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    Terra Nova

    Postby Freakzilla » 26 Sep 2011 20:58

    Idea obviously stolen from Julian May's Saga of Pliocene Exile.

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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby SandChigger » 26 Sep 2011 21:21

    Haven't read the May books but it's funny you mention that last... because someone suggested it in a thread in the Science Fiction forum over on Amazon. Great minds, huh? :lol:

    (I myself was figuring on a heretofore undiscovered and therefore unknown species of intelligent sauroid, but I like the aliens idea better. :lol: )

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    (I think the premiere is/was tonight? I'm intentionally NOT going to watch any of it. Idea is stupid, I fucking hate most time travel stories, it looks too much like Millennium meets Avatar meats Jurassic Park. No thank you. :roll: )
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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby Freakzilla » 26 Sep 2011 21:41

    It's still on now. Some cute chicks in it.
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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby Freakzilla » 26 Sep 2011 21:49

    Why don't you people listen to me? That Julian May series is excellent.

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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby Omphalos » 26 Sep 2011 23:08

    Freakzilla wrote:Why don't you people listen to me? That Julian May series is excellent.

    It's like playing cards with my sister's kids!


    What books are those, Freak?
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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby merkin muffley » 27 Sep 2011 00:28

    Freakzilla wrote:It's like playing cards with my sister's kids!


    Skin that smokewagon and see what happens.
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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby Eyes High » 27 Sep 2011 00:40

    I'm going to give it a chance.
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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 27 Sep 2011 01:00

    I just watched a little over half the first episode, missed the whole beginning where they explain what's going on but managed to figure most of it out I think. Seemed ok, nothing too impressive (nor offensive) yet, but it's a first episode and I don't tend to judge things by the first episode!
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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby Freakzilla » 27 Sep 2011 07:24

    merkin muffley wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:It's like playing cards with my sister's kids!


    Skin that smokewagon and see what happens.


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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby trang » 27 Sep 2011 13:03

    jurrasic park meets stargate... pass.
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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby Omphalos » 27 Sep 2011 13:14

    I have not watched this yet, but I have low expectations. I just put two and two together and realized that the heavy in this show is that chucklehead colonel from Avatar. Looks like he's true to type too. And I read something about an 8 year old stow away? WTF?
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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby trang » 27 Sep 2011 13:35

    isnt it about time for a new star trek series? or are we stuck with JJ abrahms and the theater stuff for a while? Still not comfortable with Siler and Spock, creepy, and him tongue n tongue with O'hura... just wrong.

    Bring back Farscape or firefly, SAAB, something worthwhile.

    I lost faith after Stargate Universe (overly large POS of a show)

    When I first heard of tera nova (there is a PC game from days old named this, completely different premise) I mainly thought of the old PC/Console game Turok the dinosaur hunter.
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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby Serkanner » 28 Sep 2011 16:56

    Just watched half the pilot episode .. this is a VERY bad series. :puke:

    I am with freak ... read the Julian May books.
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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 28 Sep 2011 17:43

    I have a unique ability to turn my brain off when it comes to filmed SF. As long as there's pretty girls I could pretty much care less, I have near-zero expectations from the genre/medium combination.
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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby Freakzilla » 28 Sep 2011 19:27

    The leader's daughter is cute, I don't want to know how old she is. The doctor is pretty, too.
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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby Lawliet » 28 Sep 2011 21:03

    trang wrote:isnt it about time for a new star trek series? or are we stuck with JJ abrahms and the theater stuff for a while? Still not comfortable with Siler and Spock, creepy, and him tongue n tongue with O'hura... just wrong.

    Bring back Farscape or firefly, SAAB, something worthwhile.

    I lost faith after Stargate Universe (overly large POS of a show)


    When I first heard of tera nova (there is a PC game from days old named this, completely different premise) I mainly thought of the old PC/Console game Turok the dinosaur hunter.


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    Re: Terra Nova

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 29 Sep 2011 00:57

    I actually liked the few episodes of Stargate Universe I saw, it still had the trademark cheese factor of the franchise, but less so, and overall it seemed much better put together.

    Freakzilla wrote:The leader's daughter is cute, I don't want to know how old she is. The doctor is pretty, too.


    I don't think it's his daughter, she said her parents died and I think he's just looked out for her. She is pretty good looking though, I'm sure she's a least 20, doesn't look the age her character is hinted at being at all.
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