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The Complete Eureka Collection And Classic Doctor Who Are On Sale Today

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EurekaI imagine the Doctor would feel right at home in the town of Eureka. The eccentric town from the Syfy series of the same name was full of crazy people and geniuses, and some who counted as both. But for a town that’s supposed to be a haven for the brilliant, they sure did wind up in world-threatening pickles an awful lot, and that sort of thing is right up the Doctor’s alley. Sadly, Eureka was canceled in 2012, so a Who/Eureka crossover is impossible (if only the Doctor had a means of traveling through time…) But if you’d like to make your own crossover from the comfort of your living room, Amazon has got both the complete Eureka set and some classic Doctor Who on sale cheap today.

Amazon has Eureka: The Complete Series, which bundles together all five seasons of the show, going for $66.99 today, which is 63% off the list price. The bundle collects all seven previously released Eureka sets (they split the third and fourth seasons in two), as well as the associated bonus features. With the series totally 77 episodes, that’s less than a buck an episode, which is a damn good deal, especially with the generous bonus features factored in. Now, if you’re only interested in the show itself, you can stream Eureka on both Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime. If you’re a superfan who wants to really dig into the making of the show, however, the DVD is a good choice. You can check out the details on the bonus features below.

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Cross The Streams: The Hunger Games, Fringe, And More Come To Netflix Instant

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Let’s make a few things clear right away. We love theaters, we love television, and we love DVDs and Blu-rays. That said, we also love online streaming. And so we present this new weekly feature spotlighting the more important new science fiction-related releases of the past week from such sites as Hulu, Crackle, Redbox Instant, and the granddaddy of them all, Netflix. So without further ado, here is the best that legal streaming has to offer…

The Hunger Games The Hunger Games (Netflix)
This ridiculously popular first entry adapted from Suzanne Collins’ mega-hit franchise tore up theaters, making it the 13th highest grossing film of all time, not adjusting for inflation. Though the sequel will of course be bigger and better, Gary Ross’ efforts here are accommodating for almost all audience types. Boys like Jennifer Lawrence’s hottie heroine, girls like Liam Hemsworth, and someone probably likes Lenny Kravitz dressed like “Prince from outer space.” Chances are, you’re beyond sick of hearing about this flick, so just know that if you’re into watching kids beat the shit out of each other, watch Battle Royale. For slightly less violent urges, this is the film for you.

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Photos Of The Real Life Eureka

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The SyFy Channel series Eureka may seem pretty far fetched, but it’s not quite as far out as you might think. The show revolves around a fictional town named Eureka, constructed and kept secret by the United States government in a remote area. The US places its most intelligent scientists there and allows them to develop new technologies and new weapons, in secret.

It’s actually based on a real life government town established in 1942 as part of the Manhattan project. Named Oak Ridge, the city was built on 70,000 acres in a remote part of Eastern Tennessee, and kept completely secret. There 75,000 workers and scientists served a vital role in the development of the atomic bomb. They never got around to making floating cars or robots like they do in the fictional town on SyFy’s television show, but Oak Ridge really was a very similarly closed off community full of secrets and geniuses.

Now you can see Oak Ridge for yourself in the form of old photos taken during Oak Ridge’s heyday in the early 40s. Take a look…

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Sci-Fi Siren: Eureka’s Sexy Deputy Erica Cerra

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If there’s anything at all to hate about SyFy’s exceptionally affable original series Eureka, it’s that as they role into their fourth season they’re still dressing Erica Cerra in those unbearable dumpy, unisex police uniforms. That seems unlikely to change any time soon, but even hidden beneath bad khaki Deputy Jo Lupo’s one of the best reasons to keep coming back to their quirky little show. Besides, there was that one episode with the red dress.

Cerra is a Vancouver, BC native of Italian decent and the thirty-one-year-old actress has been working pretty steadily in film and television since 2001. You might have seen her in Blade: Trinity as the Goth Vixen or caught her in The 4400, or if you were really lucky seen her steaming it up on The L Word. But it’s the part of Eureka’s tough as nails Deputy Lupo that really earned her serious geek attention. The town wouldn’t be the same without her.

Eureka kicked off its fourth season this week and that seems as good a time as any to spend some time on some of Cerra’s all too rarely appreciated attributes. In addition to being a dependable actress, she’s kind of a looker. Here’s the evidence: