Skip to comments.'Terra Nova' scoop: Producers reveal death, romance, shark-dinos to come
Posted on 10/25/2011 11:06:59 AM PDT by EveningStar
Terra Nova is about to get wilder. After experimenting with a couple stand-alone episodes, Foxs dino-drama is taking a more serialized path for the rest of the season solving key mysteries, introducing new dinos, and even killing off a character. (Dont worry, we wont say who.)
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This is our family show, the kids love it, and so do we ...
I’ll watch just about anything with dinosaurs in it.
I like the “Colony Governor” that guy is awesome as far as I can tell. He survived for weeks out in the “wild” as it were.
He is my favorite charcter, even moreso than the Cop Dad.
It’s a good clean show, so was “The Cape” but they always get cancelled because nobody these days wants to watch a good clean family show. My kids loved The Cape, and we enjoyed it too.
I’ll watch about anything with hot chicks wielding large weapons in it.
Meanwhile, I keep wondering, has Torchwood self-destructed yet?
After the third episode of the new series, I erased every episode of Torchwood I ever recorded. Haven't checked since.
< Hank Hill voice > I miss voting for that man < / Hank Hill voice >
The tunnel goes to an alternate version of Earth, 80 million years ago. They had not control over where it went and when, just found it. No danger of changing the past as they aren’t in their own past, so to speak.
Little did they imagine that 80 million years in their new future, there’d be airships flying over New York and Olivia would come in a hotter version.
Whoever either asked for a pay raise or got a better offer and a sharp agent & attorney...
I think they just found a wormhole. They didn't get to pick what year they go back to.
The show is just okay. I like stuff with dinosaurs, but the whole premise about how mankind ruined the earth is typical liberal gibberish. If you listen to their description of how the camp runs, it also sounds like they've tried to create a socialist utopia.
That’s the only place socialist utopias actually work - in fiction.
They don't want to tell you yet. The different time plane is a lie. They are on the same time plane. They just don't want the people they send back to know. The asteroid that hits and wipes them out in a few hundred years gets rid of any time paradoxes.
stephen lang played picket in GETTYSBURG and stonewall jackson in GODS AND GENERALS
I’d like to know how 140 years from now the most effective weapons are versions of 9mm pistols and M4s. And why these weapons couldn’t kill a dinosaur when the teens were cut off outside the wall.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the young soldier trying to court the oldest daughter the old fashioned way.
And the Dad’s reply “You know I carry a gun, have a hot temper and carry grudges forever, right?”.
It’s clean and for once the dad is not an idiot and the kids aren’t smarter than the parents, that’s refreshing.
He also played the bad guy ‘Party Crasher’ in “The Hard Way”. While it has a typical weasel role by Michael J. Fox, James Woods has some awesome scenes in it. Otherwise, it is a pretty forgettable movie.
I’m still trying to decide if I like Terra Nova or not.
[ The show is just okay. I like stuff with dinosaurs, but the whole premise about how mankind ruined the earth is typical liberal gibberish. If you listen to their description of how the camp runs, it also sounds like they’ve tried to create a socialist utopia. ]
They still use money in the colony, and referenced getting a job to earn some money.
though I am worried that they assume it is a alternate timeline because the probe “failed to report back”. How do they know that 300 years from now in the colony someone doesn’t dismantle the probe for parts due to some unforseen crisis?
85 million years is a LONG time. If thery wanted a good probe, they would have sent a probe to the moon, they would not have worried about it breaking down and degrading inthe weathering factors on earth. All they would have to send through would be a rocket that could launch ir through their portal, if they can send vehicles, they can send a rocket and moon probe through.
Dumb Idiots, a plot hole so big you could drive a fleet of semis through it.
[ Id like to know how 140 years from now the most effective weapons are versions of 9mm pistols and M4s. And why these weapons couldnt kill a dinosaur when the teens were cut off outside the wall. ]
When they got attacked by the flying reptiles, I was thinking 12 guage and some bird shot, them bird is good eatin’.
Thanks for the info. It's tough trying to piece together a series if you miss its series opener.
As a side note, I've got a Comcast DVR and have this program set on series record. Unfortunately, instead of starting the recording process when the program starts, it starts recording at the normal start time of the program.
About two weeks ago when the Tigers were playing the Rangers, the game was delayed due to rain causing the game to run into the time slot of Terra Nova. Since my DVR started the recording process on time, I ended up with the end of the baseball game and only about the first 20 minutes of the Terra Nova program..........
Who and what are the “sixers”? I guess I missed the episode which obviously introduced them.......
I wouldn’t be quite so hard on them. Any fiction requires the willing suspension of disbelief at some level. It’s not that the probe didn’t report back, but that it never showed up 85 million years later. A reasonable test of the wormhole, actually. You just have to believe that they devised a probe that was somehow likely to survive that long. A tall order, to be sure, but some clever folk might figure it out. Sending through a rocket capable of getting to the moon would be a monumental project, and not really feasible.
I’m pretty sure, though, like others have said that the “alternate time line” will turn out not to be.
I too am getting pretty tired of the whole “mankind ruined the earth” meme. I’ve decided to ignore once again, like with FireFly which turned out to be awesome, and just sit back and enjoy it.
I think a rocket and moon probe is a bit much to be sticking through a blind wormhole, have you looked at a NASA launch platform lately? Not to mention the timing problem, if you don’t know how far back the wormhole leads you don’t know how far away the moon is, so working out the thrust from orbit to make the slingshot is basically not possible. They might have a plothole there for your solution is much worse.
