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RE: It's funny because it's true...(2)



> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Choo, Brian
>
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
> >Ugh. Seriously, this has a great potential for catastrophe. 
> Because in order to fill a 24 hr channel with >programming, 
> you need filler. If you think that we have insipid hack-job 
> documentaries on now, wait until the >production companies 
> start making whole new series re-editing previous material to 
> create "new" shows to fill >the space.
> 
> Erm... hasn't this dystopian nightmare already come into 
> fruition with "Dino Lab" (Discovery Channel, 2006) which 
> relied almost entirely on mangled stock footage of When 
> Dinosaurs Roamed America and Dinosaur Planet? Coelophysis 
> standing in for Troodon... Vivid narrative descriptions of 
> the three-horns of Triceratops set to visuals of Zuniceratops...
> 
Thank goodness that I blinked and missed this one... :-S

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
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Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
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