Articles for Terra Nova Season 1

Time is turned over once again with Terra Nova, as we follow an ordinary family taking a trip back into the past -- 85 million years back. The series is an epic adventure to prehistoric Earth, an experiment to save remaining members of the human race.The year is 2149 and the planet is in terrible danger of extinction. Pollution crowds every corner of the world, as technology and its wastes have dominated almost everything. Plants and animals have been practically wiped out and there‘s little chance of survival unless science provides an answer. Read more »
Comic-Con begins July 22, and while the full schedule of TV and film panels won‘t be released for about two weeks, 20th Century FOX provided a sneak peek at their big shows and panels.See Warner Brothers Comic-Con Panel Info>>Seven of the studio‘s 11 TV panels are for animated series, but the most attention will most likely come for the mid-season show Terra Nova.  The show about a family who goes back to prehistoric times is produced by Steven Spielberg and the panel will feature executive producer David Fury, a staple of Comic-Con thanks to his involvement in Buffy, Lost and 24.  Read more »
Friday at Comic-Con this year will be fool of some of biggest new shows of the year. Whether you‘re into dinosaurs, super heroes or the zombie apocalypse, Comic-Con has you covered. You can also check out panels for two TV shows with great fans, Bones and True Blood.See the Sunday Schedule>>See the Saturday Schedule>>See the Thursday Schedule>>But all of that could be overshadowed by a movie panel for The Green Hornet, which could be pretty amazing, especially since it‘s directed by the guy who made Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Check out my best bets for Friday panels.  Read more »
If at first you DO succeed, try, try again. That‘s FOX‘s strategy for the new fantasy series Terra Nova which was originally scheduled to debut this winter, but which is now being pushed back to Fall 2011. However, the show about humans traveling in time back to the age of dinosaurs will get a special sneak preview this May.  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.Everybody watches the Super Bowl for the commercials (except for my dad, a huge Steelers fan who was too busy weeping into his bowl of potato chips to notice them). On the field the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 to win Super Bowl XLV. But who won off the field? Read more »
FOX is gearing up for a big fall, with a week of premieres following its broadcast of the Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 18. The X Factor will take up a large chunk of the schedule with two-hour episodes on Wednesdays and Thursdays for six whole weeks. This means the seventh season of Bones, which will be shortened due to star Emily Deschanel‘s pregnancy, won‘t start until November.  Read more »
With Comic-Con merely weeks away now, it‘s time to start thinking about exactly which panels and screenings to attend. The networks and production studios are well aware of this and are already doing their best to lure unsuspecting conventioneers to their shows. Among those vying for your attendance are FOX‘s Terra Nova and NBC‘s Grimm. Read more »
The 2011 installment of the pop-culture insanity that is Comic-Con is now but weeks away. Those privileged enough to have tickets are anxiously awaiting the official schedule announcement so as to better plan out every minute of their San Diego weekend. While the official 2011 Comic-Con schedule is still to come, several TV shows have officially announced their attendance. Read more »
The TV-panel fun keeps on going with Saturday‘s Comic-Con schedule. Many of the biggest fan favorites have their panels on this day, so you‘ll have to plan carefully if you want to hit all of your favorite TV shows throughout the day.Just so you don‘t have to wade through everything in the Saturday schedule for the San Diego Comic-Con, we‘ve come up with a list of just the television-related panels for your convenience. If you do want the entire schedule, click here. Read more »
Comic-Con is coming! And BuddyTV will be there. This year we are sponsoring a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 21. The panel, "Obsession: How TV and Movies Go from Fascination to Phenomenon," will feature a host of television writers, actors and more. One of our esteemed panelists is Amy Berg, the co-executive producer of Eureka and a former supervising producer of Leverage. Read more »
