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SV: If you had a time machine...

I am hesitating between two alternatives. I would very much want to see
a Mesozoic montane ecosystem, since essentially we know absolutely
nothing about what was going on in mountain habitats before the Pliocene
(or possibly Miocene).

As a bird person I would also very much want to visit Antarctica in the
Late Cretaceous to see if it was really the origin of neoavian birds.
Also we really know very little about what else was there, then or

A good compromise might be the Gamburtsev mountains in the Maastrichtian
(if they weren't ice-covered, that is). 
Since I too is very interested in the effects of Chicxulub, I might even
settle for the very last day of the Cretaceous. 

Have anyone else seen that painting showing a large bolide entering the
atmosphere with the title "Five seconds before the end of the

Tommy Tyrberg

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Hello All

   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.   
Heck, forget
the fact that its a show and tell me this...IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME

What "greatest hit" moment from the Triassic to Late Cretaceous would  
dream of witnessing? And with what creatures doing what to whom?  I  
know under
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?