Bob Orci isn’t the only Star Trek writer/producer who went to Wondercon. Trek Vet Brannon Braga was also in San Francisco to prmote his upcoming time travel series Terra Nova, which he said has a "Star Trek feel". He also talked about how the show ill address time travel and more. More below including video.
Braga: Terra Nova has Trek feel + trying something different with time travel
Brannon Braga is once again traveling through time. The veteran Star Trek writer/producer is the executive producer and showrunner for Stephen Spielberg’s new FOX sci-fi series Terra Nova, which premieres in the fall of 2011. The show is about a 22nd century family that join a pilgrimage of settlers who travel back in time 85 million years to escape a devastated world. The show stars Jason O’Mara (Live on Mars) and Stephen Lang (Avatar).
Braga went to Wondercon in San Francisco over the weekend to promote Terra Nova, and in an interview with TV.com he talked about how this show is like Star Trek, saying:
It’s a very humanistic show. It’s about second chances for humanity. The episodes will be mostly standalone episodes that tell metaphorical little sci-fi parables in this frontier western—post-modern science fiction western town. So it has a Star Trek feel to it.
During the panel (full video below) Braga explained how time travel will work on the show, explaing that the "rift" was found accidentally and travel is "intermittent" and "one way". Braga also said that while it isn’t a major element of the show, they will be exploring the nature of time travel on Terra Nova, saying:
What’s the plan? Is it the Butterfly Effect? Are they going to try and change the future? Those questions will be answered early on. We’re trying something very different with the time travel… new and hopefully cool…
Here are two promos for the show (note show premiere moved from May to Fall)
VIDEO: Terra Nova Wondercon panel & video interviews
Wondercon panel video:
Here is video Wondercon video of Braga and Terra Nova producer/ Graves (via IGN).
Here is more video with Graves and Braga at Wondercon (via JenningsRothCornet on Youtube)
Collider also has a video interview with Braga and Graves where they talk about the time travel rules, and joke about the "red shirt" casualties.