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Re: Bouncing Allosaurs


Thanks for the reply. Yes, I do agree with you on the Rex and Allousaur
gait. It is a little funky. I do have the WWD set at my studio, but I sure
would like to see that "Big Al" show itself. Was it just based on a
fictional tale of an allosaur's life similar to the tales in WWD? And did
they do anything about fixing those somewhat "off" nasal horns that went
clear back over the orbits? (But I suppose with extra horn growth  that
wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility.) Or did they use most of the
same footage from WWD? Well hopefully the Discovery Channel will air it here
Thanks again.

Todd Marshall

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Taylor" <mike@tecc.co.uk>
To: <todd@sunstorm.net>
Cc: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 10:02 AM
Subject: Re: Bouncing Allosaurs

> > Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 10:01:04 -0600
> > From: "Todd Marshall" <todd@sunstorm.net>
> >
> > 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?
> Yes, I am from the UK; the BBC, to its credit, thought that Big Al was
> important and interesting enough to go out of Christmas day!
> But you don't need to have seen that WWD special to have seen the
> bouncing Allosaur gait -- it's all over the relevant episodes of the
> original WWD, and if I remember correctly, their T. rex did something
> rather similar.
>  _/|_ _______________________________________________________________
> /o ) \/  Mike Taylor -- <mirk@mail.org> -- http://www.miketaylor.org.uk/
> )_v__/\  "If are a fascinating writer, then you follow a deeper set of
> rules which make the normal ones irrelevant. If not, then you
> need to follow the normal rules until you get fascinating" --
> Greg Gunther.
> P.S.  For anyone else who didn't know, I have been told in private
> correspondence that the correct plural of "Allosaurus" is "Allosauri"
> -- which I guess is obvious, by analogy with Hippopotamus, if I'd
> spotted the similarity.