It’s time for Season 3.5 of Eureka: Eureka, the town that Global Dynamics built, affectionately called GD in the hamlet peopled by scientific eccentrics and iconoclasts. It’s the town that we love to call home.
Acclaimed composer Bear McCreary, of Battlestar Galactica renown, does a masterful job of musically mixing it up. Of his own creation he says, “Whether or not you’ve seen Eureka, this CD is worth checking out. The music is a totally unique and twisted blend of folk, blues and zydeco with 80s New Wave synths, 8-bit and 16-bit video-game-inspired FM synthesis, 70’s keyboards, accordions, dobros, didgeridoo and a little Spanish Flamenco. “
I couldn’t have said it better myself. For one thing, I’m a sucker for accordion music, ever since my south pawed brother taught me how to play “Three Blind Mice” on my Dad’s accordion (turned upside down and backwards) when I was a sprat of six. The zydeco takeoffs are always fun and sometimes gritty, and the subtler accordion melodies are clever. Continue reading
We’ve been told that someone will die in Eureka…
It’s about time, as they say. It’s Allison and Stark’s Wedding Day and Monkey (I mean Jack) is supposed to walk Allison down the aisle. Hello, Allison, what were you thinking? In this curiously Arthurian triangle, Lancelot, er, I mean Carter, hasn’t actually slept with Guinevere/Allison, but the analogy holds.
I went camping on the Great Plains for a couple of weeks and my sinuses are paying the price. Apparently they can’t process the powerful powdered cow chips and prairie dog poop that give new meaning to the old poetic cum prosaic song lyrics, “Dust in the wind, everything is dust in the wind.” It was almost a different time-space continuum, with an arcane cultural slant, no electricity or running water.
It was a good place from which to return…
Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one. – Friedrich Nietzsche
Humans instinctively fear that which we do not understand, that which is different. We fear the dark because we don’t know what might be lurking out there, waiting and watching. This fear has kept us alive for millienia. It is this fear that takes center stage in Midnight, the latest episode of Doctor Who to air on the SciFi Channel. Trapped on a disabled cruise liner during a daytrip to the crystalline planet Midnight, fear of the unknown grows into a deadly paranoia that threatens the life of the Doctor as well as another passenger.
The following recap contains spoilers.
Keep out of the shadows and avoid spoilers. This is good advice coming from the latest two part Doctor Who episodes, “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead”. In these episodes the Doctor and Donna encounter creatures so deadly, the best advice he has is to run. From a man as resourceful as the Doctor, this is a very bad sign.