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Re: Jurassic Park 4 - new dinosaur, no feathers (saved from truncation)

From: Ben Creisler

This "science-be-damned" approach brings to mind the Owenesque
quadrupedal carnivorous dinosaur in Hammer Films' 1971
cavemen-lived-with-dinosaurs schlock epic When Dinosaurs Ruled the

The movie's producer Aida Young reportedly thought bipedal theropods
with small forelimbs looked sexually effeminate and nixed a
Tyrannosaurus. The filmmakers substituted a totally invented--and
fairly clumsy-looking-- quadrupedal giant meat-eating dinosaur.

At least the Jurassic Park franchise has proved that bipedal theropods
with small forelimbs can be scary! Now to prove that feathered
theropods look scarier than naked ones...



On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 9:23 AM,  <quailspg@frii.com> wrote:
> Just in case it was truncated for other folks --
> David Orr wrote:
> Yes absolutely. I ran down a plausible, meaningful scenario for feathered
> dinos here -
> http://chasmosaurs.blogspot.com/2013/03/jurassic-park-4-lost-cause.html
> I'm sure it could work, and believe there could be a way JP4 could be as
> meaningful to this time as the original was in the early 90s.
> David
> On Apr 9, 2013 10:56 AM, <quailspg@frii.com> wrote:
>> Rick wrote:
>>> Maybe it's because the first 3 movies didn't have feathered dinosaurs,
>>> and
>>> the the in-universe twist that's driven all the movies is that they used
>>> frog DNA to fill out the missing pieces. Weak, perhaps, but maybe they
>>> thought it was a better choice than just suddenly having a feathered
>>> dino.
>> You would think that some *creative*, if not *scientific*, explanation
>> could be cooked up for the sudden appearance of feathers for an
>> audience-friendly Jurassic Park re-boot.
>> -- Donna Braginetz