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Terra Nova 

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Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying, who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.
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2011  
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Series cast summary:
Jason O'Mara ...  Jim Shannon 13 episodes, 2011
Shelley Conn ...  Dr. Elisabeth Shannon 13 episodes, 2011
Christine Adams ...  Mira 13 episodes, 2011
Allison Miller ...  Skye 13 episodes, 2011
Landon Liboiron ...  Josh Shannon 13 episodes, 2011
Naomi Scott ...  Maddy Shannon 13 episodes, 2011
Alana Mansour ...  Zoe Shannon 13 episodes, 2011
Stephen Lang ...  Commander Nathaniel Taylor 13 episodes, 2011
Simone Kessell ...  Lt. Alicia Washington 12 episodes, 2011
Dean Geyer ...  Mark Reynolds 12 episodes, 2011
Rod Hallett ...  Dr. Malcolm Wallace 11 episodes, 2011
Damien Garvey ...  Tom Boylan 8 episodes, 2011
Damian Walshe-Howling ...  Carter 8 episodes, 2011
Emilia Burns ...  Reilly 7 episodes, 2011
Peter Lamb Peter Lamb ...  Casey Durwin 6 episodes, 2011
Matthew Scully ...  Dunham 6 episodes, 2011
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In 2149, earth is nearly wrecked by pollution. Police detective Jim Shannon is jailed for illegally raising an extra child, Zoe. He's sprung from jail just in time to join his family on the latest 'pilgrimage', through a unique time-space-continuum rip, to Terra Nova, a colony run with modern technology in a dino age forest. Colony commander Nathaniel Taylor soon recruits as security professional Jim, who gradually finds out about some threats, notably from Saurian monsters, the 'sixers' and his own, bitterly estranged son Lucas. Meanwhile Jim's son Josh keeps getting into trouble, mainly due to his girlfriend Skye. His smart sister Maddy is in love with gentleman soldier Mark Reynolds. Written by KGF Vissers

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There is no paradise without sacrifice.


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Australia was chosen after Steven Spielberg vetoed Hawaii because he wanted a different filming location from his 1993 film Jurassic Park (1993). See more »

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Paint By Numbers TV
27 September 2011 | by mrjordanSee all my reviews

This is below B movie crap with a big budget. You can see right through the marketing of this...

"Hey, let's get a cute, touching family to appeal to the 21 and over women demographic, some action scenes to please the over 21 males, a teenage hunk to appeal to teen girls, and cute teen girls to appeal to teenage boys.

Wait... a teenage boy who doesn't get along with his father. YES!!!!

Now let's mix in a "LOST"-like plot with DINOSAURS to appeal to little boys. We've got EVERY market here. Oh wait, what about the seniors? Oh, don't worry, we'll find some older character in the next episode to please them.

High fives all around! Great marketing!

Lousy show.


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26 September 2011 (USA) See more »

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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