STL Science Center

STL Science Center

09 December 2013

Movie Star Here

Slightly larger than they should be, and under the misnomer of Velociraptor, dinosaurs based on Deinonychus but the size of Utahraptor pepper all of the Jurassic Park movies. Understanding the idea of Michael Crichton and being quite happy with the fact that he used a synonymic name that was, by the time of the movie's release, outdated and overturned, I am quite okay saying that Crichton's "raptors" were as accurate as he intended them to be in his book. Bearing that in mind, look at the "raptors" of Jurassic park in the way they were intended to be portrayed:

Also, one of my favorite quotes from the book:
“Hammond whined. ‘But what are you going to do to my animals?
‘That’s not really the question, Mr. Hammond,’ Muldoon said. ‘The question is, what are they going to do to us?’” (p. 303).

Also, for a slightly more updated look, check out how Deinonychus was portrayed in the BBC show Primeval:

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