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Re: Last dinosaurs of Transylvania + myth of dinosaurs on Venus + more



And if you want to see the Russian original, Planeta Bur is up at 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvewr_FwtNY  


On Apr 3, 2015, at 5:36 PM, Dan Chure <danchure@easilink.com> wrote:

> For those of you who don't already own a copy, Voyage to the Planet of the 
> Prehistoric Women can be seen on YouTube at
> 
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIks41gPBeU
> 
> VTHPOPW is a 1968 Roger Corman butchering of the Russian Planeta Bura.  But 
> Corman had previously butchered Planeta Bura in 1965 as Voyage to the 
> Prehistoric Planet, sans Mamie Van Doren. The director of VTTPOPW is listed 
> as Derek Thomas, a pseudonym for Peter Bogdanovich.
> 
> Dan
> 
> 
> 
> On 4/3/2015 2:59 PM, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
>>> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] On Behalf Of 
>>> Ben Creisler
>>> Sent: Friday, April 03, 2015 2:38 PM
>>> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
>>> Subject: Last dinosaurs of Transylvania + myth of dinosaurs on Venus + more
>>> 
>>> Myth of dinosaurs on Venus (in Czech)
>>> 
>>> https://dinosaurusblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/dinosauri-na-venusi/
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Also, this older blog (2013)  in English:
>>> 
>>> http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2013/05/venutian-dinosaurs.html
>>> 
>>> And of course, don't forget the movie "Voyage to the Planet of the 
>>> Prehistoric Women"--cobbled together from the Soviet science
>>> fiction film "Planet of Storms" with prehistoric reptiles living on Venus:
>>> 
>>> Planet of Storms
>>> 
>>> http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/planeta-bur-planet-of-storms/
>>> 
>>> Voyage to the Planet of the Prehistoric Women
>>> 
>>> http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/voyage_to_the_planet_of_prehistoric_women_1968/
>>> 
>> Oddly, there was a modicum of scientific theory behind the idea of "Venus as 
>> a swampy planet" concept, and a bit more sophisticated than Sagan's famous: 
>> "Observation: Venus is covered with clouds; conclusion: dinosaurs" quip 
>> (funny and good for science communication as it was).
>> 
>> Some early 20th Century central European geoscientists like Grabau and 
>> Nopcsa were integrating a theory of Earth History environmental change into 
>> observation of the other worlds in the Solar System. The speculated that 
>> planets oscillated between wetter (hence cloudy) phases and drier (and 
>> redder) conditions. In their model Earth of the Carboniferous (with its coal 
>> measures) was in a wet, cloudy phase; Earth in the Triassic (with its 
>> redbeds) was in a dry one; and contemporary Earth is in between. And 
>> similarly, cloudy Venus is reflecting the wet phase, red Mars the dry one, 
>> and Earth in between (literally, in this case).
>> 
>