Terra Nova S01E02 - 10/03/11

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  1. Oct 4, 2011 #1 of 104
    appleye1

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    "Dino of the Week" episode already? I knew it. :(

    That plus more kid angst and the "ha-ha mommy and daddy can't ever get together" story lines are just the kinds of things I was worried about with this show.

    Maybe I missed it, but I didn't notice anything that furthered the conspiracy/mystery back stories. Disappointing.
     
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    jeepair

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    Its also strange that the Commander would take to the new guy (Jim) so fast and trust him above all others. But I suppose they talked about that when the Commander said they have a spy and Jim should find out who it is.

    I'm fine with the Dino episode of the week but I didn't like that they concocted that pheromones smell so quickly. I sort of wish they dragged it out over a few episodes as sort of a back story leading to the pheromones and the fix.

    So, they have a monetary system? Wonder if the new people are off that for food and other supplies until they are established? I would have presumed they wouldn't have a monetary system and everybody does their duty as assigned by the Commander or heads of departments. You do your job, you get fed and clothed.
     
  3. Oct 4, 2011 #3 of 104
    Rob Helmerichs

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    FYI, this is 1x03...1x01 and 1x02 were shown together last week.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2011 #4 of 104
    caslu

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    I was bored for the same reasons others have already cited here... very disappointing week two.
     
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    cheesesteak

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    Brainy Girl's soldier boyfriend was pretty useless. She's annoying.
     
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    sbourgeo

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    Yeah, way too early in the run to have a filler episode. Not a good sign...
     
  7. Oct 4, 2011 #7 of 104
    allan

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    Something smelled in this ep, but I thought it was just the pheromones. ;)
     
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    TAsunder

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    Heh. I was coming in to post that this episode was a steaming pile of mastadon manure but your way of phrasing it is superior. This was truly abysmal. And the preview for next week's episode does not look promising either. This could be the worst show to have a somewhat promising pilot. Ughhhhhh.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2011 #9 of 104
    RGM1138

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    I find it funny that the T-Novans are surprised when they are attacked by a gaggle of pterosaurs. Hey, it's 85M years ago, people! It's not Disney's Animal Kingdom 2011. There are all kinds of things that will kill and eat you.

    I was impressed that by 2149, engineers have invented a display that will respond to tactile input, but can also dissolve into the ether when not needed. Maybe they've rewritten the laws of physics by then. :rolleyes:

    How long before the Sleestaks show up?
     
  10. Oct 4, 2011 #10 of 104
    eddyj

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    We already have the beginnings of technology like that:

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  11. Oct 4, 2011 #11 of 104
    TAsunder

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    And some screens already send small electrical impulses to provide tactile feedback.
     
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    RGM1138

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    This is basically a projection, right?
     
  13. Oct 4, 2011 #13 of 104
    eddyj

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    It project the keyboard and you can type on it.
     
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    RGM1138

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    As long as it's projected onto a solid object?
     
  15. Oct 4, 2011 #15 of 104
    eddyj

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    Not sure. It works by detecting your fingers. But those are just implementation details. The point is that the technology is so far fetched as to require rolleyes.
     
  16. Oct 4, 2011 #16 of 104
    RGM1138

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    My point was that the image in the show was displayed in 3D space, and was solid to the touch (or, just read the inputs from a 'solid' hologram).

    BTW, if you put an on/off switch on a display that disappears, how do you find it again? Show me a working prototype of that, and I'll be impressed.
     
  17. Oct 4, 2011 #17 of 104
    eddyj

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    Wait until the year the show is set, and we'll see what is available then. :p
     
  18. Oct 4, 2011 #18 of 104
    Gary McCoy

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    After watching SF television for over 50 years, I am delighted by Terra Nova. I consider it far better than the average SF effort on television. I don't feel the need to criticize it and I don't expect it to offer better FX than landmark SF movies of the last two decades on a weekly basis.

    Fake dinosaurs have a revered place in SF. You'll find them in the 1934 King Kong and in the 1925 silent film version of The Lost World. These are some well done dinosaurs by any standards.

    I salute FOX for having the courage to risk so much money - building a colony in the jungles of Brisbane, Australia cannot have been cheap - and for putting so much effort into this program. I call upon all SF junkies to recognize the quality of the result and support the program.

    I hope this one makes it. As always, it will depend upon the quality of the writing. Until I see some really bad writing for a really long time, I'll be a weekly watcher.
     
  19. Oct 4, 2011 #19 of 104
    cheesesteak

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    People complaining about implausible technology on an implausible show.

    I didn't think this episode was that bad probably because I didn't want to go upside the son's head every time he was on the screen.

    The third episode was a dinosaur of the week episode. Just about every other (potential) 22 episode show I watch has a monster of the week or killer of the week episode in the third episode.
     
  20. Oct 4, 2011 #20 of 104
    ADG

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    I agree. I think it's fine for a tv show. Not my favorite new show, but pretty much what I expected.
     

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