History Series / DinoLab

3rd Dec '16 6:22:07 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* AnimalsNotToScale: ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is type 2.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In the program, they say that ''Triceratops'' moved like a crab. While this is passable, they then proceed to say that it ''behaved'' like a crab for this reason. Did ''Triceratops'' live near saltwater and feed on small food particles? Of course not. It lived inland and fed on plants.

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* AnimalsNotToScale: ''Quetzalcoatlus'' is type 2.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: In the program, they say that ''Triceratops'' moved like a crab. While this is passable, they then proceed to say that it ''behaved'' like a crab for this reason. Did ''Triceratops'' live near saltwater and feed on small food particles? Of course not. It lived inland and fed on plants.
smaller than in real life.
3rd Dec '16 3:27:32 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Dino Lab''''' is a two-part TVDocumentary from the Creator/DiscoveryChannel. Both hour-long episodes share the basic premise: a bunch of scientists working at the "Dino Lab" bring ancient [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] back to life to conduct experiments on them. Humans [[RogerRabbitEffect interact]] with {{CGI}} dinosaurs in scenes taking place at the lab, while inserted clips of ''real'' scientists explain why the dinosaurs behave the way the do. Basically, it's like ''Series/PrehistoricPark'' but without an ongoing plot and more science and [[{{Narm}} cheese]].

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'''''Dino Lab''''' ''Dino Lab'' is a two-part TVDocumentary from the Creator/DiscoveryChannel. Both hour-long episodes share the basic premise: a bunch of scientists working at the "Dino Lab" bring ancient [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] back to life to conduct experiments on them. Humans [[RogerRabbitEffect interact]] with {{CGI}} dinosaurs in scenes taking place at the lab, while inserted clips of ''real'' scientists explain why the dinosaurs behave the way the do. Basically, it's like ''Series/PrehistoricPark'' but without an ongoing plot and more science and [[{{Narm}} cheese]].
3rd Dec '16 3:27:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ScienceMarchesOn: The scientists describe ''Quetzalcoatlus'' as being cumbersome and unprotected on land, having difficulty taking off, soaring for long distances over the ocean and constantly compare it to birds. This is in stark contrast with today's image of the animal: the terrifyingly BadAss carnivorous flying giraffe that swallowed small dinosaurs whole and leaped off flat surfaces with ease, using its strong, elongated forelimbs.

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* ScienceMarchesOn: The scientists describe ''Quetzalcoatlus'' as being cumbersome and unprotected on land, having difficulty taking off, soaring for long distances over the ocean and constantly compare it to birds. This is in stark contrast with today's image of the animal: the terrifyingly BadAss badass carnivorous flying giraffe that swallowed small dinosaurs whole and leaped off flat surfaces with ease, using its strong, elongated forelimbs.
25th Aug '16 4:43:39 PM nombretomado
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'''''Dino Lab''''' is a two-part TVDocumentary from the DiscoveryChannel. Both hour-long episodes share the basic premise: a bunch of scientists working at the "Dino Lab" bring ancient [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] back to life to conduct experiments on them. Humans [[RogerRabbitEffect interact]] with {{CGI}} dinosaurs in scenes taking place at the lab, while inserted clips of ''real'' scientists explain why the dinosaurs behave the way the do. Basically, it's like ''Series/PrehistoricPark'' but without an ongoing plot and more science and [[{{Narm}} cheese]].

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'''''Dino Lab''''' is a two-part TVDocumentary from the DiscoveryChannel.Creator/DiscoveryChannel. Both hour-long episodes share the basic premise: a bunch of scientists working at the "Dino Lab" bring ancient [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs dinosaurs]] back to life to conduct experiments on them. Humans [[RogerRabbitEffect interact]] with {{CGI}} dinosaurs in scenes taking place at the lab, while inserted clips of ''real'' scientists explain why the dinosaurs behave the way the do. Basically, it's like ''Series/PrehistoricPark'' but without an ongoing plot and more science and [[{{Narm}} cheese]].
28th Jan '16 10:00:37 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* RaptorAttack: "''Troodon''". There are no words. They had those nifty ''Troodon'' models from ''Series/DinosaurPlanet'', in two different colorations to boot. They make a return in this show, right? Ha-ha. ''No, they recycled the ''Coelophysis'' model from ''WesternAnimation/WhenDinosaursRoamedAmerica'' instead!'' Sure, people unfamiliar with dinosaurs may confuse them, but there are many differences: the Late Triassic ''Coelophysis'' had a much longer neck, four fingers instead of three, a flexible tail, no sickle-claw, and probably no feathers. ''Troodon'', which was a much more advanced dinosaur that hailed from the Late Cretaceous, had a fluffy coating, stiff tail and raptor-esque claws on its feet. What the animators did is the equivalent of trying to sell a grizzly bear as a gorilla, basically. Oh, and they mispronounce it "True-don", as opposed to the correct "Troh-uh-don".
** That said, the sequel's ''Microraptor'' nicely averts this.

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* RaptorAttack: "''Troodon''". There are no words. They had those nifty ''Troodon'' models from ''Series/DinosaurPlanet'', in two different colorations to boot. They make a return in this show, right? Ha-ha. ''No, they recycled the ''Coelophysis'' model from ''WesternAnimation/WhenDinosaursRoamedAmerica'' instead!'' Sure, people unfamiliar with dinosaurs may confuse them, but there are many differences: the Late Triassic ''Coelophysis'' had a much longer neck, four fingers instead of three, a flexible tail, no sickle-claw, and probably no feathers. ''Troodon'', which was a much more advanced dinosaur that hailed from the Late Cretaceous, had a fluffy coating, stiff tail and raptor-esque claws on its feet. What the animators did is the equivalent of trying to sell a grizzly bear as a gorilla, basically. Oh, and they mispronounce it "True-don", as opposed to the correct "Troh-uh-don".
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"Troh-uh-don". That said, the sequel's ''Microraptor'' nicely averts this.
28th Jan '16 9:59:49 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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The second episode (''Dino Lab II'') debuted in 2009. Here, the animals' CGI received a total makeover, as did the show's accuracy.

