History Series / ClashOfTheDinosaurs

18th Jul '16 6:10:25 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: While the the criticism for the UV seeing ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is warranted (as there's no evidence of such a thing in the fossil record), some less science minded folks tend to write it off as some fanciful, if not supernatural, creation of the writers with no basis in fact. In actuality, many birds can indeed see in ultraviolet and many raptorial birds like kestrels employ this as a hunting strategy in much the same way the ''Quetz'' is erroneously depicted as doing.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: While the the criticism for the UV seeing ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is warranted (as there's no evidence of such a thing in the fossil record), some less science minded folks tend to write it off as some fanciful, if not supernatural, creation of the writers with no basis in fact. In actuality, many birds can indeed see in ultraviolet and many raptorial birds like kestrels employ this as a hunting strategy in much the same way the ''Quetz'' ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is erroneously depicted as doing.
17th Jul '16 9:31:15 PM CJCroen1393
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** An entire segment is dedicated to the mechanics of ''Quetzalcoatlus''' launching technique. Additionally, while its method of doing so is most likely wrong, the portrayal of it feeding on baby dinosaurs is definitely accurate.
12th Jul '16 11:00:54 PM CJCroen1393
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** ''Quetzalcoatlus'' being depicted as an aerial hunter that searches for prey using UV-seeking vision like a kestrel. While ''Quetzalcoatlus'' most likely did have very keen eyesight and the flight abilities for giant azhdarchids are looking better than they ever have before, it's highly unlikely that any azhdarchid did most of its hunting in flight nor had UV-seeking vision. Instead, it more likely hunted on the ground like a stork. Additionally, it's depicted as being covered in scales rather than the fuzz it was covered with in life.
12th Jul '16 10:55:29 PM CJCroen1393
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: While the the criticism for the UV seeing ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is warranted (as there's no evidence of such a thing in the fossil record), some less science minded folks tend to write it off as some fanciful, if not supernatural, creation of the writers with no basis in fact. In fact, many birds can indeed see in ultraviolet and many raptorial birds like kestrels employ this as a hunting strategy in much the same way the ''Quetz'' is erroneously depicted as doing.

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* AluminumChristmasTrees: While the the criticism for the UV seeing ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is warranted (as there's no evidence of such a thing in the fossil record), some less science minded folks tend to write it off as some fanciful, if not supernatural, creation of the writers with no basis in fact. In fact, actuality, many birds can indeed see in ultraviolet and many raptorial birds like kestrels employ this as a hunting strategy in much the same way the ''Quetz'' is erroneously depicted as doing.
12th Jul '16 10:54:17 PM CJCroen1393
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: While the the criticism for the UV seeing ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is warranted (as there's no evidence of such a thing in the fossil record), some less science minded folks tend to write it off as some fanciful, if not supernatural, creation of the writers with no basis in fact. In fact, many birds can indeed see in ultraviolet and many raptorial birds like kestrels employ this as a hunting strategy in much the same way the ''Quetz'' is erroneously depicted as doing.
2nd Feb '16 11:18:21 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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The show received notoriety even before its TV debut, thanks to the heavy advertising campaign the TV station gave it. When it finally aired, it quickly gained a [[HypeBacklash bad reputation]] due to the several serious problems that plagued it. Besides its criminal overuse of ([[VisualEffectsOfAwesome admittedly pretty]]) StockFootage, ''Clash of the Dinosaurs'' infamously ''[[QuoteMine quote]]-[[DocumentaryOfLies mined]]'' paleontology expert Mathew Wedel who appeared on it, and presented wild theories as solid facts. Thanks to these shortcomings, the program is nowadays considered by dinosaur fanatics to be one of the worst [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology dino-documentaries]] of recent times, and the offended scientist actually [[http://svpow.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/lies-damned-lies-and-clash-of-the-dinosaurs/ encouraged his fellow paleontologists to boycott the production company]].

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The show received notoriety even before its TV debut, thanks to the heavy advertising campaign the TV station gave it. When it finally aired, it quickly gained a [[HypeBacklash bad reputation]] due to the several serious problems that plagued it. Besides its criminal overuse of ([[VisualEffectsOfAwesome admittedly pretty]]) StockFootage, ''Clash of the Dinosaurs'' infamously ''[[QuoteMine quote]]-[[DocumentaryOfLies mined]]'' quote-mined]]'' paleontology expert Mathew Wedel who appeared on it, and presented wild theories as solid facts. Thanks to these shortcomings, the program is nowadays considered by dinosaur fanatics to be one of the worst [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology dino-documentaries]] of recent times, and the offended scientist actually [[http://svpow.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/lies-damned-lies-and-clash-of-the-dinosaurs/ encouraged his fellow paleontologists to boycott the production company]].
2nd Feb '16 11:10:18 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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-->(in high voice) "Hi, I'm a ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Deinonychus]]''!"
-->(in low voice) "Hi, I'm a ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeSauropods Sauroposeidon]]''!"
-->(squishing motion)
* DocumentaryOfLies: To quote Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., a talking head on the show:
-->"For those going to watch the show, a warning: The documentarians often take anything that any of the talking heads speculated about, and transformed these into declarative statements of fact. In some cases this is particularly {{egregious}}, because I strongly disagree with some of these statements and believe the facts are against some of these (say, about tyrannosaurid [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranial_kinesis cranial kinesis]]) and they present these as facts rather than suppositions."

