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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 7:18:03 PM   
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I'd be interested in watching this whether it turned out to be awful or great I'd still stick till the end because it's Spielberg.



Did you stick with Falling Skies? I didn't.

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 7:20:53 PM   
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I'd be interested in watching this whether it turned out to be awful or great I'd still stick till the end because it's Spielberg.



Did you stick with Falling Skies? I didn't.


It's not Spielberg though. Not really. He has nothing to do with the running of the show. In fact it's gone throught several already as far as I know. Never a good sign. Saying that I did watch the second episode. Im sticking with it cause it's such a good idea. Just the execution is shite so far.

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 7:23:25 PM   
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It is literally Avatar: The Live Action Show



Not literally, there's no Navi.  Although the leader was in Avatar playing (more or less) the same role.

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 7:26:55 PM   
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I'd be interested in watching this whether it turned out to be awful or great I'd still stick till the end because it's Spielberg.



Did you stick with Falling Skies? I didn't.


It's not Spielberg though. Not really. He has nothing to do with the running of the show. In fact it's gone throught several already as far as I know. Never a good sign. Saying that I did watch the second episode. Im sticking with it cause it's such a good idea. Just the execution is shite so far.


He's executive producer (same as Falling)  He'll put his name on any old tosh these days, Transformers anyone?

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 7:36:27 PM   
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It is literally Avatar: The Live Action Show



Not literally, there's no Navi.  Although the leader was in Avatar playing (more or less) the same role.



I can't tell if you are joking or not....

Yes, there are no Navi -  but it is still Avatar: The TV Show. It is aping that film like you wouldn't believe.


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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 7:37:01 PM   
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First proper episode feels like something out of a mid - 90s sci-fi show. 

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 8:23:30 PM   
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First proper episode feels like something out of a mid - 90s sci-fi show. 


Episode two? Or...

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 8:45:08 PM   
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First proper episode feels like something out of a mid - 90s sci-fi show. 


Episode two? Or...



Yeah, the second episode. Just blah.


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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 8:51:03 PM   
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First proper episode feels like something out of a mid - 90s sci-fi show. 


Episode two? Or...



Yeah, the second episode. Just blah.



It was ok.  The main tussle with the Dinosaurs was exciting.  I'm not sure where they're going with all this though.

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 9:52:07 PM   
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Personally I like it

Although the kid doing an impression of the son from 'War of the Worlds' needs to fuck off

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 11:05:09 PM   
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Here's a thought.

They've travelled back in time to start again. Won't the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs wipe them out? Seems a bit pointless to me.....

Also, is that Meehan from BoB??


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Actually really enjoyed this, a lot more than I thought I would. Script could use a bit if work mind, damnation should never be said in anything. One thing that is puzzling me and I'm not sure it's been addressed.. This whole re starting the human race thing.. Wasn't there a little obstacle the dinosaurs faced? One that's caused them not to be here anymore?


That is like 20 million years from that point. Mankind has only really existed in its present form for 100,000 years. Shouldn't be a concern yet.





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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 11:37:35 PM   
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Is that really an answer though? Why build a new civilisation if you know (for certain) it's gonna be wiped out eventually...  I thought the point was to give humanity a chance in the future.  Then again if this is a separate time line (presumably) maybe the meteor won't hit?  

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 11:46:00 PM   
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I dont think they are that bothered seeing as it wont hit for millions of years. Then again with it being a different time line (I still don't understand how they are able to communicate with the future if this is the case) maybe they have an idea on how to avert it? There are signs pointing to that possibility with the Six's having a plan to change the future and Lang's son leaving those cryptic chalk drawings...

On another note, why does Spilberg produced stuff always have to have a massive empthasis on the family unit? He needs a new angle. Same with Falling Skies. These shows suffer cause the audiance has to endure these really contrived family units who are really pretty weak as far as character goes. Sorry to bang on about this, but I think the idea behind this show is awesome but it's being totally wasted and ruined with the creative decisions.

Like some posters have pointed out, half the time it feels like your watching some show from the mid 90's. I don't mean effects wise, just in terms of poor characters. I don't buy them as a family at all. It's like you can tell they are acting the whole time, as is the case with most of the cast in this, except for Lang and the main guy. Everyone else is so poor! Like where the hell did they get the GI guy who is crushing on the sister or the black dude with the fro who got attacked in the pilot? Like really bad community theatre.

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 11:49:16 PM   
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It has to be a separate time line right? Otherwise it doesn't make sense and creates a major paradox.  

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 11:52:39 PM   
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Yeah it must be, but to be frank, again, if it's a seperate time line how are they able to send and get back msg to the future??? It makes NO. SNESE. AT. ALL. I should be the show runner. First thing I'd do is a hughe cast cull, have a dino massacre at Terra Nova and the replace the majority of em with people who can actually, you know...act. Where the hell are the BSG crew when you need 'em??

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 4/10/2011 11:57:33 PM   
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Yeah it must be, but to be frank, again, if it's a seperate time line how are they able to send and get back msg to the future??? It makes NO. SNESE. AT. ALL. I should be the show runner. First thing I'd do is a hughe cast cull, have a dino massacre at Terra Nova and the replace the majority of em with people who can actually, you know...act. Where the hell are the BSG crew when you need 'em??


