There was a time when I thought Syfy's Eureka could actually be the new Star Trek. The show told the story of a secret town populated by geniuses trying to change the world with scientific MacGuffins that occasionally technobabbled and became doomsday plot devices. But in the end, the day was always saved by human ingenuity. The show just had this inspiring Star Trek-esque hope for our species that you sadly don't see on TV a lot anymore. Sadlier, you also didn't see it during Eureka's third season.
After two seasons of good reviews but average ratings, the show had to get a corporate sponsor to stay on the air. What they didn't have to do was make it less subtle than a kick in the teeth, but life is full of such little surprises.
It's like a mirror universe version of Where's Waldo?