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Terra Nova’s plotlines center around the Shannon’s, a family of five from 2149 living on a ruined Earth. They become part of a pilgrimage to 85,000,000 years in the past, and a second chance to get it right. This past is replete with nasty species of dinosaurs, dangerous virus’s and danger lurking everywhere. The only seemingly safe place is the gated community guarded constantly by men and women with high powered weapons. The community leader, Taylor, has keeping the population of Terra Nova safe as his main concern. And there are many dangers, including from Mira and her rogue gang of pilgrims who reside outside the walls, operate with their own agenda, and raise a weekly ruckus adding tension and conflict to every storyline.
I say so far, so good; this new Fox show has it all going on. The sets are complex, expensive and impressive. The animatronics and computer graphics for the gentle and the vicious dinosaurs alike are wonderfully lifelike and frightening. The plotlines, while somewhat predictable in a general sense, have enough suspense and surprises to keep you going. The characters and the family dynamics of the Shannon family are interesting and becoming more fleshed out with each show. I can see a whole family happily sitting down together on Monday nights to watch Terra Nova, as the producers have made sure to include something for everyone.