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Terra Nova 

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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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Series cast summary:
Jason O'Mara ...  Jim Shannon 13 episodes, 2011
Shelley Conn ...  Dr. Elisabeth Shannon 13 episodes, 2011
Christine Adams ...  Mira 13 episodes, 2011
Allison Miller ...  Skye 13 episodes, 2011
Landon Liboiron ...  Josh Shannon 13 episodes, 2011
Naomi Scott ...  Maddy Shannon 13 episodes, 2011
Alana Mansour ...  Zoe Shannon 13 episodes, 2011
Stephen Lang ...  Commander Nathaniel Taylor 13 episodes, 2011
Simone Kessell ...  Lt. Alicia Washington 12 episodes, 2011
Dean Geyer ...  Mark Reynolds 12 episodes, 2011
Rod Hallett ...  Dr. Malcolm Wallace 11 episodes, 2011
Damien Garvey ...  Tom Boylan 8 episodes, 2011
Damian Walshe-Howling ...  Carter 8 episodes, 2011
Emilia Burns ...  Reilly 7 episodes, 2011
Peter Lamb Peter Lamb ...  Casey Durwin 6 episodes, 2011
Matthew Scully ...  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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Release Date:

26 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Filming of the series was plagued by torrential rain and additional material had to be shot in 2011, with a total estimated cost of US$14 million to be amortized over the season. See more »

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Double Standards, Crime Pays
27 September 2011 | by wishfuldreamer-903-612665See all my reviews

The message here is to be so self righteous as to believe obeying the laws and rules is for other people of less importance. First the world is dying and birth is regulated - Not us--we want to have more--- Secondly, only a limited few can go to the "promised land", yet again, we are above the rules and law. Break out of prison, smuggle the husband and third child into the new land. Number three, forget and forgive the criminal attitude. With an explanation that it was between him and his wife to have another child and it was no bodies else's business. So what if the world is dying from over population etc.. Our genes are better!!! Then the son, following in the footsteps of the parents, blows off orientation, leaves the compound,(with other teens who think they know it all and think laws/rules are for the lesser others).

They survive, no punishment, not even a good riot act reading!

The "6s" are the bad guys, why, because they think the laws and rules are wrong and do not apply to them. Great big double standard wouldn't you say.

In the mean time--the law/rule breaking family is elevated to the ruling upper class.

The message I get from this is to break all the laws/rules that I don't like, and I will be "REWARDED" with a better standard of living and power over those that proved they have lesser genes by the simple act of obeying the laws/rules.

I'm sure their retirement plan will be to feed the senior citizens to the Dino's. That is, just the seniors that lived by the rules. Real easy to forget they earned a retirement by working hard. Now throw them away! Lesser genes and all!!


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