History StockDinosaurs / WalkingWithDinosaurs

23rd Apr '16 11:58:01 AM TVRulezAgain
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** '''Hadrosaurs:''' WWD portrays ''Anatotitan'' as the representative of the duck-billed dinosaur group, but has only a very small role (it serves mainly to give a prey to the hungry mother tyrannosaur). It may seem an aversion, since the name ''Anatotitan'' was known only by scientists and dino-fans before that; but don't forget that ''Anatotitan'', as a synonym of ''Edmontosaurus'', is technically the hadrosaur which used to be identified as one of the two iconic pop-cultural hadrosaurs: ''Anatosaurus'' aka ''Trachodon''. The reason behind the choice of ''Anatotitan'' instead of the other iconic duckbill ''Parasaurolophus'' in the main WWD is not an aversion of the trope, but just scientific accuracy: the former did live alongside the "rex", unlike the latter which lived slighty earlier. However, we can see another non-stock duckbill in Late Cretaceous Asia (in the aforementioned "Giant Claw" episode): ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeHadrosaurs Saurolophus]]'' (the species Ducky from ''LandBeforeTime'' resembles the most, to make things clear); this choice is correct since ''Saurolophus'' is the most common Asian hadrosaur in fossil record.

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** '''Hadrosaurs:''' WWD portrays ''Anatotitan'' as the representative of the duck-billed dinosaur group, but has only a very small role (it serves mainly to give a prey to the hungry mother tyrannosaur). It may seem an aversion, since the name ''Anatotitan'' was known only by scientists and dino-fans before that; but don't forget that ''Anatotitan'', as a synonym of ''Edmontosaurus'', is technically the hadrosaur which used to be identified as one of the two iconic pop-cultural hadrosaurs: ''Anatosaurus'' aka ''Trachodon''. The reason behind the choice of ''Anatotitan'' instead of the other iconic duckbill ''Parasaurolophus'' in the main WWD is not an aversion of the trope, but just scientific accuracy: the former did live alongside the "rex", unlike the latter which lived slighty slightly earlier. However, we can see another non-stock duckbill in Late Cretaceous Asia (in the aforementioned "Giant Claw" episode): ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeHadrosaurs Saurolophus]]'' (the species Ducky from ''LandBeforeTime'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' resembles the most, to make things clear); this choice is correct since ''Saurolophus'' is the most common Asian hadrosaur in fossil record.
21st Mar '16 9:45:01 PM concolor
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*** Its relative ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeCeratopsids Torosaurus]]'' appears instead of ''Triceratops'' in WWD because the former is arguably [[RuleOfCool cooler-looking]] due to its larger frill. Ironically, it's now theorized that they're the same animal.

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*** Its relative ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeCeratopsids Torosaurus]]'' appears instead of ''Triceratops'' in WWD because the former is arguably [[RuleOfCool cooler-looking]] due to its larger frill. Ironically, it's now theorized that they're the same animal.
15th Jan '16 11:45:50 PM Anddrix
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*** However, it appears later in one of the two specials of ''Chased By Dinosaurs'' ("The Giant Claw"). This program was allegedly made to show the huge-clawed ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirdlikeTheropods Therizinosaurus]]'', but some people [[WildMassGuessing suspect]] the ''real'' goal just was to show [[ViewersAreMorons the animal whose name identifies the whole dromaeosaur group in pop-consciousness]].

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*** However, it appears later in one of the two specials of ''Chased By Dinosaurs'' ("The Giant Claw"). This program was allegedly made to show the huge-clawed ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirdlikeTheropods Therizinosaurus]]'', but some people [[WildMassGuessing suspect]] the ''real'' goal just was to show [[ViewersAreMorons the animal whose name identifies the whole dromaeosaur group in pop-consciousness]].pop-consciousness.
22nd Aug '15 10:34:08 PM PCAwesomeness
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** '''Walking With Monsters''': Another good ensemble of animals, this time those living before the dinosaurs. The only animal which already was well-known among large audiences is ''Dimetrodon'', and many dino-fans have been pleasantly surprised to see things such as ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Anomalocaris]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Haikouichthys]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Cephalaspis]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Pterygotus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Meganeura]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Arthropleura]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Edaphosaurus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Lystrosaurus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Euparkeria]]'' and so on in a medium that is not an illustrated book. There is a strong RuleOfCool influence however, with many interesting animals not appearing, and the show generally does prefer showing the most impressive creature rather than the most significative in history of evolution (as said in the main page).

