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Re: nerds & earth scientists
The Gallimimus running scene was extremely well done and what I would
like to see in a full length animated and model movie, properly done-as I
said earlier, perhaps a time travel (unscientific) to the Mesozoic or?
Ray McAllister, Prof (Emeritus) Ocean Eng., FAU, Boca Raton, FL 33064
Diving Dinosaur, Geologist/Oceanographer/Ocean Engineer, 43 years SCUBA
firstname.lastname@example.org (305) 426-0808, Author Diving Locations, Boynton/Dania
On Wed, 1 Mar 1995, Derek Tearne wrote:
> > You called it Bonnie. If the subscribers to this broup could offer the
> > groups services to the JP sequel (and if they were accepted) it would be
> > very helpful and incidentally, fun!
> > BTW, my biggest kick was when the paleobotanist just happened to
> > have a pair of upper arm length plastic gloves along so she could plunge
> > into any Triceratops dung she saw.
> Well, that is one of the 'mistakes' that isn't. I remember thinking
> 'where did she get the gloves from'. Then I realised that a vet working
> on such animals would indeed have arm length plastic gloves.
> > The dung pile sure looked like it came
> > from something a helluva lot larger than a Tri-C; something like a
> > Seismosaurus.
> Now, the size and shape of the dung piles _that_ was a mistake.
> Did anyone else spot the newspaper headline taped to the front of
> grants refridgerator? The one that said "Space Aliens stole my face"...
> Well, someone was having fun making that movie. And the shear symbolism
> of the Brachiosaurs walking out of the lake and onto the land where
> they belong was priceless.
> In fact, there are a couple of places where the attention to detail
> was extreme. For instancethe hadrosaurs drinking at the poolside
> looked and acted just like real animals drinking at water holes in
> Also, when the herd of Gallimimus (sp? and how on earth could he tell!)
> were being chased by the T-rex. How many people noticed what
> happened just after the rex made his kill? The herd stopped running and
> one of the individuals looked towards the rex, saw it had made a kill
> and immediately started eating again as the danger was now past.
> It's almost as though there were two producers making the film. One
> paying great attention to detail and another one making stupid mistakes.
> Maybe the film was running late and they just skimped on the last ten