There‘s a lot going on at Comic-Con every day. A casual attendee might get a little bit overwhelmed when trying to choose exactly which panels to attend on every day of the convention. That‘s where BuddyTV can help. Read more »
It took a while, but Terra Nova finally lands on our television screens this fall, and as we creep closer to the premiere we‘re getting more details about the Steven Spielberg-produced thriller. That has dinosaurs! That roar!Anyway, the show‘s producers and cast headed to San Diego last week for the 2011 Comic-Con, where -- apart from the geek cred of the producers -- they talked a bit about what to expect in the future. Read more »
Just as FOX President Kevin Reilly was sitting down at the Television Critics Association (TCA), the first thing he said was, "This isn‘t going to a very news-y session," meaning we aren‘t going to learn much of anything new, but that doesn‘t mean the old stuff isn‘t worthy of reporting.  Fans of Glee, Bones, House, and Fringe all got a little love.  The first question right off the bat was about the Ryan Murphy controversy.  If you‘re unfamiliar, let me briefly sum up: First Murphy told a reporter that Glee‘s Lea Michele (Rachel), Chris Colfer (Kurt), and Cory Monteith (Finn) would be graduating and leaving the show.  A twitter explosion ensued with the three actors claiming to have found out they were fired indirectly.  Then Murphy comes clean with a reporter saying he had discussed a spin-off with the three actors and now they‘re going to wait to talk about it until the end of the season because it‘s just too much right now.  Clear as mud?  Good.  Now you understand how all the reporters feel.  Read more »
One of Fox‘s new offerings this fall, Terra Nova, has been quite a few years in the making. Remember when the network first pegged the Steven Spielberg-produced drama for winter of last year? And then they moved it to fall of this year, but with a sneak preview this May (not unlike what the network did with Glee). But the undertaking is just so big that they had to cancel that sneak peek and start everything this September. And yet we did not get tired of waiting. Read more »
When talking about Fox‘s newest so-big-it-will-knock-you-out offering Terra Nova, we always end up talking about the dinosaurs. Well, let‘s talk about the other big thing that we‘ll see a lot of when the show premieres on September 26: Terra Nova itself. Read more »
I‘m getting the sense that the folks at one of Fox‘s new fall shows, Terra Nova, is really excited with the idea of creating a world and starting from scratch. Last time we had a clip from the show‘s production designer talking about his ideas for Terra Nova itself. Now we have a clip from the show‘s costume designer Amanda Friedland, and she‘s also excited about being able to create a new world, albeit with fabric and patterns. Watch the clip below and see what I mean: Read more »
We‘re exactly two weeks away from the series premiere of Fox‘s Terra Nova, and the onslaught of teaser videos just won‘t stop. Not that I‘m complaining, though. I really am excited for this show. Read more »
When FOX revealed its fall lineup, it wasn‘t much of a surprise. The two big new shows for the network, Simon Cowell‘s The X Factor and the dinosaur drama Terra Nova, have been in the works for a long time.  Read more »
FOX released its 2011-2012 schedule today, and as expected, it‘s all about The X Factor. The new Simon Cowell-led singing competition featuring Paula Abdul (thus making it Idol 2.0) will continue to fill the same three-hour Wednesday/Thursday block currently held by American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.  Read more »
We‘re one week away from the Terra Nova premiere -- it‘s next Monday! -- and all this time we‘ve been showing you behind-the-scenes clips involving all the costumes and the sets and the dinosaurs. And while the idea of making a whole new world from scratch (well, from dinosaur scratch) is amazing, keep in mind that this show is about the humans. To be exact, the Shannon family. Read more »
It‘s finally here: after years of moved premiere dates, images of dinosaurs and all-around hype, Fox‘s big-budget drama Terra Nova hits our television screens. Our turn, then, to see what this show about people travelling back to the time of dinosaurs to start again is all about. Read more »
