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Jack Horner on the state of JURASSIC PARK 4!!!

Hey folks, Harry here with a little bit of info that purportedly came from an encounter with Dinosaur hunting guru - Jack Hunter. Basically all the info on JURASSIC PARK 4 we know, but the cool thing that I hadn't heard of was this feature length 3D thing that apparently Jack Horner is working on. And I really really want to hear more about that. Is that the dream of what DINOSAURS was supposed to be, before they started to fucking talk? We'll see. Also - way cool on the 3D JURASSIC PARK thing. Here ya go...

Jack Horner confirmed what I had read previously, involving genetically engineered dinosaurs that ended up looking very human-like. He gave us the example of the concept of the troodon-human, an idea in paleontology that if the dinosaurs had not died, they would have evolved to become more human-like. This is the only picture I can find of it right now ( Troodon ). He told us that the reason JP4 had not moved forward sooner was that Steven Spielberg had rejected the screenplay that he and Joe Johnston had written. He then said that he was working on a new screenplay with Joe that he thinks Steven would like better.

He then mentioned that he is currently working on a feature length, fully 3D movie that would be a tour of Montana 75 million years ago, going from the ocean to the mountains. I asked if this would be shown at IMAX theaters, and he said that it could be, but was intended as one of the early releases for the new 3D theaters being built across the country, and that they were working on making the JP movies into 3D. I had heard of this project with the Star Wars franchise, but I didn't realize it was going to be so widespread so soon.

I know most of this is either old or not news worthy, but I wanted to pass it along.

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  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:10 a.m. CST

    don't care

    by srh1son

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Second...

    by El Scorcho

    Can't. Fucking. Wait. Number 3 was a fucking blast, if kinda stupid.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Not the mama.

    by team america

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:19 a.m. CST

    hey, I live in montana.

    by MiltonWaddams

    the museum of the rockies (horner home base) was on my campus. i guess he was a bit of a cocksucker.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:21 a.m. CST

    just add mario bros

    by pipergates

    and dennis hopper as a dino

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:21 a.m. CST

    I got it!

    by rogerconnery

    Why don't they have the movie take place on an exoctic undiscovered island, where Dinosaurs and large prehistoric insects co-exist, and a large "giant ape" rumbles around and fights them. That would be great.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:22 a.m. CST

    This smacks of desperation.

    by I Dunno

    Humanoid dinosaurs? I call bullshit, just like the dinosaurs wearing weaponry story a while back. If they really want to get freaky, they should set it in the future, after dinosaurs have replaced humans as the dominant species on the planet. Destroyed cities, dinos everywhere, human scattered everywhere. THAT'S a story. Not a bunch of guys who look like the aliens from V.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Land Of The Lost, Anyone?

    by Alen Smithee

    Hey, it's a Sleestac (sp?)

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:27 a.m. CST

    TalkBack Jay Sherman says "It'll Stink!"

    by DOGSOUP

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:30 a.m. CST

    The Troodon idea sounds like b.s. to me, both on a scientific le

    by Chief Redcock

    This flick would be so much better if they just stuck with the conventional dinos... we don't need jurassic park space aliens.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:34 a.m. CST

    3D movie? Of Montana???

    by WillowFan2001

    I vould like to live in Montahnah. No papers, state to state. (Oh, come on. You wish you'd called it first.)

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:35 a.m. CST

    I would like to have seen Montana.

    by Flim_

    <dies>

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:41 a.m. CST

    And that line was delivered by Jurrassic Park&#39;s Sam Neil

    by I Dunno

    The circle of life...

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:48 a.m. CST

    JEFF SPICOLI

    by El Scorcho

    Any way we can get rid of this fucker? He&#39;s spamming like nuts and it&#39;s driving me insane.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:52 a.m. CST

    WILLSOMEONE MURDER THIS JEFF SPICOLI DOUCHE, PLEASE?!!

    by pencil-man

    FUCK OFF ASSHOLE

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:53 a.m. CST

    I Dunno, of course it was

    by WillowFan2001

    And that&#39;s what made me think of it. Before everyone else. This may be the rockin&#39;-est moment in my entire life. *blinks* Damn, I have a sad life.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Is it Horner or Hunter?

    by jimmy_009

    Because the article says both.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 11:59 a.m. CST

    KING KONG - the ultimate JURRASIC film - proves there is a fatig

    by Spacesheik

    *However* if the new JURRASIC flick was *unlike* the its predessors - meaning group jepoardy in island plots - and maybe followed a Q - THE WINGED SERPENT scenario with one or more dinos in a modern metropolis - then yes the movie could be very entertainting, visually and other wise.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, noon CST

    What about the John Sayles script!!!!!

    by modlight

    That thing sounded awesome.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 4 = Jaws 3-D

    by JethroBodine

    Sounds good to me. I can&#39;t wait.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by one9deuce

    Why the hell do the producers of all film franchises slide down considerably in the third entry and then take a dump by making the fourth entry the absolute worst case scenario? Jurassic Park 3 was a piece of shit, and Jurassic Park 4 sounds like a practical joke is being played on fans of the first (and brilliant)film.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Just call it &#39;Jurassic&#39; and set it IN the Jurassic perio

    by jimmy_009

    No park required

  • Gee, thanks for admitting it&#39;s useless stuff but sticking to us anyway, jerk. Wow, humanoid dinosaurs and Spielberg passed on it? There may actually be a god after all.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Just Have It As The DInosaurs Trying To Conquer The Earth

    by flamingrunt

    A massive epic where the dinosaurs having bred to ridiculous levels spread all over the globe and the armies of the world have to club together to fight them. I want to see triceratops vs tanks, jets vs pteradactyls etc etc. What i dont want is a 3d dinosaur movie ffs

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 12:12 p.m. CST

    My take on humanoid dinosaurs

    by cerebulon

    Us humans have only been here on Earth for a meager 60,000 years at best. But the dinosaurs were here for over 200 million. They endured 3 mass extinctions and just got bigger and badder after each one. In less than 10,000 years we have gone from living in caves to walking on the moon. 10,000 years. If any dinosuar somehow acheived human-level intelligence just imagine what they might have acheived in a run of a 100,000.... even a million years! I would love to see a movie where the evolved dinosaurs come back to their homeworld. They evacuated at the end of the last great extinction and they have been waiting for the last ice age to end. Now that the climate is warming back up again and the weather patterns are returning to what they used to be... the long lost rulers of Earth have arrived to reclaim their birthright! All they need to do is exterminate the apes that have taken over! Its a fight to extinction when.... "Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth!" Bum bum buuuuuuuum!

