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Jurassic World

First the disclaimer: this movie is going to make a ton of money regardless of what I think. Okay?

With that out of the way, what is the proper grading scale for a Jurassic Park movie these days? Sitting at 10 is the classic original that wowed everyone with its streamlined story and cutting edge effects. Clocking in at a big fat 0 is the awful Jurassic Park II (aka The Lost World), which put no heart into the endeavor and took its audience totally for granted. Coming in at 6 is Jurassic Park III, an anemic effort that's at least watchable.

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Worthwhile Webcomics: Dawn of Time, by Michael Stearns

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Here's a cute little comic about a plucky cave girl, her pet triceratops, and some eccentric, time-travelling Victorians.

Clearly, check your sense of reality at the door.

http://www.dawnoftimecomics.com/index.php?id=1

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Occupation” and “Resistance” (Episodes 11 and 12)

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Tonight brings us to the season - and possibly series - finale for Terra Nova, a frustrating little show that never had all that much potential, and yet still somehow never managed to come even remotely close to realizing it. Small targets are harder to hit, I guess. Ratings place this show on the bubble. It quite literally all comes down to tonight’s two-parter. If good, you’ll get another season. If not, well then this is our last view of the Shannon family.

So how does it end?

Actually, not badly:

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Within” (Episode 10)

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I’m kinda’ stoned. Dentist’s appointment. I didn’t sleep well last night, and I got up crazy early so I could have a cavity filled - my first one ever - and it was all fairly grueling, and the upshot (or downshot, as the case may be) is that even after sleeping for three hours once I got back, I’m still kinda’ dopey and buzzed. So if my review is less coherent than usual - not that it’s ever all that coherent - I beg your forbearance.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Now You See Me” (Episode 9)

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This was a pretty good episode which I will attempt to relate without revealing any spoilers like “Skye is the mole.” Despite the fact that Skye is the mole, and despite the fact that it’s revealed in this episode, I’m not going to say a peep about it. So read on content in the knowledge that this will be a spoiler free review, and that Skye’s “Special Relationship” with the plot will not be revealed. (She’s the mole. Did you know? I didn’t know!)

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Vs”(Episode 8)

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The Republiboy has announced that tonight is the last chance he’s giving the show. If this episode stinks, he’s done. Ratings were down about 750,000 viewers last week, but 400,000 over the week before that. Ratings are holding average around 8 million overall, which is probably a little disappointing for FOX, but probably good enough to get another half season like this.

We shall see.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Proof” (Episode 7)

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Two weeks ago the show finally got good, then last week is was right back to New Crap City. Despite the all-over-the-place quality of the series, ratings have been fairly consistent at about 8 million folks a week. Just a tick under. We are now in the second half of the season, make-it-or-break-it time. If they can hold around this level for the next six episodes, they will be back next season. If they can’t, they won’t.

Let’s find out if it’s worth the effort:

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In fact, it wasn’t bad. Second best episode so far.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Nightfall” (Episodes 6)

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Last week, as you’ll recall, the show was actually *GOOD.* For this, they were rewarded with six and a half million viewers, down almost two million from the week before, but up one and a half million from the week before that. Baseball and Halloween have played merry hell with their ratings, and given the insane budget on this show, it’s anyone’s guess whether it’ll stabilize at a high-enough level to justify a second season.

But let’s not concern ourselves with that. Was last week a fluke, or has the show finally found its feet?

Sadly, nope.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Bylaw“ (Episode 5)

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A good episode! A genuinely good episode! Who would have seen it coming?

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Investigating the death of a soldier, Jim concludes that it’s actually a murder staged to look like a dino-accident. He finds that the soldier in question was having an affair with a married woman. Upon questioning her, her cuckolded husband shows up and admits to everything. He’s banished in accordance with the bylaws: Given a gun and a backpack, and don’t let the door hitcha’. Of course you know it’s not going to be that easy because we’re only 20 minutes into the episode.

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