History YMMV / WalkingWithDinosaurs

17th Jun '17 5:28:18 PM Gosicrystal
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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]] (''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 [[AccidentallyCorrectWriting a dromaeosaur just the right size to match with this creature was discovered in the exact formation the episode takes place in]] (''Dakotaraptor'').
15th May '17 12:08:52 PM chasemaddigan
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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.



** 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.



** In ''Walking With Monsters''. For all its hunting prowess and deadliness, the famous crested mammal-ancestor ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursNonDinosaurs Dimetrodon]]'' looks pretty damn goofy when it's running.
** The sensationalist narration making it seem like we are at war with other creatures is pretty cheesy.
** Justified in the fact that every land vertebrate at that time period ran more or less like that, and the 10-feet one was likely to outrun everything else. And its following evolutionary stage (the gorgonopsid) loses its "clumsiness" altogether and gallops after prey at high speeds, which it would have done in RealLife.



** The scene depicting the gradual Permian Extinction for ''Monsters''.



** ''Walking with Monsters'' suffers from some particularly bad-looking CGI composition. A lot of times, animals either clip into the scenery, their shadows rarely correspond to the irregularities or the color of the ground, and in some shots, they are cropped a little bit too far from the screen's edge ([[http://i53.tinypic.com/ofpuz4.png like this poor fish]]), so you can even see parts of the background "through" them.[[note]]Though this last one may depend on whether or not you watch it on DVD. At least one version of the ''Walking with Dinosaurs'' DVD also has some strange goings on at the edges of the screen.[[/note]]



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: In ''Walking with Monsters'', the evolution sequence from ''Cephalaspis'' to ''Hynerpeton'' (armored jawless fish to early tetrapod/early emphibian) skips a number of steps that would have made interesting sequences in their own right (jawed fish of all sorts, lobe finned fish, etc.).
** This means the villain of the third sequence, the giant ''Hyneria'', was actually part of our ancestry. Not all human ancestors were weak.



** The ''Diictodon'' in ''Monsters''. They sound adorable as well.
12th May '17 7:28:57 PM chasemaddigan
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** 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.



** ''Titanomyrma''.
** The woolly rhinoceros.



** The ''Australopithecus'' banding together to save Blue from the ''Dinofelis'' for ''Beasts''.



** For another case of "apex predator with children vs. mass extinction", the ''Basilosaurus'' from WWB.
** The old ''Ornithocheirus''. He risked his life flying all the way to his old mating grounds, is driven away the minute he gets there, and dies of exhaustion without managing to mate at all.
** StoicWoobie: The mother ''Gastornis'' from the first episode of WWB, after she discovers that [[spoiler:her hatchling has been eaten by a swarm of ants]]. You can tell that she's not happy about it in the slightest, but her only response is to huff quietly and walk away, presumably to seek a new nesting sight.

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** For another case of "apex predator with children vs. mass extinction", the ''Basilosaurus'' from WWB.
** The old ''Ornithocheirus''. He risked his life flying all the way to his old mating grounds, is driven away the minute he gets there, and dies of exhaustion without managing to mate at all.
** StoicWoobie: The mother ''Gastornis'' from the first episode of WWB, after she discovers that [[spoiler:her hatchling has been eaten by a swarm of ants]]. You can tell that she's not happy about it in the slightest, but her only response is to huff quietly and walk away, presumably to seek a new nesting sight.
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6th May '17 6:07:31 PM schoi30
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* MoralEventHorizon: To some viewers, Scowler crosses this when he disowns Patchi and leaves him stuck in a ditch to be killed by predators for leading the herd away from a lake of thin ice that he himself led into (and never shows remorse or responsibility for it).

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* MoralEventHorizon: To some viewers, Scowler almost crosses this when he disowns Patchi and leaves him stuck in a ditch to be killed by predators for leading the herd away from a lake of thin ice that he himself led into (and never shows remorse or responsibility for it).it). By ''almost'' as in he redeems himself as he's getting mauled by Gorgon and Patchi rescues him.
3rd May '17 6:42:36 PM rjd1922
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** Juniper, from the 2013 movie, is considered a bizarre Gender Scrappy for being a FlatCharacter and evident of the gratuitous sexism the movie shows.

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** Juniper, from the 2013 movie, is considered a bizarre Gender ''Gender'' Scrappy for being a FlatCharacter and evident of the gratuitous sexism the movie shows.



** Hell, ''[[UpToEleven the whole damn 2013 movie could be counted as this,]]'' it's just we don't have a category for ''films.''
13th Apr '17 10:14:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AwesomeArt: Specifically, Awesome FanArt: [[ScienceMarchesOn since much of the series has become outdated, people on Deviant Art have begun making their own versions of the series that are more up to date than the original.

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* AwesomeArt: SugarWiki/AwesomeArt: Specifically, Awesome FanArt: [[ScienceMarchesOn since much of the series has become outdated, outdated]], people on Deviant Art have begun making their own versions of the series that are more up to date than the original.
11th Apr '17 4:17:08 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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** The ''Cryptoclidus'' and baby ''Opthalmosaurus'' in "Cruel Sea". The former is basically a Jurassic seal (Although closer to a fully marine penguin in RealLife...still sounds cute) and the latter is essentially a Jurassic dolphin.

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** The ''Cryptoclidus'' and baby ''Opthalmosaurus'' in "Cruel Sea". The former is basically a Jurassic seal (Although (although closer to a fully marine penguin in RealLife...RealLife… still sounds cute) and the latter is essentially a Jurassic dolphin.



** And finally, the baby ''Tyrannosaurus'' from "Death of a Dynasty". Especially [[TheWoobie the runt of the litter]].

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** And finally, the The baby ''Tyrannosaurus'' from "Death of a Dynasty". Especially [[TheWoobie the runt of the litter]].



** The ''Diictodon'' in Monsters. They sound adorable as well.

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** The ''Diictodon'' in Monsters.''Monsters''. They sound adorable as well.
10th Apr '17 9:38:13 PM MetaBuu
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** The ''Diictodon'' in Monsters. They sound adorable as well.
24th Mar '17 7:36:49 AM Flameal15k
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* AwesomeArt: Specifically, Awesome FanArt: [[ScienceMarchesOn since much of the series has become outdated, people on Deviant Art have begun making their own versions of the series that are more up to date than the original.
22nd Mar '17 10:24:01 AM CJCroen1393
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** In "Giant of the Skies", the tapejarids are depicted as having black bodies and red crests. In 2017, a tapejarid was discovered with preserved melanosomes (pigment cells). Guess what colors its body and crest were.
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