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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...
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