Remember the equations that Lucas drew on the rocks in the Cave Creek? SoyDiseñador, a graphical designer from Spain, made three pieces of nice artwork about them:
He writes: "Un pequeño homenaje a la serie Terra Nova, un viaje corto pero intenso hacia el Jurásico. Un mundo en el pasado que siempre alberga peligros y esperanza, con una historia que merecía la pena contar."
"A small tribute to the Terra Nova series, a short but intense journey to the Jurassic. A world in the past that always harbours danger and hope, with a story worth telling."
Hello Guys,I would have an idea:we could create a private Facebook group,where screenwriters (one of us) could put their ideas or finished writings
and the others look to accept it, then the graphic artist does work(Patreon/Kickstarter)then post it to the Fandom Wiki!Of course,it would be divided into chapters and every part would be written by someone else!That would be a good job!
Would you be involved in a graphic novel project? We want to be more. Write to my email address if you think:firstname.lastname@example.org or here!
Have a nice day,and I look forward to your feedback:)
Hello everyone, I found few deleted scenes from Terra Nova, and one of them looks like it was very important, when Jim and Mark are talking (time - 7:20). Maybe it was deleted because it was supposed to be used in different story plot, but after all I would be glad to know more about it. I am not native English-speaker so I can not clearly understand everything, when they are talking, only a little bit. Would someone please write me here what was Mark with Jim talking about? It would be really useful for me.
Link to video is here: https://vimeo.com/51228105
In an early concept for the show from 2009, Mark was supposed to be a villain. In the 2009 version, Commander Taylor was the show’s main antagonist, and Mark (his name was actually Robbie in the 2009 script) was supposed to be Taylor’s spy in a resistance movement against Taylor.
In the version from 2010 (that’s where the deleted scene you linked to is from), Mark was still written as a traitor. This time, however, it seems he was pretending to be on Taylor’s side while actually working against Taylor, not the other way around. I’m not entirely sure if Mark was supposed to be a villain (though he was definitely shady). The fact that Mark said some people were on the Sixers’ side because they knew the truth, that’s making me think that maybe the writers were planning on revealing later on that Taylor was the big bad of the story and the Sixers had been the good guys all along. Or maybe Mark was just meant to be evil and delusional, I’m not sure. As far as I know, the creators of the show didn’t reveal how they were planning on resolving this storyline.
In the final version of the show, the one that was made and aired in 2011, this plotline where a bunch of people sympathized with the Sixers because of “the truth” was scrapped. Taylor was portrayed as the good guy, the Sixers as the bad guys, and as a result the Sixers only had two associates in the colony, Boylan and Skye. In this final version, the writers decided not to make Mark a traitor after all. The scene you linked to was deleted, and the character’s nature was changed from shady to adorkable (probably to make him a better match for Maddy).
Transcript of the deleted scene:
Mark: Excuse me, Mr. Shannon? I’m sorry to interrupt. Commander Taylor wants to see you. *Jim and Mark walk next to the fence* Jim: Hey, uh, I must have got turned around. I thought it was that way. Mark: You took a big chance smuggling your daughter here. What the hell were you thinking? Jim: I’m not sure that’s any of your business. Mark: It wasn’t part of the plan. You made a deal, Shannon. Jim: They said they could get me out of Golad and into Hope Plaza. And no, I didn’t mention Zoe ’cause I didn’t want to push my luck. When you’re in a jail cell, you don’t exactly have a lot of leverage. Mark: Water under the bridge. You made it through, so now it’s time for you to hold up your end of the bargain. Jim: Which is what? No one ever gave me a straight answer, just that I’d be contacted by someone on the other side. Mark: You will be told what you need to know when you need to know it. Jim: You’re with Mira? Mark: Look, if you knew the truth about the sixth pilgrimage, you’d understand why some of us are on their side. *Mark starts to leave* Jim: Wait. Who are they? And why did they come here? Mark: It’s not for me to tell. *Mark starts to leave again, Jim grabs him* Jim: I want answers, otherwise… I’m out. Mark: Mmm-mmm. There’s no out. *Jim pushes Mark away* Mark: Enjoy being back with your family. *Mark starts to leave for the final time, keeps walking even when Jim speaks to him* Jim: Hey. Why me? Why go to all the trouble of bringing me here? Why me?
As you can see in the picture on the right, the prop of Elisabeth’s ID card has her name written in the corner. If you can find any screencap from the show where this text is readable, even if it only became readable after the screencap was edited (in terms of brightness, contrast etc.), please upload the screenshot here. I’d really appreciate it.
