KAV'S REVIEW OF TERRA NOVA (FOX NETWORK)
Terra Nova means 'New Earth' - CLEVER.
Ok it's a global warming propaganda story disguised as a PC corny sci-fi 'thriller'. I had to stop watching after 15 lame minutes when the 'hero' went into 'oxygen shock' back in time where, you know, the earth wasn't polluted by the Evil Corporations. I guess the idea is that in 100 mere years humans can evolve lungs that require less 02...man, that's some fast evolution. Better tell Darwin.
Here's some science for everyone: the global population of termites creates far more CO2 than humans can ever hope to aspire to. Also, C02 is what plants BREATHE, so why anti-C02 is called 'green' is baffling to a guy with a science degree.
Anyway, I don't wanna get into all that-read Michael Crichton's book A State of Fear for the complete skinny on the global warming hoax. So it's the dystopian future again, a guy brings home an orange and his family goes nuts. "Soylent Green is PEOPLE" echoing in my mind as I watched it. Bad overacting and lame lines like, "Dad will make it-he always does", and the 'tender' boyfriend leaving girlfriend for a bright future in the past: "Have a great life" she tells him. ~yawn~. Seen it.
I guess with the average IQ being 100 this show will be a hit even though it's a derivative of a derivative.
On the plus side the production is great-set designs etc are harrowingly realistic. Sigh-if only writers were as talented as the technical artistic staff. But I could say the same thing about a LOT of comic books: good art, bad writing. So I'm gonna give this show a -3 out of 5 stars, for trying to trick people into swallowing propaganda.
That's a wrap.
A. Kaviraj is an artist and writer at Champion City Comics. His works include Dr Death vs The Vampire, Doctor Death vs The Zombie, and The End of Paradise.