Season 1 Episode 9


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Sep 12, 2006 on Syfy
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Episode Summary

A nanotech experiment escapes from Global Dynamics. The project, which bridges the gap between computers and human brains, threatens to overrun Eureka when it begins duplicating Stark.

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  • A good solid episode...

    this is a good episode but not the best i've seen. i like when they bring all the clones of Stark into the building and turns on music to kill them. i don't really have alot to say about this episode it was just an average one of was quite a humours one but than again most of them are.the season finaLE is coming up in about a month so that should be good. the series is not doing as well with the ratings as it was when it first came out, just like Stargate Atlantis. later. . .moreless
  • A few surprises

    Carter: Ok, weapons, what do you have that can knock 'em out?

    Taggert: The EM burst guns are short range, we'll never get all of them.

    Carter: Do you have anything bigger?

    Taggert: Aside from a nuclear bomb? No.

    Carter: You have a nuclear bomb?

    Taggert: Uh, I didn't say that. Aside from the occasional flashy special effect or funny line, Primal has little to offer.
  • I say unoriginal because if you watch Stargate you'll know that these replicating nanobot thingys are just like Replicators.

    I enjoyed watching the episode, but like I said in my summary, the plot was unoriginal. I don't think they should of done replicating nanos! Couldn't the writers have thought of anything a little bit more original? Or maybe copy an older show or movie instead of copying SG-1?

    I'm sure that it's hard to come up with new plots and after awhile you can't help but copy something from another show, but you would think that they could have put some sort of twist on it so it wouldn't have been quite the same.

    Other than that main thing, I really did like this episode and it kept me interested to the end!!moreless
  • Fairly typical sci fi show.

    I like(ed) Eureka origonally for it\\\'s unique flavor, but it seems it is starting to draw too much character developement too early in the relationships. The cloning wasnt special and the love intrests are for soaps.

    The writers need to focus on what brought viewers to the show in the first place and worry about the love triangle down the road , if it ever makes it that far. Cmon, even Chandler and Monica waited a few seasons before they bumped uglies. The tension is fine, but dont delve too deeply into it too early. Yawner episode but ill stick with it.moreless
  • I felt really bad for Stark..... He still likes her.

    seriously this show rocks. great episode good story, awesome characters, and unexpected plot twists.. This is one the main reasons i watch sci fi. this show has a bright future for those of you who have not taking time our of there day to watch Eureka i suggest doing it.

    Eureka will be around for a while i hope because with episode like this i cant wait to see more.
Rukiya Bernard

Rukiya Bernard

IT Technician

Guest Star

Robert Clarke (II)

Robert Clarke (II)


Guest Star

Aleks Paunovic

Aleks Paunovic

Global Security Officer

Guest Star

Chris Gauthier

Chris Gauthier


Recurring Role

Shayn Solberg

Shayn Solberg

Spencer Martin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Nitpick: The human ear cannot sense sounds under ~20 Hz, therefore there shouldn't have been any noise when Spencer played the 2 Hz tune, though the harmonics would have vibrated other things in the room, causing them to rattle, much like an earthquake.

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Henry: Nice?
      Carter: Well, with this crowd I expected, you know, a little more than centerpieces and linen napkins.
      Henry: Sounds like you're starting to get used to this crowd.

    • (Stark is testing Fargo's invention.)
      Fargo: Why are you trying to access my file?
      Stark: To see if you're remotely qualified to be tapping into my cerebral cortex.

    • Carter: (wiping exploded nanoids off his face) There will never be enough showers for me to feel clean again.

    • Carter: The nano-Stark kissed [Allison], right? That can't be a part of their program.
      Taggart: No, but it shows their exponential leap in intelligence and their great taste in women.

    • Carter: But Stark's not perfect.
      Taggart: Have you seen his abs? Damn close.

    • (After kissing to make Stark mad and draw the nano-Starks.)
      Allison: It worked.
      Carter: Yeah!
      Allison: No, no, no. They're coming.
      Carter: Oh! Yeah, right.

    • Carter: If you have that nanoid remote control handy, now would be a really good time to use it. (pauses) Any time now...
      Taggart: I don't know how to say this...
      Carter: It's not working?
      Taggart: That's how!

    • Carter: (listening intently) What is that?
      Taggart: It sounds insectoid.
      Carter: Is that even a word?
      Taggart: Yeah, I think so.

    • Carter: Some people need their afternoon nap, like me, for example!
      Allison: Carter!
      Carter: It's well documented, Allison, that a siesta works! It increases worker satisfaction, and productivity, and it is, uh, a dying art.
      Allison: Napping is not an art.
      Carter: You haven't seen me nap - I take it to a whole new level.

    • (Looking around in the ventilation shaft where Larry vanished.)
      Carter: Uh huh, mmm hmm, yeah, that's what I thought.
      Allison: What?
      Carter: It's really creepy in there.
      Allison: That's some really sharp police work, Carter.

    • Stark: Fargo, never ever ever mess with my cerebral cortex again!!

    • Carter: You dream about world domination?
      Stark: Well, not all the time.

    • Stark: I'm gonna kill Fargo.
      (Fargo comes in the doorway and tries to sneak back out upon hearing Stark)
      Stark: Get back here!!!

    • Carter: Millions of Starks? That's horrible to think about.

    • Taggart: Carbon is in anything living.
      Carter: I'm living!
      Taggart: So am I!

    • Carter: What is that?
      Stark: It's my threshold for incompetence.
      Carter: Looks like a melanoma.

    • Henry: Your dad is the worst liar!
      Zoe: Luckily, I take after my mother.

    • Carter: You've made friends with sand now?
      Taggart: Not sand... Nanoids!

    • Stark: So, you've equipped me with a very expensive mood ring.

    • Carter: Okay, weapons, what do you have that can knock 'em out?
      Taggart: The EM burst guns are short range; we'll never get all of them.
      Carter: Do you have anything bigger?
      Taggart: Aside from a nuclear bomb? No.
      Carter: You have a nuclear bomb?
      Taggart: Uh, I didn't say that.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates
      United Kingdom – 27 September 2006 on Sky One
      Canada – 05 November 2006 on SPACE
      Germany – 28 April 2008 on ProSieben
      Australia – 12 June 2008 on TEN
      Slovakia – 24 February 2009 on Markiza
      Czech Republic – 04 June 2009 on Prima COOL


    • Jim Taggart: It sounds insectoid.
      Most likely Taggart was referring to one of Star Trek: Enterprise's alien races, Xindi-insectoid.

    • Larry: Just pray it's not the Lorena Bobbit virus.
      Stark: I'm sorry?
      Larry: Turns your hard drive into a three and a half inch floppy.
      Larry is referencing the case of John Wayne Bobbitt, whose wife Lorena cut off a portion of his penis