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Series / Adventures Of Ceratops

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Adventures of Ceratops is a 2014 South Korean documentary. Ostensibly the focus is on the ceratopsian dinosaurs and evolution, with the springboard being the then-newly described dinosaur Koreaceratops. However, the framing device is where things get weird, as it focuses on New Zealand-born comedian and series' host Sam Hammington travelling back in time, meeting Koreaceratops, and inadvertdly bringing one back to present, where hijinks ensue.


It was combined with fellow South Korean documentary Land of Dinosaurs (which also features Koreaceratops, prior to its official description) for the 2016 film Dino X Expedition.

Can be viewed online on Earth Planet's YouTube channel. Part One Part Two

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This documentary provides examples of:

  • Artistic License – Paleontology
    • It's not apparent to laymen, but a lot of ceratopsians in the show have elephantine feet, when they should have four long toes on each hindfoot, one of which dangles uselessly, and five on each front foot, two of which don't support the weight and lacking claws, either.
  • Canada, Eh?: Dinosaur Provincial Park and its Royal Tyrell Museum in Alberta are featured in one segment, specifically on Centrosaurus.
  • Dull Surprise: Sam Hammgton's acting isn't very good nor memorable.
  • Eiffel Tower Effect: The Great Wall of China's the place the documentary uses to introduce Sinoceratops.
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  • Non-Indicative Name: No, the dubious genus Ceratops doesn't appear.
  • Raptor Attack: Velociraptor, while having feathers, also has typical broken wrists and too small wing feathers.
  • Temper-Ceratops: To be expected when ceratopsian dinosaurs are the focus.