Terra Nova

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Bostonfan, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Bostonfan

    Bostonfan Well-Known Member

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    I don't see a thread on this show that premiered last night. Did anyone watch? I really enjoyed it. Although I kept thinking that it was a rough first day on Terra Nova for the Shannon family :)

    It's not as engaging as the 2 hour premiere of LOST was, but it was still pretty fun to watch. I doubt it'll be as mythology-driven as LOST, but it has set up some intriguing questions.

    I was a little confused at the end with the dialogue between the two "sixers". I'm not clear on whether they were saying that the lead guy's "missing" son was leaving the equations on the rocks?

    I'm planning to tune in again.
  2. BigB08822

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    I tried but I couldn't like it. I thought some of the special effects were :rolleyes: inducing. The children really got on my nerves and then the adults just weren't likable. As I said in the other thread, I found myself rooting for the dinosaurs. I am most intrigued by the other group of people, how they came to be there and what the markings all mean but I doubt the reveal will be quick enough to keep my interest.
  3. Bostonfan

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    I didn't see another thread. Moderators, feel free to close this one. I'll find the other discussion.
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    I had it on, but it didn't really hold my attention and I lost the plot at some point. I will watch it next week, though and see if it picks up.
  6. KHenry14

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    I watched it and kinda liked it. So much that I set my DVR to record it each week. Not many new shows do I do that with. :)

    Much like Lost, there are a lot of questions to be answered. Hopefully, unlike Lost, questions will get answered on this show. LOL
  7. Buzz

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    I like it and will continue to watch because I love most sci-fi type shows. They are a dime a dozen but so very few lost very long.
  8. BigB08822

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    We are all really jonesing for more Lost episodes I think.

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    I loved it. The 2nd hour was definitely more exciting in regards to action. Lots of interesting plot lines. Who are the Sixers? Why are they there? Why is the son scribbling all the symbols at the waterfall (totally debunked my theory about aliens). Father of stupid girl who got mauled by the dino must be the inside guy. What's the relationship with Skye and the fearless leader? I thought it was great.
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    That is what they were saying.
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    I'd love for the channel to bring Virtuality instead of that crap. Or outcast, take your pick.
    But this lame adaptation of jurassik park is so far all kind of wrongs.
  12. HeatherC

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    I really enjoyed Terra Nova and I'm glad it has it's own thread now. I'm intrigued by the mysteries that they've set up and I love Jason O'Mara too so I'll keep watching. Excited to find out what's next for everyone next week. :)
  13. Holley Calmes

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    In a TV world that cancelled Chicago Code and only has Justified on 13 weeks starting in February....I actually found the 2 hour first episode to be entertaining. I rather like the silver-haired commando in charge, but then, he does remind me of an ex-boyfriend, or at least how he looks now on Facebook. Seriously, it was entertaining. Yes, the characters are all pretty by the book. Yawn. But damn-those dinos are fabulous! Chomp chomp! Perhaps a lottery on which of the sweet little family get eaten first?
  14. BigB08822

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    The silver haired dude that is in charge just reminds me of the guy on Avatar. I actually thought it was him but after looking closely I don't think it is. It just feels like they took that character and said "yeah, we want one of him!"
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    Actually, it is the same guy. It's the great Stephen Lang. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002332/
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    I was going to say, it *is* him. lol
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    I even liked Lang in Avatar. He was the only character in the whole long slog of a movie who actually was interesting. Everyone else was cardboard. Yeah, great special effects, but by the 2nd hour, I was rooting for the bad guy with the silver hair.
  18. hydro

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    I finally got caught up on it. It's basically LOST with dinosaurs and some psuedo-sci-fi glossed on top. I'll probably keep watching when I have a free afternoon, it's very good popcorn tv.

