Season 2 Episode 1

Dinotopia Mini-Series (1)

Aired Unknown May 12, 2002 on ABC
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Dinotopia Mini-Series (1)
When David and Karl go on a flying trip with their father, a thunderstorm commenced and it threw them off course into another world. The trio sank in the sea, but only Karl and David were able to get out of the plane. On a mysterious island, they meet an antique seller named Cyrus Crabb and he showed them around the world of Dinotopia, ran by Mayor Waldo. In this new world they meet Marion Waldo, the daughter of the mayor and a huge collection of Dinosaurs. While trying to reach the city, they were attacked by ferocious Carnivores, and Karl and David learned that the Sunstones which power all of Dinotopia were discipating. Stranded on the island, the two brothers may never see their real world and their father ever again.moreless

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    Wentworth Miller

    Wentworth Miller

    David Scott (Mini-Series)

    Alice Krige

    Alice Krige

    Rosemary Waldo

    Tyron Leitso

    Tyron Leitso

    Karl Scott (Mini-Series)

    Katie Carr

    Katie Carr

    Marion Waldo (Mini-Series)

    David Thewlis

    David Thewlis

    Cyrus Crabb (Mini-Series)

    Jim Carter

    Jim Carter

    Mayor Waldo (Mini-Series)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • TRIVIA: The 11 codes of Dinotopia are as follows -
        -One raindrop raises the sea.
        -Survival of all or none.
        -Weapons are enemies even to their owners.
        -Give more, take less.
        -Others first, self last.
        -Observe, listen and learn.
        -Do one thing at a time.
        -Sing everyday.
        -Exercise imagination.
        -Eat to live, don't live to eat.
        But the eleventh code was lost when the monument with the codes on it was damaged.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Karl: Marion, we have to get off this island.
        Mayor Waldo: I'm afraid that's impossible. Over the centuries many have tried, but they all perished on the razor reefs.
        David: How do you know that no one's ever made it.
        Mayor Waldo: Had you ever heard of Dinotopia before now?
        David: No.
        Mayor Waldo: Exactly.

      • Karl: If dinosaurs are so smart then how come they are doing all the manual labor?
        Marion: Dinosaurs take pride in their strength.
        Karl: Well they're still carrying us around on their backs.
        Marion: There's many things you can learn from a brachiosaurus.
        Karl: Oh yeah, like what?
        Marion: Like humility.

      • Karl: So how big is Dinotopia?
        Cyrus: Not that big, only a couple hundred miles across.
        Karl: Two hundred miles. How come we've never heard of it before?
        Cyrus: Well we are a bit cut off from the rest of the world.

    • NOTES (3)

      • This episode was nominated for four Emmy Awards in 2002 for "Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special", "Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special", "Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special" and "Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Non-Prosthetic)".

      • Also listed on MovieTome.com as Dinotopia.

      • This episode for the miniseries runs for approximately 2 hours.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • re: Bohemian Rhapsody

        Karl uses the Queen song's opening lyrics, "Is this real life or is it a fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality. Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see" as his Dinotopia graduation essay.