Malcolm Wallace
Malcolm Wallace 2
Actor Rod Hallett
First Seen "Instinct"
Last Seen "Occupation-Resistance"
Name Malcolm Wallace
Status Living
Job Chief Science Officer

Dr. Malcolm Wallace is a scientist who arrived in Terra Nova on the Fifth Pilgrimage (before the Shannon family). He is the Chief Science Officer in the colony.




Before Terra NovaEdit

Not much is known about Malcolm's family background. His father was persecuted after his testimony at the Edinburgh Hearings of 2119.[1] In the 2120s, Malcolm was studying at an unnamed but prestigious college on an education grant.[2] Here he met Elisabeth and started a relationship with her.

The night before Elisabeth left to start medical school, Malcolm said he didn't understand how people would want to have children, that it was irresponsible to bring them into a dying world. However, Elisabeth really wanted to have children (she eventually got three), so she broke up with Malcolm.

When Malcolm watched the news, probably in 2127, and hears there are plans to colonize the Terra Nova universe he remembered Elisabeth's words. She had said she'd never give up believing that things might one day get better. From then on, he made it his mission to get himself to Terra Nova.

In the early 2140s, Malcolm must have become an accomplished scientist. He was accepted on the Fifth Pilgrimage, together with the famous scholar Ken Horton, and appointed as Terra Nova's chief scientist.

At Terra NovaEdit

Malcolm departed to the Terra Nova universe in 2144. Malcolm gave a recommendation for Elisabeth to be recruited to Terra Nova.

Elisabeth and Malcolm have to work together on multiple projects, e.i. finding a cure for a deadly virus.

Malcolm is quite knowledgeable in numerous sciences from biology, zoology, medicine and diseases to engineering.



  • He named the Malcolmus Pterosauri after himself, claiming to have discovered them.
  • Judging by his accent, it can be determined that Malcolm is English, along with Elisabeth.


  1. Episode: The Runaway.
  2. Episode: What Remains.

Series Characters
Jim Shannon Elisabeth Shannon Mira Skye Tate Josh Shannon Maddy Shannon Malcolm Wallace Guzman Zoe Shannon Nathaniel Taylor