Terra Nova - Proof 11/14/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by sieglinde, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

    Oct 13, 2002
    Agreed! At the very least, Taylor should put him on latrine duty indefinitely.
  2. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    I loved the bartender guy acting all indignant "I may be many things, but I'm not a liar!"

    that was priceless!
  3. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

    Mar 19, 2001
    Bedford, TX
    He can be the PLO (Permanent Latrine Orderly). :D
  4. kettledrum

    kettledrum Active Member

    Nov 17, 2003
    Fishers, IN
    I don't see anything creepy with saying that one finds a particular 18 year old actress attractive. What about Skye? Is it okay to find her attractive? She's 26.

    About the episode....too bad it looks like the son is not going to get punished for his misdeed. Especially after pointing out earlier in this episode that he would be banished at best....
  5. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I think that you give the writers too much credit or that you've given it more thought than they have.

    But since we're playing around here, here's my thoughts:

    That was just to establish his character as a good cop who's not afraid to break the rules.
    And it hasn't mattered since because Taylor doesn't care and was barely mentioned once since the pilot

    It seems to me that he's the Dr. Smith/Quark lovable rogue character with less depth so far.

    Well this is one of the ongoing mysteries so we'll have to see.

    Considering how simplistic the writing has been since they arrived in Terra Nova, they could very well be all evil.

    Are you saying she's not qualified for her position?

    What feelings?
    The amnesia episode threw out that element since even when she didn't know her husband, she still picked him.
    Since they seem to be making this show very kid friendly, I doubt that they'd show her love for her husband wavering.

    Now I admit that I found this element interesting and this is part of why I find Taylor the only character of interest.
    I'll be pleasantly surprised if they can pull this off without feeling ham handed.

    I'm sure that there's a personal connection between them but mixed?
    I don't know, the writers haven't shown me that they're doing anything that sophisticated.

    Do you really expect that to rise above Twilight level juvenilality?

    According to the murderer who has something of a credibility problem at that point since he's about to off a teenage girl and he's desperately trying to justify his actions.
    It's equally plausible that he was lying.

    I wouldn't call that neglectful.
    The daughter really didn't communicate her concerns very well.

    Because he brought some beetles back?
    Maybe he stole the idea from a lesser ranking team member.
    (in fact, I'm almost willing to be that there was such a scene written if not filmed.)

    I think that there was some intent to make this more complex but it seems like there was edict sent down to make the show more kid friendly.
    I wonder if it came from Spielberg or the network?
  6. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    It can be kid friendly and not as dumb as it is.
  7. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    Tangenting a bit I was trying to figure out if there was any way for the transmission from the future to be faked. (To see if Mira's purported ability to communicate with the future could be a trick) [Well I assume she, like Terra Nova, could communicate by radio while a pilgrimage is in process. I'm just wondering if her claim to do it anytime is a psych out]

    Part of what got me wondering is how brief and generic the conversation with the projection was. It almost could have been a simple recording with appropriate pauses. He wasn't given a chance to get a response to an unexpected question, even one as simple as say "X" much less asking something that only they'd know. So its possible that this wasn't a live video connection but a recording, or a computer program selection from pre-recorded responses to trick him into believing that it was live.

    Obviously it couldn't be faked spur of the moment by Mira because that was video of the son's girlfriend. I'm giving him enough credit to assume he'd actually notice if it wasn't her. ;) And since there hasn't been another pilgrimage since he arrived Mira couldn't have initiated any trickery; it would have had to come from the future.

    But there is that powerful backer or organization that slipped the sixers into the program. It might be possible to look through the backgrounds of everyone picked to go to Terra Nova and identify those that might be convinced to help the Sixers. Then it's a mater of guessing who or what they'd desire later from 2149 and arranging to get appropriate video and then, while the pilgrimage gate is open, broadcast it through for Mira to record. She could later use those recording to convince whoever she ensnares that she really does have a live link to the future.

    (And she might even be able to string them along by there being 'problems' getting who or what they want into the very next pilgrimage allowing her to send the request back during it and have whatever it was inserted in the the pilgrimage after that.

    Edit: While typing this I though of an alternate theory (yes, sometimes I can't help overthinking things). Terra Nova is actually in Earth's past in the same timeline (sixers or the organziation somehow prevented the probe from being found) and Mira uses dead drops to leave messages for the future asking for things to be sent back via pilgrimages.
  8. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    To you but not to me. She's a nice looking young lady. Nothing wrong with stating that. Her character is terrible though. I hate these Wesley Crusher-type characters.

    It's a good thing stupid son's parents aren't James and Florida from Good Times. They'd have beat the crap out of him.
  9. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    That too.

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