History Series / ClashOfTheDinosaurs

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''
5th Feb '14 8:16:05 PM CyborgIguana
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** At least they got the quadrupedal launch right. That's about it, unfortunately.
18th Sep '13 2:08:01 PM tigris115
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** While the [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs raptors]] were nice and feathered, they still weren't quite feathered ''enough''.

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** While the [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs raptors]] were nice and feathered, they still weren't quite feathered ''enough''. Also, the broken wrists.
28th Aug '13 10:14:25 AM tigris115
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* PaletteSwap: The extinction special has this with any new species they show. [[TheyJustDidn'tCare They don't even change the color.]]

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* PaletteSwap: The extinction special has this with any new species they show. [[TheyJustDidn'tCare [[TheyJustDidntCare They don't even change the color.]]
28th Aug '13 10:13:38 AM tigris115
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* PaletteSwap: The extinction special has this with any new species they show. They don't even change the color.

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* PaletteSwap: The extinction special has this with any new species they show. [[TheyJustDidn'tCare They don't even change the color.]]
28th Aug '13 10:13:09 AM tigris115
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* PalleteSwap: The extinction special has this with any new species they show. They don't even change the color.

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* PalleteSwap: PaletteSwap: The extinction special has this with any new species they show. They don't even change the color.
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