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Star slams Terra Nova cancellation

1 of 1 Stephen Lang (on right) - Terra Nova axing is 'short-sighted'
Stephen Lang (on right) - Terra Nova axing is 'short-sighted'

Stephen Lang - star of the recently axed sci-fi adventure Terra Nova - has condemned the decision despite admitting the show was flawed.

The 59-year-old actor, who played Commander Taylor, expressed his dismay at the news of the cancellation in a statement to Deadline.

Lang compared the show to the Hubble Space Telescope, which he describes as having had a "serious flaw" but still "delivered images of transcendent beauty".

"So too Terra Nova,” he added. “Even in its flawed first season, each episode was full of marvellous moments and beautiful images.

"With correction, and given the chance, Terra Nova can and will deliver seasons of transcendent images and story-telling.

"Failing to renew Terra Nova is short-sighted, as myopic as it would have been to scrap the Hubble. Terra Nova is the Hubble Telescope of television."

Other cast members including Dubliner Jason O'Mara and Naomi Scott have expressed their feelings via Twitter, thanking fans for their support of the show and expressing sadness at its demise.

Meanwhile, there is talk of other networks taking up an option on the show and keeping Terra Nova on the small screen.

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