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 12:34 p.m. CST

    hey Cerebulon... Write that yourself.

    by modlight

    That&#39;s a good enough concept that you shouldn&#39;t be giving it out for free.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 12:34 p.m. CST

    It&#39;s the Visitors from V!

    by kwerky

    Finally Marc Singer will have more work!

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I remember that AICN article

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Something to do with the military and humanoid-saurs. It was probably one of the funniest things I&#39;d read on AICN at the time, but looking at the picture of that Troodon makes me think this could still hold up. I mean damn, are there ever really enough dinosaurs in the movies anyway? I loved dinos growing up, Conan Doyle&#39;s The Lost World was one of my favourite books (I didn&#39;t pick up the racism back then). Just don&#39;t fuck up, alright, JP3 was poor.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Count me in for banning Spicoli ...

    by Lou C.

    ... anyone else? seriously, douchebag. GO AWAY. You&#39;re making peole hate your Web site EVEN MORE. DIE! ... Also, that troodon is the lamest thing i have ever seen in my life.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 12:42 p.m. CST

    if a piece of shit lightweight film like JURRASSIC PARK 3 can ma

    by Spacesheik

    this is a &#39;unversal pictures&#39; franchise and they best treat it with respect - they have merchandise theme parks and shit revolving around it

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 12:44 p.m. CST

    God put dinosaurs on Earth to test our faith

    by pencil-man

    *kidding

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 12:45 p.m. CST

    - Yeah send Spicoli packing (good screen name though, a pity to

    by seppukudkurosawa

    Also if JP4 does get green-lit, chances are it&#39;ll be because of Kong. The humanoid Dinos still sounds a little stupid though. Why not stick with the material in the book which involved an evolved, invisible dino?

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 12:57 p.m. CST

    They should just do Dinosaurs Attack!

    by Bryan

    Tim Burton probably still has the rights. I think the cards had a half martian/half dinosaur at one point. More importantly they had a bride and groom impaled on the horns of a triceratops. I think America is ready.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 12:59 p.m. CST

    I Thought KING KONG Was Jurasshole Park 4, Wasn&#39;t It?

    by ZombieSolutions

    zzzzzzzz

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 1:07 p.m. CST

    lemmiwinks

    by Spacesheik

    you have wit ill give you that - and the goldberg hispter with the black daughter who does somersaults thing was spot on but the san diego rampage sequence - the homage to godzilla - me likes very much

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 1:16 p.m. CST

    yeah i think KING KONG kinda tarnished any hope for a JURRASIC 4

    by Spacesheik

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Planet of the Dinosaurs

    by 3 Bag Enema

    What&#39;s this Horner/Hunter weirdness? And will an administrator please ban Jeff Spicoli?

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 1:25 p.m. CST

    pencil-man

    by Jimmie Dimmick

    Nice Bill Hicks reference.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST

    JURASSIC PLANET

    by Halski

    I&#39;m highly sympathetic to those who&#39;ve suggested a "Planet of the Dinosaurs" type flick, all post-apocalyptic style with dinosaurs roaming, say, half the Earth, with the remaining human population learning to adjust. That could rock - I always like to see human cities emptied out, with huge creatures making their homes in the crumbling buildings left behnd. THE PROBLEM AS I SEE IT --> The "Jurassic" series has a classic "monster/disaster movie" jive going on, and turning into a "social commentary/post-apoc movie" would be discordant. There&#39;s too many "trademark" elements to the JP series that would need to remain, or else you&#39;re just slapping the JP label on an entirely different product. Maybe something more like human-dinosaur integration, that would be truer to the nature-happy spirit of the series, where dinosaurs are kept on reserves and the struggle is rather what should be DONE with them, human vs. human, rather than another human vs. dinosaur situation. I don&#39;t know, maybe it&#39;s not all that different. In any case, the "evolved dinosaur" concept sounds like crap.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST

    The fact that Spielberg threw out the screenplay gives hope

    by performingmonkey

    The script that Joe Johnston was doing involved the military breeding Velociraptors as killing machines and somehow giving them even more intelligence. This was a dumb idea because it&#39;s taking things way too far. They need to get back to the whole idea of a Park or else what&#39;s the fucking point in calling it Jurassic Park? JP3 needed to go just that little bit further and it would have been a great movie. They played too much on the idea that it was just an excuse to go back to Isla Sorna (or whatever the second island is called) for some dino action. The ending blew and fucked up what was a fairly solid hour of action. The scene where they&#39;re giving the Raptor egg back. If you watched previous JPs you know that the Raptors would have just executed them all rather than lamely walking away like that. And when the military arrive on the Lost beach, it&#39;s SO SO lame and abrupt. JP4 should involve that rival company setting up a park somewhere (not on an island...) and it&#39;s a BIG success. I want to see people actually visiting the park and seeing the dinosaurs, how the original Jurassic Park would have turned out. Then enter someone who comes in and sabotages the whole operation. Environmentalists. Better still, Julianne Moore, Sam Neill and other previous JP cast members. They fuck up the park. The end.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 1:53 p.m. CST

    All i did is look at the picture.....

    by OriginalThinker

    and I know without a shadow of a doubt this will be such a bad movie. What the hell is going on, someone saw that and said "YESSS, this is a great idea, people will love this!!!"

