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.

Comments

  1. So, Kav, you're saying we writers should spend some time fact checking before we come off looking stoopid? Y'know, you got a point there;)And I already saw this in '94 when they called it "Jurassic Park," so yeah, I'm with you: it looks like a watered down version of an already watered down version of a half-assed sciencey/preachy story anyways.

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