History Film / KingDinosaur

20th Dec '16 4:53:45 PM janwass
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''King Dinosaur'' is a 1955 SciFi BMovie produced by Robert Lippert (known for ''Film/RocketshipXM'', ''Film/LostContinent'' and ''Film/JungleGoddess'') and filmed in three days by quickie king Creator/BertIGordon.

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''King Dinosaur'' is a 1955 SciFi BMovie produced and directed by Robert quickie king Creator/BertIGordon for Lippert Pictures (known for ''Film/RocketshipXM'', ''Film/LostContinent'' and ''Film/JungleGoddess'') and filmed in three ''Film/JungleGoddess''). The film was shot over seven days by quickie king Creator/BertIGordon.
in Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park and the Benedict Canyon area.
5th Dec '16 2:06:46 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Not so much for their respective scientific fields per se (although the zoologist does a good job doctoring up the doctor), but rather the mission as a whole; note the rocket's complete and total lack of '''astronauts'''.

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* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Not so much for their respective scientific fields per se (although the zoologist does a good job doctoring up the doctor), but rather the mission as a whole; note the rocket's complete and total lack of '''astronauts'''.'''astronauts.'''



** Ralph is attacked early on by a alligator and injured badly; however, he's pretty much fully recovered within a few scenes (two days' time, in-story). After that, his weakened state becomes essentially an InformedFlaw.
** The giant bee; they simply shoot it dead -- although it did take a lot of shots.

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** Ralph is attacked early on by a an alligator and injured badly; however, he's pretty much fully recovered within a few scenes (two days' time, in-story). After that, his weakened state becomes essentially an InformedFlaw.
** The giant bee; they simply shoot it dead -- dead, although it did take a lot of shots.
27th Apr '16 5:04:29 PM RocketMeowth
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* ItsAllMyFault: Ralph's near death-by-croc comes as a side result of his and Pat's sneaking off to snog in the night. Pat is so distraught by this that she is [[NeutralFemale unable to help patch him up afterward]].

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* ItsAllMyFault: Ralph's near death-by-croc death-by-gator comes as a side result of his and Pat's sneaking off to snog in the night. Pat is so distraught by this that she is [[NeutralFemale unable to help patch him up afterward]].



* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: Very clearly averted, particularly in the "iguana vs. crocodile" fight.

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* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: Very clearly averted, particularly in the "iguana vs. crocodile" alligator" fight.



** Ralph is attacked early on by a crocodile and injured badly; however, he's pretty much fully recovered within a few scenes (two days' time, in-story). After that, his weakened state becomes essentially an InformedFlaw.

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** Ralph is attacked early on by a crocodile alligator and injured badly; however, he's pretty much fully recovered within a few scenes (two days' time, in-story). After that, his weakened state becomes essentially an InformedFlaw.
23rd Jan '16 3:31:14 PM Kooshmeister
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The story is predicated on the notion that a new solar system has set up shop "a half-year's rocket flight away" from our own. A group of intrepid scientists turned space travelers -- "zoographer" Richard Gordon (Douglas Henderson), mineralogist Nora Pierce (Patti Gallagher), physician Ralph Martin (Bill Bryant) and chemist Patricia Bennett (Wanda Curtis) -- blast off (via stock footage of Germany's V-2 rocket) to explore the earth's new neighbors.

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The story is predicated on the notion that a new solar system has set up shop "a half-year's rocket flight away" from our own. A group of intrepid scientists turned space travelers -- "zoographer" zoogeographer Richard Gordon (Douglas Henderson), mineralogist Nora Pierce (Patti Gallagher), physician Ralph Martin (Bill Bryant) and chemist Patricia Bennett (Wanda Curtis) -- blast off (via stock footage of Germany's V-2 rocket) to explore the earth's new neighbors.
13th Sep '15 2:42:14 PM AnotherGuy
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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: One of the scientists cheerfully says that she doubts they'll see any monsters - just after they'd been attacked ''by a bee the size of a car''. FacePalm.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: One of the scientists cheerfully says that she doubts they'll see any monsters race of super beings - just after they'd been attacked ''by a bee the size of a car''. FacePalm.
29th Aug '15 8:35:25 PM nombretomado
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* StockFootage: Not unlike ''Film/TheDeadlyMantis'' (which would feature in MST3K some years later), ''King Dinosaur'' opens with about ten minutes of stock footage. Unlike the latter, however, here the stock footage is actually relevant to the story at hand -- it details construction of the rocket which will take the scientists to Planet Nova.

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* StockFootage: Not unlike ''Film/TheDeadlyMantis'' (which would feature in MST3K [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]] some years later), ''King Dinosaur'' opens with about ten minutes of stock footage. Unlike the latter, however, here the stock footage is actually relevant to the story at hand -- it details construction of the rocket which will take the scientists to Planet Nova.
28th Aug '15 1:02:54 PM phoenix
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* BeeAfraid: Especially giant, superimposed bees.



* DeusExNukina
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Especially giant, superimposed bees.
* HardWorkMontage

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* %%* DeusExNukina
* EverythingsWorseWithBees: Especially giant, superimposed bees.
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%%* HardWorkMontage
7th Aug '15 1:23:27 PM MarkLungo
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'''King Dinosaur''' is a 1955 SciFi BMovie produced by Robert Lippert (known for ''Film/RocketshipXM'', ''Film/LostContinent'' and ''Film/JungleGoddess'') and filmed in three days by quickie king Creator/BertIGordon.

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'''King Dinosaur''' ''King Dinosaur'' is a 1955 SciFi BMovie produced by Robert Lippert (known for ''Film/RocketshipXM'', ''Film/LostContinent'' and ''Film/JungleGoddess'') and filmed in three days by quickie king Creator/BertIGordon.
7th Aug '15 1:23:10 PM MarkLungo
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Upon landing on one of the planets (actually the mountains surrounding Los Angeles) the scientists confront all manner of outsized reptiles (courtesy of clips from ''Film/OneMillionBC''). When the planet's "dinosaurs" threaten our heroes, the huge lizards are dissipated by an atomic-bomb blast (more library footage). Having made the planet safe for colonization (?), the space travelers return to Earth.

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Upon landing on one of the planets (actually the mountains surrounding Los Angeles) UsefulNotes/LosAngeles) the scientists confront all manner of outsized reptiles (courtesy of clips from ''Film/OneMillionBC''). When the planet's "dinosaurs" threaten our heroes, the huge lizards are dissipated by an atomic-bomb blast (more library footage). Having made the planet safe for colonization (?), the space travelers return to Earth.



!!''King Dinosaur'' provides examples of:

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!!''King Dinosaur'' provides examples of:!!King Troposaur:



7th Aug '15 1:22:13 PM MarkLungo
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-->'''Ralph:''' Well, we did it.\\

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-->'''Ralph:''' [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/king_dinosaur.JPG]]

->'''Ralph:'''
Well, we did it.\\



Upon landing on one of the planets (actually the mountains surrounding Los Angeles) the scientists confront all manner of outsized reptiles (courtesy of clips from ''OneMillionBC''). When the planet's "dinosaurs" threaten our heroes, the huge lizards are dissipated by an atomic-bomb blast (more library footage). Having made the planet safe for colonization (?), the space travelers return to Earth.

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Upon landing on one of the planets (actually the mountains surrounding Los Angeles) the scientists confront all manner of outsized reptiles (courtesy of clips from ''OneMillionBC'').''Film/OneMillionBC''). When the planet's "dinosaurs" threaten our heroes, the huge lizards are dissipated by an atomic-bomb blast (more library footage). Having made the planet safe for colonization (?), the space travelers return to Earth.
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