Not the best way to make your point   I agree though, so far the premise is making the kinda sense that isn't. 

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 5/10/2011 12:04:03 AM   
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It has its moments. The attack on the jeep thing with the teens in the jungle was good and when they all starting busting caps I was laughing my head off. Then when the one gal does a legger and you think she's gets munched I was like 'wow. This actually has some balls' and that what happens? Oh. Wait. She's alive. They keep shooting themselves in the foot.

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 5/10/2011 12:08:11 AM   
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They KNOW something is going to hit in 20 million years. Can you image where mankind will be 20 million years from now? I am sure by the time there would be massive starships that can blow up the rock before it gets close. 

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 5/10/2011 12:12:53 AM   
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I can't wait till the reveal that the dino's can actually speak! "Humans, you WILL KNEEL and OBEY!!"

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 5/10/2011 12:16:33 AM   
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They KNOW something is going to hit in 20 million years. Can you image where mankind will be 20 million years from now? I am sure by the time there would be massive starships that can blow up the rock before it gets close. 


Good thinking Batman

Now explain the separate time line / contacting the future plot!

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 5/10/2011 3:09:56 AM   
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They KNOW something is going to hit in 20 million years. Can you image where mankind will be 20 million years from now? I am sure by the time there would be massive starships that can blow up the rock before it gets close. 


Good thinking Batman

Now explain the separate time line / contacting the future plot!


Can't help you. Unless it actully isn't an alternative timeline - the colony has been lied to.


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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 6/10/2011 3:58:44 AM   
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Stephen Lang playing pretty much the EXACT same character he did in AVATAR. And the CG does look a bit kack.

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 6/10/2011 10:44:29 AM   
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They KNOW something is going to hit in 20 million years. Can you image where mankind will be 20 million years from now? I am sure by the time there would be massive starships that can blow up the rock before it gets close. 


Good thinking Batman

Now explain the separate time line / contacting the future plot!


Can't help you. Unless it actully isn't an alternative timeline - the colony has been lied to.



Well, no that doesn't work cos of past-changing-the-future paradoxes. Granted, 20mil years any changes will be slight.

They do mention in the pilot that it's a new timeline, because they never found the probe. Which is pretty woolly: what if they just didn't look in the right place? I mean, the land is basically Pangaea (or however it's spelt) so there will have been MASSIVE movement over that time. Probably quite hard to find that wee probe 20mill years later. But yeah, that's the problem with time travel stories. Often, as The Real Bozz says, they make NO. SNESE. AT. ALL. And I like my stories to make snese.


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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 6/10/2011 10:44:54 AM   
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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 6/10/2011 3:05:22 PM   
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They KNOW something is going to hit in 20 million years. Can you image where mankind will be 20 million years from now? I am sure by the time there would be massive starships that can blow up the rock before it gets close. 


Good thinking Batman

Now explain the separate time line / contacting the future plot!


Can't help you. Unless it actully isn't an alternative timeline - the colony has been lied to.



Well, no that doesn't work cos of past-changing-the-future paradoxes. Granted, 20mil years any changes will be slight.

They do mention in the pilot that it's a new timeline, because they never found the probe. Which is pretty woolly: what if they just didn't look in the right place? I mean, the land is basically Pangaea (or however it's spelt) so there will have been MASSIVE movement over that time. Probably quite hard to find that wee probe 20mill years later. But yeah, that's the problem with time travel stories. Often, as The Real Bozz says, they make NO. SNESE. AT. ALL. And I like my stories to make snese.



But could you not combine the asteroid and the time line thing together?  Surely any changes to the timeline are academic because they will all be reset after the asteroid hits?  Assuming they don't find a way to stop this, but I think a world-wide extinction event would pretty much kill everyone anyway.

EDIT: I actually liked it.  The son was a bit of a douche but other than that I think it has some potential.  Although the CGI was rather crap. 


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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 6/10/2011 4:26:15 PM   
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There's so much I don't like about this but I'm going to watch episode 3. Probably.

The acting & script are woeful and whoever posted about paintball armour was spot on. The guns look plastic as well.
I have zero interest in any of the characters. I hope something bad happens to Sky, though it probably won't.
Commander Avatar Man is the least convincing military leader I've seen, the pose he struck once they'd climbed the rocks was straight off of a shortbread tin.
Hands on hips, one leg on a rock gaze into the middle distance. The equivalent of rubbing your belly and saying yum to show you enjoyed food.

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 6/10/2011 5:39:53 PM   
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It's not great, but I'll give it a few more episodes for it to find its feet. 

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 6/10/2011 5:47:23 PM   
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Did I catch that one of the characters is called Wash? 

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 6/10/2011 5:49:35 PM   
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I think the female second in command is called Wash, yes 

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RE: Terra Nova - Spielberg's Time Travel/Dinosaur Series - 6/10/2011 5:51:40 PM   
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That's just ... incomprehensible, really. 

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