The first discovery was made in the spring of 1990. From a mine in South America came a piece of amber, containing the fossilized remains of a prehistoric mosquito. One of many that had fed upon the blood of dinosaurs. From the DNA in that blood, science was able to recreate those giants.
And for the first time, man and dinosaur shared the Earth.
: Spared no expense...
— Repeated several times in the first movie.
A DNA strand, like me, is the blueprint for buildin' a living thing. And sometimes, animals that went extinct millions of years ago, like dinosaurs, left their blueprints for us to find. We just had to know where to look! A hundred million years ago, there were mosquitoes, just like today. And just like today, they fed on the blood of animals. Even dinosaurs! Sometimes, after bitin' a dinosaur, the mosquito would land on the branch of a tree, and get stuck in the sap. After a long time, the sap got hardened and became fossilized, just like a dinosaur bone, preservin' the mosquito inside. This fossilized tree sap, which we call "amber", waited millions of years with the mosquito inside until Jurassic Park scientists came along. Using sophisticated techniques, they extract the preserved blood and... bingo! Dino DNA!
—Mr. DNA, explaining how cloning works
Grant: [meaning the attractions] What are those?
Lex: It's gonna eat the goat?
What's the matter, kid? You never had lamb chops?
I recall the time they found those fossilized mosquitoes, and before long they were cloning DNA Now I'm being chased by some irate velociraptors, Well believe me, this has been one lousy day Jurassic Park is frightening in the dark, All the dinosaurs are running wild Someone shut the fence off in the rain I admit it's kinda eerie, But this proves my chaos theory, And I don't think I'll be coming back again Oh nooooooooo! Malcolm:
Hey, whoa whoa, hold on a sec. You want me to go BACK to an island with dinosaurs? Have you seen Jurassic Park?
Na na na, dat's OK, you deal with that yourself. Hammond:
Hey hey, c'mere for a second: I sent your girlfriend there alone
, GG, have fun, good luck, bon voyage. (That's why you don't fuck with me
. Imma stay here and eat some fuckin' steak, drink beer, get a BJ from a goddamn dinosaur, I don't give a fuck! I'm John Hammond! How many billions do I have again? [counts fingers]
Oh that's right. Hehhehehheh!)
—Jurassic Park: The Lost World
as abridged by JonTron