Sunday, 26 June 2011
Terra Nova - Our second chance?
"Terra Nova," its highly anticipated new program about a family that travels from the year 2149 to prehistoric times as part of group trying to save the planet. The show, which counts Steven Spielberg and former News Corp. president Peter Chernin as executive producers, is scheduled to air in the US in September.
The interesting issue behind the new series is the idea that humans are being sent back in time in order to save the planet from its current state, which has been brought about through wars, greed, corruption and the exploitation of our planet's natural resources. There have been a lot of stories in the news recently about this, so could this new series actually go about changing the mindsets of people to avoid these issues becoming an increasing problem in our lifetimes?
From our perspective any new media that can promote conservation and the exploitation of our natural resources has to be a good thing - just look at the postive impact that James Cameron's Avatar had and how films like 'UP', 'The Lion King' etc can make a real positive contribution to raising environmental issues and awareness to school children.
Really looking forward to the arrival of Terra Nova in the UK, just be interested to see whether it can get a message across to those who watch it...