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Re: Matt Wedel on the perils of doing documentaries
I was so exited when I stumbled upon Clash of the Dinosaurs. I watched Perfect
Predators. My sis was there to hear me counter much of the science. There was
one or two things that were interesting enough that I didn't know for sure one
way or the other and wanted to ask ya'll on the list about said but those
questions are forgotten. Something about T-Rex I had never heard before. Oh and
I'm not sure I believe a Quetzalcoatlus could leap into the air so easily. Did
it really have super fast twitch muscles? Even if it had I think it would have
needed some hops to get going. Even the bad CGI seems to suggest this.
And why do we think it was a baby eater? It might have been but have we found
babies in it's tummy?
In the end I had to turn off the series 5 minutes into the 2nd episode for the
reasons stated. Bad science, repetitive narration and the pain of watching the
same 5 clips shown over and over and over and over and over and over and over
and over and over was too much for me. When a dinosaur fiend like myself can't
watch you're dinosaur show then you get an epic FAIL as your grade.
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Subject: Matt Wedel on the perils of doing documentaries
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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