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We first saw humans interacting with dinosaurs when the Jurassic Park phenomenon hit cinema screens in 1993 and went on to spawn two successful sequels.
And it would seem that Steven Spielberg's obsession with all things prehistoric has yet to be abated as he has now brought his original concept to TV.
The veteran director's new project Terra Nova - which means 'new land' in Latin - brings the reptilian creatures to life once more - and once again, some unsuspecting humans find themselves smack bang in the middle of them.
Meet the family: (L-R) Landon Liboiron, Shelley Conn, Jason O'Mara, Alana Mansour and Naomi Scott star as the Shannons who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth to rebuild civilisation
Meet the family: (L-R) Landon Liboiron, Shelley Conn, Jason O'Mara, Alana Mansour and Naomi Scott star as the Shannons who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth to rebuild civilisation

Set in 2149, Terra Nova shows the Earth as an overdeveloped, overcrowded and highly polluted planet that is slowly dying.
Scientists then discover a fracture in time and construct a portal that can take them back 100 million years in time, giving them the idea that they can go back and rebuild civilisation.
New life: Little-known Londoner Shelley Conn steps into the role as Elisabeth Shannon, with Irish-born star Jason O'Mara playing her husband Jim
New life: Little-known Londoner Shelley Conn steps into the role as Elisabeth Shannon, with Irish-born star Jason O'Mara playing her husband Jim
New life: Little-known Londoner Shelley Conn steps into the role as Elisabeth Shannon, with Irish-born star Jason O'Mara playing her husband Jim
After establishing the Terra Nova colony on the prehistoric land, they choose a select group of people to go back - not realising the colony is surrounded by carnivorous dinosaurs.
Among the group of people are the Shannon family, which the 13-part show will focus on.

Irish-born actor Jason O'Mara plays father Jim, Landon Liboiron is their 17-year-old son, Naomi Scott is their 15-year-old daughter, and Alana Mansour is their 5-year-old daughter.
Big break: Shelley Conn, seen here in party Animals, was chosen from dozens of well-known Hollywood actresses to play Elisabeth after impressing Stephen Spielberg
Big break: Shelley Conn, seen here in party Animals, was chosen from dozens of well-known Hollywood actresses to play Elisabeth after impressing Stephen Spielberg
Big break: Shelley Conn, seen here in party Animals, was chosen from dozens of well-known Hollywood actresses to play Elisabeth after impressing Stephen Spielberg
Their mother and Jim's wife Elisabethis played by little-known British actress Shelley Conn.
She has had minor roles in Casualty and Mersey Beat, before building up her profile in ensemble shows such as BBC2’s Party Animals and BBC1’s Mistresses.
Miss Conn, 34, who lives in London with actor boyfriend Jonathan Kerrigan, will begin filming the show this month in Australia.
She is joined in the show by another British actress, Christine Adams, who starred in Doctor Who, Heroes and Nip/Tuck.
Welcome! Commander Nathaniel Taylor, played by Avatar's Stephen Lang, greets the Shannon's as they arrive
Welcome! Commander Nathaniel Taylor, played by Avatar's Stephen Lang, greets the Shannon's as they arrive
Younger time travellers: Naomi SCoot, who plays Maddy Shannon and Landon Liboiron as her brother Josh
Younger time travellers: Naomi SCoot, who plays Maddy Shannon and Landon Liboiron as her brother Josh
Younger time travellers: Naomi Scott, who plays Maddy Shannon and Landon Liboiron as her brother Josh
Avatar star Stephen Lang also stars as Commander Frank Taylor, the first person to cross the time portal and the leader of the settlement.
He greets the newcomers with a cheery, 'Together, we are at the dawn of a new civilization. Welcome to Terra Nova, folks. Welcome home!'
Terra Nova is Spielberg’s biggest TV show to date and uses some ideas from his 1990s blockbuster Jurassic Park.
Primeval danger: The Shannon family huddle together as they notice something carnivorous and prehistoric
Primeval danger: The Shannon family huddle together as they notice something carnivorous and prehistoric

Under attack: The colony braces itself for a visitor from another time
Under attack: The colony braces itself for a visitor from another time
The series will employ state-of-the-art special effects similar to those used in hit film Avatar, which is why the budget is already so high.
The land is filled with dangerous dinosaurs, and other prehistoric threats, as well as sinister external forces intent on destroying the new world.
It is expected to broadcast in autumn 2011 and is already being tipped as the must see series of next year.
Get back! The two Shannon children open fire on something that is threatening the human colony
Get back! The two Shannon children open fire on something that is threatening the human colony
In charge: Mido Hamada as head of security Guzman and Christine Adams as Mira, the leader of a group opposed to Taylor
In charge: Mido Hamada as head of security Guzman and Christine Adams as Mira, the leader of a group opposed to Taylor
In charge: Mido Hamada as head of security Guzman and Christine Adams as Mira, the leader of a group opposed to Taylor
Executives in America have been looking for a new hit after popular long running series Lost and 24 drew to a close
Speaking yesterday at the Fox Broadcasting Company Winter Press Tour in California yesterday, writer Brannon Braga said: 'At the core, it is a very emotional show. It is really about a family surviving in this incredible place, trying to give humanity a second chance.

'The philosophical crux is, can Utopia be built? Is it possible?'
Introduction: The stars of the new show talk to journalists during the FOX Broadcasting Company Television Critics Association winter press tour yesterday
Introduction: The stars of the new show talk to journalists during the FOX Broadcasting Company Television Critics Association winter press tour yesterday

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