History Series / AnimalArmageddon

17th Sep '17 1:36:37 PM nombretomado
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* AlwaysABiggerFish: After killing a juvenile [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs hadrosaur]], two ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Troodon]]'' are driven from their kill by a ''[[TyrannosaurusRex Tyrannosaurus]]''.

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* AlwaysABiggerFish: After killing a juvenile [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs [[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs hadrosaur]], two ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Troodon]]'' are driven from their kill by a ''[[TyrannosaurusRex Tyrannosaurus]]''.



** Naked [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs raptors and troodonts]]. The raptors do have some feathers, but not ''nearly'' enough.
** Elephant-legged [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs ceratopsians and sauropods]], as well as incorrect hand posture on the carnivorous dinosaurs.

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** Naked [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs [[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs raptors and troodonts]]. The raptors do have some feathers, but not ''nearly'' enough.
** Elephant-legged [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs [[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs ceratopsians and sauropods]], as well as incorrect hand posture on the carnivorous dinosaurs.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Quite a number, but the ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Lystrosaurus]]'' and young [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs hadrosaur]] stand out. In the first case, a [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles gorgonopsian]] bites down on its neck, [[CameraAbuse spurting blood on the camera]]. However, the gorgonopsian's jaw structure means that he can only shear off one piece of meat, leaving an enormous pool of blood. What's left of the lystrosaur is scavenged by the protomammal ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Thrinaxodon]]''. As for the hadrosaur, it is attacked by two ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Troodon]]'' who fail to actually kill it. They are chased away by a ''TyrannosaurusRex'', who slits the hadrosaur's throat and eats its foot.
* FeatheredFiend: A scantily feathered ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Velociraptor]]'' (with the model also used for ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirdlikeTheropods Dromaeosaurus]]'') and naked ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Troodon]]'' (with the model also used for ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirdlikeTheropods Byronosaurus]]'').

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Quite a number, but the ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Lystrosaurus]]'' and young [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs [[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs hadrosaur]] stand out. In the first case, a [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles gorgonopsian]] bites down on its neck, [[CameraAbuse spurting blood on the camera]]. However, the gorgonopsian's jaw structure means that he can only shear off one piece of meat, leaving an enormous pool of blood. What's left of the lystrosaur is scavenged by the protomammal ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Thrinaxodon]]''. As for the hadrosaur, it is attacked by two ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Troodon]]'' who fail to actually kill it. They are chased away by a ''TyrannosaurusRex'', who slits the hadrosaur's throat and eats its foot.
* FeatheredFiend: A scantily feathered ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Velociraptor]]'' (with the model also used for ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirdlikeTheropods Dromaeosaurus]]'') and naked ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Troodon]]'' (with the model also used for ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirdlikeTheropods Byronosaurus]]'').



* RaptorAttack: A half-arsed ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Velociraptor]]'' with the wrong skull shape and a pair of naked ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Troodon]]'' that take down a subadult [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs hadrosaur]].

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* RaptorAttack: A half-arsed ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Velociraptor]]'' with the wrong skull shape and a pair of naked ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Troodon]]'' that take down a subadult [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs [[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs hadrosaur]].



* StockSoundEffect: One roar is used for the ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Triceratops, Velociraptor]]'', ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Quetzalcoatlus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Dicynodon]]'', and ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeMammals Elasmotherium]]''.

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* StockSoundEffect: One roar is used for the ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Triceratops, Velociraptor]]'', ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Quetzalcoatlus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Dicynodon]]'', and ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeMammals Elasmotherium]]''.
10th Sep '17 10:35:09 AM nombretomado
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''Animal Armageddon'' is a 2009 SpeculativeDocumentary series that aired on ''AnimalPlanet''. Each episode (there are eight in total, although the DVD only includes the first four) focuses on a different extinction event in Earth's history (although there are two episodes about the end of the Cretaceous, because, you know, [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]]). The basic plot is that several creatures are shown before the extinction occurs, and that only a few of those shown will survive the extinction event. It also features cutaway scenes of paleontologists talking about the extinctions and apocalyptic quotes from Literature/TheBible and other sources.

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''Animal Armageddon'' is a 2009 SpeculativeDocumentary series that aired on ''AnimalPlanet''.''Creator/AnimalPlanet''. Each episode (there are eight in total, although the DVD only includes the first four) focuses on a different extinction event in Earth's history (although there are two episodes about the end of the Cretaceous, because, you know, [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]]). The basic plot is that several creatures are shown before the extinction occurs, and that only a few of those shown will survive the extinction event. It also features cutaway scenes of paleontologists talking about the extinctions and apocalyptic quotes from Literature/TheBible and other sources.
19th Nov '16 12:58:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: There's always at least one in each episode, with [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures straight-shelled nautiloids]] in the Ordovician, ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Dunkleosteus]]'' in the Devonian, [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles gorgonopsians]] in the Permian, [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs tyrannosaurs]] and [[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs mosasaurs]] in the Cretaceous, [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeMammals cave lions]] in the Ice Age and [[HumansAreSurvivors humans]] in the modern world. [[spoiler:And they're typically the ones that go extinct first.]]
19th Nov '16 12:58:21 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Animal Armageddon''''' is a 2009 SpeculativeDocumentary series that aired on ''AnimalPlanet''. Each episode (there are eight in total, although the DVD only includes the first four) focuses on a different extinction event in Earth's history (although there are two episodes about the end of the Cretaceous, because, you know, [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]]). The basic plot is that several creatures are shown before the extinction occurs, and that only a few of those shown will survive the extinction event. It also features cutaway scenes of paleontologists talking about the extinctions and apocalyptic quotes from Literature/TheBible and other sources.

