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.
There is no paradise without sacrifice.
Did You Know?
Maddy explains to Josh that in single stream time travel stepping on a butterfly in the past could change everything in the future. This standard image for the fragility of the time line comes from Ray Bradbury's 1952 story 'The Sound of Thunder'. See more
Referenced in Tosh.0: Redneck Stuntman