Terra Nova outdid itself with this episode. It had the highest GPR of any episode. GPR stands for groans per minute. And when I say groans, I mean groans of disgust; not the good kind of groans.
I think I even face palmed during the episode.
I don't even know where to start with this episode. I was happy to see the power go off in Terra Nova. About time something bad happened. Things have been way to civilized and easy for these colonists. Of course, by the end of the episode, everything and everyone is OK. Where's the sense of danger?
I was disappointed that the dinosaur didn't get to knock down their flimsy fence. That would have livened things up. And what the heck is the "perimeter." Commander Taylor said that the perimeter was down. What's the perimeter made of? Is it powered by electricity? How does it work to keep dinosaurs out? Somehow I doubt these questions will ever be answered. I hope we at least get to see the perimeter.
And why wasn't the colony prepared for an EMP, since meteors were more common 85 million years ago? All they would have needed to do was to have the "Chip Maker" in the room that the "Eye" was in. It would have been safe from the EMP in there.
When the EMP destroyed all of the chips, I was excited. I thought we would either get to see a manufacturing plant, at Terra Nova, where they make micro chips; or we would get to see the colonist struggle for several episodes, while they waited for new chips from the future, and would be forced to adapt without all of their technology. Nope. They have a chip maker.
Every problem on this show has an easy and obvious solution. There's no sense of challenge. There's also no sense of wonder and discovery. These colonists traveled millions of years in time, to a parallel Earth, and everyone acts like it's just another day at the office. Everything seems mundane.
And could the "Eye" be any lamer? It's a poor man's Holodeck. And 2 of the main characters got stuck in the Holodeck in this episode. Hmm, why does that sound familiar?
I hope we don't ever see the "Eye" again. That room reeks of "episode filler" and budget savings.
My favorite part of the episode, was the fight scene between the disposable Sixers and Jim and Taylor. It was awesomely bad. I laughed several times during the "fight." I can't believe I'm watching a live action show that has villains that shout before they attack.
The Sixers kind of remind me of the Putties from the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers. They were disposable foot soldiers that also made stupid noises while attacking. Are we supposed to take the Sixers seriously? Because I'm having a hard time doing that.