  • The extinction idea is way more interesting.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 2:06 p.m. CST

    MANOSAUR! THE MOVIE! or ATTACK OF THE DINOMEN!

    by TimBenzedrine

    Why can&#39;t they just abandon the whole JP universe and start on something fresh? After witnessing the horror of the high wire dinos in KONG, I&#39;m about CGI-ed out on dinosaurs for the present. Unless someone can come up with some bold new technologies (or some advances in some old ones) to create more realistic dinosaurs I don&#39;t think there&#39;s going to be enough new stuff to coax me back into a theater.( although the pteranadons in JP III were pretty cool.)

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I Just Hope It&#39;s At Least 6 or 7 Hours Long

    by ZombieSolutions

    also, i hope they stretch out the part where they say J-U-R-R-A-S-S-H-O-L-E P-A-R-K to about 15 or 20 minutes. Because, apparently, that&#39;s Oscar worthy filmmaking now. (Apparently, De-Evolution really IS really real.)

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I say make a movie based on the old Jim Henson sitcom Dinosaurs

    by Terry_1978

    Earl Sinclair needs a comeback.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 2:29 p.m. CST

    why ae they making this?

    by brinkeguthrie

    the first two are classics. didn&#39;t bother with 3, so who care about 4? talk about beating a dead horse. or, dino.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 2:30 p.m. CST

    You really could have Dinosaurs take over the Earth

    by zinc_chameleon

    If while cloning them, you didn&#39;t notice all the *incredibly* dangerous retroviruses hanging around in their DNA, for which they would be blissfully immune, but we would drop like flies. I actually expected this to be the storyline for "Reign of Fire". But a cloned, well-meaning Troodonite that kills us anyway has a certain irony to it.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I remember when this first hit, the human-raptors were like a SW

    by Boxclocke

    It sounded like the perfect late-80&#39;s crappy kids&#39; cartoon. I just hope they call the movie either VELOCICOPS. Or POLICIRAPTORS.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 2:34 p.m. CST

    --Only because no one has said it yet

    by TimBenzedrine

    "Real dinosaurs are intelligent and talk."

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Dino-Riders vs. Dinosaucers

    by pencil-man

    You make the call.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Here&#39;s your Jurassic Park 4 Toys. Already produced.

    by JethroBodine

    http://www.virtualtoychest.com/dinosaucers/dinosaucersbox1c.jpg

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Sounds like Dino-Riders. I actually enjoyed it when I was a kid

    by Chief Redcock

    ...I had a whole lot of the toys too. In retrospect, yeah, it was pretty cheesy.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Meh, they&#39;re going the wrong way

    by Durendal

    The super-intelligent dinos thing is fucking ridiculous on so many levels. They need to reimage the franchise. The solution: STEVE IRWIN GOES TO JURASSIC PARK! "Ya gotta be real caaful when snaekin&#39; up on a velociraapta, &#39;cas if ya not, two more will come in from the soides and rip ya apaaat! And I wouldn&#39;t be the fiirst Aussie to be 86ed by one of thase blokes!" That would be a movie I&#39;d pay to see, especially if it ends with "Observe, if you will, the doigestive jewces that aare aetin&#39; away at moi legs! Terranasaur doigestive aaacid is really potent!"

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 3:22 p.m. CST

    The name Jack Horner and no one has made a Boogie Nights joke...

    by DanielKurland

    Come on! "What do you mean the state I&#39;m in? The state of California?"

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Ah the bulding of 3D theaters . Hollywood&#39;s desperation to b

    by Orionsangels

    Hey, "lets give them an theater experience that you could never have at home." It&#39;s just a matter of time before they pirate 3D movies haha

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Will take anything at the moment...

    by RezE11even

    The original in 3D sounds great. I&#39;d be a lot more concerned about the integrity of the 4th film if the last two didn&#39;t go from bad to a fucking joke. Dinosaurs are dinosaurs, and we need a few more movies with them in it. And if Dinosaurs ATTACK! ever gets made into a film, I will do a breakdance with Captain Dan. Seriously, DA would kick so much ass.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 3:46 p.m. CST

    JP1: Big Entertainment -- JP2: Disappointing -- JP3: Amusing sum

    by moviemaniac-7

    But the one thing they did wrong in the original one is that they changed the book too much and made it a family movie. I was hoping for a hardcore sci-fi thriller, but sadly it was not. I, for one, liked the third one a lot and if they could team up Vince Vaughn and Alexander Nivola and Julianne Moore together in a kick-ass &#39;realistic&#39; sci-fi movie about dinos, I am the first one in line to see that sucker. Always liked the idea that they&#39;d find Newman&#39;s shaving cream with some dead embryos in it, but good enough to use the DNA. --- As for 3D-stuff and other technical pooha that Hollywood is using nowadays (digital cameras, digital sets, CG)... nothing of it will work if they don&#39;t have a solid script. Hitch once said it well: "You need three things for a good movie: A good script, a good script and a good script." Okay, not his exact words, but something like that (from the top of my head).

