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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cwerdna, Nov 3, 2011.
You mean something like Deep Space 9?
I wonder if "murder by dinosaur" is on the their laws books yet?
Pardon me for asking, but what is "the primary arc"?
I don't think it's "crime of the week" so much as "a family drama with a strange gimmick" - think No Ordinary Family but with dinosaurs instead of superpowers.
The main story. It starts slow, build up, then winds down. I assume the main story here is the time travel mystery and the competing factions about what it means and where it leads (sixers and the settlers). Even in monster of the week episodes, there is always something that builds the characters a little and some minutes are devoted to the main story. In this case, it was the reveal that the leader of the sixers can communicate with the "normal time", have some control who comes through, and the asking of the favor.
It seems to be two things, which are likely rolled into one: Why/how were the Sixers sent back and what's the actual purpose of the whole Terra Nova project. In a recent episode, Mira seemed to suggest that there's a different reason than the survival/reboot of humanity in the past, and on the forum here, there's been some ideas kicked around as to wether they're actually in the past or whether we're in a new timeline that couldn't contradict the future.
The sixers communicating with home in "real time" is one thing, but how can they get his girlfriend on the list? I assume she tried to come when he did and was refused. What kind of power do they have to reach out randomly and get someone on this I assume exclusive list?
Keep in mind that the Sixers managed to all come across during the Sixth Pilgrimage together somehow in the first place. That's sign that they have some kind of high level support 'back home', or at least have infiltrated whoever is putting the pilgrimages together enough to influence the list.
Did all of the people who came over in the sixth pilgrimage defect and become part of the outsiders called "sixers" or just some of the people from that pilgrimage?
That's what I thought. But in the previous episode, the guy in charge said that about half of the Sixers are still in the main camp.
That actually might be a good thing. If the main plot had been advanced more, we'd probably end up with the show canceling on a cliffhanger. This way, we have several weeks of mildly interesting dino-of-the-week shows with nothing important hanging when the show gets axed.
You're making the assumption that the portal is the only known way of getting back to the past.
Even if there is only one way back to the past, remember that there are two ways to get into Terra Nova - either by being recruited, or through some lottery (they even showed a "Terra Nova Lottery" ticket, or congratulations/acceptance letter, in this episode; I think they teased that the originally accused man was in a "marriage of convenience" because either he or his wife had been picked in one of the lotteries to get into Terra Nova). Perhaps the Sixers can either find a way to rig the lottery or persuade whoever makes the recruiting decisions that the girl's family is needed somehow.