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Re: Jurassic Park 4

On 10/02/2005, at 9:38 PM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:

Anyone know of any other sightings of sentient saurians?

Barry Longyear's short story "The Homecoming", featuring intelligent saurornithoidids (that's "troodonts" for the newbies here)
returned after their 65 million sojourn through the Galaxy, surprised to discover that home is now inhabited by intelligent mammals.
At one point the humans and dinosaurs are discussing what creatures were our ancestors, and one of the dinos mentions "Oh, I
remember those. They tasted great!".

It's a nice short story, actually. Would never make it as a Hollywood movie or such as there is no great war, horror, or the like.

Then theres "First Frontier" by Diane Carey and James Kirkland in which sentient, spacefaring troodontids-descendents zip back in time to try to avert the KT extinction event but are thwarted by the OS Star Trek crew. Kinda funky to watch Spock and Bones ooh-ing and ah-ing physical evidence for theropod endothermy and avian affinities over the dissection table while Kirk watches on utterly disinterested...

Brian Choo
Website  = http://www.geocities.com/ozraptor4/