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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
Rod Hallett ...  Dr. Malcolm Wallace 12 episodes, 2011
Simone Kessell ...  Lt. Alicia Washington 12 episodes, 2011
Dean Geyer ...  Mark Reynolds 12 episodes, 2011
Victor Leto Victor Leto ...  Scientist Medical Tech 10 episodes, 2011
Damien Garvey ...  Tom Boylan 8 episodes, 2011
Brittany Christine ...  Terranovian 8 episodes, 2011
Yasmin Honeychurch ...  Terranovian 8 episodes, 2011
Damian Walshe-Howling ...  Carter 7 episodes, 2011
Emilia Burns ...  Reilly 7 episodes, 2011
Peter Lamb Peter Lamb ...  Casey Durwin 6 episodes, 2011
Matthew Scully 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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English

Release Date:

26 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Терра Нова 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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Kelly Marcel produced a treatment for Terra Nova while working in Prime Time Video, a video rental shop in Battersea. After her agent booked her a fortnight in Los Angeles pitching to American networks from out of a fleabag hotel, she received an offer to write a 13-episode season at $300,000 a show, which Marcel refused. She was just unsure it was what she wanted to write, a fear more certain after producer Steven Spielberg proposed that the series should involve dinosaurs. Instead, she simply sold the idea and returned to London. See more »

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There's nothing 'nova' in here...
28 September 2011 | by JacowboySee all my reviews

Season premiere was pretty bad. Mind you the production values are quite decent with good FX and costumes and whatnot. However...

The Story? Boriiiiiing. It started very good, in a dystopian future, which seemed pretty interesting even if not the most original of settings... But it only declines from there. At the end of it all, we're in a "family drama", a very cliché one incidentally, with dinosaurs.... so yeah.

The plot is dumb. Typical dumb characters that do dumb things because there needs to happen something to fill the time of the show. The characters are dull, completely un-original, their dialogue is often cringe-inducing, and sadly, the actors that portray them don't seem to be very inspired.

It's fine to have laser guns and dinosaurs and retro-sci-fi stuff, but give us an intelligent story please. I don't want to watch another show about the estranged dad, the angsty son, the nerdy daughter, the innocent child, the worried mom, the hot girl-friend and the over-confident military guy... There seems to be only rehashed stereotype characters in this show... ugh! To be honest, this seems like a waste... it looks expensive enough, but I was expecting something less dumb. Seriously, I wanted to slap every last one of the characters silly. And then the writers...

Let's hope it picks up and quickly, but something tells me it's not going to. I'm already dreading the 'family drama of the week' pace, with a little bit of mystery to try and seem like an interesting show.

Oh well, at least we still have Fringe, we sci-fi buffs...


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