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Terra Nova (2011– )

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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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 Villager (9 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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Special FX for the guns are bad
27 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So the 2 hour premiere has a few scenes with the humans fighting dinosaurs. Apparently, the dinosaurs are bullet proof because they wouldn't take ANY damage! All you saw was a ricochet effect off them, and in some cases they were using a 50 caliber gun mounted on a transport vehicle. This wasn't a plot point or anything so it comes off as very lazy special effects. This then leaves the problem, if the guns don't hurt the dinosaurs, why would you take a weapon out to defend yourself from them if it doesn't work? I mean they had about 6 guys shooting one and it eventually turned and ran. I can see maybe they wanted to tone down the blood and death a bit in the pilot but it came off as a major flaw.


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