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Dinosaur TV Week
Better late than never, here are some highlights of U.S. national
television programming concerning dinosaurs and other prehistoric
animals, all times Eastern (don't worry, didn't miss anything):
Friday, January 23
Disney Channel, 5:00pm
Clips and interviews, myth and reality, etc. Maybe the tape will snap
once and for all this time.
Sunday, January 25
TNT, 3:50am (some call this "late night Saturday")
The only movie with stop-motion that Pauline Kael ever liked. Always
worth watching, if only for the tyrannosaur.
TRAVEL Channel, 8:00am (Non-Americans must read "travel channel" and
just shake their heads; they're right)
"Texas Dude Ranch"
Includes segment on Alberta's dinosaurs.
Discovery Channel, 9:30am
Bonehead Detectives of the Paleoworld
Children's program about paleontology. This episode: "The Dino Clones"
-- insert own description here.
Also note that The Lost World: Jurassic Park comes to pay-per-view in
many markets this week. At three or four clams plus the price of a
tape, it's worth it. As movie dinosaurs go they look fab. I
particularly enjoyed the mated pair of tyrannosaurs enjoying a snack
about mid-flick. This is more unapologetically mind-candy than the
first poser of a movie ("sense of wonder" my eye). Less dull, more fun,
equally dumb (and that's very dumb indeed).
There: what a clear endorsement.
In hoc signo vinces,
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