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-->(in high voice) "Hi, I'm a ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Deinonychus]]''!"
-->(in
Deinonychus]]''!"\\
(in
low voice) "Hi, I'm a ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeSauropods Sauroposeidon]]''!"
-->(squishing motion)
* DocumentaryOfLies: To quote Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., a talking head on the show:
-->"For those going to watch the show, a warning: The documentarians often take anything that any of the talking heads speculated about, and transformed these into declarative statements of fact. In some cases this is particularly {{egregious}}, because I strongly disagree with some of these statements and believe the facts are against some of these (say, about tyrannosaurid [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranial_kinesis cranial kinesis]]) and they present these as facts rather than suppositions."
Sauroposeidon]]''!"\\
(squishing motion)
13th Jun '14 1:03:50 AM SeptimusHeap
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The show received notoriety even before its TV debut, thanks to the heavy advertising campaign the TV station gave it. When it finally aired, it quickly gained a [[HypeBacklash bad reputation]] due to the several serious problems that plagued it. Besides its criminal overuse of ([[VisualEffectsOfAwesome admittedly pretty]]) StockFootage, ''Clash of the Dinosaurs'' infamously ''[[QuoteMine quote]]-[[DocumentaryOfLies mined]]'' paleontology expert Mathew Wedel who appeared on it, and presented wild theories as solid facts. Thanks to these shortcomings, the program is nowadays considered by dinosaur fanatics to be one of the worst [[SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying dino-documentaries]] of recent times, and the offended scientist actually [[http://svpow.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/lies-damned-lies-and-clash-of-the-dinosaurs/ encouraged his fellow paleontologists to boycott the production company]].

to:

The show received notoriety even before its TV debut, thanks to the heavy advertising campaign the TV station gave it. When it finally aired, it quickly gained a [[HypeBacklash bad reputation]] due to the several serious problems that plagued it. Besides its criminal overuse of ([[VisualEffectsOfAwesome admittedly pretty]]) StockFootage, ''Clash of the Dinosaurs'' infamously ''[[QuoteMine quote]]-[[DocumentaryOfLies mined]]'' paleontology expert Mathew Wedel who appeared on it, and presented wild theories as solid facts. Thanks to these shortcomings, the program is nowadays considered by dinosaur fanatics to be one of the worst [[SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology dino-documentaries]] of recent times, and the offended scientist actually [[http://svpow.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/lies-damned-lies-and-clash-of-the-dinosaurs/ encouraged his fellow paleontologists to boycott the production company]].



* ArtisticLicensePaleontology:
** To clarify that quote-mining part: the expert was trying to clear up the misconception that large dinosaurs had two brains (one in their head, one in their hip-region). The editors made it sound like he was confirming the notion.
** What more, he clearly said that [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs sauropods]] most likely covered their eggs with vegetation. The CGI clip shows a sauropod leaving its eggs ''out in the open''. YouFailBiologyForever or TheyJustDidntCare?
** When their eggs hatch, the young sauropods and [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs tyrannosaurids]] look exactly the same as the adults. "[[WalkingWithDinosaurs Sauropodlets]]" and "[[Series/DinosaurRevolution rexlings]]" actually had way different body proportions.
** Their [[MeaningfulName duck-billed]] [[STockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs dinosaurs]] have fleshy lips.
** While the [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs raptors]] were nice and feathered, they still weren't quite feathered ''enough''. Also, the broken wrists.
** Recycling of animation models meant that the lean troodontid ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirdlikeTheropods Saurornithoides]]'' looked the same as the relatively robust dromaeosaurid ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Deinonychus]]''.



* [[SomewhereAPalaeontologistIsCrying Everywhere, Palaeontologists are Up in Arms]]
** To clarify that quote-mining part: the expert was trying to clear up the misconception that large dinosaurs had two brains (one in their head, one in their hip-region). The editors made it sound like he was confirming the notion.
** What more, he clearly said that [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs sauropods]] most likely covered their eggs with vegetation. The CGI clip shows a sauropod leaving its eggs ''out in the open''. YouFailBiologyForever or TheyJustDidntCare?
** When their eggs hatch, the young sauropods and [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs tyrannosaurids]] look exactly the same as the adults. "[[WalkingWithDinosaurs Sauropodlets]]" and "[[Series/DinosaurRevolution rexlings]]" actually had way different body proportions.
** Their [[MeaningfulName duck-billed]] [[STockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs dinosaurs]] have fleshy lips.
** While the [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs raptors]] were nice and feathered, they still weren't quite feathered ''enough''. Also, the broken wrists.
** Recycling of animation models meant that the lean troodontid ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirdlikeTheropods Saurornithoides]]'' looked the same as the relatively robust dromaeosaurid ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Deinonychus]]''.
27th May '14 4:23:37 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** ''Parasaurolophus'' gets cast as ''Choranosaurus''.

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** ''Parasaurolophus'' gets cast as ''Choranosaurus''.''Charonosaurus''.
6th Feb '14 3:59:34 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** ''Sauroposiedon'' get's cast as ''Alamosaurus''

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** ''Sauroposiedon'' get's gets cast as ''Alamosaurus''
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