‘Terra Nova’ on Fox premiered on Monday September 26th, and while I’ve already reviewed the first episode, I am still plagued with questions that I hope get answered in the coming weeks or at least get close to having them answered.
1. Different Timeline equal a different Earth?
Since this is a different timeline therefore another Earth in essence, will the meteor that hit in their prior timeline even happen? So far, some of the dinos are slightly different from what we’ve seen such as the Slashers which seem to be a hybrid of velaceraptors except they have a wicked tail of death. So will the dinosaurs die out? And for that matter since there are now people essentially messing with this timeline’s future how will this effect evolution of the species?
Is this actually another Earth or would this be an Earth-like planet that has aliens? For some reason this show has echoes of Earth 2 that makes me think that not is all as it seems. Including the infamous Lost series. While this show has those qualities, Terra Nova really is something new and different and very much what the sci-fi community needs in terms of a show that is not reality based.
2. Who is Sky?
Her story will be interesting to see, especially as she may be part of the Sixers. Why did the Sixer who was in the truck bleeding let her on the truck when he refused the other teens? Am I the only one who thinks that she may not be part of the Terra Nova love and happiness compound? Could it have something to do with her parents deaths? Because everything about her, from her take charge attitude to knowing the Sixer screams, at least to me a possible double agent. But I may be seeing something there that isn’t, who knows?
3. The Sixers: What is their purpose?
What is there deal, and what do they know? Since traveling to Terra Nova is a one way trip, I have no idea what their agenda is. When Commander Taylor tells Jim Shannon that he thinks it may have started back in 2149, the big question for me is who is behind this group and what is their main purpose for dissention? Ok that was two questions but I am very curios to find out the purpose of the Sixers and what they know that has them fighting against Terra Nova. Wasn’t this supposed to be a do over for the human species?
4. How would you cope in a new world?
How the humans who are newly transported from 2149 to 85 million years in the past able to cope with all the changes? Wouldn’t people who grew up in a world largely over-populated, with no clean air or visible sky, wouldn’t this kind of freak people out? Where are the counselors helping people cope with everything? To me, that is what I’d have, a center to help people cope with all the openness, clear skies and the fact that there are dinosaurs that could eat them without a second thought. Shouldn’t that be part of this new world besides populating this world?
5. Family plot vs. Sci-fi plot?
While I understand the appeal of the family element for a show such as Terra Nova, will it continue to focus on the family plot lines over the actual story? So far it is a mix of both, but I admit Josh with all his teenage angst, well that will get old really quick. From all I’ve read, this is what Fox is pushing to sell the series, but can it actually carry it from season to season? Or will it work with a blend of both?
Did you have the same questions as me? What are thoughts on the premiere episode? Let us know in the comments below.
Terra Nova airs on Mondays at 8e/p
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