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The second episode (''Dino Lab II'') debuted in 2009. Here, the animals' CGI received a total makeover, as did the show's accuracy.makeover.



** Yeesh! What happened? They could easily have avoided these by [[TheyJustDidntCare paying attention]][[note]]And they did in the sequel[[/note]]:
29th Jul '15 2:11:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* RaptorAttack: "''Troodon''". There are no words. They had those nifty ''Troodon'' models from ''Series/DinosaurPlanet'', in two different colorations to boot. They make a return in this show, right? Ha-ha. ''No, they recycled the ''Coelophysis'' model from ''WhenDinosaursRoamedAmerica'' instead!'' Sure, people unfamiliar with dinosaurs may confuse them, but there are many differences: the Late Triassic ''Coelophysis'' had a much longer neck, four fingers instead of three, a flexible tail, no sickle-claw, and probably no feathers. ''Troodon'', which was a much more advanced dinosaur that hailed from the Late Cretaceous, had a fluffy coating, stiff tail and raptor-esque claws on its feet. What the animators did is the equivalent of trying to sell a grizzly bear as a gorilla, basically. Oh, and they mispronounce it "True-don", as opposed to the correct "Troh-uh-don".

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* RaptorAttack: "''Troodon''". There are no words. They had those nifty ''Troodon'' models from ''Series/DinosaurPlanet'', in two different colorations to boot. They make a return in this show, right? Ha-ha. ''No, they recycled the ''Coelophysis'' model from ''WhenDinosaursRoamedAmerica'' ''WesternAnimation/WhenDinosaursRoamedAmerica'' instead!'' Sure, people unfamiliar with dinosaurs may confuse them, but there are many differences: the Late Triassic ''Coelophysis'' had a much longer neck, four fingers instead of three, a flexible tail, no sickle-claw, and probably no feathers. ''Troodon'', which was a much more advanced dinosaur that hailed from the Late Cretaceous, had a fluffy coating, stiff tail and raptor-esque claws on its feet. What the animators did is the equivalent of trying to sell a grizzly bear as a gorilla, basically. Oh, and they mispronounce it "True-don", as opposed to the correct "Troh-uh-don".
17th Jun '14 7:55:45 PM schoi30
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* SeldomSeenSpecies: ''Hypacrosaurus'' and ''Argentinosaurus''.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: ''Hypacrosaurus'' ''Hypacrosaurus'', ''Microraptor'', and ''Argentinosaurus''.
13th Jun '14 2:18:19 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ArtisticLicensePaleontology:
** Yeesh! What happened? They could easily have avoided these by [[TheyJustDidntCare paying attention]][[note]]And they did in the sequel[[/note]]:
** When discussing the horns of ''Triceratops'', the program shows copious amounts of StockFootage of ''Zuniceratops'' animations. While the animals were similar, ''Zuni'' was smaller and lacked the famous nose-horn of its famous cousin. This results in the narration not making ''any'' sense.[[note]]And they had damn good stock footage of ''Triceratops'' available.[[/note]]
** When Nelly the ''Apatosaurus'' is introduced in the original, she is billed as "the largest dinosaur". The sequel fixes it by using ''Argentinosaurus'', which actually ''is'' the largest dinosaur.
** See also the PteroSoarer and RaptorAttack examples.



* OffModel: Using different CGI models for the same creatures means that, for instance, the ''T. rex'' and the ''Quetzalcoatlus'' drastically change their appearance from lab scenes to StockFootage shots. Not to mention the ''Triceratops''-''Zuniceratops'' confusion. See SomewhereAPaleontologistIsCrying, below.

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* OffModel: Using different CGI models for the same creatures means that, for instance, the ''T. rex'' and the ''Quetzalcoatlus'' drastically change their appearance from lab scenes to StockFootage shots. Not to mention the ''Triceratops''-''Zuniceratops'' confusion. See SomewhereAPaleontologistIsCrying, ArtisticLicensePaleontology, below.



* [[SomewhereAPaleontologistIsCrying Somewhere, a Paleontologist is Committing Suicide by Standing in the Path of a Ceratopsian Stampede]]: Yeesh! What happened? They could easily have avoided these by [[TheyJustDidntCare paying attention]][[note]]And they did in the sequel[[/note]]:
** When discussing the horns of ''Triceratops'', the program shows copious amounts of StockFootage of ''Zuniceratops'' animations. While the animals were similar, ''Zuni'' was smaller and lacked the famous nose-horn of its famous cousin. This results in the narration not making ''any'' sense.[[note]]And they had damn good stock footage of ''Triceratops'' available.[[/note]]
** When Nelly the ''Apatosaurus'' is introduced in the original, she is billed as "the largest dinosaur". The sequel fixes it by using ''Argentinosaurus'', which actually ''is'' the largest dinosaur.
** See also the PteroSoarer and RaptorAttack examples.
18th May '14 3:36:39 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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The first episode aired in 2006, and relied heavily on StockFootage taken from ''WesternAnimation/WhenDinosaursRoamedAmerica'' and ''Series/DinosaurPlanet''. In fact, several of the animals themselves were simply reused CGI models from those shows.

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The first episode aired in 2006, 2006 and relied heavily on StockFootage taken from ''WesternAnimation/WhenDinosaursRoamedAmerica'' and ''Series/DinosaurPlanet''. In fact, several of the animals themselves were simply reused CGI models from those shows.
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