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* ActorAllusion: The fancasts lead to several.
** This wouldn't be the first time Scarlett Johansson has played a NiceGirl who works at a zoo.
** Collete has had [[Film/PansLabyrinth previous experience]] with giant amphibians.
** Considering Leon's alter-ego in the MCU, it's somewhat amusing to see him act unnerved around arachnids.
** If Captain Bogo were a human and the head keeper of a zoo as opposed to the captain of a police force, or if Heimdall were an ordinary human in similar conditions, you'd get Kyle Taymor.
** This is also not the first time Yolanda has had experience with something [[Film/TheLastAirbender water-related]].
** Nor is this the first time Drew [[Series/StrangerThings has worked with a team to handle mysterious and strange creatures.]]
** From a certain point of view, [[Creator/DaisyRidley Alice]] was a very appropriate choice of partner for Drew to have with him during the gorgonops mission. Alice even lampshades this by naming the rescued juvenile Gorgonops [[Film/TheForceAwakens Rey]].



* ButtMonkey: Kyle gets a lot of grief.

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* ButtMonkey: Kyle gets a lot of grief. And so do Leon and Jack for that matter.

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* KeepingSecretsSucks: Alice and Will certainly think so [[spoiler: when they become aware of Cynthia's true reason for being hired and sent to work at the park, and subsequently get forced to keep it a secret from everyone else]].


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* ThreateningShark: The megalodon; albeit, in a more realistic fashion compared to most examples.

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* CruelElephant: An adult male deinotherium in musth proves to be a dangerous obstacle for Drew, Leon, and Jack over the course of their adventure in ''Anthropomorphous Apes''.


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* OfficialCouple:
** Drew and Cynthia hook up over the course of 'Phase 2'.
** Jack and Collete are similarly a couple by the end of 'Phase 2'.
** [[RuleOfThree And then]] we have Leon and Yolanda finally getting together in 'Phase 3'.

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* RealityEnsues:
** Generally, injured animals do not heal instantaneously - Cirrus and Keehar both spend ''weeks'' in the veterinary station recovering from the injuries they sustained.
** Sharptooth is an incredibly powerful, ferocious predator... however, he's not invincible. By the end of "A Nightmare Labrynthine", due to his advanced age and having been in several fights in a few hours, he's worn out from exhaustion, alllowing the younger, fitter Zira to get the advantage in their fight.
** Sharptooth is a dangerous opponent not just because of his prodigious power... he's dangerous because of his intelligence and versatility in combat. He's able to adapt his fighting strategies for different opponents.
*** Conversely, the one time he faces an opponent he ''can't'' adapt his combat style to fight (Lightning), he's on the defensive for pretty much the entire confrontation.
** A lot of Phase Three revolves around Drew dealing with the PTSD he has sustained from being trapped in the Cretaceous; the very real thought of being permanently stranded in the past or dying in the K-T event severely taxed him mentally. It shows that the average, undisciplined civilian probably won't come out of a life-or-death situation completely unscathed.


The basic premise is simple: Zoologist and adventurer Drew [[TimeTravel travels back in time]] to [[BringItBackAlive bring back]] various creatures from prehistoric eras, whom he and his team then place in the titular park. But mostly it's about lonely nobodies hanging around and pretending they have friends. While episodic in nature, the series did have an overarching plot, as the issues of many animals took several episodes to resolve.

Although the story is written as if it tells the story of a real park, it contained many obviously sci-fi inspired elements, such as the mysterious time portal, the workings of which were never explained.

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The basic premise is simple: Zoologist and adventurer Drew [[TimeTravel travels back in time]] to [[BringItBackAlive bring back]] various creatures from prehistoric eras, whom he and his team then place in the titular park. But mostly it's about lonely nobodies hanging around and pretending they have friends. While episodic in nature, the series did story does have an overarching plot, as the issues of many animals took several episodes to resolve.

resolve. And several personal issues and arcs that several major characters had to deal with also took multiple episodes to be resolved.

Although the story is written as if it tells the story of a real park, it contained contains many obviously sci-fi inspired elements, such as the mysterious time portal, the workings of which were are never explained.


* ArcWords: "Life finds a way" for Phase One.

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* ArcWords: ArcWords:
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"Life finds a way" for Phase One.



* InfantImmortality: Thoroughly averted in the case of [[spoiler: the baby cynodonts.]]

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* InfantImmortality: InfantImmortality:
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Thoroughly averted in the case of [[spoiler: the baby cynodonts.]]


* HypotheticalCasting: Nathanoraptor has commented that he sees Creator/ScarlettJohansson as Linda Eberhart, Creator/IdrisElba as Kyle Taymor and Creator/DaisyRidley as Alice Denham. He's also quite partial to the idea of Ivana Baquero as Collete and Nicola Peltz as Yolanda. He has also found appeal in the idea of casting Tom Holland as Leon Gilbertson and Tim Roth as Nikolai.

