Terra Nova's fauna is stunning. The humans need to evolve


Terra Nova film still.

A year and a half in the making and costing a reported $20 million, the pilot of Terra Nova (Fox, Sept. 26) has been through so many overhauls and management changes that its credits boast 12 executive producers. What's surprising is that none of them is a 5-year-old boy--because that's who I imagine scribbling the pitch, with crayon illustrations:

I want to make a TV show about the future! It will have lasers and guns and computers and time travel! And but ALSO they are living in a jungle, and the bad people want to take them over! There's an army...

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