As a thank you, I can grant you a request for a Terra Nova one-shot fanfic or some kind of a graphic edit or a gifset on Tumblr if you’re into that (provided that your request is within my ability).
Except for the rumours that Taylor was to become crazy in season 2.
In the episode Versus at the end just before they cut out to Lucas we see Taylor standing with the fireworks going off and all of a sudden they start sounding like gunfire and perhaps even explosions, was that a hint at Taylor's growing madness?
Can we narrow down the location of the house of the Shannons?
Close to the marketplace
And the Shannons’ house is only the-probe-and-one-other-house away from the marketplace, which is next to the gate.
(There is a glitch in the pilot where, when Mark is leading the Shannons to their home, they walk past their house only to come to it a second later.)
Something that you have to take into account is that the actual set of Terra Nova contained only a few streets next to the hospital, lab, market and gate. This picture is the entire set:
No wonder that people walk through the same street multiple times. The set was so small they had to reuse the street to give the illusion they are walking through a settlement with ~300 houses.
So, looking carefully at the screen will be very helpful to locate where a scene was shot on the set. It is probably less helpful in determining where a scene was supposed to take place in the fictional colony.
Far from the marketplace
There are indications that the Shannon house was located far from the marketplace.
The Shannon house is located in the newest section of the colony. The house is soo new, they still have to paint it. Their entire section of the colony was probably built for the 10th Pilgrimage. So, logically, the 10th Pilgrimage-section was located at the edge of the older section.
The oldest part of the colony is the Command Base. In behind the scenes videos, it was explained that Taylor build parts of the Command Building when he was still alone.
Logically, the members of the Pioneer mission/1st Pilgrimage build their homes near the
Command base, and the 2nd Pilgrimage next to them, etc. Based on this assumption,
I think the 10th Pilgrimage-section is located as far from the Command Base/Marketplace
as is possible while still being inside the colony.
If you look at an air picture of the colony, you see that there is only one section where
windmills are standing. In the picture, the main gate (next to the Command Base) is
located at the bottom. The windmills are only located in the upper left corner. Located
far away from the Command Base.
In the Zoe/Brachiosaur scene, a windmill can be seen in the background. I can't see any actual
windmills in the film set. So, I think it was added with green screens.
Therefore, I think the 10th Pilgrimage section was supposed to be located next to the windmill park.
There are probably a bunch of flaws in my reasoning. So, feel free to add your comments.
1. When was Drake wounded after Alvarez was killed (Pacharo thinks that it was not filmed)?
2. And why Alvarez's hand was floating in the river (I understand why it arrived after Tasha passes the river)? Pacharo himself said he was dragged into the bushes (part of what you can see in trailer).
3. Why Drake's bag with power cells is on other side of river when teenagers arrive? As you can see Drake left his bag near rover, so I don't get this either.
I rewatched the Genesis episode yesterday. One thing I have been meaning to discuss is: are the Brachiosaurs supposed to come that close to the fence?
The enormous Brachs are literally standing just far away enough from the fence not to damage it. I think Brachs are one of the dinosaurs that can snap the fence like a twig. To keep the large carnivores at a distance there is a large strip of sonic mines around the fence.
Shouldn't those sonic mines also keep the Brachs at a distance?
It doesn't bother me too much. That scene where Zoe feeds the Brachs is lovely. However, to keep things really rational, I think they should have moved the scene outside of the fence. Maybe while they were still walking towards the colony.
Does anybody know whether the two photos on the right were supposed to be character/show promos or episodic promos (and if so, which episode they were promoting)? Like, this and this are promos for characters/show, but this and this are episode stills.
I watched the episode Within last monday. When Shannon has found much evidence that Skye has to be the Sixer spy Taylor says: "I got a man inside the Sixer camp. I'm gonna get to him and see if he can confirm that it's her."
Well, why didn't Taylor contact his spy to tell him who was the Sixer mole in the first place? Taylor wanted to identify the spy as soon as possible. Certainly when he found out in Now You See Me that Lukas was coming closer and closer to an answer and that the 11th Pilgrimage was nearing.
And while he was at it, couldn't Taylor's spy tell him the location of the Sixer camp and attack them?
While doing my digital archeology for this wiki I discovered there was a second screen app for the Terra Nova series for iOS and Android. This app contained all kinds of extra information and pictures. I store everything I could find about this app in the article Terra Nova Companion App.
Could some of you look further to see if you can find better screenshots. I think there could be extra information about the characters and dinosaurs that never made it into the script but would be useful for this wiki.
When I google for information about Terra Nova I have to cut through forests of amateuristic "reviews" of the show. One of the most ubiquitous complaints against the show, that I have seen, is that it needed more dinosaurs. Many of these reviews were made just after the pilot aired.
