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* {{Narm}}: Seeing ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoon where the word "thagomizer" comes from before seeing the show does undercut the drama a bit.

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* {{Narm}}: Seeing ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' cartoon where the word "thagomizer" comes from before seeing the show does undercut the drama a bit.bit for many.



** The fish that the ''Spinosaurus'' eats? It's a ''26 foot long shark'' (at least ''sensu lato''). Gives you a good sense of how big and terrifying ''Spinosaurus'' is...

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** The ''Onchopristis'', the sawfish-related fish that the ''Spinosaurus'' eats? It's a ''26 foot long shark'' feet/7.9 metres long'' (at least ''sensu lato''). Gives you a good sense of how big and terrifying ''Spinosaurus'' is...


** The extinction. We knew it was going to happen, but the way it was done was ''brutal''. Instead of showing the ''actual'' event, like most documentaries do, it depicts the aftermath, specifically, four months later on Hateg Island. The plants have died from lack of sunlight. Herbivores like ''Magyarosaurus'' have all starved to death. ''Hatzegopteryx'', once a feared and mighty predator, is reduced to desperately scrounging for carrion. The ''Bradyceme'' is driven away by the massive pterosaurs everytime it tries to claim a carcass, and eventually only manages to get by on snatching up a tiny lizard. Through it all, the narrator somberly notes that none of these survivors will make it. Eventually their remaining food sources will run out and they will all die.

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** The extinction. We knew it was going to happen, but the way it was done was ''brutal''. Instead of showing the ''actual'' event, like most documentaries do, it depicts the aftermath, specifically, four months later on Hateg Island. The plants have died from lack of sunlight. Herbivores like ''Magyarosaurus'' have all starved to death. ''Hatzegopteryx'', once a feared and mighty predator, is [[AlasPoorVillain reduced to desperately scrounging for carrion.carrion]]. The ''Bradyceme'' is driven away by the massive pterosaurs everytime it tries to claim a carcass, and eventually only manages to get by on snatching up a tiny lizard. Through it all, the narrator somberly notes that none of these survivors will make it. Eventually their remaining food sources will run out and they will all die. And that's just on Hateg Island... at the same time, all of the above and more was happening ''on a global scale''.



*** Interestingly, by far the most common complaint leveled against the program is that "the CGI sucks". Many people compare the effects unfavorably to those of ''WWD'', despite that the latter show used real-life backdrops, so it's only natural that it would have also looked more realistic. Again, the faulty animation and some bizarre directing choices (there was ''no need'' to {{Undercrank}} all those scenes or keep the camera shaking) has a lot to do with this, but the CGI animal models are better than WWD in many ways though. See ToughActToFollow above.

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*** Interestingly, by far the most common complaint leveled against the program is that "the CGI sucks". Many people compare the effects unfavorably to those of ''WWD'', despite that the latter show used real-life backdrops, so it's only natural that it would have also looked more realistic. Again, the faulty animation and some bizarre directing choices (there was ''no need'' to {{Undercrank}} all those scenes or keep the camera shaking) has a lot to do with this, but the CGI animal models are better than WWD in many ways though. See ToughActToFollow above.above.
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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDAAbZonfOQ The Launch Trailer]] has this in spades. Not surprising, considering that the music used is by Music/TwoStepsFromHell.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic:
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDAAbZonfOQ The Launch Trailer]] has this in spades. Not surprising, considering that the music used is by Music/TwoStepsFromHell.



* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Yeah, yeah, this is taken for granted most of the time, but it still applies pretty spectacularly to this show

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Yeah, yeah, this is taken for granted most of the time, but it still applies pretty spectacularly to this show


* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDAAbZonfOQ The Launch Trailer]] has this in spades. Not surprising, considering that the music used is by TwoStepsFromHell.

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* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDAAbZonfOQ The Launch Trailer]] has this in spades. Not surprising, considering that the music used is by TwoStepsFromHell.Music/TwoStepsFromHell.


