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Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.
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 Jim Shannon (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Dr. Elisabeth Shannon (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Mira (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Skye (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Josh Shannon (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Maddy Shannon (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Zoe Shannon (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Commander Nathaniel Taylor (13 episodes, 2011)
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 Dr. Malcolm Wallace (12 episodes, 2011)
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 Lt. Alicia Washington (12 episodes, 2011)
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 Mark Reynolds (12 episodes, 2011)
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 Tom Boylan (8 episodes, 2011)
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 Carter (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Reilly (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Casey Durwin (6 episodes, 2011)
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 Dunham (6 episodes, 2011)
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In 2149, earth is nearly wrecked by pollution. Police detective Jim Shannon is jailed for illegally raising an extra child, Zoe. He's sprung from jail just in time to join his family on the latest 'pilgrimage', through a unique time-space-continuum rip, to Terra Nova, a colony run with modern technology in a dino age forest. Colony commander Nathaniel Taylor soon recruits as security professional Jim, who gradually finds out about some threats, notably from Saurian monsters, the 'sixers' and his own, bitterly estranged son Lucas. Meanwhile Jim's son Josh keeps getting into trouble, mainly due to his girlfriend Skye. His smart sister Maddy is in love with gentleman soldier Mark Reynolds. Written by KGF Vissers

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There is no paradise without sacrifice.


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Good concept, but needs more original thinking
27 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The whole family thing has the wrong feel for the situation. It's like they just moved there from Orange County. The teens are petulant babies. I doubt that would be the case if they had really just left an overpopulated, dangerously polluted world run by a harshly militaristic government. Why can't there be some original thinking about how people might behave in such a precarious situation with an uncertain future, dinosaur threats, and a competing population. Maybe this is a world where teens use their capable brains in new and interesting ways, rather than as trite selfish brats who need babysitting. I doubt that teens would act like that if they were in this situation. Yes, it's good to have varying levels of behavior; not everyone has to be brilliant or saintly. But behavior is influenced by situation and it should bring unique fears, force some creativity, plus there is an obvious ability to have impact in such a small population. What are the relevant issues in this world and how do they impact the inhabitants?


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