For the show's fifth anniversary, I watched both the Genesis episodes (pilot) again this night. To test the validity of this complaind, I tried to keep track with my stopwatch how long I saw dinosaurs (and pterosaurs) on-screen during the 2-hour pilot.
For comparison, Jurassic Park has only had 14 minutes of dinosaur in its 127 minutes (02:07) length (source).
I wasn't super accurate, but I clocked 4 minutes of dinosaur-time.
Brachiosaurus during the Brach feeding scene.
Carnosaurs during the Carno chasing scene.
Pterosaurus during the panorama scene.
Slashers during the Slasher attack scene.
Conclusions? Well, I have never seen hordes of angry "reviewers" hating Jurassic Park because it had almost no dinosaurs. So, if 14 dino minutes in 2 hours of film is fine, 4 dino minutes in a 2 hours episode should not be a reason to burn the studio down.
However, in 2011 it was much easier to make CG dinosaurs than it was in 1993. I think they should have tried to squeeze in at least 4 more dinosaur minutes in the pilot.
I do not think the episode needed more dino attack/chasing scenes. The dinosaurs could appear more casually. A few things I can think of at the moment are:
During the walk towards the colony an Allosaurs steps on a mine near the settlers. They could have shown that Allosaur.
During the walk towards the colony, they could have a seen a few ornithomimid dinosaurs that crossed their path and scared a few newcomers.
At the market, a bunch of small theropods and pterosaurs could be present to feed on scraps. Like modern pigeons and street cats are ubiquitous at markets.
Terra Novans could keep small dinosaurs as pets.
Small dinosaurs could constantly try to sneak into kitchens for food.
One of the things that bugged me about the countdown videos was the moment when Elisabeth visited Jim in prison and told her she was recruited for Terra Nova.
In the episode, when she told Jim she was recruited, she also said the 10th Pilgrimage would leave "next week".
In the 3th psychiatric evaluation video of Elisabeth Shannon, she said she had visited Jim. My best guess is that this video was unlocked in the Countdown app at August 22. The content of the countdown app is supposed to happen at the date it was unlocked. So, I saw a conflict.
However, I doubt that this evaluation video and the pilot episode talk about the same visit. In the pilot, the impression is given that Elisabeth bribed the guard to visit Jim. I doubt Elisabeth would tell anyone about an illegal visit. Furthermore, Jim does not respond in the pilot like he has not seen Elisabeth for a long time.
So, it could be Elisabeth visited Jim in August and visited him later in September and told him about Terra Nova and gave him the means to break out.
In the pilot, Jim first hears about Terra Nova during the illegal visit. Jim first mentions Terra Nova during his 4th psychiatric evaluation. My best guess is that this video was unlocked in the app at September 14. Not really the week before the 10th pilgrimage left, but a lot closer.
How did Jim escape?
We never see on-screen how Jim escapes from a high security prison. In Jim's final psychiatric evaluation, Jim asks if he could have "leave to go to the communications room" to make a call we know he doesn't want to make. The interviewer grants this request.
When FOX posted this video to Facebook, they added the comment: "Jim secretly lays the groundwork for his prison escape!"
I guess this means that this visit to the communications room is how Jim got out of his cell without raising suspicions. I guess that he used his laser-pen to disappear quietly from the communications room.
Thi final video was unlocked in the app at September 23. Meaning that Jim started his escape only a few days before the 10th Pilgrimage would leave. A smart move if you've got a plan.
There are a bunch of unique Terra Nova videos I found on Vimeo. I have already shown the video about the cancelled AR game. I wanted to make similar post about the others but I have no time to do that. So, I'm just gonna show them all here:
Does anybody know the source for Curran’s first name, Tim? I don’t recall it appearing on the show, and I didn’t find it in any BTS materials, but I might have missed something.
I asked the person who added the name, and this is what he said: “Perhaps I got it from some promotional material or the credits? Maybe his full name appears on a monitor in an episode? I honestly can't recall. If you can't find anything that suggests that the character has a first name, then I would suggest changing the article back to "Curran".”
Can anybody help me find where the name came from?
Terra Nova is a television series developed by Steven Spielberg with Fox Studios, about a family from the future who are transported back in time to the era of dinosaurs. It has been described as "Land of the Lost, but fancy." Brannon Braga (Star Trek, Flash Forward and 24) will serve as show-runner while Spielberg will Executive Produce with Peter Chernin. The series is being written by Craig Silverstein and Kelly Marcel. It premiered on September 26, 2011. On May 7 Fox announced that Terra nova is cancelled.