If not for the Daleks, odds are we wouldn’t be celebrating fifty years of Doctor Who. The series might have run a bit beyond its initial 13-episode order and been fondly remembered by a small segment of fans, but odds are it wouldn’t be the recognizable world-wide icon that it is today.
While there were science-fiction elements associated with the original vision of Doctor Who, the series wasn’t intended to be a heavily sci-fi driven series. As originally conceived, the time travel element was intended as a doorway to entertaining but educational stories that the entire family could enjoy viewing together on Saturday evenings.
I missed a couple of weeks of Eureka and ended up mainlining three weeks worth of Eureka. This has both its pluses and minuses. Plus, because it’s three weeks of Eureka and you don’t have to wait a week to see what happens next. Minuses, because you have three weeks of the show you’re invested in and realize that, dang, you have to wait another week to see what happens next.
Reviewed by Michael Hickerson (Slice of SciFi Editor) If you can’t show every single battle on the show due to time constraints and budget limitations, at least you can make the lack of screen battles interesting.* That’s how “Garden of Bones” starts out this week, showing us the lead-up to and the aftermath of Robb […]
When SyFy (back then Sci Fi channel) started this quirky series five years ago called Eureka, I tuned in thinking it was odd enough for me to watch. And I really don’t think I had anything else to watch at that time…well, other than Smallville. I was introduced to Jack Carter: U.S. Marshall who ended up taking over a Sheriff of this odd little town that looked like a piece of small town Americana. The look on his face when Global Dynamics is first introduced to him is what hooked me onto this show. Sheriff Jack Carter was the everyman and we were watching this crazy little town of geniuses through his eyes.
The first season of Game of Thrones was about introducing viewers to the rich fantasy world created by George R.R. Martin, creating a level of comfort to the universe of Westerios. And then taking that rug and pulling it firmly out from under the viewers.
As season two gets underway, we’re familiar with most of the players in the game, but there are new rules and new faces coming into the power struggle going on all across Westerios.