I’m not sure the probe really did much of anything, except count time. Also there’s indications that it really isn’t an alternate universe, but that it was just the line sold to people.
You can watch the episodes online at the Terra Nova web page. I really do recommend starting with the Pilot. It’ll clear up lots of stuff.
The “sixers” are people that came to Terra Nova on the sixth pilgrimage, some of whom splintered off and left the main compound to live on their own. We don’t know much more yet about why.
I think the latest group to show up, with the cop and the doctor family, is the tenth.
They can determine the distance using a conventional telescope and some math since we already know the actual size of the moon this should be child’s play, mathematically speaking. As for the rocket, they sent land vehicles through the rift, a rocket in sections would be able to make it through, some assembly required of course, but they are already sending smart people through.
Of course the moon should only be about 149KM closer to earth 85 million years ago. That is not that much further than it is now. (stupid first episode miscalculation).
Current Moon Orbit:
Perigee 362,570 km (0.0024 AU)
Apogee 405,410 km (0.0027 AU)
Guestimate Moon Orbit from 85MYA
Perigee 362,420 km (0.0024 AU)
Apogee 405,330 km (0.0027 AU)
So oh, yeah it is going to look SO MUCH BIGGER 85MYA... LOL
That means putting people there. The point of the probe (of any probe) was to find out about the other side of the wormhole WITHOUT sending people. Also trying to have as little impact as possible in case monkeying around there actually does wind up changing history, if you’re going to send a whole bunch of people to assemble and build a rocket you just invalidated the test.
149 thousand clicks is a major change in the math of when to break orbit on the slingshot. And it’s actually about 1/3 of the distance, which is pretty significant.
That's pretty much what I do and just hope a series runs to a logical end without being terminated.......
My philosophy is that any series offered up for run on any of the networks should have a reserve episode available that offers a credible ending in the event the series is terminated by the network.
[ 149 thousand clicks is a major change in the math of when to break orbit on the slingshot. And its actually about 1/3 of the distance, which is pretty significant. ]
NO, it is only 149 clicks, not 149,000 km....
149km no 149,000km.
The first probe was a failure because it could always be sabotaged later in the prehistory timeline.
Still a big change to the math. And I noticed you skipped right past how sending the team to build the rocket to put the probe on the moon would completely invalidate the point of sending a probe in the first place.
The first probe wasn’t a failure, it gave them a reason to think it was safe to send people back, that makes it a success. And the theory of the probe was to send it back to decide whether or not to send back people, since it initially goes back without people there’s nobody to sabotage it. Of course then you use that information to then send back people... that’s the fun of time travel anything you do in reaction to your results immediately invalidates your results. The uncertainty principle really comes into it’s own when you throw time travel into the mix.
[ Still a big change to the math. And I noticed you skipped right past how sending the team to build the rocket to put the probe on the moon would completely invalidate the point of sending a probe in the first place.
The first probe wasnt a failure, it gave them a reason to think it was safe to send people back, that makes it a success. And the theory of the probe was to send it back to decide whether or not to send back people, since it initially goes back without people theres nobody to sabotage it. Of course then you use that information to then send back people... thats the fun of time travel anything you do in reaction to your results immediately invalidates your results. The uncertainty principle really comes into its own when you throw time travel into the mix. ]
I think we can both agree Time Travel makes our heads hurt, LOL.
Which in the long run is why it will never happen. The first person to figure it out will have their head explode. It’s a good source for nerdly discussions though... hmm gotta e-mail my partner in convention programming crime, I think I have a panel for next year.
They have also forgotten the arcane art of filling and stacking sandbags.
“killing off a character”
And to add to the ‘sixer’ intrigue, the leader of Terra Nova thinks that someone back in the dying timeline basically planted the ‘sixers’ to de-stabilize Terra Nova.
I am a leaf on the wind...
Yeah. That was my first guess too.
Speaking of socialist utopias, I saw on another thread that the money in the dad’s backpack had Dear Reader on it.
I just started watching this on Hulu, and took a nice HD screenshot of it. The “Obama stash” is in $1000 bills. Or $1000 Yuan bills. I can’t tell. As soon as I can post the image, I will.
anyone else notice the nonstop daddy issues the writers seem to have?
of course, daddy issues are a mask for the anti-conservative / counter-culture memes the left needs to worm their ideological views into the family.
conservatism is using what works from the past to solve the problems of the future. otherwise known as tradition. engineers build everything based on the tried & true methods proven through history. same with medicine, archeology, chemistry and every other professional field.
which is the problem for the left. they want to get their ideology adopted by it runs counter to everything the country, and human history, has learned through experience. to do this, they must somehow make a wedge between the generations to insert their memes. this would be the rationale behind ‘all teenagers rebel against their parents’. that is complete bs and has never been the case in human history until the 1950-1960s.
shows like terra nova continue to drive home a point that teenage sons are supposed to oppose their fathers and that the fathers are often wrong, stupid, ill tempered, mean, too strict, etc
besides the societal engineering (don’t get me started on the demographic related roles in the show)... the show is fairly lame. the big problem is people, not the 50 foot dinosaurs eating you. it boggles the imagination that these people, armed only with air rifles, would survive more then a week outside a walled in area.
it’s amazing this show remains on the air, yet they canned firefly.
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