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 3:49 p.m. CST

    huh

    by Gungan Slayer

    yeah, i thought of land of the lost too lol. I don&#39;t know what&#39;s worse, this stupid dino-human mutant rumor/idea or the stupid idea of having the military attach weapons on dinos---damn it took so long for dumbass people to get that stupid idea out of their head

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Didn&#39;t Jack Horner direct all those Boogie Nights movies?

    by R.C. the "Wise"

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 4:10 p.m. CST

    bursting cerebulon&#39;s bubble

    by Koyaanisqatsi

    since no one&#39;s pointed out that cerebulon&#39;s idea has already been used in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager i will now....or just did....sans the dinosaur people returning to earth....but the rest is the same

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 4:54 p.m. CST

    shameless rant #34

    by Capt. Blackadder

    gemineye.com sucks monkey balls.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Sounds like Anonymous Rex

    by RetroActive

    The series of novels they made into a silly Sci-Fi show...I didn&#39;t read the whole thread, so maybe someone mentioned this already. Anyway, why doesn&#39;t Jurassic Park just call it a day? And to all those talking about the moviemakers&#39; obsession with sill gimmics like 3-D making a movie series ensure a slow, painful death? Agreed. It&#39;s just like trying to get blood from a stone. Ain&#39;t happenin&#39;.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 5:34 p.m. CST

    I want to see some mainland ravaging on the part of the Dinos.

    by Novaman5000

    JP4 had better be about the dinos hitting the mainland. All of this garbage about human dinosaurs and smart dinosaurs with missles is beyond absurd. These movies were always grounded in "plausible" science... these new ideas seem to crap all over that. The only thing holding part 3 back from being great was an all too abrupt ending. That movie had some great action pieces. Oh and that gemini site is lame as shit. Putting pictures of hot women on your site doesn&#39;t make it good, it just makes it a destination for masturbating 15 year olds.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park IV: To Hell with This.

    by Archduke_Chocula

    I&#39;d like to see them take the Gremlins approach and just go off and do their own crazy little finale to the series, better yet, just get Joe Dante to handle it.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 6:35 p.m. CST

    What this movie needs...

    by mr_macphisto

    Is Whoopi Goldberg and that jive-talkin&#39;, crime solvin&#39; dinosaur she teamed up with.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Hominoid dinos... with guns... in the future... and... um...

    by Neosamurai85

    I&#39;m just waiting for the Indian... the one that hunts them... with a tech&#39;ed out upgrade of Rambo&#39;s bow... I&#39;m kind spelling this out arn&#39;t I? Peace.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Back in my day, Jack Horner was a porn star in my brother&#39;s

    by BendersShinyAss

    He was a bit of a goof to watch too.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 8:47 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 4: Johnny and the Clone-a-saurus

    by Thumper2k1

    Why doesn&#39;t hollywood pay me to write screenplays?

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Theres &#39;Day Of The Hunters&#39;

    by skoobyx

    The old Isaac Asimov story where a guy builds a time machine and finds out the dinosaurs were hunted to extinction by a more evolved dino-species with helmets and little ray guns. Of course once all of the other dinosaurs are gone what do they hunt? That&#39;s why they&#39;re gone too. We had that story in school. Anyone else?

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 8:58 p.m. CST

    RE: "JP#1 is as good as Raiders"

    by I Dunno

    Blaspheme.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Why do people watch the Jurassic Park films?

    by MrD

    The stories are inane, the characters cardboard cliche&#39;s at best, the dialogue absurd and the science mostly nonsense. So why do we watch them? To see DINOSAURS EAT PEOPLE. Not to see dinosaur people or lizard men or cybernetic nazi raptors carring uzis (actually, that one might work). Here&#39;s my image for JP4: A giant Stephen Speilberg appears hovering over all the cities of the earth. He opens his hands, and out spills thousands of dinosaurs, which then begin to eat every thing in sight. Two hours later, the movie ends.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Troodon my a$$!!!, It&#39;s called a Sleestak from Land of the L

    by toulouse

    http://www.landofthelost.com/picsdinos.htm

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 9:37 p.m. CST

    whoops, scroll to the bottom of the page-for the Sleestak goodne

    by toulouse

    http://www.landofthelost.com/pictures.htm

  • Brodester - you need to brush up on your paleobiology. Just do a google on "warm blooded dinosaurs" to get a taste of the debate. Essentially, scientists jumped the gun by assuming dinos were reptiles, and thus cold blooded, when in fact the similarities are superficial. In fact dinosaurs are more deserving of their own Class (in fact the Reptilia are a clumsy grouping of 4 barely related families, which should probably be split up, but are kept together mostly for convenience). It is fairly clear that at least some dinosaurs were warm blooded (though it should be remembered, despite what grade school science classes teach, there are far more varieties of metabolism than "warm" and "cold" blooded). At least some of the theropods (two legged carnivores such as raptors and t-rex) were warmblooded, even sporting insulating feathers. The furry pterosaurs (which are technically not dinosaurs) are also believed to have been warm blooded. Finally, troodon is a raptor-like theropod from, I believe, the cretaceous period, famous for large eyes and a large brain.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 9:49 p.m. CST

    I nominate Archduke_Chocula for JP4 producer

    by MrD

    Joe Dante + Dinosaurs + big budget would kick ass.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 9:51 p.m. CST

    STEVE IRWIN GOES TO JURASSIC PARK!

    by MrD

    See "Chased by Dinosaurs" and "Chased by Sea Monsters", both available on DVD.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 10:30 p.m. CST

    the reason JP4 had not moved forward sooner was that Steven Spie

    by theJackalope

    Pure BS! Anyone who&#39;s seen WAR OF THE WORLDS can see that Spielberg doesn&#39;t read screenplays.

  • Jan. 28, 2006, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Jurassic Park

    by Gorrister

    While JP3 was mildly entertaining, it failed to make up for the first two disasters. I LOVE the novels of JP1 and Lost World, but both movies (especially Lost World) failed to live up to the books. I have no idea what the hell they were thinking with Lost World. The novel was GREAT! Even better than the first one. But they only took about 1% of the novel and turned the rest into some eco-terroist movie. To this day, I&#39;m pissed off that the photographer didn&#39;t get killed for letting those dinosaurs loose and thus resulting in the death of nearly everyone on the island. JP4 will be a total flop...unless a miracle happens.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Does anyone remember that ST:VOYAGER episode with the &#39;alien

    by George Newman

    Sue me, I was in 6th and 7th grade when Voyager started up. Star trek television was still cool kinda.... But anyway, the dinorsaur was "the one with the big Pompadour! Elvis!!"

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 1:18 a.m. CST

    No, no, NO! Number 4 is always in SPACE!

    by empyreal0

    GOD! Get it right, people!

