9 items from 2011
I’ve been accused of being a curmudgeon, and not happy unless I can complain about something. I am very aware, at times, that I can be very critical of things like movies and TV shows that insult my intelligence, but I don’t think that makes me a curmudgeon. To me, it makes me more aware of the manipulation by these folks who run the studios that if they cart out a few explosions and add a few sex scenes, I’ll not notice their stories are so paint-by-number.
So, despite knowing the track record of Brannon Braga (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Enterprise) and his corporate utopian views, I watched Terra Nova each week to see if this sci fi adventure show had anything to offer beyond the sci fi lite that the cable network the SyFy Channel offers viewers.
I do think the premise is interesting, showing »
The largest issue I have with the Terra Nova season finale is that there were many nice moments in "Occupation/Resistance" that could have been great if they weren't part of a show that - in general - is just not good.
For example, the early scene at the bar was nice. Lucas making a big deal about his pseudo brother/sister relationship with Skye was funny, and then after he tried to go a bit too far with his fake sister, Josh coming to the rescue was admirable. Lucas again proved to be a viable villain as he took a number of free shots on the teenager, before Big Jim Shannon came storming into the bar to save the day.
For as smart as Elizabeth is supposed to be, this was the first time she really did anything to prove her intelligence. Her ruse on Weaver, which got him to give up Jim, »
- email@example.com (Dan Forcella)
Terra Nova: Watch the First 8 Minutes of the Season Finale!
Too tempted to wait until tomorrow night’s two-hour Terra Nova season finale? Well, good news, everybody! By becoming a fan of Terra Nova on the show’s Facebook page, you can catch an exclusive eight-minute sneak-peek of the epic finale, set to air on Monday, December 19th at 8/7 central on Fox.
In it, you’ll catch the first eight minutes of part one “Occupation,” as well as gain the ability to share with your friends a special 90-second preview of the finale event! So what can Terra Nova fans expect when Fox unleashes the first season’s dramatic finish?
When last we left Terra Nova, the colony was preparing for battle as Lucas Taylor (Ashley Zukerman) succeeded in creating a two-way time portal between Terra Nova and the year 2149, returning to gather the army that would eventually invade »
- Kevin Fitzpatrick
Tune in alert for the two-hour Fox season finale, the 11th Pilgrimage arrives in Terra Nova and the mysterious Phoenix Group in 2149 makes its move to pillage the past with the help of Lucas (Ashley Zukerman) and Mira (Christine Adams). Meanwhile, Jim (Jason O.Mara) and Taylor (Stephen Lang) team up in a last stand against the Phoenix Group, a colonist makes the ultimate sacrifice and a decision is made that will change life in Terra Nova forever in the all-new .Occupation/Resistance. episode of Terra Nova airing Monday, Dec. 19 (8:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox. Become a fan of the series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TerraNovaonFOX Official Show Website: www.Fox.com/TerraNova Official Show Twitter: @TerraNovaonFOX / #TerraNova Official Show Facebook: »
- April MacIntyre
In the two-hour season finale, the 11th Pilgrimage arrives in Terra Nova and the mysterious Phoenix Group in 2149 makes its move to pillage the past with the help of Lucas (Ashley Zukerman) and Mira (Christine Adams).
Meanwhile, Jim (Jason O'Mara) and Taylor (Stephen Lang) team up in a last stand against the Phoenix Group, a colonist makes the ultimate sacrifice and a decision is made that will change life in Terra Nova forever in the all-new Occupation/Resistance episode of Terra Nova airing Monday, Dec. 19 (8:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt) on Fox.
Terra Nova fans can now watch an 8-minute sneak preview of Occupation/Resistance by liking the official Facebook page. You can also check out the clip below.
Click to watch Terra Nova Season Finale 8 Minute Sneak Peek!
Anyone who has watched the first 10 episodes of Terra Nova knows that it is not brilliant television. The acting isn't all that great, the dialogue has been awkward and the series took a while to figure out just one kind of show it wanted to be.
All that said, "Within" was the third straight episode in which I have more positive things to say than negative ones. Sure, that may be because the problems with each outing tend to be similar week in and week out, and nobody would want to read about that time and time again, but if Terra Nova gets a second season by Fox, I think it's heading in a decent direction.
Let's start with the best of the best. Ashley Zukerman was fantastic this week as his Lucas Taylor finally got a bit more screen time. He was a pretty great villain in this hour, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Dan Forcella)
The pilot had to be reshot, according to the latest from Deadline, with Kessell in the role of Washington, the Terra Nova colony’s second-in-command.
It takes the right type of person to stand out against Steven Lang, who plays compound commander Frank Taylor, but Kessell, with appearances on Fringe, Reaper, Underbelly, and CSI: Miami, is no stranger to the small screen so she should be able to hold her own.
Terra Nova won’t be showing up until Fall but you can get a pretty good feel for what’s in store for you by checking out the promo art and the preview trailer, »
- Marty Shaw
Fox’s Terra Nova has cast Ashley Zukerman (The Pacific) and Emelia Burns (The Elephant Princess) as recurring characters according to The Hollywood Reporter. Zukerman plays Lucas, a major character that is “mysterious and enigmatic” and has a connection to Commander Nathaniel Taylor (Stephen Lang). You can expect to see him in four episodes of the show beginning halfway through the first season. I’m not sure what his connections to Taylor are but, more likely than not, they’re sinister in nature, although Lang came off as a good guy to me even if he is a bit rough around the edges. He could be someone from Taylor’s past who knows toe curling secrets about him.
As for Burns, she will be playing one of Taylor’s soldiers named Reilly. She doesn’t seem to be as important as Zukerman’s character.
Terra Nova is one this fall »
- Brody Gibson
Ashley Zukerman and Emelia Burns have landed recurring roles in Fox's new drama Terra Nova. The series, which will premiere later this year, stars Jason O'Mara as the patriarch of a family who travel back in time to the prehistoric era. Zukerman has now signed up to appear in four episodes of the show, The Hollywood Reporter says. His character Lucas is connected to Commander Taylor (Stephen Lang), but is described as "mysterious and enigmatic". Meanwhile, Burns will star in the show as a soldier working for Taylor. Zukerman previously (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
9 items from 2011
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