The Shannon family joins the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers to Terra Nova, the first colony established in this beautiful yet foreboding land. Jim Shannon, a devoted father with a checkered past, guides his family through this new world of limitless beauty, mystery and terror. Upon the Shannons' arrival, they are introduced to Cmdr. Nathaniel Taylor, the charismatic and heroic first pioneer and leader of the settlement. Taylor warns the travelers that while Terra Nova is a place of new opportunities and fresh beginnings, all is not as idyllic as it initially appears. Along with blue skies, towering waterfalls and lush vegetation, the surrounding terrain is teeming with danger - and not just of the man-eating dinosaur variety. There is also a splinter colony of renegades led by the battle-hardened Mira, who is vehemently opposed to Taylor and his leadership. Written by
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When the currency is shown near the beginning, one can see the portrait of President Barrack Obama on one of the bills. (Obama's portrait would also be seen on future currency in the movie Total Recall (2012)) See more
The Moon over Terra Nova appears to be much larger than it is now, supposedly because it was much closer to Earth 85 million years ago. The Moon was in fact closer back then, but only by about 3000 kilometers, which is less than 1 percent of the Earth-Moon distance. Such a difference would be much too small to notice with a naked eye. See more
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