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RE: Terra Nova: updates

> Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 21:12:22 -0400
> From: tholtz@umd.edu
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Terra Nova: updates
> Okay, I watched the first part of the first episode of Terra Nova again.
> Some comments/clarifications:
> 4) It was unquestionably "Carnotaurus".
That was the skull used for the leader's desk, wasn't it?
> 7) Despite the fact they come from the mid-22nd Century dystopian future,
> all the characters names, hair styles, slang, and clothing are just like
> today.
 Can we invoke TARDIS logic here?:  that the slang and such have been 
translated for the benefit of the viewer?
(as contrasted with the Cosby Show, which made a point of inventing their own 
slang, so it wouldn't be dated)
As to the names, if you took a sampling from 150 years ago (or 500 probably), 
those names would still be in use.