Originally Posted by keenan
And for my money, the writing on "Outcasts" was far superior than this Saturday matinee dreck.
While I will watch TN tonight, I have to agree that Outcasts was really well written, not a bit of hokey, cliched, dumbed down aspects to the story. Very thought-provoking, with the lead-in to an interesting gaia-type planet alien life entity and a confrontation with a political foe on the horizon. We enjoyed the 8 episodes on Blu-ray & wished it hadn't been canceled by BBC. It had great potential.
Acting was superb, maybe a touch of soap but just enough to make the characters interesting. Jamie Bomber was in the 1st episode. Some said it moved too slow, but we thought it was excellently paced. Setting was live sets in South Africa, not fake cgi stuff, and landscapes really made you think this could be an alien world.
For some of us wanting serious SF, it's worth watching even tho it was cut before its prime...not the same style as Firefly at all but the same result
In my heart, I know TN won't even come close to the realism that was portrayed in Outcasts. TN's target audience isn't the same. The basic premise is silly in a Dr Who sort of way but what they do with it is the key for the show.
I only hope Terra Nova has better acting than The Event