When I was a kid, they brought animatronic dinosaurs to our local science museum. Cool. A few years later, Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park hit theaters, bringing along the most realistic dinosaurs anyone had ever seen. Very cool. This week, FOX brings us (again from Spielberg), the action-adventure series, Terra Nova, and all its cool dinosaur-vs.-people goodness. And you know what? Those dinosaurs are still cool.The rest of Terra Nova, however, is a bit less cool. While a lack of coolness is not altogether a bad thing for viewers, it does make one worry about the future of this expensive show. Read more »
So you‘ve seen last night‘s Terra Nova premiere. What did you think of it? Are dinosaurs your thing? Or maybe those mysterious drawings on a rock that Josh and Skye found? Or maybe the fact that Terra Nova isn‘t what it seems to be. And most importantly, are you sticking with it?Read our recap of last night‘s Terra Nova premiere Read more »
This week‘s Terra Nova premiere set everything up nicely -- the story of people escaping a polluted Earth by going back in time (or not, depending on how you interpret "different time stream") to start again. Of course, that also includes having to deal with the biggest threats of the time: hungry dinosaurs.Next week‘s episode? Still about the hungry dinosaurs. And then some. Read more »
This week on Terra Nova we travel back 85 million years with the Shannon family to do the simple task of restarting human civilization. It was a special two hour premiere packed with action, but let‘s focus on the important stuff. Hold on to your butts as the party with dinosaurs begins.  Read more »
Terra Nova kicked off last week with one hell of an introduction: hellos to the Shannon family, to Commander Taylor and the rest of Terra Nova, to Skye and her mischievous friends, to Mira and the rest of the Sixers, to the dinosaurs... and, yes, those diagrams in the forbidden falls.Tonight‘s episode tells us more about the things we‘ve learned in the past week, and gives a little more conflict to the slightly fragile dynamic between the Shannons. Read more »
This week on Terra Nova, death comes from the skies as Jim founds out more about Elizabeth‘s former love life. Strap in for the action and remember, those aren‘t birds, they‘re reptiles.  Read more »
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Lessons from this week‘s Terra Nova: do not disturb dinosaurs who want their me-time. But just when you thought that was bad, well, you haven‘t seen next week‘s Terra Nova.Monday night‘s episode, "What Remains", sees the colony threatened by a mysterious virus that suppresses the victims‘ memories, making them forget that they are in Terra Nova in the first place -- and when you have people accustomed to smog and dark skies suddenly seeing trees and dinosaurs, well, they panic. And the virus spreads. Read more »
Terra Nova has been a solid hit for FOX on Monday nights with its spectacle of CGI dinosaurs, impressive action set pieces and some Spielbergian family pathos. Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Terra Nova, Nelson Cruz hits the first walk-off grand slam in post-season history. Oh wait ... that was the ball game that went long.  Read more »
On Terra Nova last week, a mysterious virus saw both Elisabeth and Taylor forget any memory of the past ten years, which led to some awkward moments (well, maybe Malcolm won‘t call them awkward, since he got pretty close to some action) and even more awkward realizations (who else was peeved while watching Jim and Lis realize they‘re married?)The most interesting bit came at the end of the episode, however, when we finally found out the identity of the Sixers‘ spy from within Terra Nova -- and, turns out, it‘s the guy who owns the local tavern. I really thought it‘s Washington. Read more »
We left Terra Nova two weeks ago with a runaway kid with not the best of intentions, and our first real look at what makes the Sixers tick -- although what Mira told Jim is still vague.But we know Mira thinks she‘s fighting for the good guys -- that Taylor is, as that little girl said, the "bad guy" who has to be offed as soon as possible -- and now that we know that, we‘ve no choice but to see Taylor through those lens. I think tonight‘s Terra Nova will do just that. Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Terra Nova, the first murder in the history of mankind happens and it throws Taylor and his security team in a tizzy fit. To fill out the rest of the hour, there is also some stuff about a dinosaur egg and bargaining for a chance to bring people in from 2129.Complicated KillingWe open the episode with an unknown security worker check out a disturbance at a communications tower. Since we know nothing about this character, he is obviously doomed. When he opens the door to the shed he is greeted by a bite to the face from a dinosaur. Jim and Taylor are on the scene investigating when Jim calls the situation a murder, beating Cain and Abel by 85 million years or so. At the hospital the body is given a digital autopsy and they find that the body had Gallosaur blood on it, which is the number one food of Niko‘s, which is the baddie that ate the man.  Read more »
