History Literature / Carnosaur

12th May '16 6:02:24 PM MorganBaines
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* InfantImmortality: Both played straight and averted. Fiona gets killed but her brother Simon is rescued.

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* InfantImmortality: Both played straight and averted. Averted. Fiona gets killed but her brother Simon is rescued.killed.
27th Dec '15 6:59:34 AM Raptorslash
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* DumbDinos: Played with. While the dinosaurs are overly violent and bold, they're also agile, warm-blooded, and smart enough to be threatening.
18th Nov '15 6:22:30 PM Sharlee
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** Sort of applies to [[spoiler: the ''Megalosaurus'', an adolescent male who gets run down by an articulated truck while searching in vain for a mate.]]
12th Jun '15 1:12:07 AM BrokenArrow01
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* PrehistoricMonster: Despite being fairly progressive in dinosaur depictions, it is still very much guilty of this. All but one of the dinosaurs mercilessly hunt down humans and devour them long after their appetites should be sated. This is especially weird for creatures like ''Dilophosaurus'' and the plesiosaur, which would not be very well equipped to eat large, fast moving prey like human beings. However in the case of the larger carnivores like the ''Deinonychus'' and ''Tarbosaurus'', this could be [[JustifiedTrope explained]] in that mammals would have been a common food source for them as babies and they were feed cattle at Penward's estate. Just as humans have an atavistic fear of dinosaurs, the dinosaurs would have an atavistic instinct to equate mammals with easy food.

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* PrehistoricMonster: Despite being fairly progressive in dinosaur depictions, it is still very much guilty of this. All but one of the dinosaurs mercilessly hunt down humans and devour them long after their appetites should be sated. This is especially weird for creatures like ''Dilophosaurus'' and the plesiosaur, which would not be very well equipped to eat large, fast moving prey like human beings. However in the case of the larger carnivores like the ''Deinonychus'' and ''Tarbosaurus'', this could be [[JustifiedTrope explained]] in that mammals would have been a common food source for them as babies and they were feed fed cattle at Penward's estate. Just as humans have an atavistic fear of dinosaurs, the dinosaurs would have an atavistic instinct to equate mammals with easy food.
31st May '15 12:27:40 PM Vi47
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* PrehistoricMonster: Despite being fairly progressive in dinosaur depictions, it is still very much guilty of this. All but one of the dinosaurs mercilessly hunt down humans and devour them long after their appetites should be sated. This is especially weird for creatures like ''Dilophosaurus'' and the plesiosaur, which would not be very well equipped to eat large, fast moving prey like human beings.

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* PrehistoricMonster: Despite being fairly progressive in dinosaur depictions, it is still very much guilty of this. All but one of the dinosaurs mercilessly hunt down humans and devour them long after their appetites should be sated. This is especially weird for creatures like ''Dilophosaurus'' and the plesiosaur, which would not be very well equipped to eat large, fast moving prey like human beings. However in the case of the larger carnivores like the ''Deinonychus'' and ''Tarbosaurus'', this could be [[JustifiedTrope explained]] in that mammals would have been a common food source for them as babies and they were feed cattle at Penward's estate. Just as humans have an atavistic fear of dinosaurs, the dinosaurs would have an atavistic instinct to equate mammals with easy food.
28th Mar '15 6:15:16 AM Kooshmeister
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* DeathBySex: In one of the few sequences that actually gets somewhat depicted in the film, a couple of teens are [[spoiler: mauled to death by a ''Deinonychus'']] while getting it on in their car.

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* DeathBySex: In one of the few sequences that actually gets somewhat depicted in the film, a couple of teens Pat and Jeremy are [[spoiler: mauled to death by a ''Deinonychus'']] ''Deinonychus'' while getting it on in their car.
28th Mar '15 6:14:30 AM Kooshmeister
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* AutoErotica: Horny teens Pat and Jeremy boink in a Bentley at the beginning, before getting rudely interrupted and eaten.
28th Mar '15 6:05:51 AM Kooshmeister
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* ScienceMarchesOn: While reasonably accurate for its day, ''Carnosaur'' is still over 30 years old, so....
** ''Deinonychus'' is portrayed as featherless, using its claws like scythes. We now know that deinonychosaurs had feathers and used their toe claws as hooks.
** It is now known that plesiosaurs do not hatch from eggs and cannot lift their necks above water.
** It used to be thought that some theropods could be at least partially quadrupedal, and the ''Atispinax'' (now named ''Becklespinax'') is portrayed as such in the novel. This is now seen as anatomically impossible.
** Back when the novel was written, several of the featured dinosaurs (namely ''Tyrannosaurus'', ''Tarbosaurus'', ''Megalosaurus'', and ''Altispinax'') would have been considered carnosaurs, as it was thought at the time that all large theropods were fairly closely related. Carnosauria has recently been redefined as ''Allosaurus'' and its close relatives, leaving ''Altispinax'' as the only actual carnosaur in the book.
** Inversion: At the time the novel was written, ''Scolosaurus'' was thought to be a synonym for ''Euolocephalus''. Later in 2013, ''Scolosaurus'' turned out to be its own valid genus after all.
27th Sep '14 4:21:41 PM akih08
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* DeathBySex: In one of the few sequences that actually gets depicted in the film, a couple of teens are [[spoiler: mauled to death by a ''Deinonychus'']] while getting it on in their car.

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* DeathBySex: In one of the few sequences that actually gets somewhat depicted in the film, a couple of teens are [[spoiler: mauled to death by a ''Deinonychus'']] while getting it on in their car.
16th Jul '14 4:17:43 PM schoi30
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* StockDinosaurs: Subverted. Knight uses a ''Tarbosaurus'' instead of a ''T. rex'' as the novel's main threat. An ''Altispinax'' (now known as ''Becklespinax'' and just as obscure by that name) and a ''Scolosaurus'' briefly turn up as well.

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* StockDinosaurs: Subverted. Knight uses a ''Tarbosaurus'' instead of a ''T. rex'' as the novel's main threat. An ''Altispinax'' (now known as ''Becklespinax'' and just as obscure by that name) and a ''Scolosaurus'' briefly turn up as well.



*** A ''Brachiosaurus'' is briefly featured
*** A ''Deinonychus'' is the most featured dinosaur of all, and it's arguably great stock in all but name. Interestingly, this was before raptors were made stock dinosaurs
*** A ''Dilophosaurus'' is featured. This is also before it was made stock, and as such, isn't depicted as frilled or poisonous.
*** A ''Megalosaurus'' makes a few appearances
*** a plesiosaur (unknown exactly which kind) is a big threat as well.

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*** A ''Brachiosaurus'' is briefly featured
*** A ''Deinonychus'' is the most featured dinosaur of all, and it's arguably great stock in all but name. Interestingly, this was before raptors were made stock dinosaurs
*** A ''Dilophosaurus'' is featured. This is also before it was made stock, and as such, isn't depicted as frilled or poisonous.
*** A ''Megalosaurus'' makes a few appearances
*** a A plesiosaur (unknown exactly which kind) is a big threat as well.
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