Terra Nova: Season 1 (2011)


Critic Consensus: The excessive exposition can be a lot to keep up with, but Terra Nova boasts vappealing visuals and the potential to be a truly compelling series.


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Air date: Sep 26, 2011
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The Shannon family travels back to Earth's prehistoric past to start a new civilization as the planet is dying in 2149 in the only season of the sci-fi drama "Terra Nova." Elisabeth Shannon (Shelley Conn) was chosen for this because of her medical background, while her husband Jim (Jason O'Mara) escaped imprisonment to join the family in the developing colony.

Critic Reviews for Terra Nova Season 1

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (25)

It drags a bit in the middle, but the sci-fi series sets up one of the most fascinating worlds in TV's history.

Jun 29, 2018 | Full Review…
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Would it have been so hard to make the present day just the slightest bit interesting -- or, at the very least, worth saving?

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

The kiddies will want to check out the dinosaurs, but children will probably wander off pretty quickly when they see how rarely their ancient reptilian friends are on screen.

Aug 20, 2013 | Full Review…

Terra Nova certainly doesn't lack ambition and scope, which is a plus. But its first two hours fall short in the storytelling department.

Sep 26, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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After you've suspended about a 10-year supply of disbelief, Fox's new epic drama Terra Nova turns out to be an okay adventure story.

Sep 26, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Indeed, it is hard to knock Terra Nova overall, such does it succeed on its own terms, which involve working over the pituitary brain and the sympathetic soul.

Sep 26, 2011 | Full Review…
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For a television series the CGI was often breathtaking, and that's one of the things that made it so notably interesting.

Oct 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The show looks great, as I said, but there is an exception to this greatness, and that's the CGI dinosaurs.

May 21, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Less abysmal, really, than overly familiar.

May 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The futuristic elements are great, with all of the technological advances, but add that to the ridiculously historic atmosphere... and it is a recipe for success.

May 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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