This is a superbly mastered dvd pack with great visual and audio output that draws you into the screen. I watched in on my Mac and got a near theatre experience out of its viewing. Crank up your audio and you will be entranced by the multiple track audio effects that take you back to 85 million years ago. The sounds of the wildlife will send some shivers down your spine.
Terra Nova was truly an innovative new series rich in multiple plot lines and characters who, even though they are living 85 million years in the past, are easy to identify with. Many have portrayed this series as a dino adventure, but it is in fact the furthest thing from this. It is both science fiction and a political thriller merged into one with those Spielberg family touches that warm the heart and give us all hope for the future of humanity, despite all the challenges that we face a species.
I, like many, have lamented its premature passing and hoped for its relaunching, but even though this is not in the cards, these 13 episodes with the masterful cinematography and important themes stand as a landmark in original programming. It is a shame that budgetary constraints brought about its demise. Watch it more than once because you will find a deep richness to this series and develop a genuine attachment to the characters, that will surprise you.