History Series / WalkingWithDinosaurs

13th Feb '17 8:25:24 PM chasemaddigan
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* FollowTheLeader: After ''Walking With Dinosaurs'', there came a whole onslaught of documentaries with CGI dinosaurs. ''WesternAnimation/WhenDinosaursRoamedAmerica'', ''Series/DinosaurPlanet'', and ''Series/JurassicFightClub'', to name a few.[[note]]The latter show gave the [[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs allosaurs]] and ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Utahraptor]]'' identical color schemes to the original show.[[/note]]
** Every post-WWD toy of ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'' has been given the colour scheme it had in WWD.
17th Jan '17 10:49:25 AM MrChips2301
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* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: [[spoiler: Just as the credits fade in, a Gorgosaurus breaks through the screen.]]
2nd Dec '16 1:49:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: Where to begin? [[Badass/WalkingWithDinosaurs There's at least one per setting!]]



* TheWorfEffect: A good way to show that an animal is a BadAss is have it drive off, beat up, or ''kill'' the top predator of the episode, as was the case with ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Stegosaurus]]'' (to ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Allosaurus]]'') and ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Ankylosaurus]]'' (to ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Tyrannosaurus]]'').

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* TheWorfEffect: A good way to show that an animal is a BadAss badass is have it drive off, beat up, or ''kill'' the top predator of the episode, as was the case with ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Stegosaurus]]'' (to ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Allosaurus]]'') and ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Ankylosaurus]]'' (to ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Tyrannosaurus]]'').
1st Dec '16 12:13:12 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: The giant sloth, also a OneSceneWonder.
9th Nov '16 1:48:07 AM Morgenthaler
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** ''Deinosuchus'' gets only a cameo appearance in ''Walking with Dinosaurs'' the TV series, but its {{badass}}ery is emphasized in the accompanying book, where it's stated that it's even capable of killing a ''Tyrannosaurus'' getting too close to the water [[spoiler:and later a group of them scares the female ''Tyrannosaurus'' away from freshly killed ''Anatotitan''.]]

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** ''Deinosuchus'' gets only a cameo appearance in ''Walking with Dinosaurs'' the TV series, but its {{badass}}ery badassery is emphasized in the accompanying book, where it's stated that it's even capable of killing a ''Tyrannosaurus'' getting too close to the water [[spoiler:and later a group of them scares the female ''Tyrannosaurus'' away from freshly killed ''Anatotitan''.]]
2nd Nov '16 3:59:57 PM AnotherGuy
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** ''Coelophysis'' and ''Plateosaurus'' never existed at the same time, but in this case it was truly an artistic decision, just to show how the former grew into the giant beast later in the Triassic.
1st Nov '16 1:35:27 AM erforce
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-->-- Creator/KennethBranagh, the show's {{narrator}}.

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-->-- Creator/KennethBranagh, '''Creator/KennethBranagh''', the show's {{narrator}}.
6th Aug '16 2:48:36 PM morenohijazo
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* ScavengersAreScum:
** The series, of all things, has a tendency to do the "evil scavenger" trope; while the predatory animals do have a more ominous mood to their presence, they're still depicted in a way that makes them at least somewhat admirable and interesting creatures. The same cannot be said about ''Coelophysis'' (opportunistic protagonist predator from "New Blood"), ''Eustreptospondylus'' (the token land-lubber in "Cruel Sea"), young Ornithocheirus (scavenges the dead protagonist in "Giant of the Skies") or ''Didelphodon'' (an annoying, hyena-like mammal from "Death of a Dynasty"), all of which are depicted in a rather negative, or at least macabre light.
** Its spinoff, ''Walking With Beasts'' is also guilty of this. The "Sabre Tooth" episode of the former paints the terror birds as carrion-eaters (their actual diets were made almost entirely of live prey) to make the sabre-tooth cats more likeable. This is not only biased but also completely incorrect, as terror birds are very poor scavengers and superb predator.
** ''Walking With Beasts'' also has the ''Entelodon'', which is portrayed in extremely negative light as a hog from Hell and TheBully of the ''oligocene'' period.
28th Jun '16 4:18:23 PM CJCroen1393
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** '''Land of Giants:''' ''Argentinosaurus'', ''Giganotosaurus'', ''Ornithocheirus'', ''Macrogryphosaurus'' (provided that the unspecified iguanodont is this)
** '''The Giant Claw:''' ''Saurolophus'', ''Protoceratops'', ''Mononykus'', ''Tarbosarus'', ''Therizinosaurus'', ''Azdarcho''

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** '''Land of Giants:''' ''Argentinosaurus'', ''Giganotosaurus'', ''Ornithocheirus'', ''Macrogryphosaurus'' (provided that the unspecified iguanodont is this)
** '''The Giant Claw:''' ''Saurolophus'', ''Protoceratops'', ''Mononykus'', ''Tarbosarus'', ''Therizinosaurus'', ''Azdarcho''''Azdarcho''
* StockDinosaurs: ''Argentinosaurus'', ''Giganotosaurus'' and ''Pteranodon'' in "Land of Giants", ''Protoceratops'', ''Velociraptor'' and ''Therizinosaurus'' in "The Giant Claw" (the latter was ''made'' stock by this series).



** '''First:''' ''Hesperornis'', ''Squalicorax'', ''Xiphactinus'', ''Halisaurus''

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** '''First:''' ''Hesperornis'', ''Squalicorax'', ''Xiphactinus'', ''Halisaurus''


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* StockDinosaurs: ''Tylosaurus'', ''Ceolophysis'', ''Pteranodon'', ''Liopleurodon'', ''Elasmosaurus'' and ''Hesperornis''.
28th Jun '16 3:53:19 PM CJCroen1393
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* BittersweetEnding: Ultimately the ending to the series with the K-Pg Extinction event--the prehistoric dinosaurs are gone for good, but their lineage lives on in the birds and their extinction paved the way for the mammals (and by extension humans) to take over in their stead.
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