The New Terra Nova Trailer Reveals a Pretty Bleak Future (VIDEO)

If Fox hadn't changed its mind extra-late, we'd be only a few weeks away from the premiere episode of Steven Spielberg's small-screen Jurassic Park (4SJP), better known as Terra Nova. But the network thought it made better business sense to give the series a regular fall launch instead of a spring preview (read: the spring preview wasn't ready in time).

But at least there's a new trailer out, with more tidbits of the future that Terra Nova's main characters are running away from. Apparently things in 2149 have gotten so bad that mankind must start over—by traveling back to a time when there was more green on the planet, some 85 million years ago. A group of early settlers has been tasked with giving man a second chance, but they've got big some problems to face—like native dinosaurs who think they make tasty snacks.



Whoa, was that the new iPad at 0:06!? Why would you want to run away from that? Seriously, though, this show couldn't be more Spielbergy if it starred Private Ryan saving an alien from Auschwitz, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Terra Nova is scheduled to premiere this fall on Fox.

And now you must answer this question! If you had the choice, would you rather live in the future or the past?


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Ah but maybe we were the reason why the dinosaurs became extinct and we faked the asteriod impact....there u go solved.....;-)
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LOL janhildebrand you are dumb......Humans have been around for AT LEAST 200,000 years (some evidence now of perhaps 500,000 years) so you are a bit out.
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The past anytime. The human races is totaly going to **** up the universe in the future. im not joking think about it, Humans everywhere in the universe is ****ing scary!
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They have 20 million years time to figure out how to avoid the asteroid or whatever happened 65 million years ago? What a joke. Humans have only been 50,000 years on this planet and we're already planning to explore Mars. 20 Million years of human evolution? We'll be godlike beings that have control over everything around us. The meteorite would be dust before it even entered the solar system :D We'd easily be living on other sun systems by then, things that we couldn't possibly imagine now.
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future ftw :)
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What choice? Who would want to go to a tropical world with dinosaurs ruling it and with the knowledge that about 25 million years later nearly all life would be extinguished by a giant meteor in the Gulf of Mexico ... not that it matters to these people..the won't live that long... Knowing the Earth will recover from us in a few million years, I'd say the future is more interesting... think of all the things we would discover then from our past...
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looks awesome and ill say past with the notion of knowing everything that will happen in the future
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can't wait
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As long as this show keeps in mind its a TV show and that its job is to ENTERTAIN and not get all preachy about people needing to do their part to save the enviroment...then it should be a 10/10
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Looks good still more excited for FALLING SKIES but this still looks pretty damn good plus the dino-FX seem to have improved since the last trailer.
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Interesting...The only thing...why not go after all dinosaurs are gone ? It seems stupid going back in time to save human race knowing that at some point a **** meteorite will destroy the dinosaurs and possibly the new colonies of humans. 20 mill years, they could stop it...but in that time, they\'ll have al the **** problems they had in the future and they\'ll have to go back in time again...and again, and again.
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Obviously I jump into my little (big) blue box and go back to the past.
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holocaust jokes aren't kosher (pun is, though)
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when they go back 85 million years they have about 20 million years until the extinction. And about 80 million years before anything will come along that looks at all like a human. Given that most of human civilization is only thousands of years old I don't think it would be reasonable to plan for that...
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If the world was ending, I'd go back in time, screwing the future humans and ignoring the paradox of changing the past would change the future and you might not exist to go back and affect the past. But besides that, I don't really get how it's a second chance because, like its been said, they have to deal with what killed the dinosaurs along with the future ice ages that they have to face and the advent of primeval humans. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense but it has dinosaurs so it doesn't need to make sense. Who is going to say "no" to DINOSAURS!?
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Even soo.... i'm still excited about the show! :P
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that was my point
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hmmm. Mankind goes into the past knowing they are mucking around with mankinds future (what happens when someone in 1980 finds a human bone from the dinosaur area). How does this affect religious beliefs who feel the world is only 6000 years old (or so?). What happens to mankind when that meteor hits killing their society and the dinosaurs. Are they not thinking that long term?
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how will they survive that thing that wiped out the dinosaurs??
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Niceee, failed me with that cancelled pre air :( !!
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I'm a skeptic. I don't think Fox will give this show the time it needs to figure out what works and what doesn't.
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depends on the future
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seriously can't wait - it's hopefully going to have the decent storylines of primeval crossed with movies and with actual decent special effects!!
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Looks like it is going to be a great show.
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