posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 08:44 AM
I watched the first couple of episodes, but they've been piling up on the DVR, as I've had things to do that night.
Lately, I've gone back and watched them, and got caught up, and it's really a pretty good show. It actually gets better towards the end of the
season, when they get away from the "mysterious death of the week" type plot, and focus more on the Lost-esque parts of the show's mythos.
I have to say, it's now become one of my don't miss shows. Of course, the season finale was recently, so I'll give out a spoiler alert too.
The show is about a distopian future, where the air is so bad people wear gas masks to breathe, etc. They discovered a time fracture back to the past
(dinosaur times, Jurassic I believe, from the T-Rex), but the portal is only one way (back).
So, Terra Nova (new Earth in Latin) is a settlement for colonists from the future, now living in the wilds of dino land. Neat concept, but the show is
actually more a bit like Fringe meets Lost meets Jurassic Park. Usually, there's a mysterious crime of the week, and an understory of a group (the
Sixers, from the Sixth pilgrimage there) that is trying to thwart the settlement.
We later find that a corporation from the future wants to make the portal go both ways and strip the past of resources. Apparently in this show's
mythos, changing the past does not affect the future (probably a different timeline kind of thing....).
So, for those that saw the finale (and the finding of the old ship figurehead in the Badlands), what do you think it means?
Personally, their writers aren't as clever as Lost, so I think there is simply another time fracture in the Badlands, and the mercs went there to try
and find a way back to the future. There are likely numerous such time fractures...just a matter of how they can actually USE it. In the future, they
needed a particle accelerator to access it. The ship simply came through when the fracture was active at that point in the ocean, I imagine.