Season 1 Episode 5

The Matriarch

Aired Unknown Dec 19, 2002 on ABC
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The Matriarch
The theft of a dinosaur egg during a special celebration sparks an incident with Le Sage and the Outsiders. It is discovered that a Chasmosaur egg has been switched with that of a T-Rex, which hatches and wreaks havoc at the dinosaur nursery.

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    Shiloh Strong

    Shiloh Strong

    David Scott (TV Series)

    Erik Von Detten

    Erik Von Detten

    Karl Scott (TV Series)

    Lisa Zane

    Lisa Zane

    Le Sage (TV Series)

    Sophie Ward

    Sophie Ward

    Rosemary Waldo

    Georgina Rylance

    Georgina Rylance

    Marion Waldo (TV Series)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • TRIVIA: This episode contains a brief cut of some footage from the mini-series, which shows some Brachiosaurs stomping the ground and a Stegosaurus slamming the dirt with its spiked tail.

    • QUOTES (10)

      • Marion: You don't know Le Sage.
        Rosemary: We don't know anything for sure.
        Marion: Come off it, Mum. It's exactly the kind of sick thing she likes to pull. She likes to ruin our festivals - it's kind of an outsider tradition.

      • Karl: Maybe they're just pissed because they weren't invited.
        Rosemary: We can't invite them. It would give them the pleasure of ridiculing us for thinking they'd be interested; or worse, they might show up.

      • Le Sage: Hi! I was just getting bored. (to Marion) Nice to see you again. I see you brought your pilot with you this time... fancy!

      • Le Sage: Let me tell you something. If I had an egg here, I would be enjoying an omelette right now.

      • Marion: Le Sage, I want it back!
        Le Sage: And I want poutier lips, but you can't have everything.

      • Hatchery Worker: We tried everything. He won't eat anything we give him.
        Rosemary: We can't give up. He's here now.
        Hatchery Worker: He just wants us. (shows her bandaged hands and missing fingers)

      • Marion: Why don't we put up a sign saying "Dinotopia - open to all pillages and abuse. Villains of all species welcome"?

      • Karl: You could have landed us inside, instead of out here in the boondocks.
        David: Are you kidding me? Do you know how loud Freefall's wings are?
        Karl: Yeah, then why don't you get one of your Skybax friends to design a whisper mode for them, or something?

      • Karl: It's gonna get worse. First it's moaning, then it's groaning, and I can't even tell you what this is going to do to their digestive systems. It's gonna get bad.

      • Karl: You know what? I think I kind of miss the other guy.
        Marion: Karl!
        Karl: What? There was something about him - something feisty. What do you think Zip? Should we make a swap?
        Zipeau: I don't think so.
        (26 gives an emphatic squeak)
        Marion: 26!
        Karl: What?! What did she say?
        Marion: Let's just say, the swap - not a good idea.

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    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Karl: I'm half expecting King Kong to come out of the trees.

        "King Kong" is a fictional giant gorilla, who first appeared in the 1933 film, and was followed by many sequels and remakes includes a 2005 one by director Peter Jackson. He originally lived on Skull Island, which was also inhabited by dinosaurs.

      • Karl: Do tell me more, Mr. Bond.

        This is a reference to Ian Fleming's "James Bond", a fictional spy, who has been portrayed in many films by actors such as Sean Connery and Pierce Bronsan. The character is an icon of the spy genre.

      • David: Do you know what you are doing?
        Karl: Yeah, we use these all the time back home in Sherwood Forest.

        Sherwood Forest is located in Nottinghamshire, England and is often mentioned with reference to "Robin Hood", a fictional swashbuckling outlaw of the medieval period. He and his band of merry men roamed Sherwood Forest robbing the rich and giving to the poor.