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 1:40 a.m. CST

    Hmmmm... Uzi weilding, Nazi raptors in Space...

    by MrD

    I think we&#39;ve got a hit!

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 2:03 a.m. CST

    Wasn&#39;t This Idea Already Used In the Mario Brothers

    by Meremoth

    I swear it was. And for the record JP:3 sucked harder than any sequel should. JP:1 was good. JP:2 was Ok when the raptors and T-Rex were eating and chasing everyone around the island. Aside from that it blew hard.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Archduke_Chocula has the one and only right idea on this Talkbac

    by moviemaniac-7

    Joe Dante in, Johnston out! Dante is an old buddy of Spielberg&#39;s so it should work out...

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 3:41 a.m. CST

    The thing that always bothered me about the movies

    by Doc_Strange

    Is the fact that they call it "Jurassic" but the fact is, Tyrannosaurs and most of the dinos in the flicks didn&#39;t appear until the Cretaceous period, as I&#39;m sure any guy in here who was obsessed with dinosaurs as kids would know. That said, why does it have to be called Jurassic Park? Can&#39;t they come up with something else?

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 3:41 a.m. CST

    JP4: The Land Before Time

    by AshesOfDonnie

    Follow the adventures of Petrey and Serrah in this live action combination of sequels!!

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Something else just occurred to me about this supposed new movie

    by Doc_Strange

    It sounds like they&#39;re trying to do what we as kids used to draw back in school. Anyone remember that old Calvin and Hobbes strip where the kids are drawing art and Calvin draws a picture of a dinosaur flying a fighter jet? Sounds kind of like what they&#39;re doing here with human dinos and talking dinosaurs. WTF?

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 3:45 a.m. CST

    Theodore REX!!

    by AshesOfDonnie

    that&#39;s what JP4 is looking alot like.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Doc_Strange

    by AshesOfDonnie

    dude, that Calvin and Hobbes strip comment you made is soo right on!!! classic!!

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 3:55 a.m. CST

    I thought Number 4 was supposed to take place in the Hood.

    by AshesOfDonnie

    Its the Crips vs the Bloods vs the &#39;Vores.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 4:08 a.m. CST

    Jurassic Park: Back in the hood

    by Doc_Strange

    Starring Warwick Davis, you know it&#39;s gonna happen.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 4:15 a.m. CST

    The 2

    by Darth Maui

    "if they could team up Vince Vaughn and Alexander Nivola and Julianne Moore together" That&#39;d be cool. TLW actually had some cool parts to it and JPIII was kind of cool in its own strange little way.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 4:21 a.m. CST

    Dino-humans???? Why not just remake V???

    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 5:15 a.m. CST

    The "only" picture...

    by SalvatoreGravano

    If he had any knowledge of anything, he would have searched for Russell, Sequin, etc., etc., etc. By the way, the dinosauroid proposal was purely hypothetical and is currently dismissed.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Shermdawg, remaking V might not be a bad idea!

    by scrumdiddly

    Oh wait, it&#39;s Hollywood...Never mind.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Jurassic Park 4: Land of the Lost

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    Humanoid dinosaurs. Good lord that is one stupid idea.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Here&#39;s the problem with trying to have dinosaurs take over h

    by FluffyUnbound

    They&#39;re just animals. They&#39;re a multiple of the size of elephants, but they&#39;re still animals. If elephants got three times as big as they are and grew nasty, big, pointy teeth, they wouldn&#39;t overthrow humanity. They&#39;d still need protection from poachers and habitat loss, frankly. A couple of poachers with AK&#39;s on semi-auto would take down the toothy elephant 3X and then laugh about it while they carved up the ivory for sale on the black market. Any movie where dinosaurs take out even a small area where humans live needs to give the dinos an edge - and just about whatever edge you choose will probably come off as cheesy. Call it the "Godzilla 98" syndrome - once Godzilla doesn&#39;t have skin that can deflect tank shells, he&#39;s just a big spotted owl. By the way, that Voyager episode was not bad. Given the rate at which processed metals and plastics disintegrate over time, if a civilization existed 60 million years ago that used them, there would be no evidence left by this point. The only thing that would be left would be pottery and ceramics. If the intelligent dinos just weren&#39;t really big on flower pots, we might have no way of knowing their civilization was ever here.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Cerebulon... It&#39;s called Extinction Event

    by RezE11even

    By Wildstorm Comics. Not saying you copied the idea; it&#39;s a fairly unknown miniseries, but I&#39;m pretty sure it got some widespread distribution. A massive earthquake opens up a hole in the earth, and those that go inside discover intricate writing systems scrawled on the walls. Then, going into the next underground canyon, computers are discovered... along with endless rows of dinosaurs in suspended animation. Eventually, they pop out alive and ready to take back the planet; they were smart enough to know of their impending extinction, so they moved underground and built facilities all over the world to house themselves. The computers were glitchy, for they were supposed to arise out of the Earth earliar than when they did. They have reached a level of intelligence that they are tellipathic; even mind controllers. It turns into Humans Vs Super Dinosaurs with technology. It kicks major ass.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Here&#39;s a website about it http://www.robertweinberg.net/exti

    by RezE11even

    Says the same thing I just said, but better, and there&#39;s the 5 covers.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 9:43 a.m. CST

