History Series / WalkingWithDinosaurs

18th Apr '18 11:04:47 PM Twiddler
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-->'''Scowler''': Remember, they can smell fear!
-->'''Patchi''': Sorry, [[ToiletHumor that's not fear...]]
-->'''Juniper''': (''deadpan'') I think I just stepped in some "fear".

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-->'''Scowler''': -->'''Scowler:''' Remember, they can smell fear!
-->'''Patchi''': -->'''Patchi:''' Sorry, [[ToiletHumor that's not fear...]]
-->'''Juniper''': -->'''Juniper:''' (''deadpan'') I think I just stepped in some "fear".
18th Apr '18 11:04:20 PM Twiddler
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[[folder: Walking with Dinosaurs 3D]]

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18th Apr '18 11:03:56 PM Twiddler
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4th Mar '18 4:58:28 PM nombretomado
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* PrehistoricMonster: Averted, with the exception of ''Walking with Monsters'' and ''Sea Monsters''. Prehistoric animals behave like real animals, although a few (like ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'' and the [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeMammals entelodonts]]) are shown in a sinister light. Particularly notable is Big Al in ''The Ballad of Big Al'', whose fate [[spoiler:left many viewers sad]]. Also notable is T. rex in the original series, which were shown more as playful youngsters and good mothers than scary killers.

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* PrehistoricMonster: Averted, with the exception of ''Walking with Monsters'' and ''Sea Monsters''. Prehistoric animals behave like real animals, although a few (like ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'' and the [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeMammals entelodonts]]) are shown in a sinister light. Particularly notable is Big Al in ''The Ballad of Big Al'', whose fate [[spoiler:left many viewers sad]]. Also notable is T. rex in the original series, which were shown more as playful youngsters and good mothers than scary killers.



* RuleOfCool: Several examples throughout the series, especially about speculative animal behaviour. Another example is the fact that only the most spectacular animals of each taxonomic group are usually portrayed in almost all the shows of the series, despite they were probably less common in their environments that their smaller relatives (like what happens among modern animals as well). However, we can see many small-sized prehistoric animals too. Still another example is that many animals are more or less ''oversized'' in the program: the two most striking examples are the swimming ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'' and the flying ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Ornithocheirus]]''.

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* RuleOfCool: Several examples throughout the series, especially about speculative animal behaviour. Another example is the fact that only the most spectacular animals of each taxonomic group are usually portrayed in almost all the shows of the series, despite they were probably less common in their environments that their smaller relatives (like what happens among modern animals as well). However, we can see many small-sized prehistoric animals too. Still another example is that many animals are more or less ''oversized'' in the program: the two most striking examples are the swimming ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'' and the flying ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Ornithocheirus]]''.



* ThreateningShark: Subverted mostly, as sharks in the series can't hold a candle to larger predators like ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Dunkleosteus]]'', ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Hyneria]]'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeMammals Basilosaurus]]''.

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* ThreateningShark: Subverted mostly, as sharks in the series can't hold a candle to larger predators like ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Dunkleosteus]]'', ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Hyneria]]'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeMammals Basilosaurus]]''.



* AlwaysABiggerFish: Happens on several occasions. Perhaps the most memorable of which was the huge marine reptile ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'' snatching the medium-sized carnivorous dinosaur ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeLargeTheropods Eustreptospondylus]]'' from the shore. Also an example of [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology another trope]] since ''Liopleurodon'' was probably closer to 4.5-6.5 meters rather than the absurd 25 meters noted in the episode.

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* AlwaysABiggerFish: Happens on several occasions. Perhaps the most memorable of which was the huge marine reptile ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'' snatching the medium-sized carnivorous dinosaur ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeLargeTheropods Eustreptospondylus]]'' from the shore. Also an example of [[ArtisticLicensePaleontology another trope]] since ''Liopleurodon'' was probably closer to 4.5-6.5 meters rather than the absurd 25 meters noted in the episode.



* ArtEvolution: If you count the two shows as being related, then compare the ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs T. rex]]'' in the [[http://www.abc.net.au/dinosaurs/fact_files/volcanic/images/tyrannosaurus_z1.jpg original series]] and the ones in ''[[http://www.dinosoria.com/cinema/bbc_02.jpg Prehistoric Park]]'' (the same thing about the "[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs sabretooth cat]]").

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* ArtEvolution: If you count the two shows as being related, then compare the ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs T. rex]]'' in the [[http://www.abc.net.au/dinosaurs/fact_files/volcanic/images/tyrannosaurus_z1.jpg original series]] and the ones in ''[[http://www.dinosoria.com/cinema/bbc_02.jpg Prehistoric Park]]'' (the same thing about the "[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs "[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs sabretooth cat]]").



* GiantFlyer: Several giant [[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs pterosaurs]] (the correct name instead of "pterodactyl"). From the first series, both ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Ornithocheirus]]'' (oversized) and ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Quetzalcoatlus]]'' (not oversized) had a wingspan of 45 feet.

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* GiantFlyer: Several giant [[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs [[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs pterosaurs]] (the correct name instead of "pterodactyl"). From the first series, both ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Ornithocheirus]]'' (oversized) and ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Quetzalcoatlus]]'' (not oversized) had a wingspan of 45 feet.



* PaletteSwap: Similar looking animals (like ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Utahraptor]]'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirdlikeTheropods Dromaeosaurus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Allosaurus]]'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeLargeTheropods Australovenator]]'', various ornithopods) were just these. Certain animals (like large theropods and ornithopods) only got new heads. You can tell, because many creatures have the exact same folds and blood vessels on their skin. Then, there is ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Plesiopleurodon]]'', which is just StockFootage of ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'' from the previous episode, only tinted lighter.

