if they were just flat images on a high definition television screen. They are flesh and blood and bone, and all the little synapses and thoughts that make them human beings are connecting. They have made the audience, or at least the audience that sits in my living room each week, part of their family.
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