    The Joe Dante idea is truly brilliant. His film would probably

    by Chief Redcock

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 10:06 a.m. CST

    My father and I were talking about Spielberg last night

    by emeraldboy

    I came back from the film munich. We talked about Spielberg. My father says he was watching ET when it was on while you guys(my friend and I) were out at the cinema and the performances he gets out of those children is genius. we then turned to talk about how the berg was the best family movie director of the 80&#39;s and 90&#39;s and my dad said " yes, but he had the best technical people working with him. That is why JP1 is such a great film, not only did the berg have ILM he also had the stan winston studio and his team. He said the same for Disney, disney was a genius but he too was surrounded by the best technical people and got the best out of them. Disney were for more than 60 years the kings of animation and said this to my old man. My view is that Disney made a huge mistake ending 2d animation and I added maybe I was being nostalgic and my dad says, if you like something that is not being nostalgic. He also said that he felt that Private ryand and schindler were both inaccurate. He alos told me about the time when in New York, he went to Madison Saqure Garden to see Sugar Ray robinson, he was a great boxer my father said they way he would dance in the ring.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Combine Indiana Jones 4 with Jurassic 4

    by Hugh Jass

    I could write this movie. Indy ends up on the deserted island with a couple of cute kids and load of hungry dinosaurs. Doesn&#39;t matter that Harrison Ford is 70; he has the toughness and virility of a 25 year old. Screwing that bag of bones Callista Flockhart in the ass for the last few years has rejuvenated him. The velociraptors are now so smart that they send instant messages on the internet to lure Indy into a trap. (Hey, if their pea sized brains could figure out door handles in the last movie, why not?) Indy and the cute kids barely get out of a series of scrapes until the US Marines show up to save their sorry asses. Oh, there are also Nazis there but the dinos make them into snacks. The head Nazi gets eaten by a T-Rex. I hate fucking sequels that beat an already dead horse.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 11:20 a.m. CST

    The 2

    by Darth Maui

    "My view is that Disney made a huge mistake ending 2d animation" Funny, because they are now likely to bring 2D back.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Dinos with guns? was this REALLY spielbergs "great idea?"

    by misnomer

    Didn&#39;t sam neill debunk the whole idea of dinos packing heat in an interview? JP was a great film, bu tthe sequels have been sorely lacking. lost world was a mess, which made very little use of excellent source material. (lost world was a better novel than jp) and JP3 was okay but forgettable. If "human hybrids" is the best thing they can come up with, well,they need to lay this series to rest....alien resurrection anyone?

  • by that I mean Transformers and Dinosaurs and make Beast Wars! Transformers that transform into dinosaurs! That would be so original! Kills two birds with one stone!

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Remaking "V"

    by Gorrister

    Interesting idea. Could work really well, but could also blow up in our faces. The first V miniseries was a VERY political show (whereas the second miniseries was far more action/starchild-oriented). I love political intrigue in stories but, knowing Hollywood, they would adapt it to reflect current world politics vs the original concept of reinacting the Nazi political takeover of Germany. Now, that might not sound so bad at first but, unless "modern world politics" has such a long-lasting effect on world culture as Nazi Germany did, the movie will be very dated in a few years and rather dull to watch.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Buying Absinthe online.

    by Rayhad Jackson

    I know this is off topic bullshit, but does anyone here drink Absinthe? I am looking for something that has a high tujone level. Czech sites promote a brand with the highest legal limit, but I was told that the Czech sites don&#39;t sell real Absinthe-that they just use the name. Does that mean it does not create the added Absinthe effect? Anyone got any tips or good sites with stuff that creates the desired effect, including possible delirium. Thanks

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 3:40 p.m. CST

    The T&Atastic Lost World TV show had evolved dinos with medieval

    by Big Bad Clone

    or some shit, I was busy watching Jennifer O&#39;Dells&#39; breasts

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 5:06 p.m. CST

    brodester

    by MrD

    You really need some lessons in manners. And I promise you my science credentials are a bit better than yours. Forgetting the fact that you clearly lack and understanding of the nature of scientific theories (yes, they can be disputed, but so can scientific hypotheses, laws, and facts), did you even bother doing one iota of research before deciding to believe what you believe?

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Rayhad

    by seppukudkurosawa

    I too am an avid Absinthe drinker, but instead of buying it online (I did it once, can&#39;t remember which site I&#39;m afraid, but keep trying), I get a friend of mine to import it from Holland. Absinthe is alcohol, any other so-called alcohol is beating around the bush... Keep up the search, for Van Gogh cut-off his ears on the green stuff, and in so doing inspired the world. It&#39;s now your turn Rayhad Jackson, good luck!

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 7:51 p.m. CST

    er....

    by Silver777

    looks like the fuckin Geiko lizard.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Let&#39;s create random JP4 plot ideas!!!

    by performingmonkey

    OK...all the original JP cast, or at least the characters, have to be back in this one. Malcolm had a sequel, Grant had a sequel, now it needs to be both of them thrown together again. The rival company to InGen, the evil one from the original Jurassic Park (more prominent in the novel, which I hope one day will be remade and given much more of a scifi edge) kidnaps Malcolm&#39;s daughter (you know, the one who can do gymnastic moves on Velociraptors - see, that&#39;s the explanation for why in King Kong people can just kick Raptors in the head). They kidnap her and they say that they will only release her if Malcolm gets all the people together who were on the island in the original JP movie (contrived maybe, but not as contrived as how they got Grant to Isla Sorna in JP3). They realise that it&#39;s not the rival company but actually American government agents who want to erase the whole InGen operation from history, which means erasing Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and the others from history. But suddenly Robert Muldoon steps into the room. He survived the Raptor mauling from JP1 and has been recast with Arnold Schwarzenegger now playing him. He is carrying an M16 assault rifle and proceeds to murder various important government agents, saving the original Parkees. Muldoon explains that they have to GET TO DA CHOPPA!! quickly before the Feds arrive. On the way, he tells of how John Hammond&#39;s original ORIGINAL plan was a quest for the Holy Grail, and that he himself has been studying Grail-lore his whole life. They believed the Grail was on Isla Nublar, but sadly it wasn&#39;t. It wasn&#39;t in San Diego either, but there is a good chance that Christ was married and had children and that he, Robert Muldoon played by the Guvunator, is a direct descendant of Christ&#39;s royal bloodline. They must travel to the Louvre in Paris, where a new dino Park is being set up by William H Macy and Tea Leoni, to sort this crazy shit out once and for all.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 8:20 p.m. CST

    performingmonkey

    by AshesOfDonnie

    That, I&#39;d pay to see.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 9:26 p.m. CST

