Today brings good news and bad news for fans of science fiction TV. Let's start with the good. Terra Nova, the Steven Spielberg/Peter Chernin produced drama about a family from around the year 2110 who time travels 150 million years to a dino-ruled prehistoric Earth, has found its shown runner in the form of Brannon Braga. Fans should recognize Braga from his decade-plus strong history with sci-fi TV, which includes producing a chunk of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Enterprise, Threshold, and, most recently, FlashForward. Deadline.com reports that Braga's deal hasn't been officially finalized, but that it seems unlikely it will fall through.

Now for the bad news...Terra Nova is being produced by 20th Century Fox TV. Yes, the network that canceled Virtuality, Dollhouse, Firefly, John Doe, Drive, Futurama, Brimstone, The Lone Gunmen, Wonderfalls, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is once again trying their hand at a high-concept sci-fi series. I wonder if someone in Vegas is already giving odds on how many episodes of Terra Nova make it to air before Fox buries it in the Friday night death slot.
CATEGORIES Movies, Sci-Fi