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Series / Tyrannosaurus Sex

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Tyrannosaurus Sex is a curiously titled hour-long Speculative Documentary special that aired on the Discovery Channel in early 2010 (specifically on Valentine's Day, quite fittingly), and used the latest developments of scientific research to educate viewers about dinosaurs and their dicks.

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Relying on CGI technology to bring its amorous prehistoric giants to life, the program focused on the romantic relationships of the famed Tyrannosaurus, tangled the topic of what most definitely was a difficult feat for Stegosaurus to accomplish, and threw in gigantic titanosaurs for good measure (because size matters).


The documentary received mixed reactions, but mostly surprised faces and much laughter.

Tropes that appear in this work:

  • Aquatic Sauropods at one point brings this up when discussing how sauropods were thought to have mate, complete ith a shot of two of them doing it underwater... but this is only to visually represent it as an outdated idea, and Talking Head interviewee Greg Erickson refutes this trope entirely, stating they could support themselves on land just find when doing it.
  • Artistic License – Paleontology:
    • Tyrannosaurus with an incorrect arm-posture and looking more like the Jurassic Park kind.
    • Titanosaurus, just Titanosaurus. Chances are that it never existed as a genus. They probably meant Alamosaurus.
    • The Stegosaurus has too short a neck and too mammalian a head.
  • Domestic Abuse: The female T. rex tries to kill her partner.
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  • Feathered Fiend: The Tyrannosaurus actually has feathers along its back and limbs.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: Used in articles promoting the program.
  • Pun-Based Title: Geddit? Rex and Sex rhyme.
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: Avoided. Dinosaurs are depicted mounting, and their gentials are illustrated.
  • Shout-Out: The male Titanosaurs have spotted paterning like the Titanosaurs in Prehistoric Park.
  • Speculative Documentary: The gentials and behavior of the dinos are covered.