'''''Monsters Resurrected''''' (also known as ''Mega Beasts'') is a documentary that aired on the DiscoveryChannel from 2009 to 2010. The basic plot of each episode (there are six in total) involves a different [[PrehistoricMonster extinct predator]]. Each episode usually has the creature hunting its prey, fighting other creatures and eventually [[DownerEnding being driven to extinction]].
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!!This series contains examples of:

* AlwaysABiggerFish: After killing a juvenile ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLife Paralititan]]'', the ''[[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeDinosaurs Rugops]]'' is killed by a ''[[StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Spinosaurus]]''.
* AnachronismStew: In RealLife, ''Sarcosuchus'' appeared a good 15 million years earlier than ''Spinosaurus''.
* AnimalJingoism: ''Spinosaurus'' and ''Carcharodontosaurus''. A more realistic clash between the two appeared in the 2011 doc ''PlanetDinosaur''.
* AnimalsNotToScale: ''Spinosaurus'' is type 1, making a light snack out of what the narration describes as a thirty-foot ''Rugops'', making the spinosaur comparable in size to Franchise/{{Godzilla}}. ''Xiphactinus'' and ''Cretoxyrhina'' are type 2. ''Elasmosaurus'' is type 1.
* ApeShallNeverKillApe: Subverted, quite a few species kill members of their own kind. The [[SeaMonster mosasaur]] is a good example of this.
* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: To quote TheOtherWiki:
-->"At the end of "T-Rex of the Deep", the narrator asks, 'But what if the comet [that wiped out the dinosaurs] had missed?' However, if the dinosaurs were wiped out by an extraterrestrial object, it would have been an asteroid, not a comet."
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Pretty much every scene involving the ''Elasmosaurus'', or long-necked plesiosaur. Basically, the neck of the one in the show is as flexible as a big snake, while the neck of the real creature would only be about as flexible as a big stick.
* ArtisticLicensePaleontology: Let us count the ways:
** Naked raptors.
** Flexible-necked plesiosaurs.
** Wrong forelimb posture on all of the theropods.
** Chewing sauropods, and their nostrils are (wrongly) atop their heads.
** Abelisaurid hands proportioned like those of typical theropods. They should be absurdly tiny with clawless stumps for fingers. Compare [[http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/monsters-resurrected-biggest-killer-dino.html this]] (Skip to the 00:45 mark, you may have to sit through an advertisement) to [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9b/Rugops_BW.jpg this]].
** Referring to the "terminator pig" as ''Dinohyus'', although it had been renamed ''Daeodon'' years before.
*** The European version corrects this at least. As the paleontologists' commentary couldn't be changed, the {{narrator}} makes an effort to point out the correct name.
** The skull of the show's ''Spinosaurus'' is modeled on that of ''Suchomimus'', which didn't even belong to the same subfamily. Compare [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_etEZg8WDrtg/Sx6qWxb52qI/AAAAAAAAAhQ/YqsVMAdM-tw/s1600/disc_sucho_skull.png the show's model]] to [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Spinosaurus_skull_steveoc.jpg the real deal]].
** And perhaps the most notorious example: Essentially, the ''Spinosaurus'' is portrayed as the ultimate predator of all time, able to effortlessly kill any other predator that lived in its time and region. In short, it is depicted devouring a ''Rugops'' with one bite, killing a ''Carcharodontosaurus'' by slashing it across the face with its claws and effortlessly tearing apart the giant crocodylomorph ''Sarcosuchus''. And that isn't all, its size is practically Franchise/{{Godzilla}}-portioned, as it is able to pick up a 30ft long ''Rugops'' in its mouth and the thing appears to be no bigger than its head. ''Spinosaurus'' didn't really grow larger than 60ft, meaning the one depicted in the episode would have been 300ft long or more.
* AustralianWildlife: The giant monitor lizard ''Megalania'', the catlike marsupial ''Thylacoleo'', the huge wombat ''Diprotodon'' and the giant kangaroo ''Procoptodon''.
* BadAss: Many creatures in the series may qualify as this.
* BearsAreBadNews: And even worse with [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeMammals bear-dogs]].
* BewareMyStingerTail: ''Sauropelta''.
* BigEater: The mosasaur. There's a reason it can dislocate its jaws.
* BloodierAndGorier: More so than your average documentary.
* DocumentaryOfLies: To a ridiculous extent. See ArtisticLicensePaleontology, below.
* DownerEnding: Kind of a given, since every creature eventually goes extinct
* EatsBabies: Many of the predators.
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: ''Cretoxyrhina'', AKA the Ginsu shark. It eats mosasaurs.
* FeatheredFiend: ''Titanis'', the terror bird.
** Also, ''Deinonychus'' (although here it's shown [[RaptorAttack featherless]]).
* FollowTheLeader: To ''WalkingWithDinosaurs''.
* FullBoarAction: ''Dinohyus'' ([[ScienceMarchesOn technically]] ''Daeodon''), the "terminator pig."
