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Jonathan Kaye
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Posted: 31 May 2021 at 8:07am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I’d probably set it in the Badlands around Drumheller! ;-)

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And perhaps during the Cretaceous?  With feathers added of course.
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Philippe Pinoli
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Posted: 31 May 2021 at 8:18am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Well, JB, Pierre Boule's Planet of the
Apes was released in 63 ;) (without the 68
Hollywood buried Lady Liberty)...Did you
read it in your youth ?
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John Byrne

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Posted: 31 May 2021 at 8:57am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

My question was rhetorical, Philippe.
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Andrew Bitner
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Posted: 01 June 2021 at 7:06am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I sometimes wonder if future dinosaur movies will be more accurate--that is, showing dinosaurs with feathers, etc.--or stay with the way they've been shown in movies, with leathery skin, etc. My guess is that they'll stick with what audiences expect rather than what scientists think dinosaurs looked like.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 01 June 2021 at 7:21am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Look for that SPECIAL EDITION of JURASSIC PARK!

‘Course, there’s a built in excuse, there. As Sam Neill’s character says in JP3, those are not dinosaurs. They are genetically engineered theme park monsters.

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Matt Hawes
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Posted: 01 June 2021 at 2:01pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Even in the first JURASSIC PARK movie, they talk about mixing frog DNA with the dinosaur eggs, if I recall correctly, which could give them an excuse for how they dinosaurs aren't feathered, and such.

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Tom Perkowitz
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Posted: 01 June 2021 at 6:20pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Andrew Bitner: I sometimes wonder if future dinosaur movies will be more accurate--that is, showing dinosaurs with feathers, etc.--or stay with the way they've been shown in movies, with leathery skin, etc.
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Not all dinosaurs had feathers. There are only a handful of fossils that indicate feathers. I have an example of an imprint of fossilized Edmontosaurus skin in my collection that is leathery like you traditionally picture. By far the vast majorities of fossilized dinosaur skin-imprint fossils do not indicate feathers. Yes, you argue that the feathers decompose more quickly before fossilization, but the skin itself does not have "goosebumps" that would indicate that it had feathers. People far smarter than me have argued both ways, but that is my understanding.
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Andrew Bitner
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JB: Look for that SPECIAL EDITION of JURASSIC PARK!

‘Course, there’s a built in excuse, there. As Sam Neill’s character says in JP3, those are not dinosaurs. They are genetically engineered theme park monsters.

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Exactly- they're not "dinosaurs," something that Dr. Wu reminds someone of in JURASSIC WORLD, too. Could be we'll see a hologram side-by-side where they say "THIS is a tyrannosaurus, THAT is what we built in our lab. See?"

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Andrew Bitner
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Posted: 02 June 2021 at 5:17pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

And Tom, it's likely true that not all of them had feathers, but so far in movies, almost none have-- and that's not likely either. But I guess we'll see in years to come if paleontology informs moviemaking.

C'mon, Ross Geller, we're waiting for you!
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Byron Graham
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Posted: 03 June 2021 at 8:44am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

A couple of years ago there was a JURASSIC WORLD exhibit at the Field Museum here in Chicago. I was pleasantly surprised to observe that some of the dinosaurs represented did have feathers, except for the big "stars" of the movies like the raptors and T. rex.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 03 June 2021 at 9:24am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Many seem resistant to a feathered T-Rex, as they are to fully fleshing out those old bones. Anything that renders His Majesty less SCARY—such as recasting him as a scavenger or loosening those shrink wrapped restorations—are most unwelcome.

Personally, I find the idea of him looking like a giant cockatoo quite delightful.

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Vinny Valenti
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Posted: 03 June 2021 at 10:11am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Walt happened to post this to Facebook just yesterday:


Methinks that Walt may also have an interest in Dinos!
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