OK, so who is down with this upcoming show? Right now, I can't say that I am.
To me, sure the FX look pretty good;at least Jurassic Park quality (it better be with Stephen Spielberg being involved), but it looks real derivative.
Long story short, in 150 years, the Earth is dying and people need a new home. Where, you may ask? Why 80 million years in the past! Seems logical to me.
It looks like 1 part Jurassic Park (including the vehicles and some sets), 1 part Ray Bradbury's A Delicate Sound of Thunder, and 1 part Land of the Lost, with a twist of Stargate SG1\Atlantis. The cast? Basically, they look like the rejects from the cast of Lost.
I guess what bothers me the most is who else is involved, besides Speilberg: Brannon Braga and René Echevarria. Aside from their reputation for watering down the Star Trek Franchise (which they did, but in all fairness, I think fans have been overly harsh on them), you would think with all the time traveling that went on in TNG, Voyager, DS9, and Enterprise (od this series also shares the title of the "true" finale of Enterprise), those two would be acquainted with the idea of the Butterfly Effect. I mean, every other major franchise (yes, even Spielberg's Back to the Future) dealt with unintended consequences of changing something in the past, when you time travel. Sci fi innately requires suspension of disbelief, but it has rules it must follow. This is why I can't really get excited about Terra Nova: it violates a basic concept of time travel that has been followed by so many sci fi franchises. One would think that establishing a colony of humans during the cretaceous period, SOMETHING is bound to be changed!
So, what do you think?
Edited by El Chalupacabra, 03 July 2011 - 01:21 PM.