With Steven Spielberg behind this series, there should be no lack of funds to produce it. Interest from the science fiction community and Blogosphere (I'm one of them) will also be plenty. It will be interesting to see how they maintain sci-fi action and effects while blending in family drama. I really, really hope this doesn't turn into 90210 meets 7th Heaven within a Jurassic Park environment. I hope, and would much rather have 24 meets Battlestar Galactica with the scary parts of Jurassic Park. The stage is set for a wild ride this season, and although Terra Nova chimed in with some nine million viewers its first pilot, I think it will pick itself up slowly. Just like Battlestar Galactica, if they keep true to the Sci-Fi and suspense versus the boring drama of teenage squabbling and upset parents, we should all be entertained.
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I only perceive two potential problems with the series:
- They need to build on more back story about the how the technology for the "Time-Space Continuum" was found. We need to be able to wrap our feeble minds around it and begin to believe.
- They've put humans back on Earth at a time the dinosaurs ruled the lands. This unfortunately means that we made a grave mistake and should have gone back in time AFTER that giant meteor struck the Earth and wiped out the entire species. With the lack of technology and space defenses in Terra Nova, humans are at the same risk as the dinosaurs and may be wiped out as well. Somebody call Doc from Back to the Future so we can get a 'Flux-capacitor' built and move a few million years ahead."Whoops, my bad...I hit 85 million instead of 35 million."
For the geeks who sit and watch a show or movie with their laptop or tablet device, Terra Nova has an iOS App and an Android App coming soon. You can check them out here.