Last week on Terra Nova, Jim and Taylor investigated a murder. Yes, I know, it sounds a bit like CSI, but that‘s what you get when murder becomes something less common. Also, Zoe watched an egg hatch, and Josh strikes a deal with the Sixers just to get his girlfriend back.Tonight‘s episode should see things pick up, though. A meteor falls from the sky and wipes out all technology at Terra Nova -- no, it doesn‘t crash on the colony, but instead acts like an EMP. Who would‘ve thought nature has long known what armies and criminals have only recently discovered? Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Terra Nova, a meteor hits near the colony and knocks out the power, leaving everyone stranded in their own unique situation. If only they had a few extra batteries lying around, this whole situation could be avoided.Busy DayIt‘s breakfast with the Shannon‘s which means we get to hear about what they have planned for such a beautiful Saturday in which nothing can go wrong. Josh has to go to work, Jim is taking Zoe to a surprise, and Maddy is going to go on a secret date with Mark. On his way to work, Josh runs into his good platonic friend Skye who is with Hunter. Apparently Hunter decided to drink fermented root juice which is worse than drinking the tap water in Mexico, so they are heading into the hospital for a quick check up.  Read more »
Looks like we‘re finally seeing some movement on Terra Nova. Too bad it took a meteor to shake things up. But I‘m not complaining: Maddy finally had her first kiss, and Skye finally pulled out a parasite of the guts of some guy (who turns out to be in love with her, yikes), and more importantly, we finally know what Mira‘s box is all about. A computer of some sorts that some jungle guy thinks can be used to take down Terra Nova. That jungle guy? Taylor‘s long lost son, Lucas.Terra Nova is back tonight and, judging from the five preview clips we have, things will continue to move forward. There‘s some science, some relaxation, and lots of action, complete with feelings of guilt! Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Terra Nova, a runaway child is found in the jungles, and she can impact both Terra Nova and the Sixers. Will she be okay? Will she help the Sixers? Will she take a shower? Let‘s find out!  Read more »
Last week on Terra Nova, Maddy got herself in trouble with a fake scientist, Josh‘s attempt to rob the colony infirmary goes haywire, and Jim and Taylor catch a fish that obviously needs a lot of anti-aliasing. So crunchy it‘s good!At least Taylor and the gang are closer to finding out who the Sixers‘ mole within the colony is. And they also know that Lucas, Taylor‘s missing son, is alive and working with the Sixers. (How this all connects to the mysterious etchings we saw in the pilot, I don‘t know.) Tonight‘s episode sees the search continue -- at least until Jim discovers something potentially explosive. Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Terra Nova, Taylor intensifies his search for the Sixer‘s spy and Jim gets tangled in a sticky web of murder and family troubles. Also, bugs in Terra Nova are disgustingly huge and very untrustworthy.Tree of DespairTaylor is busy interrogating Boylin about what he knows about the Sixers. Boylin says that they are only trading partners and that he doesn‘t know anything else about the spy. It‘s no big deal Taylor, Boylin is just bringing in fine Cuban cigars in return for guns and medicine. That sounds legit to me. For some reason, Taylor doesn‘t believe him and decides to give Boylin a little bit of noise torture by ringing a loud alarm. It could be worse Boylin, you could be subjected to Miley Cyrus for 24 straight hours like they do at Gitmo. Read more »
