Terra Nova

FOX (ended 2011)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 13


    Aired 12/19/11

  • S 1 : Ep 12


    Aired 12/19/11

  • S 1 : Ep 11


    Aired 12/12/11

  • S 1 : Ep 10

    Now You See Me

    Aired 11/28/11

  • S 1 : Ep 9


    Aired 11/21/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jason O'Mara

    Jim Shannon

  • Stephen Lang

    Commander Nathaniel Taylor

  • Shelley Conn

    Elisabeth Shannon

  • Christine Adams


  • Allison Miller


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  • show Description
  • FOX Broadcasting teamed with Steven Spielberg, Peter Chernin, Brannon Braga, Rene Echevarria and Aaron Kaplan to bring a new series, Terra Nova. In the year 2149, the planet Earth is a disaster, and most of the plant and animal life has become extinct. Scientists can't reverse the damage, but have found a way to travel back to prehistoric times to save the human race. Among the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers in Terra Nova is the Shannon family. Jim Shannon, played by Jason O'Mara, is a loving father with secrets in his past. His wife, Elisabeth, is a trauma surgeon who has been recruited to join Terra Nova's medical team. Their three children join them on this journey: Josh is 17 and is not happy about leaving the life he knows. Maddy is 15 and is looking forward to a new life and a chance to make changes. Zoe is 5, and there is a secret involving her that could create problems for the Shannon family. Commander Nathaniel Taylor warns the new arrivals of the dangers that surround them in Terra Nova. There are not only dinosaurs, but other settlers who have left the colony to start their own. The outcast colony is led by Mira, who left because she disagreed with Taylor as a leader. The Shannons soon discover not all the danger exists outside the walls of Terra Nova. Some of the members of their group disagree on how to save mankind and some may even be trying to destroy the new world before it can get started. While FOX has announced the cancellation, Terra Nova is being shopped to other networks.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Taylor: We've never had a murder in Terra Nova before.

    • Dunham: Commander.
      Taylor: What is it, Dunham?
      Dunham: What's your reason for leaving the colony today?
      Taylor: Beg pardon?
      Dunham: All citizens need a valid, colony business-related reason for departing.
      Shannon: He's right, Commander. Your new lockdown protocols, no exceptions. You said it yourself.
      Taylor: That I did. (to Dunham) Good job, soldier.
      Dunham: Thank you, sir.
      Taylor: You're dismissed.
      Dunham: But I haven't-
      Shannon: Just go.

    • Elisabeth: I'm the one who found you. After the explosion, I mean. You were lying so still. I… I haven't been that scared since the day we first came to Terra Nova, and they pulled you aside at Hope Plaza. Jim, I was so sure I was never gonna see you again.
      Jim: But you did see me again. 'Cause no matter how bad things get, you can always count on me showing up… right here, every time. 'Cause I make it my mission in life to always find my way back to you.

    • (The pyro-sonic charge Reilly is disarming suddenly begins to beep.)
      Shannon: What's that?
      Reilly: It's all right. Just letting me know it's powering up, getting ready to explode.
      Shannon: And how long before it's… you know… not ready to explode?
      Taylor: Corporal?
      Reilly: (exasperated) If everyone could just shut up for a second.
      (Reilly turns her head to see Taylor's raised eyebrows.)
      Reilly: Sir.

    • Lucas: You drew blood. Didn't think you had it in you.
      Taylor: (picks him up off the ground) Think again.

    Notes (14)

    • Original International Airdates:
      Slovakia: January 6, 2013 on JOJ

    • Terra Nova was set to premiere in a special preview event on May 23, 2011 and May 24, 2011. FOX decided the producers needed more time for the special effects, so the network moved the premiere date to Monday, September 26, 2011, where Terra Nova aired in a two-hour debut event.

    • Original International Airdates:
      Slovakia: January 6, 2013 on JOJ

    • Original International Airdates:
      Slovakia: January 7, 2013 on JOJ Plus

    • Original International Airdates:
      Slovakia: January 8, 2013 on JOJ Plus

    • Original International Airdates:
      Slovakia: January 9, 2013 on JOJ Plus

    • Original International Airdates:
      Slovakia: January 10, 2013 on JOJ Plus

    • Original International Airdates:
      Slovakia: January 14, 2013 on JOJ Plus

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    Trivia (3)

    • The photo Jim Shannon uses to get past the security in the beginning of the episode is a promotional photo of Jason O'Mara from the unaired pilot of Life on Mars

    • Goof: At the beginning of the episode, the supply team reports to Terra Nova that they have a flat tire at marker 24-alpha. Later in the episode, however, Lt. Washington says the team last checked in at marker 26-alpha.

    • Goof: Early in the episode when Jim and Zoe are at The Eye and he calls up a map of Illinois, the computer display lists the county as "Cooke County." This is a typo - the name is actually spelled "Cook."

    Allusions (2)

    • Elisabeth: (to Skye) Nurse Ogawa is prepping and sterilizing the CO2 inhalers for the arrival of the 11th. Maybe you can help with that.
      Another in-joke and reference to the Star Trek franchise, this time Star Trek: The Next Generation. Nurse Ogawa was Dr. Crusher's able assistant on a number of episodes.

    • Elizabeth: Jim, I'm a doctor, not a chemist.
      This line of dialogue references the original Star Trek and a popular running protestation from Leonard "Bones" McCoy any time Captain Kirk asked him to perform a miracle, metaphorical or otherwise. It's also a bit of an in-joke, as executive producers and writers Brannon Braga and René Echevarria both worked on a number of the Star Trek franchise shows.

  • Fan Reviews (206)
  • Thank God!

    By KT707, Oct 11, 2014

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