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RE: Bouncing Allosaurs

It's been out in France as well, and right, the runnig of big Al looks weird. 
One wonders if it's not going to fall at each bounce. It's not expected from 
such a heavy creature, is it?

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Todd Marshall [mailto:todd@sunstorm.net]
  Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 5:01 PM
  To: dinosaur
  Subject: Re: Bouncing Allosaurs

  Mike Taylor wrote: 


  >Last night I re-watched the WWD special on "Big Al" and once again I

  was troubled by the gait of the running Allosaurs.  It's clearest on

  the frontal shot of the large female running towards the corpse of the

  collapsed Diplodocus.  She bounces up and down in what seems to me a

  very inefficient way -- what a waste of energy!

  Is this a good construction, or did large theropods more like run with

  their bodies moving in a more or less straight horizontal line, like

  large running birds today?  If my hunch is right, then what were the

  WWD people thinking?< 


  Does anyone know; if and when this WWD special on "Big Al" is going to be 
aired here in the US ( I take it Mike is from the UK, or am I wrong? If so 
sorry)? I don't think I missed it, have I?