* ToughActToFollow: Oh, it hits this show hard. Many people just can't let go of ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'', and criticize ''Planet Dinosaur'' for everything it does differently, both science-wise and graphics-wise. But they almost always ignore two very important things: ''PD'', [[SpeculativeDocumentary unlike its granddaddy]], actually [[ShownTheirWork explains stuff on-screen]], and the {{CGI}} in ''WWD'' [[SpecialEffectFailure really doesn't hold up that well]] upon closer inspection. The NostalgiaFilter lingers here. Being aired (albeit in the UK instead of the US, but the Internet nullifies that somewhat) just after ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' (which had some very good CGI and some of the most accurate dinosaur restorations ever on TV) probably didn't help either, even though the styles of the two shows are actually very different.


* ToughActToFollow: Oh, it hits this show hard. Many people just can't let go of ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'', and criticize ''Planet Dinosaur'' for everything it does differently, both science-wise and graphics-wise. But they almost always ignore two very important things: ''PD'', [[SpeculativeDocumentary unlike its granddaddy]], actually [[ShownTheirWork explains stuff on-screen]], and the {{CGI}} in ''WWD'' [[SpecialEffectFailure really doesn't hold up that well]] upon closer inspection. The NostalgiaFilter lingers here. Being aired (albeit in the UK instead of the US, but the Internet nullifies that somewhat) just after ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' (which had some very good CGI and some of the most accurate dinosaur restorations ever on TV) probably didn't help either, even though the styles of the two shows are actually very different.

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* ToughActToFollow: Oh, it hits this show hard. Many people just can't let go of ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'', ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'', and criticize ''Planet Dinosaur'' for everything it does differently, both science-wise and graphics-wise. But they almost always ignore two very important things: ''PD'', [[SpeculativeDocumentary unlike its granddaddy]], actually [[ShownTheirWork explains stuff on-screen]], and the {{CGI}} in ''WWD'' [[SpecialEffectFailure really doesn't hold up that well]] upon closer inspection. The NostalgiaFilter lingers here. Being aired (albeit in the UK instead of the US, but the Internet nullifies that somewhat) just after ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' (which had some very good CGI and some of the most accurate dinosaur restorations ever on TV) probably didn't help either, even though the styles of the two shows are actually very different.


* CrowningMomentOfAwesome:
** The ''Nothronychus'' easily defeating a gang of tyrannosaurs in "The Great Survivors".
** ''Gigantoraptor'' going PapaWolf on a group of predators that want to steal his eggs and managing to drive all of them away. He [[spoiler:still dies]], but it's still pretty impressive.
** ''Spinosaurus'' vs. ''Carcharodontosaurus''. The two largest flesh-eating dinosaurs going head to head with each other.
** ''Stegosaurus'' striking down ''Allosaurus'' with one hit from its thagomizer.
** ''Hatzegopteryx'', period. Its EstablishingCharacterMoment is descending on a herd of miniature sauropods, snapping one up and ''swallowing it alive'', all like nobody's business.


** ''Stegosaurus'' striking down ''Allosaurus'' with its thagomizer.

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** ''Stegosaurus'' striking down ''Allosaurus'' with one hit from its thagomizer.

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** ''Stegosaurus'' striking down ''Allosaurus'' with its thagomizer.


** Spinosaurus vs. Carcharodontosaurus. The two largest flesh-eating dinosaurs going head to head with each other.
** Hatzegopteryx, period. Its EstablishingCharacterMoment is descending on a herd of miniature sauropods, snapping one up and ''swallowing it alive'', all like nobody's business.

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** Spinosaurus ''Spinosaurus'' vs. Carcharodontosaurus.''Carcharodontosaurus''. The two largest flesh-eating dinosaurs going head to head with each other.
** Hatzegopteryx, ''Hatzegopteryx'', period. Its EstablishingCharacterMoment is descending on a herd of miniature sauropods, snapping one up and ''swallowing it alive'', all like nobody's business.



