Terra Nova: Season 1, Episode 7

Nightfall (7 Nov. 2011)

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A crashing meteor wipes out all technology and wreaks havoc on the colony. Meanwhile, Maddy and Reynolds are stuck out in the wilderness, Elisabeth and Skye work together to save a life and... See full summary »



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A crashing meteor wipes out all technology and wreaks havoc on the colony. Meanwhile, Maddy and Reynolds are stuck out in the wilderness, Elisabeth and Skye work together to save a life and Taylor tries to prevent Mira and the "Sixers" from invading Terra Nova. Also, a mystery man makes his presence known. Written by Fox Publicity

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Boylan: [points gun at a Sixer] Easy there, fella. Now this thing? Might be an older model, but trust me, it still works.
[shoots the Sixer]
Commander Nathaniel Taylor: I had him right I wanted him. But thanks.
Boylan: Oh, well, lucky. Only had one bullet.
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Overall a fine link in the story arc
5 November 2012 | by (David Stratton Land) – See all my reviews

This was an episode inspired by the likes of Deep Impact or Armageddon, or perhaps a prevailing theory pertaining to the extinction of the Earth's prehistoric rulers. A meteorite effectively wipes out Terra Nova's power, and a good measure of chaos ensues. Relevant questions that any astute viewer may ask would likely include the following. If the "Eye" can be shielded from an Electromagnetic pulse (EMP), then why too could Terra Nova's generators not also be shielded. Also, would an EMP generated by a meteorite exploding in the atmosphere actually melt the circuitry in computer hardware? Would the chip printing machine not also be damaged? Would computer hardware manufactured in 2149 not be able to withstand EMPs as a mere artifact of their design? And finally, is there really only one person in Terra Nova capable of repairing computer chips? Nevertheless, an enjoyable episode. - D.S.

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