Christine Adams as Mira on Fox's "Terra Nova," airing Mondays this Fall

*Buzz is already surrounding Fox’s new fall drama “Terra Nova,” a science fiction fan’s dream that mixes two irresistible staples of the genre — Steven Spielberg and dinosaurs.

The premise is this: It’s the year 2149 and we have so profoundly messed up the Earth that it’s become uninhabitable.  Suddenly scientists discover a fracture in time and develop a portal that allows people to travel through it to prehistoric time. (Hence, the dinosaurs.) Scientists begin allowing people to use this portal, including the Shannon family from Chicago, in a grand scheme to resettle everyone in the past, and hopefully avoid whatever we did to ruin Earth the first time around.

Bottom line: The show asks the basic question, “What would we do differently if we had another chance to get it right?”

The Shannon Family

The Shannon family is part of the 10th pilgrimage of settlers through the portal and join the Terra Nova colony, run by Commander Nathaniel Taylor (Stephen Lang a.k.a. “Slang”) and his right hand man Guzman (Mido Hamada).

Christine Adams, a British actress who’s appeared in such shows as “Heroes,” “Pushing Daisies” and “Nip/Tuck,” steps into her first starring role as Taylor’s nemesis Mira, the leader of a renegade group who has splintered off and now lives on the outskirts of the colony.

Below, Christine, along with her co-star Mido Hamada, tells EURweb why her character decides to go rogue.

Christine Adams of Fox’s “Terra Nova” (why character went rogue) by cherienic