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Re: Terra Nova: thoughts

On Wed, Sep 28th, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Jura <pristichampsus@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Finally got to see the show today. I agree that the focus on the human antics 
> is both distracting
> and unwarranted. Sadly, this is probably the thing the producers are hoping 
> sells the best since
> a constant dino safari, while awesome, would put a real dent in the 
> production budget. 

I've just read an article that said the pilot of the show (the first episode) 
was initially special-effects-
heavy, but that it was later re-edited to focus more on the human stories. Damn 
focus groups...

Because of a budget blowout (torrential rains in Queensland were a contributing 
factor), the series 
averages out to about $200,000 per minute of screen time. That's about $1,500 
wasted per blink, 
by my rough estimate.


Dann Pigdon
Spatial Data Analyst               Australian Dinosaurs
Melbourne, Australia               http://home.alphalink.com.au/~dannj