*** Interestingly, by far the most common complaint leveled against the program is that "the CGI sucks". Many people compare the effects unfavorably to those of ''WWD'', despite that the latter show used real-life backdrops, so it's only natural that it would have also looked more realistic. Again, the faulty animation and some bizarre directing choices (there was ''no need'' to {{Undercrank}} all those scenes or keep the camera shaking) has a lot to do with this, but the CGI animal models are better than WWD in many ways though. See ToughActToFollow above.

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*** Interestingly, by far the most common complaint leveled against the program is that "the CGI sucks". Many people compare the effects unfavorably to those of ''WWD'', despite that the latter show used real-life backdrops, so it's only natural that it would have also looked more realistic. Again, the faulty animation and some bizarre directing choices (there was ''no need'' to {{Undercrank}} all those scenes or keep the camera shaking) has a lot to do with this, but the CGI animal models are better than WWD in many ways though. See ToughActToFollow above.


* ToughActToFollow: Oh, it hits this show hard. Many people just can't let go of ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'', and criticize ''Planet Dinosaur'' for everything it does differently, both science-wise and graphics-wise. But they almost always ignore two very important things: ''PD'', [[SpeculativeDocumentary unlike its]] [[DocumentaryOfLies granddaddy]], actually [[ShownTheirWork explains stuff on-screen]], and the {{CGI}} in ''WWD'' [[SpecialEffectFailure really doesn't hold up that well]] upon closer inspection. The NostalgiaFilter lingers here. Being aired (albeit in the UK instead of the US, but the Internet nullifies that somewhat) just after ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' (which had some very good CGI and some of the most accurate dinosaur restorations ever on TV) probably didn't help either, even though the styles of the two shows are actually very different.

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* ToughActToFollow: Oh, it hits this show hard. Many people just can't let go of ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'', and criticize ''Planet Dinosaur'' for everything it does differently, both science-wise and graphics-wise. But they almost always ignore two very important things: ''PD'', [[SpeculativeDocumentary unlike its]] [[DocumentaryOfLies its granddaddy]], actually [[ShownTheirWork explains stuff on-screen]], and the {{CGI}} in ''WWD'' [[SpecialEffectFailure really doesn't hold up that well]] upon closer inspection. The NostalgiaFilter lingers here. Being aired (albeit in the UK instead of the US, but the Internet nullifies that somewhat) just after ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' (which had some very good CGI and some of the most accurate dinosaur restorations ever on TV) probably didn't help either, even though the styles of the two shows are actually very different.

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** Hatzegopteryx, period. Its EstablishingCharacterMoment is descending on a herd of miniature sauropods, snapping one up and ''swallowing it alive'', all like nobody's business.


* ToughActToFollow: The massive success of ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'' has not gone over well with Planet Dinosaur with many people disappointed by the less speculative nature of the latter. Nevertheless, Walking With Dinosaurs has aged terribly, so Planet Dinosaur gets some points over it for being more liked among paleo-fans for the closer accuracy.

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* ToughActToFollow: The massive success of ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'' has not gone over well with Planet Dinosaur with many Oh, it hits this show hard. Many people disappointed by just can't let go of ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'', and criticize ''Planet Dinosaur'' for everything it does differently, both science-wise and graphics-wise. But they almost always ignore two very important things: ''PD'', [[SpeculativeDocumentary unlike its]] [[DocumentaryOfLies granddaddy]], actually [[ShownTheirWork explains stuff on-screen]], and the less speculative nature {{CGI}} in ''WWD'' [[SpecialEffectFailure really doesn't hold up that well]] upon closer inspection. The NostalgiaFilter lingers here. Being aired (albeit in the UK instead of the latter. Nevertheless, Walking With Dinosaurs has aged terribly, so Planet Dinosaur gets US, but the Internet nullifies that somewhat) just after ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' (which had some points over it for being more liked among paleo-fans for very good CGI and some of the closer accuracy.most accurate dinosaur restorations ever on TV) probably didn't help either, even though the styles of the two shows are actually very different.


