Eureka "Up in the Air" (8/1/2011, Spoilers)

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  1. Aug 2, 2011 #1 of 27
    LoadStar

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    Some really good moments during this episode!

    I loved the homage to the title sequence, with the stuff floating away. :) I'm surprised it took them until the second half of season 4 to finally do it though. :D

    "Do I have to lick the lock?" "You can if you want, but that would be weird." "You-- SOMEBODY PUT HER IN FRONT OF A CARTOON!" :D Then, "Just put it carefully in the penning trap." "Do you mean box? IF YOU MEAN BOX, YOU SAY BOX!" I love how Colin Ferguson manages to portray barely controlled insanity. I would love to see some of the outtakes from his scenes. :D

    I actually liked Felicia's character more this week... and I kind of liked the triangle with Holly, Parrish (Evil Wil Wheaton) and Fargo.
     
  2. Aug 2, 2011 #2 of 27
    Gunnyman

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    Andy being referred to as Mr. Data *snort*
     
  3. Aug 2, 2011 #3 of 27
    jschuur

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    I just can't believe they had Holly say galaxy instead of solar system, when talking about using Titan as a casting off point for further space exploration. Classic sci-fi writing mistake.
     
  4. Aug 2, 2011 #4 of 27
    holee

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    Fun episode sure, but I wish they'd take a break from the formulaic plots,.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2011 #5 of 27
    cheesesteak

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    There's no way I'd volunteer for the first ship to Titan. I'd let a couple other groups be the pioneers.

    Do people ever pay for anything at Vincent's?
     
  6. Aug 2, 2011 #6 of 27
    LoadStar

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    As they mentioned in the episode, it's all handled electronically, like everything else in Eureka.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2011 #7 of 27
    zordude

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    I love the Starship Troopers style voiceover/graphics.

    Would you like to know more?

    Z
     
  8. Aug 2, 2011 #8 of 27
    cheesesteak

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    I got that part but I've never seen anybody offer a card or Vincent do anything that looks like he's billing somebody. I know, it's a tv show. I'll stop worrying about it.
     
  9. Aug 2, 2011 #9 of 27
    LoadStar

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    I think it's all handled by that communicator thing automatically. You place your order and it gets charged to your account. (I have a very vague, distant memory that they mentioned something about this way, way back when Jack first got to town, but I could be wrong.)
     
  10. Rob Helmerichs

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    We're getting closer to that in real life, with those chipped credit cards you don't have to run through a swiper.

    I suppose there will come a day when you can walk into Barnes & Noble, pick out the books you want, walk out, and a reader at the door will automatically charge your credit card.

    Of course, by then Barnes & Noble will probably be out of business... :(
     
  11. Jonathan_S

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    My vague distant memory, from when Jack first came to town, was that Cafe Diem was a free perk provided by GD. (But like you I could be wrong)
     
  12. kmccbf

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    This is how I remeber it too. They've had a couple lines between Jack and Beverly along the lines of "I'd buy you a cup of coffee if it wasn't free." from time to time.
     
  13. LoadStar

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    Wasn't that a "cops get free coffee" thing?
     
  14. GAViewer

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    I remember when Eva Thorne a corporate fixer hired to make Eureka more profitable, eliminated the free-food policy at Café Diem. Vincent started charging Thorne $20 a cup for coffee, while still giving coffee to others free of charge.
     
  15. AeneaGames

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    Why would that be a mistake?? I took it as a starting point to explore outside our solar system...

    Besides, our solar system is still part of our galaxy :D
     
  16. jschuur

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    Right. Give mankind FTL capabilities, and they're going to start exploring past our own solar system in our cosmic backyard first, looking at other star systems nearby within out own galaxy. Humans haven't even left earth orbit, we're not going to travel 2.5 million light years or more right away.

    Holly said 'beyond our own galaxy'. She's not talking about our galaxy, but beyond it. Substitute 'galaxy' for 'solar system', and what she said makes more sense, but sounds less sexy.

    Maybe they had one of the Stargate Universe writers doing this episode ;)

    I actually asked the Eureka writers this on Twitter and they responded:

     
  17. Steveknj

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    Had to read that twice. I'm assuming you are meaning that moon orbits earth by this. Obviously we've left earth's orbit by GOING to the moon and orbiting THAT.

    Anyway, for you astronomy buffs, is Titan the closest moon to earth outside of our moon?
     
  18. Rob Helmerichs

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    Clearly you don't understand the concept of epicycles. :D
    Mars has two, Deimos and Phobos, although they barely deserve the name...
     
  19. Jonathan_S

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    Titan is a moon of Saturn, but Jupiter has several moons and it's significantly closer than Saturn. (average 5.2 AU vs 9.5 AU)
     
  20. Rob Helmerichs

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    I'd say in the closeness game, Mars trumps Jupiter... ;)
     

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