Three is mad of 13 episodes which were split up into two seasons (Season 4-
seven episodes and Season 5- six episodes). Season 4 starts with Abby
and Connor being stuck in the Cretaceous era for one year before they are
able to escape back through an anomaly to the present day. They
find the ARC has a new facility and a new leader in the form of
industrialist Phillip Burton (Alexander Siddig) in addition to a new team lead
by Matt who is from a post-apocalyptic future and his mission is to stop
that future from coming about). Phillip Burton soon gets Connor working
on a project to harness the energy of the anomalies while the team has new
dangers to deal with in addition to finding about Burton's secretive New Dawn
project and getting a new team member from the Victorian era.
still a sci-fi adventure series I enjoy even though I can't fathom the logic of
them splitting the 13 episodes into two seasons, but it all had to do with the
complicated mechanics of who got to air the episodes first in the UK,
Connor and Abby have become the heart of the show while I still miss some of
the other original team members like Nick Cutter. Matt is an interesting
new character that I like better than Danny (the ARC team's leader from
season 3). The stakes are higher as we find out what caused the future
seen in a couple of episodes in the earlier seasons while providing some new
twists. The ending of the series does hint at some consequences of the team's
actions and I would have loved to see a sixth season play that out, but at
least I hope the spin-off follows up on some of the dangling plot
threads left at the end of season 5.
NEW DAWN is
a two part making-of featurette with each focusing on what goes into making the
series and the second part is all on the making of season 5.
webisodes tell a story of what happened between season 3 and 4 for a
total run time of about 28 minutes. If they made a couple of
more webisodes, they would have had a proper episode of the series.
ANALYSIS: PRIMEVAL is still an enjoyable sci-fi adventure romp that
makes me wish they were making a sixth season instead of a spin-off series.
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