    The lead actor who plays the cop/dad is :grope:
  19. Buzz

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    Yeah I like it too. Hopefully it sticks around because I love the concept. :)
  20. HeatherC

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    I missed last week's ep due to a meeting but will be watching again tomorrow. Anything important I need to know before tomorrow evening's show?! :)
  21. Buzz

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    Do you have On Demand? You could still see last week's episode. :) Dr. Elizabeth's former flame showed up, and Josh and Maddy are developing romantic interests with some of the locals. LOL Oh yeah, there was a dino attack. Little flying ones this time. :)
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    The guy in charge of Terra Nova (can't recall his name - white haired military guy) had a son with him at Terra Nova, but he (the son) is no longer there (he is said to have disappeared). It isn't clear why, but apparently he (the son) created the writing on the stones near the waterfall (as seen in the first episode). And the guy in charge knows this. As do the Sixers, who seem to think that son is trying to torment his dad, for some reason. There were also multiple references to the real reason for Terra Nova and clearly we must continue watching for the truth to be revealed...

    And, um, on less important topics, son and potential new girlfriend are, um, evolving towards becoming gf and bf. The soldier that older daughter likes seems to like her in return. And mom and dad, after several attempts, finally got :grope: .
  23. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

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    Thanks for the info! I don't have On Demand so I'm stuck waiting for Fox to put their stuff on their website and apparently they're always like a week behind with their shows. I hate that! I'm still two weeks behind on Glee too. :slinkaway
  24. Buzz

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    Watched it tonight and although there were less dinos, I still loved it! I wonder what is it about Taylor that got the Sixers all fired up?! Why do they want Taylor gone sooo badly and what is in the box?
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    Could not get into tonight's episode at all. It just feels like a rehash of LOST with bad actors. Still going to keep watching, but I hope it gets more interesting.
  26. Buzz

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    Oh well... I still like it but then again I was never able to get into Lost and stopped watching after the first couple of episodes. LOL
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    I thought I was going to like this show, but, I just can't get into it.
  28. Buzz

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    Terra Nova is up 24 % and I could not be any happier! :cheer2: Plus there are so many hottie guys on the show! :p
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    :shuffle: Add me to the group that gave up on the show. I realized it wasn't happening for me when I had no interest in watching my DVR'd episodes.
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  31. Buzz

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    That's a bummer but I swear the show is getting better.
  32. PeterG

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    I watched last night's episode after having only watched the premiere. I was so looking forward to this show, I tuned in wondering if it had improved. I think it has. It was quite corny in the beginning, to the point of being way :rolleyes: But last night's episode seemed like a decent (sci-fi) drama. There were still some flaws in the writing, but none of the characters are doing stoopid things like in the pilot.

    I think maybe it's the directing rather than the acting. Commander Taylor and Jason Omara's characters are well-played (even if the characters aren't as written as well as they could be). And last night's episode was watchable even without Omara half-nekkid. :lol:
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    I just don't understand the premise of this series. If they were going to go back in time, why would they pick the time of the dinosaurs? Dinosaurs became extinct all over the world after a huge meteor hit the Yucatan peninsula. I would have thought they would have selected a time period AFTER that extinction event.
  34. Buzz

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    I don't think they picked that time, more that is the time the probe they sent landed and therefore the only place they could go. It was mentioned that it could be a different timeline.
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  36. Buzz

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    Yeah. Like I said. I love this show and it is a shame that it is sort of being cancelled. FOX has not exactly said that it is and the ratings are discribed as being strong so what can I say, hope dies last. :p
  37. antmanb

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    Mr Antmanb is loving it so I caught up with the first 6 or so episodes over the course of a few weeks and we've been enjoying it. There's nothing else to watch on a monday night so we've series linked it to fast forward through the adverts. It's not really that great but it's entertaining enough.
  38. Buzz

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    Well aren't you the rarest of creatures? A fellow Terra Nova fan! :rofl:
  39. Holley Calmes

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    I'm a big fan. I didn't see last night's episode (if there was one-is it next week?) But we tivo them. I happen to have a mighty crush on the white haired dude. There needs to be a sex symbol for us more mature women! I think he is pretty fine! :cool:
  40. Buzz

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    Ok so my whinning the othr night aboutthe show's end was a tad bit premature. LOL The final episode will be monday december 19th and will be a two hour episode. It has a T-Rex in it! :cheer: But after that the show is at best up in the air because it's replacement is already being promoted. :(