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Brannon Braga Takes Full Control Of ‘Terra Nova’

David Fury leaves, citing the dreaded ‘creative differences’


A family’s trip to prehistoric times not only is delayed, but it’s now missing a member of the expedition.

David Fury has departed from Fox’s upcoming “Terra Nova,” citing “creative differences.” The executive producer of the pilot, who had been working on the first batch of episodes for the Steven Spielberg vehicle, paves the way for Brannon Braga to lead both the show itself, and the writer’s room, according to Deadline.

Braga and Fury had worked together on another Fox series “24” where Fury was not only a co-executive producer, but he also wrote 21 episodes of the Emmy-winning series. Fury was part of the producing team for both “24” and “Lost” when they won their respective Emmys in 2005 and 2006. Fury himself was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for his popular “Lost” episode “Walkabout,” that helped established the norm of twists and turns throughout the entire run of the popular ABC series.

Fox decided not to replace Fury, and instead, put Braga in control of the writers room. Braga, of course, is no stranger to this role, having done it for “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Star Trek: Voyager” and “Star Trek: Enterprise.” He was involved in the writing of 49 episodes for “Voyager,” and 16 episodes of “24.” He also wrote the screenplay for the popular 1996 film “Star Trek: First Contact” as well as the not-so-popular “Star Trek Generations” in 1994.

Braga was part of the production team that was nominated for the Outstanding Drama Series nod for “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in 1994.

Braga’s most recent outing, the ABC series “FlashForward” with “The Dark Knight” scribe David S. Goyer, was cancelled after a single season.

“Terra Nova” stars Jason O’Mara from ABC’s “LIfe on Mars.” The pilot will be directed by Alex Graves, who worked in the past on “The West Wing” and Fox’s “Fringe.”

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