Terra Nova: The Complete Series on DVD – Out Now!

To celebrate the release of Terranova: The complete series, out now on DVD, Fox Home Entertainment has released a couple of very cool featurettes from the show, giving us a close look at the Shannon Family and much more.

It’s the year 2149, and humanity is in the final throes of extinction. Those fortunate enough to escape are allowed to travel back in time 85 million years to an outpost known as Terra Nova.  For the Shannon family, it’s a chance to reunite and start over.  But once there, they face giant, carnivorous dinosaurs, and mysterious forces conspire to destroy the entire experiment — and everyone involved in it!

With the release of Terra Nova Series 1 now available on DVD here’s an introduction to the family who battle against all odds to save not only themselves, but the project from extinction.

JAMES “JIM” SHANNON (Jason O’Mara)

Husband to Elizabeth Shannon and devoted father of three, James Shannon breaks population control laws in the year 2149 and flees with his family to Terra Nova, a colony 85 million years in a parallel past.  A former detective of the Chicago Police he finds a natural place as a member of the Terra Nova security task force.  Extremely protective of his family, he risks everything to keep them all together and safe.

DR. ELIZABETH SHANNON (Shelley Conn)

Wife of Jim Shannon and mother of Josh, Maddy and Zoe she is a trauma surgeon both back in Chicago and in Terra Nova.  An extremely caring wife and mother, she is willing to sacrifice her career for her family.

JOSH SHANNON (Landon Liboiron)

The oldest child of Jim and Elizabeth Shannon, Josh resents his father for taking him away from his girlfriend in 2149 and forcing him to live in Terra Nova.  He struggles to adjust to life in the Terra Nova and is rebellious both against his parents and the rules of the colony, making life difficult for everyone involved.

MADDY SHANNON (Naomi Scott)

The middle child of Jim and Elizabeth Shannon, Maddy is extremely intelligent, emotional and endearingly awkward.  She looks at her new life in Terra Nova as a chance to reinvent herself and begins a romance with Mark Reynolds, a soldier in Terra Nova.

ZOE SHANNON  (Alana Mansour)

As the youngest child of Jim and Elizabeth Shannon, Zoe has lived most of her life in secret as her birth marked a breach in very strict population laws.  When her existence was discovered by the Chicago police, her father Jim was sent to prison.  Following her father’s escape from Prison, Zoe and Jim were reunited in Terra Nova.  As an illegal child she had to be smuggled to Terra Nova in a backpack.

Terra Nova tells the story of The Shannon Family, who are residents of Earth in a parallel Universe 85 million years in the past. The family aren’t the only residents of the planet though and to celebrate the upcoming release of the series on DVD (out 24 October) here is a guide to some of the Dinosaurs that inhabit the ‘New World.

  • Ovosaurus – A cross between a Velociraptor and a Carnotaurtus these evil looking Dinosaurs have an obsession with nickel used in cables which has been described as catnip to them
  • Nicoraptor – Fast and deadly, these fictional Dinosaurs hunt in packs and have been likened to wild dogs due to their mangy appearance. They go by the nickname Nykos
  • Pterosaurs – Winged reptiles that come in various groups, these include; Pteranodon, Rhamphorhynchus and Ornithocerius
  • Brachiosaurus – The first Dinosaur spotted by the Shannon family on Terra Nova weighs 29-43 metric tons and grows to up to 85 feet in length. They are herbivores with extremely small heads and brains for a Dinosaur their size
  • Ankylosaurus – Featuring only briefly in Terra Nova this herbivore hatched from an egg in an incubator after being abandoned. This Dinosaur can be identified by its spiked armour and club like growth at the end of its tail
  • Carnotaurtus – A very fast and deadly species and much like the T-Rex, they have a long tail and tiny arms but are differentiated by their large horns
  • Acceraptor – Given the nickname ‘Slasher’ by the Terra Nova colonists due to its razor sharp tail, so sharp it can cut through metal. Acceraptors can be identified by their colourful feathers
  • Howlers – Seen but never heard these mysteries creatures have a rather loud scream and are only mentioned by the human residents of Terra Nova on one of the many journeys
  • Allosaurus – A large carnivorous dinosaur that grow to an enormous size and can rival the T-Rex in size. They move in large groups and are collectively known as the Allosauroids

About the series
It’s the year 2149, and humanity is in the final throes of extinction. Those fortunate enough to escape are allowed to travel back in time 85 million years to an outpost known as Terra Nova.  For the Shannon family, it’s a chance to reunite and start over.  But once there, they face giant, carnivorous dinosaurs, and mysterious forces conspire to destroy the entire experiment — and everyone involved in it!

With the release of Terra Nova Series 1 now available on DVD here’s an introduction to the family who battle against all odds to save not only themselves, but the project from extinction.

TERRA NOVA The Complete Series available on DVD from 24 October 2012

And dont forget we are giving away copies of this fantastic TV show here