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“My Thoughts On” Terra Nova: What Remains

Who would have thought getting a cold or flu will save you from loosing your mind?  LOL.  Well, that was the basis of this episode.  Now before you read any further, if you haven’t seen this episode yet, then stop now.  Otherwise keep going.  I may put in spoilers from time to time.  So you’ve been warned.

And I’m not going to write a long detailed review on any episode from this series.  I’ll leave that for other websites that want to do that.  This is just a site for me to get out my thoughts and opinions.  So let’s get to it…

Click to visit FOX.comThere was a science outpost a fair distance from the main settlement of Terra Nova, that no one heard from in a while.  So with Taylor (Stephen Lang) leading just a team of three, Dr. Elisabeth Shannon (Shelley Conn) and Brady (Terrence Mulling), they head off to investigate.

I believe this series is getting better and better as it goes on.  Unfortunately I missed the 2nd episode, but I found a way that I can see them.  Both FOX and CityTY has the episodes in full for you to watch.  Albeit, there’s a time limit as to how long they have them on their sites, so watch them as soon as you can.  It’s definitely worth it.

As for my thoughts, I was little disappointed in the lack of dinos, but then again, the ones that did make an appearance, were awesome.  Though, I had to giggle in the beginning part.  Thought of Jurassic Park all over again.  With a slight difference.  In the movie, the T-Rex was curious of the lawyer sitting on the outdoors toilet before eating him.  In this episode, the scientist just lost his mind and didn’t know where he was and just stood there looking up at this thing looking down.  Then came the teeth as it faded into commercial.

Jim (Jason O’Mara) wanted to go with them.  Awwww, how cute, didn’t want to have his wife out of his sight for too long.  Then again, who can blame him.  They are tossed back 85 million years.  And on purpose!!!  Did they not think of the Ice Age era?  Makes ya wonder how they plan on surviving through that one.

Well it didn’t take long for Elisabeth to figure out what happened.  Apparently the lead scientist was trying to come up with a cure for Alzheimer.  Unfortunately, that lead to something else.  They started to forget and go back to a pivotal time in their past.  Not sure if it was the same time period for everyone, but for Elisabeth, it was 20 years she lost.

Taylor got infected too and thought he was back in Somalia on some sort of mission.  Just what they needed, a trigger happy lunatic on the loose. 🙂  But to give him credit where credit is due, I like this character more then I did in Avatar.  Mr. Lang plays a bad guy very well, which is nice to see him portray Taylor.  Yes, he’s a military man and he has to have some sort of edge.  But he also shows that there’s a soft side to Taylor too.

Getting concerned that no one has heard from Taylor, Jim decides to go out to the outpost to see what’s happened.  He meets up with a friend of his, Malcolm Wallace (Rod Hallett) to ask for Malcolm’s rover.  Of course Malcolm wasn’t going to let Jim go alone.  The two men went off.  But not before Malcolm gave Jim some sort of root to chew on due to his cold.  This we will find out is a good thing to have.  The root on the other hand, I guess someone forgot to pack the Buckleys, LOL

In the end it came down to Jim sneezing again to give Elisabeth the idea to see why or how he hasn’t gone mad.  It was either the root, or the fact that Jim had the flu, either way, she went to work.

With everything gone back to normal – sort of – they all went about their usual jobs and learned from this situation.

Click to visit and follow me on TwitterAnyway, I hope you all enjoyed my thoughts.  Come again when I have even more to write, both the good and the critical.  Please feel free to leave a comment, click on the buttons below to share my blog, or you can nab me on twitter by clicking on my avatar on the right.

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My thoughts on Terra Nova: Genesis

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First thought.  WOW.  So futuristic looking, everyone wearing breathing masks when they are outside.  Hmm, I guess our beautiful planet has been abused worse then what it is now.  Something to look forward too I guess.  How lovely.

With the planet as bad as what it is, I assume this is the reason for the population control of only having 2 kids per family.  That didn’t go well when one family was on suspesion of having a third one.  Cause the officers were tossing stuff around, it made the little one make a noise to give away her hiding place.  Oh oh.

With the Shannon family getting caught with a third child, and the dad attacking the officers to protect that child, he gets tossed in prison.  Though that to me seems a bit extreme, but that’s life with new rules.

It wasn’t until they got to the “new world” that things got interesting.  The first was when I heard Taylor, the head guy who is appointed peace keeper of sorts.  So he gets killed by the Navi in Avatar and then comes back to life to take up residence on Terra Nova.  Wonder how close both characters will be?

The scenery is nothing but fantastic.  Wonder where they are filming this show cause it looks great.  The special effects are beyond amazing.  It takes me back to the movie Jurassic Park when they would have Dr. Grant outside and seeing a huge Brachiosaurus rising up on it’s hind legs, feeding off a tree.  But to see Zoe picking up fallen branches from the huge dinosaurs feeding from outside the fence, it was so cute.

And the use of dinosaurs was interesting.  Even the new one they had as the main “bad guy”.  And no, it’s not the usual T-Rex or the Spinosaurus, this was a new one.  Sorry can’t remember the name of it, if anyone reading this can comment below with the nickname they gave it, would be awesome, thanks.

And then there’s Josh.  I swear he’s got issues.  Blaming his dad for not being there when he should have been instead of sent to prison.  Does he not remember that if his dad didn’t do what he done, that he would have lost his little sister?  Heaven knows what they would have done with her.  All cause they had a 3rd child instead of settling for the 2 they got.  Can you say a spoiled brat.  But that is my opinion.  Though on the light side, he did lighten up at the end.  Now maybe he’d listen to his dad more instead of being so rebellious.

I wish I had access to show you the awesome VFX.  And this is just the first episode!!  Not sure how they are going to top anything I’ve seen so far.  They have the rest of the season to blow my mind more.  But they got a new fan.  And speaking of fans.  I had to make a new column in TweetDeck for the hashtag #TerraNova, but I couldn’t follow it that well.  It was going nuts by people everywhere watching making their tweets as they were watching live!!  I was insane, I didn’t even get a chance to see who was saying what tweet, they were just flying.  Hopefully with this kind of response, that this show will do awesome in the ratings.

There’s so many characters in this series that u wanna love, others you wanna smack.  And then there’s others that just get on your last nerve that you wish that a dinosaur will just come up and eat them.  Like this one girl.  They were trapped in this vehicle of sorts and the dinosaurs surrounding them, and all she was doing was freaking screaming and panicking.  I really wanted someone to just knock her out to shut her up.  She ends up leaving the somewhat protection of the SUV (least that’s what I’m calling it), and ends up getting attacked.  Well DUH!!  But rescue came, found her and took her back to the safety of the compound, while the rest of them went to find the rest of the kids.

With the kids found, they rush back to Terra Nova.  All safe and sound.  Though when Taylor got out of the SUV and just stood there facing this dinosaur, I thought,, “hmmm another one bites the dust, or a very big BBQ”.  The meat on that dinosaur will definitely feed the village for a month, if not more. 😀

Click to follow TerraNovaOnFOX on TwitterAnyway, that’s my thoughts on this new and amazing show.  If you’re a new found fan of the series, you can find them on Twitter, or you can click on their Avatar to the right.

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