New Terra Nova Promo: Looking Dino-Mite?

Fox used its broadcast of Super Bowl XLV to unfurl a more expansive look at Terra Nova, its Steven Spielberg-produced action-drama series premiering in May.

The new promo is the first to let slip glimpses of the dinosaurs inhabiting the prehistoric world visited by our time-hopping protagonists. The eagle-eyed among you will count three dino-moments: the tall gangly critter pictured above right; another, seen from the back as it gets shot at; and a third sprinting after some humans in their ATV in the final moment of the promo.

Among the humanfolk, Jason O’Mara (Life On Mars) and Stephen Lang (Avatar) star.

Terra Nova will get a two-night premiere on May 23 and 24, then return for its full freshman season in the fall. Check out the new promo here, then share your gut instinct in Comments.

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  1. Louc says:

    Looks cheap

  2. rusty says:

    This will be worth a look. Interesting premise to go back that far in the past. 25,000 years would be better, but don’t know the reasons for what they did. Of course having a bunch of Dino’s running around will be like living in Jurassic Park. It does seem to be a pointless series. Always in danger from the Dino’s and other strange creatures will get old real fast. It might run out of plots after the 4th episode. But I like the science fiction idea of time travel, so I will give it a few episodes.

  3. Matt says:

    This is normally the sort of show that I would be very interested in – huge sci-fi fan. However, this is just the sort of high-concept science fiction that tends to get canceled due to low ratings on Fox. Firefly is not so long ago that I don’t feel a twinge of regret every time I look at the boxset on my shelf. Then there’s other disasters like Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dollhouse, and don’t even get me started on Jericho (admittadly not a Fox show, but still network TV). Genre television shows like Terra Nova have no place on Network Television because ratings expectations are too high.

    Anyway, it is a shame. Terra Nova looks like a really cool show. But it is on the wrong network, I give it 1, maybe 2 seasons.

    • kwaku says:

      On the other hand this looks like the type of show that can actually get big ratings. Firefly, Dollhouse, and the rest were all nice and good but they never seemed like the type to actually appeal of a mass audience.

  4. Kaibosh says:

    This sounds absolutely horrible. Really? Lets travel back in time to a period in Earth’s evolution before mammals even existed and try to get it right? Lets wipe out 200,000 years of human evolution to “get it right”?!!?? Really? That’s the premise of the show? This concept alone is enough for me to avoid it. But having Brannon Braga involved as executive producer is basically saying STAY AWAY. Yeah lets put the man responsible for such successes as Star Trek Voyager and Star Trek Enterprise in charge of this. Thanks but no thanks. Next.

    • TinCan says:

      Agreed. Why go back to a time before the mass extinction event 65 million years ago? Someone must like dinos!

      • Andie says:

        From what I’ve heard about the show, they did not choose to go back that far in time. They found like a warphole (or something, I’m not that familiar with time travel terminology) that would only bring them back 85 million years ago – they had no choice. And 85 million years ago is better than a future where everyone would definitely die.

  5. Amy says:

    Gonna check it out simply because there’s dinosaurs. I always wanted a Brachiosaurus.

  6. Bob says:

    Hmmm…smells a little like Primeval from the BBC, shown on BBC America, Saturdays at 9:00PM.

    Synopsis of first episode from first season, you decide:

  7. Jeff says:

    Brannon Braga is the primary creative force behind this show which means it will be an expensive disaster despite an interesting premise.

  8. DarkHawke says:

    Doesn’t look bad from the ad, but yes, Brannon Braga IS one of the guiding low-lifes that gave us nearly a full generation of offal that was passed off as “Star Trek” (Next Gen, most of DS9, Voyager, Enterprise), so there’s THAT reason to not watch. I’m also AWFULLY tired of the old “we’re destroying our environment” crap. T’ain’t happenin’, folks. We couldn’t even if we tried hard, and we’re not. Give it a miss.

  9. EM says:

    Loved Jason O’Mara on the American version of Life On Mars and on The Closer so I’ll check it out.