Online Petition Created To Help Save Terra Nova

    February 29, 2012
    Chad Sweely
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We all know how the power of the Internet population’s voice can change opinions on a topic. Take SOPA for example — a subject where so many people have been speaking up about their opinions pertaining to how it affects them. This premise has been channeled to help continue the story of the recently aired FOX television show Terra Nova.

If you are unfamiliar with the story of Terra Nova, it is about a nuclear family living in the year 2149, where the environment is heavily polluted. The family gets a chance to travel through time to an alternative timeframe to start a new life, where Dinosaurs still rule the earth; however, there have been many complications along the way. To read more of what Terra Nova is about and how the story unfolds, please read the show’s Wikipedia article.

Recently, FOX aired the first season of Terra Nova, but the network is uncertain about the continuation of the series and is thinking of canceling the show altogether (according to various sources, such as: TV.com and Huffington Post). With this in mind, the Terra Nova viewing community and The Sci-Fi Congress have come together to create an online petition to show the mass support of the show.

Currently, at the present time and date of this article, the petition has approximately 7,500 signatures and is continuing to constantly grow at an hourly rate. To see this petition, visit this Sci-Fi Congress campaign page.

The petition also allows users to embed/post their signature on their Facebook and Twitter accounts to help spread the word. Spreading of the petition socially is the possible reason why the number of signatures are as high as they are.

The Twitter community has been very active in spreading the word about this petition, and I have provided some of the most prominent tweets from the Terra Nova fan community below:

Retweet URGENT: #SaveTerraNova petition must go to Fox soon – Please sign urgently @saveterra http://t.co/BDvAJMrZ 1 day ago via Tweet Button ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

@Way2Blue4You I believe there is a save terra nova campaign out there, sadly no news on renewal. Last episodes were excellent. 1 day ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

6398 signatures on the #SaveTerraNova petition on http://t.co/FmB7Jau8 ! Yay people!! Keep up the good work and spread the word! @SaveTerra 2 days ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Terra Nova is an awesome series, we need to continue this… Dont let what happened to Firefly, Happen to Terra… http://t.co/Rktr2k7w 3 days ago via Facebook ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

As a fan of the show, I have personally added my name to the signature list.

To keep up with the progress of the petition, be sure to follow Save Terra Nova on Facebook and Twitter.

  • http://ilasrockshop.weebly.com/ trent

    any time a petition is presented arguments must be made to support the petition. I offer my own arguments.

    1: at the initial on set of the series I found it to be physiologically firm relating to the existents of current Terrans futures in real life. and there for as a private individual, I have invested a significant portions of my life into the enjoyment of this series while contemplating its flavor.

    2: I recently watched a reality show that can be placed in here for an argument. it was a show of a United States Congressional hearing involving the automotive giants and alternative energy. when the congressmen stood up and violently shook there fingers at one of them and said “GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!”

    that “concept” could be prevalent here. where I am happy that Fox made some decent bucks on the show, we all are still out here, waiting for the next show. I must add, I am not entirely happy the show stopped. gives me a poor feeling towards a communications company, and there by increase my ability of channel surfing to other communications company’s.

    3: my own private Axiom; (“if you have a little your going to want a little bit more. if you have a lot your always going to want allot more. if you never had any you never cared in the first place.”)

    they gave us a little we want a little bit more now. other shows gave us a lot such has star trek and now that series is an World wide icon to us Terrans 50 years later.

    I would like to see “Terra Nova” become like that. this show is needed to increase the awareness of our species. as other shows have done. it would be a shame to lose such an opportunity should this show end.

    lastly I would add please do not end the show. it can harms the feelings of mankind to do so.

  • http://saveterranova Ian

    As Red Foreman would say….YOU DUMB ASS 7.5 millions viewers and you guna can a great show. Keep it going you dumb ass

  • marcus barras

    hi i loved your show and i want the show back and at the end of the season one — find — of ship i want to no were the ship come from please bring back Terra nova i want to no what boy from season one did he died or walk —

  • Liss

    Are you kidding ? Leave terra nova ON !
    what else is there for us to watch ?
    Please save Terra nova

  • Chris

    You know, there are two things I absolutely HATE about TV in general: 1) Commercials, yes, I know they are there to fund the network, production, etc. however, the abundance of them is obnoxious. I believe that networks do not get the results they want b/c people are not into (or don’t have the time for) watching shows at a certain time on a certain day. 2) They bring a new show, get people into it, then cancel it based on “ratings”. The thing is, people will watch something as long as it is interesting and fits into their schedule. Networks not only get numbers from people watching at the time but from people watching on Netflix and online. The problem is, I know a lot of people that will watch one episode to see if they like it then wait until it comes on DVD. Why, you ask? For the very reason of what Fox is doing right now with Terra Nova. The average person DOES NOT want to watch a show for 10 or 11 episodes and then get really into it and it then gets canceled. It pisses them off. It is horrible how these things happen. This is the first show in a while that I have been really in to and Fox pulls the plug. I should have never let it happen but I messed up and watched the first episode and I was hooked, Only to have my heart broken in the end b/c Fox decided it was not good enough for their “ratings”. My only hope is that someone else, even if it is Netflix (rumored), picks it up and Terra Nova becomes the next Star Trek/Star Wars franchise. Then Fox will feel stupid and I will feel better knowing that they gave up on something before they ever really gave it a chance. I would love to be able to see them make a statement saying they wished they had never let it go. Is it possible that my dream could become reality? Sure, it’s possible! Is it likely to? Probably not but, I had high hopes for Terra Nova and I am definitely hoping that someone else decides to pick it up. I signed the petition and I was number 12,555. I know that is not the numbers that Fox is looking for but think about how many people would have signed a petition for Star Trek back in 1966 if it was about to be canceled after the first season. Think about what would have happened if there were 5 – 10 episodes of Star Trek and then *POOF*…..CANCELED!

    Fox, you are idiots for canceling Terra Nova, especially if you are doing it for Alcatraz (talk about a stupid A*S show), and after 11 episodes what do you expect out of numbers? All I can do is point out the previous numbers I pointed out above but I am going to do it standing out all on it’s own:


    Bring it back………that is all that needs to happen. Give it one more season, 23 episodes, and then see where it has gone. Don’t just drop something b/c it initially didn’t give you what you wanted. I mean, you put it on Monday nights. However, the premiere drew 9.22 million viewers and 3.1 in the 18–49 demo in live plus same day results, rising to 4.1 in Live+3, the best result by a new drama. In its second week on FOX, the show retained 100% of its demo rating (3.1), the best retention by a new series. The Canadian premiere drew 1.4 million viewers, the largest audience for a drama in Citytv’s history.


  • James Guy

    This show was so fun to watch, I can’t believe they aren’t renewing it. I guess I’m back to just watching The Walking Dead.:(

  • Justin

    Keep Terra Nova On