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** '''Walking With Monsters''': Another good ensemble of animals, this time those living before the dinosaurs. The only animal which already was well-known among large audiences is ''Dimetrodon'', and many dino-fans have been pleasantly surprised to see things such as ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Anomalocaris]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Haikouichthys]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Cephalaspis]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Pterygotus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Meganeura]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Arthropleura]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Edaphosaurus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Lystrosaurus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Euparkeria]]'' and so on in a medium that is not an illustrated book. There is a strong RuleOfCool influence however, with many interesting animals not appearing, and the show generally does prefer showing the most impressive creature rather than the most significative in history of evolution (as said in the main page).
22nd Aug '15 10:31:19 PM PCAwesomeness
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** '''Walking With Monsters''': Another good ensemble of animals, this time those living before the dinosaurs. The only animal which already was well-known among large audiences is ''Dimetrodon'', and many dino-fans have been pleasantly surprised to see things such as ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Anomalocaris]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Haikouichthys]]'',''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Cephalaspis]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Arthropleura]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Lystrosaurus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Euparkeria]]'' and so on in a medium that is not an illustrated book. There is a strong RuleOfCool influence however, with many interesting animals not appearing, and the show generally does prefer showing the most impressive creature rather than the most significative in history of evolution (as said in the main page).

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** '''Walking With Monsters''': Another good ensemble of animals, this time those living before the dinosaurs. The only animal which already was well-known among large audiences is ''Dimetrodon'', and many dino-fans have been pleasantly surprised to see things such as ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Anomalocaris]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Haikouichthys]]'',''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Haikouichthys]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Cephalaspis]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Pterygotus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Meganeura]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Arthropleura]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Edaphosaurus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Lystrosaurus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Euparkeria]]'' and so on in a medium that is not an illustrated book. There is a strong RuleOfCool influence however, with many interesting animals not appearing, and the show generally does prefer showing the most impressive creature rather than the most significative in history of evolution (as said in the main page).
29th Jul '15 2:06:29 PM Morgenthaler
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** '''Triceratops:''' Similar to the example above. It makes only a very, very minor role in "Death of a Dynasty" (''only a corpse'' shows up at all); but later the producers did look back in ''PrehistoricPark'' and ta-da! ''Triceratops'' vs ''Tyrannosaurus'' fight! (the same thing that the TalkingHeads called dumb in the making off of WWD!)

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** '''Triceratops:''' Similar to the example above. It makes only a very, very minor role in "Death of a Dynasty" (''only a corpse'' shows up at all); but later the producers did look back in ''PrehistoricPark'' ''Series/PrehistoricPark'' and ta-da! ''Triceratops'' vs ''Tyrannosaurus'' fight! (the same thing that the TalkingHeads called dumb in the making off of WWD!)
4th Apr '15 8:14:41 PM harryhenry
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** '''Walking With Monsters''': Another good ensemble of animals, this time those living before the dinosaurs. The only animal which already was well-known among large audiences is ''Dimetrodon'', and many dino-fans have been pleasantly surprised to see things such as ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Anomalocaris]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Cephalaspis]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Arthropleura]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Lystrosaurus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Euparkeria]]'' and so on in a medium that is not an illustrated book.
*** There is a strong RuleOfCool influence however, with many interesting animals not appearing, and the show generally does prefer showing the most impressive creature rather than the most significative in history of evolution (as said in the main page).

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** '''Walking With Monsters''': Another good ensemble of animals, this time those living before the dinosaurs. The only animal which already was well-known among large audiences is ''Dimetrodon'', and many dino-fans have been pleasantly surprised to see things such as ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Anomalocaris]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Haikouichthys]]'',''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Cephalaspis]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Arthropleura]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Lystrosaurus]]'', ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Euparkeria]]'' and so on in a medium that is not an illustrated book.
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book. There is a strong RuleOfCool influence however, with many interesting animals not appearing, and the show generally does prefer showing the most impressive creature rather than the most significative in history of evolution (as said in the main page).
4th Apr '15 8:12:43 PM harryhenry
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*** Its relative ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeCeratopsids Torosaurus]]'' appears instead of ''Triceratops'' in WWD because the former is arguably [[RuleOfCool cooler-looking]] due to its larger frill. Ironically, it's now argued that ''Triceratops'' and ''Torosaurus'' were actually one and the same.
*** So if ''Torosaurus'' being ''Triceratops'' is true then ''Triceratops'' is indeed in ''Walking With Dinosaurs''.
*** And the theory is that ''Triceratops'' is the young form of ''Torosaurus''. So the doc's line about the ''Tyrannosaurus'' having caught "a young ''Triceratops''" is right either way.

