Friday, September 14, 2012

Now Available on DVD -- TERRA NOVA: THE COMPLETE SERIES (Review)

Contained in this 4-disc set is the entire groundbreaking series, including all-new exclusive behind-the-scenes content, a gag reel and much more!

It is the year 2149, and humanity is in the final throes of extinction. Those fortunate enough to escape are allowed to travel back in time 85 million years to an outpost known as Terra Nova. For the Shannon family, it’s a chance to reunite and start over. But once there, they face giant, carnivorous dinosaurs, and mysterious forces conspire to destroy the entire experiment — and everyone involved in it!

Special Features:
● Deleted Scenes
● Director's Diaries - Making the Pilot
● Occupation/Resistance Extended Episode
● Mysteries Explored
● Cretaceous Life: The Dinosaurs of Terra Nova
● Audio Commentary on Occupation/Resistance with Stephen Lang, Brannon Braga and Rene Echevarria
● Gag Reel 


My Thoughts:

My dad got me hooked on this television series, when he was visiting last Thanksgiving for a week.  He asked it I had the FOX channel on cable as he didn't want to miss an episode of Terra Nov, which had premiered with a 2-hour episode on Sept. 26th.  Not knowing what it was about, I put the channel on for him and sat down to watch a few minutes of it.  A few minutes was all I needed, as was hooked.  After the episode aired, we chatted for a bit and he shared what had happened in previous episodes.  I then found myself scouring the Internet to find previous episodes to watch, so I could get caught up with the series.  The series ended on Dec. 19th, with a two-hour series finale.  I know myself and other Terra Nova fans were hoping Fox would renew this sci-fi drama series, but sadly they didn't.  Because I watch all the previous episodes in this short lived series, I couldn't wait to pick it up on DVD this past week.

If you like sci-fi adventure dramas, or Jurassic Park type movies, then you will love this short-lived television series.   This plot centered around the Shannon family, as they joined the Terra Nova (meaning "New Earth" colony in the prehistoric past.  Each episode was action packed and left you wondering what would happen next.  I love the suspense of television shows like this.  Too bad it was not picked up by another network, like many fans had hoped.  Yet again, another one of my must not miss weekly shows has come and gone.  But, at least I have this DVD set to watch whenever I want to get my Terra Nova fix.
Even though it will take me some time to watch the entire series again (including a few of the beginning episodes I missed), which is made up of over 564 minutes, I am up for the challenge. :-)  Not only will this give me something to watch when my dad comes to visit, but I am trying to get my husband hooked on it.  He hasn't seen an episode yet, but the way I talk about it, he is eager to see what Terra Nova is all about, and why I like it so much.  So, tonight for date night, we will be watching a few episodes. Can't wait!


Amazon is offering the complete Terra Nova DVD series for only $24.99 --

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. I love terra nova, its a great show. I never miss an episode.