Another promo has been released for the new Fox show “Terra Nova.” The first footage from the series was revealed in a TV spot during this year’s Super Bowl. At the time, we were underwhelmed by what we saw. It looked like an extremely dated version of Jurassic Park (the movie still holds up!) mixed with some Avatar creatures. Since our first exposure to “Terra Nova” was such a negative one, we were hoping that this would turn the tide but it didn’t.
Check out the new Fox promo and see for yourself…
“Terra Nova” is produced by Steven Spielberg and his name alone should bring a certain quality to the show. Unfortunately, this new TV spot doesn’t change our opinion. How many times can someone say “Welcome” in a 20 second ad? Plus, not only is there a bootleg Jurassic Park vibe in the air, there’s also a syndicated, Xena, Hercules, and Beastmaster type of thing happening as well.
Did we over exagerrate? The only good thing about this show is Spielberg and Stephen Lang. Everyone else is expendable. A premiere date hasn’t been announced yet, but we do know a preview event will debut some time this spring.
The series centers on the Shannon family as they join the tenth pilgrimage of settlers to TERRA NOVA, the first colony of humans in this second chance for civilization. JIM SHANNON (O’Mara), a devoted father with a checkered past, guides his family – wife ELISABETH and children JOSH and MADDY – through this new land of limitless beauty, mystery and terror. In addition to blue skies, rolling rivers and lush vegetation, TERRA NOVA offers new opportunities and fresh beginnings to its recent arrivals, but the Shannons have brought with them a famial secret that may threaten their citizenship in this utopia. These adventurers soon discover that this healthy, vibrant world is not as idyllic as it initially appears. The areas surrounding TERRA NOVA are filled with dangerous dinosaurs and other prehistoric threats, as well as external forces that may be intent on destroying this new world before it begins.
Does this show look interesting to you? Be honest.