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*** Its relative ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeCeratopsids Torosaurus]]'' appears instead of ''Triceratops'' in WWD because the former is arguably [[RuleOfCool cooler-looking]] due to its larger frill. Ironically, it's now argued theorized that ''Triceratops'' and ''Torosaurus'' were actually one and they're the same.
*** So if ''Torosaurus'' being ''Triceratops'' is true then ''Triceratops'' is indeed in ''Walking With Dinosaurs''.
*** And the theory is that ''Triceratops'' is the young form of ''Torosaurus''. So the doc's line about the ''Tyrannosaurus'' having caught "a young ''Triceratops''" is right either way.
same animal.
9th Feb '15 7:19:25 PM Bk-notburgerking
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** '''Allosaurus:''' ''Allosaurus'' has only a minor role in "Time of The Titans" (although it appears, obviously, as the BigBad of its habitat). But then it becomes the great protagonist of "The Ballad of Big Al", a show appropriately dedicated to a specific ''Allosaurus''. For the first time visual media has done justice [[PoorMansSubstitute to its species]] at last; here it appears as a predator even more lethal than ''Tyrannosaurus'' despite being smaller, because of its capability to kill the largest sauropods (while ''T. rex'' only killed the relatively smaller hadrosaurs and ceratopsians, but only because sauropods were almost missing in its habitat, not because it was less powerful).

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** '''Allosaurus:''' ''Allosaurus'' has only a minor role in "Time of The Titans" (although it appears, obviously, as the BigBad of its habitat). But then it becomes the great protagonist of "The Ballad of Big Al", a show appropriately dedicated to a specific ''Allosaurus''. For the first time visual media has done justice [[PoorMansSubstitute to its species]] at last; here it appears as a predator even more lethal than ''Tyrannosaurus'' despite being smaller, because of its capability to kill the largest sauropods (while ''T. rex'' only killed the relatively smaller hadrosaurs and ceratopsians, but only because sauropods were almost missing ceratopsians: it did have a sauropod in its habitat, not because but its crushing teeth work against it was less powerful).in a severe case of CripplingOverspecialization).
4th Feb '15 11:05:50 PM TVRulezAgain
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** '''Iguanodon''': This is the main dinosaur portrayed in the Early Cretaceous episode of WWD (more precisely in the pterosaur-dedicated "Giant of the Skies"); and then some sort of "iguanodont" species appears as ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Giganotosaurus]]'' main prey in ''Chased by Dinosaurs'' (another example of MisplacedWildlife: iguanodonts of that size are unknown in that habitat). Interesting that, few months after, Disney's movie ''{{Dinosaur}}'' (very successful at the time if the box-office is concerned) portrayed this dinosaur as the main character. [[DuelingMovies Both shows]] have perhaps the merit to have done justice to one of the best-known and most important dinosaurs in Paleontology (much like the aforementioned ''Allosaurus'' example).

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** '''Iguanodon''': This is the main dinosaur portrayed in the Early Cretaceous episode of WWD (more precisely in the pterosaur-dedicated "Giant of the Skies"); and then some sort of "iguanodont" species appears as ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Giganotosaurus]]'' main prey in ''Chased by Dinosaurs'' (another example of MisplacedWildlife: iguanodonts of that size are unknown in that habitat). Interesting that, few months after, Disney's movie ''{{Dinosaur}}'' ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}'' (very successful at the time if the box-office is concerned) portrayed this dinosaur as the main character. [[DuelingMovies Both shows]] have perhaps the merit to have done justice to one of the best-known and most important dinosaurs in Paleontology (much like the aforementioned ''Allosaurus'' example).
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