Terra Nova

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  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (80,792)

Terra Nova intrigued viewers with a dystopian plot and high-quality CGI dinosaurs. The two-hour pilot episode captured the attention of millions of TV watchers. Set in a future where man has overpopulated the Earth, Terra Nova starts off by showing a dank world full of pollution and respiratory problems. To alleviate the crowding, scientists have created wormholes that can sent humans far into the past, when the world was green and the air was clean. The pilot episode focuses on the Shannon family, who have broken the rules by having a forbidden third child. Ultimately, the family manages to arrive in the past intact, but still must struggle with a society that's built around two children per couple. While the Shannon family provides the focus of the show, other characters offer intriguing side plots. The leader of the colony must struggle to maintain order and happiness in the midst of a wild jungle full of vicious creatures. Rebels outside of the colony seek to gain control of resources and seek vengeance on the colony's leader for exiling them. Government officials in the future seek control of Terra Nova and her resources. Unfortunately, none of these plotlines managed to resonate with viewers. Terra Nova had an exciting premise and gorgeous graphics. Most of the action was filmed in the beautiful New Zealand wilderness. FOX poured millions of dollars into the show to create beautiful dinosaurs and reel in viewers. The show was pretty but could never decide if it was targeting children, families, or 20-somethings who grew up with Jurassic Park. Ultimately, a lack of focus and cheesy plotlines led the show to extinction.

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Seasons
Resistance
12. Resistance
December 19, 2011
In Part 2 of the season finale, the colony makes their move and fights for their future.
Occupation
11. Occupation
December 19, 2011
In the season finale, the 11th Pilgrimage arrive and the Phoenix Group decides to make their move.
Within
10. Within
December 12, 2011
Lucas hurries to finish the final pieces of his mystery device.
Now You See Me
9. Now You See Me
November 28, 2011
Taylor and Mira face-off in the jungle where he discovers more of her plans and learns about his son.
Vs.
8. Vs.
November 21, 2011
As Taylor searches for the "Sixer" mole within Terra Nova, Jim happens upon an old murder and ironically Taylor was the prime suspect.
Proof
7. Proof
November 14, 2011
Maddy uncovers a secret and it puts her life in danger.
Nightfall
6. Nightfall
November 7, 2011
The colony spins out of control when a meteor wipes out all technology.
Bylaw
5. Bylaw
October 31, 2011
The colony has it's first murder, and Jim and Taylor need to determine who the perpetrator is.
The Runaway
4. The Runaway
October 17, 2011
Jim and Shannon aren't sure they can trust an orphaned "Sixer" girl that came to Terra Nova for asylum.
What Remains
3. What Remains
October 10, 2011
To prevent Terra Nova from being infected, Elisabeth, Jim, Malcolm and Taylor team up to find a cure for a mysterious virus that is causing memory loss, paranoia and death at a nearby outpost.
Instinct
2. Instinct
October 3, 2011
Jim and Taylor are desperate to save the colony from attacking Pterosaurs. Elisabeth discovers an ex-boyfriend is also living in Terra Nova and may be responsible for her being recruited.
Genesis
1. Genesis
September 26, 2011
In Part 1 of the series premiere, an ordinary family travels back to prehistoric times to create a new civilization and hopefully help change the future.
Description

Terra Nova intrigued viewers with a dystopian plot and high-quality CGI dinosaurs. The two-hour pilot episode captured the attention of millions of TV watchers. Set in a future where man has overpopulated the Earth, Terra Nova starts off by showing a dank world full of pollution and respiratory problems. To alleviate the crowding, scientists have created wormholes that can sent humans far into the past, when the world was green and the air was clean. The pilot episode focuses on the Shannon family, who have broken the rules by having a forbidden third child. Ultimately, the family manages to arrive in the past intact, but still must struggle with a society that's built around two children per couple.

While the Shannon family provides the focus of the show, other characters offer intriguing side plots. The leader of the colony must struggle to maintain order and happiness in the midst of a wild jungle full of vicious creatures. Rebels outside of the colony seek to gain control of resources and seek vengeance on the colony's leader for exiling them. Government officials in the future seek control of Terra Nova and her resources. Unfortunately, none of these plotlines managed to resonate with viewers.

Terra Nova had an exciting premise and gorgeous graphics. Most of the action was filmed in the beautiful New Zealand wilderness. FOX poured millions of dollars into the show to create beautiful dinosaurs and reel in viewers. The show was pretty but could never decide if it was targeting children, families, or 20-somethings who grew up with Jurassic Park. Ultimately, a lack of focus and cheesy plotlines led the show to extinction.

Terra Nova is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on September 26, 2011.

Where to Watch Terra Nova

Terra Nova is available for streaming on the Fox website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Terra Nova on demand at Amazon, Apple TV and IMDb TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 26, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (80,792)