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RE: If you had a time machine...
Had some great ideas so far...
But should add the one thing I'd definately NOT want to see/hear/endure again -
and thats the assumption that prehistoric terrestrial fauna spent the entire
day screaming/roaring/yelling at each other at the top of their lungs with
their mammalian larynxes (heck, even stem tetrapods, stem diapsids and
chelicerates in Walking with Monsters!). Its as if predators must always loudly
advertise their intentions to their prey prior to attacking. I've seen enough
wild varanids and crocodylids in action to know you can have some riveting
attack sequences combined with stoic silence, at least on the part of the
Me? I'd like to see a Late Jurassic terrestrial sequence that doesn't involve
yet another look at the Morrison. Dino Death Trap was a start but I'd love to
see a more in depth look at Oxfordian China - more so now thanks to Anchiornis.
I'd throw my support behind the "day at the waterhole" idea, after all the most
entertaining JP sequence in the entire series for me was the "they do move in
herds" brachiosaur/parasaurolophus panorama.
From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu on behalf of David Krentz
Sent: Wed 30/09/2009 5:14 AM
To: Dinosaur Mailing List
Subject: If you had a time machine...
I'm working on a new documentary series that involves a whole bunch
of dinosaurs. I thought it would be nice to give you all an
opportunity to let us know some of the things you wish you could see
in CGI driven dinosaur shows that you have not seen before. We are
well aware of
dino-doc fatigue, but we are trying to break the mold with this one.
the fact that its a show and tell me this...IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME
WHAT WOULD YOU YEARN TO SEE?
What "greatest hit" moment from the Triassic to Late Cretaceous would
dream of witnessing? And with what creatures doing what to whom? I
your cynical science hats there is still a wide-eyed kid!
Violent battles? Peaceful vistas? Lazing Dinosaurs? The life of a
mosquito? Predator and Prey ignoring each other for once? A gentle
rainstorm in an ancient forest? Burrowing dinosaurs? T-Rex's
violently copulating? Inside the egg of a Sauropod as the embryo stirs
life? An endless plain of ferns?
WHAT WOULD TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY?!
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