Over the last few years the SyFy Channel has been stepping up its game and delivering some great shows including Battlestar Galactica, Lost Girl, and Being Human to name a few. In 2013 Syfy picked up the rights to air the Canadian spin-off to the British series of the same name Primeval: New World. Now eOne Entertainment is bringing the entire series home on Blu-ray and DVD.
Primeval: New World follows a specialized team of animal experts and scientists that investigates the appearance of temporal anomalies and battles both prehistoric and futuristic creatures. Unlike a lot of these British series that get the remake treatment, this one is a spin-off even featuring one of the characters from the original series in a couple of episodes. The show is similar in tone to pretty much any of the Stargate series, but instead of being in space it takes place on Earth. This series works fine for what it was trying to do, but sadly none of the leads in the show really have anything all that special about them. These kinds of series need at least one cool badass character to bring the action, but here it just felt like a bunch of normal people and never really steps too far out of average. While Syfy has a track record of low budget effects in their films, their TV series usually step it up and this show is no different. There are a few here and there that could have been better, but for the most part the dinosaur effects work really great. This show only managed to make it through one season, but thankfully this series managed to bring you in and wrap things up for the most part so you won’t feel left hanging when it’s all over. If you are a fan of dinosaurs, science fiction or Syfy then this is a show for you. It has its flaws, but still manages to be fun if for no other reason than watching the dinosaurs in action.
This Blu-ray collection contains all 13 episodes, but also featurettes including Meet the Cast, Inside The Tank, and 13 episodic Behind-the-scenes featurettes. Don’t wait till it’s extinct and grab your copy of Primeval: New World The Complete Series when it hits stores on October 22nd.