    The Ultimate Speilberg Film

    by MrD

    When Nazis conspire with Palestinian terrorists to kill ET, Golda Meir brings Indiana Jones (what, you didn&#39;t know he was Jewish?) out of retirement. He is dispatched to Neverland to capture and train a team of mercenary velociraptors, who proceed to eat each and everyone of the PLO/Nazi Death Squad. In the end, Indy and the Raptor Pack find ET risen from the dead and hiding in Richard Dreyfuss&#39; home in Boston. This fills the Raptors with guilt over eating the terrorists, and in their despair they chew on some oxygen tanks until they blow their own heads off.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Pleas don&#39;t mention Sleestaks, I&#39;m seriousley NOT lookin

    by Shermdawg

    ugh.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 10:46 p.m. CST

    brodester

    by MrD

    First, resorting to name calling only undermines your credibility. Second, I&#39;ve had my BS and Masters for a long time now, and have actively followed the endotherm/ectotherm debate for over 15 years. If you have any evidence at all that you know what you&#39;re talking about, please put those cards on the table. If not, you are as much poseur as the ID "theorists". Third, If you are majoring in science, then they should have instructed you on the difference between simple belief and scientific theory. You can believe what you want, but your belief doesn&#39;t trump the current hypotheses about dinosaur metabolism. You can&#39;t piss on scientific concepts simply because it disagrees with your belief. You need some evidence to back it up. Your circular (and factually wrong) argument that dinosaurs are cold blooded, so anything that&#39;s not cold blooded is not a dinosaur is not evidence. Fourth, at no point in this did I say the concensus view is the same as mine (it isn&#39;t - I suspect the popular view is too conservative, but then, that&#39;s my belief, and I wouldn&#39;t try to pass that off as accepted theory). The simple truth is that MOST paleobiologiest now seem to agree that the evidence is in favor of at least some of the dinosaurs being warm blooded. This has absolutely NOTHING to do with the fictional "intelligent dinosaur," which was merely an intellectual exercise in speculative evolution , and (so far as I am aware) never put forth as a real creature. Of course, you might know this, what a troodon was, the current opinion is on endothermy, and the more nuanced facts about dinosaur extinction if you worried less about who you think you own, and actually tried doing a little research. Go ahead and give it a google.

  • Jan. 29, 2006, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Troodon formosus

    by MrD

    http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/dinosaurplanet/dinos/dinos2_zoom2.html

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 12:46 a.m. CST

    These idiots never realised how important John Hammond was in in

    by bioforge

    They got rid of his character and turned Sam Neil into a whinging prick.Great job assholes.I&#39;ll be looking forward to another flood of &#39;meh&#39; reviews when it comes out.

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 6:26 a.m. CST

    JP 4

    by stvnhthr

    Jurassic Park 4 is moving ahead. The humanoid dinosaurs are out. What I know of the direction for the film is great, but they don&#39;t have a final script yet, so almost all reports at this point are pure speculation.

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Only Marlon Brando was a Troo Don

    by cookylamoo

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 9:05 a.m. CST

    I know it&#39;s tough to keep this straight...

    by Childe Roland

    ...but let&#39;s try not to confuse Jurassic Park 4 with Indy 4. Just because they&#39;re both Spielberg projects that feature dinosaurs in lead roles is no reason to muddle them together.

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 10:14 a.m. CST

    for the record:

    by Shigeru

    Dinosaucers beat the everloving shit out of Dino Riders.

  • seriously, cadillacs and dinosaurs is what needs to be made. make it MAD MAX style and get a smokin babe who can kick ass, and BAM! also jim henson&#39;s dinosaurs is just honeymooners done with dino&#39;s like flinstones.... but its still funny and i&#39;d pay to see it on the big screen. hell, even a turok movie would be cool. JP4? not after jp2 and jp3. those movies really sucked donkey balls. ---- the 2nd book was great however, imagine that motorcycle chase....

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Lemmiwinks

    by MovieWhore

    I think your talking about "Cadillacs and Dinsosaurs" a great cartoon based on a great comic.

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 11:05 a.m. CST

    forgot trogdor

    by compn

    all this troodon stuff, just trogdor the burninator and get it over with. no mention of trogdor in this thread yet? damn!

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 11:17 a.m. CST

    No One Cares anymore about Dinosaur movies.

    by 60091

    Dinosaurs are boring. There are Dinosaurs everywhere on TV and in the movies and I&#39;m sick of them.

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Why do we need JP4...

    by Fugazi32

    ...after we&#39;ve just had King Kong??!

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 12:49 p.m. CST

    I once asked a Korean guy....

    by cookylamoo

    What mystifys you most about America. "Dinosaurs", he replied, everyone in America loves dinosaurs. "What about Godzilla", I countered? "Godzilla is a guy in a suit, he replied, "and furthermore, he&#39;s Japanese."

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 12:59 p.m. CST

    You should have told the Korean guy that a dinosaur fetish is a

    by FluffyUnbound

    Like, we don&#39;t get enough DOG in our diet, and it messes up the endocrinal balance in our BRAINS, and makes us love DINOSAURS.

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 1:31 p.m. CST

    There is MAJOR dinosaur fatigue after KING KONG - you guys are r

    by Spacesheik

    Time to shelf the JP4 flick I think - when fanboy geeks like us dont get excited bout dinosaurs anymore you know something is wrong

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST

    brodester

    by MrD

    I didn&#39;t say the concept was settled or agreed to, merely where most of the paleontologists agree at the moment. When the debate first started, very few of them would concede warm-bloodedness to any degree, but substantial evidence has made most concede that there were at least some that were warm blooded. Both warm and cold blooded hypotheses are falsifiable, but cold bloodedness was accepted as dogma for decades simply because no one really challenged it. As our understanding of the whole range of dinosaurs, their relations to other archosaurs, understanding of evolutionary forces has expanded, it has done a great deal to challenege previous perceptions of dinosaurs, including whether or not they are reptiles (which many biologists don&#39;t feel is a natural group anyway). I highly recommend dinosauria.com for more technical debate and discussion (though the wikipedia entry is also quite good too).

