STL Science Center

STL Science Center

26 November 2012

Movie Apocalypse!

Saurophaganax, for a somewhat disputed dinosaur, has made a few waves in the world and certainly enough to be portrayed on film. Yesterday we saw a cartoon version of a meaty and robust theropod that could obviously hold its own in a fight (I know it was a made up cartoon fight, but who does not enjoy even a cartoon clash of dinosaurs?). Today we see how Saurophaganax is depicted by Dinosaur-Quest:

and then how BBC's Planet Dinosaur, if we are lucky enough to find a working clip (BBC shows do not always play in North America from their website; copyright laws or some such), depicts the differences in Allosaurus and Saurophaganax. The closest I come to finding a decent clip is a filmed off of a television clip with the sound edited (no idea why). Put it on mute and we can watch the differences without the sound edits. The BBC is very stingy about putting up clips that I want to use when I need them. If anyone has had the ability to watch Planet Dinosaur (I have not had cable, by choice, for nearly 6 years now) than it may have already come to your attention. If not, watch the link above and see how the BBC portrays the differences at least. Hopefully more visuals of the differences in Allosaurus and Saurophaganax will come into the limelight in the years to come.

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