Finally, Terra Nova picked things up last week, with a bunch of reveals that should power us to the season finale. Taylor isn‘t supposed to be here! He killed his boss! His other bosses want to create a two-way portal so they can get resources from Terra Nova! And Lucas, and the Sixers, and all that... you know. Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Terra Nova, Taylor goes in search of his son‘s carvings and gets a bit more than he bargained for. This leaves Jim in charge as Commander of Terra Nova with the responsibility of finding the mole. I have a weird gut feeling that the mole is a large, brawny man.New ProtocolsTaylor is planning on having a nice afternoon walk and maybe enjoy a quiet picnic reading Ulysses under a giant tree. Sure he says he is going to look for Lucas, but I see through his lies. Before he leaves, he is told by some lowly serf-like soldier that he isn‘t allowed to leave unless he gets approval by Taylor according to new rules in place to find the spy. What an intelligent army you have there, Commander Taylor. He lets Jim know that he will be acting commander and heads outside of the gates. Taylor goes to the falls and is found by a gun-wielding Mira who takes him prisoner.  Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Terra Nova, Josh is called on to return his favor to the Sixers and Maddy meets her favorite nerd scientist, but things aren‘t always as they appear. We also meet more new dinosaurs to enter into your Terra Nova Pokedex. Read more »
Terra Nova is back tonight after a two-week break with what we all tend to call the calm before the storm. And by "storm" I mean "the inevitable face-off between Terra Nova and the Sixers". After all, with the discovery that Skye is the Sixers‘ spy within the colony, what else could happen?Oh, right. Lucas almost finishing his device, the result of all his formulas etched on those rocks by the waterfall that we saw at the very beginning of the series.Take our personality quiz: Which Terra Nova character are you? Read more »
Tonight, it‘s Terra Nova‘s season finale, and it‘s time for war.With Skye admitting that she‘s the Sixers‘ mole -- but only to save her mother -- and revealing that Lucas has finished his work on a two-way time portal between their time and 2149, Taylor‘s busy preparing his defenses in time for the 11th Pilgrimage‘s arrival. But tonight‘s finale runs for two hours, which means not everything will go as planned. Read more »
On this week‘s episode of Terra Nova, Lucas has finished his work on his two-way portal, and is starting his plan to bring in those who want to destroy Terra Nova. It is up to the Shannon family and Taylor to take back the colony. This was a special two-hour finale with a lot of plot points stuffed inside, so let‘s get to it. Read more »
The spirit of giving and, yes, taking, is everywhere these days. It‘s no surprise that TV networks are joining in. On today‘s Buddy Bites, check out which series are up for streaming and which series are trying to fight the swift and scary stream of cancellation.  Read more »
This week‘s casting roundup includes a Broadway veteran, a Grammy winner, the arrival of a love rival and a reunion of sorts. Read on to find out more. Read more »
FOX‘s epic dinosaur drama is extinct. After just one season, the network has canceled its big budget series Terra Nova.The show was a huge gamble for FOX. It was more expensive than most network dramas and the network promoted it with high expectations. But the critics weren‘t overly enthusiastic about it and neither were viewers, as the show averaged 7.5 million per episode.  Read more »
The 2011-2012 TV season has officially come to a close,  the Nielsen ratings are in and for the first time in nine years, the most-watched show of the season isn‘t American Idol.The FOX reality juggernaut, which has been the highest-rated show in total viewers and the coveted 18-49 demographic for the past eight seasons, was dethroned in both categories by NBC‘s Sunday Night Football.  Read more »
Glee is about to get a new infusion of dudes for season 4. The show has cast Dean Geyer and Jacob Artist in two pivotal roles for the new year.  Read more »
Some actors have all the luck, and others don‘t. Every year there are a number of new shows that fail, and sadly for some actors, they always seem to wind up in them.These elite few are known as showkillers, actors whose mere presence in a TV show makes it destined for failure. It might not actually be their fault, but through some cosmic joke, these actors continually get canceled.  Read more »