'Terra Nova' debut hatches at Comic-Con

By DERRIK J. LANG | July 23, 2011 | 5:43 PM EDT

Crowds arrive at Comic-Con International 2011 convention held in San Diego Saturday, July 23, 2011. The annual comic book and popular arts convention attracts over 100,000 people and runs through Sunday July 24. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Comic-Con attendees took the first bite out of "Terra Nova."

During a panel Saturday, the cast and crew of the upcoming Fox dinosaur drama unveiled the first half of the two-hour premiere, which is scheduled to debut Sept. 26.

The footage featured the Shannon family traveling from an overpopulated 2149 to a pre-historic past where they encountered a giant centipede, band of renegades, plant-eating Brachiosaurus and one hungry T-Rex.

Stephan Lang, who stars as the leader of the Terra Nova settlement, flew from Australia, where the show is currently being filmed, to appear at the pop-culture convention. After the crowd of more than 4,000 roared when one human was devoured by a dinosaur, Lang joked there might be "a mandate from the network there will be one eating per week."