History Series / TheTruthAboutKillerDinosaurs

1st Jul '17 10:51:14 AM schoi30
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* AnimalJingoism: Episode 1 is all about the famous rivalry between ''T. rex'' and ''Triceratops''. The animosity between ''Velociraptor'' and ''Protoceratops'' is also addressed in Episode 2.
1st Jul '17 10:49:27 AM schoi30
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* FeatheredFiend: ''Velociraptor''. (And it ''[[ShownTheirWork actually]]'' [[ShownTheirWork has feathers]]!)
** They proudly boast that this is the first feathered raptor on British television!

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* FeatheredFiend: ''Velociraptor''. (And it ''[[ShownTheirWork actually]]'' [[ShownTheirWork has feathers]]!)
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feathers]]!) They proudly boast that this is the first feathered raptor on British television!



* RaptorAttack: Subverted with the Velociraptor.

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* RaptorAttack: Subverted with the Velociraptor.''Velociraptor''.



* StockDinosaurs: ''T. rex'', ''Triceratops'' and its smaller cousin ''Protoceratops'', and ''Velociraptor''. Subverted with the ankylosaur, which while not identified is based on an Asian genus like ''Pinacosaurus'' as opposed to the iconic ''Ankylosaurus''.

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* SeldomSeenSpecies: ''Tarbosaurus'' appears in Episode 2 facing off with the ankylosaur, who also qualifies as it's based on an Asian genus like ''Pinacosaurus''.
* StockDinosaurs: ''T. rex'', ''Triceratops'' and its smaller cousin ''Protoceratops'', and ''Velociraptor''. Subverted with the ankylosaur, which while not identified is based on an Asian genus like ''Pinacosaurus'' as opposed to not the iconic ''Ankylosaurus''.
1st Jul '17 10:45:54 AM schoi30
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* StockDinosaurs: ''T. rex'', ''Triceratops'' and its smaller cousin ''Protoceratops'', and ''Velociraptor''.

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* StockDinosaurs: ''T. rex'', ''Triceratops'' and its smaller cousin ''Protoceratops'', and ''Velociraptor''. Subverted with the ankylosaur, which while not identified is based on an Asian genus like ''Pinacosaurus'' as opposed to the iconic ''Ankylosaurus''.
1st Jul '17 10:45:08 AM schoi30
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* ScienceMarchesOn: The show points out how our image of some dinosaurs have changed over time, but this also befalls the show itself:
** The hands of theropod dinosaurs weren't articulated in the way presented, and were locked into one basic position, with palms facing inward instead of down. The same goes for the ceratopsian hands, and the number of claws on their and the ankylosaur's front limbs are also wrong: it should be three claws on the inside with two stubby little toes on the outside, (an arrangement also seen on modern crocodilians.)
** While ''Velociraptor'' is correctly portrayed with feathers, we know it had a lot more than that. It had wings and probably a tail-fan, for instance.
** The Triceratops is depicted with scaly but otherwise uniform hide. Fossilised skin impressions show it had a more rugged appearence, with (possibly keeled) scutes interspersed between smaller, pebbly scales, and rectangular scales along the belly like a crocodile.
1st Jul '17 10:39:54 AM schoi30
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** The "''Triceratops'' crash test". The scientists drive a replica of a ''Triceratops'' skull into a porous aluminum wall (representing ''T. rex''), and when the skull breaks to pieces, they conclude that the animal was just as vulnerable. Two things wrong with the experiment: both of the participants. A real-life ''Triceratops'' head would naturally have all sorts of strengthening tissue supporting the skull, and ''T. rex''... clearly wasn't a large, square-shaped metal surface.
16th Jan '17 10:12:15 AM Morgenthaler
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15th Jan '17 11:26:51 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs''''' (2005, also known as ''Dinosaur Face-Off'' in the US) is a two-part TVDocumentary from Creator/TheBBC. Presenter Bill Oddie and a bunch of scientists and mechanics use science to deduce who would win in a fight between the two main animal characters of each episode:

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'''''The ''The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs''''' Dinosaurs'' (2005, also known as ''Dinosaur Face-Off'' in the US) is a two-part TVDocumentary from Creator/TheBBC. Presenter Bill Oddie and a bunch of scientists and mechanics use science to deduce who would win in a fight between the two main animal characters of each episode:
15th Jan '17 11:26:41 AM Morgenthaler
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The program was, in concept and execution, similar to Creator/DiscoveryChannel's ''Series/AnimalFaceOff'' and TheHistoryChannel's later ''Series/JurassicFightClub'', but [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs with more dinosaurs]] than the former and more [[FunnyMoments humor]].

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The program was, in concept and execution, similar to Creator/DiscoveryChannel's ''Series/AnimalFaceOff'' and TheHistoryChannel's Creator/TheHistoryChannel's later ''Series/JurassicFightClub'', but [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs with more dinosaurs]] than the former and more [[FunnyMoments humor]].
25th Aug '16 5:19:24 PM nombretomado
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The program was, in concept and execution, similar to DiscoveryChannel's ''Series/AnimalFaceOff'' and TheHistoryChannel's later ''Series/JurassicFightClub'', but [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs with more dinosaurs]] than the former and more [[FunnyMoments humor]].

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The program was, in concept and execution, similar to DiscoveryChannel's Creator/DiscoveryChannel's ''Series/AnimalFaceOff'' and TheHistoryChannel's later ''Series/JurassicFightClub'', but [[EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs with more dinosaurs]] than the former and more [[FunnyMoments humor]].
14th Mar '15 6:22:01 PM nombretomado
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'''''The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs''''' (2005, also known as ''Dinosaur Face-Off'' in the US) is a two-part TVDocumentary from the {{BBC}}. Presenter Bill Oddie and a bunch of scientists and mechanics use science to deduce who would win in a fight between the two main animal characters of each episode:

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'''''The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs''''' (2005, also known as ''Dinosaur Face-Off'' in the US) is a two-part TVDocumentary from the {{BBC}}.Creator/TheBBC. Presenter Bill Oddie and a bunch of scientists and mechanics use science to deduce who would win in a fight between the two main animal characters of each episode:
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