* {{Gorn}}: Almost to the point of NauseaFuel. This is a much BloodierAndGorier series than your average documentary. For the sake of RuleOfCool, perhaps?
* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: The mosasaur to the Ginsu shark and the ''Spinosaurus'' to ''Rugops'' (and vice versa).
* InfantImmortality: Averted several times. There's the terror bird eggs that get eaten by wolves, the young mosasaur that is killed by sharks, the juvenile ''Paralititan'' attacked by a ''Rugops'', the bear-dog pups that are killed by wild dogs and the ''Acrocanthosaurus'' eggs that are stolen by deinonychosaurs.
* LandDownUnder: The home of ''Megalania'', a giant monitor lizard.
* MegaNeko: ''Smilodon'', the saber-toothed cat.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: ''Sarcosuchus'', but it serves mostly to get killed by the ''Spinosaurus''.
* NoisyNature (may overlap with MostAnnoyingSound for some): And HOW! Slash! Crunch! Stomp! It's as if the SFX guys put on their headsets and recorded themselves munching loudly on a full meal. Almost every movement of the beasts is synced to ground-stomping or flesh-tearing.
* OneHitKill: ''Spinosaurus'' against the carcharodontosaur.
* [[OneSteveLimit One Mike Limit]]: Subverted. The mosasaur episode features three paleontologists named Mike.
* PrehistoricMonster: Several of the show's creatures are turned into this - it's in the show's title.
* ProductionForeshadowing: The movie theater in the ''Spinosaurus'' episode has a sign saying "Now Playing: [[Series/DinosaurRevolution Reign of the Dinosaurs]]".
* RaptorAttack: The naked ''Deinonychus''.
** It's also shown being a threat to ''Acrocanthosaurus'', despite the fact it was much, much smaller. The talking heads mention that it could have been a threat to ''Acrocanthosaurus'' ''eggs'' and ''hatchlings'', but it's shown scaring off a pretty good-sized young ''Acrocanthosaurus''. This is the same sort of misinterpretation that can be seen in ''Series/ClashOfTheDinosaurs''.
* RocksFallEveryoneDies: The Cretaceous extinction, which wipes out the mosasaur.
* RogerRabbitEffect: Each episode drops the main creature in a 21st century scenario for a scene.
* RuleOfCool: What the show operates on.
* ScienceMarchesOn: "Paluxysaurus" is almost certainly ''Sauroposeidon''.
* SeaMonster: The [[UsefulNotes/PrehistoricLifeNonDinosaurianReptiles mosasaur]].
* SexyDiscretionShot: Subverted with the mosasaurs.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: ''Glossotherium'', ''Hipparion'', ''Dolichorhynchops'', ''Cretoxyrhina'', ''Dallasaurus'', ''Rugops'', ''Paralititan'', ''Acrocanthosaurus'', "Paluxysaurus", ''Moropus'', ''Canis edwardii'', ''Ramoceros'', ''Merychippus'', ''Megalania'', ''Diprotodon'', ''Thylacoleo'' and ''Procoptodon''. The narration suggests that ''Spinosaurus'' is one, but it's really a secondary stock dinosaur.
* ShoutOut: The show's ''Spinosaurus'' [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_etEZg8WDrtg/Sx6sc582zgI/AAAAAAAAAhg/1BvTUhsHKbU/s1600/disc_spino_marshall.png resembles]] a Todd Marshall illustration (seen in the linked picture with the show's model!).
* SmallTaxonomyPools: Typically averted.
* SpeculativeDocumentary
* StockDinosaurs: What the show set out to avert. Dino fans praised it for focusing on the relatively obscure ''Acrocanthosaurus'' in one episode.
** The stock creatures that do appear are ''Deinonychus'', ''Elasmosaurus'', ''Spinosaurus'' and ''Smilodon''.
* StockFootage: Each 45-minute episode has about ten or fifteen minutes of CGI sprinkled throughout. However, there have been [[Series/ClashOfTheDinosaurs worse offenders]].
** Scenes from ''WesternAnimation/WhenDinosaursRoamedAmerica'' and ''Series/DinosaurPlanet'' are used throughout, and at least one scene from ''[[Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs Walking with Beasts]]'' appears.
* TalkingHeads
* TyrannosaurusRex: Somewhat subverted. The king himself doesn't have an episode, but he appears in stock footage throughout.
** ''Acrocanthosaurus'', ''Carcharodontosaurus'' and ''Spinosaurus'' pretty much fill the same role.
* TheWorfEffect: It effects the ''Spinosaurus'' quite embarrassingly, given its portrayal as a BadAss.
* WeaksauceWeakness: ''Spinosaurus''' sail is an extension of its vertebrae - if it tips over, it breaks its back and dies.
** Another YouFailBiologyForever for the documentary, as the spines would not have included the spinal cord. The bleeding caused by an multi-ton animal breaking several of its own bones would be a far greater problem than the one the documentary presented.
* ZergRush: The ''Rugops'' pack on ''Spinosaurus''.

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