Dinosaur Revolution

Discovery Channel Premiered Sep 01, 2011 Between Seasons


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Dinosaur Revolution

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Get to know the interesting behaviors of prehistoric creatures through paleontological research and storytelling.

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  • this is a great dinosaur documentary, but not a revolution.

    Dinosaur revolution demonstrates dinosaur like you've never seen them before! with state of the art CGI, you will be able to go back millions of years ago to enter the lives of these magnificant creatures that capture our imagination. But the down side of the show is that there is nothing revolutionnary about it. Sure you learn a few new things, but it doesn't have enough content to call itself a revolution. Overall, this is a good documentay and you will enjoy watching itmoreless
  • Dinosaurs didn't live for 165 million years by being slow, gray and stupid.

    So this dinosaur history lesson, "Bad to the Bone," its aggressive title notwithstanding, gives dinosaurs a new set of adjectives: quick, colorful and smart.

    What will most delight dinosaur fans about this two-night, four-hour series, though, is the almost giddy tone with which it animates their lives.

    The dinosaurs here, brought to life by state-of-the-art animation, come across as quirky and playful.

    That stands in some contrast to the traditional portrayal of dinosaurs as not much of anything except angry and hungry. Whenever a dinosaur approaches on a TV or movie screen, even if it's a Steven Spielberg production, that dino invariably aims to crush, kill and probably eat anything in its path.

    Okay, many of these dinosaurs also display those tendencies. All species that do not have supermarkets spend much of their time looking for the next meal.

    And yes, the dinos here also maintain those perpetual scowls. Presumably it would have been just too jarring to see a gigantoraptor, which resembles a 17-foot turkey, break into an ear-to-ear grin.

    But the dinos in "Bad to the Bone," engage in pastimes well beyond hunting and eating.

    The males spend a fair amount of time and energy, for instance, trying to get a date.

    This is where the colorful part comes in. While all museum dinosaurs come in a single shade of gray, we now think real-life dinosaurs featured an array of colors, just like animals alive today.

    During mating rituals and dances, in particular, guy dinosaurs liked to show off their colors. Think "peacock."

    As they are animated here, some of these dances look like the kind of karaoke performance required of fraternity pledges. What matters, though, is results and the female dinosaurs seem to respond.

    Although "Bad to the Bone" has stretches of fun, it also has a serious scientific underpinning.

    Several paleontologists explain that the dinosaurs wouldn't have lasted 165 days if they didn't have a strong sense of parenting, of families and of the value in forming communities.

    This enabled the survival of individuals and, in the long-term, the species.

    Dinosaurs may not have had opposable thumbs or microwave ovens, but they figured out how to stay alive in large enough numbers to dominate the planet for far longer than man is likely to stick around.

    "Bad to the Bone" isn't quite as revolutionary as it suggests, but it's a lively account of some big guys who, if it weren't for a single stray asteroid, might still be here today.

  • what can i say, its dinosaur time..

    well there isnt much about the show...supposedly well the new thing its that theres new things that we didnt know about dinosaurs or that what we knew its not longer valid..

    Well show gets interesting, shows how different types of dinosaurs lived and made their lifes and so on. good job

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Anthropology & Archaeology