Walking with Dinosaurs

Episode 8

The Giant Claw

Aired Unknown Dec 30, 2002 on BBC
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The Giant Claw
Zoologist and adventurer Nigel Marven travels back in time on a prehistoric safari to find some of the most spectacular animals ever to live. On this adventure, Nigel travels to Cretaceous Mongolia to track down Therizinosaurus, a dinosaur with monstrous claws and an arm as long as a man is tall. While he tracks down this elusive "carnivore", Nigel meets a varity of dinosaurs that lived in this unique habitat, including some that even Nigel wants to avoid! When Nigel finally does encounter Therizinosaurus, it's nothing like he expected, and he has a close encounter with the "saurian" kind.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)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • NOTES (8)

      • The Discovery airing of this episode included a transitional scene in which Nigel "tears" a hole between the previous episode and the next.

      • Neither Kenneth Branagh nor Avery Brooks return to narrate this latest edition of the Walking with Dinosaurs series, or any of the other episodes. Along with the next four episodes, this episode is hosted by Nigel Marven.

      • Nigel Marvin notes that Tarbosaurus is a relative of Tyrannosaurus rex. While still considered a seperate genus today, Tarbosaurus has been classified as a species of Tyrannosaurus in the past.

      • This is the first program since the movie Jurassic Park to feature an antomically correct version of Velociraptor - at least in physical size. As seen, Velociraptor is in reality not a very large predator; barely coming up to Nigel Marven's knee. However, as we see, this doesn't make it any less dangerous!

      • The unnamed pterosaur flying around during the program is credited as Azhdarcho on the BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs website.

      • Featured Dinosaurs (in order of appearance): Saurolophus, Protoceratops, Velociraptor, Mononykus, Tarbosaurus, Therizinosaurus

      • When this episode aired in the United States, it was billed, along with Land of Giants as Chased by Dinosaurs.

      • This episode, along with Land of Giants and the three part Sea Monsters were released on one DVD as Chased by Dinosaurs.

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