FOX’s Terra Nova is now truly over. With the promise of time travel and dinosaurs, Terra Nova was a great premise for any sci-fi fan. It had a lot going for it in terms of making it a sci-fi TV series hit. Steven Spielberg produced it, it starred Stephen Lang of James Cameron’s Avatar and it had dinosaurs. How you could ask for anything more?
But sadly, the series devolved into TV clichés, bad special effects and whiny characters no one wanted to spend time with. Now that FOX has canceled Terra Nova, FOX has been selling off pieces of the production itself at auction in Queensland, Australia.
Have you ever wanted the Range Rovers, motorcycles or Landcruisers from Terra Nova? Now you can bid on them at auction. GraysOnline.com, an Australian retail and auction company, is facilitating the bids for vehicles used during the production of Terra Nova. For only $4,000 Australian (about $3,900 US) you can get yourself a piece of TV history and drive around your neighborhood in style. They’re also great for getting away from dinosaurs.
Terra Nova had so much potential to be something interesting and good. The budget for the pilot alone was $14 million, making it the most expensive pilot ever made. The previous record-holder was ABC’s Lost in 2004. We all know how that turned out. So expectations were high and when the pilot premiered with a whimper, it was easy to see the writing on the wall for Terra Nova. Not even the show’s dinosaurs could save it from extinction.