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* PaletteSwap: Similar looking animals (like ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Utahraptor]]'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirdlikeTheropods Dromaeosaurus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Allosaurus]]'' and ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeLargeTheropods Australovenator]]'', various ornithopods) were just these. Certain animals (like large theropods and ornithopods) only got new heads. You can tell, because many creatures have the exact same folds and blood vessels on their skin. Then, there is ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Plesiopleurodon]]'', which is just StockFootage of ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'' from the previous episode, only tinted lighter.



* RedHerring: ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeLargeTheropods Eustreptospondylus]]'' being shown during the opening narration of ''Cruel Sea'', with Kenneth Branagh talking about "the most fearsome predator of the Jurassic" that "is watching his prey". Only a few moments later it becomes obvious that [[spoiler:this narration ''wasn't'' about ''Eustreptospondylus'', but instead about ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'']]

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* RedHerring: ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeLargeTheropods Eustreptospondylus]]'' being shown during the opening narration of ''Cruel Sea'', with Kenneth Branagh talking about "the most fearsome predator of the Jurassic" that "is watching his prey". Only a few moments later it becomes obvious that [[spoiler:this narration ''wasn't'' about ''Eustreptospondylus'', but instead about ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'']]



** If the animal is another predator, another way is to have it [[AlwaysABiggerFish prey on or scare away]] another stereotypically dangerous predator such as a theropod or shark. Most famously done with ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]''; and then the several ThreateningShark examples of course (see above).

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** If the animal is another predator, another way is to have it [[AlwaysABiggerFish prey on or scare away]] another stereotypically dangerous predator such as a theropod or shark. Most famously done with ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]''; and then the several ThreateningShark examples of course (see above).



* GiantFlyer: ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Pteranodon]]''. And, while they're not focused on or mentioned by name, ''Azhdarcho''.

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* GiantFlyer: ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Pteranodon]]''. And, while they're not focused on or mentioned by name, ''Azhdarcho''.



* GiantFlyer: The ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Pteranodon]]''s.

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* GiantFlyer: The ''[[StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Pteranodon]]''s.
20th Jan '18 4:54:00 PM CJCroen1393
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* SecondarySexualCharacteristics: A few examples occur here and there. For instance:
** Female ''T. rexes'' are portrayed as being [[MoreDeadlyThanTheMale larger and more aggressive]] than their male counterparts. [[ScienceMarchesOn Do note that there's very little support for this nowadays]].
** Female ''Ornithocheirus'' are depicted as lacking the keel-like crests that the males have on their beaks, while female ''Tapejaras'' have smaller head crests than their male counterparts.
8th Nov '17 9:27:54 PM CJCroen1393
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* AdaptedOut: For obvious reasons, a ''lot'' of animals had to be adapted out of the arena spectacular, but it's noteworthy in that it cuts four of the eight protagonist animals out of the story: ''[[LightningBruiser Coelophysis]]'', ''[[GiantEqualsInvincible Diplodocus]]'', ''[[SeaMonster Liopleurodon]]'' and ''[[SilkHidingSteel Leallynasaura]]''. ''Coelophysis'' actually gets ''replaced'' by ''Liliensternus''.
7th Oct '17 5:52:53 AM Clare
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* ShownTheirWork: The production team went on great lengths to avoid [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures grasses]] during the shooting of ''Walking with Dinosaurs''. [[ScienceMarchesOn Then we found out it first appeared in the Cretaceous]], although it may not have been very widespread at the time.

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* ShownTheirWork: The production team went on great lengths to avoid [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures grasses]] during the shooting of ''Walking with Dinosaurs''. [[ScienceMarchesOn Then we found out it first appeared in the Cretaceous]], although though it may not have been very widespread was confined to India at the time.time, so its absence is still justified.
27th Sep '17 5:21:10 AM Clare
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** The narration mentions that Opthalmasaurus mothers will sometimes eat the offspring of others to increase their own young's chances of survival.

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** The narration mentions that Opthalmasaurus mothers adult Opthalmosaurus will sometimes eat the offspring of others to increase their own young's chances of survival.
22nd Sep '17 5:02:37 AM Clare
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** "Time of the Titans", obviously, with all the ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Diplodocus]]'' youngsters (called "sauropodlets" in the show), very few of whom reach adulthood, the rest having either fallen victim to predators or been killed in a forest fire. Even more so in the book, where [[spoiler: only one survives.]]

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** "Time of the Titans", obviously, with all the ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Diplodocus]]'' youngsters (called "sauropodlets" in the show), very few of whom reach adulthood, the rest having either fallen victim to predators or been other dinosaurs (mostly predators, though one is killed when it gets in the way of a Stegosaurus's spiked tail) or died in a forest fire. Even more so in the book, where [[spoiler: only one survives.]]
20th Sep '17 7:23:55 AM Clare
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** "Spirits of the Ice Forest". Although, many of the ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeHadrosaurPredecessors Leaellynasaura]]'' clan mate and lay eggs, the only ones that survive long enough to hatch are those laid by the dominant female. Even then, two out of the three hatchlings are killed (offscreen) by predators.

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** "Spirits of the Ice Forest". Although, Although many of the ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeHadrosaurPredecessors Leaellynasaura]]'' clan mate and lay eggs, the only ones that survive long enough to hatch are those laid by the dominant female. Even then, two out of the three hatchlings are killed (offscreen) by predators.
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