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Planet Dinosaur

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Leaked footage from Planet Dinosaur show. Just got this from a good friend! XD

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCMkV_GYf4w&feature=player_detailpage

    Looks great IMO. Not all of it, but I bet the final product will be impressive XD What do u think?


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    The finished footage looks amazing!
    I can even see where the 3D effects will be implemented. This could actually be one of teh few films worth seeing in the third dimension! :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    So, what is that single horned theropod? Some sort of abelisaurid?


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Galvasean wrote: »
    So, what is that single horned theropod? Some sort of abelisaurid?

    Yes, looks a lot like a Majungasaurus to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    I think you're right. didn't realize he was horny as well as ugly...

    majungasaurus-colour.jpg&sa=X&ei=1nAUTqeLM4O2hAfEp_jgDQ&ved=0CAQQ8wc&usg=AFQjCNHrRH0rKrC-ZCH7g788FiecHfiTpQ


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 Rubecula


    Did I see a spinosaurus grabbing a ray or shark or something in there?


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Rubecula wrote: »
    Did I see a spinosaurus grabbing a ray or shark or something in there?

    Looks like it. certainly gave that other theropod the heebie-jeebies!


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Rubecula wrote: »
    Did I see a spinosaurus grabbing a ray or shark or something in there?

    It's a saw fish. I remember reading that a saw fish vertebra was found stuck in a Spinosaurus' teeth, and saw fish fossils were common in Spinosaurus habitat :>


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Trailer:


    491147-planet-dinosaur.jpg


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Galvasean wrote: »
    Trailer:


    491147-planet-dinosaur.jpg

    Awesome image, and the trailer is great :D Some of the dinos look just ok, but I'm excited anyways :D
    By the way, seems that they couldn´t resist the temptation of including a Spinosaurus vs Carcharodontosaurus fight ala Jurassic Park III XD
    That's cool tho; I wouldn´t resist either.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    From what I've seen so far I'm thinking the CG is not quite as good as Dinosaur Revolution (that ceratopsian for example looked kind of textureless).
    Not that I am complaining. We're very lucky to be getting two high quality dinoCGmentaries considering we had March of the Dinosaurs not long ago.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Galvasean wrote: »
    From what I've seen so far I'm thinking the CG is not quite as good as Dinosaur Revolution (that ceratopsian for example looked kind of textureless).
    Not that I am complaining. We're very lucky to be getting two high quality dinoCGmentaries considering we had March of the Dinosaurs not long ago.

    Agreed, some dinos look better than others. Spinosaurus for example looks awesome.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,760 ✭✭✭✭ dlofnep


    Looks great :D When is it out??


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    September 14th.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014m55k

    September is dinosaur month.

    Dinosaur revolution
    Planet dinosaur
    Jurassic Park BluRay
    Jurassic Park in the cinema

    It is a golden age...


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,560 ✭✭✭✭ Kess73


    Galvasean wrote: »
    September 14th.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014m55k

    September is dinosaur month.

    Dinosaur revolution
    Planet dinosaur
    Jurassic Park BluRay
    Jurassic Park in the cinema

    It is a golden age...


    Thought the blu ray was not out to buy until late October?


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    having rechecked, you are correct :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Don't forget guys Planet Dinosaur starts tomorrow on BBC1 at 20:30.
    First episode is Carcharosontosaurus versus Spinosaurus! :D

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014m55k

    Hopefully someone will tape it for me...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 412 ✭✭ GWolf


    I know one of the shows consultants, and he seems pretty excited by this show so I'm looking forward to it. Apparently it's going to be giving the dinos personas, but not overtly fictionalising things


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    I just noticed when I posted 'tomorrow' it was after midnight, so its actually on tomorrow, not today.
    WEDNESDAY! :P


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,760 ✭✭✭✭ dlofnep


    bump


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 412 ✭✭ GWolf


    Not too bad actually. I had a few issues with the animation. Slightly too cartoony vibe. The Spinosaurus' tail seemed a little too short. The skulls had that stretched quality, where you can see all the fenestrae through the skin. But not too bad. Enjoyable, and I really liked how there was constant reference to scientific studies. For one, gives me papers to look up. No, I'm pleased enough. Plus John Hurt.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,551 Rubecula


    Thoroughly enjoyed that. John Hurt narrated it well, and the info was good. They didn't say "this happened" or "that happened" They said "this MAY have happened" or "evidence shows this is probable". Excellent program, I will be watching the next episode if I am home from work next week.

    Edit: Just watching "Dinosaurs, Myth and Monsters on BBC 4.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,560 ✭✭✭✭ Kess73


    Was not overly impressed tbh. I felt that the animation was a big let down as I was expecting a lot more on that front. At times it felt like I was watching something more akin to an Xbox game that was lauded for it's graphics when it forst came out but that was a few years past that stage now.

    Thought the info side of things was aimed for a younger audience (which it may well have been) and would have preferred a more substantial (and more detailed) amount of information.


    Will still tune in next week though to see if things get better.:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    watched this the other day. My wonderful girlfriend recorded it for me. Must say I thought it was much MUCH better than Dinosaur revolution. The narrator was excellent. The referencing of actual scientific discoveries was refreshing. Best of all IMO was the lack of ad bumpers / jump cut reminders/previews (wrecked my head while watching Dinosaur Revolution).
    The amount of information they packed into half an hour was impressive. I look forward to episode 2 'Feathered Dragons' which will feature Epidexipteryx and Microraptor (among others):
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0151tyd

    You can watch episode 1 on the website now (for the next month):
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014m55k


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 5,279 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Adam Khor


    Watched it too, downloaded it. It's awesome :D I too liked it better than the two first episodes of Dinosaur Revolution (the only ones I've seen so far). I love it that the episode portrays Spinosaurus as a normal animal and not an unstoppable juggernaut, but at the same time, it doesn´t take the badass out of it. I hope obnoxious dino-buffs stop implying that Spinosaurus was a wimp just because of its being largely a fish-eater.
    The only complaint I have about the Spinosaurus is that it's tail seemed a little bit too short, as if truncated. Also, the Spinosaurus' CG quality was better than the other dinosaurs, as if, being the star, the budget had been dedicated mostly to it XD

    It's a shame that we didn´t get to see Deltadromeus or Paralititan but oh well, you can´t have everything in this life :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,760 ✭✭✭✭ dlofnep


    Watched it too - Thought it was great. Downloaded Jurassic CSI there now. Gunna give it a look..


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,560 ✭✭✭✭ Kess73


    Second episode is on tonight at 20:30 on BBC1. Just in case anyone forgot.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,760 ✭✭✭✭ dlofnep


    Yup, looking forward to it. It's going to be about feathered dinosaurs.


  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    Watched that Myths & Monsters documentary yesterday (the wonderful missus recorded that too cause she's awesome). Nice doc. No info that hadn't been covered in older documentaries, but it was well structured.

    Previews of tonight's episode of Planet Dinosaur here (not available in ireland though, WAAAAGGGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!):
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00kkmk2


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,747 ✭✭✭✭ Galvasean


    That was freakin' awesome!
    Two docs on BBC4 now. more later :D


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