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 3:04 p.m. CST

    MrD is Ross...

    by Childe Roland

    ...from Friends. He&#39;s nothing without his monkey.

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 3:37 p.m. CST

    KIRK

    by David Assholehof

    Maybe we get a cameo of Kirk and one of them alone on a planet with abamboo-grenade-launcher...

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 3:38 p.m. CST

    HISSSSSSSSSSS!

    by David Assholehof

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Alien Abductions, Anyone?

    by www.valiens.com

    Why is it that when alien abductees began speaking out, biologists said there&#39;s no way aliens would look like the large, bald, wide-eyed fetal creatures described...and yet if dinosaurs had evolved into something human-like they would have looked like that? ANYONE?!

  • Jan. 30, 2006, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Valiens

    by FluffyUnbound

    Animal life on earth is dominated by forms that have bilateral symmetry and that use eyes to see light in a particular spectrum. Most of the land animals of any size are vertebrates. Given those three facts, any species that rose to intelligence on this planet would probably be bilaterally symmetrical, would have eyes set in a head, would have a backbone, would stand upright and use its front limbs for grasping and manipulation, etc. All the really important decisions for life on earth were made before and during the Permian extinction. But when we start talking about different planets, it&#39;s not only possible but likely that evolution would take some completely different branch at an equivalent point in time, and would thus end up at a completely different result.

  • When did they say that? I used to be very up on AA&#39;s, and that&#39;s a new one to me. Not like biologists are even close to a monolithic block, but most nakedly admit that they wouldn&#39;t have any idea what a real alien would look like (though some may point out that old alien sightings used to have a lot more variety, and it wasn&#39;t until the "grays" started getting all the media exposure that most abductees reported them that way). As for the dinosaurian, that was not ever something taken very seriously by the scientific community. It was picked up by the media for the senstional, National Enquirer type aspects, but it is nothing but conjecture, pure and simple.

  • Jan. 31, 2006, 4:16 p.m. CST

    I like the idea

    by Norm3

    What would have happened if the asteroid that supposedly hit the Earth at the end of the Cretaceous period (see Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary), 65 million years ago, had missed? One possibility is that the dinosaurs would not have become extinct, advanced mammals would subsequently not have appeared, and some of the descendants of dinosaurs might have evolved to become intelligent in our place. It&#39;s clear that some of the dinosaurs were getting smarter at the time the asteroid hit the Yucatan and handed the gauntlet to the mammals (fortunately for us). One of the brainiest dinosaurs we know about at the end of the Cretaceous was Troodon (a.k.a. Stenonychosaurus inequalis) a 1.2-m-tall, 70-kg carnivorous dinosaur with perhaps the intelligence of an opossum. What if Troodon had survived and continued to evolve and get brainier? In the early 1980s, paleontologist Dale Russell, curator of vertebrate fossils at the National Museums of Canada, in Ottowa, explored this possibility;1 for more on Russell go here (DinoData). Had the dinosaurs survived, argued Russell, and a species like Troodon grown smarter, it would eventually have needed to stand upright to balance its heavy head. A shoulder structure would have evolved to allow the "dinosauroid" to throw objects. Projecting how other characteristics of this species might have developed he came up with a model of a large-brained, reptilian biped with enormous eyes, three-fingered hands, an absence of external genitalia (typical of reptiles), and a navel (since a placenta is found in some modern reptiles and may have been needed to enable the birth of young with big brain cases). http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/D/dinosaurintell.html

  • Feb. 1, 2006, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Extinction Event

    by cerebulon

    RezE11even, I&#39;ve never read any fiction that helped me come up with that story concept. The conceptual trodon image from, I think Discover magazine years ago is what triggered the idea. I was into the whole alien abduction and UFO stuff at the time, and since the Trodon and the Alien Greys looked pretty much identical - I got to thinking: what if the "aliens" aren&#39;t alien at all. What if they are from here orginally and that is why they have bilateral symetry and look so terran. It would also explain why they are here at all - they wouldn&#39;t have needed to travel millions of miles in space - they are already here -maybe on Io or Mars. About Extinction Event, that really sounds like another version of Ray Palmer&#39;s stuff with the Dero who lived in caves around the Earth&#39;s Core. But, as someone previously mentioned, there are no new ideas. I&#39;m sure many other have come up with my concept one way or another. If I had to choose a dinosaur book to be made into a movie it would be "Footprint of Thunder" or "End of an Era" Both had awesome original ideas.

  • Feb. 1, 2006, 1:16 a.m. CST

    I sent this same tip in Aug. 2002.

    by Brand Echh

    I talked with Jack Horner in 2002, he said they asked him to consult briefly, but they were straying too far from real science for his taste so he wasn&#39;t sure how much of his advice they were going to use. Now, I don&#39;t know how many versions this production may have gone through between now and then... but it seems my tip (which was never run by-the-way) wasn&#39;t that far off.

  • Feb. 1, 2006, 1:24 a.m. CST

    second thought...

    by Brand Echh

    I just looked at the image. That&#39;s a statue created in the 1980s for a TV production on "what if dinosaurs evolved" ... Stenonychosaurus I believe. I don&#39;t recall the name of th paleontologist involved (I&#39;ll have to go through my old books), but I&#39;m fairly certain it wasn&#39;t Horner. In case anyone here wasn&#39;t already aware, that is not a made-for-JP image. You can see it here http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Dimension/7127/troodon2.jpg

  • Feb. 19, 2006, 12:05 p.m. CST

    another idea

    by spookster

    Do Dinosaurs Attack. (like what Bryan said) Something just as horrid as the card set, but not a teenage horror movie. That would blow.

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