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* HypotheticalCasting: Nathanoraptor has commented that he sees Creator/ScarlettJohansson as Linda Eberhart, Creator/IdrisElba as Kyle Taymor and Creator/DaisyRidley as Alice Denham. He's also quite partial to the idea of Ivana Baquero as Collete and Nicola Peltz as Yolanda. He has also found appeal in the idea of casting Tom Holland Creator/TomHolland as Leon Gilbertson and Tim Roth as Nikolai.Nikolai. He even managed to later agree to casting Charlie Heaton as Drew, Harry Shum Jr. as Adrian, and Wil Traval as Khatin.


* MisplacedWildlife: During ''Degrees Of Greatness'', Drew and Adrian encounter a piar of ''Liliensternus'', a strictly European genus, in Arizona. [[LampshadeHanging They note how far the dinosaurs are from home]] [[HandWave and assumed they are migrants.]]

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* MisplacedWildlife: During ''Degrees Of Greatness'', Drew and Adrian encounter a piar pair of ''Liliensternus'', a strictly European genus, in Arizona. [[LampshadeHanging They note how far the dinosaurs are from home]] [[HandWave and assumed they are migrants.]]


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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: The deinosuchus is amongst the animals rescued for the park. And the ones that get rescued naturally prove quite a handful to deal with over the course of their capture.


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* TyrannosaurusRex: The king of the dinosaurs itself is the main target animal for the mission in 'A Continent Of Blight'. Three adults are rescued alongside three younger individuals.


* SparedbytheAdaptation: The adult female ''Postosuchus'', as Drew and Adrian scared off the ''Coelophysis'' and ''Liliensternus'' trying to eat her.

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* SparedbytheAdaptation: SparedByTheAdaptation: The adult female ''Postosuchus'', as Drew and Adrian scared off the ''Coelophysis'' and ''Liliensternus'' trying to eat her.


* GiantSpider: The mesothelae (although in this case, 'giant' is a relative term).

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* GiantSpider: The mesothelae (although in this case, 'giant' from ''Series/WalkingWithMonsters''. As no such animal is known from the fossil record (in the show, it was based on the sea scorpion ''Megarachne'', which was once believed to be a relative term).spider), it's treated as an undiscovered species in-universe.


** Lightning and Thunder are named after chacters from the Wonderbook game, though they aren't realted in this story.

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** Lightning and Thunder are named after chacters from the Wonderbook game, though they aren't realted related in this story.



** The ''Coelophysis'' are given downy feathers.
** This one is speculative, but the ''Placerias'' have a thin coat of fur on their backs.

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** The ''Coelophysis'' All of the theropods are given downy feathers.
feathers; even the ones.
** This one is speculative, but the ''Placerias'' therapsids all have a thin coat of fur on their backs.


** Siilar justification is given when had earlier encountered a flock of ''Peteinosaurus'' (a genus only known from Italy).

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** Siilar Similar justification is given when had earlier encountered a flock of ''Peteinosaurus'' (a genus only known from Italy).Italy).
* MythologyGag:
** The team has to make a ''Stegosaurus'' prop when one of the males starts acting aggressive due to hormones. The original series had Bob doing something similar when Theo hit puberty.
** Lightning and Thunder are named after chacters from the Wonderbook game, though they aren't realted in this story.


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** Eventually extended to the male ''Ornithocheirus'', male ''Liopleurodon'', and the juvenile ''Argentinosaurus''.
** This would apply to Thunder, but his character is so different from the one in the wonderbook that it doesn't really count.
** {{Subverted}}, however, with the baby cynodonts.


* BadassBookworm / ButtMonkey / HospitalHottie: Zoologist Drew, head-keeper Kyle and head-vet Linda respectively.

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* BadassBookworm / ButtMonkey / HospitalHottie: Zoologist Drew, head-keeper Kyle and head-vet Linda respectively.BadassBookworm: Drew is a zoologist by trade, but proves his badass credentials when dealing with some very dangerous prehistoric animals.


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* ButtMonkey: Kyle gets a lot of grief.


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* HospitalHottie: Head vet Linda is quite attractive.

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* EurekaMoment: While trying to help Cynthia come up with a new way to feed the carnivores, Jack starts musing about Drew's increasing ControlFreak tendencies. He starts thinking Drew would put every one of the park's systems under his personal remote control if he could... and then thinks of the solution: a very durable remote-controlled car the size of a moped.


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* TonkaTough: The remote-control car used to feed the carnivores is built for durability. Made of Teflon, it's crush-proof, fireproof, bite-proof, and even bulletproof.


Although the show was filmed as if it told the story of a real park, it contained many obviously sci-fi inspired elements, such as the mysterious time portal, the workings of which were never explained.

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Although the show was filmed story is written as if it told tells the story of a real park, it contained many obviously sci-fi inspired elements, such as the mysterious time portal, the workings of which were never explained.


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** Graphically averted in the clearing scene in "All Great and Precious Things", in which many, many baby ''Diplodocus'' die.

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