Screen Junkies » jason o’mara http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:01:25 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 People Have A Messed Up Definition Of Paradise In New ‘Terra Nova’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/people-have-a-messed-up-definition-of-paradise-in-new-terra-nova-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/people-have-a-messed-up-definition-of-paradise-in-new-terra-nova-trailer/#comments Fri, 03 Jun 2011 21:52:52 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=214636 This trailer is hitting theaters this weekend if you want to see it really, really big.

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5 photosPretty Pictures from Steven Spielberg's 'Terra Nova'

Though we never got that sneak preview that Steven Spielberg promised, we do have a new trailer for Fox’s “Terra Nova.” This look at the series shows a bit more of how sucky the year 2149 is as well as a lot more of the action we’ll see in the pre-historic past.

Not only will Jason O’Mara have to worry about his kids being eaten by dinosaurs, but he’ll also have to deal with bad guys. Kind of gives the show the cool feeling that”The Walking Dead” has where the main character needs to maintain justice while dealing with this extreme survival situation. Also dinosaurs eat people on this show and that’s awesome 98% of the time (the Carnosaur films brought down the average).

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‘Terra Nova’ Dystopia Trailer Shows Off Really Cool iPads http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/terra-nova-dystopia-trailer-shows-off-really-cool-ipads/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/terra-nova-dystopia-trailer-shows-off-really-cool-ipads/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2011 20:48:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=209541 The future looks simultaneously awesome and terrible.

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This new look at Fox’s “Terra Nova” teaches us that though the characters live in a dystopian shit-pit where you need to wear dirty breathing masks and huddle together for warmth, the technology is still totally awesome. Look at that tablet! It’s totally transparent. That way everyone on the train will know that you’re secretly looking at photos of Blake Lively. Even their Stargates look cooler!!

Why would anyone want to leave that place? Sure, the air sucks and the lighting makes reading difficult but at least you can play Portal.

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Move Over Zombies, Dinosaurs Are Headed To Television http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/move-over-zombies-dinosaurs-are-headed-to-television/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/move-over-zombies-dinosaurs-are-headed-to-television/#comments Mon, 07 Feb 2011 13:05:38 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=25163 The Super Bowl showed us more than just robots, superheroes, pirates, aliens, topless Olivia Wilde, and douchebags. It also showed us which programs Fox hopes they won't have to cancel this fall.

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Dinosaurs, man. What if? That’s the question that Steven Spielberg wants to ask (again). The Super Bowl showed us more than just robots, superheroes, pirates, aliens, topless Olivia Wilde, and douchebags. It also showed us which programs Fox hopes they won’t have to cancel this fall.

The network has teamed up with Spielberg to produce “Terra Nova,” a show that sends a family 85 million years into the past to find the key to rebuild a deadened Earth. What they find instead are the leftovers from the Avatar set that James Cameron didn’t have the heart to scrap. Waterfalls, rainforest, and Stephen Lang. But he may be playing a good guy this time as evidenced by his beard. All the best people throughout history had beards — Darwin, Abraham Lincoln, Santa, Steven Spielberg, Kenny Rogers, writers during the Writers Strike, and your uncle who is perpetually struggling to get his landscaping business off the ground. You’ll get there Uncle Mike. Just keep pruning. Just keep pruning.

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‘Terra Nova’ Promises Big Dinosaurs, But Not In a Lame Way http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/terra-nova-promises-big-dinosaurs-but-not-in-a-lame-way/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/terra-nova-promises-big-dinosaurs-but-not-in-a-lame-way/#comments Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:06:32 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15595 The show, produced by Steven Spielberg, is about a family from the future who go back to the time of dinosaurs to start a new life for humanity. And dinosaurs eat them while they’re on the toilet, we hope.

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Fox premiered the first clips of their upcoming dinosaur time travel series “Terra Nova” at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Images of people in the future wearing gas masks on the subway gave way to a lush tropical environment 85 million years ago. Paradise is short lived though, because thumping noises start to boom and characters get jerked out of frame.

The show, produced by Steven Spielberg, is about a family from the future who go back to the time of dinosaurs to start a new life for humanity. And dinosaurs eat them while they’re on the toilet, we hope. Alex Graves, director of the pilot, promised big thrills for the whole family.

“It’s not a scary show,” Graves said. “It’s an adventure show. My kids, I have young kids, they’ve already seen some of it and they loved it. They’re not scared. It’s not scary in that way. It’s adventure scary, not scary scary. What we know about the Cretaceous period is a lot of nice things. It was a lush period, the beginning of flowers. It really goes into the types of dinosaurs in the fossil record, and the gray area of the fossil records of where were dinosaurs in evolution and were they evolving into birds.”

Series producer Brannon Braga, of “24” and “Star Trek” fame, teased some of the dinos he’s flat out making up. “We have dinosaurs we know existed from the fossil record but you get to make up your own dinosaurs as well,” Braga said.

“Terra Nova” will get a spring premiere, then return for the full series. It worked for “Glee,” although they came back in the fall and “Terra” is not due until 2012. The premiere is a full two hour event though.

“It always kind of was 2 hours,” Graves said. “The story was. The whole dilemma, I think it started as an hour script like most pilots and yet you just read it and it never felt like an hour.”

Braga added, “We had too much story and we struggled for a long time to figure out how to fit it all into 60 pages. There was a meeting at the network where we were all looking at each other going what are we going to do? Let’s make it a 2 hour. Then it started to breathe and there were challenges of making it 2 hours.”

The Terra Nova community was first set up by scientists who discovered the portal to another time. The show will answer the time travel questions, but you shouldn’t worry too much about the science.

“That stuff’s all there,” Braga said. “It’s not really what it’s all about. It was an accidental discovery they capitalized on. We found this naturally occurring thing that goes back 85 million years. We don’t know why but let’s build a thing around it.”

Now that they’ve established the community of Terra Nova in the past, they’re populating it with doctors, craftsmen and regular families. The enclosure that is Terra Nova itself looks environmentally friendly, a frontier style wall with some future technology like solar panels. This ain’t Avatar though. It’s not all environmentalist.

“It’s not what the show’s about,” Braga said. “It is about a second chance for earth but earth can only be saved if people restore it themselves and not bring with it the baggage they leave behind. That’s the philosophical crux of the show. Can utopia be built? Is it possible?”

Look for the preview of “Terra Nova” this May, and more interviews with the cast and creators here on Screen Junkies.

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