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Here are the first reviews of the seventh Primeval: New World episode. It’s my new favourite. Mac reminded me of Connor is many places.
CrimsonTear.com: Even though “Babes in the Woods” wasn’t as suspenseful or action packed as the past episodes, it was great example of how a lighter and funnier episode can still be very entertaining when done right. Read more
ScifiBulletin: Finally, a word about the effects – there’s a moment where the dino of the week runs through a puddle. Full marks to Mark Savela and the team for the finesse with which that worked. Read more
DenOfGeek: Babes In The Wood brings us to over the halfway mark of the series. So far Primeval New World has definitely been worth the watch with the CGI proving strong and the character development arguably better than the UK original, but the overall plotting and sense of drama seems considerably less than the series that inspired it. Read more
Here are the first reviews of the sixth Primeval: New World episode:
CrimsonTear.com: Overall, “Clean up on Aisle Three” was entertaining and fun, while setting up the possibility of huge changes for the future. Read more
SciFiBulletin: Chances are you’ll want wontons when you’ve finished seeing this – which will make sense – and regret that we’re already nearly halfway through what has to be just the debut season. Read more
DenofGeek: In conclusion, a fun drama-based episode that saw the personalities of the team shifting and deepening, supported by a basic, but enjoyable, creature hunt. Not the strongest episode, but not the weakest, and with just a few more feelings of a sense of direction permeating through the episodes, it should be on a good track to the season finale. Read more
DigitalSpy is speculating on the possible return of Primeval. As pointed out many times before, it’s very unlikely.
Life is unpredictable. Who could have guessed that Hugh Laurie would be transformed into a US heartthrob, Jedward would become worldwide stars by singing about their ‘Lipstick’ or that Dean Gaffney would one day be in the running for a job at MI5?
Sometimes people just need some stability, especially when it comes to a good bit of TV – often the only thing that saves them from snapping under the pressure of this crazy, crazy world. And that’s where we at Tube Talk come in with our Q&A. The answers you’ve been seeking on Homeland, Merlin and more are below…
Is there any hope of Primeval UK being revived in any format? The Canadian spinoff sounds good but we miss the UK team.
We’ll be honest – probably not. The two outlets most likely to back a Primeval UK revival are broadcasters ITV and Watch – the latter has its plate full with the aforementioned Canadian spinoff New World while the former is unlikely to revive the original show after neglecting the fifth series – which sank to 1.7 million in July for its last episode, the sci-fi drama’s lowest terrestrial audience ever.
But if you’re missing the UK team, then you can console yourself with the news that Connor (Andrew Lee Potts) resurfaces in New World and – from what we hear – plans are afoot to reintroduce more of the original show’s characters if the spinoff proves to be a success.
Review round up of Primeval: New World episode 5. I really enjoyed it (once again).
CrimsonTear.com: Fans of the original series may have noticed that this creature is smaller than that the Gorgonopsids that showed up a few times over the years. Gorgonopsids are a family of Therapsids, which range in size and appearance. Those were likely Inostrancevia or a Gorgonops, which are much larger in size. — Not only did this episode have the fun exploration that we have come to expect from this series, but it also did an amazing job at shaping the main characters with events that will shake the foundations for the entire team.Read more
SciFiBulletin.com: The interaction with the creatures is improving steadily too: there’s a scene with Mac that really looks as if the dinosaur was in the studio with him, thanks to the cleverly lit effects, as well as Danny Rahim’s acting. Read more
DenofGeek: Undone proves to be a surprisingly mature episode that balances the horror film stylings with some emotional and surprising developments that offset the more dodgy characterisation employed at the start of the episode, and continues a series that becomes more promising each week. It’s just a shame that it still feels, at times, like a series of one-off episodes rather than something glued together by one big over-arching plot, but the elements are coming together as the team find their footing. Read more
The exact date for the premiere of Primeval: New World in the UK has been announced. The spin-off series will premiere on Watch on January 8th at 9pm. Thanks to SciFiBulletin and TVWise.co.uk for the information.
Seems like I’m not the only one behind with episode 4. I’ve added a few more. Be careful with spoilers though:
CrimsonTear: “Angry Birds” was an excellent episode, and its story solidifies why Gillian Horvath became an executive producer for the series. Amazing job! Read more
SciFiBulletin: Terror Birds have always been one of the races that have been difficult to get right on Primeval: feathers aren’t easy to create, for a start, and there’s the temptation that they can perhaps be a bit cute. The original series story with them, filmed in Dublin Jail, overcame that problem, and the claustrophobic atmosphere of this episode helps as well – I was a little dubious about the pre-credits sequence, but the scenes in the train and the yard work really well, and full kudos to Mark Savela and the team for making the birds react so well with Andy Mikita’s live-action sequences. Read more
DenofGeek: Overall Angry Birds was an improvement over the filler episode three which, though an interesting story, didn’t really advance the series along. — On top of that, the episode contained the strongest CGI so far with a well-rendered creature that interacted well with the scenery and got a lot of screen time, in a series that has been a bit lacklustre with the creations so far. Read more
Don’t forget to watch Primeval: New World episode 4 tonight 10E/7P on Space. The episode is called Angry Birds. I don’t know if I should think about the terror birds (Series 3) or the other Angry Birds (I’m from Finland).
