'Terra Nova' review: Little new ground covered in otherwise exciting family drama

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FOX has been touting the release of "Terra Nova" for the better part of the past two years. First announced in May 2010, before a single frame was shot, its pedigree (producer Steven Spielberg) and hype make for the perfect storm of overexposure and disappointment. But "Terra Nova" does a surprisingly good job of delivering on the promise of destination TV.Following a group of time-traveling expats, the first episode takes the Shannon family from a polluted, dystopian earth in 2149 to a colony of pilgrims hoping to get it right in the picturesque, prehistoric past. The trials associated with any family relocation ensue, as does a power struggle with the possibly nefarious colony leadership, attacks from separatists the ever present threat of dinosaurs. Yes, "Terra Nova" makes a big deal about those computer-animated dinosaurs. It's the reason the first, abbreviated season took so long to make it to air -- and why it comes...


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