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'''''Animal Armageddon''''' ''Animal Armageddon'' is a 2009 SpeculativeDocumentary series that aired on ''AnimalPlanet''. Each episode (there are eight in total, although the DVD only includes the first four) focuses on a different extinction event in Earth's history (although there are two episodes about the end of the Cretaceous, because, you know, [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]]). The basic plot is that several creatures are shown before the extinction occurs, and that only a few of those shown will survive the extinction event. It also features cutaway scenes of paleontologists talking about the extinctions and apocalyptic quotes from Literature/TheBible and other sources.
2nd Oct '16 5:55:52 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: Before the Ordovician extinction, the [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures eurypterids]] are easy prey for the straight nautiloids. During the extinction, the latter becomes smaller, turning the tables.

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* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: TheHunterBecomesTheHunted:
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Before the Ordovician extinction, the [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures eurypterids]] are easy prey for the straight nautiloids. During the extinction, the latter becomes smaller, turning the tables.



* TheMagicGoesAway
1st Oct '16 11:45:56 PM ElectroKraken
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* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: Before the Ordovician extinction, the [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures eurypterids]] are easy prey for the straight nautiloids. During the extinction, the latter becomes smaller, turning the tables.
** In the grip of the Great Dying, the wolf-like [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles gorgonopsians]], the top predators before the extinction, are easy prey for the aquatic ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Proterosuchus]]''.
* TheMagicGoesAway



* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: Before the Ordovician extinction, the [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures eurypterids]] are easy prey for the straight nautiloids. During the extinction, the latter becomes smaller, turning the tables.
** In the grip of the Great Dying, the wolf-like [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles gorgonopsians]], the top predators before the extinction, are easy prey for the aquatic ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Proterosuchus]]''.
* TheMagicGoesAway

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* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: Before the Ordovician extinction, the [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures eurypterids]] are easy prey for the straight nautiloids. During the extinction, the latter becomes smaller, turning the tables.
** In the grip of the Great Dying, the wolf-like [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles gorgonopsians]], the top predators before the extinction, are easy prey for the aquatic ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Proterosuchus]]''.
* TheMagicGoesAway
2nd Feb '16 11:00:05 AM TheUnsquished
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* DocumentaryOfLies: Usually averted, but it's played straight in the episode about the Triassic-Jurassic extinction. It claims that the Triassic extinction (which, while bad, wasn't going to do much more than wipe out most of the larger animals) nearly wiped out all life on Earth and turned Earth into a new Mars.
13th Aug '15 11:07:12 AM Silvermoon424
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* ForegoneConclusion

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* ForegoneConclusionForegoneConclusion: Some of the episodes try to add a sense of suspense by emphasizing how all life on Earth hangs precariously in the balance after a mass extinction... of course, the viewer is well aware that things eventually worked out, given how Earth is flourishing quite nicely.
19th Mar '15 10:25:36 PM TrollMan
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* ConspicuousCGI: Everything looks really cheaply made, which may explain the incredibly bland backgrounds and lack of feathers on most of the dinosaurs.
13th Jun '14 12:49:54 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Their tears might prevent them from getting a clear view at those awful [[ComputerGeneratedImages CGI critters]]. To list some problems besides their hideousness:
** Naked [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs raptors and troodonts]]. The raptors do have some feathers, but not ''nearly'' enough.
** Elephant-legged [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs ceratopsians and sauropods]], as well as incorrect hand posture on the carnivorous dinosaurs.
** Sauropods with their nostrils on the top of their head. A widespread image, but science shows it's wrong.
** And "''Phobosuchus''" should be called ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Deinosuchus]]'', and it went extinct noticeably before the end of the Cretaceous.
** Not to mention ''a 20-ton [[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs mosasaur]]?!?''
** ''And a '''20,000-ton [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Dunkleosteus]]??!!??'''''
*** Perhaps they meant 20,000 ''pound''?



* SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying: Their tears might prevent them from getting a clear view at those awful [[ComputerGeneratedImages CGI critters]]. To list some problems besides their hideousness:
** Naked [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs raptors and troodonts]]. The raptors do have some feathers, but not ''nearly'' enough.
** Elephant-legged [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs ceratopsians and sauropods]], as well as incorrect hand posture on the carnivorous dinosaurs.
** Sauropods with their nostrils on the top of their head. A widespread image, but science shows it's wrong.
** And "''Phobosuchus''" should be called ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Deinosuchus]]'', and it went extinct noticeably before the end of the Cretaceous.
** Not to mention ''a 20-ton [[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs mosasaur]]?!?''
** ''And a '''20,000-ton [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Dunkleosteus]]??!!??'''''
*** Perhaps they meant 20,000 ''pound''?
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