Evan and Dylan are taken hostage while investigating an anomaly.
Here’s a really nicely written general review of Primeval: New World. It doesn’t contain any major spoilers, just overall opinions of the new show with comparisons to the original one.
Since the ending of Primeval last year, fans of the series have been waiting for the return of the series. So far it looks like the original is done, but a North American spin-off has arrived, and it is just as good as the original.
Actually, it feels very similar to the first season of Primeval. Unlike the past seasons of the original series, everyone is still in the discovery phase. There are no seasoned dinosaur hunting veterans here, just a rag-tag group who are looking for answers. This makes it easy for new viewers to jump aboard without needing prior knowledge of the original five. Also, by having a completely new team, with a visit from a fan favourite, fans of the original series can still sink their canines into it without this series feeling like a reboot of the original.
One the largest difference which fans will notice, other than the location and team, is that this series is not afraid to show the mess. Where the original Primeval would have the bloody aftermath off screen, New World delves deeper into the evisceration and lacerations inflicted to the helpless victims. While they haven’t taken it to gory levels, it makes it feel more real. The deaths are still done off screen, thankfully, since people getting eaten by dinosaurs would like be too much for viewers, and the shows budget.
The dinosaurs are very close to the visual effects we saw on the fifth season of Primeval, perhaps even just a bit better. I am glad they didn’t change them up too much as that would have made this series feel very different from the original. There are better looking dinosaurs out there, but for TV, they still look amazing, and terrifying.
As for the characters, they fell unbelievably real. It is very rare for a series to create great characters in the very first episode. There are still many mysteries revolving around everyone to keep them interesting too, so we don’t have to worry about them feeling repetitive any time soon.
In the original Primeval, British humour filled the episodes, which made many events and characters have other meanings for international viewers, and this series will be no different. In this first episode there were several scenes where Canadians will understand events in a different light, like Project Magnet. Since it is very difficult to create a humorous situation that is universally recognized, this is something fans in the UK, when if airs in January, will have to get used to.
This series is also the second Science Fiction series aired this year that was shot in Vancouver and took place in Vancouver. It worked very well for Continuum, and so far, it works very well for Primeval: New World. It would be great if this trend continues, but to other cities as well. I am sick of seeing one city and having the writers pretend it is another.
From what I have seen, this series should be one for fans and new viewers to watch. I hope as the series continues, everything will build on this fantastic premiere and put the Primeval series back on the map.
According to comments on Twitter, everyone who watched it has found something to like or love. This is a great sign, but in the end, it will be the total amount of viewers which will determine its true success.
The third episode is my new favourite of New World so far. How did you like it? Here go a few other opinions, some containing major spoilers.
Den Of Geek: Primeval New World is so far enjoyable but I’m not yet convinced of its brilliance and at the moment it’s behind the UK original in the fun and imagination stakes, though does benefit from a script that’s a bit wittier and punchier. I wouldn’t say its shaking-off of the family image of the UK version for a more-adult style is yet really paying off, unless a bloodied-corpse and the mention of sex constitutes a higher rating. Read more
SciFiBulletin: There are some genuine shocks in this, which are well-shot by regular Smallville, Supernatural and Eureka director Mike Rohl, as well as some interesting character development for the leads (or at least, those we see).Read more
ImpactOnline: Definitely an episode that should prove that audiences and the show’s powers-that-be are on the right track…Read more
We’ve already informed you about the new and free Primeval dFX app and it’s now available here. Here’s also the official trailer and press release.
Add Advanced 3D CGI Dinosaurs To Your Movies with “Primeval dFX”
Dinosaurs stalk your videos with new iOS app
Robots and Pencils, makers of hit games like “Spy vs Spy” and “Catch the Princess” and great apps like “RightMove” and “Deco,” announced today that their app “Primeval dFX” is live on the App Store.
Based on the breakout TV series “Primeval: New World,” that premiers in 2013 in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, “Primeval dFX” lets users add the shows’ cast of breathtakingly detailed CGI dinosaurs to movies taken with iPhone and iPad.
Would-be dinosaur filmmakers can choose from over 8 3D dinosaurs including fan favorites like the raptor and Tyrannosaurus rex and add them into their videos in just a few seconds.
“Primeval dFX” features include:
· 8 dangerous prehistoric creatures like: Raptor, Beetle, T-Rex, Insect, Pteranodon, Titanoba, and the bonus Purple Raptor
· Create cool, 3D dinosaur movies using advanced Hollywood-style special effects
· Post to Facebook, email or save your videos for epic montages
· Create your own dinosaur videos in seconds
Primeval dFX was produced for Omnifilm Entertainment Ltd., by Robots and Pencils, and was developed and produced with the participation of the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, the Canadian Media Fund and in association with Bell Media Inc., (SPACE).