Walking with Dinosaurs

Episode 9

Land of Giants

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Aired Unknown Jan 01, 2003 on BBC
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Land of Giants
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Zoologist and adventurer Nigel Marven travels back in time on a prehistoric safari to find some of the most spectacular animals ever to live. This time Nigel has traveled back 100 million years to Cretaceous South America, during the true time of the titans. Nigel is on the trail of the largest land animal ever to exist and manages to run into the biggest predator to ever stomp the land. Dodging giant, aggressive crocodiles, Nigel looks to capture the ultimate hunt.moreless

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    Avery Brooks

    Avery Brooks

    Narrator (U.S. version)

    Kenneth Branagh

    Kenneth Branagh

    Narrator (U.K. version)

    Andre Dussolier

    Andre Dussolier

    Narrator (French version)

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Nigel claims that Ornithocheirus was the largest pterosaur to ever fly the skies. At the time Nigel visits, it was, but the record is thought to be held by another pterosaur, Quetzalcoatlus.

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      • In the Discovery airing, the final scene was shown with static as the Suchomimus charged.

      • Evidence for a species of Iguanodon in South America comes from a set of fossilized footprints that have been found in southern Argentina.

      • Also the name of an episode in the follow-up series, Walking with Prehistoric Beasts.

      • While Sarcosuchus is best known from fossils from the Saraha Desert in Africa, some specimens have been found in Brazil.

      • This episode is appropriately named. Argentinosaurus is considered the largest land animal to ever live, and some scientists believe it was even bigger than the blue whale. Giganotosaurus is the largest known land carnivore ever discovered: estimates of its weight reach as high as twelve tons! Sarcosuchus is considered to be one of the biggest crocodilians to have lived.

      • Featured Creatures: (in order of appearance) unidentified Iguanodont, Argentinosaurus, Sarcosuchus, Pteranodon, Giganotosaurus, Ornithocheirus

      • When this episode aired in the United States, it was billed, along with The Giant Claw as Chased by Dinosaurs.

      • This episode, along with The Giant Claw and the three part Sea Monsters were released on one DVD as Chased by Dinosaurs.

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