Props to Syfy for actually making a sci-fi show with aliens again and I'm hesitant to say this was one of the worst pilots I've seen, but it sure was one of the most boring and predictable. By the time the last thirty minutes rolled around I was regularly watching on FF. With the 6 minute(!) ad breaks that sped things up significantly.
Almost no spectacle and setup at the beginning. Miscellaneous aliens arrived. Someone changed the ecology of the planet for undisclosed reasons. There was a war between humans and some (or all) aliens. Go!
Apart from the gorillamen and the hex-head aliens I had trouble identifying if some were aliens, or slightly altered humans, or hybrids, or what. The closest thing to excitement in the town was a terrible teenage dance fight straight out of a random high school drama (that was so cliche - even with an alien) and a bar fight. The repercussions of one the main character's henchmen killing the town sheriff being pretty much nothing, except to create an easy opening for Carter and Zoe to stick around in Eureka. By the time the other alien-aliens appeared with their mechs I was hoping they would kill all the other characters so we could see more of them and their cool stuff.
To make it worse they kept playing the ads for the game which looked far more exciting than the tedium taking place in the town. I really enjoyed Alien Nation, but there is almost zero charisma in evidence on the show and apart from the alien girl tracker the dialog is as dull as the majority of the characters.
Except for an alien-alien saying "I don't like the looks of that scaffolding" which was unintentionally funny.