History YMMV / WalkingWithDinosaurs

20th Sep '16 4:09:39 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** Gorgon from the 3D film. Partially for being one of the few named characters not to receive an annoying voiceover.

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** Gorgon from the 3D film. Partially film, partially for being one of the few named characters not to receive an annoying voiceover.



** The TerribleTrio of Azhdarchids from the 3D movie, due to their slapstick and [[UglyCute strange adorableness]].

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** The TerribleTrio of Azhdarchids azhdarchids from the 3D movie, due to their slapstick and [[UglyCute strange adorableness]].
20th Sep '16 1:56:02 AM Snicka
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** The dromaeosaurid from "Death of a Dynasty" was seen as an example of AnachronismStew, as ''Dromaeosaurus'' (what the animal was called during production despite its flaws) was extinct by the K/Pg extinction. Skip ahead to 2015, and a dromaeosaur just the right size to match with this creature was discovered in the exact formation the episode takes place in (''Dakotaraptor'').

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** The dromaeosaurid from "Death of a Dynasty" was seen as an example of AnachronismStew, as ''Dromaeosaurus'' (what the animal was called during production despite its flaws) was extinct by the K/Pg extinction. Skip ahead to 2015, and [[AccidentallyAccurate a dromaeosaur just the right size to match with this creature was discovered in the exact formation the episode takes place in in]] (''Dakotaraptor'').
14th Jul '16 6:00:36 PM Rotide
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* DeaderThanDisco: When it came out in 1999, the documentary series as a whole was one of the most well-received and beloved of its time with its almost lifelike portrayals and managing to make several obscure genuses famous or at least more frequent in paleontology-related subjects. But, a slew of generally-disliked FollowTheLeader series, criticism from scientists for being overly-speculative, [[ScienceMarchesOn Science Marching On]], and the poorly-received 2013 movie has made the series something of a laughing stock among dino-fans for its aged CGI and numerous inaccuracies. Time for a fresh remake, perhaps?
12th Jul '16 11:44:00 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: The [=NetFlix=] episode summaries screw up a lot. By which claiming that "Giant of the Skies" centered on ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Archaeopteryx]]'', promising "mammoth ichthyosaurs" (if by "mammoth" one means "dolphin-sized") and "[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles marine crocodiles]]" for "Cruel Sea", and claiming that "Death of a Dynasty" was an examination of an unanswered query about the extinction of the dinosaurs, rather than it being a [[DownerEnding plain depiction of]] [[RocksFallEveryoneDies a giant meteorite killing them all]] [[TheMagicGoesAway after a considerable decline from volcanic activity]].
** ''Chased By Dinosaurs'' has the famous flying reptile ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Pteranodon]]'' living in the the earliest part of the Late Cretaceous (it really lived roughly in the middle) and in South America instead of North America. It was {{literal|Metaphor}}ly in the wrong place at the wrong time.
** ''The Complete Guide'' cites Carnosauria as "an ill-defined collection of theropods, whose evolutionary relationships are much contested by scientists." This hasn't been the case since TheNineties at latest. Carnosauria is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnosauria actually pretty well-defined]] and has been since the mid-nineties.
** The book also calls ''Coelophysis'' a coelurosaur. [[http://dml.cmnh.org/1995Jul/msg00412.html Itů isn't]].
** Calling ''Cymbospondylus'' the largest ichthyosaur of all time. ''Shonisaurus'' and ''Shastasaurus'' which lived in the same time and place were even larger and the former was already known to science when the documentary was made.
** The 2013 installment is not even a documentary, just ''Spirit'' with dinosaurs.
** The franchise's handling in Hungary. Nearly all of the shows and specials have multiple dubs inconsistent with each other and containing numerous translation errors. ''WWD'' itself has two titles that alternate depending on which medium you're looking at. The supposedly 4-disk DVD set only has 3: on the ''WWD'' disk, the audio is out of sync by a full second and features some atrocious sound-editing. The ''Chased by Dinosaurs'' DVD is missing the interviews described on its case, and instead has dinosaur fact-files, most of which are written in English, but one is French (the heck?), and sport several spelling mistakes. The books have been published by multiple companies, and again have inconsistent translations. Further, they are ripe with obvious misspellings and editing errors, such as entire chunks of text simply missing or ending mid-sentence.
** The Netflix summaries have mostly been fixed. Giant of the Skies is now about pterosaurs and Death of a Dynasty is just described as showing the extinction of the dinosaurs, but Cruel Sea still promises "mammoth ichthyosaurs" and "supersized crocodiles".
** In the Spanish dub of ''Walking with Beasts'', the narrator calls the beasts by bizarre 'Spanish-ized' versions of the ''English'' pronountiations of the Latin and Greek-based scientific names, giving us words like "Bassthillasuhrus" (''Basilosaurus''), "Brontothiuh" (Brontothere) and "Indricathiuh" (Indricothere). ''Basilosaurus'' (even ''Basilosaurio''), ''Brontoterio'' and ''Indricoterio'' would be correct and roll the actor's tongue better. WWD was mostly right, but they had to rename the ''Utahraptor'' to ''[[JurassicPark Velociraptor]]''.
9th Mar '16 5:29:33 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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* EvenBetterSequel: ''Beasts'' and ''Monsters'' got even more acclaim and (to some) have aged significantly better than ''Dinosaurs''.

