Ah, the Super Bowl, a big night of football, wings, beer, and…commercials. I, like many other people, spend a large portion of Super Bowl Sunday critiquing the commercials aired (Side Note: I dislike that NFL ad where they superimpose different teams on classic t.v. characters because the Baltimore Ravens were not featured…..screw you NFL). Near the end of the game the commercials started lacking until this came along……
THATS RIGHT! there is a new dinosaur based sci-fi show coming to fox!
The premise seems to be a mix of Land of the Lost and Primeval (if you have not seen primeval, check it out on BBC, its pretty good). The only difference is that the people are from the future and are going back in time to gather resources since we ruined the planet. Yeah the plot seems a tad hackneyed but who cares? theres a dinosaur show coming to American television!!
My one problem with the show is that it is being aired on FOX. Any sci-fi fan knows that science fiction + FOX = cancelled show. Hopefully this little gem does not get thrown to the dreaded Friday slot like so many cancelled shows (Dollhouse, Firefly, Sarah Connor Chronicles).
I am hoping the trend of friday sci-fi will be changed now that Fringe is there, but I am not holding my breath. Chances are, by the end of fall, I will not be happy that two great sci-fi shows will be canned.