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Terra Nova Season Finale 12/19/2011

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Drew2k, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. russ9

    russ9 Godfather

    Jan 28, 2004
    No kidding! Who could imagine a 19th century ship mysteriously ending up in the middle of the jungle.................
  2. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

    Nov 3, 2006
    Enter The Bermuda Triangle.
    I wouldn't be surprised if they find planes and Amelia Earhart there.
  3. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Well, if a season two does get picked up, it will be for 20 some episodes, not 13, so its a bigger commitment than this season was money wise. Hopefully fox bites...
  4. dmspen

    dmspen Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Dec 1, 2006
    Los Gatos,...
    I'm Lost...
  5. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006

    I wonder if it's the Black Rock.
  6. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

    Jul 8, 2002
    New Hampshire
    I finally got to see the finale last night.

    Clearly, Phoenix's "Plan B" involves the Badlands. My guess is that there's another Rift or Tear or Whatever out there that isn't as 'nice' as the Fracture that the Terra Novans have been using. I think some ship from 18-whatever dove into it and ended up in the Cretaceous.


    ...are the Terra Novans REALLY cut off? Or did the explosions at Hope Plaza provide a way for the conspiracy to be revealed to the public?

    ...what do the Phoenix bad guys think they're headed for?

    ...and the Sixers? What about them?
  7. makaiguy

    makaiguy Icon

    Sep 24, 2007
    Aiken, SC
    Whereas, we ALL envisioned a bunch of 22nd century people ending up in a jungle surrounded by dinosaurs.
  8. RASCAL01

    RASCAL01 Godfather

    Aug 1, 2006
    That was my thought also:D
  9. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Do we know if the Earth in 2149 actually shares the same timeline as "us viewers"? Sure, we know they're from 2149, but it's known that Terra Nova is in an alternate timeline, so for all we know these clowns are messing with "our" Earth, kind of like how the reboot of Battlestar Galactica did ... Think about it! :p
  10. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Does anything on TV really share the same timeline as "us viewers"? :)

    Oh that would peeve me off big time...
  11. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Yeah, that's a toughie! :p

    A lot of Sci-Fi tends to share out timeline and history, though. For example, "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" and "Star Trek" (all series).

    I think it's probably rarer that a Sci-Fi show *doesn't* follow our timeline, and Caprica and BSG are the first that come to mind, but there could be others.

    Terra Nova could go a lot of ways with this alternate timeline thing - we know there are at least 2 Earths, maybe there are others and the portal/fracture in the Badlands is from a 3rd Earth. I really hope this show comes back!

    I'm right there with you - I wasn't a fan of the ending.
  12. Kentstater

    Kentstater Godfather

    Jun 18, 2004
    SE Michigan
    South Park?
  13. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    24 Hours came close.
  14. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    All what I would consider "old" Sci-Fi. While older Sci-Fi had a tendency of working off of our timeline I'm finding that most "new" Sci-Fi doesn't. New Sci-Fi seems to prefer working with an alternate reality.

    I went as far as sending Ron Moore a handwritten letter letting him know of my displeasure over his ending. (I RARELY send handwritten anything anymore) He took a great show and made it crap. I also gave away the BSG blu-rays I had from prior seasons because of his ending.
  15. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Close, but not really. I wouldn't expect South Park to though.
  16. phrelin

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    Jan 18, 2007
    But do we really know there are 2 or 3 Earths??? It could be something like BSG and they are in a future time where cycles repeat, including evolutionary cycles.
  17. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    For all we really now that's how it works in real life too. :D
  18. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    From what I recall, early in the season there was a scene that covered this, relaying that they ran some tests by having the Terra Novans bury some markers that could be read in 2149, but in 2149 they were unable to locate any of the markers. They took that to mean that the Earth where Terra Nova resides is NOT the Earth where the population lives in 2149. So not only did the portal send them "back in time", it sent them to a different "timeline", which is why they don't have to worry about the butterfly effect - their actions on Terra Nova can NOT alter their future by accident or on purpose ...
  19. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Well also keep in mind that during the time Terra Nova is set in we had "Pangea", or the "Super Continent", not the continents we have today. They may not have found the markers in 2149 because they weren't 100% sure where they would be in "Terra Nova time". That could have been easy to mix up.
  20. klang

    klang Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2003
    Yes, the whole missing markers and alternate timeline explanation made no sense to me.

    Regarding if the Terra Nova colony is really cut off.... I can't recall if it was explained, did the time rift just happen or did man create it?

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