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* EvenBetterSequel: ''Beasts'' and ''Monsters'' got even more acclaim and (to some) have aged significantly better than ''Dinosaurs''.
8th Mar '16 8:40:09 PM DinoMaurus
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** The ''Diplodocus'' hatchlings of the original show sometimes utter noises awfully reminiscent of human babies.
14th Feb '16 6:01:46 PM ading
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** The ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrue Dinosaurs Allosaurus]]'' in "Time of the Titans" certainly qualifies, considering it hunts some of the biggest creatures on the planet.

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** The ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrue Dinosaurs ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Allosaurus]]'' in "Time of the Titans" certainly qualifies, considering it hunts some of the biggest creatures on the planet.
14th Feb '16 6:01:31 PM ading
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* EvilIsCool: Not that any of the characters are actually ''evil'', but a lot of the predators which fill the role of villains are quite cool.
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles Postosuchus]]'' in "New Blood". As the narration puts it, "[[TheDreaded the only thing she fears is another]] ''[[TheDreaded Postosuchus]]''."
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrue Dinosaurs Allosaurus]]'' in "Time of the Titans" certainly qualifies, considering it hunts some of the biggest creatures on the planet.
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Liopleurodon]]'' in "Cruel Sea". It's the biggest predator on the planet, and its EstablishingCharacterMoment is probably the coolest scene in the series.
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeBirds Gastornis]]'' from "New Dawn", [[ScienceMarchesOn though the real thing has turned out to be significantly less cool.]]
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeMammals Hyaenodon]]'' from "Land of Giants" is one of the biggest land carnivores of its time and certainly one of the fiercest. Also the [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeMammals entelodonts]], who very much deserve their title "hogs from Hell".
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeMammals Dinofelis]]'' from "Next of Kin" is basically a super sized leopard, with saber teeth, and more muscular body. Our ancestors learn who is the top predator of the savannah in a hard way.
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Anomalocaris]]'' in The Cambrian, the first top predator ever.
** The ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeOtherExtinctCreatures Proterogyrinus]]'' in The Carboniferous remains top predator in a world ruled by creepy-crawlies.
14th Feb '16 10:25:22 AM ading
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** The arthropods in ''Monsters''. Whereas predators in other instalments are portrayed as {{Non-Malicious Monster}}s who are only villains because we see things from the perspective of their prey (or aren't villains at all, in some cases), the narrator in ''Monsters'' paints the predators of human ancestors as though they're [[PrehistoricMonster vicious, evil, malevolent brutes who are waging some kind of "war on vertebrates".]] This is even though, like the "villains" of ''Dinosaurs'' and ''Beasts'', the arthropods are just regular animals doing what they have to do to survive.

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** The arthropods in ''Monsters''. Whereas predators in other instalments are portrayed as {{Non-Malicious {{Non Malicious Monster}}s who are only villains because we see things from the perspective of their prey (or aren't villains at all, in some cases), the narrator in ''Monsters'' paints the predators of human ancestors as though they're [[PrehistoricMonster vicious, evil, malevolent brutes who are waging some kind of "war on vertebrates".]] This is even though, like the "villains" of ''Dinosaurs'' and ''Beasts'', the arthropods are just regular animals doing what they have to do to survive.
14th Feb '16 10:25:07 AM ading
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* DesignatedVillain: Of the 3D movie, Gorgon. He's treated as the main villain, and yet just a predator trying to survive and feed his pack. Probably justified, though, as the story is told from the point of view of his prey.

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Of the 3D movie, Gorgon. He's treated as the main villain, and yet just a predator trying to survive and feed his pack. Probably justified, though, as the story is told from the point of view of his prey.prey.
** The arthropods in ''Monsters''. Whereas predators in other instalments are portrayed as {{Non-Malicious Monster}}s who are only villains because we see things from the perspective of their prey (or aren't villains at all, in some cases), the narrator in ''Monsters'' paints the predators of human ancestors as though they're [[PrehistoricMonster vicious, evil, malevolent brutes who are waging some kind of "war on vertebrates".]] This is even though, like the "villains" of ''Dinosaurs'' and ''Beasts'', the arthropods are just regular animals doing what they have to do to survive.
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