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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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Country:

Australia | USA

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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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Color

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16:9 HD
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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 »

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Terra Nova ... slow start but gaining speed
1 December 2011 | by das_leichsiSee all my reviews

Okay folks,

I get it that for most of you high and mighty reviewers Terra Nova seems to be dumb. but I honestly do not feel this way.

People complaining about some holes and everything is just ridiculous with a series that is sending people 80million years in the past. come on people, give them a chance. (if anyone is going to mention the asteroid again I'm going to scream ... 16 million years until impact you geniuses out there. that's enough for a thousand civilizations to rise and fall so stop whining and use your oh soo awesome brains)

so let me tell you that yes, the first 4 episodes a rather drama heavy with long character plots to get to know them. and yes, the CGI is not the best on the market. but that did not keep me from Doctor Who or LEX and it's sure as hell not going to keep me from anything else.

I really love the direction of the later episodes when the meta plot gets going and we get a broader picture of what is wrong with Terra Nova, Commander Taylor and the Sixers.

The acting still ranges between average and sometimes very good. episode 9 had a nice Stephen Lang moment.

give the show a try, maybe jump in the later episodes and forget about the CGI.

suspend the disbelief and just enjoy it. it's better than most of the other crap out there, and you can watch it with the whole family.

and dammit, it has Dinosaurs!


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