* ToughActToFollow: Oh, it hits this show hard. Many people just can't let go of ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'', and criticize ''Planet Dinosaur'' for everything it does differently, both science-wise and graphics-wise. But they almost always ignore two very important things: ''PD'', [[SpeculativeDocumentary unlike its]] [[DocumentaryOfLies granddaddy]], actually [[ShownTheirWork explains stuff on-screen]], and the {{CGI}} in ''WWD'' [[SpecialEffectFailure really doesn't hold up that well]] upon closer inspection. The NostalgiaFilter lingers here. Being aired (albeit in the UK instead of the US, but the Internet nullifies that somewhat) just after ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' (which had some very good CGI and some of the most accurate dinosaur restorations ever on TV) probably didn't help either, even though the styles of the two shows are actually very different.

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* ToughActToFollow: Oh, it hits this show hard. Many The massive success of ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'' has not gone over well with Planet Dinosaur with many people just can't let go disappointed by the less speculative nature of ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'', and criticize ''Planet Dinosaur'' the latter. Nevertheless, Walking With Dinosaurs has aged terribly, so Planet Dinosaur gets some points over it for everything it does differently, both science-wise and graphics-wise. But they almost always ignore two very important things: ''PD'', [[SpeculativeDocumentary unlike its]] [[DocumentaryOfLies granddaddy]], actually [[ShownTheirWork explains stuff on-screen]], and being more liked among paleo-fans for the {{CGI}} in ''WWD'' [[SpecialEffectFailure really doesn't hold up that well]] upon closer inspection. The NostalgiaFilter lingers here. Being aired (albeit in the UK instead of the US, but the Internet nullifies that somewhat) just after ''Series/DinosaurRevolution'' (which had some very good CGI and some of the most accurate dinosaur restorations ever on TV) probably didn't help either, even though the styles of the two shows are actually very different.accuracy.



*** Interestingly, by far the most common complaint leveled against the program is that "the CGI sucks". Many people compare the effects unfavorably to those of ''WWD'', despite that the latter show used real-life backdrops, so it's only natural that it would have also looked more realistic. Again, the faulty animation and some bizarre directing choices (there was ''no need'' to {{Undercrank}} all those scenes or keep the camera shaking) has a lot to do with this, but the CGI animal models are, from a technical standpoint, infinitely superior to ''WWD'''s. See ToughActToFollow above.

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*** Interestingly, by far the most common complaint leveled against the program is that "the CGI sucks". Many people compare the effects unfavorably to those of ''WWD'', despite that the latter show used real-life backdrops, so it's only natural that it would have also looked more realistic. Again, the faulty animation and some bizarre directing choices (there was ''no need'' to {{Undercrank}} all those scenes or keep the camera shaking) has a lot to do with this, but the CGI animal models are, from a technical standpoint, infinitely superior to ''WWD'''s.are better than WWD in many ways though. See ToughActToFollow above.


** The extinction. We knew it was going to happen, but the way it was done was ''brutal''. Instead of showing the ''actual'' event, like most documentaries do, it depicts the aftermath, specifically, four months later on Hateg Island. The plants have died from lack of sunlight. Herbivores like ''Magyarosaurus'' have all starved to death. ''Hatzegopteryx'', once a mighty predator, is reduced to desperately scrounging for carrion. The ''Bradyceme'' is driven away by the massive pterosaurs everytime it tries to claim a carcass, and eventually only manages to get by on snatching up a tiny lizard. Through it all, the narrator somberly notes that none of these survivors will make it. Eventually their remaining food sources will run out and they will all die.

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** The extinction. We knew it was going to happen, but the way it was done was ''brutal''. Instead of showing the ''actual'' event, like most documentaries do, it depicts the aftermath, specifically, four months later on Hateg Island. The plants have died from lack of sunlight. Herbivores like ''Magyarosaurus'' have all starved to death. ''Hatzegopteryx'', once a feared and mighty predator, is reduced to desperately scrounging for carrion. The ''Bradyceme'' is driven away by the massive pterosaurs everytime it tries to claim a carcass, and eventually only manages to get by on snatching up a tiny lizard. Through it all, the narrator somberly notes that none of these survivors will make it. Eventually their remaining food sources will run out and they will all die.

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