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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 »

Also Known As:

Терра Нова See more »

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Stephen Lang and Jason O'Mara both portrayed George Washington in a mini-series. Stephen in Liberty! The American Revolution and Jason in Sons of Liberty. See more »

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Good concept, but needs more original thinking
27 September 2011 | by aadamsSee all my reviews

The whole family thing has the wrong feel for the situation. It's like they just moved there from Orange County. The teens are petulant babies. I doubt that would be the case if they had really just left an overpopulated, dangerously polluted world run by a harshly militaristic government. Why can't there be some original thinking about how people might behave in such a precarious situation with an uncertain future, dinosaur threats, and a competing population. Maybe this is a world where teens use their capable brains in new and interesting ways, rather than as trite selfish brats who need babysitting. I doubt that teens would act like that if they were in this situation. Yes, it's good to have varying levels of behavior; not everyone has to be brilliant or saintly. But behavior is influenced by situation and it should bring unique fears, force some creativity, plus there is an obvious ability to have impact in such a small population. What are the relevant issues in this world and how do they impact the inhabitants?


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