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View Poll Results: Grade Genesis Parts 1 and 2
Excellent! - Dino-riffic! 12 9.23%
Above Average - Hey, this is pretty good! 54 41.54%
Average - Well it's an ok start, will see what happens. 42 32.31%
Below Average - Braga..shakes head and moves on.. 16 12.31%
Poor - Dino-Crap 6 4.62%
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Old September 26 2011, 04:58 PM   #1
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Terra Nova 1x01&02 - Genesis Parts 1&2 (Grade/Discuss) SPOILERS




From tv.com:

The police raid the Shannon home and arrest the father, Jim Shannon. Shannon realizes he must take drastic measures to keep his family together after his wife, Elisabeth, is selected to travel back to prehistoric times to create a new civilization and, hopefully, help change the future.
Thought I would make an episode grading thread for this double episode, while overall discussion of the series can also be talked about in timothy's thread.
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Old September 26 2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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I'll be watching the Cowboys take on the Redskins, but I'll DVR the show.

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Old September 26 2011, 05:12 PM   #3
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Re: Terra Nova 1x01&02 - Genesis Parts 1&2 (Grade/Discuss) SPOILERS

I don't expect to be blown away by the premier, but I do kind of like the premise, so hopefully the show does well.
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Old September 26 2011, 05:17 PM   #4
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I think the premise is horrible. Survival series like Walking Dead with dinosaurs instead. Dinosaurs are unresponsive and boring. You can create many storylines which such things as dinosaurs. It's like Zombies but bigger. But, maybe the writing will be very good and the series will be great nevertheless.
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Old September 26 2011, 05:19 PM   #5
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I am not sure what to expect...based on the promos it seems like it could go either way.
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I hope its good, looking for some good scifi'ish type shows to watch this fall. Got Fringe on now and the Walking Dead starting soon.
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Old September 26 2011, 05:23 PM   #7
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I have a feeling that since it's 85 million years ago they will discover type of intelegent life or force (Alien or Earth based) that was never known about in the present day. hey..it Braga after all, we kinda know how he thinks by now. lol
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Old September 26 2011, 05:27 PM   #8
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Kind of like this show?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dino-Riders

http://www.dinoridersworld.com/mainpage.html


That would be cool if this show becomes a live action reboot of this classic, yet very obscure 80's cartoon series/toy line.
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Old September 26 2011, 05:40 PM   #9
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Kind of like this show?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dino-Riders

http://www.dinoridersworld.com/mainpage.html


That would be cool if this show becomes a live action reboot of this classic, yet very obscure 80's cartoon series/toy line.
I was also thinking that it there could be some intellegent force also, kinda along the lines of the recent, yet cancelled, UK series 'Outcasts'.

As a writer it would be an interesting notion that us humans thought we knew almost everything about Earth's past, but we discover some incredible things we never knew when we go back 85 million years. Not sure how you would maintain a series week by week just having them worry about if the Dino's will get them each week, or this person or that person is lost somewhere, that gets boring really fast. So i'm expecting another element of some type.
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yeah I agree, here's hoping.
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Old September 26 2011, 05:45 PM   #11
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I have no doubt there will be something else as a threat other than the dinosaurs.
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If done right it could have the potential to be a little like 'Lost', Survivors in a stange land etc.. that sort of thing.
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Re: Terra Nova 1x01&02 - Genesis Parts 1&2 (Grade/Discuss) SPOILERS

I'm looking forward to the premiere tonight!

It also has a perfectly balanced showrunning team of Brannon Braga and Rene Echevarria (who I think haven't worked together since TNG). Braga's strength is of course the crazy scifi concepts, whereas Echevrria's strength is the smaller character studies. Both have experience developing and producing shows: Braga (TNG, VOY, ENT, Threshold, 24, FlashForward), Echevarria (TNG, DS9, Dark Angel, The 4400, Medium, Castle). So it'll be interesting what they can come up with running a show together.

(The pilot is not written by Braga/Echevarria but instead written by the 2 creators of Terra Nova, so the pilot probably won't give a good indication of the writing).
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I have no doubt there will be something else as a threat other than the dinosaurs.
The best option is to make the people the threat. Character-based drama is the most durable and can keep the audience watching after the dino's get boring.

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I have a feeling that since it's 85 million years ago they will discover type of intelegent life or force (Alien or Earth based) that was never known about in the present day. hey..it Braga after all, we kinda know how he thinks by now. lol
Mmmmm, I think an out-there twist could really upend the show. Time travel and dinosaurs are sci fi enough. But if they can't pull off the character drama and the ratings crash, they might start in with the desperation moves. That'll be a sign that the show is circling the drain.
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Old September 26 2011, 07:39 PM   #15
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Re: Terra Nova 1x01&02 - Genesis Parts 1&2 (Grade/Discuss) SPOILERS

I've seen the first hour, so I can only speak to that. I'll grade it once I've seen Part II as well, but I wasn't terribly impressed with Part I. It was rather predictable, and the characters just didn't really grab me. Thus far, I'm leaning toward a grade of "below average".

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The best option is to make the people the threat. Character-based drama is the most durable and can keep the audience watching after the dino's get boring.
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